"Apple says the move would create more waste by making Lightning-compatible accessories obsolete."

Funny how this wasn't a concern when they made 30-pin accessories obsolete.
bbc.com/news/technology-512089

A core component of decentralizing the web is how you store and share data. IPFS and Dat are distributed file systems that can provide data storage for the decentralized web.

This post will compares them: buff.ly/37eEOxJ

Capitalism is entering a deep and probably unsolvable crisis because of #ClimateCrisis Much of the current growth of fascism internationally can be traced to this, often its explicit. This will only get worse as the crisis deepens and fascism will continue to re-emerge. /18

[:tw: tweets.newsbots.eu/WSMIreland/#bot]

Fascism isn't new to Ireland, in the 30s they mobilised in the 1000s before folding into Fine Gael under pressure from anti-fascists on the streets. TBH in the years since Fine Gael has harboured politicians that shared fascist politics & still does /12

[:tw: tweets.newsbots.eu/WSMIreland/#bot]

a related analogy I've also found useful: bigots and the like need to be banned for the same reason that you can't be a creationist in an upper level biology class. at some point the conversation is being held back because while the class is attempting to discuss molecular genetics, some clown in the back row keeps holding up the class with questions about how come there's still monkeys if we evolved from monkeys

uspol, reagan 

uspol, reagan 

It was just too funny not to share.

Warrior: I swear I will have revenge for the death of my brother.

Elf: You have my bow.

Dwarf: And my axe.

Necromancer: And your brother.

ukpol, police, "extremists" 

@zxv @dgold kinda annoyed Global Justice Now isn't on the list. We've been pissing off the govt for years!

There's an entire host of organisations on the UK Counter-Terrorism "Briefing Document". Naturally, the Guardian focuses on typical centrist orgs like Greenpeace, but also in there are:-

- Wobblies
- Socialist party
- Socialist Workers
- CND
- CPB
- UAF

and symbols like:

- Red/Black
- Black Cat
- Iron Front
- Fist
- St Pauli

Safe to presume that any member of any of those orgs, and anyone who has one of those symbols in range of a AFR camera, is under heavy surveillance by the state.

theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/j

irlpol 

I've seen various conversations about personality/psychometric tests in the last few days. A short story...

When I was about 20, I had a massive and ongoing argument with a boyfriend that I was going to marry. He totally believed in the whole 4 personality types and I disagreed. The problem was, he was older and more educated and I was high school dropout, so I found it hard to 'intellectually' argue the case, and he was good at tying me up with words. I was sure though, that you couldn't put all of humanity into these 4 boxes.

Reader, I didn't marry him.

venting about the whole Isabel Fall debacle 

Wrote a review of Carrie Vaughn's "The Wild Dead" on my phlog - gopher://ascraeus.org/0/phlog/ SPOILER: I liked it muchly, hints of solarpunk and mutual aid in a post-apocalyptic society built on hope. ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

dispiritingly accurate

cw for irish politics, simpsons

re: activitypub vs capitalism 

In any discussion on fedi of anything to do with online culture — be it governance structures, decentralisation, support systems, anything — the chances of someone shilling for matrix within ten posts is 100%

<comes onto fedi>

Oh, right, we're doing this _again_.

<clicks away>

@ben I love dwarf fortress so much but I literally cannot do it and live a functional life simultaneously

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