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@hans
"Do you have something to hide?" is a manipulative rebuke to those that use #encryption.

It would help us all turn this conversation around. Because, the answer is: YES, we do have something to hide.

Things that we should hide, and must question why a government or business NEEDS access to:

- Medical history.
- Sensitive conversations with employers, children, spouses.
- Billing and banking information.
- Purchase information.
- Web search history.
- And more...
@theprivacyfoundation

Vermin Supreme is on the Judicial Committee. That's a real thing now.

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My daughter wanted me to show her how to play War, the simplest of all card games. While we were doing it she made an off-hand comment about a computer simulation of such a thing. She said the AI would be very simple. I pointed out it wouldn't be making any decisions, so there's no I.

Anyhow, I thought the whole thing was pretty amusing, so...

gitlab.com/jbt/war/

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Anyone want to sell me some #crypto? I'm just now looking into #ETH and would like to buy some, but I really don't want to give out my photo ID and phone number and all that...

#agorism
#praisebob

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‘Vote Blue No Matter Who, Vote Blue No Matter Who,’ Chants Man Filling In Every Bubble On Democratic Primary Ballot politics.theonion.com/vote-blu

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"While the bipartisan bill, S.3398, never mentions the word "encryption," it makes online companies liable for information exchanged by their users unless they adopt practices approved by the government. Smart observers assume that means leaving people's messages open to snoopy officials."

reason.com/2020/03/09/senators

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These candles don't (and probably shouldn't) exist.

I trained the neural net GPT-2 on just 72 descriptions of scented candles collected by Amy Pollien The neural net relied on its general internet training for the rest.

aiweirdness.com/post/611853103

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@politicsofdiscretion Bloomberg was self-financing, so Citizens United (which applies to corporations) doesn't affect his financing either way. However, restricting campaign contributions would have increased his advantage in getting publicity (for all the good it would do him).

Tom Steyer tried the same in New Hampshire; his ads were on every YouTube video viewed in NH before the primary. He tanked and then gave up.

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Right. Their commitment to freedom is what started the trade war, led to raising the smoking age to 21 and led to the unilateral ban on bump stocks.
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RT @ThomTillis
Socialist Bernie Sanders is always talking about free stuff. Well @realDonaldTrump and I are too - Free markets. Free trade. Freedom of speech. Freedom of religion. And your freedom to protect you and your family by fiercely defending the second …
twitter.com/ThomTillis/status/

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WOAH!!!!

Foldit Lab Report #6: Coronavirus puzzle
fold.it/portal/

TLDR;
Solving ACTUAL REAL WORLD problems with video games.

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The hovertext makes it sound like Mr. Munroe isn't familiar with DinoTrucks.

xkcd.com/

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RT @iowahawkblog@twitter.activitypub.actor
I'm gonna let you all in on a little secret: if you don't like either the GOP or Dem candidate, you <looks both ways> <whisper voice> don't have to vote for either of them

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“Heuring had no way of knowing what the device was or who it belonged to—and certainly no obligation to leave the device on his vehicle.” arstechnica.com/tech-policy/20

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It is so important for people to remember that good ideas that becomes state-mandated ( authoritarian ) ones are unlikely to remain good ideas based upon the fact they are now state-mandated and authoritarian

Too often people blame the idea rather than the concept of state-mandating society

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It’s from 2015 but given that he was just saying that we should be more like democratic socialist country of Denmark in last nights debate I felt very apt to point out Denmark isn’t a socialist country…

investors.com/politics/comment

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