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Y'all remember when the greatest internet debate was pirates vs ninjas?

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Headbanging is how smart people shake their money maker

Between the hate mobs, anti-terror laws, and the us-centric bent of the interesting bits of the web, I think my future web use will be increasingly based on business transactions and less on having fun or casual communication.

All these new borders feel like a return to a pre-global mindset. Ifmore people feel like this, I expect increased irl social conflict, as local issues get the newly released surplus attention.

bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-4

I have a feeling this issue is gonna escalate unpleasantly...

Bad Poetry: Knights of Cirrhosis Show more

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One of the most depressing things about having inside access to a collapsing business is the one two punch, where on the micro it's a completely avoidable result of individual stupidity, but on the macro it's an unavoidable consequence of a dysfunctional culture.

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"Reader mode" is touted as a feature that web browsers gain support for, right alongside new CSS properties and faster JavaScript interpreters.

But it just shows how much of a failure web as a platform is in delivering an actually readable content and enojoyable experience — so much that browsers have to rip the content off the web pages and show it in their own clean & usable interface. Talk about web being the future.

Does any one know any good fiction with an illiterate main character set in the modern world?

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announcing fediverse.space -- an interactive map of active mastodon and pleroma communities. check it out and lemme know what you think <3

fediverse.space/

Never thought I'd miss conflict. Proper, IRL conflict, not the internet hate machine.

This thing where everyone keeps to a safe distance, and any hint of disagreement is a signal to disengage, creates a barren environment, where everyone is reduced to doing their own thing. Peace at the cost of human contact, growth, and cooperation.

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Holy crap. Malware hidden in a strand of DNA hijacks the computer that analyzes that particular gene sequence.

We're going to live in a very weird world man.

wired.com/story/malware-dna-ha

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Real-World #Onion Sites
github.com/alecmuffett/real-wo

This list is for substantial, commercial-or-social-good mainstream websites with onion presence.
- no onion-only sites
- no sites for tech with less than (arbitrary) 10,000 users
- no nudity, exploitation, drugs, copyright infringement or sketchy-content sites
- the editor may annotate or drop any entries as deemed fit
- updated: see the change history for specifics
- licensed: cc-by-sa
- author/editor: alec muffett

#tor #privacy

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Have u ever seen a blow dried cow? Behold, the fluffy beef doggo

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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

I wish there was a requirement for lawmakers to work in game design for at least 5 years. Laws would still be insane and corrupt, but at least they would only be terrible by design, not incompetence.

When people can shoot further than they can shout, it becomes wise to be very quiet.

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“Social Media Mobs”

“The power of mobs in Mastodon reminds me of the power of mobs in baby Twitter of 2009. Which is to say: it’s entirely possible it will get worse and worse — as it did on Twitter” inessential.com/2018/08/30/soc

My thanks for the answers. A password manager shall be acquired.

People of the tech, a question: are password managers worth-it?

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Agency, its lack, or what is often a sense of false agency -- thing going your way, but through no real attributable action of your own, strikes me as a Big Problem, psychologically, culturally, socially, equitably.

Which then ties into a web of other questions: Why? What to do about it? How has this manifested in other cultures and times? (Fortune, Fate, god's will, charity, preordainment, ...) What of merit and #meritocracy (actually originally a critique).

#PigProblems
#agency

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A thought on polarization: it seems to me that old-school class conflict, while having it's own problems and failure modes, is a good vaccination against identity politics.