Sci-fi concept: Humans evolved as persistence predators, and many of the things we can do still echo that. Endurance. Concentration. Ambition. What would an intelligent species look like if it evolved from a different behaviour? What about scavengers, like crabs? Gatherers, like bees? Or nurturers, like trees? What might be similar? What might be different?
Exactly 14 years ago , Satoshi Nakamoto designed the most pathetic / inefficient system ever invented by humankind : the blockchain.
Today, it weights 60 000 tons, wastes constantly 10 gigawatts .. to process less than 7 transactions per second :
Less than a 33 bps modem from 1990.
This could be joke if it didn't have such gigantic environmental impact, wasn't enabling billion dolllars ransomware industry and was not crushing thousands of lives in the process.
Government's refusal to negotiate with unions as the country grinds to a halt is is intolerable
After 12 years of cuts, all of us working in public service know that #EnoughIsEnough
We need to #TaxTheRich to fund our public services
Thought Leaders: "Programming will be obsolete within 5 years. All business software will be generated by AIs"
Actual Businesses: "actually we're mainly still on-premise, running on Windows Server 2003 and VBScript ASP, but our two-year plan to migrate everything into a cloud kicked off in 2015 and we're making steady progress."
Saying not to bother with the favourite button on mastodon because it doesn't affect any algorithm is like saying not to say thank you to someone because no one else will hear.
Stop thinking in those old social media ways of engagement and visibility and algorithms and reach and audience and start thinking about being social.
Hope to meet the folks in the Fediverse who are into woodturning, or plan to be – and share what woodturning, trade or hobby, is about. This post, and the upcoming ones, will mostly be about my woodturner daily life and surroundings; workshop, tools, harvesting wood etc.
Post 1: A peep into my workshop some days ago.
Why are so many of the projects using fp-ts crypto related?? https://github.com/gcanti/fp-ts/network/dependents
Criminal punishment in this country is just pathetic. Five years for manslaughter by diminished responsibility is just simply not enough. Even if one ignores all other aspects of inprisonment besides protecting the public, anything short of decades is simply unacceptable.
Every news outlet should stand up a Mastondon instance for their reporters & staff.
It’ll be great to see GivennameFamilyname@mastodon.famousnewspaper.com or whatever domain they want to use.
Built in verification. Every reporter for the Washington Post on a washpo domain. Every reporter for the New York Times on an NYTimes domain. Etc, etc.
Plus the “local” feed for each instance becomes a feed of all the posts from that institution mixed together — providing extra discovery.
QOTO: Question Others to Teach Ourselves
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All cultures welcome.
Hate speech and harassment strictly forbidden.