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Can't take credit for it but..

Novaxx Djokovic .. first tennis player out for missing just two shots.

.. I'll get my coat..

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Ethereum is a Raspberry Pi that needs as much energy as Finland to function.

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#nft #crypto #blockchain #web3 #climateCrisis

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The first U2 iPod came with protective plastic that said “Don’t steal music”

Peak Napster years, hell yeah

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nothing says land of the free quite like the 'department of defense' being openly advertising its influence in the film industry for over 100 years right on its .gov page

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💬 "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
🗣️ Thomas Watson, president of IBM, 1943

💬 "There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
🗣️ Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977

💬 "I predict the Internet will soon go spectacularly supernova and in 1996 catastrophically collapse."
🗣️ Robert Metcalfe, founder of 3Com, 1995

💬 "People don’t want to run their own servers, and never will."
🗣️ Moxie Marlinspike, founder of Signal messenger, 2022

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Moxie's exploration about NFT's is actually really worth reading: moxie.org/2022/01/07/web3-firs

Even if I don't agree with much of his framing (it's the same old "decentralized systems are hard, so let's not try building those") the observations he makes about NFTs are very much on point and well put forth. It's those things that made me not interested one bit in that whole area after reading about it for a day or two. I'm glad moxie took the time to deep-dive into this and confirm all my suspicions.

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moxie seems to believe there are only two options for how services can be hosted: self-hosting or commercial hosting.

completely ignoring community hosting.

that reinforces my feel that community hosting is one of the biggest advantages of fedi.

(he is absolutely right that #web3 is crap, of course)

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stop killer robots (serious post) 

Some militaries are working on drones that are completely controlled by AI. These would make their own decisions about firing. As far as we know, autonomous drones have been used to fire on people once already.

The people behind the land mine treaty are working with the UN to try to put in place a treaty that would ban killer robots. This effort has had many backers including Stephen Hawking. I also back it because these giant terrible international bodies do actually help curtail the bad behaviour of states. The stakes on this are incredibly high.

For more about the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots, see their website stopkillerrobots.org/

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I accidentally typed 'job otters' instead of 'job offers' and found a new business opportunity

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"The car is the perfect medium to isolate people from one another, to control them, to make them vulnerable. In car traffic, each individual tries to win at the cost of other individuals. It is a zero-sum game, in which no one can win without someone else losing. A shortcut here or a passing there hands someone an extra minute of time at the expense of someone else’s time—or even life."

Planka.nu - The Traffic Power Structure

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" When all social resources are invested in car traffic, humans who cannot afford a car effectively lose their right of movement. "

Planka.nu - The Traffic Power Structure

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tfw Mozilla goes in on crypto nonsense, and the original creators of the Firefox browser call them out on their bullshit.

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"the parking space is the antithesis to the building; it is an anti-building. A parking space creates no new place but relies on the destruction of a place. Parking spaces tear cities apart and follow a logic of uniformity, which makes the urban landscape increasingly homogeneous; all difference is flattened and the rule of the nonplace takes hold."

Planka.nu - The Traffic Power Structure

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