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"Imagine if the over 50 million dollars funding Signal had gone towards polishing a distributed messenger. Maybe instead of Signal stickers we'd have a similar level of polish to any of the more private, more censorship resistant, and more available messengers instead. Perhaps that's the real problem."
from Dispelling Decentralization Doubts by @sj (blog post on #Moxie's awful CCC rant against distributed/federated systems"

The whole blog post is great and I recommend it
scriptjunkie.us/2020/01/dispel

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Wrote some thoughts on electronics, software, longtermism. Trying to make sense of all this in my head.

wiki.xxiivv.com/site/longtermi

@cblgh @neauoire mmmmmm... I have a bunch of video and photos but not really uploaded anywhere. There are plenty of van build guides and timelapse stuff around the nets though. Happy to answer any questions regardless.

This one is nice and was built at a hackspace I hang around felixlacher.de/campervan/

Here are some links I referenced docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d

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A very cool photo of @kor when we crossed NZ's north island, road trip to Wellington.

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@rek errrrrrrrrrrr never 😩. Probably a bad idea xD.

Got the undercoat on this morning! Antifoul soons.

@rek had a leak to the insides! Just cracks in the fibreglass where the skeg meets the hull. Horizon is glass-on-ply.

@_discovery I use protonmail as well. Makes me feel better about it xD

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Anne Müller's first solo album, "Heliopause", is out. I've followed her collaborations with Nils Frahm and co, and enjoying this LP very much as well: open.spotify.com/album/3SZT7Tf

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