Open letter to fediverse about purism Show more
is fine, but remember their prime motive is not to be a social media giant. They intent was to provide libre hardware and software (gnu/linux) to the masses. Something that is missing right now with Android and iOS oligarchy. Let them do that and do not undermine their progress. As for #libremone, Give their code of conduct a chance, and don't get enraged before something actually happens.
Wow, I am a bit overwhelmed by the current reactions in my timeline about the recent #Firefox disaster.
Yes, it sucks. Yes, this shall not happen. Never. There is no good excuse.
But, hey changing now towards a browser developed by the largest advertiser and tracker on the planet is not the right solution. They already dominate large parts of the web so helping them by leaving the last Browser bastion is not a smart idea!
Jonathan Leighton writes it much better than I could: we must base our ethics on reducing suffering for all sentient beings, and in particular extreme suffering.
In particular, switching from eating beef to chickens, fish or even insects because it helps with climate change is fundamentally speciesist, it's torturing sentient beings because it helps humans.
We need compassion for sentient beings, not for abstract systems that are not themselves sentient.
Sorry for the medium link, but I think this is worth a read.
thought experiment: a cat is in a box containing decaying nuclear material and poison gas. the box is on some trolley tracks. as the trolley approaches the box, it has all its parts systematically replaced so that no original part remains by the time it strikes the box. inside the trolley is a man receiving instructions on levers to pull in Chinese. do you take the money?
The first episode of Wildness, the new podcast by the Wild Animal Initiative, is out!
I am coming back from an amazing weekend in Switzerland about suffering focused ethics. We talked about how to reduce suffering in the world in the most efficient way, in the long term, for all sentient beings. I had excellent deep discussions and feel more motivated than ever to make the world less bad on expected value as much as I can.
Generalistic Mastodon instance for open-minded people. Instance Mastodon généraliste pour personnes ouvertes d'esprit.