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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.
n.pr/2QWBm2r

El bueno, el malo, el enredado voragine.net/link/el-bueno-el- 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

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So that would mean the mainstream media is screwed? Right?

Facebook will reduce reach of ‘sensationalist and provocative’ content
theverge.com/2018/11/15/180974

The market failed rural kids: poor rural broadband has created a "homework gap" - Cory Doctorow @ Boing Boing https://boingboing.net/2018/11/12/ebs-spectrum.html
#NetNeutrality

Funkwhale. A modern, convivial and free music server
funkwhale.audio/ looks promising

Facebook mass deletes protest groups and pages.

wsws.org/en/articles/2018/10/1

Maybe think about not organising on Facebook?

"Desde Radios Libres, queremos proponer que el 12 de octubre, además del día de la Resistencia Indígena, celebremos el día de la “Resistencia Informática”. Una fecha para promover la descolonización tecnológica de nuestras computadoras y, sobre todo, de nuestras cabezas" Muy bueno el texto, gracias compas!! https://radioslibres.net/12-de-octubre-dia-de-la-resistencia-informatica/ !medioslibres !radioslibres @radioslibres @radioslibres 

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."
medium.com/s/powertrip/your-po

How many slaves work for you?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: zdnet.com/article/microsoft-op

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." reddit.com/r/debian/comments/7

"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." alteeve.com/w/TLUG_Talk:_Stora Good and sort explanation of arrays types

Unfairbnb. Preserve Our Neighborhoods Airbnb takes housing off the market and raises rents for tenants. It's a Bad Deal for Santa Cruz unfairbnb.net/

Does anyone know the differences between gdebi and "dpkg -i"? Why gdebi is recommended to install and libraries? Some info here, but still... askubuntu.com/questions/621351

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social.coop

social.coop is a coop-run corner of the fediverse, a cooperative and transparent approach to operating a social platform. We are currently closed to new memberships while we improve our internal processes and policies, and plan to re-open to new folks when that work is complete. [9/2/2018]