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oh shit thats right i said im defederating from tomorrow

please check to see if people are among your followers or people you talk to and talk them into switching! was bought by a corporation that does not seem to have any clear motive to not use it as a way to collect data, so we'd rather not let that happen

uspol, subtooty Show more

Look, all I'm proposing is progressive marginal taxation on attractiveness so that the ultra-attractive don't hoard all the pretty.

It makes me uncomfortable how people have adopted corporate language when talking about themselves on the internet. You are not a corporation or a persona. You are a whole person.

You don't have a "brand" โ€“ you have passions and interests. You don't "create content" โ€“ you share thoughts, words, ideas, knowledge, and a whole galaxy of other things.

There are plenty of people out there who want to categorise you and put you in a box. Don't help them to do this.

You're so much more than that. ๐Ÿ’š

LMFAO @ landlords being sad (Amazon, NYpol) Show more

the bourgeoisie on Haiti are fleeing the island because they fear the popular uprising and the police are using live ammunition. things are heating up on Haiti and no one else on here is posting about it so I suppose I should.

Scared Silicon Valley billionaire:

Look, you're just not grasping the scale of the AI threat. What if an AI one day is built that decides to harvest large chunks of the Earth's biosphere in order to make some numbers in a financial engine go up slightly? What would we all do then?

Climate change and species loss researchers:

Really? That's a thing that could happen? And people might not believe the predictions? Do go on.


Well OBVIOUSLY I don't mean it's happening NOW

you might not have known this, but google - the company you use for searching, email, maps, translation, data storage, watching videos, voice assistant tech, backing up your phone, storing photos, finding images, making purchases, making your phone's operating system, advertising, providing webfonts, running website analytics, providing captcha authentication, and browsing the internet - might be tracking you

#WeAreNameless, we've got a neat corner, now! :ablobsmile:


:blobcatpeek: I wanna say thanks to @sungo, @thegibson, @_cr0_tab, @SetecAstronomy and @skynebula ,without whom WAN would be much, much differently organized and presented, by now...

NPR made a big production about the venezualan government refusing aid from america....they sure did neglect to mention it arrived by warship!

free healthcare for ever. if you disagree with that, unfollow immediately.

I hate when I'm the only person who can bring justice to a lawless apocalyptic wasteland through violent means.

Interesting #cyberpunk thought:

Hackers, as we know them, operate on the lower layers of the OSI model: Application, transport, etc.: FTP, HTTP, TELNET, ...

But the agent provocateurs, those we know as "trolls" and "shills", as well as data-collecting companies like facebook, operate on a layer that has not been defined yet.

Perhaps it'd be convenient to explicitly name this layer: The social layer. The one that connects the users.

I wonder: Are there more layers that haven't been defined yet? ๐Ÿค”

There's two kinds of optimism and they relate to politics in different ways. On the one hand there's passifying optimism. This is the veiw that things will get better. It looks at progress as inevitable. This can have the dangerous side effect of people resigning themselves to not do any of the work of making things better, because everything will just work it self out. Steven Pinker is a good example of this.
Then there's motivating optimism. Not the view that things *will* get better, but that they sure as heck *can*. This is the optimism of Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and Angela Davis. It's the veiw that you can actually win, but you have work for it. It won't happen on it's own, you have to make it happen. Most positive social change has been driven forward by motivated optimists. Motivating optimism getd shit done.

Natural cleaners (~) Show more

Kali Akuno on the future of work and trade Show more

Fire Starters.

I love to start fires 'correctly' with natural tinders, one match, etc.

But I have an extra dog visiting atm. He can't be kept in the house when I'm gone because he is VERY interested in the rats. So he hangs in the shop. Having to start a fire just about every day and in the cold, dark morning, I don't want to muck about.

These starters are literally fire and forget requiring no finesse. Melt wax from old candles. Distribute shredded material (like fresh rat litter) into cardboard egg cartons. Pour a dollop of wax over each hole. Voila! Rip one off and start a fire in no time.


Thanks for Debian, XFCE, Firefox, Thunderbird, Mastodon, ejabberd, VLC, Handbrake, FFMPEG, LibreOffice, Kodi, OpenElec, LibreOffice, GIMP, Banshee, Synaptic, Gnome Builder, Gnome Disks, Polychromatic, OpenRazer, Pingus, Wireshark, Eclipse, LineageOS, and FreeNode. It's probably a little impolitic to mention them, but I also appreciate Wine and Lutris.

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