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Hello social.coop people,

I'm Alfonso, connecting from the Pyrenees, the mountains in the south of France.

I'm a developer and architect interested in to build free digital ecosystem attached to territories.

Here in the Pyrenees, i've co-founded Lab Place, a maker and co-working space in a little village lab.place

I also take part in the international network Civicwise civicwise.org

En vez de irnos a #Benidrone de vacaciones nos quedamos con nuestros mejores #fans para hacer el #PAN18

Nos estrujamos la mollera reflexionando sobre los orígenes del ciberespacio. Además de nuestra clásica #Feeds&Chips Hablamos de los conceptos de #ciberguerra y #ciberpaz con Javi Herrera, y traemos los temas más candentes en #MeméticaAvanzada.

No nos hemos ido a #Benidrone de vacaciones sino que hemos hecho el programa con nuestros mejores fans, y os traemos el #PAN18:

Reflexionamos sobre la historia del ciberespacio, charlamos con Javi Herrera sobre #ciberguerra y #ciberpaz, Memética Avanzada.

elsaltodiario.com/post-apocali

A note: don’t take this enthusiasm as any sort of endorsement of modern ThinkPads. They’re garbage, like every other modern laptop. The point at which this happened is debatable, but barely none of the parts of the latest ones are replaceable without replacing the whole computer.

Things I can upgrade/customise one at a time in my laptop, relatively cheaply:

• Screen
• Memory
• Keyboard
• Battery
• Motherboard / processor
• Case

Hell, you can gradually work your way to a whole different computer, Ship of Theseus style. But you don’t _have_ to. You can change only the bits that matter to you, and the parts that you’re done with will be useful to somebody else!

If you’re not in my particular niche communities, you might not know about the community that exists around old ThinkPad laptops. But I’m going to tell you about it, because I think it’s awesome!

ThinkPad laptops from years ago are enduringly popular, because they have great support from free software, and they’re extremely repairable.

Not only are new or used parts extremely easy to come by, people are even designing new parts for these old machines, so you can upgrade rather than replace!

People will combine parts from different laptops to create a “FrankenPad” that’s their favourite combination of different things.

I love this so much because rather than wait for some capitalists to deliver on their greenwashed promise of “modular” computing if we first buy their totally custom thing and hope they don’t go out of business, we’ve de facto standardised on computers that ALREADY exist, and can be obtained fairly cheaply.

The slow science manifesto
"We are scientists. We don’t blog. We don’t twitter. We take our time. Science needs time to think. Science needs time to read, and time to fail. Science does not always know what it might be at right now" slow-science.org/

If it is public money, it should be public code as well. I support this call for more public code under a Free Software licence: publiccode.eu/

Do you hate your Internet Service Provider? Do you hate your Email Provider?

We'll help you send them a GDPR Data Access Request designed to waste as much of their time as possible. They are legally required to respond to your request within 30 days! 🔥

shipyourenemiesgdpr.com/

"Before implementing a captcha, it’s worth considering if one is necessary to begin with."

"The comment form of my blog is protected by what I refer to as “naive captcha”, where the captcha term is the same every single time. This has to be the most ineffective captcha of all time, and yet it stops 99.9% of comment spam."

kevv.net/you-probably-dont-nee

v @ekaitz_zarraga

Alternative narratives visualization archive
Modes of access and tools to manipulate data have brought marginalized actors to collaboratively create alternative narratives to those delivered by dominant power structures
alternative-narratives-vis-arc

Hierarchy Is Not the Problem... It’s the Power Dynamics medium.com/the-tuning-fork/hie words like “non-hierarchical”, “self-managing” and “horizontal” are kind of vague codes, pointing to our intention to create healthy power relations

La prochaine édition du Toulouse HackerSpace Factory, sera entre le 30 mai et le 2 juin. L'appel à participation ets déjà ouvert (et jusque le 15 mars) thsf.net/

How Can You Decide Which VPN To Trust? m.slashdot.org/story/352758A January investigation by the site Top10VPN found that more than half of the top 20 free VPN apps on the iOS and Android app stores either have Chinese ownership or are based in China. That's all the more suspicious given that China officially banned VPNs last year. The concern: If China is allowing them to continue operating, it could be because they're sharing data on their users with the Chinese government.

I really like this digital services obituary site by IndieWeb: "Site deaths are when sites go offline, taking content and permalinks with them, and breaking the web accordingly. Site deaths are one of the big reasons why you should own your own identity and content on the web" indieweb.org/site-deaths

Google is projected to bring tens of thousands of jobs to San Jose, California. And Mayor Sam Liccardo says the company agreed to fees on development to help fund affordable housing.
n.pr/2DN9EzT

Calling all #Fediverse admins of instances in the #EU. The #CopyrightDirective is coming, we need to show the MEPs how massively the EU Internets will be affected.

We are preparing a list of all EU-based #Pleroma, #Mastodon, #GNUSocial, #Peertube, #Funkwhale, and any other instances.

Please *contact me*. All I need is the domain name, which EU Member State it's located in, and the rough topic of the instance. Approximate user count welcome, but not necessary.

Please help. This is important.

The City of the Future Is a Data-Collection Machine voragine.net/link/the-city-of- about the plan for Quayside Toronto by Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs and its real-estate partner, Waterfront Toronto

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