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Microsoft acquires Github -- what could possibly go wrong? Regardless, Sourceforge feels that congratulations are in order.

Good recap from Dave Winer on the essential sleaziness of G**gle's push to eliminate http (via cosmic)

VISA's "war on cash" suffers setback when VISA payment system fails. I didn't know that Visa "rolled out a new US initiative in the summer of 2017 that offered to award 50 eligible retail businesses...up to $10,000 each if they committed to refusing cash payments." That's disgusting.

Notes on Heartache and Chaos, James Howard Kunstler. Nothing "new" here but well written.