What cloud storage providers would you recommend to family and friends?
Is there one operated by a capable and trustworthy company that uses FOSS and has good apps for all mainstream operating systems?
Any hints or boosts are truly appreciated.
Tearing down others if they hold one minor difference of opinion with you is childish.
Also, some people are fortunate enough to be able to tear down/rebuild the system from within... You shouldn't be angry about that... That is a god damned treasure to have on your side.
We need to figure out (or someone needs to introduce me to..) a good alternative to Facebook Events ASAP.
I briefly reactivated my FB account (because reasons) and stumbled across a public lecture about Thomas Sankara, and an event put on by the Chilean embassy about Project Cybersyn. And it's an absolute crime that Facebook is the only way to discover these.
US misreading history, WWII Show more
Here's a call for American's to abandon their absurd nostalgic fantasies about the Second World War, and come to grips with history as it actually happened. Good luck with that https://theweek.com/articles/748121/time-america-over-wwii-nostalgia
@enkiv2 There's this tendency (particularly in STEM) to dismiss fields of serious study as childish, irrelevant, or obviously wrong based on an incredibly shallow reading. This is not to say that there aren't childish, irrelevant, and obviously wrong fields; however, you can still learn a whole lot of useful stuff by studying them!
Universal Paperclips really is a game for this moment in history, isn't it.
Brings home viscerally the problem of exponential growth and hitting the resource wall.
All those wars. All that honour and glory. So many lost to value drift. But our divine mission given to us by the long-past Founders must, shall, will be accomplished.
-Threnody to the Heroes of Aldebaran 1-
tired: sea monster
wired: do monster
Does this symbol look familiar to anyone?
This came up in me more or less spontaneously. Just checking whether it's a memory or original. Also I wouldn't want to find out later on that the symbol/logo I have been using for a while is associated with some unsavory extremist movement.
Good morning! Is there one more thing you wanted to get done in 2017? Go do it!
(Even if it's 2018 where you are!)
LB: ahaha, yes, get a contract. Even then, have a plan in place for if they try to screw you. I was a pushover for one client who wanted to scope-creep me; I finally got it in writing that she'd NEVER be satisfied and terminated the contract (having fulfilled all the terms), and she told her lawyer I'd stiffed her.
I sent him all of our emails going back two years and, six months later, got "yeah, I'm not pursuing this".
Get it in writing. Keep records. Handshakes aren't enough.
Thank you, everyone here on Mastodon, for being who you are.
You've made 2017 so much richer and more inspiring for me.
The dreams, plans and artworks that circulate in this community are like lifeblood. They're something I haven't seen on the Internet for decades.
You all give me hope that the world of tomorrow will be better than the world of today.
May your 2018 see your dreams take shape.
My personal rule is that if you aren’t quite certain that a certain action will be good for you and the world, you shouldn’t do it. Do nothing, which is likely to be pleasant and unlikely to hurt anyone. Few atrocities have been committed by people lying in bed, whereas the urge to Do Something has led to serious catastrophe. Productivity is extremely dangerous. https://theoutline.com/post/2595/productivity-is-dangerous