what is the "analogue loophole"? why do people say that removing the headphone jack would allow companies to restrict your ability to listen to music? (long, serious) Show more

Btw, I've totally stolen @aral's "Bullshit Tree" analogy on a comment I recently did on Reddit. But the subject is practically the same subject. Especially within an industry like Esports, that are more than plagued by #VentureCapitalism and #SurveillanceCapitalism.

A study shows that 3 people in a conference room can result in a CO2 levels that can impair cognitive functioning in just 2 hours.

Any decisions made at the end of the meeting are made in a mentally deficient state.


I had semi impromptu meeting with Portland's Smart City Open Data Director and he is so cool! They are taking a privacy forward approach to the smart city approach, very inspiring.


"From 1985 to 2009, the average size of an American’s social network—defined by the number of confidants people feel they have—has declined by more than one-third. We may have hundreds of friends on Instagram, but evidence is mounting that those connections are not the ones that provide us the social balm we need, which is human contact." qz.com/1570179/how-to-make-fri #community #socialmedia

In these cases, I am always thinking about the poor guy(s) who just happened to go on their long-planned-n-hard-earned 6 month offline timeout into the Amazon forest (not bookstore :P) and then come back to deleted account(s).
IMHO, these kinds of procedures should FIRST give a 3-month notice about deactivating accounts into a restorable state, and then when deactivating, start a 6-month countdown towards deletion with a second email warning.

The ever-increasing #informationOverload means it is becoming crucial for everyone to be able to save as much time as possible, even on the #desiSeconds scale. #Multiidentity is one of several means of helping everyone to both handle own and filter external contents with maximum #efficiency. This is about #ITstrategy, and the #platforms of the #fediverse and related tools should cater for the needs of various groups of people, not only one use case. For example, we should be able to use this platform in #collaboration efforts regarding improvements to #democracy such as #transparency. Suitable #flexibility in #voting and #moderation are good examples of what such platforms should provide. And in particular #discussion #processes towards collective #decisionMaking is something the world simply is lacking and has never seen efficient and trustworthy #solutions for yet (ever...).


You can follow pixelfed.social instance with your Mastodon or Pleroma accounts and interact with pixelfed accounts and posts. Thank you @dansup 👍

Happy to see Panopticlick testing with real trackers now. Second screenshot is the result with @better

However, not unblocking trackers that honor Do Not Track should not be a negative. DNT is fundamentally broken unless, under GDPR, it is interpreted as valid communication of lack of consent for all tracking (which it should be).

Native Lands: An Interactive Map Reveals the Indigenous Lands on Which Modern Nations Were Built openculture.com/?p=1054743 t.co/n9Yvxvi2rv

Buckminster Fuller Rails Against the "Nonsense of Earning a Living."

Why Work Useless Jobs When Technology & Automation Can Let Us Live More Meaningful Lives

openculture.com/?p=1062187 t.co/O1nZEnUq5Y

Artificial Intelligence Identifies the Six Main Arcs in Storytelling.

Welcome to the Brave New World of Literary Criticism openculture.com/?p=1062070 t.co/iHNf5IDTkv

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