Hmm I am understanding now about this Dark Souls video game

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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.

@romariorios I agree he comes across too self-righteous and abrasive for my tastes. Originally followed 'cause I thought his work was interesting but had to move on due to the uncomfortable outbursts. Also he is *not* anticapitalist (just the surveillance part) which is absolutely confusing/frustrating since he makes so much noise :blobcatfacepalm:

If only the passion for anti-telemetry in could expand rapidly into all of surveillance capitalism. Unfortunately the sophists and bootlickers are numerous.

I forgot I ordered books!! This means I have a handful of cool new books!!

angry about aggressively selfish individualists again

computer brain is real and computer brain is not good

The primary objective after turning the computer on is to turn it off.

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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

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@MPH4Truth2021 @Kat613 yes!! I just read the Conquest of Bread and I totally agree :blobcatangery:

@USPatriotsFirst a Marxist Democrat?? Which one I'm absolutely shocked

get out there and hack a tesla whatcha waitin for

self-driving cars are a a great idea if your goal is to de-skill drivers and introduce all computer problems to the vehicle world.

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Hey, fedi!

I'd like to write a blog/gemlog post about positive experiences from open source contributions. And by that I mean I want to hear your stories, and publish them as CC0 along with my own :)

Bring it on! (Boosts are of course welcome)

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🎶 Shawty had them Apple Bottom Jeans
Boots with the fur
Got the coding club writing in Perl 🎵

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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

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Signal tried to use Instagram ads to display the data Facebook collects about you and sells access to.

Facebook wasn't into the idea, and shut down our account instead: The Instagram ads Facebook won't show you

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How to Use Mastodon: "It's pretty fucking simple." (video)

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