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2362. Volcano Dinosaur 

title text: Phylogeneticists are working on identifying and notifying its next of kin.

(xkcd.com/2362)
(explainxkcd.com/wiki/index.php
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We pay to Steam, Netflix, Amazon prime, Spotify. But not to Wikipedia, Archive.org, Librivox, Project Gutenberg, for our favourite Linux distro.

The huge asymmetry between corporate and community has not emerged naturally. It is a product of our choices of not supporting community oriented projects.

The short conveniences vs the long-term good. We always chose the former.

In face of surveillance capitalism, we must and must change.

"In short, federation distributes governance and cost, and can allow us to tackle challenges that we couldn’t overcome without it. The free software community needs to rally behind federation, because no one else will. For all of the reasons which make it worth doing, it is not rewarding for corporations. They would much rather build walled gardens and centralize, centralize, centralize — it’s more profitable!"

drewdevault.com/2020/09/20/The

I feel like Ben Eater while playing with these shift registers today

u/ForceBlades on Reddit about the TikTok ban

I strongly dislike the platform but next it could be Wikipedia and everyone will care. For that reason I have to care for this today.

maybe political 

Like I get that TikTok is dangerous, I would never ever use it, but the government shouldn't babysit people.

If it was a national security threat, ban all government employees and the military from using it, but why everyone. I know this is just purely an anti-China move, but how does one get away with saying 'national security' threat.

Tldr Personal safety problem not National problem IMO

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«We cannot have a society in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is if it's financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them.»

— Jaron Lanier

Google tracked his bike ride past a burglarized home. That made him a suspect.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/google-tracked-his-bike-ride-past-burglarized-home-made-him-n1151761

The history of Kdenlive in 3 minutes 30 seconds: What is it? When did it start? What challenges has it overcome? A fascinating look at how a major FLOSS project evolves.

peertube.mastodon.host/videos/

"If JavaScript libraries are proving costly, replace them with smaller alternatives. Lighthouse in Chrome now recommends smaller libraries that improve bundle size"

Great advice from the Chrome team! Now just need to add some Google alternatives! 👀

Replace Google Analytics/Tag Manager (45.7 KB of scripts) with the 45 times smaller Plausible Analytics (<1 KB script) for an instant boost in your page speed! 🚀

plausible.io/lightweight-web-a

Flash drives & other external hard drives are convenient tools to save & back up your files. But, what happens if you misplace them? Encrypting your external drives is critical to ensure no one gets unauthorized access to your private documents. Learn more about how to do this: protonmail.com/blog/usb-encryp

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