UKpol, 'The Independent Group' Show more
'The Independent Group Will Be an Unmitigated Disaster'
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"Watson agreed. “Few individuals have shown contempt for our parliamentary democracy in the way Mark Zuckerberg has,” he said. “If one thing is uniting politicians of all colours during this difficult time for our country, it is our determination to bring him and his company into line.”"
If there's one thing people across the world and its political spectra can agree on, it's how evil Mark Zuckerberg is. https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/feb/18/facebook-fake-news-investigation-report-regulation-privacy-law-dcms
The more I realize that online environments less hostile than Tumblr, twitter and facebook are possible,
the more I get a tendency to simply refuse to interact with people who seem intent on purposely misunderstanding me, irritating me or just not engaging with me on the assumption of good intentions and the desire for mutually enjoyable contact.
& I'm still learning how to treat others like that and checking myself for the harmful behaviors that I have learned on social media.
Before the rise of industry, it was normal for people to sleep in two phases each night.
People had no set bedtimes. Sleeping was determined by whether or not there were things to do. Most people would have a first and second sleep, with a couple of hours awake inbetween. This is probably the way humans are supposed to sleep.
Modern schedules don't really let us do that. Perhaps we should think about changing that.
Logic bro mention Show more
@Anandamide A large proportion of the Vulcans who have appeared in Star Trek after Spock have been minor villains of some kind
And they always invoke Logic
And they're always easily pwned in argumentation by basically whoever walks on to the set next
And I feel like this is a good analogy for logic bros
Omg take this and mainline it into my veins https://theoutline.com/post/7083/the-magical-thinking-of-guys-who-love-logic
Luddites were against technology that was "hurtful to the commonality"
Their real focus got swept away by a "all tech progress is good" ethic and effective branding of Luddite to mean someone who is backwards, against all technologies
Isnt FLOSS somewhat related. A requirement for sovereignty over our tech, not just an acceptance that all new tech is good?
Stuff in the UK around their 200th anniversary educated me
A couple things I saw and thought "Mastodon will love this":
- Alias, a 3D-printed "parasite" that sits on top of your Amazon Echo or Google Home, feeding white noise into its mic until you say the wake word: http://bjoernkarmann.dk/project_alias
- The adminbook, a wonderfully ugly design for the ideal sysadmin notebook: https://m.habr.com/en/post/437912/
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