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Don't just delete facebook. Consider all of your social media exposure very carefully.

You may think you have nothing to hide, but data is forever. Make sure you protect yourself from whatever the present and the future may want to hold against you.

Clearly this is a personal choice.

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Fediblock candidate? 

Just to re-boost this one to : since my first post others have jumped in to confirm that yes, quanta.wiki and any accounts there including the "followbot" are fascist and associated with the Qanon conspiracy extremist spaghetti.

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snatcher appreciation post!!!

in 1988 hideo kojima wrote and directed a cyberpunk visual novel called "snatcher"

i'm currently playing the english sega cd port on my 3DS via an emulator and it's just ABSOLUTELY AMAZING

it literally opens up with a dedication in the intro that says "this story is dedicated to all those cyberpunks who fight against injustice and corruption every day of their lives"

the graphics are gorgeous, the world-building is top-notch, i can't wait to see where it goes next

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A public service announcement for you and the loved ones in your life:


End of PSA.

Image is a screencap of this article: forbes.com/sites/emilybaker-wh

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Okay, all my old friends who didn't leave Facebook back when I did, this is where I draw the line, it's time to go.

After this if you're still suckling at Zuckerberg's teat I consider you complacent, I don't even want to send you a holiday card any more.

Get a real website for your business.
Use the telephone to talk to grandma.
Coordinate the soccer team with email.
Chat with XMPP or Signal.
Share photos on Flickr.
No more excuses. There's plenty of great alternatives.

Delete your Facebook account.

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The very act of using Facebook makes them money. Your behaviour, messages, emoji reactions, etc. are monetized, and sold to the highest bidder. The only way to stop facebook is to stop using it completely. No fake accounts or anything.

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FEDI FACT: crossposting from twitter to mastodon is super fucking tacky and will make everyone here instantly hate you

this is a very genuine place where people actually wanna talk to each other, that sorta stuff just doesn't fly

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Issue 31 of #smolZINE is up now. Check out some hidden gems, play some games and read a little piece I wrote about velomobiles.



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P.S. If you're a #gemini person reading this and enjoying #smolZINE please consider contributing to a future issue. Write an opinion piece, create some ascii art, make up something totally new, invent a new section, I don't care! Community contributions I've gotten in the past have made for some of the best issues.

You can contact me here on the fediverse of email contributions to smolzine (at) cyberbot.space

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the practical difference in one's life between $100,000 and $100,000,000,000 is smaller than between $100,000 and $10,000

the rich wouldn't lose much from wealth redistribution, the poor would gain a lot

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In case you don't have this account and his instance blocked already, he harrassed a bunch of artists over on Twitter, followed one of them over to mastodon, and when I blocked his account from .art after seeing the receipts from Twitter so that he couldn't interact with the artist he followed over, he called me a nazi and threatened to doxx me and said he was getting his lawyers involved in some 110% made up libel case and that I'd 'hear from them'.

Hey, so additionally, not only do I have a , I'm now getting for it. I never got to experience the high end sound and music experience for various games back in the day, so this is the next best thing. Also, since the MisterFPGA can emulate the Sharp X68000, I can't wait to play the games that support it also.

Am gonna be playing Street Fighter Alpha 2 on the later today, then try out the new Super Gameboy core after that with some Mega Man V!

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The single, greatest thing a tech conference can do to increase speaker diversity?

Stay. Virtual.

There are many technologists out there that cannot attend a conference because of restrictive laws, bigotry, disability, health, or just plain time and money.

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Low-Tech Magazine and No Tech Magazine are such treasures of the web. I can just loose a couple hours surfing all the super interesting articles on these sites.

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Btw, you can leverage zero trust computing, anonymized extracted features, and free tier cloud services for storage, compute and neural nets. I mean, personally. You don't have to be a company to do that.

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theyre trying so hard to save commercial real estate lmao

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To future historians—not just of computing, but of humanity—the current period will be a dark age.

How was Facebook used by students in the 2010s? We cannot show you, that version of Facebook is not hosted anywhere.

How did MySpace look around 2009? We don't really know, the Wayback Machine only shows a limited amount of static content, and there may only be a few surviving screenshots

What correspondence did Vint Cerf have as president of the ACM with other luminaries of computing industry and research? We do not know; Google will not publish his emails.

What was it like playing Angry Birds on an iPhone 3G? We do not know; Apple is no longer distributing signed receipts for that binary.

What did the British cabinet discuss when they first learned of the Coronavirus pandemic? We do not know; they chatted on a private WhatsApp group.

What books were published analysing the aftermath of the Maidan coup in Ukraine? We do not know; we do not have the keys for the Digital Editions DRM.

How was the coup covered in televised news? We do not know; the broadcasters used RealVideo and Windows Media Encoder and we cannot read those files.

We have to ask ourselves how we are going to preserve and transmit knowledge about our age to the next generations. Knowledge about an age where information is produced, consumed and discarded within hours, days or months, or where it's only stored on the server rooms of a handful of corporations, with no guarantees that those businesses will exist in the future, and with no way of accessing that information unless a certain set of regulatory, hardware, software pre-conditions are met.

That's why projects like the Internet Archive deserve more recognition and funding. That's why web scraping should not only be a civic right, but a civic duty to the next generations. Otherwise all the knowledge about the great age of information will be transmitted orally - with all the distortions that such transmission implies.


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