Silicon Valley Is Listening to Your Most Intimate Moments https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-12-11/silicon-valley-got-millions-to-let-siri-and-alexa-listen-in
US gets very upset when other countries launch successfull things. If it's not US it's evil.
Any goverment will be evil to other goverment.
The only true way to ensure our data is not being stolen is to have distributed free software everywhere.
adriconf currently relies on mesa to provide some of it's functionality. Unfortunately there is a bug that is only fixed in a more recent Mesa version (from 25 September).
If I switch to use this new mesa version, distributions using old mesa will break.
Oficially I'm only supporting flatpak, which already has the latest version.
Should I start to depend on the new version of mesa and possibly break distribution users?
I have shared it before but now I found the time to watch it through. This is such a great talk. Thanks @aral !! https://video.lqdn.fr/videos/watch/70f2128c-8c06-4cc4-8a5a-bf77e765c8fd
You can now watch my talk on the future of Internet regulation at the European Parliament yesterday on Peertube (@joinpeertube) thanks to @vincib
And here are my slides (which were on the screens but aren’t visible in the video):
Wow, just had the Pirates/Greens pick through my EU parliament presentation slides with a fine tooth comb in a phone call and try to get me to change what I’m saying so as not to criticise Facebook, etc. WTF?
Never had anyone try to censor what I say before. Of course I will speak my mind verbatim tomorrow and if anything this means I won’t be accepting any future speaking engagements at the EU parliament for these parties.
Just finished preparing my presentation for the European Parliament on Tuesday. I’m representing @Mastodon and small technology there on a panel to discuss the future of the Internet and I hope we can get the regulators to at least not fuck things up for our ethical alternatives.
My slides (not hugely meaningful without the narrative but in case you’re curious) are here:
Remind me again why I let you talk me into this, @Gargron? ;P
here's a very good writeup on why you shouldn't trust wikileaks https://micahflee.com/2019/01/lies-that-wikileaks-tells-you/
According to biologists, the function of zebras' stripes is to ward off insects. Based on that idea, a team of scientists painted zebra stripes on cows. This reduced the number of biting flies on the cows by more than 50%. https://realclearscience.com/quick_and_clear_science/2019/10/07/painting_zebra_stripes_on_cows_wards_off_biting_flies.html Applied evolutionary biology!