“I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time—when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority...” —Carl Sagan
To defend against an Antitrust lawsuit, they decide to form a bigger Trust together... https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-facebook-agreed-to-team-up-against-possible-antitrust-action-draft-lawsuit-says-11608612219
Really cool 20 min documentary of a 1950s foundry/locomotive manufacturer. Absolutely insane lack of protective equipment O_O https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67iHmxQFB-s
Reddit's 52MM daily active users is surprisingly low to me, and this is up 44% since last year. I guess this is why they keep cranking out dark patterns and why that won't stop. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25303423
@mike dang those look real! I want that big one at the bottom left
I think that YouTube as we knew it is going to be done soon. The latest monetization move with minimum compulsory ads on top of already heavy ad volume, 3-minute sponsor reads, Patreon plugs, product placements, all in ~10 minute videos (!) is on the downward half of the curve. I've loosely noticed I just don't use it anywhere near how much I used to.
All things will invariably end up like cable I guess.
Found out about two awesome #foss #privacy tools yesterday: https://nitter.net as an alternative privacy-minded Twitter frontend and a fantastic FF extension to auto-redirect to it (among other similar services): https://github.com/SimonBrazell/privacy-redirect. No more Twitter login nags and way more UI control.
This form factor is incredible, seriously considering this over putting a Pi together for Daniel this Christmas 🤔
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