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Trying to learn some about the "absolute unit" of editors, emacs. I need coffee,, aspirin and various drugs...

The UK governments plans a media campaign to frame backdoors to encryption as needed to protect the children:
rollingstone.com/culture/cultu

But without strong encryption, children are more vulnerable online than ever.
Here are our thoughts on the crypto wars: tutanota.com/crypto-wars/

Imagine if the government made it a crime to write a letter the police couldn't understand, or to draw your curtains, just in case a constable wanted to look in. An electronic message protected from prying eyes by end-to-end encryption is no different, what the home secretary wants is unprecedented and it is thoroughly authoritarian.
https://www.computing.co.uk/news/4043375/uk-government-launch-astroturf-campaign-end-end-encryption

The MS/Activision deal makes sense now that universal DRM pieces are in place for Windows 11. Makes MS app store a more attractive platform. Goal is to lock computers down like smartphones w/ app store gateways in the name of security. puri.sm/posts/the-beat-of-a-di

Considering the geopolitical climate in europe-russia right now I wish I lived in, like, Patagonia.
Hopefully it's only scary tactics and not full force we're about to expect.

Michael Parenti’s brilliant response to the notion that the ruling class “don’t care about what we think” in Profit Pathology and Other Indecencies

“New billionaire minted every 26 hours, as inequality contributes to the death of one person every four seconds

The world’s ten richest men more than doubled their fortunes from $700 billion to $1.5 trillion —at a rate of $15,000 per second or $1.3 billion a day— during the first two years of a pandemic that has seen the incomes of 99 percent of humanity fall and over 160 million more people forced into poverty.” – Oxfam

oxfam.org/en/press-releases/te

via @sl007

I work in a school. I tell the kids to not follow rules and never study to get a job. For as long as they can they should be in the pursuit of having fun.

some thoughts on self-hosting

alex.flounder.online/gemlog/20
gemini://alex.flounder.online/gemlog/2022-01-15.gmi

Absolutely brilliant:
>A world without teachers or dockworkers would soon be in trouble, and even one without science-fiction writers or ska musicians would clearly be a lesser place. It’s not entirely clear how humanity would suffer were all private equity CEOs, lobbyists, PR researchers, actuaries, telemarketers, bailiffs, or legal consultants to similarly vanish.<
- David Graeber, "Bullshit jobs"

Came home from work and my throat hurts. For the past year I've had three negative tests, is this the time?
Have a great weekend feds. 🙃

Imagine if the stock markets would suddenly lose electricity. For say, a week?
This artificial economy we're bathing in would be drier than Sahara desert.

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