This is the real Java-Script because it is #JS written in the Javanese alphabet:
˙ǝןdoǝd ɹoɟ ǝɹɐɯʇɥbıu ɐ ǝɹɐ sʇǝǝʍʇ ʎʞunɟ ɹnoʎ ˙ʎɐp ssǝuǝɹɐʍɐ ʎʇıןıqıssǝɔɔɐ ʎddɐɥ
This is apparently how you say ”Your device doesn’t get compromised by nation state actors” in a way that makes people to actually update...
Which is of course not to say that text encoding is (or can be) apolitical. On this topic I always recommend @email@example.com's classic 2015 piece https://modelviewculture.com/pieces/i-can-text-you-a-pile-of-poo-but-i-cant-write-my-name
If anything, the importance of the campaign (and of representation and diversity efforts generally!) just underscores how bizarre it is to put these decisions in the hand of a text encoding standards body
I don't begrudge this campaign one bit, but emoji were such a mistake https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/28/us/afro-emoji.html
You're forbidden from teleporting because there's insufficient data sanitization and some junk DNA in you makes the program crash
Popup ads afflict teleporters, too—every few trips, you're rerouted to the mall, the casino, to whatever institution is buying travelers
Myspace lost all the music its users uploaded between 2003 and 2015
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Toxic accounts are manipulating us:
"The network was coordinated to share information which was completely contradictory."
"...all of it was calculated to provoke exactly the same response: outrage. This strategy is all about inhabiting *both* ends of the political spectrum, and to pull them further and further, angrier and angrier apart."
It's very subtle and very dangerous: if we hate each other, democracy and peace fall apart.
WATCH: Eben Moglen's "Freedom in the Cloud" Speech
The famous speech that kicked off projects like FreedomBox, Diaspora, and many others. https://wedistribute.org/2019/03/watch-eben-moglens-freedom-in-the-cloud-speech/
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In my keyboard research, one of the most amazing and constant features is how *early* some of the ideas appeared.
Often, the things that seem to only make sense in the computer universe, existed much earlier, in the physical world.
Handy dating tip for this Valentine's Day:
It's unambiguous, it sorts properly, and it's the ISO 8601 standard for a very good reason.
Smart TVs not only capture and sell your data like a phone, now they are paid to pre-install crashy spyware apps you can't remove just like a phone. #privacy https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/01/smart-tvs-are-dumb/581059/
Lots of people weren't around for when the fediverse was at its first peak at around 2010-2011. Google Plus swept in and plenty of people quit the fediverse saying "Google will do a better job keeping this running than independent sites can." For this and some other reasons, for some time the fediverse was a ghost town.
Let's not forget that next time.