random information: in 2005, the country of georgia fired almost all of its police force. at once. the whole institution was just deemed unsalvageable (corruption, abuse of power, you know). they then rebuilt the whole thing. the country got by just fine without police for some months. there are several studies on the results, apparently it worked out pretty well: https://www.centreforpublicimpact.org/case-study/siezing-moment-rebuilding-georgias-police/ https://fsi.stanford.edu/publication/police-reform-georgia
on the same page, uBlock Origin blocked FIFTY requests 😮
On the privacy subreddit...
High nerd appeal: the easternmost point in the US is not in Maine, but Alaska: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/why-alaska-is-home-to-america-s-easternmost-point?utm_source=pocket-newtab 🤓
The good news in #Mastodon dev these days is that Gargron, the main developer, is "making progress on adding end-to-end encryption for direct messages in Mastodon".
It's probably going to take a while before it gets there. But it's a good step in the right direction.
"knead", not kneed!
Alright, the first 3 #gimp intro videos are up. If you are looking to learn some of the basics of Gimp or just interested in digital #art, this series is for you. I'll post more interesting videos here of other stuff once I get the basics done.
Be sure to have your peertube admin follow my instance to help distribute the content! Thanks and please boost!
Newish project "borrows many ideas from Keybase": https://keys.pub/
Alberta's provincial parks begin to open up: https://albertaparks.ca/albertaparksca/news-events/response-to-covid-19/
"WRONG IS WRONG, even if everyone is doing it.
RIGHT IS RIGHT, even if no one is doing it."
- Attributed to Saint Augustine (and also to William Penn)
- Thanks to @slh
Right wing magazine forced by COVID-19 to find its human side. From The Atlantic:
"Georgia’s Experiment in Human Sacrifice / The state is about to find out how many people need to lose their lives to shore up the economy."
File this under "Stories we need to hear." I especially liked the comment, "I check out the cat and, yes [...] it has a bad attitude so it's definitely my cat." 😺
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