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Giving up on staying awake. Stage 1 landed OK on the drone ship.

Happy Independence day!

May we live up to the highest ideals of our Founding Fathers.

This image from fsfe.org is so true...

If you don't have the freedom to say no, that's an area where you don't have freedom.

You cannot have a free market without freedom.

Therefore, any product or service that is non-optional is probably not a good choice for free market planning.

The thought process of "If you don't like something, don't complain, still buy it, support the company cos it's nice for them to even make us stuff in the first place" 

They're a business. Your money sways the direction they take. People complain so the company learns what to create. The culture of "buy it anyways to support devs" is why we get stuff people don't actually want. 

We Are Updating Our Occult Privacy Policy

At some point in the last few years, we have:

) Viewed you through a scrying pool and/or mirror
) Crafted a double of you from blood and willpower and used it to manipulate your moods and actions and/or
) Sunk into a dark liquid pool, then rose again to the surface but the surface was your eyes, through which we saw all you saw, thought as you thought, as intimate as breath.

Due to new legislation, now we have to ask:
Can we keep doing all that?

This XKCD piece on the GDPR today is brilliant! - xkcd.com/1998/

i'm really loving the "go away" gdpr strategy

internet ads are like magazine ads, except they can sometimes watch everything you do and break your computer.

and somehow they expect us to believe this is a totally normal thing and business as usual

Today in We Fucking Told You So: a couple's Amazon Alexa turned itself on automatically, recorded their conversation, and sent it to one of their contacts.

bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

I'll do a series of updates about a book I'm reading - "Inventing The Future, Postcapitalism and a World Without Work" by Nick Srnick and Alex Williams

Promise that it'll get to the tech angle. The authors are demanding full automation!

At least has 3rd party security audits and holds themselves accountable for issues and patches them quickly every time.

Keep your stuff up to date and don't give up on literally some of the best efforts for and we're gonna get. Also, all of these scary Signal security news posts are for the desktop app. Signal for phone, so far as I've read, hasn't had any major problems recently.

Sanrio, Best known for Hello Kitty, has brought us Retsuko, a mild mannered red panda accountant, who is secretly Metal AF.

This is the best thing all week.

polygon.com/2018/5/8/17321016/