@tek a lot of the hot takes on twitter were naive folks who don’t understand privacy law. An actual tech privacy lawyer (who knows her stuff) spent all day yesterday trying to get people to understand what was going on. People are credulously retweeting that one bad article by the person who doesn’t know how to ready privacy policies. https://twitter.com/wbm312/status/1411836812335542277
What electric car on the US market is architected more like a car with an electric engine? As opposed to an ipad with seats and wheels. Is it even practical/possible to retrofit existing cars to have electric engines? Where can I find out more?
I have an #electric #car question. I want an electric car, but absolutely not a #tesla or one like it. I'm not looking for Driving-as-a-Service, where my "car" is basically an iPad on wheels. I want to move away from petrol, because it's unsustainable, toward electric because I believe electricity can be produced sustainably at scale. But I want a mechanical car. I want to change the radio. I want to modify it and customise it. I don't want to get locked into an ecosystem. Next toot for the Q:
Time to help out sci-hub. https://www.reddit.com/r/DataHoarder/comments/nc27fv/rescue_mission_for_scihub_and_open_science_we_are/
@basepr1me Sadly, “fucking adorable” sounded like something I would like. A close up of spider eyes was definitely NOT what I was expecting. Goes to show how labelling things only makes sense if there’s a shared context for the understanding of the labels.
One of the ways I can tell the blog was useful is that I bought 3 more of these things, and I used my own blog to install them.
@rysiek @kzimmermann I like how Doctorow calls this "felony contempt of business model". They want to make it a crime not to give them all the money. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/06/felony-contempt-business-model-lexmarks-anti-competitive-legacy
@owl I never saw that and now i can't unsee it!
Java functions are strictly little endian, though, and it does get a bit weird, too:
Someone created an account using my gmail account on a service that I don't use. In an effort to get that account deleted, the online service went completely clownshoes and disclosed someone ELSE's personal details to me.
@Bobo_PK buying a used laser jet is often a better deal than you expect. Toner cartridges cost $30 but print 100x more pages than $30 ink. And they’re all networked and supported pretty well.
I'm figuring out #homeautomation and i just got a #sonoff iFan03 working with Home Assistant (#hass). I blogged about it, including wiring diagrams. I found that to be the hardest part when I was just getting started.
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