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I just deleted my #facebook and #messenger accounts. The most difficult part was to convince my friends to join #signal or #telegram. Most of them don't care about privacy and they don't want to hear about anything new...or they don't want to be my friends anymore :blobthinkingeyes:

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"I am an AI skeptic. I am baffled by anyone who isn’t.

I don’t see any path from continuous improvements to the (admittedly impressive) ”machine learning” field that leads to a general AI any more than I can see a path from continuous improvements in horse-breeding that leads to an internal combustion engine.

Not only am I an AI skeptic, I’m an automation-employment-crisis skeptic." We have *plenty* of work to do responding to climate breakdown.

Great introduction there too, can't agree more!

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"Keynes once proposed that we could jump-start an economy by paying half the unemployed people to dig holes and the other half to fill them in.

"No one’s really tried that experiment, but we did just spend 150 years subsidizing our ancestors to dig hydrocarbons out of the ground. Now we’ll spend 200-300 years subsidizing our descendants to put them back in there."

locusmag.com/2020/07/cory-doct

Very good article!

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Solarpunk anthology 

If you don't already have a copy, _Glass and Gardens: Solarpunk Summers_ is on sale for $0.99 right now. I don't have a story in it or anything; I just thought it was a good antho.

worldweaverpress.com/store/p14

#solarpunk #books #writing #anthologies

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you can have your own little "butlerian jihad" by getting drunk and throwing alexa in the trash

😩 ...When the downstairs neighbor vacuums and you are the only one who can hear their ringing phone as well.

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@tty One of my dreams/medium-term plans is setting up a server to host a bunch of simple services for my friends and family.
The kind of thing that they can't/won't do for themselves, and would be just big enough to share but not enough as to be unmanageable.

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I'm funding a small, independent team of up to five open source architects, engineers and designers to fix problems that were born at my company on my watch, that I've allowed to fester uninterrupted for a decade as I flapped about ineffectually and am now refusing to take responsibility for or acknowledge anyone else’s efforts to improve, something something scale.

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"Dad, there's a monster under my bed!"
"Oh? What does it want?"
"Wait, I'll ask..."
"Well?"
"It's afraid of the Roomba."
"Really?"
"Yeah. I'll build a Lego wall for it to hide behind."
"Tomorrow."
"But dad!"
"Tomorrow. I'll turn the Roomba off for tonight."
"It says thanks!"

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The Matrix, 1999: Morpheus inserts a giant TRRS plug into Neo's head

The Matrix, 2019: Morpheus tries for 20 minutes to pair a Bluetooth neural interface to Neo's head before finally giving up

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How the #rich pay less #taxes than everyone else.
In 1950 70% of the income of the 400 richest households went to taxes. In 2018 it was only slightly above 20%, which is less than what everyone else pays.

nytimes.com/interactive/2019/1
#lateStageCapitalism

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I found this yesterday. If both Neil's can have impostor syndrome, then yeah, there aren't any grown-ups. 💙
Source:
journal.neilgaiman.com/2017/05

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It is hard to think of a greater stamp of authenticity than the US government filing a lawsuit claiming your book is so truthful that it was literally against the law to write.

looks intriguing.
It would allow me to use Tags with my posteo account, right?

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Openstreetmap is reaching the point that it is just more information rich and beautiful than google maps and that is awesome

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"Are you magic?" the child asked
"What is your definition of magic?" the robot replied.
"Uhm... Things that can not be explained by science."
"Then I am not magic. But you are."
"Me?"
"All the best things of all you human people - curiosity, creativity, compassion - are magic."

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