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Just one time wanted to know what this Wordle is.

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Not sure if anyone here uses Reddit but let me know your thoughts.

Anyone interested in the Bitwarden AMA can now visit the countdown page and tap the ⏰ 'remind me' button to get notified when the team goes live, so save up your questions! askmeanythi.ng/ama/l9oTrwC5vsz

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To future historians—not just of computing, but of humanity—the current period will be a dark age.

How was Facebook used by students in the 2010s? We cannot show you, that version of Facebook is not hosted anywhere.

How did MySpace look around 2009? We don't really know, the Wayback Machine only shows a limited amount of static content, and there may only be a few surviving screenshots

What correspondence did Vint Cerf have as president of the ACM with other luminaries of computing industry and research? We do not know; Google will not publish his emails.

What was it like playing Angry Birds on an iPhone 3G? We do not know; Apple is no longer distributing signed receipts for that binary.

What did the British cabinet discuss when they first learned of the Coronavirus pandemic? We do not know; they chatted on a private WhatsApp group.

What books were published analysing the aftermath of the Maidan coup in Ukraine? We do not know; we do not have the keys for the Digital Editions DRM.

How was the coup covered in televised news? We do not know; the broadcasters used RealVideo and Windows Media Encoder and we cannot read those files.

We have to ask ourselves how we are going to preserve and transmit knowledge about our age to the next generations. Knowledge about an age where information is produced, consumed and discarded within hours, days or months, or where it's only stored on the server rooms of a handful of corporations, with no guarantees that those businesses will exist in the future, and with no way of accessing that information unless a certain set of regulatory, hardware, software pre-conditions are met.

That's why projects like the Internet Archive deserve more recognition and funding. That's why web scraping should not only be a civic right, but a civic duty to the next generations. Otherwise all the knowledge about the great age of information will be transmitted orally - with all the distortions that such transmission implies.


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bomber gas station, diagonal view, route 99 e., milwaukie, oregon, 1980

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Lots of people are looking for secure chat platforms and stuff like that. So I thought I'd create a poster.

I excluded Telegram because it's pretty much like WhatsApp. And this iddqd.press/2019/12/11/telegra

I would've included Signal, but I'm being skeptical here and Signal looks a bit suspicious since it requires your phone number etc.

What are your thoughts on this?


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Game: Super Planet Crash

Game Credit & License: Stefano Meschiari (U. Texas at Austin) & the SAVE/Point Team

apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap220619.ht #APOD

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Do you own a Raspberry Pi (or a similar SBC device)?

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The European Competition Authority

De Piratenpartij wil een onafhankelijke Europese Mededingingsautoriteit, die mandaat heeft om de economie concurrerend te maken.

Die preventief optreedt en markten onder de loep neemt, zelfs indien er geen zaak aanhangig is gemaakt.


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