Neon Genesis Evangelion is the perfect story for this moment in history
Binged the entire series yesterday and I have to agree.
Boaty McBoatface makes major climate change discovery on maiden outing
Meta, Fediverse, Sunbeam City, Activity Pub, P2P
If Sunbeam fails as a project I'm kind of done with the Fediverse.
It's just not very resilient and a client server model sucks when compared to P2P especially around your data. If Sunbeam had gone down, I would have lost everything. All my data, my whole social graph, the connections I made.
You have to have all this mad bureaucracy just to run an instance collectively, otherwise instances admin just become new sources of power. A couple of people burn out and go AWOL and the whole thing collapses.
I also don't want to outsource my moderation and anti-facism. I want to build it collectively through through my trust networks because reaching consensus on moderation style is really difficult.
Honestly I just prefer Scuttlebutt and Dat in combination and they have much more potential than Mastodon in the long term.
The launch video for Facebook's new crypto has th eart direction of a Black Mirror episode...
This is so cool
Spotify uses "private listening" to sell information about your mood to advertisers, who then use that to manipulate your feelings: https://thebaffler.com/downstream/big-mood-machine-pelly
reminder that the guy #BryanLunduke that claimed mozilla is sponsoring "#antifa email" is marketing director at #purism.
He claimed that #mozilla would by this, support a domestic terrorist organisation. In fact they where supporting riseup.net a hosting collective focused on security.
see here for reffer: https://todon.nl/@paulfree14/100317193468374457
When I was pointing him out on his errors and miss understanding of what antifa actually is, he claimed me doing libel. I gave him my word that he will be driven off from here, when he does not change his agenda.
So my favorite band, #Radiohead got hacked. Instead of giving into the hacker they are selling the stolen songs from the MiniDisc archives. All proceeds go to the Extinction Rebellion.
A white #FOSS nerd twitches nervously.
For a moment, on some level, he understands. The hidden surveillance systems in proprietary software are working to *defend* his privilege, not attack it. His fears of 1984 coming true will only ever be hypothetical for him, but are already everyday reality for the people his society criminalizes --- immigrants, muslims, sex workers, ex-convicts, left wing radicals.... Oh god, oh god! All this time the real problem was---
The moment passes. He returns to his keyboard to resume a rant that is only about software.
which reminds me of something I read last year:
"There’s an obvious connection between a decentralized internet, in which individuals create and oversee their own digital identities, and a functioning democracy, in which we make informed choices about who rules us and how we are ruled. Yet too few people make that link. "
Fosstodon is a Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.