@phillipprado @tek And I agree with a lot of what you think, too. I’m no staunch capitalist and I love open source.

@phillipprado @tek imagine any circumstance in which you were willing to share any data with anybody. Whatever the circumstance: That’s the privacy policy. There’s not a single word that would change. So you can slag them off because they’re Russian. You can slag them off because their capitalists. Dislike Russian capitalists if you want. But don’t act like the privacy policy gives you some insight into their business model.

@phillipprado @tek If you can, go read that twitter thread. Whitney is a seriously good lawyer. While it is true that to be maximum creepy, they need a privacy policy, if they wanted to collect data perfectly in line with whatever you think is right, they’d need the same privacy policy with the same clauses. There is no signal to be read here.

@phillipprado @tek If you can, go read that twitter thread. Whitney is a seriously good lawyer. While it is true that to be maximum creepy, they need a privacy policy, if they wanted to collect data perfectly in line with whatever you think is right, they’d need the same privacy policy with the same clauses. There is no signal to be read here.

@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. twitter.com/wbm312/status/1411

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?

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I have an question. I want an electric car, but absolutely not a 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:

@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.

Taught my 15yo son to solder headers on to boards so we could reflash them with open source firmware. It’s an iFan03 for use w Home Assistant and Tasmota.

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.

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Machine learning and guitar effects on a raspberry pi. So cool. youtu.be/_3zFD6h6Wrc

@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. eff.org/deeplinks/2019/06/felo

@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:
sort.ordered_list.list.data_structures.lang.module.company.com

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.
blog.paco.to/2021/clown-shoes-

@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 and i just got a iFan03 working with Home Assistant (). I blogged about it, including wiring diagrams. I found that to be the hardest part when I was just getting started.

blog.paco.to/2021/sonoff-ifan0

One of the perks of working for Amazon, I guess. They had a vaccine event at a nearby fulfilment centre and I could get my son vaccinated there. Super easy and had appointments 7 days a week with pre-booked 2nd dose.

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