Ugh. Have watched three of Love Death & Robots so far on and finding the one dimensional tired teenage boy tropes really really boring.

Does it get better??

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Please stop giving people shit for not writing image descriptions. Typing can be hard enough for some of us as it is, having to type twice as much or even more than the toot itself can be a hellish prospect and we don't/can't always use accessibility devices.

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I've been devouring Lustig for a few weeks, but this is the best: brings EVERYTHING together. I've never cried at the end of a lecture before (movies, sure. Even some baity TED talks; but this is dry academic stuff!) Please watch & tell me if you agree.

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Please donate $3 to Wikipedia. We accidentally taught our database to crave human flesh. We thought it would be "funny" but now it won't stop crying and we don't have enough money to buy black market tonsils and the odd appendix, etc. from unsavory medical professionals without your help.

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articles criticize the fediverse’s distributed nature as being a nightmare to moderate

but it still seems better than the way facebook is doing it

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This is a public service announcement.

If your job uses Slack, please remember that the administrators that have been configured can view any channel and download all files and all information published, including channels that are "private" or between 2 individuals.

Your discussions are not secure and can be snooped upon, even private conversations.

In other words: there is no privacy on Slack. Period.

This is the end of this public service

(Don't ask how I know that)

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Whistleblowing on tech 

I'm sympathetic, but this seems like a sort of Wikileaks for Tech kind of idea.

Unethical uses of technology and tech monopolies are old problems, but what's new is the pervasiveness of data gathering. It was seeing some of the unethical stuff being done behind the scenes by software companies and contractors which was one of the main factors which got me into Free Software in the first place in the early 2000s. When the source code is public there's a much bigger incentive against inserting antifeatures which then enable arm-twisting business models and data-for-sale.

Whistleblowing projects like Maven obviously does have some effect, but a better approach would be a campaign promoting the advantages of software cooperatives rather than feudal style organizations. The problem of Maven was really that only a few people get to decide in secret what Google does or doesn't work on.

If a whistleblowing approach for tech companies were successful it would mostly just reveal what we already know: that capitalism depends to a large extent on jettissoning ethics and cynically exploiting people so that a few can profit massively from the value extracted.

I dislike the new Android app colours for usernames in chat. I can't find a way to change them. Halp, anyone? Boosts appreciated!

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have you ever noticed that someone post a screenshot of text without providing an image description, preventing you from being able to read it? or maybe they posted a huge amount of text that just can't possibly be described with the image description feature?

simply tag @OCRbot in a direct reply to the image. it will download the image and scan it using tesseract OCR to output the text contained in the image!

because OCRbot runs on, it has a character limit of 65535, so even the longest images should work OK!

check the reply to this image to see it parsing the attached screenshot!

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PSA: MyFitnessPal has been compromised leading to 143M accounts to have their weakly hashed passwords, usernames, email addresses and IP addresses leaked.

Considering that UnderArmour owns MFP, and that password resets go through your UA account, I would garner to say that you should change your password if you're signed up to any of the UA-owned services.

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I hate the "own your data" meme in the decentralized social web. A friend of mine pointed out how useless the phrase is a few years ago and I agree. "Ownership" sounds an awful lot like digital "property", which is nonsense when moving from physical to digital stuff because copying doesn't destroy the original. The path you go down there is the path to artificial constraints like DRM. Yikes!

We should be talking about user autonomy instead. That's a much better meme.

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@tcit They call it "Medium" because the articles are neither rare nor well done.

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