I wrote an article about why I'm excited for a flourishing of vastly different decentralized social networks that can all (kind of) talk to each other.
wild idea here, what if we owned the computers we bought https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/yw9qk7/macbook-pro-software-locks-prevent-independent-repair
Blade Runner has been scavenged so extensively for aesthetic inspiration and world building, that I'm surprised more people haven't unpacked the skyline's prominent Atari logo: what are games like in that world, and what the heck is Atari up to? Or did they broaden into a consumer electronics juggernaut in Sony's place?
WAD Wednesday will be starting an hour later today, at 8pm PST: https://www.twitch.tv/jplebreton
uspol, important notice about Massachusetts anti-trans ballot initiative
The ballot question (question 3) is worded sneakily, such that voting "yes" means "keep the existing law [that protects trans people from discrimination]" and voting "no" means "repeal the law."
This is in contrast to most ballot questions I've seen, where a "yes" means "change something" and a "no" means "keep the existing law the same."
A yes on 3 is a vote for keeping the existing law that protects trans people!!
I am seeing a Take lately that is basically “the problem is people putting too much emotional investment into their online life.”
I just want to point out that, for some people, online communities are the place where they can actually find other people who are like them.
For example, If you are queer and live outside of a major city, it can be rather difficult to find a community of other queer people, in person.
There is nothing wrong or unhealthy about finding that community digitally.
When you walk around the hills and mountains in this part of California at this time of year, this is what the tall grass looks like. It's nice; fragrant, parched but far from dead, retreated into a golden color that it can stay hardy in til the winter rains come. And things live in it: deermice and quail and burrowing spiders.
Ultimately, rules for a society or a community can never be as cut and dried as the rules for a game. I deeply understand why people would want them to be - wouldn't life be so much easier? - but it will always be up to humans to interpret rules, and it's extremely important for those humans to be accountable to some power besides the rules, and there are unavoidably subjective aspects of that process. Rules formalize human judgment but ultimately it's the latter that truly governs our world.
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