Never Trust a Platform to Put Privacy Ahead of Profit
Nearly a million people without power in California and the news shows are saying PGE is doing the right thing prioritizing interruption of service over a blazing wildfire.
That's true. But let's not forget their haphazard expansion policies, profit-over-safety motives and their lobbying fiercely against any and all competition (including making it illegal to bring your homes to fully off-grid status and making electrical sharing between properties illegal) has put us here. PG&E has caused this problem and now they're jeopardizing core infrastructure in the State to cover up for it, while filing for bankruptcy and whining they don't have money to fix the problem.
I just described World of Goo as
"the physics game with a storyline about the systemic flaws within consumer capitalism"
and I enjoyed the description so much I wanted to repost it here for you to enjoy
Can we please stop calling Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, etc ‘The online public square’? They’re ad companies. It is like calling a billboard ad a ’vertical public message’.... Pay for play, social media & search engines have created an online marketplace of ideas. Money talks ↘️
Literally Swords into Plowshares?
Tired of being asked to fix peoples’ computers? Usagi is here to help.
10cm vinyl sticker now available in my shop: https://www.hellovoid.online/category/stickers
The Eccentric Genius Whose Time May Have Finally Come (Again) - The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/06/norbert-wiener-the-eccentric-genius-whose-time-may-have-finally-come-again/372607/
Mayor of Hackers.town
A meat serf in a digital cropsharing arrangement
A netizen of New Cyberia.
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.