#introductions Hi federated social web, I’m Carey from 🇳🇿 . I’m a mythical full stack web developer 🦄 in Java on Windows and Linux.
In my spare time, I read, play Euro Truck Simulator and Skyrim, listen to not-quite-mainstream pop music, despair about the waste inherent in Bitcoin, and try to think of something to use #rustlang for.
I’m no good at social media, and I don’t expect Mastodon to change that.
“Well-Kept Gardens Die by Pacifism” by Eliezer Yudkowsky
I believe this also ties into Popper’s Paradox of Tolerance.
Getting left out of new memes because your phone doesn't receive unicode updates like
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Today I realized that I cannot expect people on the Internet to have heard of the Geek Social Fallacies any more.
The Geek Social Fallacies are five things that geeks often believe about How Socializing Should Work, that cause a lot of conflict. I've found them to be pretty useful as a way to put a handle on certain concepts, and maybe even avoid going into bad situations.
(Looking at them in 2017, I find myself wondering how many of the GSFs the design of most social networks is running straight into...)
This can’t be good https://mastodon.social/media/kk9Z4gSUlSsTC-HEPT0
(from https://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/cyclone-gita-to-blast-new-zealand-with-damaging-winds-flooding-rain-tuesday/70004156 — warning, autoplaying video)
Web designers need to know of this exchange between my parents:
Father: Ah - they've updated their web site!
Mother: Oh no.
Father: It looks good ...
Mother: Can you find the things we need?
... (long pause) ...
Father: No ...
It’s not AI vs people
It’s not Big Data vs people
It’s not robots vs people
It’s corporations vs people.
FUN FACT: Uber lost about $5B last year. If fares were set high enough to just break even they would cost more than a traditional taxi. Every rideshare you take is subsidized by the finance industry in a ploy to profit off the destruction of unionized companies and public transit
There are a whole lot of alarming indications that Elon Musk is trying to become Cave Johnson.
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Fucked up to all fuck that society went from teaching kids that they should NEVER EVER tell anyone on the internet their name, birthday, or anything personal whatsoever to suggesting that everyone should use their "real" name and photo for everything.
Like, we have decades of clear examples of WHY exposing yourself to the entire frothing mass of humanity is ill-advised, yet we've somehow begun expecting and even demanding it.
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