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@heydon This track you created for the Webbed Briefs interlude is great.

@heydon in the last Webbed Briefs, was the illustration that pronounced "SVG" Kryten from Red Dwarf?

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“Surveillance capitalism” isn’t a corruption of (an otherwise virtuous) capitalism. It is a precise means of describing modern-day capitalism. Opposing it doesn’t mean simply opposing surveillance, it means opposing capitalism.

Is anyone working on an open source replacement for last.fm that uses ActivityPub?

I love how I can type the exact name of a track into Spotify and have it show up nowhere in the search results 🙄

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#FLA_UXR "If participants go off script, it's fine, let it go, you are here to watch and to learn how THEY would use it, and you will learn something even when they go off script". Soooo true! And yet, so hard to "let go" and embrace it when things don't go as planned.

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U.S. Police, Murder 

Abolish the fucking police

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Pleased to report that @jomc and I are speaking at a free online event hosted by the Internet Archive and Library Futures on Apr 28. We will be discussing her book Lurking, and what happened when "in the 1990's and early aughts, people became users, and users put their trust in a corporation to do the job of a library."

eventbrite.com/e/why-trust-a-c

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“The Signal for Help (or the Violence at Home Signal for Help) is a single-handed gesture that can be used by an individual to alert others that they feel threatened and need help over a video call, or in-person.”

en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Signal

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Pretty goddamn angry about living in a country where a person's ability to get healthcare is less important than their ability to buy as many guns as they want as quickly as they want.

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Psst, pass it on: “AI ethics” that isn’t critical of surveillance capitalism is simply PR for surveillance capitalists.

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“the Larry transaction used the equivalent of about 11 kilowatt-hours. That’s equivalent to the average electrical consumption of a European Union resident for an entire day”

earther.gizmodo.com/i-sold-a-t

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😡 NFT - I'm in total ideological conflict with the idea AND the technic.
Today I saw my art " Yin and Yang of world hunger" (license: CC non commercial/non derivative) on OpenSea platform posted by someone. What a shame. #nftart is open door to all type of scam...

#nft #capitalismenumérique #cryptoart #nfts #blockchain

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Running git 2.28 or later? Take 10 seconds and enter the following into your terminal to set the default branch in new projects to main not master:

git config --global init.defaultBranch main

Actions matter more than words. So here’s a simple action you can take to show that you care.

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You shouldn't be able to make a bunch of money passively just for having money and contributing literally nothing else to the situation. But that's what people are feeling a ton of FOMO about. It's a fucking gold rush.

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tbh what this NFT/cryptocurrency/$GME/etc speculation points at for me is that we have a bunch of folks who finally have some level of access to the money making schemes usually reserved for the upper middle to upper classes and it's just exposing how awful the whole idea is.

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Every year I think I'll just file my taxes by hand and avoid supporting Intuit and their bullshit.

But the IRS has done a spectacular job of making it difficult to file by hand. Inevitably I give up and sign in to TurboTax. 😞

There's also something very sad about hearing podcasts on independent networks advertising Spotify-exclusive podcasts.

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Of course there's a Spotify-exclusive podcast hosted by Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen. 🙄

This seems like the most on-brand thing for everyone involved.

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