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Last week, @facebook banned anti-fascist pages that monitor militia activity on the pretext that they were "tied to violence."

AFTER this policy took effect, militias used Facebook to mobilize people to #Kenosha last night to commit murder.

Facebook sides with the killers.


... i started having thoughts a while back, in a particularly annoyed moment, about the proprietary nature of so much of the audio/music industry. As an audio engineer, this is a particularly true sentiment, as so *incredibly* much of the gear my fellow engineers and i use is entirely proprietary -- both in the software and hardware departments. From how our soundboards are not-entirely-but-close-enough-to black boxes, to how the new digital age has brought so many new proprietary "standards" -- Dante, AES50, etc. There are actually open/non-proprietary standards out there for audio and video transmission over networks, and for sound control. There is no seriously good reason why we should throw hundreds of thousands of dollars at single pieces of equipment.

With this in mind, i started a new project: OpenSourceStudio. The goal of the project is to create open hardware versions of the tools we use on a daily basis in our work, and to allow for a far more modular studio. So far, i have a... start, in the form of a wiki. While this project is still early stages, i believe it has great potential to make our lives better and our work easier.

The wiki: (Registration is closed, and edit access can be requested through the Matrix community.)
Matrix community:

i look forward to working with those of you who see potential in this project! And please, spread the word! Thank you!

whenever ive seen american TV theres always a lot of adverts about drugs where at the end a voice really quickly says "please consult your doctor because if you take this it might result in the creation of an additional You who follows you everywhere and shit"

Mask Headroom!

I drew the light bits of on a black fabric mask with a bleach pen, then did Max's line work with a black laundry marker.

I've been thinking a whole lot about the idea of self-chosen names and everything they mean to us.

Have you a story (short or long) about naming yourself - anything from a nickname or online handle to full legal name-change - which you'd like to share (written or voice-chat) on a podcast? DM or 📧 me.

I'm very interested in the whys (what needs and/or wants lead one to choose a new name) as well as the hows (what inspires one to decide upon that particular name).

I'd love to get some discussions going with others who have self-naming stories like and unlike my own.

I'm muting the world "Conway" on social media for a while.

Those of you who want to talk to me about Conway's Game of Life or Conway Twitty, I'm really sorry but it'll have to wait.

I want to find a home for my 17 years worth of photos on Flickr before I close the account. I would prefer to self-host, but hopefully without lots of headaches for install/setup/import. Ideally I would love to host my own PixelFed instance, but find the setup over my head. Thoughts? Suggestions?

I know you aren't supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I also know nothing good can come of a book with four ™s on the front.

My current replay of GTA IV is pretty much the only way I can get out of the neighborhood and see the rest of my city, albeit through the lens of golden-age-Rockstar's particular sense of subtle social commentary.

Even the Times Square parody is making me nostalgic for February.

Though it's often misattributed to Bill Gates, Sumner Redstone popularised the phrase "content is king" which was used in a 1974 book, and pre-dates even that.

The book seems to be J. W. Click, Russell N. Baird, Magazine Editing and Production. W. C. Brown Company, 1974, 274 pages

Earlier appearances in the 1960s refer to educational films:

Aguments over provenance notwithstanding, my view is that the aphorism is a convenient bit of stage distraction attractive to media monopolists themselves aware of the real truth: network control is emperor.

And this goes beyond just getting the proprietor's cut, the vigorish, skimming your 5, or 10, or 30%.

Central control of a network means deciding what that network is. Where it begins, where it ends, what goes in, what comes out, who can receive, who can send, what interactions are possible, speeds and latencies, what messages are heard, what are not, who pays, who gets paid, who plays for free.

These factors are wholly ignored by contemporary US (Borkian) antitrust doctrine.

It's not just the vig.

#ContentIsKing #NetworkIsEmperor #SumnerRedstone #media #power #monopoly #obituary

HOPE 2020 Delivers Historic Marathon Of Hacking

Anyone who’s ever attended a hacker conference knows that the talks and workshops are only part of the reason that people travel from all over the country (and indeed, the world) to be there. The social an…

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When you start thinking you are not a N00b, you just stopped growing.

always be a N00b.

The next ep of my movie podcast "Modern Technology Watches" is recording this evening, and we're happy to introduce a listener mailbag.

If you'd like to share your thoughts about any of our past eps and/or the movies featured therein, you still have a little bit of time to write us at watches at modern dot technology and be featured this week!

Overheard: "what's the past tense of troubleshoot?"

RT The HOPE Matrix will be continuing! It will become hosted by the Matrix mother ship, rather than self-hosted by 2600, for the after-HOPE discussions.

This will allow some continuity of the great community that was HOPE 2020!

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Birdsite thread alert, I don't feel up to retyping it here because I'm just too tired and frustrated.

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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.