semi hauls ass through your corporate parking lot and a datacenter slides off a ramp, ready for three-phase power and fiber drops
@praxeology @entreprecariat i see that as endemic to the microblog format. idk if this makes sense, but feels like there is a technosocial ecosystem along some kind of axis consisting of a combination of response time & message length:
* realtime chat
* microblogs (you are here)
* forum threads
* blog discourse
i think the healthiest option is to foster a mix of all of the above; whereas the bottom two categories fell out of favor (to some degree) as the 2010s progressed
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And I do totally understand that blockchain is power hungry, but AGAIN, emissions wouldn't be a problem if REAL socioeconomic investment was made into renewable energy.
Also, EVERYTHING we do and use is dirty. Silicon, lithium, aluminum, etc manufacturing is horribly dirty and a lot of it flat out unethical. That's not going to make 99% of people protest against their phones, but rightly the awful systems in place that surround global production.
http://www.cheeseplant.org/~daniel/pages/cph.html Very nostalgic MUDs were my entrypoint to internet and computers, and the book "Secrets of the MUD Wizards" was my entrypoint into MUDs. I never knew about Talkers until recently.
that sense of Activity Pub's inevitable victory over the forces of Old and Evil. Not in any mean or military sense; we didn’t need that. Our energy would simply prevail. There was no point in fighting—on our side or theirs. We had all the momentum; we were riding the crest of a high and beautiful wave. . .
So now, less than five years later, you can scroll back enough on a servers timeline, and you can almost see the high-water mark—that place where the wave finally broke and rolled back
On August 24, 1978, Murray Bookchin gave a lecture at the Toward Tomorrow Fair in Amherst, Massachusetts. Also speaking at that year’s gathering were several prominent thinkers, including R. Buckminster Fuller and Ralph Nader.
‘I will not suffer Q people’: Alex Jones wins MSM plaudits for venting fury at QAnon in viral clip
Right-wing commentator Alex Jones has blasted the QAnon conspiracy theory in his own characteristic style, creating a viral clip that quickly racked up over one million views and won the controversial pundit some unlikely praise. Read Full Article at RT.com
An interview I did with R.U. Sirius a few years back was linked to from HN and upon further investigation I found this was because someone posted The Guy I Almost Was (1998). It's a great comic and worth a read (or reread) if you've never seen it, http://www.electricsheepcomix.com/almostguy/
Oh my god. Look at this 1947 ad in Life magazine for the Pennsylvania Salt Manufacturing company.
Materials: water, algae, oxygen Exhibition History: University of the Pacific, California 2004 Technology: Photosynthesis Dimensions: 5 ' x 4' x 3' DIY Algae/Hydrogen Kit was a first time collaboration between Amy Franceschini and Jonathan Meuser. Currently scientists are testing and generating strains of algae to determine which one most...
"I appreciate SDF but it's a general-purpose server and the name doesn't make it obvious that it's about art." - Eugen Rochko