Me: well, actually, the Luddites weren't opposed to technology as such, they were opposed to their traditional way of life being disrupted by industrialization and capitalism, so being a "Luddite" doesn't mean you have to stop using your computer etc etc etc
Me when I see any tech news: ok I am actually opposed to technology. Bring me a hammer
1. bought an Andy Warhol drawing for $20,000.
2. made 999 high-quality forgeries.
3. shuffled them.
4. sold each of the 1000 drawings for $250.
You might get the original $20,000 Warhol, but you’ll never know. This hurts my brain and I'm loving it!
It's a reasonable price for common art. No lottery. Nobody is ripped off. The artist profits hugely, yet gives away a unique item far below market value, but its receiver won't know.
It challenges our value system in very Warhol-way.
Another amazing series for Ace Week is THE MURDERBOT DIARIES by Martha Wells (which surely everyone has heard about by now, but even so).
Murderbot is asexual and possibly also aromantic. Its adventures are fast-paced and funny, not least because it is a SecUnit android who really just wants to watch re-runs of its favourite campy space opera and not have to save everyone all the time.
Good news for Proton users:
"Proton wins appeal in Swiss court over surveillance laws"
There have been a lot of fresh faces here recently. If you're totally new to Mastodon or the Fediverse, welcome! 👋
It works a bit like email: you only need to sign up on one site, because you can follow people on other sites as the sites talk to each other. Telephones are similar, you can call people on other phone networks without having to buy a new phone, because phone networks are all connected together.
There are lots of good reasons why the Fediverse works like this, here's a thread explaining more about this: https://mstdn.social/@feditips/107083735491993183
If you're looking for people to follow, here are a couple of good places to try:
Trunk is a community-run opt-in directory of people looking for followers, you can browse it at https://communitywiki.org/trunk
FediFollows is a directory of accounts dedicated to specific topics, you can browse it at https://mastodon.online/@FediFollows/106855947486154929
If you have any questions about Mastodon or the Fediverse, @ me or DM me!
Climate change is caused by the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The way to combat climate change is simple: stop releasing those gases into the atmosphere. The way to stop releasing those gases into the atmosphere is also simple: stop manufacturing them and digging their precursors out of the ground. Anything that doesn't leave fossil fuels in the ground, destroy greenhouse-causing gases, or stop their manufacturer is just rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.
reminder: Nonreplicable publications are cited more than replicable ones
«««When the results are more “interesting,” [the review team] apply lower standards regarding their reproducibility.»»»
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