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Anxiously refreshing my email to see if the ebook I have a hold on at the library is available.

We launched the new Science On a Sphere website today. I've been working on it for about the past year.

I can't help but feel pretty good about launching it, so I wrote up some of the highlights for me about the new site:

Love getting a package that has DO NOT BEND written all the way down it with a big crease right through the warning 🤦🏻

Oh, this is excellent. It seems to be my pi-hole that was causing Cigna's website to stop working because it blocked some script from Adobe's marketing bullshit.

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Looks like Cigna's got some JavaScript errors that might explain why all I get is that annoying UI skeleton and a loading spinner instead of a usable website. 🤦‍♂️ 🙄

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“Apple has largely ceded control to the Chinese government.

Chinese state employees physically manage the computers. Apple abandoned the encryption technology it used elsewhere after China would not allow it.”

Apple thinks “privacy is a human right.” Unless you’re Chinese.

No trillion-dollar corporation is your friend.

#Apple #privacy #BigTech #hypocrisy

The only thing that's stopping me from buying this keyboard is I can't decide which keyswitches to get.

@heydon This track you created for the Webbed Briefs interlude is great.

@heydon in the last Webbed Briefs, was the illustration that pronounced "SVG" Kryten from Red Dwarf?

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“Surveillance capitalism” isn’t a corruption of (an otherwise virtuous) capitalism. It is a precise means of describing modern-day capitalism. Opposing it doesn’t mean simply opposing surveillance, it means opposing capitalism.

Is anyone working on an open source replacement for that uses ActivityPub?

I love how I can type the exact name of a track into Spotify and have it show up nowhere in the search results 🙄

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#FLA_UXR "If participants go off script, it's fine, let it go, you are here to watch and to learn how THEY would use it, and you will learn something even when they go off script". Soooo true! And yet, so hard to "let go" and embrace it when things don't go as planned.

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Pleased to report that @jomc and I are speaking at a free online event hosted by the Internet Archive and Library Futures on Apr 28. We will be discussing her book Lurking, and what happened when "in the 1990's and early aughts, people became users, and users put their trust in a corporation to do the job of a library."

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“The Signal for Help (or the Violence at Home Signal for Help) is a single-handed gesture that can be used by an individual to alert others that they feel threatened and need help over a video call, or in-person.”

CO shooting, - 

Pretty goddamn angry about living in a country where a person's ability to get healthcare is less important than their ability to buy as many guns as they want as quickly as they want.

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Psst, pass it on: “AI ethics” that isn’t critical of surveillance capitalism is simply PR for surveillance capitalists.

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“the Larry transaction used the equivalent of about 11 kilowatt-hours. That’s equivalent to the average electrical consumption of a European Union resident for an entire day”

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