'Russia is preparing a nation-wide experiment where the whole country temporarily disconnects from the global Internet to see if the country can rely on Runet alone.'
There are authoritarian concerns, naturally, but the author is more interested in something else...
'how prepared the distributed web is for such a cut off and whether these networks will even remain operational.
@gamehawk yeah, I knew it’s backers were sketchy but I didn’t realize it was Florida man! https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20190207/09232241549/hawaii-latest-to-push-bullshit-porn-filter-law-pushed-sketchy-backers.shtml
Welcome party people, to row 17 of Southwest flight 1088 to Baltimore. As the center seat resident, I’ll be providing your in flight entertainment. I hope you like zombie movies.
@snowdusk_ yeah, Apple seems be be making a go out of just taking your money directly rather than trying to find sneaky ways to monetize you. Deploying things like encryption, sane browser behavior and USB ports that shut down to thwart law enforcement overreach.
I’m extracting myself from Google’s ecosystem but that doesn’t mean I’m blindly moving to iCloud et al. I’m actually replacing things like online storage with encrypted usb drives and streaming music with local MP3s.
So today I published a new article about using web feeds and RSS in particular.
TL;DR: I use Nextcloud News to organize my feeds and create a very personal news mix that fits my taste. Besides that it allows me to drop lots of newsletters and I even do release management with it.
Speaking of next level shit... To save the sound of Stradivarius violins forever, they brought in master luthiers, and recorded every note one at a time. Every transition. Every sound you could make. And now there's a database so one could craft new music with Stradivarius violins without owning one.
But the truly next level shit in here is that they shut down and put the cone of silence down around the recording studio so the street noise wouldn't fuck with the recordings.
There are versions of this shitty bill in lots of states. The morality police can sit on a tack.
Torschlusspanik (n.): the fear, usually as one gets older, that time is running out and important opportunities are slipping away
Red rock canyon NV pictoglyphs. We talk about watching what you post on the internet because it never goes away. This guy was probably tooting about what they had for dinner or how cute their cat is.
Google, I ain’t mad. I’m just disappointed.
Ok, maybe a little mad