My two year old son appears to have developed an appreciation for William Hartnell-era #DoctorWho - none of this new-fangled fancy-pants colour televisualisation in this household, I tell you.
It's a snakesplosion! Snaketoberfest! A big python sunning itself near the car earlier today, tonight a night tiger (aka brown tree snake) on the front porch, an unidentified one on the roof above the back verandah & a large-sounding one in the ceiling above the studio (possibly the python again?). Fortunately, I'm happy to have #snakes around as long as they're not aggressive and / or extremely venomous.
The Social Dilemma https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=uaaC57tcci0
This looks like a lite version of what people in the Free Software world have been irritatingly banging on about for a decade. It's the early 21st century and software is now everywhere and mediates everything. When software mediates everything and is controlled by a few companies then they can rig the economy. A lot of the old ideas about improvement via competition in a “free market” go out the window. The few big software companies combined with political power create the basis for a control society.
The politicians are fine with this, because they can create the perfectly ordered society according to their ideology. Via software mediation every citizen becomes contained and perfectly atomized. “Social contagion” is neutralized before it gets started.
*NEW WORK* A sunrise from Yew Tree Tarn, through Glen Mary ravine to Tarn Hows and beyond.
Plenty more photos if you've got some time https://www.iancylkowski.com/blog/2020/9/27/tarn-hows-lake-district-autumn 👍
Please take a moment to read and share the following website in and (more importantly) outside of Mastodon.
It is an enlightening look at the troubles related to #privacy-invading data aggregation and how it is harming our voice and innovation.
Originally found via @humanetech
This interview of Judith Butler is a master class on how to deconstruct loaded questions.
It boggles my mind that people are so up in arms about the #Facebook "data breach", when data mining, metrics etc is so obviously Facebook's primary business model. I guess this misconception comes from the clever illusion that they are "using a service", when they are in fact the product itself. #privacy
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