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Why do westerners in Africa or Asia think it’s okay to photograph other people’s children?
It would be seen as bizarre on a Greek or Spanish holiday.
newstatesman.com/science-tech/

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Friendly reminder that you can already book flights to Manila, and if you're more of a pre-planning type, also onward travel to Coron (town).

We're too unorganized for having finished a longer-form announcement yet. Plz keep in mind, Hacker Beach is an unorganized gathering, so if you want to hack on the same tropical island as other hackers anytime in January, just come over and share a good time.

We're hanging out in on Freenode IRC, if you want to talk to people.

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What to expect at Hacker Beach:

* Hacking, not cracking
* FOSS creation and contribution galore (non-programmers explicitly welcome)
* Also get your day job done if you want/must
* Fantastic weather
* Outdoor activity options like e.g. hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba-diving, mountain-biking. (Lots of us learned diving during past editions.)
* Explore the wider region, esp. before/after your time at the official location
* Whatever you want to make it. Hacker Beach is just people.

hodl-ing these days is hard... but we're in it to build alternatives.

oh GDPR hit the local trams in Cologne.

Bedtime Stories 2.0 launched - The Swiss Army Knife for storytelling
producthunt.com/posts/bedtime-
congrats to @crtvhd@twitter.com and team!

Palestine Underground by Boiler Room, 4:3 and Ma3azef documents the resilience of a burgeoning music scene undeterred and fuelled by political restrictions, building bridges through a shared sound and identity.

youtube.com/watch?v=M-R8S7QwO1

maybe a stupid question, but: why did the world invent
"accredited investors"? why are only 'elective' professional (=already rich) clients allowed to invest in complex/higher-risk investments - and later selling those to the "stupid normal" people with huge profits?

a online project management tool has a section in their employee handbook about crossing the border into the US(their home country): It tells employees to delete all work related data before customs.
what does that tell us about trust in our governments?!
github.com/basecamp/handbook/b

“The sooner the rest of the world develops an alternate payments system - possibly working through SWIFT, but using a basket of currencies as the basis for a supra-national unit of exchange - the better.”
rt.com/usa/443794-steve-keen-i ?

ATM section of this shopping mall in Tbilisi, Georgia.
1/3 is a Bitcoin ATM

is it only me or are google drive folders super confusing? I never find shared files :(

"If we can allow ourselves to be terrorized by someone with nothing but a knife, to reorder our societies for the convenience of state power ... we've stopped being citizens and we've started being subjects" - Snowden

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