a *really* nice visualization of 4D space (quaternion stuff is merely a bonus): youtube.com/watch?v=d4EgbgTm0B

Quote: "Imagine if someone could make a beloved (but unauthorized) third-party Facebook [...] client that [...] lets you talk to your [facebook] friends without being spied upon [...]. Now imagine that it gets shut down in a brutal legal battle. It’s always easier to convince people that something must be done to save a thing they love than it is to excite them about something that doesn’t even exist yet."

1. Is this idea technically possible?
2. Could it have the wanted sociological effect?

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Many years ago I stumbled across this amazing science fiction story while configuring a tor node: tor.com/2008/08/06/weak-and-st
Now Doctorow is back with non-fiction, trying to understand the reason behind a growing belief in conspiracy theories in "[...] a golden age of [...] readily available facts [...]":
onezero.medium.com/how-to-dest

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"I see Extinction Rebellion rebels as courageous people acting, in love, for life on planet Earth" _Dr. Gail Bradbrook

Finally, an interviewer that lets someone answer a question without some insipid interruption!

Decent, if not the best, coverage of the latest from #ExtinctionRebellion from Sky News (a subsidiary of Murdoch's empire)

youtube.com/watch?v=J07bwm2TR7

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