Jeff Bezos made $50,000,000,000 last year, or about 2.5 million times his Amazon employees.
But no, let's blame average Americans for getting haircuts and eating at restaurants for humanitarian crisis-level lack of access to basic necessities like healthcare, affordable housing, food, non-lead-filled water, education, childcare, etc..
Voting and preferences matter: If you live in a "democracy" where voting is optional and there is no system of preferences, get out there and it. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/01/preferences-matter-for-senate-voting-heres-how-to-make-your-election-vote-count
@pbandkate @adambredenberg Absolutely. This has been figured out since at least the end of World War II and yet plenty of people (e.g. liberals, centrists) still don't get it or see how they're being played.
I mean, this is what the Nazis took advantage of to get into power in Germany in the first place. "Free speech means everyone has to give us platforms and listen to our propaganda."
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"This was a Sunday comic from over 30 years ago. We've had plenty of time to do better."
After yesterday's UN biodiversity report I can't help but be reminded of this eternally on-point @firstname.lastname@example.org comic
Every time I see the Hacker Ethic praised without critically challenging its shortcomings, I have to think of "Programming is Forgetting: Toward a New Hacker Ethic" by Allison Parrish and wish it was more popular. You can read the transcript here http://opentranscripts.org/transcript/programming-forgetting-new-hacker-ethic/
@cwebber I wouldn't really call it a "disorder". It's just how your brain works. It doesn't like boring stuff that sucks, and overfixates on cool stuff that rocks, to the point of escapism. Me too, man! We geeks all be like that. It's not a disorder, it's your order.
What I'm saying is, we're in the day and age where boring stuff that sucks should have been automated away or else dealt with long ago really.
Society doesn't think so though.
The year is 2084. The world is controlled by a single entity, Disney. Everyone works for Disney in some capacity. They control everything you do and think. The Mouse is always watching. You are a low-ranking soldier enlisted in the Mouse Corps ordered to maintain peace in the streets.
Abram Games war poster surprisingly relevant today.
Ah. This robot cat is part of the OpenCat project.
Open source hardware is the future, closed-source, natural born cats are obsolete.
All I want in ideal bibliography management software is something that: Organises pdfs into directories in some useful way on the file system, embeds metadata directly in the pdfs, groups papers by arbitrary label, reifies and visualises authors, venues, publishers, locations, keywords, etc., and does bibtex export. Easy, really.
Another curious point about the recent Purism blow-ups is why nobody is taking Eugen to task for implementing the removal of reporting/mod features in the first place. This is someone who has a huge influence in the Fediverse by nature of the popularity of Mastodon, yet was happy to remove these essential features for a paycheque? 🤔
Microsoft joins group of petroleum companies seeking to kill off historic climate change lawsuits: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/may/01/microsoft-joins-group-seeking-to-avoid-climate-change-lawsuit
Today is an as prime day as ever to start contributing to a more ethical, anti-harassment feature focused, and consensus building fork, aint it?
Let me know and I'll take you in before the public invite goes out in a few.