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#21 2019-05-09 12:30:22

jakob
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Re: 'Surveillance Capitalism'

phiw13 wrote #317941:

Thank you for that, I see that includes links to the shows transcript (useful for people like me who do not have the energy to listen to podcast/ view video reports etc.)

Yes! The last one hasn’t been published yet but I guess that will follow soon. They are in the format of 30-minute radio programmes and are written economically for a wider audience so not overly “busy” to listen to. A couple of blend-ins from original recordings of John Berger’s original “Ways of Seeing” series and from Bertolt Brecht highlight both how far we have come from the art and media of the past as well as how little distance we seem to have travelled in some respects. If you’d prefer an offline recording, send me an email.


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#22 2019-05-09 22:45:14

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Re: 'Surveillance Capitalism'

jakob wrote #317942:

Yes! The last one hasn’t been published yet but I guess that will follow soon. They are in the format of 30-minute radio programmes and are written economically for a wider audience so not overly “busy” to listen to. A couple of blend-ins from original recordings of John Berger’s original “Ways of Seeing” series and from Bertolt Brecht highlight both how far we have come from the art and media of the past as well as how little distance we seem to have travelled in some respects. If you’d prefer an offline recording, send me an email.

John Berger’s original “Ways of Seeing
what a Wonderfull book that was as well as his triology : Pig Earth, Once in Europa, and Lilac and Flag.


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#23 2019-05-10 06:28:03

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Re: 'Surveillance Capitalism'

bici wrote #317944:

John Berger’s original “Ways of Seeing” – what a Wonderfull book that was as well as his triology : Pig Earth, Once in Europa, and Lilac and Flag.

Getting way off-topic here, but weren’t they just! You don’t need Alpine blood coursing through you to relate to them but I was just wondering: do you have North Italian / South Tyrolean roots? Alas, I seem to have misplaced my copy of the Into Their Labours trilogy but still have a dog-eared copy of Ways of Seeing from the 70s.


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#24 2019-05-10 07:55:47

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Re: 'Surveillance Capitalism'

Ways of seeing was indeed an amazing book, not only because of Berger’s radical re-reading of the arts but imo, also because it was one of those rare succesful transfers from the original TV series to printing. The current situation where many texts remain just for the screen is very sad.

In any case, for those who never watched the actual series. It is available on YouTube.

Last edited by colak (2019-05-15 04:12:25)


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#25 2019-05-14 14:46:36

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Re: 'Surveillance Capitalism'

uMatrix addon for FF looks pretty interesting. Combined with the Nuclear Option for blocking FB and Goog, your web life might improve dramatically.


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#26 2019-05-14 15:27:27

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Re: 'Surveillance Capitalism'

Destry wrote #317992:

the Nuclear Option for blocking FB and Goog, your web life might improve dramatically.

Trying this now. My first test, google.com, seems to be a fail.

I’m guessing this is what’s supposed to work…

#first, let's redirect English google.com to NOTHING AT ALL
0.0.0.0 google.com       #} 
0.0.0.0 www.google.com   #} 
0.0.0.0 google.ca        #} FUCK
0.0.0.0 www.google.ca    #} YOU
0.0.0.0 google.co.uk     #} GOOGLE
0.0.0.0 www.google.co.uk #} 
0.0.0.0 google.ie        #} 
0.0.0.0 www.google.ie    #}

I’m expecting a blank page, or something; anything other that what I’m seeing, which is a usable Google Search page. I don’t think that’s right.

Anyone tried this and know what’s up?


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#27 2019-05-14 15:30:42

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Those YT videos in Colak’s post just above have disappeared, though. And I have those rules commented out, for the time being. Another unexpected result. Hmm.

The YT lines…

#Youtube
#127.0.0.1 youtube.com              #} you know the story
#127.0.0.1 www.youtube.com          #}

127.0.0.1 i0.ytimg.com             #} mostly thumbnails, user pictures and
127.0.0.1 i1.ytimg.com             #} other unnecessary graphic clutter. Feel
127.0.0.1 i2.ytimg.com             #} free to leave blocked, as it also
127.0.0.1 i3.ytimg.com             #} improves YT's loading time considerably
127.0.0.1 i4.ytimg.com             #}
127.0.0.1 i5.ytimg.com             #}

#127.0.0.1 s0.2mdn.net              #} comment out everything in this segment
#127.0.0.1 static.2mdn.net          #} from this point down if you need to use
#127.0.0.1 www.youtube-nocookie.com #} YT, since these next few servers are its
#127.0.0.1 youtube-nocookie.com     #} dependencies and can cause major
#127.0.0.1 youtube-noscript.com     #} functionality problems if blocked
#127.0.0.1 www.youtube-noscript.com #}
#127.0.0.1 s.ytimg.com              #} (s.ytimg.com is where the player is)

What I’m attempting at the moment is to have access to YT without the graphic clutter, as a test.

Test 2

Okay, this is odd. If I go to YT home page, I’m redirected to Insidio.us, and I don’t even have the uMatrix installed yet. Maybe that’s integrated in the Invidious plugin now and the rules for uMatrix aren’t necessary. Curious.

Yep, deactivating the plugin puts me back at YT. Nice!

Now, why am I seeing Google Search?


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#28 2019-05-14 16:54:02

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Re: 'Surveillance Capitalism'

Nah. That nuclear option via /etc/hosts file (mac) doesn’t seem to work for me at all. I’m able to go to all the sites it’s supposed to be blocking.

Removing that junk, I guess.


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#29 2019-05-14 19:08:06

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Re: 'Surveillance Capitalism'

This project just emailed us to let us know they’ve included Textpattern in their catalogue – looks interesting (and they are fellow Brits)…

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#30 2019-05-14 23:17:22

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Re: 'Surveillance Capitalism'

Destry wrote #317996:

Nah. That nuclear option via /etc/hosts file (mac) doesn’t seem to work for me at all. I’m able to go to all the sites it’s supposed to be blocking.

Removing that junk, I guess.

Did you clear the DNS caches / or / restart your Mac ? It won’t “work” otherwise. The host file is only read at start-up time, the entries are then cached and that is it.

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