One day, when my older PC dies, I'll move this laptop to be it and upgrade to the 13th. https://guides.frame.work/Guide/13th+Gen+Intel+Core+Upgrade+Overview/170
This man is pushing the kind of laws used back in the 1800s and early 1900s into current day. What's not really peeped on is this is focusing on China but serves as a basis towards anyone he deems as not in the interest of the State, like Cuba and Venezuela. That can expand as more regions are rejecting America's narratives. https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/3994861-desantis-signs-bill-that-will-ban-chinese-citizens-from-buying-land-in-florida/
https://gizmodo.com/chatgpt-openai-ai-contractors-15-dollars-per-hour-1850415474. People at Microsoft and OpenAI need to strike.
Two pieces from BlackMenBuild that I'm glad to see:
If I say that Black communities need to do more gatekeeping, there's going to be someone who's going to make it into a case of "self-segregation". And frankly, yeah. There's a lot of shit that people do not need to know about Black people (because it always gets turned into something that can be monetized). There are things that do need to be said, but Black liberal media avoids it a lot (because it needs to keep its sad alliance to patriarchal white supremacy — which is still blowing my mind to this very day) and well-off Black folks don't try to even publicly advocate for works that run counter to the things they claim to be against.
Hence Black capitalism.
I need some tips for making ePubs. There's material I have in PDFs but they're horrible for digital reading on the go because of the lack of reflow support, heavier due to embedded fonts (most of the time) and tbh, because it's mostly a binary format (ePubs are too but they're like an archive). I kinda put ePubs up there with SQLite databases.
Anyway, I want to turn the book of https://telekommunisten.net/the-telekommunist-manifesto/ into one that's a bit easier to read on smaller devices.
The government is getting more and more aggressive about protecting IP in the States, but does nothing w.r.t to China because they can't afford to threaten their relationship with one of their biggest manufacturing places.
Why I Retired my Webmention Server
OpenAI (née Microsoft, again, follow the fucking money) is forcing its way into as many products as possible. This has to be some kind of "moat" situation with no acknowledgements of the harms of these tools. It's irresponible at this point. The thing in Sentry is https://docs.sentry.io/product/issues/issue-details/ai-suggested-solution/
Okay now even Sentry has OpenAI in it as part of an "experiment" to help fix issues. Again, if I'm working on something sensitive, I do NOT want this being fed into some service, especially with all the shit wrong with the service itself.
AI and these generative tools are being shoved down our throats at this point.
So I'm seeing https://fiatjaf.com/ab1127fb.html pop up on my reader and of course, I got comments.
No serious competitor is likely to step in and build serious apps using a protocol that is directly controlled by Bluesky.
None has to; bridges can be made that makes them more viable. And again, let's be honest. We live in a society that puts celebrities, politicians and brands on a pedestal. BlueSky (the company) is not against that, and we have seen no shortage of the ilk on there. As far as my views goes, I'm not going to also balk at the current state of affairs, especially given how social media is designed today.
They decided to adopt this method as a placeholder until someone else doesn’t invent the impossible alternative that would provide all their desired properties in a decentralized manner
This isn't impossible per se. And nor is BlueSky seemingly interested that deeply in it. They made it clear that this flagship was meant to be centralized to iron — no, they can read on their own.
[..] other things that are typical of centralized networks and can’t be reliable or exact on truly open networks (like Nostr)
NGL, I stopped reading here. Deeming Nostr as the bastion of the solution when it avoids any sort of moderation by design (the last time I checked, especially since it preaches its anti censorship mantra with no mention of individual content protections) is enough for me to not take this seriously.
The World Workers' Party denounces white vigilantism with regard to Jordan Neely. https://www.workers.org/2023/05/70760
A political party that can explicit name the causes of these events is a party that I can have a sense of common understanding with.
In the spirit of civil disobedience and protest, people stood up and were demanding justice for Jordan Neely in the subways. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UviieCwwmRU&feature=youtu.be
On birdsite (through a proxy for your privacy): https://nitter.net/ScooterCasterNY/status/1654974675682721798#m
It's not lost on me how much of these blocklists contain so many proxies to IPFS content. I'm always afraid to think how much dark content is moving through those systems, how much I'm unintentionally peering (because IPFS Desktop doesn't have a "confirm if you want to seed" option). I don't even think that's something that would be considered AFAICS.
Here we go. https://github.com/StevenBlack/hosts
I'm looking for this repository on GitHub that had a script one could use to block a bunch of domains via a hosts update. Don't want to use a VPN for something I can do locally. Does anyone know of one? It's something that could be used in uBlock origin.
A bit long (I like ~15 minute long podcasts), this is speaking about the very likely collapse of the "economy" as more banks silently fail and the federal government is trying to shy away from that fact. https://soundcloud.com/thesocialistprogram/first-republic-bank-rescue-secret-collusion-between-the-government-and-wall-streets-biggest-banks
The State needs to pay any and all of his expenses for as long as he was unjustly held by them. Ugh. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/mar/15/florida-man-serving-400-year-sentence-freed-exonerated. Don't know how I'm just seeing this but it's probably to keep the blood pressure low.
Whew, this is annoyingly relatable:
It’s just odd because it’s written almost as though we were trying to organize a company that wasn’t already unionized. Like, we’re all already in the union, man.