This looks interesting. They have a very comprehensive privacy policy. Does anyone use it as their main search engine? I've been using DDG exclusively for years. Good to see there are other alternatives out there that take privacy seriously.

Qwant - The search engine that respects your privacy
qwant.com/

It turns out there is a 'general complaints department'. It's called the internet.

How does a dating website actually get off the ground? How do they attract an initial pool of users? The effectiveness of such a service depends on already having a large enough user base that there is some likelihood of finding someone you get along with. Do they just create a bunch of fake profiles and advertise the shit out of it until they attract enough people? This has always confused me.

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surveillance capitalism 

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Earworm of the day 

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If you can't fix it, you don't own it.

Repair:
- Is better than recycling
- Saves you money
- Teaches engineering
- Saves the planet

ifixit.com/Manifesto

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Went and did a big shop at Woolworths tonight. The machine kept screwing up, and eventually decided not to scan anything at all. They just gave us the rest of our shopping for free. It was like $50 worth of stuff. Win. I think the people who work there just spend their entire shift fixing those machines these days.

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I woke up this morning with this in my head. It has continued steadily through the day. Some remnant of childhood I suppose. Sesame street was a great show, it really had something for everyone.

Sesame Street: Green Grow the Rushes Song
youtube.com/watch?v=v1q5PUGGW5

It seems my local halal butcher sells camel. Weird

Rant, smart tv, sbs on demand 

Rant, smart tv, sbs on demand 

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the fediverse is full of multiple factions and splinter cells, but there's always one constant: i never have any fucking idea what anyone is talking about

Greenpeace docco on ties between coal sector, lobbying groups and the LNP. Worth a watch.

Dirty Power: Big Coal’s network of influence over the coalition government
youtube.com/watch?v=NDtKFbXoQ6

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Scientist discovers widespread bot network being used to spread false arson claims in Australian fires to undermine causality between bushfires and climate change, and to stoke violence against environmental activists by blaming them for the fires.
youtu.be/XB8RNWb-uvM

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