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Mar 292020
 

The coronavirus shock has shaken the world’s stock markets, imposing the need for massive state bailouts. But the measures to deal with the crisis risk spurring an authoritarian controlled capitalism — one that protects corporate interests while offloading the costs onto the rest of us. US president Donald Trump speaks as Vice President Mike Pence looks on during a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic in the press briefing room of the White House on March…

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Mar 292020
 

Bob Dylan just released his first new song in eight years. It’s a 17-minute murder ballad about the assassination of John F. Kennedy. From the lyrics to Murder Most Foul: “It was a dark day in Dallas, November ’63. The day that will live on in infamy. President Kennedy was a-riding high, good day to be living and good day to die.” Greetings to my fans and followers with gratitude for all your support and…

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Mar 292020
 

On March 25, the Ohio legislature passed HB 197, which lets any registered voter request an absentee postal ballot for the 2020 primary. However, the bill does not allow anyone who had not been registered already to register in time … Continue reading →

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Mar 292020
 

We are pleased to announce GNU Guile 3.0.2, the second bug-fix release of the new 3.0 stable series! This release represents 22 commits by 8 people since version 3.0.1.Among other things, this release fixes a heap corruption bug that could lead to random crashes and a rare garbage collection issue in multi-threaded programs.It also adds a new module implementing SRFI-171 transducers.See the release announcement for details and the download page to give it a go!

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Mar 292020
 

We are pleased to announce GNU Guile 3.0.2, the second bug-fix release of the new 3.0 stable series! This release represents 22 commits by 8 people since version 3.0.1.Among other things, this release fixes a heap corruption bug that could lead to random crashes and a rare garbage collection issue in multi-threaded programs.It also adds a new module implementing SRFI-171 transducers.See the release announcement for details and the download page to give it a go!

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Mar 292020
 

Enlarge / Hazard tape blocks the book returns slot at a London library. (credit: Richard Baker / Getty Images) One of the casualties of coronavirus-related social distancing measures has been public libraries, which are shut down in many communities around the world. This week, the Internet Archive, an online library best known for running the Internet’s Wayback Machine, announced a new initiative to expand access to digital books during the pandemic. For almost a decade, an…

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Mar 282020
 

The United States could have followed the example set by countries like Denmark, which have guaranteed workers’ wages during the crisis. Instead, America has set itself up for a devastating and unprecedented wave of layoffs. A grocery store worker recycles boxes on March 28, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York. (Spencer Platt / Getty Images) The coronavirus pandemic may be global in scale, but its material impact on ordinary workers thus far has varied widely from…

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Mar 282020
 

As housing becomes more and more unaffordable, liberal mayors have jumped to recognize the crisis. At the same time, they’re fully committed to the status quo, giving carte blanche to developers at the expense of legitimately affordable housing. Staircase for the 167th Street (Jerome Avenue Line) on the southwest corner of 167th Street and River Avenue in the Highbridge section of the Bronx. Wikimedia Commons In big cities today, the housing problem is obvious to…

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Mar 282020
 

Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos, a Democrat, wants the legislature to eliminate mandatory petitions for the 2020 elections. See this story. Thanks to Pat Quinn for this news. … Continue reading →

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Mar 282020
 

Two Florida poll workers have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since the March 17 primary, which was held contrary to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention against large gatherings to curb the spread of the coronavirus.  Both of the workers were stationed at polls in Broward County, in the southeast part of the state. A spokesperson for the Broward County Supervisor of Elections said on Thursday that all 16 poll workers…

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Mar 282020
 

More than a decade after announcing that it would keep Polaroid’s abandoned instant film alive, The Impossible Project has done the… improbable: It has officially become the brand it set out to save. And to commemorate the occasion, there’s a new camera, the Polaroid Now. The convergence of the two brands has been in the works for years, and in fact Impossible Project products were already Polaroid-branded. But this marks a final and satisfying shift…

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Mar 282020
 

THIS asshole. “Fuck All of These People Entirely”Like many business owners across the country, Jamie Zawinski, the owner of SoMa nightclub DNA Lounge, was less than pleased to learn that a partnership between Yelp and GoFundMe meant that the Yelp listing for his business now had a fundraising button on it that he hadn’t consented to. “What the fuck?” he said regarding the move in an email to Eater. “Seriously, what the fucking fuck?” […]As…

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Mar 282020
 

The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak that has ravaged our nation and world has had many jarring moments. For parents and their children, one of those came with the mass closing of our schools. Tens of millions of children faced having their educations grind to a halt, including 1.1 million children in New York City’s public schools alone — a number which includes two of my own.While Americans have grown understandably weary of the tech industry, which…

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Mar 282020
 

Should the fact that your neighbors can see the outside of your house mean the police can use a camera to record everything that happens there for more than five months? We don’t think so either. That’s why we joined ACLU, ACLU of Massachusetts, and the Center for Democracy & Technology in filing an amicus brief last week in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court arguing the Fourth Amendment and Massachusetts’s state equivalent protect us from…

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Mar 282020
 

On Wednesday, April 1, rent payments will be due for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic — yet even with unemployment at a record high, major bill payments have barely factored into U.S. politicians’ response to the crisis. On Friday, the House passed an emergency multi-trillion dollar relief package, which was approved by the Senate on Wednesday night and will now head to President Donald Trump’s desk. It’s about five…

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Mar 282020
 

Doc Frown: Searls decries video-conferencing software’s ‘creepy’ closeness with ad tracking As the global coronavirus pandemic pushes the popularity of videoconferencing app Zoom to new heights, one web veteran has sounded the alarm over its “creepily chummy” relationship with tracking-based advertisers.…

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Mar 282020
 

As the proposed sale of the .ORG domain registry to private equity firm Ethos Capital plays out, we see more and more why this sale was rushed through: the longer we have to look at it, the more questions we all have, and the fewer answers we get. For the second time, some of the people questioning the wisdom of this sale are members of the U.S. Congress. On March 18, Senators Elizabeth Warren, Ron…

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Mar 242020
 

Just don’t let your battery die or you’ll have to explain it to the police Taiwan, in an effort to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, has implemented a geo-fence using people’s mobile phones.…

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Mar 242020
 

Social distancing, work from home, shelter in place—these are all strategies employed in response to the COVID-19 epidemic. Americans who have jobs allowing them to engage in social distancing are very dependent on their Internet connection. That dependence is only going to grow as time goes on. As parents depend on the Internet for homeschooling, as businesses depend on employees being able to work from home, and as everyone depends on the Internet for public…

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