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Overheard in the office: "Linux is not Unix!"
Me: "I think you mean GNU."

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RT That $35 that scientific journals charge you to read a paper goes 100% to the publisher, 0% to the authors. If you just email us to ask for our papers, we are allowed to send them to you for free, and we will be genuinely delighted to do so.

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Let's not forget who the real enemies are: sites you are visiting for the first time that give you a notification telling you to sign up.

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reminder that your computer/phone works because there's a little crystal in a circuit in there being zapped with lightning to make it wiggle so the rest of the computer can keep time like it's a metronome

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I can’t believe Cookie Monster was behind GDPR all along

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Reading @aral's blog. We should be trying to move away from centralized systems in a time frame faster than 25 years. What I think we're experiencing now is the end of the second wave of the web (web 2.0) in which silos were considered to be the universal solution to digital service access. The problems of centralization and extractive economics are now becoming much clearer, including to people who are not normally obsessed with these kinds of topics before.

I'm pretty confident that whatever web 3.0 is, it's going to be a lot more decentralized, most likely with a mixture of client/server and mesh. It won't be merely a return to Web 1.0 because we've learned a lot in the intervening time.

The first piece I've seen that both (a) uses the phrase "intellectual dark web" and (b) is actually worth reading.
(Linked From slatestarcodex)

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I havn't read into the details of article 13, but I assume it's the usual copyright zealotry. One way to tackle this is to move to a fully copyleft/CC/public domain web. That is, all materials should be positively identifiable as having a valid public license. Any content without such a license could be rejected automatically. This would work in our favor in the long run, helping to legally cut out the vultures from the system.
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Hey Rocky, watch me pull a decentralized social network outta my hat!

Generalistic and moderated instance.