I just learned about http://www.their.tube/ . It's a site that simulates the YouTube recommendations for people who live in different political bubbles.
It's useful if you want to show people how YouTube's recommendation algorithms drive people ever-deeper into their bubbles, resulting in more extreme world views.
And of course the software they use is open-source, you can find the code here: https://github.com/kihapper/TheirTube
The free and open source software, hardware, and other types of open projects are partly in response to the over-reaching protections of corporations (to the detriment of the everything else, including the environment and governments). The shield of Corporate protections having been used to bash other peoples' #rights and #privileges.
This must be the most "grimdark" of all the Warhammer40k movies (fan-made or official, long or short) out there:
And to think that it was made by a single person (except for the voice acting and music), I'm awestruck.
Are you tired of the Internet - and technology in general - being effectively controlled by an oligopoly of Silicon Valley companies?
Do you believe in our collective people power to truly change the system?
Does a vision of a society sound good where we care about the well-being of ourselves, our loved ones, our communities and the world we live in, instead of caring about money and consumerism ?
If the answer to any of these is yes and "digital activism" sounds good to you, then stay tuned.
These "startup accelerators" are essentially surveillance capitalism brainwashing academies, where people are trained to see venture capitalists as the only way to fund a tech business (or any business), and losing control of their businesses to the investor class (by acquisition or IPO) as the mark of "success". The platform cooperative commons needs its own co-op accelerators and funding sources.
Thanks to Sidequest, it's possible to play Virtual Boy games on the Oculus Quest, with 3D effects and everything.
I love the homebrew community!
75 years after the end of WWII. 75 years after the #Holocaust, german political parties CDU and FDP collaborate with fascist AfD. They now have a Prime Minister from the FDP in Thuringia thanks to the fascist votes. But no coalition. No government. No plans.
Being white, cis and male I have many privileges many other people do not have. There are people who need the protection of anonymity, or who look for help on the internet. There are people who are threatened by racists, homophobes or sexists, who reinvent their identity or who struggle with psychological problems. If you force people to express themselves only under their real name, it excludes their perspective. Forcing people to use their real names is nonsense.
And now I want to use this to get the most pressing issues of our time across to people, in a way that is so gripping that they want to show it to their family and friends!
And I need you for this. No matter your background, I'm certain there is some way in which you can support this project, so let me know if you want to join!
What for? In short: I want to work with you on #vr4future! VR experiences/games that get people excited to try them out, and leave them with a sense of "Damn, I need to get (more) active for the future of our planet!"
Since a friend brought an #oculusquest to my living room a few months ago, I am hyped by the realization that #vr has finally arrived not only in "ordinary people's" living rooms, but - thanks to the mobile nature of the Quest - basically anywhere!
I'm looking for people who care about at least two of these things:
- Doing anything you can to mitigate the #climatecrisis and ecological crisis that we are right in the middle of
- Creating an immersive, exciting #userexperience
- Harnessing the incredible power of #virtualreality
- Creating #games that have more meaning than just being entertaining
- Collaborating on #opensource software for everyone
Does this apply to you? Than read on! #vr4future
Welcome to 2020!
I guess it's time to take out the old #cyberpunk 2020 rulebook and check how close our world is to the world described in there...
Since I realized after tooting that the small text makes the Venn diagram not very social-media-friendly, here is a better version.
Btw: The diagram was created with the draw.io desktop version. I've used many diagram tools over the years, but I haven't found another one that combines learnability and versatility quite like draw.io. And it's Apache-licensed.
And no, I am in no way affiliated with draw.io, I just love the software.
One of the reasons why the FOSS world is often split when it comes to political topics:
FOSS attracts mainly two quite different crowds: The user freedom aspect (plus lack of state control) attracts many staunch libertarians, whereas the aspect of cooperating "for the greater good" (plus lack of commercial control) mostly attracts progressives.
It's actually quite surprising that those two groups, who usually hate each other with passion, can cooperate on the same thing.
We are aware that "There is no Free Software on a dead planet", so we encourage everyone to join your local Climate Strike march tomorrow (or today, depending on when you read this) so that we still have a future for Free Software to strive in.
Find your local march on https://globalclimatestrike.net/
Humble Bundle currently has three bundles that might be of interest to some of you:
"IT Security by Taylor & Francis" (DRM-free ebooks)
"Level Up Your Python" (ebooks, software (proprietary, so probably not interesting for you guys) and videos)
"Become a Game Developer" (ebooks and videos about Unity development)
I guess the IT Security one is potentially the most interesting ( https://www.humblebundle.com/books/information-technology-security-books )
I am in no way affiliated with Humble Bundle, I just share because I care ;)
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