While cleaning up in the kitchen I dropped my phone and it landed in an inconvenient corner. I looked down at it with my hands full and thought simultaneously "I'll get that after I put this in the sink" and "I'm definitely going to forget that." I then straightened the kitchen, took the compost out, fixed a few things out back, put my shoes on to fix another thing, went inside and took my shoes off, went upstairs and stepped into the bedroom, at which point...
Me: thinks "hmm where's my phone.... Oh." Out loud, "hah!"
Me: tells the above story
C: "hah! Now there's a tiktok I definitely want to find immediately so I can send it to you."
Me: "why? I don't have my phone!"
By the time I got back upstairs with my phone she'd found it.
re: china's very large spacecraft
Speculation: one application for a kilometer-scale orbital structure is on-orbit photovoltaic power generation. Charlie Stross goes into the numbers in a recent blog post, https://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2021/09/fossil-fuels-are-dead.html
china's very large spacecraft
The western press is doing a predictably poor job of sourcing the "kilometer long spacecraft" story. Only english-language coverage I've seen that has any useful links is livescience,
They link to a page on the actual website of the NSFC, http://nsfc.gov.cn/publish/portal0/tab442/info81561.htm
The spacecraft project description is in the attachment, 1.数理科学部重大项目指南 which is at http://nsfc.gov.cn/Portals/0/fj/fj20210805_01.doc
Incredible discovery: the Unicode consortium report on emoji has an official ZWJ sequence example showing how you could implement cat fur colour patterns. Please tell me there are OSs that support this. http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr51/#Emoji_Implementation_Notes
Looking for feel good explicitly queer short stories and movies recomendations, boosts encouraged
Does anybody have any recommendations for explicitly queer (i.e. not queerbatey or like we have to read into it) feel good short stories or movies?
Especially in the urban fantasy or sci-fi (especially space) genres would be good if possible :)
algorithmic suppression of anti-alt-right video by YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P55t6eryY3g describes how the alt-right recruits people online. It's a popular and valuable video.
Last week, YouTube age-restricted the video, removing it from searches and recommendations, saying it violated their - *checks notes* - ..."sex and nudity policy": https://twitter.com/InnuendoStudios/status/1429132814549753861
After a review, they ... claimed it /actually/ violated the "violent or graphic content policy", and also that counts as the one appeal, bye
This rock really speaks to me. I feel at one with this rock.
The 3.17 version of the Nextcloud Android client is out, bringing:
🎦 New streaming-video player
📂 Full folder upload
😍 UI changes to overlapping avatars, a new password dialog
& much more!
Oh, I found it: https://twitter.com/lyta_gold/status/1428011761635143681
The reason I am critical of early technology movements, the cyberspace movement, etc, is not because I think these ideals are worthless and should be discarded. On the contrary, they contain something incredibly important.
These rebellious and liberatory technology movements contain the seed for both mastodons and unregulatable facebooks. Free speech absolutism contains the seed for both EFF defending activist movements and 4chan/8chan wreaking abuse and violence on civil society. The cybernetic turn contains the seed for transitory humanity and surveillance capitalism. Free software contains the seed for self-empowerment and BDFLs and user-hostile design.
It is easy to say, "well it was just co-opted by money and power," but I think these movements always contained these multitudes within their foundational principles. As Stafford Beer said, "The purpose of a system is what it does."
Maybe they are either missing something that should be there, or mixed with something that shouldn't be there.
In short: We aren't done yet. We can't look at the world around us, influenced at it is by technology and the Internet, and continue to say "We got it right in the early 90s." We have to continue to envision a better future and not rest on the vision that got us here.
I love the local timeline, it's one of the best ways to build community and keep up with friends.
So this mindset from @Gargron is pretty disappointing. https://github.com/mastodon/mastodon-ios/issues/221
Generalistic Mastodon instance for open-minded people. Instance Mastodon généraliste pour personnes ouvertes d'esprit.