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Tom Scott made a great video on this topic, visualizing the difference between 1 million and 1 billion, and, it is FULLY captioned

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Another one of my all time favs (boosts welcome):

I think the best I can do, as far as justice and attribution is concerned, is just to quote the original photographer.

"October, 2009

Quote by Chris Schlaeger

Microsoft tried to torpedo the success of the Japan Linux Symposium by launching their Windows 7 product that same day. They even had setup a big promotion booth across the street from the conference center.

During a break, we decided to make some fun of Microsoft and dragged Linus over there. When we arrived there, Linus was sold immediately on the product as you can see in the picture. At least that's what the sales guy thought. He obviously had no idea who he was dealing with. But in the end Linus surprisingly did not buy a copy. Wise man!"

The encryption library used by for their browser plugins is based on a minified version of ...

... which prides itself on fitting within 100 tweets! πŸ” ⛓️

Okkk.... I use on my phone via , presumably because Firefox Android has proprietary stuff.

However, I'm using normal Firefox on my (Linux) laptop. That doesn't seem to make sense πŸ€”

I generally get a bit confused about all this infosec/opensource complexity and would be glad for recommendations.

At worst, opensource is guarantee against price gougingβ€”and that's already pretty damn good.

Are all commoners anarchists?

a.k.a. is commoning a type of anarchism?

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✨ Presenting: CLICKBAIT ✨

A game by and made in 48h for #GMTKJam

Play here:

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Video of my new portable solar panel 

presents a distinct alternative between the 'one-vote-per-share' of shareholder companies πŸ’° and the 'one-vote-per-person' of βš–οΈ

Basically, one is given votes equal to the square root of the finance one invests into a collective. (e.g. €1 β†’ 1 vote, €4 β†’ 2 votes, €9 β†’ 3 votes, etc)

This incentivizes members to invest without upper limit, while giving a disproportional weight to those who invested least.

Interested to hear thoughts.

rebrands to - in comes the venture capital...

"Last year Element, which also has a Slack rival messaging service called Riot which runs on Matrix, raised an $8.5m Series A funding round with participation from Notion Capital, Dawn Capital and European seed fund Firstminute Capital. Earlier this year Automattic, the company behind, WooCommerce and Tumblr made a $4.6m strategic investment in the company."

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ever have a dark moment where you walk down a busy street and you're like like 'we're all locusts' ?

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Economists of every stripe, from Marx to Milton Friedman, have a consensus on the nature of land: "Land is a natural commons β€” it belongs to everyone
d be recaptured by the community, who create the value in the first place."

When your property becomes more valuable, it has virtually nothing to do with any action you've taken. Even the most ambitious home-improvement shifts house prices by small margins.


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Hey, is a thing yet?

Like 'nosql', but for (block/crypto/x) chains.

It's getting to the stage where 'nochain' would be an attractor for projects.

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"Hi there, I'm having some problems with society..."

"Did you try turning it off and on already?"

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