Aww, wow... Alas poor Dropbox, I knew ye well.. :(
death metal, vore, link to the BBC
“Death metal fans are nice people.” ^_^
This is lovely. I saw Bloodbath in December and they played the vore song they talk about in the article.
Turnitin sold to Advance for £1.3 billion, a US media company that owns the Discovery Channel, Wired, most of Reddit, and much more.
Why this is of concern from the THE article: "it reinforces a business model that relies on the collection and use of student data at students’ expense and without compensating them”.
A thing of beauty:
“Hipster whines at tech mag for using his pic to imply hipsters look the same, discovers pic was of an entirely different hipster”
Good article about the suppressed contributions of women in science. While I would optimistically like to think that most people know about Rosalind Franklin's contribution to the discovery of the structure of DNA now, the problem goes much deeper.
Hey Siri, show me the most British headline imaginable:
Phenomenology of Mastodon
. By having a federated interface, users prioritize their experiences with a given community while being able to participate in the broader culture of the website. Recognition is the process of establishing the Other as a self, and the recognition of the self from others facilitates self-development. This paper is interested in how users recognize each other through in the specific servers, called “instances.”
work in progress but I feel good
Phenomenology of Mastodon
How do users recognize one another in social media? This paper focuses specifically on the phenomenological experience of using the website “Mastodon.” Mastodon is an open source social media platform. Its format is similar to Twitter; however, users can create their own servers for specific groups of people and continue to see posts from the main Mastodon server. Mastodon users refer to this as the “fediverse”, short for federated universe.
amazon, echo, ai
This exploration of Amazon Echo details how the simple "Alexa, please turn on the lights" requires vast infrastructures of human labour -- and exploitation.
Reader, Writer, Philosopher, Learning Technologist, Geek, Queer. Possessor of at least 2 distinct superhuman abilities. Pronouns: They/Them or She/Her.
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