Fuck capitalism, colonialism and green imperialism.
"In Bolivia, the military, police, and right-wing extremists have carried out a coup against the elected government. They intend to remain in power by violently suppressing the country's indigenous and poor."
”What the [Bolivian] military is doing is a classic coup. It’s amazing that U.S. media outlets just explicitly refuse to call it a coup,“ says @firstname.lastname@example.org. https://interc.pt/2OahCZ4
Scammers deepfake CEO’s voice to talk underling into $243,000 transfer https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/09/05/scammers-deepfake-ceos-voice-to-talk-underling-into-243000-transfer/ (http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21536320)
"The crux of the plan is for the voice assistant to move from passive to proactive interactions. Rather than wait for and respond to requests, #Alexa will anticipate what the user might want. The idea is to turn Alexa into an omnipresent companion that actively shapes and orchestrates your life. This will require Alexa to get to know you better than ever before."
The ultimate goal of #SurveillanceCapitalism is manipulation of human behavior to profitable ends.
#BREAKING | Without deputies from the majority bank or quorum, Senator Jeanine Añez proclaims herself president of Bolivia.
#BoliviaGolpeEstado #EvoElMundoEstaContigo https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Jeanine-Anez-Appoints-Herself-President-of-Bolivia-20191112-0011.html
#Ethereum Studio is a new integrated development environment released today. Its purpose is to let developers get started building on Ethereum within minutes, with as little friction as possible.
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There was recently a lot of news about DNS over HTTPS. Some people say it's bad for privacy because it centralizes the DNS requests on Google, Cloudflare and Quad9.
Time to change that and run your own DNS over HTTPS server. I spend some time today in writing, documenting and arranging a small container setup to allow you to do this:
“We have already endured with much patience so far. Neither the Police nor the Army can get stained with the Bolivian people's blood." https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/President-Morales-Summoned-Opposition-Parties-to-Pacify-Bolivia-20191109-0004.html
Far-right President #JairBolsonaro threatened to cancel the license of Brazil’s largest TV network, Globo, accusing it of “villainous journalism.” https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Bolsonaro-Threatens-to-Cancel-Brazils-Largest-TV-Network-20191030-0006.html
Site.js and Pi
Yesterday, I released Site.js 12.8.0 which brings initial ARM support for Linux.
What that means is that it’s now easier than ever to get a static or dynamic (Node.js) web server up and running on a Raspberry Pi.
Have a Raspberry Pi lying around? Why not dust it off this weekend and have a play and learn how to create your own basic WebSocket-based chat app! ;)
Someday I hope all of our chips were fabbed by a hardware hacker down the street
Tutorial: Build a simple chat app with Site.js
I want to take you step-by-step through building and running a basic chat app using Site.js. It’s much easier than you think, so fire up a terminal window, grab your code editor, and let’s get started!
Adobe is deactivating all accounts in Venezuela.
"The cloud is the future" my ass.
Money is an abstraction to represent value. It's not a good abstraction, but it persists because the global economy is in a local minimum because the disadvantages of sharing information outweigh the advantages. An economy with sufficient incentives for economic agents to communicate their values directly without the abstraction layer would be more efficient, assuming the existence of an agreeable language for that communication
I could tag someone to provide details about valueflows, which is a grammar for that language, but that's probably more information than you want. The important thing to know is that the benefits of collectives aren't just for adversarial situations where we interface with capitalism. We have a basis for building economic networks that are competitive with capitalist business units comparable in size while being just to labor, community, and the environment
The issue is bringing trust-based networks up to scale with multinational corporations. This can happen, but folks are still working on the software support
My interest is in using games to replace discourse an evidence-based approach to economic, social, and political theory
New blog post!
Surveillance Capitalism and the Climate Crisis