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So I have an announcement. I sent an email to my work saying that I wanted to be able to focus on my work on taking advancing the federated social web to the next level. Read: better security / abuse resistance, richer interactions, virtual worlds.

How will I be funded to do this? I don't know. I do know that the state of the political world scares me enough that I feel I have to do this. If you want to support me: patreon.com/cwebber

Wish me luck. More updates soon.

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privacy is your local scope where you perform your local reasoning

maybe people who don't think privacy is important are okay with programming by only mutating global variables

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the safest way to use computers is still abstinence

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Hi! You may most likely know me as co-editor of ActivityPub, the decentralized social network message which is more-than-likely how you're actually receiving this message! w3.org/TR/activitypub/

Other things you may want to know:

- I'm a user freedom activist (free software, free culture)
- I post a lot of leftie politics stuff
- Expect lots of tech posts around lisp, decentralized network stuff, obscure-ish programming history

It probably doesn't help that computers display floats in decimal and not in scientific notation most of the time, so that's why people don't think of them as what they really are: always scientific notation, always in binary.

I've spent so much time working with computer floats that it just dawned on me that most people *don't* think in scientific notation. People would rather think conceptually of 10000 or 0.0001 than 1e4 or 1e-4. This mode of thought extends to matters of precision. They'll say that 0.0001 has four digits of precision.

health 

A friend of mine recently described the human body as a "forest of horrors" and I feel like that's fairly accurate

#Avast keeps stating that any data shared with #Jumpshot was "de-identified." Experts have been skeptical (in fact, I found a four years old quote from @gcluley on the matter) and I now found quite a bit of info suggesting that they were right. #privacy

palant.de/2020/01/27/avasts-br

Wow this is a very interesting story. An antifascist infiltrated the neo-Nazi terrorist organization The Base (English translation of al-Qaida), gained a position of trust, and leaked tons of chat records, audio recordings, and videos.

Prepping for a race war: documents reveal inner workings of neo-Nazi group
theguardian.com/world/2020/jan

@dansup ah yes, the most ubiquitous blockchain platform, activitypub

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