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Some Google employees made a website. I would summarize their three objections as follows:

1) helping out border patrol and immigration with data
2) helping the fossil fuel industry with machine learning
3) doing (and publicly asking for more) mercenary work

I think these are also valid reasons to leave Google as a customer.

alphabetworkers.org/resignatio

#google #deletegoogle

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Kilpailukomissaari Vestager [Politico's EU Confidential, 6.2.2020]: On tärkeää herätellä fyysisten kokoontumisten tapaa demokratiassa. Viime vuosien trendi on ollut, että demokratiaa yksityistetään; se on nyt viesti sinulle feedissäsi. Alun perin demokratia oli suunniteltu tapahtumaan avoimessa ympäristössä.

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Tällaisina talvina tuntuu hieman harmilliselta, etteivät Helsingin kaupunkipolkupyörät ole ympärivuotisesti käytössä.

Ilmeisen onnistunutta PR:ää kuitenkin: Joensuu on lennättänyt Guardianin toimittajan talvipyöräilykongressiin.
theguardian.com/world/2020/feb

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Reverberations:
An 8-bit approach to J.S. Bach

“It struck me that, at least in theory, organ pipes should generate quite primitive sound waves. If so, how come a church organ doesn't sound like a chip tune, which is also built up from simple waveforms? Well, actually it will, if you remove the church. And if you connect a Commodore 64 home computer to a loudspeaker in a large hall, it will sound like an organ.”

linusakesson.net/music/reverbe

#HardwareHacking #Music

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#introductions
hi all!! i'm moona, your local fenno-ugric linguist! new to weirder.earth, not that new to masto anymore. lately i've been into historical fashion, video editing, writing and reading spec fiction and umm i guess i should say my MA thesis 😰 i'm moving to ivalo, lapland in a week and starting a new job there, so you can expect updates about that as well 😊

The Guardian kirjoittaa lisääntyvistä sinileväkukinnoista Eriejärvellä ja Itämeressä. :suomimainittu: :white_nights: Saaristomeren ravinnekuormasta 3/4 tulee maataloudesta.

Lethal algae blooms – an ecosystem out of balance

theguardian.com/environment/20

Ilmatieteen laitos: Talvi perutaan monin paikoin

is.fi/kotimaa/art-200000636117

Ilmatieteen laitos oli ilmeisesti ehtinyt julistaa jo termisen talven alkaneeksi Tampereen suunnalla ja Hämeessä, mutta lämpöaalto iski.

Pitipä tarkistaa virallinen määritelmä:

"– – talvi alkaa seuraavasta päivästä, kun syyskuun alusta laskettujen vuorokauden keskilämpötilojen summa on saavuttanut suurimman arvonsa. Tällöin lämpötilan voidaan katsoa olevan pysyvästi nollan alapuolella – –"
ilmatieteenlaitos.fi/termiset-

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The Prado Museum Digitally Alters Four Masterpieces to Strikingly Illustrate the Impact of Climate Change

openculture.com/?p=1071919 t.co/7YbbNdzuiL

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After many months of hard work, Delta Chat now has the 1.0.x release series on Google Play (other platforms including iOS and Desktop releases to follow soon!) ... see here for why it's nicer, faster, more secure than ever: delta.chat/en/2019-12-18-googl

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Time for some trivia. All of the Aussie fires combined exceeds the size of Egypt as of a couple of days ago (it's even larger now). This event would have wiped out any of 135 individual countries of the world if it happened to them.
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In the UK we like to name our gritters (vehicles that spread grit on the roads to increase traction in icy conditions, owned and operated by the county council)

Lanarkshire just got Gritter Thunberg

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Really tired of the debate over crippling encryption being phrased as “Law enforcement access” or “crypto backdoors”

The cops are asking to plant a bug in every single online conversation, and just trust them not to abuse that access. It’s not a “backdoor” — it’s an ask for massive and routine surveillance on every personal and business conversation you’ll ever have

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Striking Workers Are Bringing Back 1970s "Mindfuck" Tactics

vice.com/en_uk/article/kzd7az/

"Deliveroo and UberEats riders, [...] are masters of the mindfuck. Because they’re technically self-employed, the laws on strike action and trade unions don’t apply to them. That means that the slow bureaucracy of postal ballots and turnout thresholds designed to prevent workers from taking collective action goes out the window. Instead, these workers can just do what makes sense to them. The result has been an explosion in militancy, as the platforms try to cut their workers’ already-low wages. Strikes are now breaking out every couple of weeks with little or no prior notice. They’re organised through complex networks of encrypted messenger chats which are completely invisible to platform bosses, meaning that all their standard management techniques need to be rewritten."

#syndicalism #unions #strike #JoinAUnion

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En tiedä, kumpi pääministeriehdokkaista mahtaa lopulta olla demareille parempi, eikä se minun asiani varsinaisesti olekaan. Sanna Marin teki kyllä hyvän vaikutuksen vieraillessaan Siuntiossa keväällä 2016; meillä oli vilkas keskustelu sote-uudistuksen silloin ajankohtaisista käänteistä. Lindtman on jäänyt minulle tuntemattomammaksi.

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#Tiktok is:
- Sending your searches to Facebook.
- Sending your watched videos and usage time to Appsflyer partners.
- Fingerprints the hardware of the person watching the shared video on both web browser and mobile app using canvas leak and audio API.
- Embeds sharer ID into shared video URLs, hides it via URL shortening.
- And more!

Since they do not ask for consent they're in violation of multiple EU privacy laws. :blobcatsip:

rufposten.de/blog/2019/12/05/p

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