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Ticketmaster pockets a commission on each one of these sales - without giving a dime to the performers whose labor they depend on.

cbc.ca/news/business/ticketmas

Ticketmaster's vertical dominance of the performance industry allows it to get away with this system of wage-theft and price gouging - it's harmful dominance that leads to consumer welfare harms.

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Oregon's carbon offsets go up in smoke: The Bootleg Fire is more evidence that markets can't solve the climate emergency.

mamot.fr/@pluralistic/10664801

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1627320071342 — linear/julian/eyefish/cylinder #fractals at 4.9850e+6 iterations, 118.8,100.0,100.0 background.

For the background I generally sample a dominant colour and find an inverse by flipping around the colour triangle in GIMP. It came out a particuarly eye-gouging green this time and I kinda love it as a compliment to Work 1626826780000.

#generativeart #digitalart #proceduralart #flam3 #electricsheep

IG: instagram.com/p/CRzczyqIqWY/

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I'm seeing people hating on the #FOSS community, implying that it's exclusionary & lacking diversity. That it's only serves developers. I think that's quite ungrateful. #FOSS explicitly removes the artificial barriers between developers & users structurally present in any other form of software dev. #FOSS devs can't put knowledge & expertise in the heads of users. But, by using the GPL, they can create possibility for all. Permissionless participation. Inspiring people to want to learn. 1/2

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And the digital Dark Age analogy is, I think, a compelling one. I've fleshed it out here: davelane.nz/darkage

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Bookmarked adactio.com/journal/18322.

> I would hate if catching up on RSS feeds felt like catching up on email. Maybe that’s why I’m never entirely comfortable with newsletters—if there’s an option to subscribe by RSS instead of email, I’ll always take it.

(jan.boddez.net/notes/bbb53c7ec)

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"Google is free" isn't really great advice when right wing think tanks can afford some of the best rankings money can buy

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Folks who work at Facebook, I have a question: why do you hate humanity?

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Seal's goal is to meet all 100 of the 100 worst landlords in NYC, as determined by NYC's public advocate, an annual leaderboard that names and shames the individuals who hold thousands of families' peace and prosperity in their hands.

But the point of the doc is that none of these people can be found. As the tenants of their buildings can tell you, neither they nor their property managers answer the phone - not when the ceiling caves in, not when vermin run across your sleeping child.

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It used to be that when you read a newspaper, the newspaper did not also read you. When you watched TV, your TV did not also watch you…

Today when you read theguardian.com, over two dozen organisations whose trackers are embedded on the site also read you. When you watch YouTube, YouTube also watches you.

This is not some tin-foil hat conspiracy theory, it’s simply the business model of mainstream technology. I call this business model people farming.

ar.al/2020/01/01/in-2020-and-b

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hackers, 2021: "Federated isn't decentralized! Blockchain!"

hackers, 1985: "Weird flex, but okay."

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Mastodon notifications UI says "Never miss a thing", not the attitude we should be going for, IMO

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Instead of positive thinking, try this
mailchi.mp/c597d18387a6/instea

What I like to offer instead is the framing of the question, in response to negative thinking is not, "How can I make this thought more positive?"

Try asking instead, "What would be more useful to think here?"

(This is so much more useful than trying to force myself to think more positively)

#Pinboard

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“We live in a world where captains get arrested for saving people’s lives on the sea; where a person downloading scientific articles faces 35 years in jail; where people risk charges for bringing contraceptives to those who otherwise couldn’t get them. Folks are getting in trouble for giving food to the poor, medicine to the sick, water to the thirsty, shelter to the homeless.”

syllabus.pirate.care/

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I love koreader and feel like it is a critical piece of software. Ebook platform monopolies like Kindle and Kobo have control of information. koreader lets you liberate your hardware from them. I hope I can soon use something like Open Book and have libre hardware, too.

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According to Google, you’re not human if you aren’t being tracked by Google.

“…one of the ways that Google determines whether you’re a malicious user or not is whether you already have a Google cookie installed on your browser.”

fastcompany.com/90369697/googl

#SurveillanceCapitalism

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Torrents aren't just a pirating thing
they are a legitimate file sharing method

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someone please create a typesetting program and call it Nitrile

for people like me who are allergic to LaTEX

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Repair and jobs.

“To say nothing of the impact on jobs: landfilling a kiloton of ewaste creates <1 job; recycling that waste creates 15 jobs, while repairing it creates 200 good, local jobs that can’t be offshored (you don’t send a phone overseas for repair).”

pluralistic.net/2021/05/26/nix

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