I'm impressed with the concept of the Turris MOX openosource router (also their campaign video is pretty good): https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/turris-mox-modular-open-source-router-security-computers
The Restaurant Industry Ran A Private Poll On the Minimum Wage. It Did Not Go Well For Them.
The restaurant industry's own internal survey found huge support for raising the minimum wage, even if it meant a higher check.
The WHY in why Facebook (YouTube, Snap, Twitter, Et. al) are bad is so much more than their data policies or advertising it's that their entire existence is predicated on a LIE.
A lie so pervasive that almost the entire wold believes it.
That there service is "free" and that our contributions are not valuable.
When in fact there is nothing more invaluable than our time and attention, of which we are each given only a finite amount to spend.
Everyone is dunking on the Goldman Sachs curing-you-cuts-into-my-profits take, which is good.
Worth remembering, though: nearly all of us have been reared to believe some version of the same thing. Every day we make some move, judgment, or decision which says, "If this person or thing makes no money, it's has no inherent worth, in any way."
It takes conscious reminders, maybe even a damn mantra, to counteract this message which is all around us like air and sky.
Happy one year anniversary to #socialcoop! Big thanks to all those who made the original Medium article happen (https://medium.com/open-collective/social-coop-a-cooperative-decentralized-social-network-c10980c9ed91) that brought a lot of people to this instance. Proud of what we're building together. :)
A little lunch time web searching revealed Guido's take on the history of integer division in Python: http://python-history.blogspot.com/2010/08/why-pythons-integer-division-floors.html
US pol reulgators (+) Show more
It's not earth shattering, but I'm not used to US government regulators acting in the public interest. I'm somewhat shocked. Of course, sending letters is pretty much the least they could do.
"FTC Says 'Warranty Void If Removed' Stickers Are Bullshit, Warns Manufacturers They're Breaking the Law
Federal law says you can repair your own things, and manufacturers cannot force you to use their own repair services." https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/ne9qdq/warranty-void-if-removed-stickers-illegal-ftc
Relatedly, those working in tech may find this interview in #Jacobin (a democratic #socialist magazine) useful. It gives some background on the unionizing efforts at #Lanetix (which resulted in mass firings and a labor dispute) & ideas/links that may be helpful for those hoping to mobilize tech co-workers:
covers why a #newpypi codebase is necessary, what's new, what features are going away, and what to expect in the near future.
"Does The Internet Route Around Damage in 2018?"
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