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.
My new startup:
Aspirational Security ltd.
"Hope is our strategy."
2000: "algorithmic" means "computed according to fixed, deterministic procedure"
2018: "algorithmic" means "computed via unpredictable, secret and exploitative methods"
Dungeons and Dragons, not chess and Go: why AI needs roleplay.
Thinking I’m likely to give up on diaspora. It’s missing too many features and the community is sorta burned out. It’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.
“Does 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, ‘Fuck you, light yourself on fire, I know where you live’? If your entire answer to that very difficult question is ‘Free speech,’ then, I’m sorry, that tells me that you’re not really paying attention.” —Reddit gen. counsel
#Amaroq for Mastodon v1.1.9 update: the floofy companion returns! 🐺 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~! 🐺
I hope everyone who takes home a fat #tax refund realises they’re taking it right out of the pockets of a future generation. We are literally racking up deficits putting money in people’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 gov’t services AND cash in your pocket now. Literally mortgaging future generations’ earnings to cash in today.
Want to earn a bit more money? Looks like an #AWS or #ISC2 certification would help. I have 2 of the top 5. https://www.globalknowledge.com/us-en/content/articles/top-paying-certifications/