Like cryptocurrency is straight out of the comic books, it's so mustache-twirlingly, capital E evil. How can we burn up the planet even faster while creating zero value, and get a shitload of heartless chuds in on it out of pure greed? This is straight out of Lex Luthor's workshop except I think even he'd consider it too much.
P: Mr Worf, send a priority 1 toot to starfleet hq
W: Initiating DM, tooting frequencies open
T: Captain, might I remind you regulations require all images be described
P: Indeed they shall be, counsellor
R: Starfleet has fav’ed but not replied, Mr Worf try their alt
W: No response, commander
P: Mr La Forge, any ideas?
LF: Instance could be down for maintenance
D: May I suggest we try to turn it off and on again?
P: Mr Data, kindly disengage your shitposting module for the time being
$ mkdir -p ~/src/myproject
$ cd ~/src/myproject
$ git init --bare
$ cd ~
$ git clone ~/src/myproject
$ cd myproject
There, done. Now you have a 100% fully functional git repo that doesn’t require a network connection and supports every single git feature. Pull it, push it, branch it, revert it, whatever: it’s your own repo and you can do whatever you want with it. And you don’t have to sign up for anything or agree to a Terms of Service or share your work or trust a company you dislike.
I upgraded my phone recently, so in the past couple of months I've gone from Android 9 to Android 11. The OS seems to be getting worse rather than better. I'm constantly fighting with it to get it to do things it used to do easily. Can't help thinking that this will be my last Android phone. Are there any phones, on sale now, that don't use Android or iOS?
With antitrust action against tech platforms looming, @RossSchulman@twitter.com worries that without real alternatives “consumers may end up no better off even after the most comprehensive of remedies." Here are a few decentralized platforms that offer real change. https://www.newamerica.org/oti/blog/decentralization-competition/
The Fediverse has alternatives to Instagram, Spotify, Reddit, and Youtube. All the alternatives are decentralised and federated.
They are pixelfed, funkwhale (which is awesome), lemmy, peertube.
Which ones do you use? Please choose all that apply.
Billionaires are theft
If Jeff Bezos gave all 876,000 Amazon employees a $105,000 bonus, he'd be left with exactly as much money as he had at the start of the pandemic. https://the.ink/p/billionaire-wealth-just-got-wealthier
Computer science pioneer, compiler nerd and first woman to win the Turing Award, Frances Allen has passed away.
"Everything we do to make it harder to create a website or edit a web page, and harder to learn to code by viewing source, promotes that consumerist vision of the web.
Pretending that one needs a team of professionals to put simple articles online will become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Overcomplicating the web means lifting up the ladder that used to make it possible for people to teach themselves and surprise everyone with unexpected new ideas. "
kill your heroes. believe in ideas, not in the people who pioneered them. the picture of your hero that you hold in your mind is always more perfect than they were in reality -- and when you attempt to defend them from criticism, because you have built your beliefs on that person, you will inevitably betray some of your own ideals.
live in Britain/keen European
Pronouns, he/him or they/them
"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