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tooting into the void, but this is my first hour on .
Interested in distributed governance. How it works, how it breaks.

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We have a vacancy for a part time marketing lead. Do you want to help us to spread the word about the online meeting cooperative?

Check out job posting here:

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In case you missed it, you can create your own personal music and podcast streaming service through @nextcloud as detailed in this article:

It works with files on your server and podcast RSS feeds, with good mobile app support.

There are some limitations which I've gone through in the article, but overall growing your own alternative to Spotify is really fun! 🎧 🌱

#NextCloud #Streaming #Music #Podcasts #SelfHosting #GrowYourOwn #Spotify #Alternatives

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16 mutual aid activists in #Asheville "charged by the Asheville Police Department with felony littering have been indicted by a Buncombe County grand jury."

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Questions for scholars who study hate speech or hate communities:

How do you interact with and sample/archive this material safely from a tech perspective?

Also, how do you deal with the emotional distress from lurking these communities, reading their speech, interacting with them, &c?

Boosts appreciated.

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Any artist (preferably involved with the coop movement) who would be interested in drawing this for me?

The concept would be the same, but I would need to make a few versions with different texts.

Working on a project on how coops can resolve conflicts of interest in referral marketing.

I will prioritise those who have the time to do it asap.

Will pay.

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Yes, it was definitely a great idea to sync all passwords to people’s Google accounts while making encryption optional and requiring an explicit action to turn it on. 🙄

I’ve written about that a while ago…


#Cisco confirmed that it was hacked by the Yanluowang #ransomware gang after the hackers gained access to an employee's personal #Google account, which contained all the credentials synced by the victim's browser.


#hacking #malware #cybersecurity

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I'm really interested in this announcement from @laterpress, a creator publishing platform planning to bake in strong creator governance without formal equity sharing:

Can shared governance be meaningful in a for-profit corp w/o shared ownership?

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Visa and Mastercard suspend payments on PornHub advertisements, some discussion about expected effects

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@datatitian i think there was a linus tech tips video abt this type scam a while back, really scary tbh

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crackpot theory, don't take too seriously 

a decent amount of the Badness of race discourse is because of all of the children's entertainment that tried to Tackle Racism by shrinking it down to stories about individuals being mean to each other, thereby planting in the minds of many that the fundamental essence of racism is something you can make cartoon animals enact for 8 year olds. it would make people's angry cognitive dissonance over the concept of systemic oppression make so much more sense

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"If you think technology will solve your problems then you don't understand technology and you don't understand your problems."

-- Laurie Anderson

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☝️ This grant is to develop monitoring infra to measure the performance of the #IPFS/#libp2p Kademlia DHT from different vantage points in the IPFS network. It's denominated in FIL, but it's about €$10K

There's a bunch of other grants of interest to the independent decentralized network researcher on that site too.

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Believe it or not, I just saw somebody using one of those little free libraries

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"DAO governance attacks, and how to avoid them". Nice analysis. One could also tie voting power to tokens that are acquired through in-system "good" behavior rather than purchased.

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If your community/organisation/company is interested, I am keen to give on-line talks about #FrugalComputing, aka Low Carbon and Sustainable Computing.

Example topics are:

Frugal computing
On the need for low-carbon and sustainable computing and the path towards zero-carbon computing.

How to reduce the carbon footprint of your digital lifestyle

Frugal computing: developer perspective
On the need for low-carbon and sustainable computing and what developers can do about it.

But happy to discuss specific topics in this area.

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