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Blockchain: decentralisation centralised on my coin.

Hint: the core of decentralisation isn’t about having a billion copies of the same database. It’s about a billion people each having their own, unique database.

PS. In a truly decentralised system, no one makes a billion dollars. *watches all the right libertarians make for the door*

PPS. A venture capitalist would never invest in a truly decentralised system. Why? See PS, above.

#blockchain #VentureCapital #bullshit

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I wish contributing to open source projects had lower entry barriers (and I say this as someone who already does know how to program)

Capitalist propaganda fashion Show more

more insensitive (if not racist) fashion design Show more

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Don’t Get Clever with Login Forms buff.ly/2IcwXbP

Some dos and don'ts on login forms.

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One thing we’ve got to give @Medium@twitter.com credit for is inspiring people to build their own sites again thanks to the awful, inaccessible, JS-rendered, pop up laden hellzone that they produce.

Momentum is in the right direction *away* from platforms like that.

andy-bell.design/notes/146/

This is turning into the trip where I eat things that aren’t vegan so that my wife doesn’t have to and so we aren’t rude. I’m feeling quite guilty about it, even though we’ve only been vegan for a couple of months.

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Someone on Twitter mentioned that in some regions of Germany, a common idiom for whenever there's mist in the forest is "The foxes are making coffee", and thought the image was evocative enough for an illustration.

Well, I took the bait! 🦊☕

#MastoArt #CreativeToot #Lineart

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What is your best Google Maps replacement on Android and Iphone? Currently using Magic Earth from @GeneralMagicCo@twitter.com. It's really good for routing but search is awful and I miss the open hours for restaurants/shops.

Not easy to find breakfast at an airport if you’re traveling while vegan

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Wow. There is a company that combines event security and targeted advertising using facial recognition.

I feel like we all watched and read the same SciFi and took very different lessons from it. Like these people read 1984 and thought, “Those giant TVs with builtin cameras that watch everyone are so cool. We should use that!”

theguardian.com/technology/201

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Valenstein was the doctor - you're thinking of Valenstein's Day

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's new GOES-17 satellite is up and running, and there are some stunning images already.

I particularly love the clouds forming around Hawaii.

nesdis.noaa.gov/content/goes-1

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Why is there so little awareness in IT/infosec circles of the environmental impact of flying?

All the time you can read tweets/toots like "Attended conference X, spoke about Y. Tried to save the world from EvilCorp. So exhausted. Now waiting at the airport for my long distance flight to Z".

Shouldn't we have a more holistic view of things? Isn't decentralization one of our main motives? An uninhabitable planet full of Free Software is still... uninhabitable 🤔

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RT @mattmay@twitter.com
I'm looking for screen reader users to interview about emoji. How's it working on desktop/mobile? How do you want them to read? How about the new cane and guide dog? Compound characters? Opening my DMs.
twitter.com/mattmay/status/109

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I write messages in Notepad then copy/paste until I understand the platform’s broken UI.
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RT @rauschma@twitter.com
Return anxiety (noun): Fear triggered by not knowing whether pressing return inserts a new line or sends a message.
twitter.com/rauschma/status/10

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