Vice.com: metahaven are ​making propaganda to fight propaganda
The radical Dutch design studio Metahaven talk art, reality and the internet in their first feature length documentary, The Sprawl.
articles  art  movies  politics  documentaries  internet  netpolitics 
4 hours ago
The Sprawl
The radical Dutch design studio Metahaven talk art, reality and the internet in their first feature length documentary, The Sprawl. [ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs7NFbE2NS8 ]
art  movies  politics  documentaries  internet  netpolitics 
4 hours ago
Aftonbladet.se: Göran Sommardal: Normkritiken är inte problemet
Göran Sommardal om Statens världskulturmuseer, toppstyrning och en otillräcklig utredning.
articles  museum  swedish  culture  politics 
4 hours ago
The first pirate politician in power
Birgitta Jonsdottir is leader of Iceland’s Pirate Party, which has just been asked to form a government. BBC Future Now met her to see what the activist-turned-politician has planned.
politics  iceland  articles 
6 hours ago
Bbc.co.uk: Pope Francis condemns 'media disinformation'
In a frank interview with Belgian Catholic weekly Tertio, the pontiff said the media's obsession with scandal was akin to "coprophilia", an abnormal interest in excrement. This preyed on people's "tendency towards the sickness of coprophagia", the eating of excrement, he added, extending the analogy to apply it to the public's consumption of such coverage.
news  articles  journalism  socialmedia  religion 
Mr. Robot Killed the Hollywood Hacker
The popular portrayal of computers as magic boxes capable of anything has done real societal harm. Now one TV show wants to save us.
hack  culture  movies  articles 
Wikipedia.org: Wikipedia:FAQ/Organizations — Am I allowed to edit articles about myself or my organization?
An important guideline here is our guideline on conflict of interest. You are discouraged from writing articles about yourself or organizations (including their campaigns, clients, products and services) in which you hold a vested interest. If you feel that there is material within an existing article which is incorrect or not neutral, please point this out on the article's talk page. Likewise, if you have content which you think should be added, please discuss this on the talk page. Using the template {{Request edit}} will help draw attention to your request. The COI guideline very strongly discourages direct article editing, particularly if you have a financial conflict of interest; see WP:NOPAY.
wikipedia  work 
Wikipedia.org: Wikipedia:User page design center/Introduction
Welcome to the user page design center. Here you will find resources for developing your user page. Enjoy!
wikipedia  tutorials 
Wikipedia.org: Wikipedia:Begäran om åtgärder
För flytt, radering, skrivskydd eller upplåsning av artikel, kategori eller mall:
* '''Åtgärd''' {{Sida|Sidnamn}}. Kort motivering. ~~~~
wikipedia  tutorials 
when a site asks you to sign up for their thing and then the 'no thank you' link is some hot garbage.
ux  marketing  business  screenshot  tumblr  blogs 
2 days ago
An Ode to Linux Desktop Users Everywhere
Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels. The package makers, the man page writers. The rounded windows in Qt mixed with the less rounded windows of GTK. The ones who literally see things differently because of missing proprietary fonts.

They’re not fond of rules, installation wizards, double clicking and have no respect for the status quo.

You can downvote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you cannot do is ignore them. Because they ship your bug fixes.

They invent. They imagine. They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire. They push the human race forward.

Maybe they have to be crazy. How else can you stare at an empty screen and know that you have to blacklist your video card driver? Or sit in silence while tweaking alsamixer on the command line? Or write bash aliases to reload your network driver kernel module each time your laptop resumes from suspension? We make tools for these kinds of people.

While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because people who are crazy enough to think that they can run Linux on the desktop, are the ones who change the world.
linux  culture  blog-posts 
2 days ago
The Distribution of Users’ Computer Skills: Worse Than You Think
Across 33 rich countries, only 5% of the population has high computer-related abilities, and only a third of people can complete medium-complexity tasks.
ux  usability  science 
2 days ago
Theguardian.com: Scene and heard: Bubbling over
It started by mistake when a Dutch DJ played a dancehall record at the wrong speed. Will Diplo give bubbling a new lease of life?
history  music  hiphop  articles 
3 days ago
When DJ Moortje, a DJ from Curacao, accidentally played a dancehall LP at 45 rpm instead of the standard 33 at Club Voltage in 1988, the ‘bubbling’ genre was born. The genre influenced by traditional Antillean tambu music and rave-esque synths, combined with sped-up ragga vocal loops and percussion took its flight in local community centers and clubs throughout The Netherlands. With highly energetic beats, dance battles and parties, bubbling became its own sub genre and culture with its own style and fashion etiquette. A mix of gabber and dancehall formed by colorful tracksuits, large sports jerseys and Nike Air Max silhouettes, with the Tinker Hatfield-designed Air Max BW (for ‘Big Window’) being one of the most popular shoes of that time.
music  history  hiphop  videos  documentaries 
3 days ago
Opensource.stackexchange.com: creative commons - Is a government organisation commerical or non-commerical?
The CC-BY-NC-4.0 license contains a definition of noncommercial in Section 1.i:
> NonCommercial means not primarily intended for or directed towards commercial advantage or monetary compensation. For purposes of this Public License, the exchange of the Licensed Material for other material subject to Copyright and Similar Rights by digital file-sharing or similar means is NonCommercial provided there is no payment of monetary compensation in connection with the exchange.
forum-posts  law  creativecommons 
3 days ago
Creativecommons.org: NonCommercial interpretation
The definition of NonCommercial depends on the primary purpose for which the work is used, not on the category or class of reuser. [4] Specifically, a reuser need not be in education, in government, an individual, or a recognized charity/nonprofit in the relevant jurisdiction in order to use an NC-licensed work. A reuser that is not obviously noncommercial in nature may use NC-licensed content if its use is NonCommercial in accordance with the definition. The context and purpose of the use is relevant when making the determination, but no class of reuser is per se permitted or excluded from using an NC-licensed work.
law  creativecommons  copyright  wiki 
3 days ago
Facebook’s Walled Wonderland Is Inherently Incompatible With News
Facebook will solve just enough of the fake news to put down the raging PR fire. But the company will never jeopardize its money machine for the sake of mere societal considerations.
business  news  journalism  automation  facebook  articles 
3 days ago
Theguardian.com: This is the most dangerous time for our planet | Stephen Hawking
With not only jobs but entire industries disappearing, we must help people to retrain for a new world and support them financially while they do so. If communities and economies cannot cope with current levels of migration, we must do more to encourage global development, as that is the only way that the migratory millions will be persuaded to seek their future at home. We can do this, I am an enormous optimist for my species; but it will require the elites, from London to Harvard, from Cambridge to Hollywood, to learn the lessons of the past year. To learn above all a measure of humility.
politics  environment  articles  neoliberalism 
3 days ago
Wikipedia.org: Eternal September
Eternal September or the September that never ended is Usenet slang for a period beginning in September 1993, the month that Internet service provider America Online began offering Usenet access to its many users, overwhelming the existing culture for online forums.
wiki  netiquette  culture  internet  history 
3 days ago
Class Warfare: Radical French philosopher Guy Debord’s Situationist board game
For Debord, The Game of War wasn’t just a game - it was a guide to how people should live their lives within Fordist society. By playing, revolutionary activists could learn how to fight and win against the oppressors of spectacular society.
games  boardgame  history  politics  philosophy 
3 days ago
Facebook’s Walled Wonderland Is Inherently Incompatible With News
[…] sharing is key because it leads to higher page consumption which, in turn, leads to multiple bespoke advertising exposures.

How does Facebook tweak its system in order to favor sharing? It does so by becoming the ultimate filter bubble.

On Facebook, what you click on, what you share with your “friends” shapes your profile, preferences, affinities, political opinions and your vision of the world. The last thing Facebook wants is to contradict you in any way. The sanction would be immediate: you’d click/share much less; even worse, you might cut your session short. Therefore, Facebook has no choice but keeping you in the warm, comfort of the cosy environment you created click after click. In the United States, Facebook does this for 40 minutes per user and per day.
facebook  articles  business 
3 days ago
The World Wide Web Consortium at a Crossroads: Arms-Dealers or Standards-Setters?
The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has a hard decision to make: a coalition including the world's top research institutions; organizations supporting blind users on three continents; security firms; blockchain startups; browser vendors and user rights groups have asked it not to hand control over web video to some of the biggest companies in the world. For their part, those multinational companies have asked the W3C to hand them a legal weapon they can use to shut down any use of online video they don't like, even lawful fair use.
standards  articles  webdev  internet 
3 days ago
How publishers are defeating ad blockers
uBlock Origin works around this detection in a clever way. Chrome extensions have the ability to intercept and modify HTTP requests via the webRequest API. uBlock intercepts the request for FuckAdBlock’s JavaScript and responds with an HTTP 307, the code for a temporary redirect. The URL it redirects to is actually a blob of base64-encoded alternate JavaScript. This JavaScript is then loaded instead of FuckAdblock.

Here is a demo in BugReplay that demonstrates how uBlock’s workaround works. I’ve selected the HTTP redirect that is described above, containing the base64 encoded JavaScript. Clicking the download icon next to the ‘Location’ header will display a plaintext version of the code that is loaded instead of FuckAdblock.

uBlock’s alternate JavaScript creates a dummy version of the FuckAdBlock class that doesn’t actually do anything. This way, if any JavaScript external to this file were to check on the status of FuckAdBlock, it would appear as if it loaded successfully. By watching the video above you can see that the ad blocker detection never pops up a modal nagging the user when using uBlock.

FuckAdBlock has a pretty clever response to uBlock’s hack. They recommend utilizing the integrity attribute for the script tag that loads FuckAdBlock, which causes the browser to fail to load the 307’d version due to it’s hash not matching the integrity check, triggering the onerror for the script which triggers the adblock detector. For now Business Insider doesn’t have that implemented.
ads  software  extensions  browser  blog-posts 
3 days ago
EiskaltDC++ is a cross-platform program that uses the Direct Connect and ADC protocols. It is compatible with DC++, FlylinkDC++, LinuxDC++ and other DC clients. EiskaltDC++ also interoperates with all common DC hub software.
dc++  software  open-source  filesharing  linux  apple  osx  windows 
3 days ago
Rhizome.org: Net Art Anthology — Retelling the history of net art from the 1980s through the present day
Net Art Anthology will play out in five distinct chapters. The first four will be chronological: early network cultures and early web (through 1998); Flash and blogs (1999-2005); surf clubs, early postinternet art, and social media platforms (2006-2011); and mobile apps and social media saturation (2012-present). The final chapter will reprise all time periods, addressing gaps that emerge over the course of the project.
history  art  internet 
4 days ago
Github.com: macOS Security and Privacy Guide
This is a collection of thoughts on securing a modern Apple Mac computer using macOS (formerly "OS X") 10.12 "Sierra", as well as steps to improving online privacy.

This guide is targeted to “power users” who wish to adopt enterprise-standard security, but is also suitable for novice users with an interest in improving their privacy and security on a Mac.

A system is only as secure as its administrator is capable of making it. There is no one single technology, software, nor technique to guarantee perfect computer security; a modern operating system and computer is very complex, and requires numerous incremental changes to meaningfully improve one's security and privacy posture.

I am not responsible if you break a Mac by following any of these steps.

If you wish to make a correction or improvement, please send a pull request or open an issue.
tutorials  privacy  security  osx  apple 
4 days ago
Mediu.com: Owen Jones — My thoughts on Cuba
I wrote a few tweets about Cuba which have caused some anger, not least from certain revolutionary leftists in Spain (one of whom has called me a “spokesman for Soros’ bitch mother” — interesting). So I wanted to bore everyone to death a bit more by writing about my thoughts at length.
blog-posts  politics 
4 days ago
!Mediengruppe Bitnik — Random Darknet Shopper
The Random Darknet Shopper is an automated online shopping bot which we provide with a budget of $100 in Bitcoins per week. Once a week the bot goes shopping in the deep web where it randomly chooses and purchases one item and has it mailed directly to the exhibition space. Once the items arrive they are unpacked and displayed, each new object adding to a landscape of traded goods from the Darknet.

The Random Darknet Shopper is a live Mail Art piece, an exploration of the deep web via the goods traded there. It directly connects the Darknet with the gallery. By randomizing its consumerism, the bot is guaranteed a wide selection of goods from the thousands listed on deepweb markets.

In its first run from October 2014 - January 2015, Random Darknet Shopper bought 12 items from the deepweb market Agora, which were displayed at Kunst Halle St. Gallen in the exhibition «The Darknet - From Memes to Onionland. An Exploration». Since Agora discontinued its services in September, Random Darknet Shopper will now order items from Alpha Bay, currently the largest deepweb market place.
blog-posts  art  darknet  shopping  automation  bitcoin 
4 days ago
Vf.se: Det är inte hållbart att byta ut ord
Ord betyder något. Byter man ut dem mot andra ord så sägs något helt annat än det som sagts. Det är inte ett hållbart retoriskt angrepp att själv byta ut ord till de som passar en för stunden och lägga dem i sin meningsmotståndares mun. "Män" är inte samma sak som "muslimer", vare sig man skämtat om rösträtten eller pratat om glastaket i arbetslivet för kvinnors karriärer. Säger någon att "Jag är så glad över att Färjestad vann igår" så går det inte att kontra med "Jojo, men byt ut "Färjestad" mot "den ariska rasen" så hör du hur sjukt det låter". Teodorescu driver helt enkelt en märklig tes i gränslandet till det intellektuellt ohederliga. Identitetspolitik kan man säkert kritisera, men en åsikt, en wikipediaartikel och några väl placerat utbytta ord känns kanske inte som ett så starkt case.
language  swedish  politics  articles 
4 days ago
Nytimes.com: While We Weren’t Looking, Snapchat Revolutionized Social Networks
Snap Inc., the parent company of the popular photo-messaging and storytelling app Snapchat, is having a productive autumn. A couple of weeks ago, Snap filed confidential documents for a coming stock offering that could value the firm at $30 billion, which would make it one of the largest initial public offerings in recent years. Around the same time, it began selling Spectacles, sunglasses that can record video clips, which have become one of the most sought-after gadgets of the season.
socialmedia  business  articles 
4 days ago
Review: Pinion P1.18 Gearbox with Gates CDX Belt
Comparison to the Rohloff Hub... Not sure if it's fair to compare these two internal gear systems, because of the price difference, but I guess many people want to know how the Pinion performs compared to the Rohloff hub. Let's start with some numbers...
reviews  gears  bikes 
5 days ago
Bicycles.stackexchange.com: Pros and cons of gears in bottom bracket vs. rear hub?
The biggest pro for Pinion is the ability to easily switch between wheelsets without having to own multiple expensive hubs. The biggest con (and it is a big one) for Pinion is that it requires a frame made for it. Nearly any frame can take a Rohloff hub.
bikes  gears  forum-posts 
5 days ago
Bikepacking.com: Salsa Deadwood Rohloff
There was one hitch. Our choice drivetrain for such an endeavor is Rohloff’s internally geared Speedhub; it’s virtually maintenance free, keeps the chain straight to avoid wear, and has proven itself almost bulletproof. Some riders have even reported over 200k miles of use without issue.
bikes  gears  reviews  blog-posts 
5 days ago
Vimeo.com: Hunting For Monsters
Lake Iliamna, Alaska's largest lake, is home to many native communities, the worlds’ largest sockeye salmon run, potential site of the controversial Pebble Mine, and the elusive Lake Monster - Illie. On a hot mid-July morning, Bjørn and Brent were deposited to the far shore of Cook Inlet in a landing craft cargo ship and began their human-powered journey through Iliamna country to Bristol Bay; hoping to catch a glimpse of the illusive creature and slice of Alaska where monsters can still roam free.
documentaries  bikes  movies  videos  travel 
6 days ago
Simplistic presentation generator.
presentation  javascript  slideshow  open-source  software 
6 days ago
Svd.se: Reportage: Så blev ”Inte rasist, men…” en nätrörelse som gör avtryck
Det startade i en frustration över att fackföreningsrörelsen inte tog fajten på sociala medier. I dag har ”Inte rasist, men…” över 200.000 följare på Facebook. Grundaren Henrik Johansson berättar om vägen dit.
swedish  politics  racism  socialmedia  articles 
6 days ago
Fredrik Reinfeldt blir programledare i SVT
– Jag tycker nog det har gått enklare än jag trodde, men det är ju trots allt så att när det blir tyst så verkar förväntan vara att det är jag som ska säga något, berättar Reinfeldt för Fredrik Skavlan om hur det har känts att sitta på ny stol.

I de fyra programmen har Reinfeldt träffat Storbritanniens tidigare premiärminister Tony Blair, Danmarks respektive Norges före detta statsministrar Anders Fogh Rasmussen och Jens Stoltenberg, samt Condoleezza Rice, som var utrikesminister i USA 2005-2009.
television  swedish  politics  articles  interviews 
6 days ago
Wikipedia.org: Uncontacted peoples
Uncontacted people, also referred to as isolated people or lost tribes, are communities who live, or have lived, either by choice (peoples living in voluntary isolation) or by circumstance, without significant contact with global civilization. Few peoples have remained totally uncontacted by global civilization. Indigenous rights activists call for such groups to be left alone, stating that it will interfere with their right to self-determination.
wiki  culture 
6 days ago
Wikipedia.org: Sentinelese people
The Sentinelese people (also called the Sentineli, the Senteneli, the Sentenelese, or the North Sentinel Islanders) are an indigenous people of the Andaman Islands, in the Bay of Bengal. They inhabit North Sentinel Island, which lies westward off the southern tip of the Great Andaman archipelago. They resist contact with the outside world, and are among the last people to remain virtually untouched and uncontacted by modern civilization.
wiki  culture 
6 days ago
Magic mushroom chemical psilocybin could be key to treating depression - studies
Immediate reduction in depression and anxiety for up to eight months seen in patients with advanced cancer given a single dose of psilocybin.
health  articles  science  drugs  psychology 
7 days ago
The Man Who Invented VR Goggles 50 Years Too Soon
The teleyeglasses weighed about 140 grams and were built around small cathode-ray tubes that ran on low-voltage current from tiny batteries. (The user faced no danger of being electrocuted, Gernsback promised.) Because there was a separate screen for each eye, it could display stereoscopic images—much like today’s 3D virtual-reality glasses. Noting the massive V-type antenna protruding from the teleyeglasses, Life described the effect as “neo-Martian.” To be fair, modern VR goggles are only slightly less geeky looking than Gernsback’s.
vr  history 
8 days ago
Youtube.com: Field of Vision - #ThisIsACoup Episode 1 | "Angela, Suck Our Balls"
Director Theopi Skarlatos and producer Paul Mason present #ThisIsACoup, a four part documentary series telling the story of how the European Union destroyed the first radical left government in modern history.
documentaries  politics  eu  economics  videos 
9 days ago
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