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“Adults keep saying, we owe it to the young people to give them hope. But I don’t want your hope, I don’t want you to be hopeful, I want you to panic.”
— Greta Thunberg

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Books and weight reps are alike.
There is light ones and there is heavy ones. The light ones pile up & feel good or bad, important or not. Heavy ones are those that really matter, but you're never going to get them without pilling up the light ones. Heavy ones will give you an emotional, intellectual &/or physical orgasm that no light ones could ever give you, but without pilling up those light ones you will collapse under the heavy ones. Light ones are the journey, heavy ones the enlightenment.

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2000s hackers: My dream is to connect all of my devices to the internet.
2020s hackers: My dream is to disconnect all of my devices from the internet.

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What IoT could be:
Helpful automation of basic tasks, small increased to convenience, increased accessability, etc
What IoT is:
Your fridge plays an advertisement while you try to get water. Every electrical device in your home simultaneously plays despacito. The power goes out and you can no longer operate any of your doors or windows. Your oven turns itself on while you're away and burns your house down.

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ICYMI: New video

The #FreedomBox project was inspired by Eben Moglen's 2010 speech, "Freedom in the Cloud." We've been going ten years strong.

Last month, he delivered a new speech about freedom in the cloud. He discussed what has changed since 2010.

📺 WATCH: Eben Moglen: "FreedomBox Turns Ten"
peertube.mastodon.host/videos/

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@arcans I believe they evolved from slave halters and that free men refuse to wear them. I know there's no solid evidence for that but it works for me ;)

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#ConspiracyTheory of the week; I keep coming across people who loudly insist we block and ignore anyone who smells even vaguely alt-right (including insufficiently pure leftists), despite the fact that people isolated in cultish alt-right filter bubbles get indoctrinated more efficiently. What if some of these aggressive advocates of scorched earth cancel culture were actually alt-right agents provocateur, playing divide-and-rule games, and manipulating us into helping their cause?

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"Their last city will fall soon," the general said, "completing our conquest."
"Completing?" said the emperor.
"If we burn their libraries, we will only see uprisings for two generations, before they forget."
"No. Have they no voices? They'll remember. Let them know we let them."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

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The whole emoji set should get rid of everything reflecting a combustion engine. That would get some news coverage, I'm sure.

Maybe that's a worthwhile place to focus. Subtle things, institutionalized by technology, that keep perpetuating the goals of big industry through the subconscious.

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"I like the idea of a faster and distraction-free web but I don’t like the idea of web being controlled and molded by one company. Especially not one that is the largest advertising company in the world.

This is the Googled-web Google wants to see you develop. The web “delivered by Google”. Your site being integrated with all the other cool Google products such as Analytics and AdSense."

markosaric.com/google-amp/

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misinfo 

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conjecture: even if your values stay the same, your ideals should change as you learn more

implication: if your ideals aren't changing, you might not be learning

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1. cyberpunk spirit

this is the spirit of cyberpunk, everything the genre -- at it's core -- stands for. anti-capitalism, etc.

2. cyberpunk world

this is the surface-level. the neon dystopia. the setting. the aesthetic.

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really, if you think about it, people struggle to define what is and isn't cyberpunk because there are really two definitions of it

in no particular order, they are:

1. cyberpunk spirit

2. cyberpunk world

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Really like that in Chinese characters "home" is 家 which is 宀 "roof" over 豕 "pig". A roof over your pig, that's all home is. A roof and your pig. All you really need.

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Recently I decided that I'm #leaving #Facebook for sure, the sooner the better. My goal is to delete my account before the start of 2021. In the mean time I'm looking for some #socialmedia #alternatives, especially for a #groupchat app to use with my friends and something with a functionality similar to #facebookgroups to #share documents & comment

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