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Brendan Howell

Late-stage soviet underground (cyber) punk irony. Short film from Igor and Gleb Aleinikov: Revolutionary Sketch

Apparently Instagram is adding a data export feature for GDPR-compliance... So if you're building an Instagram-esque ActivityPub platform, there might be some value in adding an import function :thounking:

is seriously fun and easy to learn. My students ran a workshop today and I managed to make this:

“If we had UBI, everyone would just smoke pot and play video games all day”, sounds a lot like, “Without religious morality, everyone would murder and rape each other”. Maybe you depend on the threat of punishment, but there are plenty of us who don’t.

Zuckerberg said something like "There is no number of people I could hire which would be enough to review Facebook content".

So for him it's AI or bust. Either he makes automated moderation work somehow, or Facebook goes under or has to change in some major way.

I think it will turn out that people moderating their own communities is really the only solution.

"Rob's in the garden doing some sort of craft work with the kids."

This is an action movie I might actually watch. Jack Churchill was a non-fake British WWII commando who used to go into battle with a longbow, bagpipes and a Scottish broadsword:

Some nice (somewhat satirical) experiments building objects that illustrate behavioral aspects of social media.


"STAU - jetzt gehts los" - really interesting documentary from 1992 (in German - no subtitles) showing unemployed young german guys sliding into the right-wing scene:

Seems a bit extreme but interesting idea: Distix a distributed ticketing / bug tracking system built on top of git and email:

High Times once published a questionnaire, and one of the questions was, "Is it possible to smoke too much pot?" A reader responded, "I don't understand the question."

Facebook-Purge is a proof-of-concept for automated pissing in the lake of surveillance data:

fb moving user data from europe to US Show more

Kids these days don't know, but you can actually run a site without cloudflare