From the archives (2002):
“If you browse randomly through these 500,000 to a million Weblogs, most of them that you come across will be uninteresting to you. But, so what? It’s not that everybody on the Web is famous for 15 minutes. It’s that everybody on the Web is famous to 15 people.”
-- David Weinberger, author of Small Pieces Loosely Joined: A Unified Theory of the Web and coauthor of The Cluetrain Manifesto
Surprise surprise 😱
"Google has been accused of breaking promises to patients, after the company announced it would be moving a healthcare-focused subsidiary, DeepMind Health, into the main arm of the organisation."
Reminder that patients did not even give consent to this data going to Google in the first place:
Google has no problem breaking privacy promises. They cannot be trusted.
Here's your periodic reminder that Uber is not a business to emulate:
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Facebook, pol Show more
“...Ms. Sandberg has overseen an aggressive lobbying campaign to combat Facebook’s critics, shift public anger toward rival companies and ward off damaging regulation. Facebook employed a Republican opposition-research firm to discredit activist protesters, in part by linking them to the liberal financier George Soros. It also tapped its business relationships, persuading a Jewish civil rights group to cast some criticism of the company as anti-Semitic.”
"People are still more worried that a third-party company like #CambridgeAnalytica used facebook's data instead of what they should actually be worried about: that #Facebook had that data to begin with"
"If Cambridge Analytica can sway elections and referenda with a relatively small subset of facebook's data, imagine what facebook can and does do with the full set." - @aral
Humans: Keep working as hard as you can and one day you’ll be successful!👍🔧👨🔧
Corps: Grab as much cash as humanly capable while investing the absolute LEAST amount of work possible and you’re a success!!👨💼🏢💰
IP thoughts Show more
When I say, "Disney is a rent-seeking parasite and shouldn't be allowed to extend copyright another 20 years in Canada"
If you interpret that as me saying, "small artists should have no protection for their creative works at all"
Then you fell for this trick HARD
IP thoughts Show more
The reason "Intellectual Property" is bad is because it is a term that (probably intentionally) conflates so many almost completely unrelated issues
If we're being trained to think that copyright, patents, trademarks, etc. are all the same thing, then you can make an argument that works for a small-time artist's creative works, and then do a switcheroo and suddenly we're talking about drug patents
THAT is what I mean when I say that "Intellectual Property" isn't real or needs to die
Another kernel written in Rust!
Rust tooling/docs must be making operating system development more accessible, as there is an impressive number of these projects.
My game: http://anthrotari.com.
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