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Horses were the original self-driving car
I'm looking for musicians that want to see their work featured in Funkwhale's demo instance. The work must be under a free licence as it will be shared publicly.
If you are interested, or know about interesting and free-licenced content, you can send me a download link to one or more albums so it can be included, either here or on https://code.eliotberriot.com/funkwhale/funkwhale/issues/149 :)
It would be really great if the tracks contained album covers as well, since it's missing from the current demo!
@hellpie Apple Marketing team Guy : This thin and light laptop has to be silent !
Engineer : But it has a powerful CPU, if it's not properly cooled, the machine will thermal throttle and in the long run that could damage the device
Guy :That's perfect, only turn on the fan when the machine is at 80°C so that it will die within 3 years and so the customer will buy the next generation
Assange will be handed over to the UK authorities this week https://theintercept.com/2018/07/21/ecuador-will-imminently-withdraw-asylum-for-julian-assange-and-hand-him-over-to-the-uk-what-comes-next/
The Fraud and the Four-Hour Workweek
Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Twitter Announce #DataTransferProject. Sounds too good to be true.
Loading common web pages without ad/tracking blocking (including browser-level tracking protection) and watching the network tab is honestly a surreal experience. Like observing a malignant force that wants to consume you, the consumer.
our Sean O'Brien on Facebook and privacy-respecting replacement @Mastodon, with an interview with @Gargron:
Google owns duck.com and points it directly at Google search
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News flash: if your business plan is to make a billion dollars while decentralising the world, you’re interested in making a billion dollars, not decentralising the world.
A decentralised world, by its very nature, has no place for billionaires.
The NYT article about linked from https://joinmastodon.org has some nice artwork at the top.
The writer Corey Doctorow is now on Mastodon here:
It's a verified account as shown here:
Let's make him welcome 🎉 , he's a long-time campaigner for open standards and copyright reform:
"Humans have a troubling tendency to be the anti-ant. Ants, individually, are stupid, but collectively intelligent. Humans, individually, are intelligent, but collectively stupid."
@h To paraphrase Melvin Kranzberg, technology is neither good, nor bad, nor is it neutral.
Key criteria: who owns and controls it?
It’s “smart” tech so who’s getter smarter about whom? If it’s decentralised – the Ai, data gathering, etc., is happening on our devices and is accessible only to us – then we (individuals) are getting smarter about ourselves. That’s great. Compatible with democracy.
In surveillance capitalism, corporations get smarter about us. That’s feudal.