Looking for an interesting sabbatical?
If you don’t like what Google is doing, spend a few moments seeing if some non-Google alternatives work for you:
Android —> GrapheneOS, /e/, Droidian, and more
Chrome —> Firefox, Safari, (Lynx :))
Docs —> cryptpad, Nextcloud docs, Collabora online
Drive —> Nextcloud
Gmail —> protonmail, mail from someone like Mythic Beasts
Search —> DuckDuckGo, StartPage
You don’t have to change everything at once, or commit to anything immediately. But it is Google, so you may be forced to move at some point!
As someone who has a fair bit of knowledge about security, I'm asking you to please, please don't buy internet-connected children's toys.
14th Amendment, Section 3.
No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Congress or elector of President and Vice-President, ... or hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or under any State, who ... shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same,
Congress may by a vote of two-thirds of each House, remove such disability.
Microsoft AI recommends Canadian charitable food bank for tourist meals - https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2023/08/microsoft-ai-suggests-food-bank-as-a-cannot-miss-tourist-spot-in-canada/
@mattias @billwixted @GottaLaff Yes, it's bad. But over here hundreds if not thousands are drowning every year in the desperate attempt to cross the Mediterranean Sea to find a better life in Europe. And the fact that most of us don't pretend to be pious Christians any more, doesn't make the prevailing indifference in the face of this tragedy any better.
The proposed UN Cybercrime Convention needs strong human rights protections against police cross-border surveillance and data access powers. Our digital future is at stake. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2023/08/proposed-cybercrime-treatys-international-cooperation-provisions-could-let-tyrants
@JAWG @rrb @RickiTarr oh, sauerkraut! where I grew we had fermented cabbage cold and crunchy(sometimes with carrots, or cranberries, or bell pepper, or sour apples). When I first came to Germany and tried actual sauerkraut: cooked, soft and served warm - it seemed the weirdest thing to me. It seems, totally new products often feel rather exotic, but what often feels actually weird is a familiar product with some twist, some shift in taste paradigm
QOTO: Question Others to Teach Ourselves
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