More and more lately I am being asked to tip at places that i wouldn't normally expect to . I feel no social obligation to spend extra when I'm not given any special service and have to wait in line. Am I wrong in this belief?
not sure where privacy and freedom from surveillance falls on this pyramid.
I'm imagining a maslow's hierarchy of internet freedom.
At the bottom is the ability to send and receive information.
Higher levels include freedom from firewalls and net neutrality.
The highest point I can think of at the moment is freedom from individual actors trying to astroturf or otherwise manipulate information environments.
US activists focus on higher level freedoms but globally most people are stuck on the bottom, hoping their gov doesn't shut off the internet this election seaso
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The goal wouldn't be to improve any individuals life, but to create a spectacle.
People would be waiting years in jail for their trial and the system would be thoroughly broken in that area that it would make national headlines.
The hope is that the country would be for forced to look at how broken the judicial system is and make reforms. If the system can't handle anyone but the rich getting a fair trial it doesn't deserve to exist
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If i had 10-100 million dollars to spend on improving some aspect of America, I would choose the justice system.
I'd pick one area with a particularly overworked judicial system and get the word out that if any non-violent offender wanted to have their day in court instead of taking a plea deal, which happens 95% of the time, I would pay for them to have more than adequate legal representation.
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All my shit has been moved and my 1st radio preset key is set to the local NPR station.
I officially live in Austin.
CAPITAL F, creative commons magazine about Free software
Bryan Lunduke just posted it on his Patreon. Cool project!
Talks about "The road to a free software phone", "Video production with free software", "The stigma of charging for free software", "a personal journey w/ free software" & "replacing Google w/ free software"
Twitter is making it much harder to use their api from the last time I had need for it.
I have to apply for developer access which includes writing >= 300 words on what I plan on making with their api. As well as checking boxes about whether this will be used to share information with a government entity.
Not sure how I feel about this
pretty sure this could all be done over http, with a browser extension to handle the authentication on client end
- The biggest problem I see with this is not wanting to use unsecure computers because you would have to share your private key with that computer to log on, but the same could be said for passwords.
- convincing people to carry around a usb stick containing keys seems much easier than convincing them to choose and track dozens of hard to guess/bruteforcable passwords.
Why haven't asymmetrical keys replaced passwords yet?
imagined security scheme:
1.Generate public/private key pair
2. share public key when creating account with whomever.
3. when logging in, account will send you random string
4. your browser will encrypt string with private key
5. account will decrypt string with your public key, if it is the same string they sent, you are authenticated.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to act solely in accordance with their local incentives.
I have gotten into to habit over the past year of keeping all change in my car and handing it out to panhandlers.
I was recently rebuffed for doing this while driving with a friend who said that a handful of change wasn't helping anybody and if I actually cared I'd give a couple dollars.
Is the marginal utility of coins so low that they aren't even valuable to the homeless anymore?
For arguments sake we will say that the average amount I hand out at a time is in the range of .30-1.50
I always thought that if anyone I knew could be a cult leader it would be him and wondered if similar techniques were employed by people like Charles Mason and Bhagwan . It probably didn't help that whenever we met we were both usually quite stoned.