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A good rundown of why Kickstarter (or anyone else) getting involved in crypto blockchain bullshit is a enormously bad idea, written in a clear readable style that doesn't require any technical understanding (though it makes clear, Kickstarter management doesn't have any technical understanding either):

comicsbeat.com/opinion-kicksta

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Imagine being proud of a country.

"Yay, some old (& probably racist) dudes drew some lines on a map, and I made that my identity! Woohoo!"

wtf?

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“.01% of bitcoin holders hold 27% of all bitcoin! That’s 100x the wealth concentration of the regular economy.”

Next time someone tells you cryptocurrencies and blockchain are about decentralisation, laugh in their faces. Loudly. While pointing at them.

nitter.net/MorePerfectUS/statu

#cryptocurrency #blockchain #decentralisation #web3 #rightLibertarian #bullshit

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Just a reminder that Jupiter‘s Great Red Spot is a giant vortex 1.3 times larger than our Earth and extends approx. 500 km below the cloud tops (as a comparison the average altitude of the Space Station is about 400 km)!

Read more: go.nasa.gov/3GtSUwy

Full size image: flic.kr/p/2mFvc8g

Nasa's Juno
Orbit (Perijove) 7 - 11/07/2017
Altitude: 9866 km

#Jupiter #Nasa #Juno #Space
©NASA /JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/AndreaLuck

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The word `Toot` as the action to post on Mastodon amuses me because it sounds like a euphemism for a fart.

It amuses because it's an implcit commentary on anything you post - no matter how serious you try to make it sound - which just makes it funnier 😂

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roses are red
violets are blue
in surveillance capitalism
poem reads you

and shows you ads
for flower shops
and tracks your clicks
and never stops

it cares not about
if privacy's harmed
the money is green
when people are farmed

twitter is cyan
facebook is blue
your friends are the product
and so are you

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RT @TAAAP_org@twitter.com

Happy Day! A reminder that the A in LGBTQIA+ stands for , , and - an extra shout-out to TripleAs today.

If you're agender and want to add any fun facts to our list here, we'd love to hear about them and celebrate you!

🐦🔗: twitter.com/TAAAP_org/status/1

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It's a DORK TOWER FRIDAY! Gamey new strip up at dorktower.com/2022/05/20/i-cho

SHARING IS CARING(please and thank you! It really helps), but most of all...enjoy!

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"At a big bank like ours, what do people think the average loan length is?" he asked. "It is six years. What happens to the planet in year seven is actually irrelevant to our loan book. For coal, what happens in year seven is actually irrelevant." Stuart Kirk, HSBC.

When Kim Stanley Robinson argues that economic modelling and bankers ate the problem, this is exactly what they are talking about:

investmentweek.co.uk/news/4050

But if Stuart Kirk loses their job because they were just a little too honest, they will simply be replaced by someone who upholds the same institutions, more politely.

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"We find that these apps tell Google when message/phone calls are made/received. The data sent by Google Messages includes a hash of the message text, allowing linking of sender and receiver in a message exchange, and by Google Dialer the call time and duration, again allowing linking of the two handsets engaged in a phone call. Phone numbers are also sent to Google. In addition, the timing and duration of user interactions with the apps are sent to Google. There is no opt out from this data collection. The data is sent via two channels, the Google Play Services (i) Clearcut logger and (ii) Google/Firebase Analytics. This study is therefore one of the first to cast light on the actual telemetry data sent by Google Play Services, which to date has largely been opaque"

www.scss.tcd.ie/doug.leith/privacyofdial

#SurveillanceCapital #Google

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if I sent money specifically to help Palestinians buy weapons to stop settlers from moving into their homes and stealing their land? Or to stop people from demolishing their homes?

... I would be on a watchlist.

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"The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at and repair."

Douglas Adams

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it’s time to kill the old world.
it’s time to birth the new.
it is a time of monsters
on the muppet show tonight

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Hey Fedi, do you know if there is a federated (perhaps even #ActivityPub-powered) cooking recipe hosting service? If not, let's 👏 make 👏 this 👏 happen!

I hate modern recipe websites. All of them are full with ads and tracking. The leading recipe hosting in my country loads over 30 different trackers, and that's excluding the ads!

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