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Here’s my latest posts to the free fediverse, some rambling, some ranting, mostly just commenting on stuff I’ve read lately. Some of it gets syndicated to Facebook or Twitter but mostly not and Facebook will be deleted soon.
Team ModeRNA represent.
I'm knackered now, but I think that's from walking two miles there and two miles back rather than the jab.
In the last few years, Facebook has been dedicated to privacy...
Let me rephrase that...
In the last few years Facebook has been dedicated to monitoring our private lives.
It depends on how much you value your data and privacy, because if you don't want to put a value on it, I know a company that will.
Some confabulating between Whatsapp/Facebook here, but he's mostly not wrong you know.
Just because it came up in conversation and there's never enough of this sort of things.
I have little time for the patent system in general, and medical patents in particular often seem to be the most egregious of the terrible thwarting of humanitarianism that the patent system produces.
Every capable plant on the planet should be making that vaccine (or even more important medicines) and doing it with free open-source open-publication share-the--science attitudes, rather than fucking capitalism inventing idea-monopolies just to be sure they can concentrate the wealth.
Fuck them, fuck their patents. If I had the recipe and techniques I'd leak them immediately and if I were in a jury I'd never convict a patent violator.
We can fund medicine directly with grants and prizes, we don't need this inhumane counter-productive tower of bullshit about owning ideas.
Same goes for software really.
Because Google is evil and determined to make every site opt-out of their insane user tracking, all my personal websites now give a header response:
> Header set Permissions-Policy "interest-cohort=()"
So that's about 36 extra characters on every single request to my servers to tell Chrome not to start categorizing and spying on people.
Fucking bullshit surveillance capitalist nightmare future when I have to spend time telling corps not to spy on my users pretty please.
If you wanted to rescue all your e-books from the Kindle enclave then you should have done it by 2016 when the new version of the Kindle reader made it impossible to break the DRM any more.
Which means to do it now you have to prevent the Kindle app upgrading, uninstall it, find the old 2016 version of the Kindle app, install that, re-download your ebook library, and then import it through a DeDRM program into a libre book-reader app.
And then probably convert it to epub depending what kind of device you might want to read on.
Probably easier to just refuse to buy DRM books in future.
Anecdote isn't data but everyone I know who has had blood-clots got them before they had the vaccine.