A reminder to all creative people:

If the RIAA's recent actions have reminded us of anything, it's that you cannot guarantee you have a copy of any of your work unless you have backups of it on your own system.

The 'cloud' is someone else's computer, and there is ample evidence that the someone else who owns that computer does not care at all about the hours of passion you've poured into things you make.

Act accordingly.

Tom Lehrer has released his songs and lyrics into the public domain.

tomlehrersongs.com/

What a nice thing to do.

You know you’ve made it as a computer when someone in 2020 uses clipart of you when you’re 35 years old to represent “a computer”. #amiga

It’s raining. There is thunder. So he’s in his usual place under my desk and tightly pressed against my legs.

uspol 

"Trump directed the CIA to share intelligence information on counterterrorism with the Kremlin despite no discernible reward"

justsecurity.org/71279/trump-p

well that merits a 🤔 or three

Dropbox really is the epitome of "we can't just be happy doing our core competencies" aren't they?

RT @daniFMdev@twitter.com

D&D MAP SKETCHER's open beta is OUT NOW for FREE!!

👉 danifm.itch.io/dnd-map-sketche

A tool for playing tabletop RPGs online where the DM can easily draw maps while playing. 😲😲
🔥🧙‍♂️Go tell your friends and start making awesome dungeons!🧝‍♀️🌊
#mapsketcher #dnd #ttrpg #mapmaking

🐦🔗: twitter.com/daniFMdev/status/1

RT @AlSweigart@twitter.com

They'll deny it, of course, but it *is* intentional. We know how this is going to end.

I've held off on saying this for a while, but to all my friends with kids who have been idly thinking about it: *now* is the time you should be looking to emigrate to another country.

🐦🔗: twitter.com/AlSweigart/status/

Capitalism is holding back a lot of meaningful innovation by creating the need for everything to have immediate commercial value, and siphoning both talent and resources from solving important problems towards creating things that create direct trade value for the capital owners.

the US prison system is legalised slavery 

"But we need the police! They've always existed!"

Modern policing didn't exist before the mid-19th century. In the US, this is around the time of the 13th Amendment, which outlaws slavery and involuntary servitude "except as punishment for crime."

Prior to this, the origins of the US police force were as slave patrols (sometimes known as Plantation Police).

Plantations became prisons. Today 2.1 million people in the USA (around 0.6% of the total population) are currently in prison. The largest prison population in the world.

The current US law enforcement system is itself a product of white supremacy.

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