It's not about AMP affecting ranking; it's about AMP affecting _placement_.

Many publishers DID in fact implement AMP because it was the _only_ way to get into the carousel at the top of the results, and for no other reason.

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@aral I missed listening to the live stream, but I was able to watch the recording at

@laura : It was a good talk, and I'm glad I had a chance to catch up on it. Thank you!

@bob 10X engineers do exist and put their team members through a lot of suffering. I've seen entire teams resign and startups fail because of a single 10X engineer.

I am using this definition of 10X enigneer

System Update with Glenn Greenwald - The Full Snowden Interview

This was recorded on April 4, 2020. Edward Snowden proposed a contact-tracing solution that is very similar what was suggested by the CCC and implemented in Germany.

Elsevier rant, long, f-word 

Elsevier now confirms the submission of the copyright form¹ by sending you an E-mail with an HTML attachment called Order Confirmation.html. What’s inside? A two-section document, the second section having the title “Order Confirmation” and, among others, the fields: “Order number” and “Order date”.

Fuck you Elsevier! I’m not buying shit, I’m publishing a fucking paper!

Some colleagues refuse submitting or reviewing papers to Elsevier journals. As an early career researcher, I find it difficult to do because I have multiple colleagues exploited by Elsevier, and I do need to maintain good karma in my relationship with them. However, since interacting with this “publisher” gets worse and worse over time, I am seriously considering losing some karma points.

¹ Publishers in academia very often ask us to waive some of our rights over the article to them so that they can freely handle the profit they get from selling our works to the libraries of our own institutions. We, the authors, are paid nothing for our work. We, the reviewers, are paid nothing for our work. We are supposed to be just happy with the fact that our articles get “published” behind paywalls and with lots of restrictions prohibiting us from actually sharing our papers freely.

More than 15 years ago, Onion Service (at the time named Hidden Service) saw the light of day. From today (July 2nd), the Internet has around 16 months to migrate from onion services v2 to v3 once and for all. ⏰

Read more:

IMPORTANT: Synapse 1.15.2 is a security release with fixes for two separate problems. Upgrade now and read more at

#fdroid server tools will remove the old .txt metadata file support in the next major release (2.0).

If you are a fdroid repository operator you should migrate to .yml metadata files.

You can do so right now by running:

`fdroid rewritemeta --to yml`

@pintoch @nicksellen "federation is hard" is repeated often but people often ignore that building services at a large scale requires solving most of the federation problems anyways - but internally, within a company infrastructure - in order to provide geographical sharding and resilience, rolling deployments and more.

Here’s the video of my talk “Beyond surveillance capitalism: alternatives, stopgaps, Small Web, and Site.js.” from Creative Mornings Istanbul on Friday.

Edited to fix the audio sync issue, add captions, chapters, and links to all the mentioned tools, etc.

Enjoy + please share! :)

@freedcreative People have filed requests under the Right to Information Act. We will either know the reason soon or the ban will be revoked.

They were recently blocking a lot of Chinese apps. Maybe DDG is collateral damage. An earlier attempt to block porn websites resulted in blocking by mistake. 🤷‍♂️

P2P e-commerce with logistics handled by the national postal service.

Hi fellow tooters! Any recommendations for tools to auto-delete my toots after 7 days, as I do with TweetDelete on Tw*tter? I’ve also stopped mirroring my tweets and RTs to this account — is that what people here generally prefer? (I’m still sending toots to Tw*tter for now :)

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