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Mozilla’s now director of public policy once asked me, with a straight face, why I was giving them a hard time and holding Mozilla to a higher standard: “we’re just another Silicon Valley tech company.”

But that’s not what you tell people publicly, is it, Mozilla?

Still, it’s time y’all got this.

Mozilla is a half-billion-dollar for-profit corporation – whose CEO makes >$3M/yr – that has a foundation do its PR.

howtogeek.com/760425/firefox-n

#mozilla #SiliconValley #BigTech #SurveillanceCapitalism

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Spotify is all like "WE BEG YOU listen to the anti-vaxxer! We've paid MILLIONS for his bigoted ass!"

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What's going on in the UK w the drivers and fuel thing 

The government are claiming there's no shortage of fuel, while relaxing competition laws to allow collusion over stocks, bringing the army in to do deliveries to meet demand caused by panic buying they helped to create, and offering 10k 3 month visas to drivers across the EU to bail us out of a catastrophe of our own making.

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Do not buy NFT made with my art.
Do not make NFT with my Creative-Commons artworks.
If you respect my art, remember and apply this.

Here is my article about what just happened: davidrevoy.com/article864/drea

#NFT #NFTCommunity

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When you don’t create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than ability. Your tastes only narrow and exclude people. so create.

— Why the Lucky Stiff

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I’m in the mood to read non-stallman free software centric philosophy. does anyone have any recommendations? I just read through viznut.fi/texts-en/permacomput but it left me sort of wanting more.

I think there’s a coherent philosophy that spans leftism, federation, free software, “smolcomputing” and morality just waiting to be born.

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Making Science accessible is my mission.

I'm less than $70 from meeting my funding goal on my Cell Biology Candy Kickstarter.

If we reach the goal this week, I can start creating the candy and get it shipped.

If we can double that goal, I can go with a second batch with additional flavors

Want to support, but I haven't added shipping to your country yet? Tell me!

Help me make this happen!

kck.st/3DVS4rF

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I don't want social media to get smarter, I want it to be dumb as a bucket of bricks. I want social media to have no goddamn idea what I want so it'll just give me what I asked for, like I wanted to begin with 😤

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Incredible discovery: the Unicode consortium report on emoji has an official ZWJ sequence example showing how you could implement cat fur colour patterns. Please tell me there are OSs that support this. unicode.org/reports/tr51/#Emoj

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"ln England, 'booster shot' is spelled 'borchestershire shot' "

(stolen from someone who stole it)

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@yaxu that’s a very different reading of Papert, especially Mindstorms.

My understanding of his perspective, at least at that time is more like:

- Computer culture, from programming/engineering, is broken (gatekeeping, very hard to learn, and anchored to specific notions of productivity). It also places the computer in society as a specific type of machine, losing sight of its more generalized potential.

- We need a new concept of computer culture, and not just one, but many computer cultures. It should be based on humanist principles and make it easy for build to conceptualize their own transitional objects—things that make the computer a companion for people’s thinking and creativity rather than strictly a tool.

- LOGO/Turtle was his attempt at something like that, specifically in the context of education since until then computers were very hard to teach, and teachers were not equipped or trained to teach them.

- He specifically says that this is just one example of another way to think about computers, culture, and human-computer relationships. It is not, and should not, be the only one.

I really like this perspective and find that it moves away from programming specific goals, and more towards how to imagine computers differently in society.

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Remember VL.Fuse, the previously announced GPU tools library built for #vvvv on top of VL.Stride!?

The team recently released a first usable test version: nuget.org/packages/VL.Fuse

Want to join this revvvvolution? Insert your coins here: store.vvvv.org/products/fuse

I had forgotten how much fun it can be to reinvent what others must have reinvented a thousand times before you.

In this case: the idea to use "refcounting" to keep track of how often functions are called or inlined, to do some cheap dead code elimination in a final pass over generated bytecode.

I bet these look like the scribble of a madman to anyone else

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