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Join us in our push for more repairable, longer-lasting smartphones. We love and depend on them, but they shouldn’t cost the earth! https://repair.eu/smartphones #LongLiveMyPhone
How is it that a major podcast producer like Pushkin Industries doesn't even have raw RSS feed link on their podcast pages? Why should I have to hunt for simple links like feeds.megaphone.fm/happinesslab on their website? If they're worried about potential UI issues, why not use something like SubToMe?
GNOME files defense against patent troll (to fight for us all)
"... Rather than trying to humanise technology, then, we should be trying to democratise it. ..."
This and many more interesting points in this Guardian's Long Read:
"... Drug companies have to test their drugs, car companies have to test their cars before they can go out and actually sell their products to people. ... Why is it that a tech company is allowed to make the excuse that what we build is too complicated for even us to understand and, therefore, we're not at fault. ..." --- Christopher Wylie
(From an interesting interview with him: https://video.aktualne.cz/dvtv/facebook-je-jako-kolonizatori-lide-z-firmy-mi-vyhrozovali-a/r~86416d68620611e9a305ac1f6b220ee8/ )
An interesting perspective on what's the point of writing scientific papers:
"Papers are written so that their author(s) can forget their content and move on to other things. Therefore when you write you should be very careful to put in enough of the big picture and enough of the details so you'd be able to reconstruct your thoughts 10 years later if you'll need to, assuming you'll forget everything but retain some familiarity with some basic principles of mathematics."
I've written an article explaining why the upcoming copyright directive is about to fundamentally break the internet: https://tomas.jakl.one/blog/2019-03-24-the-problem-with-the-latest-copyright-directive
Please help to stop it, contact your MEPs and ask them to vote against it in the upcoming week. https://saveyourinternet.eu/
I like those little #lifehacks. 🙂
DIY Tracking Apps with Google Forms: https://jeremykun.com/2019/03/08/diy-tracking-apps-with-google-forms/