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Aug 12 22 tweets 19 min read
Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: The FTC takes aim at commercial surveillance; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/08/12/reg…

#Pluralistic 1/ A floating room whose fall ... Tomorrow (Aug 13), I'm co-presenting a program item at @defcon (Las Vegas) called "Literal Self-Pwning: Why Patients - and Their Advocates - Should Be Encouraged to Hack, Improve, and Mod Med Tech" with @CDameffMD & @jefftullymd:

forum.defcon.org/node/242205 2/
Aug 12 58 tweets 13 min read
The biggest fallacy in the online privacy is that there is a difference between "state surveillance" and "commercial surveillance." Bizarrely, it's a fallacy that is widely held by both government snoops and Big Tech snoops. 1/ A floating room whose fall ... If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on pluralistic.net, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:

pluralistic.net/2022/08/12/reg… 2/
Aug 12 25 tweets 14 min read
Amethyst grapes with jade leaves.

China, Qing dynasty, 19th century
pipedreamdragon.tumblr.com/post/692358206… Image Dubnoff House (1960) in Pasadena, CA, USA by Ena Dubnoff with Buff, Straub & Hensman. Photo by Julius Shulman. germanpostwarmodern.tumblr.com/post/692360117… Image
Aug 12 8 tweets 4 min read
Rudolf Sieber-Lonati starrywisdomsect.tumblr.com/post/692335733… Image Der Astralmensch (The Astral Man) by Sascha Schneider, 1903. starrywisdomsect.tumblr.com/post/692335899… Image
Aug 11 10 tweets 5 min read
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: A dark money group is lying about Medicare cuts; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/08/11/rop…

#Pluralistic 1/ A cigar-chomping plutocrat ... This Sat (Aug 13), I'm co-presenting a program item at @defcon (Las Vegas) called "Literal Self-Pwning: Why Patients - and Their Advocates - Should Be Encouraged to Hack, Improve, and Mod Med Tech" with @CDameffMD & @jefftullymd:

forum.defcon.org/node/242205 2/
Aug 11 20 tweets 9 min read
The "American Prosperity Alliance" does not exist, except as an anonymously controlled bank account that has paid for the production and dissemination of a slick ad that spreads the falsehood that the Democrats have cut $300b from Medicare:

1/ A cigar-chomping plutocrat ... If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on pluralistic.net, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:

pluralistic.net/2022/08/11/rop…

It's a lie. 2/
Aug 11 4 tweets 4 min read
Winged Monkey Large Wings gameraboy2.tumblr.com/post/692294692… Image UGLY STICKERS dogwelder.tumblr.com/post/692294666… (I have an uncut sheet of these!) ImageImageImageImage
Aug 11 25 tweets 15 min read
Monstrous Compendium Annual Three (published in 1996, but containing monsters that appeared over the course of 1995), vintagerpg.tumblr.com/post/692259857… ImageImageImageImage Monstrous Compendium Annual Three (published in 1996, but containing monsters that appeared over the course of 1995), vintagerpg.tumblr.com/post/692259857… ImageImageImageImage
Aug 10 6 tweets 2 min read
If you're furious about FB handing over a teenager's medicine abortion messages to cops but you also don't want a Big Tech that's so powerful it can ignore court orders, consider this perspective, from @EFF's @cmcsherr: "Companies generally have to respond to a valid warrant, although they can take care to ensure that it really is valid, and fight it if not.
Aug 10 33 tweets 35 min read
Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: A modest proposal to fix contracts; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/08/10/be-…

#Pluralistic 1/  Image: EFF (modified) https://www.eff.org/issues/tpp  Cryte This Sat (Aug 13), I'm co-presenting a program item at @Defcon (Las Vegas) called "Literal Self-Pwning: Why Patients - and Their Advocates - Should Be Encouraged to Hack, Improve, and Mod Med Tech" with @CDameffMD & @jefftullymd:

forum.defcon.org/node/242205 2/
Aug 10 7 tweets 2 min read
I get why people ask this question, but it's the wrong one. The right question is, "Why does the @FTC let printer companies get away with blatant ripoffs that steal from millions of Americans?" Having to figure out "Which printer is made by companies that don't steal from me?" is like having to figure out "Which restaurant won't poison me?"

This isn't a matter that should be left to an individual's capacity to uncover deceptive and fraudulent practices.
Aug 10 25 tweets 16 min read
The Return Of The Living Dead
Directed by Dan O'Bannon (1985)
wilwheaton.tumblr.com/post/692174773… The Return Of The Living Dead
Directed by Dan O'Bannon (1985)
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Aug 10 71 tweets 12 min read
Every time I click through one of those garbage legalese novellas you're expected to say "I Agree" to before doing something totally normal and inconsequential, I'm reminded of the legendary Lenny Bruce bit "Eat, Sleep and Crap."

cellar.org/showthread.php… 1/ A pair of shaking hands; one of them is demonic red, with sh In this bit, all civilization begins with agreements:

> "Let's see. I tell you what we'll do. We'll have a vote. We'll sleep in Area A. Is that cool?"

> "OK, good."

> "We'll eat in Area B. Good?"

> "Good."

> "We'll throw a crap in area C. Good?" 2/
Aug 10 5 tweets 3 min read
Disneyland, May 1962

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via adventurelandia.tumblr.com/post/692154301… The Shell Box of real walnut made for perfume storage, greetings from France from the 19th century. dragonhitman.tumblr.com/post/692154220…
Aug 9 4 tweets 3 min read
Aug 9 21 tweets 10 min read
Town Hall (1960-67) in Marl, Germany, by Van den Broek & Bakema germanpostwarmodern.tumblr.com/post/692088205… wilwheaton.tumblr.com/post/692088455…
Aug 9 16 tweets 8 min read
An animated adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher, done in crayon and watercolor on paper by John Schnall. (1984) starrywisdomsect.tumblr.com/post/692067755… An animated adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher, done in crayon and watercolor on paper by John Schnall. (1984) starrywisdomsect.tumblr.com/post/692067755…
Aug 9 5 tweets 3 min read
Aug 8 20 tweets 17 min read
Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Podcasting "So You’ve Decided to Unfollow Me"; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2022/08/08/loc…

#Pluralistic 1/ A double exit-door, open to reveal a Matrix-style code water Next Sat (Aug 13), I'm co-presenting a program item at @Defcon (Las Vegas) called "Literal Self-Pwning: Why Patients - and Their Advocates - Should Be Encouraged to Hack, Improve, and Mod Med Tech" with @CDameffMD & @jefftullymd:

forum.defcon.org/node/242205 2/
Aug 8 34 tweets 8 min read
This week on my podcast, I read "So You’ve Decided to Unfollow Me," my @Medium describing the joys of writing to attract the audience of people who want to read what you want to write.

doctorow.medium.com/so-youve-decid… 1/ A double exit-door, open to reveal a Matrix-style code water If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on pluralistic.net, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:

pluralistic.net/2022/08/08/loc… 2/