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Did you know that the first Matrix was designed to be a perfect human world?

It was a disaster. Then we added microtransactions and in-app purchases.

Helpful kitty batting away your issues! :3

2000: "algorithmic" means "computed according to fixed, deterministic procedure"
2018: "algorithmic" means "computed via unpredictable, secret and exploitative methods"

My middle son is learning . So I help him by teaching him useful phrases to say to his teacher. Like
El perro azul estรก debajo de la cesta.

@kaniini

I think people need to remember that it's possible to be a horrible person without being part of the alt-right or a Nazi or a tankie or...

Thinking Iโ€™m likely to give up on diaspora. Itโ€™s missing too many features and the community is sorta burned out. Itโ€™s mostly in maintenance mode and disrepair.

Another piece of hugely valuable data that EvilCorp misses when you use federated social media is who you are.

They know your username which gives an idea of who you might be, but without your cookies, email address, browsing history (through web beacons etc), credit card purchases and so on they cannot link you to the existing huge profile that may exist for you.

This is a killer. Posts on their own are almost nothing.

Starting up a diaspora node has gone predictably. People create accounts (8 per day) but virtually no one posts. Nobody is talking to anybody. The problem with new social media is that people need to bring their friends. a.grumpy.world/. Now with XMPP chat integrated!

โ€œDoes free speech mean literally anyone can say anything at any time? Or is it actually more conducive to the free exchange of ideas if we create a platform where women and people of color can say what they want without thousands of people screaming, โ€˜Fuck you, light yourself on fire, I know where you liveโ€™? If your entire answer to that very difficult question is โ€˜Free speech,โ€™ then, Iโ€™m sorry, that tells me that youโ€™re not really paying attention.โ€ โ€”Reddit gen. counsel

newyorker.com/magazine/2018/03

#Amaroq for Mastodon v1.1.9 update: the floofy companion returns! ๐Ÿบ Many fixes and improvements for bugs plaguing folks for the past several months, as well as a much needed overhaul of VoiceOver support across much of the app. By far not as comprehensive an update as I would like, but I feel you all have waited long enough. :3 Expect more to come! Full notes on the App Store. Awoo~! ๐Ÿบ

appsto.re/us/OfFxib.i

How many microservices does it take to turn on a lightbulb

I hope everyone who takes home a fat refund realises theyโ€™re taking it right out of the pockets of a future generation. We are literally racking up deficits putting money in peopleโ€™s wallets today on the promise that somebody someday will pay it back. Either the US defaults on its debts so no one pays, or some future American pays hefty taxes then so you can have both govโ€™t services AND cash in your pocket now. Literally mortgaging future generationsโ€™ earnings to cash in today.

@jk Thanks to your usercount bot, I now have a nice statistics graph on my Diaspora pod. (a.grumpy.world)

Thanks for making that code and making it available. ๐Ÿ‘