The CEO of GoFundMe is sitting on top of the obvious evidence that our health care system is broken.
"Pollution now kills three times as many people worldwide as Aids, tuberculosis and malaria combined. (...) Burning fossil fuels, according to a recent paper, is now “the world’s most significant threat to children’s health”
Ban. All. The. Cars.
re: Tech gatekeeping and documentation
“B-but open software!” Can you prove that the software in some public repo is the same one that they installed on the machine? Did they compile it in front of you? On a completely new, empty machine?
“Open hardware, then!” No. That's even more stupid.
Forget about it! You can't prove the security of electronic voting. Just use paper ballots and transparent boxes, and let regular people chosen at random direct the process and count the results in front of a representative of each party.
Yup. Paper voting is the gold standard for democracy.
Paper voting is anonymous, it's physically limited to one vote per person, recounts are easy, it's unhackable, you can check for counterfeit votes through forensics, the boxes can be physically sealed and stored forever in case of disputes etc.
It's the ultimate in transparency as literally anyone can watch a paper vote being counted, and we have centuries of experience on avoiding paper fraud. This is a solved problem.
If you want to protect your followers' privacy, you can make your follower lists private:
1. Go to Settings
2. Go to Preferences
3. Tick the "Hide your network" box
4. Select "Save Changes"
You will still see your list of followers, but others won't.
(This also hides the list of who you follow.)
@lanodan I kinda just want to dump the mastodon front end completely and glue in the brutaldon one. I don’t think I’d need webpack I could just go back to vanilla asset pipeline in that case.
@ajroach42 yep, almost nobody uses it but every once in a while I get beautiful things like this
The EU is starting a full on war on general purpose computing. A proposed law will make it impossible to install custom software on WiFi routers, smartphones and embedded devices!
This is insane. The hearing ends today. Please give your feedback: https://blog.mehl.mx/2019/protect-freedom-on-radio-devices-raise-your-voice-today/
I mean, certainly it's no skin off my nose for my skills to be in high demand. But we can tell when we're working on a bullshit product and we don't like it.
Imagine a world without bullshit software. Every programmer currently working, making only the software that's no worse than benign.
By god, we'd all have sixteen-hour work weeks.
The increasing level of CO2 has now being verified to cause this in the wild. The shells of tiny sea snails also known as sea butterflies are verified to be dissolving in the wild due to rising levels of CO2.
Welwitschia mirabilis grows in the Namib desert, sprawling along the ground. A ragged looking thing which is quietly amazing.
This is a tough plant. It can survive 5 years without water, and can live for over 2000 years. Impressive, considering it's nothing more than a woody stem, a shallow root system, and just two continuously growing leaves which split and fray with age.
It's also a traditional food source for local peoples. The Herero people in Namibia call it Onyanga – the desert onion.
I've been occupying my time far more of late with philosophy, and far less with news.
It occurs that news is informational content with the shortest possible relevance, whilst philosophy has some of the longest. At least if you follow the good stuff.
And some of the best shows up in the History of Philosophy (without any gaps) podcast, by Peter Adamson of LMU in Munich, which I strongly recommend:
Wes Cecil is also excellent:
Octodon is a nice general purpose instance. more