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SAMBA versus SMB: Adversarial Interoperability is Judo for Network Effects


Before there was Big Tech, there was "adversarial interoperability": when someone decides to compete with a dominant company by creating a product o
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I use Friendica because of privacy, data ownership (my data is mine) that makes it better than Facebook. This is the message we need to get across to people.



 

Why Should I Use DuckDuckGo Instead of Google?


This was posted to linked in, so I said that I would share here on Friendica. I also suggested the original poster joins the Fediverse so he can share further similar content.

https://spreadprivacy.com/why-use-duckduckgo-instead-of-google/
#duckduckgo #google #linkedin #post #privacy #share



 

EFF Sues AT&T, Data Aggregators For Giving Bounty Hunters and Other Third Parties Access to Customers’ Real-Time Locations


Lawsuit Seeks Court Order Prohibiting Sale of Customer Location Data

SAN FRANCISCO — The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Pierce Bainbridge Beck Price & Hecht LLP filed a class action
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A good reason not to use instagram ( Bianca Devins murder images flood Instagram )


Bianca Devins murder images flood Instagram

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-49001706

We need social media regulation NOW, Who are the people sharing these images?, hand over their data and prosecute them.

Meanwhile
Virgin Media probes why it blocked giant Gif site Imgur

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48990721

So they block imgur, due to alegations of hosting child abuse images, where as Facebook etc are known for it, why not block Facebook and Instagram.
#17 #bbc #child #girl #images #instagram #news #tech #victim murder

It's an interesting conundrum, though I think one that needs some serious attention - how do you manage people's illegal behaviour online in any sort of effective manner? I am appalled with how people are finding it A-OK to utter death threats online, and generally aren't facing any real repercussions, even when they post under real names. It's not legal here in Canada, yet all one hears about is "trying to get their accounts shut down".

I dunno, I think there needs to be some balls put in to the laws to catch up with the ignoramuses who believe that because they punched it in to their keyboard, it's fine.

Nobody took me seriously years ago when I was suggesting people should be licensed to get online. ;-)

I agree, here in the UK we have various laws that cover things like misuse of telecommunications. We need to enforce existing laws fully and make amendments so the law keeps up with technology.

Tech companies know who these people are and could help but won't citing human rights or the first amendment or ironically privacy.

We have a problems in the Uk, knife crime, attacks on emergency services and nothing happens that sends a clear message to say it won't be tolerated, so unless that happens it is a free for all, as you know you can get away with it.

I like the comment about being "licensed to get online." good idea, maybe people need an IQ test first, anyone sharing a pic of a dead child with their throat slit really needs their head looking at.



 
South Devon Tech Jam – July 2019 Write Up

A productive jam today, Paul and Ryan were working on trying to troubleshoot a few networking issues.

The AIY Voice kit hardware is now built so we should have an update on that at the next meeting on 10th August.

I ran through the Debian presentation that I created, it needs a little modification for different audiences.

Various technical and non technical discussions also took place.

Next Jam is 10th August, where we should hopefully be getting a visit from Jayne from NRS healthcare.
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France tech tax: What's being done to make internet giants pay more?


France tech tax: What's being done to make internet giants pay more?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48928782

Now, if some of that tax revenue could be directed to help fund free software and alternatives to fb and google such as the fediverse as services such as disroot (which offers e-mail, cloud and a host of other stuff) that would be great. Oh and some money should be spent on mental health services to help those affected by how the big tech companies are treating users and creating more mental health issues.
#facebook #france #google #tax #tech




 

A tale of two media reports


Recent BBC news article on Links between fizzy drinks and cancer.
Are sugary drinks causing cancer?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-48939671
To Quote "
Is this definitive proof?

No - the way the study was designed means it can spot patterns in the data but cannot explain them."

Compare this to the Daily Mail article

Just ONE drink of fruit juice or sugary tea a day can dramatically increase the risk of cancer, major study suggests

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7233909/Daily-drink-fruit-juice-increase-risk-cancer-12-major-study-suggests.html


I am aware that the daily mail has a tenancy sensationalise reports and over state things, but surely if all this is from the SAME science paper one should be able to draw a very similar conclusion, or better still how about the media at least quote the conclusions from these science papers / reports

What chance do the rest of us have.
#bbc #cancer #dailymail #drinks #media #misleading #newspapers #report #risk #uk

Well that headline was the front page of the printed issue too, not sure how 2 sources seem to come up with the opposite in terms of conclusions.

Isn't the latter more geared toward the sensationalizing anyway?

Yeah, I just find it irritating when the press fail to report things properly, then go on about fake news or try and warn people on click bait or how bad Wikipedia is (in some cases) for accuracy. If they are that concerned get some decent journalists and set an example.

I'm totally with you on that.



 

Libraries Unlimited : Summer reading Challenge


Join us for an out-of-this-world summer of fun

Join the Summer Reading Challenge at Torbay Libraries (https://librariesunlimited.us15.list-manage.com/track/click?u=811050354a44a20975f9f9be1&id=d49ba7e120&e=7387ef7930)
View this email in your browser (https://mailchi.mp/f1d6f955ac36/tell-us-what-you-love-about-your-library-486875?e=7387ef7930)
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#challenge #devon #LibrariesUnlimited #library #reading #summer



 

Paignton GeoPark


A few photos of my local kids play area, which is themed due to Paignton being a UNESCO Global Geopark.

https://goblinrefuge.com/mediagoblin/u/zleap/collection/paignton-geopark/
#devon #Geopark #Global #torbay #UNESCO #united-kingdom



 

BIKERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE


BMAD Mission Statement

The objectives of BMAD (Bikers Make a Difference) are to raise money for public benefit in providing funding to sick, disabled and disadvantaged young people up to the age of 19 in the TQ area; and other charities that also provide services to the local TQ communities which directly or indirectly benefit young people.
Examples of charities we have supported because of the services they provide locally are: Devon Freewheelers (Blood Bikes), St. John Ambulance, Torbay Young Carers and Devon Air Ambulance.

http://www.bmad.co.uk/about/

Bike Night 17th July
#AWARENESS #BIKENIGHT #BIKER #CIC #FUNDRAISING #MOTORBIKE #PAIGNTON



 

BIKERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE


BMAD Mission Statement

The objectives of BMAD (Bikers Make a Difference) are to raise money for public benefit in providing funding to sick, disabled and disadvantaged young people up to the age of 19 in the TQ area; and other charities that also provide services to the local TQ communities which directly or indirectly benefit young people.
Examples of charities we have supported because of the services they provide locally are: Devon Freewheelers (Blood Bikes), St. John Ambulance, Torbay Young Carers and Devon Air Ambulance.

http://www.bmad.co.uk/about/

Bike Night 10th July
#AWARENESS #BIKENIGHT #BIKER #CIC #FUNDRAISING #MOTORBIKE #PAIGNTON #SOCIAL



 

ALDI TOY STORY GOODIES


https://www.aldi.co.uk/licensed-single-duvet-set-toy-story/p/018672296023902

From Thursday Aldi has Toy Story related offers, which may be of interest to any Debian fans here, given that Debian codenames are derived from Toy Story Characters. Just a bit of fun really.
@Devon & Cornwall GNU / Linux user group
@Devon & Cornwall GNU / Linux user group #aldi #codenames #debian #eu #offers #shops #store #toystory4 #uk



 

HP Envy – Duplex

I decided to try and figure out how I can actually print double sided on my HP Envy 5530 printer. As I am using Debian 9 with LXDE desktop. It turns out this is easy.



Within the print dialogue box, click on page set up tab and select long edge. This will then print documents double sided without the hassle of you having to remove paper, put the paper back in and print the second side. This saves paper too.
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Maybe now that BA has been fined 1% of turnover (100 million in fines) these companies will start to listen, if you suspect something start to report it to bodies that work in Data Protection, maybe, just maybe it will make a difference and will drive some of these app devs out of business and leave them with such a bad reputation no one will employ them.



 

Star Trek TOS sickbay display on a breadboard



The future envisioned in the original Star Trek included, among other things, a shipboard sickbay with elect
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Science Debate kits


Lots of kits available pdf, designed for UK schools, debate topical issues with students to help enhance learning.

https://ias.im/75.p.166
#debate #kits #schools #science #talk #uk