Profile cover photo
Profile photo
Holger Durer
224 followers -
Mr Grumpy on the Internet
Mr Grumpy on the Internet

224 followers
About
Holger's posts

Post has attachment
The new Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin album is out.

Post has shared content
Good idea to do this anyway. Even more so with that encouragement.
Special offer from Google today: run a 2-minute security check on your account (which is really a good idea anyway) and get a free 2GB of Drive storage space. If your Google account matters to you -- your GMail, YouTube, Google+, Drive, and so on -- this is something worth running every few months.

And after you do that, go enable 2-step verification. (https://www.google.com/landing/2step/) It's the single best thing you can do to protect your account from being compromised. 

Post has shared content

Post has attachment
"This video is not available in your region" - my irony meter reads off-scale high.

Post has shared content
Did you know that Taxi Cab companies are trying to end Taxi Neutrality? They are saying that restaurants and bars are freeloaders profiting on their infrastructure, and they plan to drive customers to restaurants at 5mph unless that particular restaurant purchases a high speed customer transportation service from them. And that's in addition to the normal cab fare you already pay.

In addition, straw manufacturers are trying to end Straw Neutrality, arguing that juice bars are freeloading on their product, and want juice bars to pay them for a premium beverage suction plan for transporting lemonade from the glass to the customer's mouth.

Airlines also want to end air travel neutrality, arguing that touristic destinations and hotels are freeloading on their routes, and want hotels and vacation destinations to pay them to fly customers there. And that's in addition to the air fare you already pay, of course.

Do any of those sound absurd? Well, that's because they are all totally made up. I just invented them. But something very similar is happening on the Internet, and this one is true: internet providers are trying to end Net Neutrality using the exact same logic: web services will have to pay them to be able to provide a service to you. And that's in addition to the normal price you already pay for internet access.

Post has attachment

Post has shared content
Spread the word...
When police carried out a routine stop-and-search of her boyfriend, Gemma Atkinson filmed the incident. She was detained, handcuffed and threatened with arrest.

She launched a legal battle, which ended with the police settling the case. She funded this animated film with the money from the settlement to highlight police misuse of counterterrorism powers to restrict photography.

Watch the animated film here:

http://gu.com/p/3fe5v/tw?CMP=SOCNETTXT8763I

#police #stopandsearch #counterterrorism  
Photo

Post has attachment
Parltrack is fundraising.

Post has shared content
A forgotten hero.
Daniel Ellsberg (born April 7, 1931) is a former United States military analyst who, while employed by the RAND Corporation, precipitated a national political controversy in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, a top-secret Pentagon study of U.S. government decision-making in relation to the Vietnam War, to The New York Times and other newspapers.
Photo

Post has shared content
If you use org-mode, it's time to loosen those purse strings…
I need to secure two full weeks in february to work on +Org-mode for Emacs 8.0 -- ff you didn't take your chance to make a donation to your favorite plain text survival kit, now is a good time... Let's spread the wings of the Emacs butterfly, let's pour some cents!
Wait while more posts are being loaded