"Rents charged at such rates – far beyond the costs of capital and maintenance – are, in these circumstances, a form of private taxation, levied by the rich on the poor. The penalty for failing to pay this tax is arguably greater than the penalty for failing to pay taxes owed to the state: eviction and homelessness. People say “I work for Tesco” or “I work for Deliveroo”, but the reality for many is that they work for their landlord."
Version 0.1908.23 just released with improvements to the Connections tab:
🔷 Show new pubs as staged instead of autoconnecting
🔷 Improve how connections are scheduled
☑️ Bug fix: update avatar of newly connected server
The Burning of the Amazon, in 7 Maps and Graphs https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/08/amazon-rainforest-fire-map-burning-bolsonaro-deforestation-map/596605/
I'm pleased to announce the v1.0.0 release of Hometown, my Mastodon fork! It's up to date with Mastodon v2.9.3, and unique features include:
- Local only posting
- Full support for rendering incoming `Article` posts from federated blogs like Write.As
- "Exclusive" lists that let you follow someone without clogging up your home timeline
For more info, including rationale for each new feature, check out our wiki:
And the release itself is here:
China prepares its 'nuclear option' in trade war
As the trade war continues to escalate, China is becoming increasingly active in Iran and is considering retaliating with what has long been described as the country’s ‘nuclear option’. Read Full Article at RT.com
On this episode of Libre Lounge, Chris and Serge announce their new projects DataShards, a collaborative secure communication system!
If you use Firefox or Chrome, we developed an easy way you can help people bypass censorship.
Our Snowflake extension turns your browser into a proxy that connects Tor users in censored regions to the Tor network. https://snowflake.torproject.org/
Money Button CEO is a strong Bitcoin SV advocate, but he's had to indirectly admit the big block nodes are a big boys only affair after their node crashed due to being under-powered:
"Our new instance will cost thousands of dollars per month to operate. As blocks continue to get larger and we have to upgrade the instance many times, this cost will balloon"
Found this Kickstarter for a DRM-free, fully open-source (hardware and software) eReader. Also designed to be waterproof and easily repairable.
NVIDIA Starts Publishing GPU Hardware Documentation To Help Open-Source Drivers https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NVIDIA-Open-GPU-Docs
Skype, Slack, other Electron-based apps can be easily backdoored
A method using freely available tools for people to form an agreement amongst themselves which is digitally signed by all participants and provably signed at a particular time.
Do you want to see spam and hate speech off the Fediverse? Think there must be a better way than continuing to click Mute and Block all the time?
On this episode of Libre Lounge, Chris and Serge talk about the work they're doing to protect the Fediverse from Spam, Scams and Online Harasment.
Human brains outdated? This ‘inventive’ AI making abstract art just filed for two PATENTS
A team of academics has filed two patents on behalf of an artificial intelligence program, which they say is the real brains behind their inventions. The development could disrupt intellectual property law the world over. Read Full Article at RT.com