@torgo the first part of recovery is admitting you have a problem. 😂

@nickchuckwalter for the small business owners I know that is not the case.

I believe it stems from actually knowing your employees and realizing what paying them lower than a living wage does. Executives at large corporations are optimizing for shareholder profits, in fact, it's the law, they have to.

@pganssle haven't done it myself, but I've heard of people buying adapters for spotting scopes and using those. Cheaper than photo quality distance lenses.

Using 3d-printing to create replicas of oil paintings, very cool use of technology.


PROBLEM: Probably most of the work needs to be done at the state level, so that makes it basically 50x more expensive to do.

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IDEA: An Open Source PAC that would work with legislators to ensure procurement and data laws allow for choosing Open Source products in government.

@nickchuckwalter Yes, I do.

Reality is that low income works have very little leverage compared to large corporations. And smaller companies that were paying a living wage got destroyed by folks like Walmart coming in to their communities.

So by having a minimum wage we protect small business and ensure fair competition based on the products and services instead of squeezing workers.

Weird that Apple delayed on the device ID permission prompt. Not sure what Instagram could say that would motivate Apple to change course. They're not going to remove it from the AppStore and they don't give money to Apple. — arstechnica.com/?p=1707648

The NYT noted "the giant retailer sets the benchmark for lower-wage workers." The US government has ceded authority on protecting low wage workers from exploitation to... Walmart. — nytimes.com/2020/09/17/busines

@emdeesee might be worth checking, hopefully someone they trust has given them better information.

Sucks they weren't on it originally, especially for a store that focuses on health, but there was a lot of misinformation going on.

@emdeesee not state regulation, and knowing the county judge, I doubt that it's a county thing either.

@emdeesee uhg, that's disappointing. I liked their sandwiches for lunch.

Are they disallowing masks in the store or trying to sell more "natural products" to fix it?

For Texas residents here is a good way to find out what will be on your ballot. Remember early voting has been extended so go early to allow for more social distancing at the polls. — feeds.texastribune.org/link/16

Corruption within ICE seems to be far reaching. Every investigation shows more, and now they're actively sabotaging the investigations. — feeds.texastribune.org/link/16

@ebassi haha, you just like watching the world burn, don't you! 🤣

@nolan YMMV and all that, but I just went with having someone host NextCloud for me. I'm not a good system administrator.

I use OwnCube and they've been good to me. But there are others listed on the NextCloud website.


Now I'm really curious.

@njpatel was that feature stolen from anyone?

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