“Money shouldn’t be an issue when you’re employed at Apple.” Instead, managers said, the chance to work at Apple “should be looked at as an experience.” “You can’t live off of experience,” said the worker interviewed
‘This period was, in effect, the birth of private property as we know it in England – and the consequences have been dramatic. Today, Fairlie explains, “nearly half the country is owned by 40,000 land millionaires, or 0.06% of the population”.’
"between 1760 and 1870, about 7 million acres (about one sixth the area of England) were changed, by some 4,000 acts of parliament, from common land to enclosed land”.
They’re a great org, free organised runs once a week: www.parkrun.org.uk/
Today I harvested some runner beans.
Full disclosure – I used a bread maker and the bean plants were grown by my Mum.
But still. Enjoying a bit of pastoral-ish life away from the city for a while.
thank you magit <3
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> org-capture-select-template: Symbol’s function definition is void: org-mks
Doing the same trick as for similar org errors, basically removing compiled org files and recompiling (see doubleloop.net/2019/04/21/5260/), then restarting Emacs, sorted it out.
Couple of tweaks needed – when I view my sent emails in the web or mobile clients, the line breaks seem like a bit of a mess, so I imagine others are receiving them like that too. I also need to keep an eye on syncing – to begin with things didn’t seem synced properly between various clients.
It took place at a peaceful protest of tens of thousands of people who wanted parliamentary reform, at a time when only 2% of people had the vote. The protest was charged by the local cavalry and tens of people were killed and hundreds injured.
A reform act was passed in 1832, after more protests, riots and conflict. Campaigns for reform and representation carried on with the Chartists in the 19th century and women’s suffrage in the 20th.
Gotta fight for what you want.
It’s good we’re starting to see some of these moves at the institutional level, not leaving it all down to the individual.
The following gets it going again:
> sudo modprobe -r psmouse
> sudo modprobe psmouse
Basically turning the driver off and on again.
“The problem is that crime statistics do not reflect the crimes actually occurring; rather, they provide a picture of the state’s response to crime.”
“The data on which we train technology ‘uncritically ingests yesterday’s mistakes’, as James Bridle puts it, encoding the barbarianism of the past into the future.”
“What a wonderful challenge there is! Rarely has the citizen had such a chance to reshape the city, and to make it the kind of city that she likes and that others will too. If this means leaving room for the incongruous, or the vulgar or the strange, that is part of the challenge, not the problem. Designing a dream city is easy; rebuilding a living one takes imagination.”
“We need to protect space in our minds for the vulgar and the strange, for the unpredictable experiences of living free from the influence of commercialism. Like the flâneur or flâneuse, we should aim to cultivate curiosity through this liberated lens.”
I’m liking this, I was thinking about it recently, with an online presence being like a person’s home on the web. Taking it up a layer you think about digital urban planning, how these homes (and other things) fit together to make a city. I like it as a frame. (Probably because I’ve been living in a big city the last 10 years.)
“The origins and functions of the police are intimately tied to the management of inequalities of race and class.” — Alex Vitale
I had not heard of this…
“The industry is also adopting various forms of biometric profiling, including using keystroke patterns. How we type is marked by minute differences, which can create a biometric profile of individuals…” (from Future Histories)
I guess I’m lucky that for me it can be filed under ‘disturbing curiosity’ rather than ‘legitimate concern’. But. Honestly. What a mess we’re in that this is actually a thing.
Like a lot of books I’ve read lately though, so far it’s heavy on the diagnosis, and light on the actual treatment. But I’m only at the beginning so I hope it will flesh out with some concrete action as I go along.
“We need social movements that collaborate—in workplaces, schools, community spaces and the streets—to demand that the development of technology be brought under more democratic forms of power rather than corporations or the state.”
True enough. Although I am unaware of what form it would take. Who is in these social movements? To whom are the demands made? What are they exactly?
“As the planet slides further toward a potential future of catastrophic climate change, and as society glorifies billionaires while billions languish in poverty, digital technology could be a tool for arresting capitalism’s death drive and radically transforming the prospects of humanity. But this requires that we politically organize to demand something different.”
Totally agree with the sentiment. But who is we? What organizational form should we take? What is the demand we should be making?
This is from 2011 but seems pretty apropos still about the need for proactive community moderation.
h/t to Ton