Millions of Americans use wearable devices to monitor their diet and fitness. Some insurance companies offer incentives to use them –– but privacy advocates caution customers not to share too much data.
El bueno, el malo, el enredado https://voragine.net/link/el-bueno-el-malo-el-enredado David Weinberger sobre la importancia del hipervínculo y la conversación en hilos para la generación de conocimiento
List of #ActivityPub projects in development (October update) Show more
Facebook -> Friendica (https://friendi.ca)
DropBox/Google Drive -> @nextcloud
GrooveShark -> @funkwhale
MeetUp -> @GetTogetherComm
Google Calendar -> @calendar_social
Feedly -> @read_as
500px -> @peerpx
This is the official Mastodon account for the site switching.social.
It's a guide for non-technical people who are concerned about protecting their privacy online. It only lists easy-to-use sites and apps that are ethical and privacy-friendly.
You can find out more at https://switching.social
If you know someone who might benefit from this guide, please share the link with them!
Interactive programming languages graph https://exploring-data.com/vis/programming-languages-influence-network/ by Ramiro Gómez
Only the penitent coder will pass http://www.commitstrip.com/en/2018/10/29/only-the-penitent-coder-will-pass/
Funkwhale. A modern, convivial and free music server
https://funkwhale.audio/ looks promising
Mastodon's 2 Year Anniversary: A retrospective
Facebook mass deletes protest groups and pages.
Maybe think about not organising on Facebook?
More good news: Your Power Button Won’t Last Forever. "You’re close to becoming powerless over your phone, and it all has to do with the little “wake” button on its skinny right side."
https://medium.com/s/powertrip/your-power-button-wont-last-forever-dd746d482190 #plannedobsolescense #propietaryhardware
How many slaves work for you?http://slaveryfootprint.org an old one, but still necessary. 45 for me :(
Microsoft just joined OIN and submitted their entire portfolio of 60,000 patents for any other member to use royalty-free: https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-open-sources-its-entire-patent-portfolio/
Seriously, restarting network interfaces: "I’ve been using Debian for over a decade, I recall being about to restart the network cleanly via an init script. Nowadays I don’t even know, every time I start searching I end up just rebooting and that works and I feel shitty about my life and humanity in general." https://www.reddit.com/r/debian/comments/7nw98g/seriously_restarting_network_interfaces/
"So what is a RAID array? Being here you probably have enough interest in computers to have heard of RAID but unless you are slightly obsessed with hard drive technology you probably haven’t learned much about it." https://www.alteeve.com/w/TLUG_Talk:_Storage_Technologies_and_Theory#RAID Good and sort explanation of #RAID arrays types
Does anyone know the differences between gdebi and "dpkg -i"? Why gdebi is recommended to install #RStudio and #R libraries? Some info here, but still... #Debian https://askubuntu.com/questions/621351/gdebi-vs-dpkg-how-does-gdebi-automatically-gets-missing-dependancies-can-i-u
But there is hope. The fight to keep technology free, fair and open isn't a destination, it's a journey. And we’re on our way up, not down, with every step we take. #IDAD https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/09/defeating-drm-hill-climbing-our-way-glory
social.coop is a cooperatively-run corner of the Fediverse. The instance is democratically governed by its members, who generally share an interest in the co-op model, but topics of discussion range widely.
Our instance is supported by sliding scale contributions of $1-10/mo made via Open Collective. You must have an active Open Collective account to apply for membership; you may set one up here