"Ubiquity" by The Orb seems to use the same sound as the Mastodon notification blip, which just confused me.

Do we know what rinse aid is? No, we just put it in the dishwasher because the machine commands it. If the machine said "Add blood of virgins" we'd go on the hunt.

Meta/FB has developed a chatbot that spoke the cold, hard truth. Meta/FB exploit people for a profit (people farming as @aral calls it) - and the board including CEO Mark Sucker(berg) doesn't give a flying f*ck.

bbc.com/news/technology-624976

Sad that I only learned now, but Olivia Newton-John's family background is far more interesting than I would ever have imagined.

Her maternal grandfather was Nobel prize winning physicist Max Born; her mother escaped the Holocaust; her father was in MI5 and worked at Bletchley Park cracking the Enigma cipher, and later took Rudolf Hess into custody.

Idea: A pandemic-themed hard rock band called AC/DCDC.

One small toss for a man, one giant flying fuck for mankind.

"So the Hyperloop, for example, [Musk] admitted to his biographer that the reason [it] was announced—even though he had no intention of pursuing it—was to try to disrupt the California high-speed rail project and to get in the way of that actually succeeding."

source gizmodo.com/silicon-valleys-tr

This infographic the Wall Street Journal published in 2013 to illustrate the crushing burden of taxes on ordinary people tells you everything you need to know about who the Wall Street Journal thinks qualifies as “ordinary people”

Why do we say “gifted child” and not “cursed child”?

Direct subtoot but like don't even bother having an account if it's just funneling shit from Twitter and you're not using it. Nobody here wants content funnels. We want interaction and being genuine.

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Inspired by this article I’ll test switching to #Kagi (kagi.com/faq) as my default search engine for a minimum of a week to see how it compares to #DuckDuckGo.

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The PR by oil companies and billionaires clearly works, because I found myself feeling guilty about my carbon footprint from plane travel in Animal Crossing. Dodo airlines should sell carbon offsets.

It's like Dire Straits recording an album with Chris Rhea and calling it Chris Straits. Such a missed opportunity.

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Tom Petty recorded an album with Johnny Cash and yet for some reason they didn’t call the project Petty Cash.

In Jan 2020, Google announced it will 'phase out' third-party cookies in Chrome, and thus opaque marketing surveillance across myriads of companies, 'within two years'.

In Jun 2021, it said it will 'end' doing so in late 2023.

Now it says it may 'begin' doing so in late 2024.

My Synology NAS informed me last night that it now has 8 bad sectors on one of the drives. It's a RAID array so I'm not too bothered... I guess I just keep an eye on it as time goes on.

Hi welcome to 2022 we send audio over optical connections and the most popular new video interconnect is the serial port. Here's your wireless touchpad. The easiest way to transfer data between two computers in the same room is via someone else's computer hundreds of miles away. Have a normal day

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