What's wrong with (modern) computing?
- Computers spy on us all the time
- Computers are insecure, while pretending not to to be.
- Computers enable new modes of rent seeking, further exasperated by shitty patents and worse laws
- Computers/the modern internet encourage behaviors which are bad for our mental health as individuals.
- Computers and the modern internet, in concert with modern capitalism have built a world essentially without public spaces.
You know, all that bullshit.
That's it. Carry on.
#scuttlebutt is still intriguing. I tried to read, and theres a lot to read, about the way my cat pictures would be spread out.
If you are more adept reader and know the answers please do englighten me.
1.) Who can actually see my cat pictures if I join a pub?
2.) Who can see my cat pictures if I only connect with two of my friends via #DHT (which isnt actually working for me)?
Finnish politics in Finnish
Samaan hengenvetoon on todettava, että aivan turha meidän on vihata pelaajaa. Pitäisi vihata peliä, mikä kannustaa ja pakottaa moiseen pelleilyyn.
Edustuksellinen demokratia vuonna 2021 == peliä pelin vuoksi.
Finnish politics in Finnish
'Minusta se ei ole koskaan arvotonta puolustaa omia poliittisia periaatteitaan, eikä koskaan ole arvotonta puolustaa Suomen vakaata taloutta.'"
Anna mun kaikki kestää.
To all you who are experiencing this: Federate!
Sure. True. Yeah, why not. But could we also address the elephant in the room? How about, and hear me out, if we put a stop to the haves and their profits over this pandemic.
Free the vaccines so everyone can make em and take em. Let the haves cry themselves to sleep in their yachts an the have-nots live.
That would be grand.
Its #askfedi time again!
Let's say someone used #python to create a #CLI software that I love. Now I would like to take this #software and give it a simple #GUI so that my grandma could use it as well. Grandma proof it if you will. I'm new to all this, especially the GUI stuff.
Help me out and push some links or helpful comments this way so I know where to look.
tl;dr need info on how to give CLI software a shiny GUI.
"'...being a data collection service thinly veiled as a social media network.
Its parent company, Cayman Islands-based ByteDance, is expected to make nearly $30 billion in 2020 with over two-thirds of this being advertising revenue involving the transfer of personal information.
... harvests children's information including telephone numbers, videos, pictures and their location as well as biometric data, such as facial recognition, without sufficient warning, transparency or consent required by law for the benefit of unknown third parties.'
My favourite quotes. Not only then is TikTok a fucking toxic platform but it's also swimming deep in the offshore swamp and collects literal BIOMETRIC DATA. Just when you think capitalism is dystopian enough - it learns to recognise children and teenagers faces in order to turn them into better consumers and commodities.
It's also a miracle it's being sued at all by a conservative government so up to it's eyeballs in tax havens as well tbh."
/me inserts video of Bill Hicks on #marketing
In finnish / Suomeksi
Ketä muuta häiritsee HS Visio?
Piffillä ovat pistäneet hienon ketjun pystyyn aiheesta --> https://www.punkinfinland.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=831213
"Yömajojen tilannetta pidetään kestämättömänä, mutta asiantuntija näkee niissä kilpailukykyä. Kolme syytä miksi kodittomien kannattaisi opetella koodaamaan."
No tässä kolme parempaa juttua vision turruttamille mielille:
People are arguing if the vaccines should be targeted mainly to the areas with most cases..
Right now there are new strands popping up and we cannot be certain for how long these vaccines are going to do the trick.
Instead of being angry at the fellow not-so-rich person, blame capitalism and the rich. If we weren't so eager and willing to accommodate the rich on the back of this pandemic we could've gotten over this by now. Just open the manufacturing to everyone with the capability and we would've won this game already.
But no. We fail to see the forest from the trees. We picker among ourselves on who should get them next. Meantime the haves are laughing on their way to the bank.
Bit of a philomath but in reality just a classic case of generalist and serial-procrastinator.
firstname.lastname@example.org is no more.
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