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Make a to-do list if you're feeling overwhelmed. Sometimes it helps to break things down into smaller pieces.

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"Larson’s approach to vaccine hesitancy is universally relevant: before you attempt to persuade, try to understand".


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If it's not in , It's not your phone. 😉

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Calling smartphone equipped teenagers 'digital natives' is a mistake because a smartphone makes you a consumer rather than a native of anything.

If you want a child to become a digital native give them an actual computer instead of a corporate controlled and curated consumer device.

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Something has been bothering me for a while (years, actually), and it's privacy related in the sense that someone can use a privacy concious search utility like Duck Duck Go or Startpage, and yet still only be handed the sanitized results that meet the objectives of the companies stealing the privacy of individuals in the first place.

It is a zero sum game - you're still packaged and quantified. You're still getting the results that you were bought and paid for in the first place.


* You affect a search for a hotel room in some town you plan to visit in a few days. Travelocity and like sites come up, but the bed and breakfast you probably would have chosen is buried on page four of the SERPS. They're also listed in one of the directory services on page one that, if they didn't already pay for, would leave their website buried in oblivion - even though booking directly would cost less than the megaopolis sites that extort them at the peril of being driven into bankruptcy, and never mind the money that they spent on SEO for their own website.

* You do a search for a plumber. That's local to you, right? And even though the plumber had a website, that too is buried under several pages of directory indexers like Yelp - even below their own GMB (Google My Business) page, which of course, is down in page two or three of the #SERPS. Big wealthy plumbing companies with marketing departments dominate Yelp anyway, add have dedicated staff to solicit ratings and okay the rank game with Yelp and other directories, so you never actually reach the vendors that you actually would have chosen.

They get fucked in the ass and so do you.

What if...

There was a #search_service that utilizes something like startpage or DDG , yet filtered out all of those big monolithic motherfuckers that are running the equivalent of modern day #protection_rackets, threatening to crush the Ma & Pa plumbers and motels and other small businesses that no matter what, never will appear on page one of a Google or Bing search?

What technology exists to build this, and how stable and effective might it be?

Your thoughts? Suggestions? Expertise in implementing such a fair and equitable service?

I'd really like to open a dialog about this. We have Nitter, and Yotter, and Invidious, and Bibliogram. These seem to address one aspect of how we are tossed into the chipper and then reconstituted as Soylent Green. It's freaking cannibalism, if you think about it.

So what initiatives, dialogs, discussions, or projects might we be able to deploy with the long range goal being the, #disruption_of_the_corruption as a viable solution?

#Please_boost, and I'm so very interested in hearing your input.

Thanks, and I guess that helps! :)


#tallship #Vger #FOSS #LibreSearch

Adam Curtis has a new 6 part series out about where we are and how we got here. (and why we are stuck?)

Who's going to watch it with me?

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Are there words the spelling of which just will not enter your brain?
I have one, just one, that gets me everytime;

2/2 ....
which is all good, except... damn, snagged on the subtitles. I can deal with not supporting containers, (because we don't want too many formats, apparently) but then... really? yet ANOTHER format for to accompany the webm? And more trickery post reveal.js to get them to display??? Or burn them in? (Ugh)

Bad show.

I'm making a presentation, i was using the ubiquitous and ever reliable and slidy. As it features a number of video segments, I decided to pretty it up a bit and try out and reveal.js with background videos....

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Press freedom coalition to Biden’s DOJ: „We respectfully urge you to forgo the appeal of Judge Baraitser’s ruling and to dismiss the indictment of Mr.

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