I don't know what percentage of our time on any computer-based project is spent getting the equipment to work right, but if I had a gardener who spent as much time fixing her shovel as we spend fooling with our computers, I'd buy her a good shovel. At least you can buy a good shovel.
— Erasmus Smums
“911, this service sponsored by Ring, what’s your emergency?”
“I think someone broke into my house!”
“Are you a Ring customer?”
“I’m sorry, our priority response is reserved for Ring customers.”
The only story you need to hear when discussing the hypocrisy of racists is this:
Fritz Lang, a german-jewish filmmaker, was summoned to a meeting with Joseph Goebbels after the Nazis had taken power. Goebbels discussed with him what the landscape of Nazi German cinema would look like. Lang had openly anti-Nazi themes in his works, but as he was (and remains to this day imo) Germany's best filmmaker, the Nazis couldn't just get rid of him.
Lang brought this up "You know of course, herr Goebbels, that I am Jewish?" To which Goebbels responded: "We decided who is Jewish here." Lang packed his bags and fled Germany the moment he got home from that meeting.
The Community Calafou is having them opendays this summer: https://calafou.org/en/content/openning-days-2019
So if you ever wanted to visit, now's the time! It's a lovely (hacker) community in the mountains near Barcelona: https://www.openstreetmap.org/way/159687510
I've also been taking some photos there in the past: https://u2m.nl/pwg/index.php?/category/63
Smashy smashy :)
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Popular music venue in #Edinburgh to close, last casualty of Drum Property's war of attrition to get its hated redevelopment through.
Fucking white people turning society into an open-air prison by installing cameras for police to watch your street like prison guards watch a prison hallway, by volunteering their DNA so governments and corporations can map together the genome of anyone related to them, by installing listening devices into their homes.
All for what? "Home security" (governments and corporations leveraging racism to sell camera installations)? "Finding your ancestors online" (giving away DNA, by definition your only unchangeable unique identifier)? "Getting a personal assistant" (getting an always-on government and corporate listening device in exchange for knowing the forecast without looking at a computer)?
This shit is all so fucking transparent ffs
A nomadic, sailing, hacker, trans cat.
Also, I can kill you with my brain.
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