Great to see that GNOME joins the initiative to develop a complete free and privacy respecting phone. https://www.gnome.org/news/2017/09/gnome-foundation-partners-with-purism-to-support-its-efforts-to-build-the-librem-5-smartphone/
#podcast "How Climate Will Evolve Government and Society: Kim Stanley Robinson" Show more
In this talk hosted by the Long Now Foundation, Robinson quickly ties environmental problems directly to our economics. From there he goes on to describe one way we might spur change in our economic policies by creating a crisis. I have my doubts, but it is thought provoking, and he certainly succinctly present the problems and weaknesses of our current neoliberal economics. http://podcast.longnow.org/interval/redirect/interval-020160510-robinson-podcast.mp3
This is the second Amazon fulfillment center to be announced for the Portland area, and the third for Oregon, in about three months. I'm beginning to regret all those book and CD purchases I made oh so long ago. Perhaps I shouldn't be, but I am concerned that this will be yet another wave of wiping out "local" businesses. http://www.oregonlive.com/business/index.ssf/2017/09/amazon_to_open_north_portland.html
@cwebber I can't add much to everything that has already been said, but I will say two things that I don't hear much talk about in these DMCA discussions. (And I apologize if this OT.) First, I believe it is possible to support the creation of so-called premium content in a world without either DRM or DMCA. Second, even if that were not true and all the companies that produce premium content today went out of business, humanity would be okay. (I'd argue we would even be better off.)
@impiaaa @Gargron The DRM is not standardized. Only EME is standardized. The DRM is implemented with different proprietary extensions. It is still possible that people might produce DRM content that is exclusive to one browser or to a particular OS. I guess we'll see whether they do that or not, but the potential exists.
This is big: W3C DRM appeal fails, votes kept secret.
"W3C DRM appeal fails, votes kept secret"
TIL Even minor hamstring tears result in some amazing looking bruises.
@maiki One last thought, although I think topical places are important and interesting, I don't think every place should be dedicated to topics. I've greatly enjoyed being exposed to others' thoughts and experiences (like yours) on all these different platforms, and I certainly don't want to lose that. Grasping for an analogy, maybe these more general places would be more like salons or pubs? In a way, my list of people I follow is like a personal pub. I guess the category could be "public".