@jwildeboer Welcome to the Brazilian conundrum.
Brazil could export products instead of "raw materials", but for that you need to import machinery, training and so on, which ends up being very expensive and not subsidised by the government.
Instead the government subsidises the production of "raw materials" instead and then buys the products made with those.
A classic example is iron ore as well.
sounds interesting. they're not making it a part of telegram, the currency will use proof-of-stake and not proof-of-work (which means it won't have any of bitcoin's ecological issues) and they're making it a true decentralized project.
A Public Notice About the TON Blockchain and Grams https://telegram.org/blog/ton-gram-notice
@JPEG Gap loading indicator occasionally gets stuck in “loading” text. Scrolling up and down usually refreshes it.
mood! vibes! energy!!!!!!!!
this is it!!!
and it always has been!!!
@JPEG Not sure which version introduced this bug… This morning when writing a toot (it took some time and I was switching between apps while writing) it seems like some background refresh kicks in and clears the drafted toot. Happened already twice this morning - once with iPhone and another time with iPad. Both are on iOS 13.3.
“I Hope You Enjoy Your Airbnb Stay At My Home, a Place I Have Never Resided Nor Visited” https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/i-hope-you-enjoy-your-airbnb-stay-at-my-home-a-place-i-have-never-resided-nor-visited #travel #airbnb
“The Deep Sea” https://neal.fun/deep-sea/
“Democratic Corporatism” https://elaineou.com/2019/12/07/democratic-corporatism/
- Sending your searches to Facebook.
- Sending your watched videos and usage time to Appsflyer partners.
- Fingerprints the hardware of the person watching the shared video on both web browser and mobile app using canvas leak and audio API.
- Embeds sharer ID into shared video URLs, hides it via URL shortening.
- And more!
Since they do not ask for consent they're in violation of multiple EU privacy laws.
#Elementary keeps getting better 👍 “Introducing elementary OS 5.1 Hera” https://blog.elementary.io/introducing-elementary-os-5-1-hera/ #linux
Listening for the third time to the amazing speech of @aral at the EU Parliament, this time looking at a better video which contains also his slides:
At minute 12:20 he rocks and says:
"You are acting as an unpaid Research and Development department for silicon valley. Because if a startup here succeeds, it gets bought by Google or Facebook. If it fails, we pick up the bill."
Concentration camps in China
Today a new leak of classified Chinese docs are public: they reveal the operations manual for running concentration camps in Xinjiang, and the mechanisms of mass surveillance of Uighurs. This is a collaboration between International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and 17 media partners in 14 countries #ChinaCables
A Deep Look At The Design Of #Tesla’s #Cybertruck https://jalopnik.com/a-deep-look-at-the-design-of-tesla-s-cybertruck-1839993654
The latest beta update to my new Mastodon app is here and full of great additions. It now has timeline position syncing so it retains your position in the app with the web version! ✨
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