We moved our chat room from the IRC network that seems to be set on getting rid of its users to Matrix: #k9mail:http://matrix.org.
The Matrix room is bridged to #k9mail on @firstname.lastname@example.org; for those of you who still prefer IRC.
See you all there 👋
Sponsored by @digikey and @supplyframe
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/hackaday/status/1400165340970115077
The Right to Repair fight is a hell of a proof of this principle. It's really hard to overstate the popularity of the idea that you should be able to fix your own stuff, or choose where you get your stuff fixed.
Take auto-repair. As auto-manufacturing has grown more concentrated, car makers have squeezed independent mechanics - as close to a folk-hero as the American imagination can produce! - to the margins.
Any discussion of monopolization of the web is bound to include the term "network effects," and its constant companion, "natural monopolies." This econojargon is certainly relevant to the discussion, but really needs the oft-MIA idea of "switching costs."
A technology has "network effects" when its value grows as its users increase, attracting more users, making it more valuable, attracting more users.
#PineTalk Episode 007 is out!
Shaken, not stirred: An interview with @danct12 , creator of a the Arch Linux ARM Spin for #PinePhone and #PineTab, Feedback, two aspects of the latest Community Update, and four listener questions. Listen Now!
Full show notes: https://www.pine64.org/podcast/007-my-name-is-64-pine64/
Become the next Jack Johnson with this guitar AutoStrummer: https://bit.ly/3xHge6g
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/Hacksterio/status/1389256798805311488
Extraordinarily, he's actually selling the Rewinder, for $30. This shouldn't be extraordinary, but it is, thanks to the penalties under DMCA 1201 (and the UK equivalent law, derived from Article 6 of 2001's EU Copyright Directive).
If you find yourself scrambling for reasons it's OK for Tesla to do this with its cars, but not for KLIM to do it with its airbag vests, allow me to gently remind you that Tesla owners are not an oppressed religious minority, either.
This kind of rent-seeking is just getting started. As I tried to illustrate in my novella UNAUTHORIZED BREAD (part of my 2019 book RADICALIZED), there are limitless ways for Apple's pioneering business innovation to destroy our lives:
Jasbir Matharu's work paves the way to an open source toolchain for Allwinner's V831 NPU accelerator: https://bit.ly/3u7OxS3
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/Hacksterio/status/1388193634156228608
RT from Tindie Maker Marketplace (@tindie)
Bob Dishwasher Cartridge Rewinder makes disposable dishwasher cartridges reuseable. #TindieBlog https://blog.tindie.com/2021/04/bob-dishwasher-cartridge-rewinder-saves-big-bucks/
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/tindie/status/1385628494181277702
In her new tutorial, @knitronics shows how to get up and running on @TrenzElectronic's TE0711 SoM: https://bit.ly/3v8mvFT
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/Hacksterio/status/1384901930535866369
Generate RF-modulated with the PiMod Zero pHAT: https://bit.ly/3sSmYvh
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/Hacksterio/status/1383087900330430477
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