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Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed

thoughtshrapnel.com/2020/10/18

Attending this year's from Modern Stoicism virtually is a real treat, as in previous years I'd have had to travel to Athens to attend.

modernstoicism.com

Even while a thing is in the act of coming into existence, some part of it has already ceased to be

thoughtshrapnel.com/2020/10/17

We all think we are exceptional, and are surprised to find ourselves criticised just like anyone else

thoughtshrapnel.com/2020/10/17

Had follow-up call and I have to say it went better than I expected. A couple of weeks ago, I withdrew from the process with a company I have great respect for because all they talked about was growth and profit.

🤔 Hmmm... was expecting red flags and there haven't been any yet with this company.

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Come downstairs, turn on the radio, and BBC 6 Music is playing Tupac's 'Changes'.

It's going to be a good day.

Something about capitalism that particularly grinds my gears is when corporations make threats to their business model illegal through shit like DRM and anti-piracy laws, halting egalitarian technological progress through the coercive force of the state.

We could all have full control of the technology we're sold and the information we have, for sharing, repairing and improving, with our current technology. The law and the interests of those in power are holding us back as much as old monarchs who tried banning the printing press for undermining their stranglehold on knowledge.

We could live in a world where technology serves us and not someone in a position of power, and where knowledge is freely available to everyone regardless of status, but capitalism, the state, and hierarchical debt arrangements which depend on coercion hold us back.

So fuck this shit, become a pirate and practice radical mutual aid with your favorite and most needful creators supporting them directly.

piracy.now.sh/

:black_bloc_blob: :ms_pirate_flag:
#piracy #anarchism

addendum:

If people just wait for the next DRM, the next antipiracy crackdown, etc instead of taking a social analysis with a stated ideal position and seeking it, then we're always on the back-foot trying to regather support for every slightly rehashed attack on autonomy. It is reactionary, and for every step forward there are two steps back. Take a position with a stated end goal and a way to identify threats to autonomy within an ideological framework before they have a chance to take hold, and we begin to have real power.

I want a society which doesn't embed social hierarchies in the operation of machines and seeks an egalitarian universal right to information for all. Not just another fight against new DRM laws.

Went on my smart scales this morning expecting absolute carnage.

But actually, although overall my physical shape isn't as good as before the pandemic, my muscle mass is still 'good' and my body age is the same as my actual age 😅

Unexpected gaming is the best gaming. Just had a meeting cancelled so I can get in at least one game of FIFA ⚽

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Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.