A muffin-topped tree-fondling hermit of ambiguous origin.
A sassmouthed déclassé cutie pie who won’t just get with the programme.
The lobster-clawed lunch lady baking cookies for the protest.
The creepy-silent older kid you confess your secrets to at recess
(but were forced to invite to your birthday party).
A wild-eyed lumpenintellektueller mindspiv yelling doggerel in the dark.
I’m the briny basketcase your mommy says to get off the phone with.
EN, ZH, and others. 🙆🏽♀️
Decided not to follow the Doctorow account because it's basically just his tweets being auto–cross-posted to Masto. No actual Cory-in-Masto reality. It's just projection from the Twitter throne.
No disrespect meant, but I'm not here to follow accounts of people who can't be bothered to walk among us wooly paysans. I don't care what one's background is.
We will never know freedom until we get a Gopher compatible Mastodon instance.
I know Signal's got a lot of good things going for it too but can we please just have XMPP back? OMEMO is good
hi friends, here's a reminder to read my very good webcomic, Obelisk! it's currently on hiatus while I work on a buffer and outline stuff, that just means it's a great time for you to catch up on it!
If you like queer female leads, historical settings and a moody, gothic mix of horror and romance, Obelisk is probably for you! http://obeliskcomic.com
conservation, colonialism, indigenous people Show more
"How Conservation Became Colonialism -
Indigenous people, not environmentalists, are the key to protecting the world’s most precious ecosystems."
@aral Apple: Privacy is very important to us, it's our competitive advantage, unless you live in China.
@h To paraphrase Melvin Kranzberg, technology is neither good, nor bad, nor is it neutral.
Key criteria: who owns and controls it?
It’s “smart” tech so who’s getter smarter about whom? If it’s decentralised – the Ai, data gathering, etc., is happening on our devices and is accessible only to us – then we (individuals) are getting smarter about ourselves. That’s great. Compatible with democracy.
In surveillance capitalism, corporations get smarter about us. That’s feudal.
saw some queer kids on the train today
they were young and their faces were fresh
but i could see the hurt, guarded look in their eyes
they did not pout, nor did they smile
there's a lot to do
tech is toxic Show more
there's nothing quite so satisfying as getting a hard sell pitch from a Bay Area startup via Craigslist and explaining to them that there's literally not amount of money they could pay me to consider moving to their garbage fire of a city and/or country.
it's always a dude, and if they reply it's always with confusion that someone could put safety and community and morals ahead of money. it's like they've never met someone like that in their whole lives.
Hivemind! Easy, sea/naval-themed solo organ pieces for a memorial service, please?
Abortion, family separation, and how the Trump administration uses female pain as punishment.
Just found this via a post by @lindner: "Algorithmic glass ceiling in social networks: the effects of social recommendations on network diversity" https://blog.acolyer.org/2018/05/24/algorithmic-glass-ceiling-in-social-networks-the-effects-of-recommendation-on-social-diversity/
"Our mathematical analysis demonstrates the existence of an algorithmic glass ceiling that exhibits all the properties of the metaphorical social barrier that hinders groups like women or people of colour from attaining equal representation."
Must read more...
Hong Kong separatist political party faces unprecedented government ban in the name of national security
James Bridle gives this TED talk on children’s media, the algorithmic exploitation of attention, deficits of AI mediation, the obfuscation of human agency, and cultural alienation. Excellent talk, ironically (suitably perhaps) on YouTube.
Moving the field: the sensorimotor perspective on autism (Commentary on “Rethinking autism: implications of sensory and motor differences,” an article by Anne Donnellan, David Hill, and Martha Leary)
US, breastfeeding Show more
Death cult of the US officially opposes any and all life-affirming and nurturing activities. Now it's at least a brutally honest thing that for once the things the US does match what the US says.
US Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution Stuns World Health Officials