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I spend most of my working time on computers using a 30-year old program, which has been well maintained and is still being improved and updated.

My own philosophy when it comes to software is the same: move slow and fix things. Develop digital commons for the long run, not the next venture capital fund cycle.

I continue to be amazed by Btrfs's features and usability:

$ btrfs device add /dev/sdb2 /mnt/storage
$ btrfs balance start -dconvert=raid1 -mconvert=raid1 /mnt/storage

TFW you chat with a buddy in Ethiopia, and you misunderstand each other, because you both assume different calendars when talking about months and the end of the year.

“The surest way to work up a crusade in favor of some good cause is to promise people they will have a chance of maltreating someone. To be able to destroy with good conscience, to be able to behave badly and call your bad behavior 'righteous indignation' — this is the height of psychological luxury, the most delicious of moral treats.”

― Aldous Huxley, Crome Yellow

> Waterford has the highest rate of vaccination in the country with 99.7 per cent of adults over the age of 18 (as registered in the last census) fully vaccinated. The county has gone from having one of the lowest rates of Covid-19 infection in Ireland to one of the highest.

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> At the country-level, there appears to be no discernable relationship between percentage of population fully vaccinated and new COVID-19 cases in the last 7 days. In fact, the trend line suggests a marginally positive association such that countries with higher percentage of population fully vaccinated have higher COVID-19 cases per 1 million people.

Even Sky News Australia are now reporting halfway objectively on the Julian Assange legal farce, which keeps a publisher unlawfully imprisoned, while the actual war criminals in this saga have never been prosecuted to begin with:

I love the chaotic energy of this: MSCHF has bought a $20k drawing by Warhol, made 999 copies of it, mixed them all together, and is selling the 1000 artworks at $250 each.

The website for their latest stunt:

“Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.” -- William Pitt

Kitchen smells like a fish sauce factory. The price I'm willing to pay for the most delicious omelette.

> You are booking a flight that flies over US airspace.In accordance with the law in force, certain personal details must be collected and transferred to the US authorities.

> Some said the role of tech leaders in supporting last year’s anti-police brutality protests was the final straw for the government.

> The defiant protesters held their ground, singing the national anthem and chanting, when a convoy of soldiers arrived. Shortly thereafter, according to a CNN investigation, the soldiers fired live ammunition to disperse the crowd of young people. [...] At least 15 people died that evening

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> Over the last year, the Nigerian tech community has been rattled by arbitrary startup regulation, a cryptocurrency ban, and a Twitter ban entering its fourth month. Nigeria has also seen telecomms shutdowns in two states, ostensibly for security reasons.

Museums are finding it nearly impossible to post imagery containing artistic nudity on social media because their posts keep getting deleted and accounts suspended or banned, so Vienna's museums opened a page on OnlyFans.

TikTok closed the Alberta museum account for showing an obscured woman's breast.

Facebook ruled the 25,000 year old Venus of Willendorf figurine as pornographic and removed the post.

Netflix just chose to help the U.S. government with smearing Julian Assange just 3 days before his crucial extradition court hearing, by offering a blatant propaganda film from 2013 to their users:

Last sunset by the sea, last sunrise on the boat. Sad about leaving, but batteries fully recharged for shadowy supercoding to obsolete the system.

So please, don't give me this "the war about the word #hacker is lost" bullshit. It's not. We just keep surrendering and undermining our own position.

So, stop using the word "hacker" to mean "cybercriminal". Stop using the word "hack" to mean "breach" or "compromise".

There are better words.

Like "cybercriminal", "breach", "compromise".

Thanks for coming to my TED talk.

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