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Unicorn Riot: **Anti-Racist Crowd Overwhelms Small Far-Right Rally in Philly**

"Philadelphia, PA – Over a thousand anti-racist protesters gathered on Independence Mall on Saturday to oppose a “We The People” rally organized by right-wing groups tied to groups like the Proud Boys and the Three Percenter militia network. The rally was …"

unicornriot.ninja/2018/anti-ra

#anarchism #bot

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"I don't believe our species can survive unless we fix this (social media). We can not have a society, in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is, if it's financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them."

Jaron Lanier

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pedestrian: what are you doing?
Cyclist: putting flyers on these cars. They're parked in the bike lane.
Ped: That's a bike lane?
Cyclist: yep
Ped: put more things on them!

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tbt when Nvidia researchers trained a neural network to generate images of cats and from the internet-sourced input data it learned that Impact 24pt White is a defining characteristic of cats

research.nvidia.com/sites/defa (p. 21, bottom)

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If you're interested in the off-the-grid social network Scuttlebutt, there's a good essay here about it (from a few weeks ago):

staltz.com/early-days-in-the-m

It's by @staltz , the creator of the Manyverse app for Scuttlebutt, and is nicely honest about the major difficulties of using the network, as well as suggesting possible solutions.

#ScuttleButt #SSB #Manyverse #OffTheGrid #SocialNetworks

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