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Internet culture as such a weird combination of "everything is flawlessly recorded forever" and "you just had to be there". Everything is simultaneously permanent and ephemeral. We're drowning in records that have no context, and context that has no records

"Deadly Theatre is a performance that is so deeply abstracted from its source material that it has become painfully, obviously artificial"

"Holy Theatre is theatre in which those parts of life which escape our senses become manifest. In other words, it is the theatre of true memes,"

Deadly vs. Holy theater is a useful lens for viewing politics in America right now.

I need to work on my shitposting. It’s a very underdeveloped skill. 🏋️🏻‍♂️💩

@bender excellent handle! Amazing instance name! Well done! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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Regarding Google linking Chrome's sign-in state with folks' Google sign-in state: This was the RIGHT move for MOST people. Having two sign-in states was THE thing that confused people about Chrome.

It's bad for techies & privacy hawks. But for everyone else it's a usability win.

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I opened up the first few pages of Snow Crash. i forgot what a neckbeard Hiro is.

“Trying to understand superstition rationally is like trying to pick up something made of wood by using a magnet”

Ideological sorting by occupation, lots of data on how occupations lean one way or the other. Only a little speculation as to why.

I am forty years old and whenever I walk into a dark room with motion sensor lights, I can’t help but wave my arms like I’m a fucking wizard.

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toot therapy thread 

A detailed assault on the book Sapiens. The author of the critique cites his own work a lot, but shows how many of the theories put forth as fact in Sapiens are incorrect and ahistorical.

@zacharius will feedfox handle multiple links in a toot ok?

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Refactor Camp

Mastodon instance for attendees of Refactor Camp, and members of various online/offline groups that have grown out of it. Related local groups with varying levels of activity exist in the Bay Area, New York, Chicago, and Austin.

Kinda/sorta sponsored by the Ribbonfarm Blogamatic Universe.

If you already know a few people in this neck of the woods, try and pick a handle they'll recognize when you sign up. Please note that the registration confirmation email may end up in your spam folder, so check there. It should come from administrator Zach Faddis.