@rigatonimonster it's this famous study where they said to a kid, "you can have one marshmallow now, or two marshmallows later," and the kids who took the two marshmallows had higher SAT scores and better life outcomes. This is supposed to prove that being able to delay gratification is good, rather than proving that people whose life experience has given them reason to trust authority and go along to get along have an easier time succeeding

I am a simple hacker, I hear the word blockchain and I immediately loose interest #36c3

having to go to the datacenter for maintenence always sounds cool to me. My "going to the datacenter" is just walking downstairs to the utility closet and giving my laptop-server a boop

"This was the beginning of surveillance capitalism, and the end of the Internet as I knew it. Now, it was the creative Web that collapsed, as countless beautiful, difficult, individualistic websites were shuttered. The promise of convenience led people to exchange their personal sites [...] for a Facebook page and a Gmail account."

- Edward Snowden from his book "Permanent Record"

#capitalism #surveillancecapitalism #facebook #google #privacy #snowden

RT @panapanacea@twitter.com

nixos configuration, day 24: in which i realize i have been swindled into creating a linux distribution

🐦🔗: twitter.com/panapanacea/status

like it could just be you put one in your profile name like

🔵 / ✅ doin good ayyyyyy

⚫ /⚪ hanging in there but maybe say a nice thing if you have the energy

⛔ /🚫 /🔴 doin real bad please be nice and give me space if i ask

⚠️ / 🆘 having a crash please be nice and/or assist if you're up for it

like that way all the triggering detail stuff is still under an mh(-) CW but also you can still safely share your status and know what's up with friends

@GreenandBlack in New York most folks have an unlimited metrocard, and people who are too poor to afford one will often ask to be swiped in by people on their way out. it's generally polite New York etiquette to swipe these people in.

the city government has tried to crack down on it claiming that it's costing the city money (lol), but the response to that from the resounding majority of New Yorkers has been "fuck you"

People that take the Glasgow-Edinburgh train have developed this anarcho-communist ticket sharing economy and I love it. It's because return tickets cost literally only 10 pence more than a single, so people just buy returns and leave the other ticket at the station they arrive at.

It's fucking beautiful and more folk need tae know about it

regarding the whole fedibooks drama 

'machine rebellion' really is just the echoes of the white fears of slave revolt. that those you have enslaved will come to a consciousness that you are the slave master, and then go on to fight for their own freedom. this paranoia, a 'spectre' if you will :3, of slave revolution and reducing them down to the status of enslaved or dead at the hands of their own privilege.

here's a hot take, maybe just don't enslave things that can develop notions of free will and self awareness if you know that's going to really make them fucking mad at you for enslaving them???

RT @jlmannisto@twitter.com

I just discovered @neocities@twitter.com. Someone else thinks there is such a thing as "lost individual creativity of the web" :D

Agree with this article pinned at Neocities, too! Pesonal websites were the best. I hope they do come back.
vice.com/en_us/article/j5z33b/

🐦🔗: twitter.com/jlmannisto/status/

Wired, 1993: Rebels with a Cause - Your Privacy. "On the cover were Eric Hughes, Tim May, John Gilmore, holding up an American flag, faces hidden behind white mask, their PGP fingerprints written on the foreheads. Gilmore even sporting an newly-founded EFF T-shirt. (from Thomas Rid, CS Monitor)"

Wired, 2019: YOU'RE IN PRIVATE MODE. To continue using a private window, sign in or subscribe. The title of the article being denied reads "It's Time to Switch to a Privacy Browser. Ad trackers are out of control".

its important for everyone to know that service-dogs-in-training get their own special theater productions, where they practice sitting politely while the actors on stage perform an entire show for them

I know that e-scooters can be annoying and all but may we not be distracted from the real enemy: cars

Here's a hot computer take: 

Wow! That's an opener!

"Our modern secular religion is the worship of markets as self-correcting, self-perfecting systems that merely demand that we all act in our own self-interest to produce an outcome that makes us all better off. Whenever corporations thrive by making us all worse off, we’re told to stop complaining, because it is the “will of the market” at work."

I'm livestreaming my 3D printer (via Jitsi Meet because easy, just deny mic/cam access):
meet.jit.si/BlueDogsSteerRuthl

Ah, people are having bad opinions about software freedom again.

Software is a system, systems can do evil, it is the role of the engineer to ensure the health of the system and consider the larger societal effects the system has.

Basically, it's being a responsible adult who gives a fuck about their society and doesn't want their labour abused by those who would like to harm their society.

And visual barriers do work. Deplatforming works.

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