It seems one can buy wifi enabled chips for less than $2 each. This would be cheap enough that one could maybe build a $5 wifi mesh network node, and get a bunch of people to distribute them all over the place.
Build the device so it can be plugged into any power socket, but provide passthrough so something else can be plugged into the device, to avoid hogging the socket.
Guerilla mesh networks? Maybe.
Forgot to mention the microphone we built into that smoke alarm, oops.
Anyone in North- or South-America reading this: would you be willing to help the #openstreetmap project by hosting a server?
The project needs additional "tile delivery servers" in the region to cope with the load, more details on the requirements here:
Google legit tried to leverage their control over Chrome to kill off ad blockers. Do people still think a Chromium monoculture would be good for the web?
Ad blockers are literally the only thing that keeps web browsers usable. If you try to claim that Google tried to kill off ad blockers in an honest attempt to improve web performance, all that tells me is that you think I'm stupid.
My wife and I are loving our new @Purism 's, but both our microphones died after about a month of use! No way we were going to send them overseas just for a microphone issue, so I decided to do some #DIY on the problem!
This press release from Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Omar, Pressley and Tlaib is FANTASTIC https://omar.house.gov/media/press-releases/joint-statement-reps-ocasio-cortez-omar-pressley-and-tlaib-fy-2019-government
"11/ Ultimately, I think these moves will sow the seeds of their own demise. We’ve seen what it’s like to have genuine free expression on the internet and we don’t want to turn the web into another cable news where Facebook, Google and Amazon become the new CBS, NBC and ABC."
Exodus.io wallet now supports segwit and bech32 addresses!
Bonjour, je m'appelle #FollowFriday 🎉
🛡️ @privacyint Privacy International: Long-established pressure group fighting for privacy as a human right
✉️ @protonmail ProtonMail: Official account for the privacy-centric email provider
🌐 @protonvpn ProtonVPN: VPN service from makers of ProtonMail
🖥️ @gentoo Gentoo: Official account for the Gentoo Linux distro
📚 @libreture Libreture: eBook storage service and DRM-free bookshop guide
BBC producer challenges narrative on Assad gassing Douma in 2018, says hospital scenes were staged
An inquiring BBC producer took a closer look at the 2018 “chemical attack” in Syria’s Douma, which ignited a media frenzy and a wave of US retaliatory strikes, and says much of the story was skillfully set up to inflame tempers. Read Full Article at RT.com
Privacy is not a science, it is a human right
My response to a dangerous turd of an article by Bart van der Sloot (co-founder of Amsterdam Privacy Week – sponsored by Palantir and Google – and docent teaching “Privacy and Big Data” at Tilburg University)
Mr. Sloot attempts to reframe privacy as a “science” and shame those who work to protect it for having a “pro-privacy agenda” & not being “neutral”. He also calls for “new rules” to disallow such biased behaviour.
From #Reddit #Bitcoin: El Chapo will most likely get LESS time than Ross Ulbricht. Let that sink in. https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/comments/aq935y/el_chapo_will_most_likely_get_less_time_than_ross/ #Bitcoin
Did you know there's an #opensource equivalent to Google Street View? It's called #OpenStreetCam, mapping the world's roads with dashcam images, and uses machine learning & computer vision to improve #OpenStreetMaps. It's easy to get started, so check it out and contribute today! All you need is a phone, a car, and a mount.
Recently, Telenav has partnered with Waylens to create customised cams to contribute with. This box just arrived over the weekend :) Happy mapping!