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Reminder: @TechnicolorRainbow

We're meeting on Thursday, July 15 at 20:00 EDT to discuss Afterwar, by @lilithsaintcrow and Snow Crash, by Neal Stephenson.

We'll be meeting on Jitsi.

That "Compromised" post about crypto money garbage 

Probably my favourite thing in this frankly amazing post that borders on performance art but almost certainly isn't, is that the he laments the loss of his NFTs, yet posts the images of them.

If this is the future of money, then we're utterly fucked.

Finally looking at the new Apple machines. Looks like they fixed the regressions they introduced. I don't get that notch thing, but whatever.

I see no need to rush out an buy one just because they're new. I will say that when my wife's Surface Book dies (probably won't be too long), one of these new M1 Pros will almost certainly be her new machine.

In other news, I will be needing a new battery for my ThinkPad soon.

Liking S2 of For All Mankind but I have to call out the beginning of E4. No one should be making bacon and eggs that way.

Say what you will about Zuboff's book, it's well-written for the first 100 pages, at least.

Oooooo.. DUO update. It has cards now.

Be still my beating heart.

Any possible blockchain application with actual value will be corrupted by the essential nature of the infrastructure upon which it is built.

Was reading a book when my cat kicked me out of my chair.

Need a shower anyway, so being a pushover for my cats isn't so bad.

@TechnicolorRainbow I'm looking at starting up the book club again, but right now I'm reading Zuboff's The Age of Surveillance Capitalism and if anyone is interested in discussing it, let me know.

I don't buy his view of the greatness of capitalism and I don't think a universal basic income would result in people "sitting around doing nothing". And I don't think you should be defined by your work, but you are defined by your actions.

I do agree that competition is a good force that needs a referee, and probably better than any attempt at a grand central planning thing.

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Don't totally agree with his entire approach, but it's full of really good points.

"Big Tech, Workism and Killing Companies in the Crib with Scott Galloway"

Update: the new Ministry album is good. Real good.

The EFF is supporting crypto? I guess I shouldn't be surprised.

And after the update, my Ethernet NIC no longer works on my docking station.

"Update" in name only, it seems.

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A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.