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Old stickies 

Since radtown's got the 5 stickies limit, here's some old crap I wrote;

Here's some shite about the awful compromise-fest that is smartphones;
radical.town/@Ephaemera/102627

Some gubbins about network-level decentralisation;
radical.town/@Ephaemera/103674

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Having been chatting in a thread about privacy on here, and the potential uses and use cases of EndToEndEncryption, it's probably worth mentioning;

E2EE Won't save us from ourselves.

If we trust recklessly, if we dox ourselves regularly, there is no "safety" that can be offered to us that ***we*** will not break.

I personally **want** E2EE on Masto, I want very much to be able to have a convo with just you and a couple of other people, and ***know*** that convo is just between us.
Right now we have to jump off to Riot or Telegram or Signal or Tox or whatever and it's a pain, and we lose track of whose on what, which convo is where, etc.

But the best designed cryptosystems won't and can't stop *us* from abusing them. A system can be saf ***er*** .

It can't be " ***safe*** ".

That's still on us.

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The problem with "Guillotine them";
If you need to, you can't.
If you *can*, you don't need to anymore.

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Ethical Source; Good, Actually. 

If you don't want your software ***that you are giving away for free*** used to promote and enact bigotry, violence and imperialism, then you have every right *and reason* to refuse licensing to entities that engage in those behaviours.

(Holy run-on sentence, Batman!)

If your software's worth using, people almost certainly *will* break the terms of your license, and it'd be delusional to expect otherwise.
You will probably *not* win every battle over this, even where you have a blunt instrument like the DMCA to wield.

FLOSS advocates will whine and moan about it, on "principal". Those "principals", however, are placing 1s and 0s above human health and life so it's probably only worth engaging sparingly, if at all.

uspol 

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The same people who bemoan "parasocial relationships" will leave the television on "for company" πŸ€”

I *still* don't know exactly what Blaseball is, but at this point I apparently can't read the word "Baseball" correctly anymore.

CSA, facebook 

"A BBCE investigation has revealed that 80 per cent of child abuse images it reported to Facebook were not removed.

Facebook responded to the allegations by requesting the BBCE send examples of the material to it, then reporting the team to the authorities for sending them."

wired.co.uk/article/facebook-c

So... about a century ago, there was a cartel that existed to fix not only the pricing and territories for lightbulb manufacturers, but also their individual lifetimes;

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phoebus_

This is about to be Exxon-Valdez times 6. Sixty million gallons of crude are slowly sinking right now.

Please read and boost the following post, sign the petition, and consider contacting your representative too if you can;

ecosteader.com/@emsenn/1050509

"The politicians made science political. It's only fair science should defend itself." - u/tahlyn - reddit permalink; 

uspol, taser shields, ACAB, qanon, twitlink 

So the makers of at least one brand of taser shield (fucking. *taser shield*) are **officially** qanon shitgoblins.

Twitlink with screencaps of "Compliant Technologies LLC" (because *of fucking course*) posting the WWG1WGA qanon hashtag.

JFC

twitter.com/sallutephilipe/sta

But like... what if all the alternate realities *are* converging right now?

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