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Australian News Sites Shocked & Upset To Learn They Don't Need To Rely On Facebook For Traffic! - techdirt.com/articles/20210220 "It seems the truth is pretty self-evident: this was all a greed play." #linktax

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Heavy metal legends and outspoken copyright maximalists Metallica played a concert on Twitch, only to find their audio replaced with royalty-free chiptune library music by an automated copyright filter:

stereogum.com/2116933/metallic

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Curve25519 implementation is both the most blessed and cursed code in the world.

On one hand, it has the cleanest math and attracted the best minds to work on it. Now the code deployed in most projects have been fully optimized, and formally verified to be mathematically correct and secure. One of the biggest accomplishment in crypto applications in recent years.

On the other hand, the monstrous, machine-generated assembly or C code will give any unsuspected programmer a heart attack.

Seriously, "you are not expected to understand this."

git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/k

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A niech Was wszystkich szlag! Przez Was instaluję wciąż jakieś aplikacje i czytam o nowych projektach. Najpierw #Mastodon, #Friendica i całe to #fediversum. Potem #OSM, #Element, a wczoraj #DeltaChat. Kiedy ja mam pracować? A na dokładkę stałem się ewangelizatorem otwartych technologii! Jakbym nie miał co robić... Dzień dobry.

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Republican North Dakota legislators have introduced SB2333, a bill that prohibits large tech companies from locking their users into a single app store or payment processor.

legis.nd.gov/assembly/67-2021/

While his has implications for Android and other large tech platforms, its most immediate and far-reaching effects with be on Apple, whose Ios platform uses lock-in to monopolize both apps and payments (and another domain, not mentioned in the bill: repairs).

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Wrzucam dzisiaj taki mój tekst sprzed ponad 3 lat, który wydaje mi się całkiem niezły. Analizuję w nim rolę tekstu w naszej cywilizacji i konsekwencje odchodzenia od niego. Może znajdziecie go ciekawym lub użytecznym. informaton.blog/2017/09/05/nas

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Czy wiesz że w Polsce jest darmowy dostęp do internetu poprzez sieć komórkowa?

Prośba o podbicie :)

/tak wiem że jest beznadziejny bo korzystałem, tylko jestem ciekaw ile osób sobie w ogóle zdaje sprawę z jego istnienia.

@jmw150 This was one of the links you might be interested in. And don't get discouraged by PA being required for Löb's theorem to work in most explanations – all that is actually needed is the ability to embed proofs in the system, which I would argue is a property one would usually like even in non-PA contexts.

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Unlikely anyone would be interested, but I'm passionate enough to gladly explain the ideas in this paper and generally things about Löb's theorem personally. I'll probably write this down at some point, but for now anything up to a Jitsi meeting is on the table if you, dear reader, are interested.

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I don't think I have posted here about probably my favourite paper, and I have recently been reminded that it might be a good idea: intelligence.org/files/Paramet

It's about achieving cooperation in the open-source version of the Prisoner's Dilemma in practice. (It's predecessor paper about doing this with infinite resources is also pretty good.) It uses Löb's theorem in such a beautiful way and the end result is somewhat surprizing, especially to people not used to thinking about provability.

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Hey fediverse folk! Is there somewhere a map of federation/defederation of fediverse? I mean which instances see/listen to which other instances (since the relationship is asymmetrical). Does not have to be graphical, but ideally searchable (text files?).

Point is, I suspect my home instance might be blocked by some other instances I am interested in and I have no way to know whether people out there will even see my toots if I speak to them first.

Any explanations and pointers appreciated. Thanks.

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Wpadł mi do głowy mem o kwantowym kotku, więc zrobiłem😅

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RT @element_hq@twitter.com

Update: we just got a call from a Google VP who explained the suspension was triggered by a report of extremely abusive content accessible on the matrix.org server. Our trust & safety team had already acted on it, and the app should be reinstated shortly.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/element_hq/status/

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I love it when people don't assume that important has to mean stodgy or boring.

CC: @shaunakde@twitter.com

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Science Fictions smbc-comics.com/comic/science-

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Google has suspended Element (@matrix) from the Play Store for "Sexual Content and Profanity". Basically same story as with Subway Tooter a while back. Element is to Matrix as Chrome is to the web. Curiously, Chrome is still on the Play Store.

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Jakby się ktoś zastanawiał czy likwidacja pieców w #Kraków ... mój prywatny czujnik... ostatnie 21 dni (linia zielona) i analogiczny czas poprzedniego roku (żółta).
Średnia też o 16 mniejsza.
Ilość dni zimniejszych w tym zakresie czasu była znacznie większa niż rok temu.
#Smog

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