You know, as we worry about the future of international travel, I'll just put this out there- give me a solid wifi connection and some actual elbow room, and I'd happily spend a couple of days flying home on a solar powered zeppelin instead of taking a jet.
Can you imagine how quiet it would be too?
Like taking a sleeper train through the sky. I'm really about this idea.
Hello Fediworld 👋
most of the #switchingsocial website is restored - have a look:
> For future reference, whenever a techbro talks about “disrupting an industry,” they mean: “replicating an already existing industry, but subsidizing it heavily with venture capital, and externalizing its costs at the expense of the public or potential workers by circumventing consumer-, worker- or public-protection laws in order to hopefully undercut the competition long enough to bring about regulatory capture.”
♲ @email@example.com: via @typhlosion: for #tinnitus sufferers, try placing your palms on your ears with your fingers toward the back of your head (like you're taking off a helmet) and drum on the hollow spot at the back of your head (where your spine enters your skull) with your fingers for 15-30 seconds.
I tried this about five minutes ago and my tinnitus still hasn't come back. :o
Google Reader’s death gave life back to RSS newsreaders https://finertech.com/2019/09/16/google-readers-death-gave-life-back-to-rss-newsreaders/
Reader sucked the air out of the market. We have so many better, more diverse, and innovative options now.
The realization: the perfect audience for any advertising company is a person who’s impulsive, angry, frightened and tired. The cyclic relationships between what you see and how you feel and react means that any machine learning effort aimed at improving business outcomes for an advertising company will unavoidably optimize itself towards creating an audience that’s impulsive, angry, frightened and tired. The incentives don’t permit any other outcome, whatever the people working there say.
@cwebber yeah this is very concerning. the GPL is still great! the 4 freedoms are still essential! I don't want to see this situation taken advantage of by people that want to dilute free software until it is completely destroyed by the corporate open source and proprietary "open source as in you can see the source but that's it" factions.
@gcupc @bob @zig @sheogorath The Parity Public License goes further than that and could be used to threaten extracting private information unless you pony up and get the data under a different license.
The scope of the Parity Public License is *so* broad that it covers anything you run on the same machine... actually more than that, even other machines that connect to the machine in some cases.
@GwenfarsGarden you wanted to be notified when it showed up: it's a beautiful single orchid.
It's finally here! It's been years since this orchid flowered, and it's a beautiful flower. #florespondence
alternative Mastodon front-ends
Okay, this is next-level stuff right here. Pinafore has a "Wellness" section in its settings which allows you to disable the addictive/toxic social media features: follower, boost and favorite counts as well as the unread notification count. Somebody put a lot of thought into trying to make social media more wholesome. Whether it is at all possible remains to be seen, but wow.