Part of a worker-owned co-op that does freelance web dev to fund FOSS fediverse projects (Guppe & Immers Space).
We live in capitalism, its power seems inescapable – but then, so did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings.
He/him. TERFs and Nazis: DNI/DNR
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an incredible tweet from Musk
the funeral assistance that AOC is referencing here is re: COVID-19 deaths
…something that Elon Musk himself consistently spreads massive disinformation & anti-vaccine sentiment about
contributing to the very deaths he’s telling her to prevent
Mark Zuckerberg: "the more that there’s interoperability between different services and the more content can flow, the better all the services can be"
The Verge just released an interview with Mark Zuckerberg about a wide variety of topics, including Threads and ActivityPub.
You can read the entire interview here, with some of the most relevant parts for the fediverse down below:
it's a bad sign when your thing that randomly assigns experimental conditions to people was broken in your paper about how people must be telepathic because they were able to predict their randomly assigned experimental condition
1980s computer magazine ads without context, a series
The Tusky situation isn't a big deal, but it does expose the level of entitlement many people have in this space because they have a certain background in the industry.
People are not perfect, and the fedi is still a new frontier where many of us (who were not run off by racist pieces of shit) are here trying to answer some hard questions with no clear solutions.
A lot of people need to take a breath and calm down.
Me: It's difficult for me to say.
Her: Go ahead, let it out.
I am stepping back from the #Tusky project with immediate effect.
I discovered severe lapses in how the Tusky project's donations (received via #OpenCollective) were being handled. When I reported those to the project's private "Tusky Contributors" Matrix channel the financial admins tone policed the feedback, refused to engage with the concerns I and others raised, and demanded the discussion be stopped.
There is too much detail for a thread, so please read https://write.as/nikclayton/stepping-back-from-the-tusky-project.
Proposed: it is completely, utterly, gobsmackingly horrible that Mastodon users - even smart, highly engaged ones that read documentation and understand federation - cannot tell just who is going to be shown what they post or what the various privacy settings mean in practice.
There is an animated conversation going on in the comments of the poll I just posted where we're trying to reverse engineer under what circumstances a comment reply will show up in the commenter's followers' timelines.
That this conversation even exists is, I'm sorry, completely horrifying. The fact that this is even a matter of discussion, to say nothing of needing to be a matter of speculation and investigation, is appalling.
How can anybody make informed decisions about participating on a platform, the behavior which they do not understand and cannot predict?
What is in my chilled red wine? https://www.diningandcooking.com/865504/what-is-in-my-chilled-red-wine/
One of those websites that consists entirely of automated clickbait created from having ChatGPT summarize reddit threads appears to have accidentally picked up a thread of people complaining about said sites
(Source in previous boost)
Without a CW now: IQ is not real
IQ is a bullshit concept derived from eugenics and "scientific racism".
If you talk about IQ in an uncritical way, I will block you, at best.
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