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Inside: Crowdfunding an open access jewelry course; Bahamas Company Registry leaked; Mafia logic and conservative ideology; Podcast: Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town Part 4; Google's free/open multilingual font; Soviet Signs and Relics; Rogue UK civil service tweet damns "truth-twisters"; A jailbreak for every version of Ios; Texas Instruments locks down its hackable calculators; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2020/05/25/maf

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Today's threads (a thread).

Inside: Bloomberg editorial calls for a supersized New Deal; A Database of Ruin; Coronagrifting and other bad design fictions; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2020/05/24/cor

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On Jul 14, my first picture book comes out! It's called Poesy the Monster Slayer and it's an epic tale of bedtime-refusal, toy-hacking and monster-hunting, illustrated by Matt Rockefeller. It's the monster book I dreamt of reading to my own daughter.

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Yesterday's threads: Bloomberg editorial calls for a supersized New Deal; A Database of Ruin; Coronagrifting and other bad design fictions; and more!

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Crowdfunding an open access jewelry course: Elise Matheson wants to preserve her "wandering wire" methodology.

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Today's threads (a thread).

Inside: Crowdfunding an open access jewelry course; Bahamas Company Registry leaked; Mafia logic and conservative ideology; Podcast: Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town Part 4; Google's free/open multilingual font; Soviet Signs and Relics; Rogue UK civil service tweet damns "truth-twisters"; A jailbreak for every version of Ios; Texas Instruments locks down its hackable calculators; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2020/05/25/maf

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These practices are essential to our common wellbeing, and rely heavily on voluntary cooperation. Teaching people that participating in these actions - whose benefits are not personal, but rather distributed across our whole society - is an act of depraved indifference.

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More recently, HP pushed a fake "security update" to its printers that lay dormant for six months, then activated and began blocking third-party/remanufactured ink cartridges.

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It's such a reckless act, a poisoning of the well, like Trump's attempt to use the US census to gather citizenship data or the CIA's impersonation of public health workers when they were searching for Osama bin Laden.

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