Watch this video! :)

I thought this was a very nice idea for a topic. But if people don’t follow the two simple rules above, it’s no different than just going to the main page of Youtube and letting Google’s secret algorithms recommend stuff for you. There is no shortage of funny/cute/sexy/whatever videos on the internet. If an accurate description is not given, the links are really just clickbait.

I do, however, think that comments about the videos should be allowed in the topic, provided that quotes of what post is being commented on are given.


How about @moderators delete posts which don’t have an adequate intro? It wastes a lot of people’s time checking the topic to find another lazy post.


Open Rights Group Con (ORGCON) livestream from London. I haven’t caught it all (it’s long) but there’s an interesting debate between Nate Cordoza (formerly of EFF, now, for some reason at Facebook) and Ian Levy of GCHQ around backdoors starting at 1:50 5:17. Basically, Levy’s saying, listen we can easily hack you all at any time, how about us all coming together agreeing how we should best do it. Snowden’s meant to be on at some stage too.


“The Mother of All Demos is a name given retrospectively to Douglas Engelbart’s December 9, 1968, demonstration of experimental computer technologies that are now commonplace. The live demonstration featured the introduction of the computer mouse, video conferencing, teleconferencing, hypertext, word processing, hypermedia, object addressing and dynamic file linking, bootstrapping, and a collaborative real-time editor.”

Hopefully we can see his ideas of a world brain evolve on the Safe Network.

Doug, so many decades ahead of everyone.

Anyone know if Ted Nelson is aware of Safe btw?


Another interesting interview from ORGCon - this one by data scientist Jack Poulson who quit Google after finding out about Project Dragonfly, the secret censorship project it was working on for China. Having graduated as a maths wizz, he declined to go into nuclear weapons design and oil companies for ethical reasons, despite the big money on offer, yet found himself sharing the “are we the baddies?” meme with colleagues at Don’t be Evil Corp. That nice Mr Gates the philanthropist doesn’t come out too well in this regard either. starts 2:48 6:15

Oh, and Ed Snowden’s on at 0:50


The Quantum Internet: a 15 minutes YouTube video of the PBS Space Time channel from today. It describes how to communicate securely on a quantum channel using 2 entangled qubits. Repeaters are possible.

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If you can get this (need to be UK or VPN) watch it. A reconstruction of the Apollo 11 moon landing with real audio from the astronauts and ground control. Amazing.


Funny video of the new season… They think they know how APPs work… “You know nothing, Jon Snow.” SAFE is coming! :smiley:

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