uspol memetastic Show more
“I like apps and the Internet and stuff but I do generally speaking consider the current state of things to be Fucked, and the only medicine for it is to talk to each other.”
Penny Arcade - News - Downhill
Did you know there's an #opensource equivalent to Google Street View? It's called #OpenStreetCam, mapping the world's roads with dashcam images, and uses machine learning & computer vision to improve #OpenStreetMaps. It's easy to get started, so check it out and contribute today! All you need is a phone, a car, and a mount.
Recently, Telenav has partnered with Waylens to create customised cams to contribute with. This box just arrived over the weekend :) Happy mapping!
Serious vuln in runc/LXC:
Ro vs. Westworld Show more
I've been watching Westworld again, which I think is very solid show with great writing in spite of it being narrow culturally.
However, it makes me wonder why we never see speculative fiction shows about oppressed people winning.
We have quite a few shows exploring futures where fascists win with even more on the horizon.
When do we get a speculative fiction about Native Americans fending off white people? Or Black folks getting reparations?
It's telling we rarely see this.
Photos of horseshoe bats are surprisingly relatable.
In addition to being shitty behavior, I’m guessing this produces unacknowledged HIPAA, PCI-DSS, and GDPR violations.
Many popular iPhone apps secretly record your screen without asking | TechCrunch
Amazon’s barely-transparent transparency report somehow gets more opaque | TechCrunch
Man I love you all here on the Left but we got our shit super backwards. We engage primarily in social capital exchanges in private, jockying for social status for who of us is the most woke. Then. we refuse to engage with that same system publicly. I'm seeing academic discussion dying in private circles while at the same time only seeing academic discussion in public. That's not how the system currently works:
You can't beat it by being exactly the opposite of what you need in any given context. Academic debate and discussion are for small circles to hammer out consensus. Public debating on Twitter and Youtube doesn't reach consensus. You also can't avoid that the public sees only your social value and values your beliefs less due to the very-Right Overton window. Therefore you cannot ignore the fact that you must engage in effective social capital exchange in public when representing the left. Losing your shit to the whole world or debating the far right doesn't work.
The "purity" values of the Right has crept in. It's not impure to engage the system effectively and have attainable goals.
A Unified Theory of Muppet Types.
Birdsite kvetch Show more
Distillation of birdsite conversation:
Well-meaning idiot 1 (WMI1): There are so many murderers. A person wearing blue shoes might be a murderer so you should hide from them.
MKB: What do blue shoes have to do with murder?
WMI2: Murder is bad.
MKB: Yes, murder is bad. What is the connection with blue shoes?
WMI1: They might be a murderer.
MKB: I think I missed a step. Can you explain how one follows from the other?
WMI3: You should run away from murderers.
Discussing self-care with a mastopal today I am reminded of this line by Audre Lorde:
“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.”
The first half of that might be obvious to some but it was a revelation to me. For much of my life I held the opposite view which then impeded my self-care. Thank you, Ms Lorde.
TIL: Earth's magnetic poles are not directly opposite each other.
"Earth's magnetic poles are on the move, but it's nothing to flip out about"
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