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@ink_slinger
Watched a couple of episodes of The Good Place and so far it's pretty good! Thanks for the suggestion

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Prof. Nageswara Rao:

Democracy the most finest form of political organisation because it is built on the foundation of free and fair elections.

The election commission of India is obligated to conduct free and fair elections, free of all forms of influence.

Today there is a pervasive influence of money.

In the age of tech, tech can either make or break the human civilization
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In the last few months:
- Tumblr purged adult content (and a bunch of stuff it misindentified).
- Flickr purged free storage above a limit of 1000 photos/account.
- Myspace deleted 12 years' worth of music.

And Google+ only has two weeks left before Google pulls its plug.

Back up your accounts!

And if you can, consider donating to the Internet Archive. archive.org

@ThatGeoGuy
I guess that it's more or less like news shows.

While I have grown up, I have seen the passive, intellectually heated debates being replaced by intellectually challenged people actively shouting at each other. And I've seen that effect on people, perhaps at a global scale?

It didn't happen in a day, but there is a subtle difference. Maybe these dystopian stories all around have a different effect on people?

Anyhow, what I need is variety but that's pretty tough to find. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ

I somehow feel that a lot of new things churned out on Netflix (and maybe on the other providers as well, not sure) are just either ghost stories, aliens, and/or blood & gore and dystopia.

Or maybe I've seen just a few of these and what I see is what the Machine recommends for me.

Either way, I don't see something light hearted on it.

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it occurs to me that what in IT we call "security" in most other engineering disciplines would be called "basic safety engineering", or even, "material science"

The EU fines Google $1.69 billion for bundling search and advertising

Showing Google Ads above Custom Search results lands the company in hot water.

arstechnica.com/?p=1476973

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KeePassXC 2.4.0 just got released!

Looks like a heady mix of new features (Advanced search, Automatic update checker, KeeShare sync, TOTP QR code generator, and more) and fixes like preventing Klipper from storing secrets in clipboard

github.com/keepassxreboot/keep

and here's my (slightly outdated) beginner guide: sts10.github.io/2017/06/27/kee

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hey so!!! are you asking a specific question online and not getting any help?

make a second account and answer your own question incorrectly

people will be piling on to correct you with specific explanations within an hour

it works literally every time ive been doing it for years

Vladimir Putin signs sweeping Internet-censorship bills

Publishing "unreliable socially significant information" can lead to big fines.

arstechnica.com/?p=1475579

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MySpace has lost all music uploaded between 2003 and 2015.

There are no backups.

πŸ”— old.reddit.com/r/techsupport/c

Don't trust cloud services. One day Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr will be gone too. YouTube will shut down, and so will Google Drive, OneDrive and DropBox.

Always keep a local copy.

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A beautiful depiction of the filter bubble as some harmless thing that you can simply get rid of by just being a bit more careful and taking basic precautions.

youtube.com/watch?v=M5YKW6fhls

YouTube recommendation engine always seems to show far right videos somehow after a few political videos. This video feels its important to say that they did something to fix it (not that it is).

At the end it says, video sponsored by Google, but they didn't really have to say that.

#SocialMedia #FilterBubble

After struggling to port my blog from Pelican to something native to orgmode, I have finally settled to ox-hugo.
It's written in Go, but at least I can write whatever I want as org files. A good enough compromise.

Also, and perhaps this is the main point, I absolutely suck at CSS and these static site generators offer a lot of themes. The conundrum: it was difficult to see plain html page and really painful to actually write CSS from scratch.

@ink_slinger
So far I've not faced the pull of mobile games and I want to keep it that way because of my extensive record of wasting too much time with PC games. πŸ˜‚
@FssOfDeath

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A fellow traveler gifted me this piece of history.

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@aral I also think it's history repeating because when I was a teenager there was also a lot of interest in saving the environment and in some ways the arguments havn't changed. What happened in the intervening decades is that there's a lot more data now and a couple of tactics were tried and failed. Governments made agreements and then broke them. The token child pleading with the UN to think of their future became a kind of trope.

But in the past we didn't see the kinds of numbers of protesters which occurred yesterday and so there is perhaps more of a chance that things might improve, if only because in future there will be fewer adults believing that global warming is a hoax. Also the emphasis on rebellion, with the children ignoring the street barriers they were supposed to obediently march along is a hopeful sign.

@ink_slinger
There are NES emulators for Android but they don't do justice to the entire thing. The feedback (and satisfaction) by pressing buttons doesn't replicate with touch.
Macbook pro with touchbar, for example, doesn't work well with me for the same reason.
But maybe I'm in minority. :)

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I tried to play PUBG last night and decided that mobile gaming sucks for the FPS format and also that I am bad at games because my guy had no clothes (but did have a weapon), and when I finally managed to parachute into the game, his weapon was gone and he was running around mostly naked trying to find other characters. Bad times.