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capitalism is just speedrunning but for global self destruction

I was looking for #CreativeCommons #solarpunk #art and I found this awesome CC-BY-SA-NC piece by David Revoy: davidrevoy.com/article201/fant

(thanks to <CalimeroTeknik> for showing me that!)

occasionally, clicking through yet another half-arsed GDPR-mandated cookie management screen, i find myself thinking "the GDPR has buggered up the web"

then i catch myself.

no, it hasn't. the way companies have opted to respond to the GDPR is what's buggered up the web. they could have been nice and unobtrusive about it, but no, they decided that *every user in the EU* should suffer their protests at not being able to stow thousands of fragments of random shite on a whim all over their vict- sorry, users' computers.

Internet culture as such a weird combination of "everything is flawlessly recorded forever" and "you just had to be there". Everything is simultaneously permanent and ephemeral. We're drowning in records that have no context, and context that has no records

In summary:
- Exxon Mobile knew since at least the 70s about the potential harm caused by global warming and greenhouse gas emissions.

- In the 80s, they concluded that global warming would actually be good for profits; the polar ice caps would melt, making it easier to get at Arctic oil reserves.

- They started to collaborate with other fossil fuel companies to knowingly lie about CO2 emissions and its effects, in order to stop any global coordinated efforts to to prevent climate change.

@ohyran Here’s another interesting fact about this:

Space is under maritime law. According to the United Nations, piracy is defined as β€œany illegal acts of violence or *detention* [of a ship]”

They illegally detained the spaceship so..

They were technically the first space pirates.

Today 45 years ago (1973) was the first labour strike in space as the astronauts on Skylab 4 refused to work for 24 hours and demanded more time to contemplate life, Earth and themselves.

"Fortnite was 2018’s most important social network"

Imo, one of the most damning aspects of capitalism is that it encourages people to have consumptive hobbies over creative ones.

It actively seeks to bar people from doing things like cooking, or writing, or making pottery, or anything else of that nature. Activities in which you are making something

Things like that are made either too expensive (in terms of money, or time, or both) or framed as something not worth wasting time on, because you can't support yourself doing art/writing/etc

You know that a monopoly has been attained when people refer to a generic practice with a specific name.

For example asking how gmail works instead of how email works; search in Google instead of search the web; asking for WhatsApp number instead of phone number, etc.,

It is also when we realize the dangers of it and sense the need to fight back the monopolies.

One of the weirdest social media developments this year was people faking selling out on Instagram (that is, featuring false sponsored content), because apparently that signifies success now.

$2B valuations are never a good sign. I find it ominous. Could an integrated games store and Discord Nitro ever be enough to meet those expectations? I don't think so.

techcrunch.com/2018/12/21/gami

Socialism is liking trains and other forms of efficient public transportation and the more you like trains and other forms of efficient public transportation the more socialist you are.

I think this also comes up when trying to explain Mastodon or the fediverse to a wider audience. They just have no frame of reference for this kind of stuff. "Where's the app in the App Store?" "Why do I have to choose an instance?" "What the heck's an instance?"

It's just expected that Mastodon is a startup in California somewhere, and it's got millions of dollars of VC money and bus ads saying "get it on the App Store, get it on Google Play." How could things possibly be anyway else?

On that note, there's a few pictures that are related and very useful. wouldn't this be infrasctructure for resistance, too? Like the oldest form of?

my seams are about as straight as I am πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜… πŸ˜‚

Remember that technology is a tool. Use it to help yourself.

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