I used to think that I needed more happy people in my life to balance out my depression, but I've come to realize what I actually need are more KIND people. Not just kind to me. I need to see more people being good to each other. I think we all do.
As they were eating, Jesus took some bread and blessed it. Then he broke it in pieces and gave it to the disciples, saying, "Take this and ｃｏｎｓｕｍｅ it, for this is my ｃｏｎｔｅｎｔ."
Wishful thinking re: tech regulation Show more
It would be great if there were some law prohibiting tech companies from certain forms of "locking users in" to their products
Like, if you sell an app that uses a proprietary file format, you are compelled by law to disclose the schema for parsing it
Or if you run some kind of social media, you're required by law to provide a means of exporting your entire social media graph (connexions, posts, etc) that can be readable by other software
*i open a website*
*it gives me a small electric shock*
ah i love the static web
capitalism, article link Show more
"It's Basically Just Immoral To Be Rich" https://www.currentaffairs.org/2017/03/its-basically-just-immoral-to-be-rich https://icosahedron.website/media/FBVb8sD4Yg68bVY0HaM
leave the world with more love in it than when you started
all computers should boot to a message which says “CAUTION: this is a computer. Are you sure you want to continue? (y/N)”
We're so quick to frame crabs as cruel for pulling each other down when they try to escape buckets, yet we too rarely focus on the person who put them in the bucket in the first place.
The same goes for the idea of mantises eating the heads of their mates (apparently an artifact of lab conditions) and of the "alpha wolf" idea (wolves were forced into the company of unfamiliar wolves), among other facets of "common knowledge."
How many assumptions about human behavior follow this pattern?
Don’t let people tell you “there are always a few bad apples”. That’s not how the saying goes. It’s actually “a few bad apples spoil the bushel” - in other words, if there are a few bad apples, that’s cause to believe the rot has spread and it’s time to throw the whole thing out.
My favorite thing about 2017 (that I'm not directly connected to) is that "wholesome" became a dominant genre of meme.
Now I hope "genuinely caring about each other" becomes hip in 2018.
remember, in a society where emotional distance not caring are considered to be "cool"
Caring about people, being kind, doing whatever you can to help (even if it's tiny) is punk as hell
I want to live in a world where no one feels bad, embarrassed, or burdensome asking for help.
Let ‘s be clear that capitalism and what some insist on calling “crony capitalism” are one in the same. There’s no such thing as good capitalism. By design, capitalism incentivizes greed and disincentivizes compassion. It’s no surprise that under such a system, a few carry out the absolute will of greed at the expense of the many. It’s this way by design. There’s nothing “crony” about crony capitalism; it’s simply capitalism carried out to its logical end. #TrySocialism
maybe "millennials" will be the last named generation; "boomers" will keep calling everyone younger than them millennials until they all die off and then we can all just stop talking about generations having characteristic beyond what emerge from their material conditions