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UK politics / call to action 

The Joint Committee on Human Rights is calling for evidence on the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill here. Have a read through it and make your concerns known:
committees.parliament.uk/call-

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Somebody I know is in the top 10% of Spotify.
Guess how much the artist makes by being in the top 10% of Spotify.
Around $50 a month.

Streaming music sucks

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Slightly adjusted. I've added this to my website now, using it with the `image-rendering: pixelated;` CSS.

Fucking silly but I love it.

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“The most invasive apps: which apps are sharing your personal data?”

Top three: Instagram, Facebook, and LinkedIn.

blog.pcloud.com/invasive-apps/

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UK Politics / Rishi Sunak Found the Magic Money Tree 

"After 2010 British politics was shaped by one idea above all others: austerity. We were told that there wasn't enough money to pay for EMA, university fees, council housing or even the existing range of benefits. And yet the government's response to Covid-19 demonstrates the extent to which that was a political choice rather than an economic inevitability. Most striking of all? Even the BBC is saying it."

youtube.com/watch?v=uqM5MSfFCY

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gemini, mental health + 

I finally got some writing done for the #ADHD section of my #gemini capsule!
Hoping to add more soon and expand on some things, but I'm really happy with the fact that I've gotten *something* out there
gemini://whirling.top/avalon/Desk/ADHD/
#theWorkshop

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A good petition for any UK resident (and UK citizens overseas) to sign.

I set up a tracker graph also: petition-track.uk/check-petiti

RT @white_hart@twitter.com

Petition: Do not restrict our rights to peaceful protest. petition.parliament.uk/petitio

🐦🔗: twitter.com/white_hart/status/

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@alcinnz @mousebot @delve The page is kill-the-newsletter.com/, just for reference ^^

I guess that's the more technical solution to the problem than I have :D

Last year I wrote about the problem on my blog, trying to convince page owners, with rather small success :X

shivering-isles.com/Why-web-fe

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@info_activism
"Most broadly, the work acts in opposition to the capitalist ideologies embedded in NFTs and the ways in which cryptoart markets have already thrust an often anti-capitalist and anti-corporate art medium into a 21st century gold rush get-rich-quick kind of frenzy. "
bengrosser.com/projects/tokeni

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"The task is to transform our social conditions in such a way that we can let go of the unhappy consciousness of religious faith and recognize in practice that everything depends on what we do with our finite time together." lareviewofbooks.org/article/ma

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“Linux” by itself doesn’t solve anything. Surveillance capitalism runs on Linux. Linux is big business. Most Linux distributions don’t give a shit about privacy/go out of their way to promote the easy use of Google, etc., on their platforms. FOSS is just one piece of the puzzle.

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If you don't know where to start, here are a few interesting (7-Day Roguelike Challenge) entries for 2021 from well known devs

st33d.itch.io/cardinal-ramship (play in browser)
tinytouchtales.itch.io/idolkni (play in browser)
jmlait.itch.io/rogue-impact (requires a download)
slash.itch.io/rainy-day (play in browser)

The challenge entries are up on itch.io for perusal. Each year the quality level and the variety of unique ideas on the roguelike genre is a marvel to behold..

itch.io/jam/7drl-challenge-202

Many run in web browsers and support

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54 years ago, ST:TOS episode A Taste of Armageddon aired. In it, a culture has computer simulated war for 500 years and "casualties” tailed by the machine must report to euthanasia chambers. At the end, Kirk gives a speech.

Death, destruction, disease, horror... that's what war is all about, that's what makes it a thing to be avoided. You've made it so neat and painless you've had no reason to stop it.

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