I especially recommend "The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy".

And here's my own rambling on the subject: ploum.net/despair-and-hope-fro

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In paulgraham.com/conformism.html, @paulg@twitter.com says there are less independant thinkers in universities without offering an explanation.

He must read more @davidgraeber@twitter.com. It would have been clear that stupid rules are how conformists are taking over the world.

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If you suffer from graphical glitches in some of your applications (like a video player or, as reported, in the Antidote spelling corrector), have a look at regolith-linux.org/docs/custom

Changing your compositor is easy and may make your life better.

Great piece by @Lawik@twitter.com. underjord.io/five-buck-fatigue

I feel the same problem. Worst. I know and I've tested the solution: @Flattr@twitter.com . This was what the world needed.

Unfortunately, it was too early. Or the world was not ready.

Avoir des followers pour promouvoir son blog ou publier sur son blog pour recruter des followers ? getpocket.com/@zeploum/share/4

Je ne lis pas la presse mais je suis le blog de @marcelsel@twitter.com. Qui me donne un aperçu suffisant de cette auge naoséabonde... getpocket.com/@zeploum/share/4

To all Trump supporters,

Refuse to support a rigged election! Support the idea of postponing the election by refusing to vote.

Don't go voting in November!

Resist & retweet!

I'm already spied and disturbed enough. The reason I'm paying is to be left alone.

I'm paying you so you don't even try to think what could be interesting for me. It's not. Even if it was, I'm paying to be left alone. Else, I would use any free alternative.

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In the meantime, I'm looking for alternative to both Brain.fm and Tresorit. I'm *very* satisfied with their product.

I'm frightened that their team have no respect for my focus, that they spy my use of their app.

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They are working *against* their own users because it's the norm in the industry.

There's a huge space for service providers who would swear to not bother you with anything, to never subscribe you to any mailing list.

Even @gandi@twitter.com sent a SPAM for their anniversary.

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Even paying is not enough. Services are all trying to get your attention and to invade your privacy. They are *all* trying to get you and, what is shockingly stupid, they don't even know why (remember I'm *already* paying).

They don't realise how creepy it is!

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In the last few days:

@BrainfmApp@twitter.com sent me an email because, to their taste, I was not using their service *enough*

@Tresorit@twitter.com poped up on my desktop while I was very focused to make me subscribe to their podcast.

I'm paying for those services. So there's a key lesson:

@Alias @PierreM @Relf : les dates ont peu d'importance, de même que la "vérité" n'existe pas.

Ce qui est intéressant c'est que toi, avec ton expérience, tu construis une narration arbitraire mais qui permet aux béotiens comme moi de mieux comprendre).

Bref, je trouve que ce genre de billets vaut vraiment vraiment la peine, j'apprécie beaucoup :-)

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Aujourd'hui sur Blog à part – Tonton Alias raconte (mal) le prog

Il y a quelques semaines, des lecteurs m’ont demandé de faire un article expliquant les différentes dénominations de prog. Alors oui, mais à ma sauce.

alias.erdorin.org/tonton-alias

#Histoire #metalprogressif #rockprogressif

@Alias @PierreM @Relf : franchement, j'adore ! Merci 🙂

Je comprends mieux pourquoi j'ai toujours aimé Pink Floyd, Queensryche, Dream Theater et Iron Maiden.

C'est vraiment un article top, l'idée de faire une chronologie est super intéressante.

Tu pourrais fractaliser cet article, en zoomant sur une période donnée quand tu chroniques un album et que tu veux l'insérer dans son histoire.

@orelauwen @aral : Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies by Narayanan, Bonneau et Al. is a very good starting point to have a broad view of the subject while having a really good technical insight (it also adresses the power consumption thing and some societal aspects).

Narrowing on the technical aspect : "Mastering Bitcoin", by Antonopoulos. Surprizingly easy to read if you have some technical education. And it highlights how deep the stuff actually is.

@aral : it's also why people of the community are talking about "shitcoins". Those projects are literally worthless. Any value is purely speculative but don't ever bet one cent on them for the long term.

The only debate is where to draw the "shitcoin" line. Bitcoin maximalists says it's everything but Bitcoin. On the other hand of the spectrum, you will hear that ETH, XMR, LTC and a few other are viable.

All the rest is complete garbage.

@aral : 51% are only doable when, basically, nobody is mining nor using the project. Also, a 51% attack (which are note really 51%) doesn't give you full control over the network. It only allows you to prevent some transactions from being accepted (again, in a network with a clear separation between nodes and miners).

you cannot generalize ETC failure to PoW blockchains. It's like generalizing an SQL injection on randomweb.com as a failure of MySQL.

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