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The title "Against the Grain" is aimed specifically at grain farmed agriculture which he argues emerged specifically in response to early states' need to quantify and tax goods. Grain becomes ripe at a specific time of year, grows above ground and is easy to count. He shows how early state farmers were pushed towards farming grain rather than other foods.
In case you missed it, there's a privacy-friendly alternative to Google Play.
It's called F-Droid and only includes free open apps that don't track you:
The installation process is slightly complicated, but once it's been installed it's extremely easy to use.
You can also follow F-Droid on here at:
Git internals, in a nutshell:
.git/objects contains a bunch of files named for their sha-1 hash, these are objects.
An object can be a blob, tree, commit, annotated tags, or arbitrary user data.
A blob is a file.
A tree is a list of files, their unix file mode, and other trees.
A commit has a list of parent commits, a date, author, commit message, and a tree ID.
An annotated tag has a commit ID and a message.
References are files in .git/refs, whose contents are a commit ID. Example references include branches (.refs/heads), tags (.refs/tags), and remote branches (.refs/remotes).
Remotes are stored in .git/config, as well as any relationships between remote branches and local branches.
FSMK is very excited to co-host Dr. Richard Stallman, founder of Free Software Foundation, for a public lecture at PES College of Engineering, Mandya, on 20th Jan, at 2PM.
We invite everyone to participate in the event, along with the participants of FSMK Camp '19
We are very thankful to Visvesvaraya Technological University for encouraging students to participate in FSMK Camp, as a part of its initiative to promote usage of Free Software.
While the actual creators fade away amidst the "corporate" cobwebs, the Tech Monopolies take away the credits for the hardwork of the developers who put efforts into creating innovative solutions for people's needs.
Technology should be owned people! The actual developers and contributors should receive the credits and accolades.!
"New India"! Where the evil of Aadhar denies the country's citizens of their right to livelihood and right to privacy.
An important analysis on the recent unconstutional MHA order on surveillance, by Vikram Vincent, Founding member and former General Secretary of FSMK
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