i really like this idea: "The Long Leaf Pine Slate raises funds for strong Democratic candidates challenging vulnerable GOP-held seats in the North Carolina General Assembly."
grass roots, local, an important state that needs help recovering from decades of corruption
"If people's basic needs were met through socialism, nobody would ever choose to work!"
Kid, there's people who saved up their entire lives to retire, and never have to work again
Who then choose to spend their retirement doing unpaid menial labor for the public library
People generally WANT to work, to feel accomplished from Doing Stuff
They just want to get to do work they choose to do willingly, for reasonable amounts of time, without the threat of starvation looming over them
a friend got to talk at the "safe mode" defcon this year and it's really great!
an entertaining description of finding out just how insecure and untrustable "iot" cams are, and what exactly they're doing
yall, for bizcat, i think i can fit cyrillic upper & lower into the same 256 span as latin, by only removing pointless corporatisms like (c) (r) and TM...
i do not know or speak a slavic language so i'm particularly unsuited for this... does anyone know a cyrillic native who could give (harsh is ok) feedback on whether this is a workable retro 80s font? and what to fix?
mozilla / general pessimism
that is: the web is exactly as fucked as it was yesterday, the writing on the wall is just slightly better lit.
well, then what? you quite reasonably ask. what are we supposed to do about this?
as i would have said yesterday: i have absolutely no idea, apart from laying low and building tiny network enclaves for your friends & family where possible.
this latter model is, probably not coincidentally, much of how i'm thinking about the world generally now.
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