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What if we could create a single server "cloud", to which anyone could contribute storage and processing power? All accounts exist in that "cloud", rather than on any given droplet within it. There could be multiple ways of contributing; dedicated VPS, desktop apps contributing processing power when connected, mobile apps when plugged in and on unmetred data, SETI@home style tools that contribute unused timeslice etc. My understanding of #HoloChain is that this is their goal. (2/2)
This Deep Adaptation crowdfunder is well worth supporting... last day!
Join GNOME in their fight against a patent troll.
Watched this video about #Mastodon 3.0 by @geotechland and apparently mastodon now supports moving accounts and taking your followers with you?! That's really a game changer imo.
Also, doing the soundcloud thing for music uploads is pretty cool as well!
NordVPN Hacked, cover up Show more
NordVPN experienced a security breach when one of their data centers exposed a private key and an outside (unidentified) party retrieved it. The breach happened in March of 2018 and wasn't discovered until a few months ago.
Nord is only now commenting on it because Tech Crunch found the white hat hacker report detailing the breach and called them out on it. https://techcrunch.com/2019/10/21/nordvpn-confirms-it-was-hacked/
This isn't Nord's only issue. Cancel your subscription and switch to someone else.
Got an old Acer laptop out of the cupboard, installed #MXLinux in 10 mins, all works out of the box. Tried to put Windows10 on it, several hours later gave up, no driver exists for display or wifi. Ridiculous.
Nos recordamos que el primer número de DNI fue el de Franco:
"El número uno se lo adjudicó para sí mismo Francisco Franco Bahamonde. El segundo llevaba el nombre de su mujer, Carmen Polo y Martínez Valdés. Para su hija Carmen Franco y Polo fue a parar el número tres. Del cuarto al noveno han quedado vacantes. Del 10 en adelante y hasta el número 99 se bloquearon para la Familia Real Española. El número 10 se le asignó al rey Juan Carlos I... El número 13 quedó sin usar debido a la superstición"
Ursula K Le Guin, Earthsea, BBC audiodramas, ~8hrs total Show more
A Wizard of Earthsea (2009) https://archive.org/details/awizardofearthsea ~2hrs, 4MP3 files ~30 mins each
Earthsea, seasons 1 & 2 (2015) https://archive.org/details/earthsea ~6hrs, 12 MP3 files ~30mins each
Paul Krafel -
"Hope because we are discovering that we have the power to change the environment. If previous generations had been asked whether they had the power to change the environment, they would have said “no” (if they could even understand what the question meant). But we now know we have the power. True, we discovered this by destroying the environment. But now we know we have the power."
P2P Accounting for Planetary Survival.
"today’s widespread obsession with smart contracts, platform capitalism and economies of scale... only serve to reinforce last century’s dominant and extractive modes of production. Instead, dive into this report and discover the possibilities of Ostrom contracts, platform cooperativism and economies of scope... the seeds of a generative commons-based economy that is fit for the 21st century’s social and ecological challenges."
Some Chromebooks mistakenly declared themselves end-of-life last week
When your Chromebook or Chromebox approaches its built-in expiration date, it will warn you that it's time to go buy a new device entirely. Not long after that, it will refuse to apply any further security or feature updates. In addition to leaving users vulnerable to unpatched security exploits, this means that constantly evolving services such as Gmail will eventually stop working entirely.
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