Really nice article by @ntnsndr on the possibilities of coops in the digital space (and what they’re already achieving).
Quality rather than unnecessary growth; data privacy; federation rather than centralization; harnessing ideas like blockchain for trust; and funding new ventures through cooperative means. Exciting times. (h/t @Matt_Noyes)
@nev to the tune of Dolly Parton's "Jolene"
John Deere, John Deere, John Deere,
I'm begging of you please don't take my machine
John Deere, John Deere, John Deere,
Please don't take it just because you can
Your Hardware is beyond compare,
But your software just isn't fair
Your IP is killin' me I fear
Your tractors are quite the thing
But gettin' spares is a wallet pain
No-one can compete with you John Deere....
"In the news people in other cultures seem stranger than they are.
We visited 264 families in 50 countries and collected 30,000 photos. We sorted the homes by income, from left to right."
What do you think where on the dollar street you are?!
Mr. Smith Goes to Washington Show more
I had checked this movie out from the library and just watched it tonight with my spouse. Neither of us had ever seen it before. It was surprisingly riveting. Jimmy Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains, and Edward Arnold we're all great in their roles. The topic seemed surprisingly modern despite being set in 1939. Praise for the film, but condemnation for the country, I suppose.
RISC-V processor with linux capabilities!
If you form an exclusive club around how people walk, are you gaitkeeping?
jesus 😲 what an American story.
Lottery winner dies weeks after cashing in $1 million scratch-off ticket
'..."I'm probably going to go get a new truck and I don't know probably go on vacation," Savastano said.
The plans also included a trip to the doctor, because he couldn't afford to go previously.
"He was self-employed," said Danielle Scott, who works at the store where he bought the winning ticket. "He didn't have insurance, he hadn't been feeling good for a while, I guess, and when he got the money he went into the doctor."
The news wasn't good. He learned he had stage four cancer...'
The punk rock internet – how DIY rebels are working to replace the tech giants
“I got into the web because I liked the democracy of it,” says Kalbag, who has just published a book titled Accessibility for Everyone… “I want to be able to be in a society where I have control over my information, and other people do as well … I think we have to have technology that serves everybody – not just rich, straight, white guys.”
You can have a pick-and-place on your desktop for under $3k:
I’m nowhere near needing this but it’s so cool to know it exists if I’m ever ready.
More begging: does anyone know a way to get the list of default-installed packages for Fedora and openSUSE (desktop versions)?
Ubuntu publishes that on the web intentionally; I haven't found a way to determine it for most other large distros....
The Git project and Conservancy mourn the passing of Shawn Pearce https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2018/jan/30/shawn-pearce/
Anyone know a good explainer about how to comply with FOSS licenses when combining code from multiple other projects?
US internet infrastructure Show more
An example of the sorts of laws that the telecom industry would like to pass in the wake of roll back of title II (I'm sure this is just one example). Basically, if they can make absurd profits with little risk, municipalities must let them and even facilitate it. If not, then socialize the risk, but privatize the profit. The San Jose Mayor was not amused and resigned from the committee working on the proposed model laws for states: https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/01/fcc-broadband-committee-wants-to-restrict-publicly-owned-networks/
My Pacemaker Is Tracking Me From Inside My Body Show more
From the Atlantic and via cyborg lawyer Karen Sandler: "Cloud-connected medical devices save lives, but also raise questions about privacy, security, and oversight."
TFW you see somebody has started a project that you've only managed to think about for a long while... for the thousandth time... *sigh*
I hadn't realized Tim Berners-Lee's mom was also a computer scientist. Thank you internet! 😂 RIP Mary Lee Berners-Lee https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jan/23/mary-lee-berners-lee-obituary #maryleebernerslee