I've often heard people outside the US complain about the US cultural norm of immediately asking what you do for a living upon meeting you for the first time.
While out on a walk, it occurred to me that the function of this question is to evaluate the other person's class/social importance.
Here in the US, we have relatively few obvious class signifiers, at least outside extreme cases (ex. a ragged homeless person or a slick upper class person). So, you have to ask.
If only the passion for anti-telemetry in #Audacity could expand rapidly into all of surveillance capitalism. Unfortunately the sophists and bootlickers are numerous.
my internal metaphor for executive dysfunction has become that I operate on a Fucks Per Day system like a D&D Wizard has Spells Per Day
any task, regardless of magnitude, requires a minimum of one Fuck given, and once I am out of Fucks to give, then it doesn't matter how big or small the job is, I can't do it without spending against tomorrow's supply of Fucks
besides cars that you don't have to drive yourself already exist: they're called 'the bus' and are much more cost effective than any self-driving car, even in a universe where an ai that actually knows how to drive exists. the only reason to prefer ai-driven cars is if you're specifically out to prevent poor people from travelling, and if you really really hate unionised labour
Thoughts on Google FLoC
Hey you 🤟😊 😀 FLoC-ers!! Google Chrome is about to rollout this horrible tracking 👣👣👣 🐾 nonsense called 🤙 🤙 FLoC to serve you 🤟 🤟🤟🤟 unwanted ads for 🔰 🔰 some sort natural vitamin pills 💊 💊 or insurance or some shit. 💩 💩 To stop 🚏 🚫 it you 😀 🤟 gotta send an HTTP response header 🤕 🤯 named 🇻🇳 🇻🇳 "Permissions-Policy" with a value of "interest-cohort=();" Send this to all of your favorite 📑 📑 FLoC buddies! Get 🉐🉐🉐 🉐 5 🕠 🕔 back 🔙 🤚 you're just FLoC-ed. Get 🉐 🉐 10 back 🤚🔙 🔙🤚 you're a mother 👪 👪 FLoC-er. Get 🉐 🉐 15 back 🔙 ⬅️ you're outta this FLoC-ing world!! 🌍🗺️ 🗺️
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How to Use Mastodon: "It's pretty fucking simple." (video)
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