"There were at least four meetings between the main funder of the campaign and the Russian government. There are reasonable grounds to believe there were many more"

[Liar (acc. to the judge)] Arron Banks almost crushed me... - @carolecadwalla theguardian.com/uk-news/commen

Grappling with decentralisation and governance in an increasingly difficult legal environment, ongoing discussion:

"The question is how does humanity articulate those questions, and demands? That is the problem to be solved." Jim Collinson, MaidSafe.


"The problem is viewing growth of capital as an ends and not a means. If we do not demand that our systems maximize the well-being of humans and the environment which sustains us, then all is lost."

has been eating the world for centuries: Capitalism thoughtinfection.com/2014/04/1

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@happybeing DDG uses Bing, Startpage uses Google. Nobody else can afford to run a full internet index.

The recent DDG Microsoft tracking hubbub is concerning the DDG browser, not the search engine.

Use Firefox or Brave, use uBlockOrigin, use a VPN, use Cloudflare DNS (, delete Facebook.

To use Startpage search in Firefox:

Settings > Search > Other > Add

Use Search string:


Having learned we can't trust Duck Duck Go what to use? See replies to thread below.

TL;DR: Startpage with EU servers


"But drinking wasn't limited to Fridays. One former official describes turning up at work in No 10 often to find "A mess! There were bottles, empties, rubbish - in the bin, but overflowing - or indeed sometimes left on the table."" bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-615

Fascinating update this week announcing Safe Labs and explaining how Node Age protects against Sybil attacks. safenetforum.org/t/update-may-

A digital cash Big Bang is coming, on : "Once the network launches for real, the genesis DBC will be reissued and subdivided and spread across the firmament. The best mechanism for this distribution is what we’re looking into now." safenetforum.org/t/update-5-ma

A unique situation, weeks of Russian soldiers living with a devastated Ukrainian family opened their eyes and gives us all insight and hope:

"Irina seemed to believe that all she had done was survive, but she & her family had done far more. Zelensky... and the Horbonoses, through their remarkable dialogue with their Russian enemies, had shown us how this war could actually end" by twitter.com/peterpomeranzev theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/

Musk didn't buy Twitter he bought us: our attention, data, thoughts, fears, interests, allegiances, connections, private messages and..

..more importantly he bought the ability to inspect and control all of that.

He paid about $200 for each of us.

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Safe Network takes a big step towards: "Membership has now been integrated into the Safe Network. This is the culmination of an epic slog by the whole team and it represents a major milestone" 👏

And a new era for Digital Bearer Certificates explained:

Tory government turns a proud, diverse, prosperous Britain into a petty third world, asset stripped kleptocracy.

> Women in England’s poorest areas die younger than in most OECD countries theguardian.com/society/2022/a

A good start to the day, a young sculler, her coach and a handful of boaters saved a deer from drowning in the canal.

@otso yeh, first week in a while. We're waiting for a build with a new bugfix and features.

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