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I have little time for the patent system in general, and medical patents in particular often seem to be the most egregious of the terrible thwarting of humanitarianism that the patent system produces.

Every capable plant on the planet should be making that vaccine (or even more important medicines) and doing it with free open-source open-publication share-the--science attitudes, rather than fucking capitalism inventing idea-monopolies just to be sure they can concentrate the wealth.

Fuck them, fuck their patents. If I had the recipe and techniques I'd leak them immediately and if I were in a jury I'd never convict a patent violator.

We can fund medicine directly with grants and prizes, we don't need this inhumane counter-productive tower of bullshit about owning ideas.

Same goes for software really.

Because Google is evil and determined to make every site opt-out of their insane user tracking, all my personal websites now give a header response:

> Header set Permissions-Policy "interest-cohort=()"

So that's about 36 extra characters on every single request to my servers to tell Chrome not to start categorizing and spying on people.

Fucking bullshit surveillance capitalist nightmare future when I have to spend time telling corps not to spy on my users pretty please.

I can’t believe I’m having to write this code in a fucking web server. What a mockery of the web, human rights, and the GDPR.

Fuck you, Google!

#FLoC #Google #SurveillanceCapitalism

If you wanted to rescue all your e-books from the Kindle enclave then you should have done it by 2016 when the new version of the Kindle reader made it impossible to break the DRM any more.

Which means to do it now you have to prevent the Kindle app upgrading, uninstall it, find the old 2016 version of the Kindle app, install that, re-download your ebook library, and then import it through a DeDRM program into a libre book-reader app.

And then probably convert it to epub depending what kind of device you might want to read on.

Probably easier to just refuse to buy DRM books in future.

Anecdote isn't data but everyone I know who has had blood-clots got them before they had the vaccine.

I has a vaccine appointment before the weekend :D

Should be double-jabbed and all-clear mid July.

Was talking to my dad earlier and stock prices came up. He last paid any attention to the UK markets around the time of the dotcom crash.

The price today is basically the same as it was the last time he noticed it 20 years ago.

But I knew the American markets are up like 2x, 3x in that time.

Wonder what caused the difference.

You can write any old labels on a graph of course, but these seem to be the points where the graphs differ.

Guess you gotta hope your pension wasn't invested too heavily in Britain the last 20 years either way.

I wonder how much of that is a US bubble.

I'm only getting second-hand reports of what the TV is like since I turned all live-media off at 12:30 yesterday but as far as I can tell from those second-hand reports it's the most blatant state-propaganda you'll find anywhere else outside north korea.

I am not turning on the radio or the TV for a least a week.

The deliberate brainwashing is happening from many quarters, the flags and nationalism in the UK is off the charts. And like "Bob" says: The only way to avoid being brainwashed by someone else is to brainwash yourself.

Surprising how many people are watching live TV still, and care what it's doing enough to complain about it's contents.

My homepage at dalliance.net got a bit of an upgrade today too, listing all my projects better with more images.

Been working on the Starship SD website, getting it ready for the next cartoon and the casting-call about to come.

Temporary thumbnail exists.

Yes, there will be a sports-car in a car-chase.

New Characters-list page exists [ starshipsd.com/characters/ ] to point prospective voice-actors at.

I'm well tired. Gnight Fediverse.

It is compulsory for schools in the UK to tell lies to their pupils and teach them to things which are not true.

The government has reminded all schools of their duty to lie to children every single day, without fail.

humanism.org.uk/2021/04/01/gov

As you use Facebook less and less it gets more and more angsty at trying to pull you back.

Practically anything anyone posts generates a notification now.

They probably don't expect this to make me hate the site more and be less keen to keep visiting, but that's what it's doing.

Now even the notifications are increasingly useless.

Which is a good effect for my leaving-facebook plan.

In my church we welcome misfits, Heathens, freaks and geeks, the ungodly and blaspheners, heretics and sinners. Thank heavens. They used to call me a lefty for that. Not so much these days.

I'm sad to see Richards neuro divergent geek friendly safe space invaded by fashionable popular people demanding he thinks like they think.

Saw enough of that soft of thing at school.

Grown ups eh?

Today, they accepted my pull-request and now I'm a very minor contributor to an open source project.

Hurray for free software.

This show was live. Just now.

I think you'd find it difficult to show an example of rocking out from four remote locations live all at once better than this one what I just done.

youtube.com/watch?v=rgvYJoYMDg

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