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.
Things I can upgrade/customise one at a time in my laptop, relatively cheaply:
• Motherboard / processor
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" http://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: https://publiccode.eu/
@61 which part is a fraud, legally speaking? I'm not a legal expert. Can you give me more details?
@not_on_pizza it is not very constructive, I get you that
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! 🔥
"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."
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
Hierarchy Is Not the Problem... It’s the Power Dynamics https://medium.com/the-tuning-fork/hierarchy-is-not-the-problem-892610f5d9c0 words like “non-hierarchical”, “self-managing” and “horizontal” are kind of vague codes, pointing to our intention to create healthy power relations
I Tried to Block Amazon From My Life. It Was Impossible https://gizmodo.com/i-tried-to-block-amazon-from-my-life-it-was-impossible-1830565336/amp
How Can You Decide Which VPN To Trust? https://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.
@firstname.lastname@example.org @mayel what do you mean?
How free are your infrastructure?
Calculate yuor Stallamn Freedom Index https://github.com/vmavromatis/absolutely-proprietary v @eldelacajita
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