New blog post: Top 30 most shared Mastodon posts in 2018
Things might have gone differently if the neural net I trained to generate Christmas movies had not previously been trained on horror movies.
For Gen-Z and younger millennials, there's actually a lot of social cachet attached to being an "influencer," i.e. hawking some brand's wares, i.e. selling out. According to that Atlantic article, it's now gone so far that people are *pretending* to sell out, to try to impress their friends or land sponsorships. For anyone from Gen X this would be downright baffling.
The Internet as Television
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Krita 4.1.7 released https://krita.org/en/item/krita-4-1-7-released/ Fixed the strange bug that makes the Qt network manager want to access your wifi, and worked around the Qt 5.12 crash.
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Gosh it's so great to finally, *finally*, see some sort of mainstream coverage of something like this that people will actually stop and think about in a broader sense. I've been telling my friends about this for years and years and they all just think I'm paranoid and out of touch.
Today is the 50 anniversary of "the mother of all demos", given by Douglas Engelbart. In 1968, he decided to skip 40 years of technological progress and introduce the internet, markup languages, the mouse, collaborative editors and videoconferences in just one hour and a half. Just amazing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJDv-zdhzMY
@natecull The twelfth month is called "December" because the Roman year used to start in March (also why leap year occurs at the end of February). July and August replaced Quintillus and Sextillus, IIRC.
I think finding connections with our ancient past is awesome.
[Testers Needed] #Nextcloud Social - Federating with #ActivityPub and #Diaspora social networks! https://help.nextcloud.com/t/testers-needed-nextcloud-social-federating-with-activitypub-and-diaspora-social-networks/42813
Getting to (Ted Nelson's) Xanadu
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Из вида рода Люди, из семейства гоминид в отряде приматов, единственный живущий в настоящее время
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