Months later and I still prefer the Pinephone with @ubports to both other distros and also the Librem 5. I need to do a full examination of the KDE plasma offerings soon...
@thatgeoguy I've self hosted my email for so long I don't fully appreciate how sucky email can be, though I have a bit of an idea having been forced to use gmail service at my current employer.
Maybe the future of email is to think of what we have as a suite of protocols and radically rethink the applications that use it, like what Delta Chat did.
I wrote some thoughts on #email today: https://thatgeoguy.ca/blog/2021/02/16/can-email-not-suck/
I also updated some of the CSS on the site to set a max width, and make some elements easier to read!
From yesterday on @BBCArchive: """ #Onthisday 1970: Wendy Carlos demonstrated how to synthesise electronic noise into musical sound. To discover more pioneers of electronic music, go here - https://www.bbc.co.uk/archive/electronic-music/zk8gpg8 """
(CW: eye contact in the video)
This article was trending on HN today regarding the fediverse: https://infosec-handbook.eu/news/2020-12-05-leaving-the-fediverse/
I think pretty much all their complaints are true of every social media. Kind of felt unsure what they were hoping for here.
Their complaint about people assuming decentralization / federation == more security and privacy is certainly unique to them, but I mean, I'm not on social media for privacy reasons...
And yeah, I was just reminded that today is MLK day. What a great day to have such a callous, ignorant call to action.
Like, to be very clear here: the amount of white supremacy and abhorrent alt-right bullshit on Parler made it very clear that it needed to go. It was obviously causing real world harm.
To then come back and complain about this as "big tech is silencing us all" has some very big, "why are the whites oppressed" energy.
@xor on birdsite said it best: https://twitter.com/xor/status/1347795066039857152
The article doesn't even begin to try and deconstruct the false dichotomy between freedom and oppression. It basically dives into "well we don't care how you feel about parler but you have to admit big tech is bad, please buy our phone!"
What a horrible take. Literal calls to violence and you can't even muster the nuance to talk about when content should be taken down, or a call to explore ways in which freedom can be protected while removing harmful elements from your platform?
Purism put a blog post on their site recently trying to piggy-back off of how Parler got banned from all major big-tech co's.
I'm not gonna link it, but it's an extremely bad viewpoint to take, and part of the reason I have been so frustrated with the Purism community with how much they flirt with the idea of unfettered "freedom."
Strong reminders of Alberta's #kudatah once upon a time, except the people doing this are clearly more prepared and more dangerous.
These people are a fucking embarassment. I'm not even from the States and I can definitely say today was an awful showing. Where are the real leaders to shut this down? What happened to maintaining order? Did we forget BLM six months ago?
Modem & Mic are cut off, Wifi/BT and Camera simply signal to the components go away.
SW1A - Modem - Pulls Q1501 gate up (FET killing modem power)
SW1B - WIFI/BT - pulls chip_en up (asks rtl to do something)
SW1C - OB/Mic - Breaks (disconnects) mic bias voltage from SoC
SW1D - R CAM - Pulls up PWDN on OV5640 (kind of S3 state)
SW1E - F CAM - Pulls up PWDN on OV5640
SW1F - Serial/Audio - pulls IN2 up on analog switch BCT4717ETB
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