Please be obscure.
The common can survive without your help.
The obscure needs you.
The horror of an era replete with magic (technology) is that your choices matter. You can lose your life in here, gazing blankly into a whispering void. Or you can seize great power... wisdom of ages at your finger tips, should you know the correct incantations (search strings) to seek it. But noone will rescue you from the former, should you get distracted in your quest for the latter.
cyborg agenda minifesto
- To construct the interface between biological and technological selves in a manner oriented to support their underlying nature.
- To support the integration of technological with biological selves in order to extend personal capability.
- To defend the interface between technological selves and the external network in order to protect personal integrity and autonomy.
- To disseminate the capabilities so obtained as widely as the desire for them supports.
I'm not leaving the net. But I am leaving the UI.
At least for a time, hopefully permanently. Enough is enough. I know timeline is a dark pattern for me. I know better than to allow dark patterns to soak up my time.
"The app" is the lie they had to sell us - that for us to receive information, we had to run their code and see what they wanted us to see in the order they wanted us to see it in. I reject the app model.
I will emerge my crystal towers of knowledge above bitstream fields of data. I will do it on my own terms. There is no efficiency in succumbing.
Is there an AI tool thing where I can upload a picture and it identifies the contents and a degree of certainty. Like, the kind of output I want is a scale from how much it thinks the image is a human to how much it thinks the image is a dog.
Also, I need to be able to ask this a lot of times with potentially very similar pictures.
"But what can I do?"
So, in a nutshell: relieve your dependence on current infrastructure. It's hard to dismantle a system you're trying to use, right?
Join a union. Start participating in local food-growing efforts. Buy a raspberry pi and set up an internet for your house, then your block. Stop using software services. Join a civil defense group.
The more we build, not only the easier does it become to resist, but the less resisting we end up having to do!
Does anyone have experience setting up VoIP using a SIP trunk provider and a software PBX like Asterisk for your home phone? I'm considering doing this instead of just doing VoIP through whatever ISP I coose (most likely AT&T) but I want to hear from people who have done it. I have 3 questions about it:
1. How difficult was it to set up?
2. What did you learn from doing so?
3. Do you think it was worth it and if so, why?
US pol, *EVERYONE* in the US needs to know
Expansion of the 'expedited removal'. Any ICE agent can ask for proof of 2 year residency and if you can't prove it you can be deported, no hearing, no trial, no lawyer.
In theory, this only applies to immigrants, but of course if they refuse to believe you are a citizen and don't have a passport or birth certificate to hand, you may be up shit creek.
Watch out for each other folks.
Heathen cyborg mathematician; no gluten.
// are we human, or are we datavore //
Eat what you kill; process what you capture.
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.