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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
Pretty on-the-nose that this 15 year old BBC podcast about how the Beeb needs to take better care of its archives i? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556317730306895872
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Censorship-resistant, self-sovereign pulp sci-fi on Twitter
*Personally, I've always preferred letterforms with serifs -- so wouldn't it be even better if the letters had LOTS? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556317645451976704
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Jukka Eklund ? on Twitter
@qole We have a yearly cap on medicine costs (under 600?) and ofc 40% of prescription drugs price is covered by state
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Defence of Ukraine on Twitter
World-famous paintings come to life in Ukraine during the war. Because the fate of humanity is decided here. Art by? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556285463895445506
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Nancy Wang Yuen on Twitter
KFC to include chicken feet on menu in China, prompted by inflation. https://www.arabnews.com/node/2134271/offbeat
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
ETA - here's the correct link to the unrolled version: https://pluralistic.net/2022/08/07/inky-wretches/#epson-salty
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
Are you trying to wean yourself off Big Tech? Follow these threads on the #fediverse at @pluralistic@mamot.fr. Her? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556315997472178178
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
If you prefer a newsletter, subscribe to the plura-list, which is also ad- and tracker-free, and is utterly unadorn? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556315996595650560
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
If you're a @Medium subscriber, you can read these essays - as well as previews of upcoming magazine columns and ea? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556315995706478593
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
You can also follow these posts as a daily blog at http://pluralistic.net: no ads, trackers, or data-collection!? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556315994720813058
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
My first picture book is out! It's called Poesy the Monster Slayer and it's an epic tale of bedtime-refusal, toy-ha? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556315993458327555
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
Recent appearances: * DRM Secretly Polices You (@dtnsshow) https://dailytechnewsshow.com/2022/07/29/drm-secretly-polices-you-dtns-4327/ * Bricking Tractors (Inside Ag? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556315987804360704
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
Upcoming appearances: * @DEFCON 30 (Las Vegas), Aug 13 https://defcon.org/html/defcon-30/dc-30-index.html * #UnfinishedLive (NYC), Sept 21-2? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556315982171348993
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
My ebooks and audiobooks (from @torbooks, @HoZ_Books, @mcsweeneys, and others) are for sale all over the net, but I? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556315976727252992
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
My book "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is a critique of Big Tech connecting conspiratorial thinking to th? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556315970142101504
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
My latest book is Attack Surface, a sequel to my bestselling Little Brother books, now in paperback, wherever books? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556315964546945026
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
Friday's threads: Uber's still not profitable; and more! https://twitter.com/doctorow/status/1555559226654826496 10/ https://t.co/5uXPmNl1jb
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
#1yrago" target="_blank">#1yrago Doordash privacywashes its war on workers https://pluralistic.net/2021/08/07/hr-4193/#boss-app #1yrago" target="_blank">#1yrago Facebook's official disinformati? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556315934029217793
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
#5yrsago Real-estate speculators bought the road and sidewalk in a gated wealthy San Francisco enclave? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556315927838441473
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
#5yrsago Amazon is the poster child for everything wrong with post-Reagan anti-trust enforcement? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556315921387487232
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
#5yrsago Five reasons to play D&D https://grimmwisdom.wordpress.com/2012/08/05/5-reasons-to-play-dd/ #10yrsago Science fiction grand master Jack Vance rockin? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556315915377168387
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
#10yrsago" target="_blank">#10yrsago @NealStephenson?s Some Remarks, a remarkable essay collection https://memex.craphound.com/2012/08/07/neal-stephensons-some-remarks-a-remarkable-essay-collection/ #10yrsago" target="_blank">#10yrsago If Hemin? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556315909643436034
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
Hey look at this * @superwuster, Biden?s Anti-Big Tech Adviser, Has Been Living the Dream https://www.wired.com/story/plaintext-tim-wu-biden-big-tech/? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556315903217876993
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
Epson boobytrapped its printers: "For your protection." https://twitter.com/doctorow/status/1556313596438659073 3/ https://t.co/TTpxLiA7ua
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
Next Sat (Aug 13), I'm co-presenting a program item at @Defcon (Las Vegas) called "Literal Self-Pwning: Why Patient? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556315890127441921
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread). Inside: Epson boobytrapped its printers; and more! Archived at:? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556315888802054144
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??? Kéké ??? on Twitter
Special mention for jiggly bellies too! https://t.co/PToB2amyvI
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Hari Kunzru on Twitter
I think Kushner is being too hard on himself. He didn't actually break history. He fooled around in the middle of i? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556315536442671104
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
https://thevaultoftheatomicspaceage.tumblr.com/post/691943245759102976 https://t.co/F4kmXXlldn
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Donna E. HSB on Twitter
@doctorow @EpsonAmerica I'm old enough to remember when Epson printers moonlighted as paper shredders. Pepperidge? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556314595278458881
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??? Kéké ??? on Twitter
Jiggly and bouncy physic for everyone! Pecs deserves this too, don't you agree? https://t.co/pR9OJewR26
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
That would include immunity from claims under patent, copyright, contract, and all other legal theories. 18/
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
A real remedy - one that would prevent this conduct in future - would be a ban on self-bricking devices altogether,? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556313610971922433
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
Previously, the FTC resolved this kind of self-bricking fraud by ordering companies to disclose the practice at the? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556313609982148617
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
But maybe this is a violation of consumer protection laws. @APerzanowski thinks so, and he's a law professor. If th? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556313609197723649
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
Replacing or resetting this software requires that you bypass the DRM designed to prevent this, and providing a DRM? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556313608329596928
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
So they've rigged their printers' software so that even if you replace the sponges, the printer can still refuse to print. 13/
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
But that would deny Epson a new printer sale, and divert your perfectly good printer from joining the mountains of? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556313606802886656
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
If your printer's sponges get too full of excess ink and you're worried about it, you can easily and cheaply instal? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556313605934653443
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
If this sounds like bullshit to you, that's because it's bullshit, as are the claims that excess ink could get into? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556313605028696065
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
How does that work? Well, Epson says that it designs its printers with little internal sponges that soak up excess? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556313604089069568
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
Here's a good one! @EpsonAmerica will brick your printer after you've run a certain number of pages, "for your own? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556313603019603972
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
If we could harness the creative energy put into turning printer users into ink-stained wretches, we could end the? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556313602163982337
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
Then patent law: https://www.eff.org/cases/impression-products-inc-v-lexmark-international-inc When that got stale, they figured out how to put DRM in *paper*, too: https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2022/02/worst-timeline-printer-company-putting-drm-paper-now 6/
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
When you're at war with your customers, your rivals will join your customers' side - not because other businesses a? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556313600398168065
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
Requiring useless, mandatory "calibration tests" that use up all your ink: https://www.consumerreports.org/printers/the-high-cost-of-wasted-printer-ink/ Or just having? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556313599538339840
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
Printer companies are true fuckery pioneers: the tactical innovations they've developed in the war on their custome? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556313598686797824
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556313597873201152
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Cory Doctorow on Twitter
"Innovation" is a curseword, thanks to...innovation. Some of the world's most imaginative, best-funded sociopaths h? https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1556313596438659073
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