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@nolan AMP's rewriting of stuff to be hosted by Google specifically in a way that increases their surveillance, with *pressure* to do so in exchange for a boost in traffic that will absolutely go away anyway once they've forced the entire ecosystem to move over to it, is a sure sign of monopolistic behavior that Google deserves to get hit with an antitrust lawsuit for more than anything else I've seen so far.

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remember when you'd get a laptop with Windows 7 on it, and you'd have a load of bloatware shit to uninstall

and now you literally download fresh stock Windows 10 from their fucking website and you have to uninstall C/andy Crush™ and Farm Hero Sega™ or whatever the fuck

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I know I've said it before, but I'm repeatedly reminded of how nice uBlock origin is for destroying viewport fixed content (like when some page decides you need to have an inch of 'title' that won't ever scroll away), sharing buttons, and other bad elements of web design that aren't ads.
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Yup, so much this. Tech putting people in the mindset that all strangers are potential criminals is asking for trouble.

Amazon’s Ring Is a Perfect Storm of Privacy Threats - eff.org/deeplinks/2019/08/amaz

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I never wanted to believe that my Dad was stealing from his job as a road worker. But when I got home, all the signs were there.

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Hey, I have a blind friend who might want to join us on the Fediverse. Does anyone have a guide to accessibility etc that might be more useful than me just sending her a link to an instance?

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“TV without borders” vox.com/the-highlight/2019/8/1

This is a good trend, I have certainly taken an interest in various foreign language shows. Netflix has an impressive library of content I wouldn’t have had easy access to previously. Now whilst we may disagree to the quality and quantity of the original English content, can we not agree it’s good for so much variety to exist if you desire to seek it out?

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In my headcanon, the entire reason the Trade Federation invaded Naboo was because someone on the surface invented Adblock

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“Forgive me, father, for I have sinned.”
“What sins have you committed, my child?”
“I keep singing Barenaked Ladies songs.”
“How long has it been since you last confessed?”
“IT’S BEEN — ”

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Took a week off & returned to work from home ... yeah, so not productive :P

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Love too live in a world where authoritarian governments like China can buy ads for propaganda and spread promoted lies on social media.

engadget.com/2019/08/18/twitte

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Good job, eBay. I can't imagine a better phishing attempt than telling me to keep my personal info up to date and giving me a link to do so.
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if i get a time machine i'm capping christopher columbus
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In A World
where Everyone is having a Lovely Time

One Man Dares to Try, Somewhat Ineffectively, to Ruin It

THE SPAMMER

Summer, 2019

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consumer electronics hot take 

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