Space Alien Cat
This One Trick Will Revolutionize Your Use of Social Media: Block fuckwits.
On social media, the advantage is that a large userbase and participation. The disadvantage: it's 99.9999% crap.
What's working for me is to filter ruthlessly. If someone is disruptive, ideological, insane, or crazy-making, I'll block them without thought (I used to agonize over that, I don't any more).
High signal is rare, but odds of missing out by blocking idiots are low.
My current policy for "Cookie Consent" dialogues:
1. Fire up uMatrix and globally block cookies for domain.
2. Fire up uBlock Origin to block element on page.
3. Self-Destructing Cookies for edge case motherfuckers.
Remember, boys and girls and all that lieth betwixt and beyond: FIRST pillage THEN burn!
remember that if you want to go to work for Palantir, you are accepting a below-market paycheck in order to occasionally get your resume filed directly to the shredder for the rest of your career.
it is the wrong thing to do. it is a bad personal choice. https://twitter.com/mer__edith/status/1173591900902907905
This is rich: now two separate industry groups out there *fighting for our privacy rights*
"Privacy for all Americans" (@InternetAssn = Google/FB/Amazon/MSFT/Twitter/etc) https://privacy.internetassociation.org/
"Privacy for America" (Adtech = 4As/ANA/DAA/IAB/NAI)https://www.privacyforamerica.com/
any #freedombox gurus on here?
trying to setup my server to connect to internet with ethernet, and work as a router serving internet through wifi connection.
it was easy to do in previous iteration of FB, but now they changed the Networks settings in Setup.
My hope is that the ideals that Richard Stallman planted and cultivated for these many years can finally bloom without having their sunlight taken away.
I also believe in forgiveness for those who are truly penitent. I hope that RMS will eventually learn from his mistakes without the microscope upon him.
These ideas are too important to throw out; too precious to let degrade.
@dredmorbius even when space and time dies, Monday will survive.
However, the good news is that one of these Mondays will be our last.
The solution to gentrification is to control who reaps the benefits of increased land values.
We's IPO doesn't Work
WeWork owner The We Company took a last-minute decision on Monday to suspend preparations for an initial public offering (IPO), concerned that its stock market debut would be snubbed by many investors, people familiar with the matter said.
WeWork parent pulls IPO following pushback: sources
a courier arrives from the next village on horseback with books, zines, letters, art prints, and a hard drive full of music and movies. we offload the drive while the courier joins us for lunch, sharing news — harvests, births, deaths, the goings-on of various governance councils — while we load a drive with our own new media. the courier leaves as full as they came, and well-fed besides.
And a via a correspondant:
> The poor have been rebels but they have never been anarchists. They have got more interest than anyone else in there being some decent government. The poor man really has a stake in the country. The rich man hasn’t; he can go away to New Guinea on a yacht. The poor have sometimes objected to being governed badly; the rich have objected to being governed at all. Aristocrats were always anarchists, as you can see from the barons' wars.
-- G K Chesterton
Go now defaults to attempting to fetch code dependencies from a proxy operated by Google before getting it from source. This feels a bit weird. By default, you are basically leaking the names of your dependencies when you build code.
Hardly a novel concept, I know:
"The love of possessions is a disease in them. These people have made many rules that the rich may break, but the poor may not! They have a religion in which the poor worship, but the rich will not! They even take tithes from the poor and weak to support the rich and those who rule."
-- Sitting Bull (https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/683834-behold-the-spring-has-come-the-earth-has-received-the)
"The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender."
-- Proverbs 22:7
Law-takers vs. law-makers
This makes a neat mapping between competitive/monopoly market theory (price takers vs. makers), to law and power.
Daniel Markovits ("The Poverty Trap") discusses this at about 50 minutes (roll back to 40 for the preamble) here:
There's a 2010 book w/ a title:
Shakin' like tremelo...
Drop that casette in your Walkman, pop in your earbuds, and rock out.
Space Alien Cat
Generalistic and moderated instance.