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Embarrassed about the mess I and my lot have made of the planet and society. Hoping to tidy up a bit before I go.
Systems thinker; I see them everywhere and am fascinated by them, especially the systems of the natural world. Have been described as an "intuitive visionary".
Not qualified to call myself an expert in anything, but I like to think I know stuff.
Pragmatist. Interests: #Geek #ClassicRock, #HappyLife #Science #ClimateChange #sustainability, #equity, #Future #consciousconsumer

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GossiTheDog , to Random stuff
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For those who aren’t aware, Microsoft have decided to bake essentially an infostealer into base Windows OS and enable by default.

From the Microsoft FAQ: “Note that Recall does not perform content moderation. It will not hide information such as passwords or financial account numbers."

Info is stored locally - but rather than something like Redline stealing your local browser password vault, now they can just steal the last 3 months of everything you’ve typed and viewed in one database.


98Percent ,
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@GossiTheDog Should I be getting rid of Microsoft Edge from my devices?

rbreich , to Random stuff
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The world's billionaires now hold a combined $14.2 trillion in assets.

That exceeds the GDP of every country in the world except the US and China.

And we’re supposed to believe the ultra-wealthy can’t afford a wealth tax?

98Percent ,
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@rbreich That's never going to happen while the world is run by and for those same billionaires. Have you ever noticed how oligarchy transcends political, national and religious boundaries with apparent ease? That makes it obvious who actually governs the world, and by the results, it's also obvious who the world is run for.

Gargron , to Random stuff
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Oh, today is my 8th anniversary of working on Mastodon. I was 23 when I started, finishing my last year of university, still living at my parent's place. I had no idea what I was getting myself into or that it would consume the next 8 years of my life almost completely.

98Percent ,
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@Gargron Congratulations and sincere thanks! I am loving the project you have contributed so much of your time to.

w7voa , to Random stuff
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Boeing whistleblower found dead in a hotel room. Coroner says he died of a “self-inflicted gunshot wound.” https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-68534703

98Percent ,
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@w7voa How come it's only a BBC article I am seeing. Where are the US news articles?

tchambers , to Random stuff
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I really didn’t want an Car, anyway.

98Percent ,
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@tchambers The A;ple car I've seen concept drawings of looked like a magic mouse with windows. Not inspiring.

eff , to Random stuff
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“This is a giant camera in the sky for any government to use at any time without our knowledge,” EFF’s Jennifer Lynch told @nytimes. “We should definitely be worried.” https://www.nytimes.com/2024/02/20/science/satellites-albedo-privacy.html

98Percent ,
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@eff @nytimes Paywalled, unfortunately.

ajsadauskas , to Non Political Twitter
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Whoopsies! "Free speech absolutist" "accidentally" suspends the accounts of journalists who are critical of him, and people whose political views he disagrees with.

He seems to have quite the habit of firing or banning people he disagrees with, doesn't he?

Via Gizmodo:

"X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, purged an unknown number of prominent accounts over the last 24 hours with little to no explanation, and then restored the accounts minutes after this article was published.

"The list includes popular accounts belonging to journalists, writers, and podcasters. Among them are Ken Klippenstein of the Intercept, writer and podcaster Rob Rousseau, Texas Observer correspondent Steven Monacelli, the account for TrueAnon, a left-wing politics and news podcast, and a number of others.

"One thing the accounts have in common is recent criticisms of the Israeli government.


"Musk, who calls himself a “free speech absolutist” has previously said no one should be banned from X unless they break the law.

"Update, 1:12 p.m.: Shortly after this article was published, Musk responded to a question about the issue from far-right influencer Jackson Hinkle. Musk promised to investigate, and the accounts went back up soon after. Musk later blamed the “mistake” on X’s spam algorithms. The Hamas account is still suspended."

Source: https://gizmodo.com/elon-musk-x-twitter-journalists-banning-spree-1851151593

#X @technology

98Percent ,
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@ajsadauskas @technology Isn't this typical of most "free speech" advocates?
Speech is free so long as you agree with them!

98Percent ,
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@dannym Including me. Depending on how “free speech” is defined. The statement “I think the moon is made of bread dough” is ok. “The moon is made of bread dough” is not ok.

LALegault , to Random stuff
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We’re all donating aid to and America just sent a shit ton more bombs for them to blow it up? Make it make sense 🤯

98Percent ,
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@LALegault … at the same time as they are calling on Israel to stop using these indiscriminate, large-scale weapons, they are supplying the very same weapons. The hypocrisy! Can someone please explain the logic?

98Percent ,
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@danzthename @LALegault Thanks for your concern, but I’m ok. How about you?
Now, can you help with my question? What is the logic behind the USA calling on Israel to stop using large scale weaponry in Gaza while at the same time supplying the very same weaponry, specifically, components for 155mm howitzer shells?

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