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For Christmas I wish the fediverse to grow, and Facebook to die

Would it change the social psychology of social media if we replaced the terms "follow" and "followers" in the UI with "listen" and "listeners", or "read" and "readers", or some other set of terms with a less ... well ... culty ring to them?

on macOS is in such a sorry state… There's no official support for either macOS or Safari, and from all the 3rd party solutions I've tried only "pb on desktop" (a big-ass Electron app) is usable.

Pushpal opens itself when I click an incoming notification. Useless. Also, no support for E2E encryption.

Noti shows _all_ pushes for every registered device, which renders it useless to me. Otherwise it's good.

(My usecase: macOS + iOS + Android household, need to send links to and fro.)

Hey Kids!

This holiday, do your family a favor and set up a !

It automatically blocks ads, trackers, and malware and can run on a $25 raspberry pi.

Then don't forget to redirect Fox News and Brietbart to Snopes and don't tell your parents.

How to push a link to any of your registered Pushbullet devices, from scratch, on a recent macOS using bash:

pip3 install pushbullet-cli
pb set-key
pb list-devices
/usr/local/bin/pb push --title "Pushbullet CLI client" --link "" --device (/usr/local/bin/pb list-devices | grep 'OnePlus' | cut -f 1 -d '.')

Example is sending a link to a device named "OnePlus" (YMMV).

Turns out all I needed to fix the lack of a extension for Safari 12 is pushbullet-cli (Python, and . Ace.

Long, good, disconcerting read: "Robot-soldiers, stealth jets and drone armies: the future of war"

(Note: I've linked to Outline to get around The Financial Times paywall.)

"All 16,000 buses in the fast-growing Chinese megacity [Shenzhen] are now electric, and soon all 22,000 taxis will be too"

That is impressive AF. 👏🏻

"The Digital Maginot Line" is an very, very good explanation and roundup of the current information war. Long, precise, important. Absolute must-read.

Working FIDO U2F support for Safari! This is good news.

Yes, it's not "native" U2F support but I'll take what I can get.

Omar Najam on Twitter: "I replaced the Amazon can you feel it commercial music with the theme from Winter Soldier"


Ich musste lachen. Städte sollten Autos ähnlich wie Baugrund besteuern: nach Grundfläche.

> Auf die Idee, wonach die Städte sich den bizarren Autowünschen anpassen müssten, kann man nur kommen, wenn man das seit Jahrtausenden kaum größer gewordene menschliche Hirn ständig andieselt.

I really like Alexis C. Madrigal's take on this. It's relatable and thoughtful. Good read.

> Finally, the Self-Driving Car: Google’s sister company Waymo built the self-driving car. Now it needs to bring it to life.

This is great. I wonder how soon this kind of test will find its way to your average GP, tho. :|

> Scientists develop 10-minute universal cancer test: Inexpensive procedure shows whether patient has cancerous cells in the body, but does not reveal where or how serious it is

First come, first serve: w/ my subscription of the Washington Post comes each month a free 30-day digital subscription for me to give away. I get no kickback, mind — it's just part of my already paid-for sub. Have fun!

Recommended read:

> If the Point of Capitalism is to Escape Capitalism, Then What’s the Point of Capitalism?
> What Would Happen if We Gave Each Other the Things Capitalism Tells Us to Keep From Each Other?

Awesome, I really really hope they succeed:

> Scientists in Australia are attempting to restore the Great Barrier Reef by using IVF-style techniques on coral.

That screenshot of the NASA JPL livestream is basically a room full of redshirts right now. Tempting fate much? ;)

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