Take the rapidly spiralling American worries over "who is accessing all our TikTok data, since ByteDance is based in China",
and then pretend for a moment that you live outside the USA and yet Silicon Valley companies are still the ones managing all the data your entire country runs on.
I'm not saying the USA is the same as China. It's differently dysfunctional. But it's, uh, not exactly leading the world in functionality and yet it's wired into everything.
america gun policy
leave it to usa to try disruptive tech, military industrial contracts, insurance schemes, being able to sue more things, etc, before the relatively cheaper 'less guns' approach https://www.flipsnack.com/endofkillingcomic/the-end-of-killing.html
I've also included a few examples of using videogrep from within python, like this script which makes supercuts from youtube searches: https://github.com/antiboredom/videogrep/blob/master/examples/auto_youtube.py
can someone please find a way host this on a fedi instance?????? i am begging you https://github.com/LuisMayo/ace-attorney-twitter-bot
You're telling me no one knew abt the giant sinkhole with a forest inside? https://www.livescience.com/new-sinkhole-discovered-china
Everyone: Big Tech should support #FLOSS developers, who develop tools Big Tech was built on, so that important FLOSS projects are well-maintained, quickly patched, and secure.
Google: pay us to access versions of open-source software we audited ourselves.
Editorial on tech and privacy in post-roe america https://www.nytimes.com/2022/05/19/opinion/privacy-technology-data.html
One thing you realize when you go through the actual data on your social media not filtered through an algorithm is how small your quality interactions with people were in comparison to the noise. They make you feel like you'd be losing thousands of "friends" but none of us have the attention span to keep up with that many people and your data history will show that there's like a dozen ppl at a time you had deep connections with. Putting the noise away and letting go makes room for quality time
Hit the big red button and started deleting my Facebook account today. Compared to the data archive you get from Twitter, the stuff Facebook keeps on you is insane... everything down to which stickers and emoji you used in your entire chat history. It's unrealistic to stay off the giants completely but consider making a fresh account on them periodically and not keeping 15 years of data for them to connect to whatever new ventures and biometric stuff they get into.
refreshingly frank and accurate look at the ordinary
"metaverse" as it exists in vrchat https://youtu.be/4PHT-zBxKQQ
corporations' nonprofit funding is always carefully positioned to help solve a different problem than the ones they contribute to. So I invented a fractionalized token marketplace where they can invest in cleaning up each others dirty work and speculate on negative externalities. its called DeCentipede
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