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General Strike on Amazon EU:

Global strike! No one go to work for megacorporations- except co-ops, democratized workplaces, and indie companies run out of rusting shipping containers and monocrystalline panels! All you uberdriving machine learning Ph. Ds living in cardboard boxes, artschool dropouts shilling brands on Birdsite with a gofundme for Ramen dinner, taskrabbiting coders underpaid to automate your own job away -- DEMAND TO BE PAID WHAT YOU'RE WORTH!

(If you can, don't hurt yourself!)

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PZI Special Issue 6
XPPL / Interfacing the Law

Workshop on distributed book catalogue and network library + discussion on shadow/extra-legal side of access to knowledge and research practices.

June 14, Leeszaal West

more info: issue.xpub.nl/06/

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The $63 billion takeover of Monsanto by Bayer prompted a thorny branding question: what to call the new company? The company's management has announced its decision: the new company will be called "Bayer," despite the name's longtime association with Nazi slave labor camps, fatal human subjects experiments conducted on prisoners supplied by the Nazis, and complicity in the production of Zyklon B, the lethal poison used in concentration camp gas-chambers.[...]
boingboing.net/2018/06/05/roun

Yesterday I was part of a panel at Disruption Network Lab "TARGETED, PROFILED & INFLUENCED: On Cambridge Analytica and Beyond". I sneaked in tons of What Remains game snippets. If you're in Berlin, this afternoon the program continues with "UNCOVERING CORRUPTION: On Strategic Harassment, Mexican Trolls and Election Manipulation".

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When I was a child in the 1980s, my ad used to come home with stories of a man who bicycle toured full time. He had a bunch of mobile computer components that he used with solar power to be able to write a regular column about computing, which he did WHILE cycling. (He memorised the ASCII codes for the alphabet and embedded switches into his handlebars).

These stories made a huge impression on me and are partly responsible for my interest in solar power, cycle touring, mobile computing and DIY.

After solar powered UMPCs with wireless networking starting to become closer to consumer-grade electronics, he moved on to pedal and wind powered boats. https://microship.com/
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Sun Ra’s Full Lecture & Reading List From His 1971 UC Berkeley Course, "The Black Man in the Cosmos" https://goo.gl/KtCIfX https://t.co/MyjZfl9WSC

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An invitation for anyone nearby Rotterdam: Algo-Rhythms #2 a creative coding and algorithmic improvisation on May 31st, more details: worm.org/production/algo-rhyth

Google versus Palantir ASN lookup. Explorations of network structures during workshop with @rra

@celesteh @320x200 makes sense! I am hanging on to my blessing a little while, I haven't felt this rich in a long time :)

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RT @n_srnck@twitter.com
Amazon Web Services calling the cloud a democratisation of AI is like your landlord calling rent a democratisation of housing

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HATE NEWS conference on May 25-26, 2018 @Studio 1, Kunstquartier Bethanien Investigating online opinion manipulation, strategic hate speech and misinformation – and their impact on civil rights.

disruptionlab.org/hate-news

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Given how important the WebFinger protocol is to Mastodon, I got curious about where this use of the word "finger" comes from. Fortunately somebody in 1990 thought to record the story of events from 1971, so that 47 years later we can discover what happened: https://groups.google.com/groups?selm=1990Feb20.023931.13825@cs.rochester.edu

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Join us on the 12th of May for the open day! There will be free coffee, tea and software 💥

varia.zone/en/varia-open-day.h

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the program for AMRO is out!
*this post is sponsored by Leberkas Pepi*

radical-openness.org/en/progra

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We are currently working on figuring out how the #GDPR will effect #Mastodon

We have reached out and asked for help from #EFF ( @eff ).

Currently there's a discussion on the projects GitHub, and if you know anything that may help us that's the place to go. Please try to read the conversation before pitching in though!

https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/issues/7280

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#SiliconValley Can't Be #Trusted With Our #History

#DigitalMemory
"Our access to information is incredibly broad but shockingly fleeting. A tweet that was meant to be forgotten resurfaces years later to cost someone their job, while a video providing evidence of war crimes disappears without a trace."

https://www.buzzfeed.com/evanhill/silicon-valley-cant-be-trusted-with-our-history

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