I just finished my hour-long interview with Oxford University concerning their study of Mastodon and decentralized social media.
They were especially interested in what we’ve done here at Veganism Social, as we have our own fork with custom features that address common complaints such as content discoverability.
Veganism Social’s use case was exemplary of the benefits of decentralizion. Our moderation is uniquely anti-speciesist, and the community has a clear purpose beyond ‘general’.
My analyses of the technological and sociological benefits of decentralization are extensive. I (currently) have a deep understanding of Mastodon’s code-base, and how to use it. I also worked as a software developer for centralized social media, and now moderate a subreddit with 100k members.
I could not possibly exhaust myself of exhilarating insights to share.
Surely, the Oxford study will broaden awareness of how decentralized social media will benefit society.
Next time my wife asks me to stop info-dumping, I’ll banter that Oxford might think it’s worth listening to. 🤭
They’re sending me an Amazon gift card as compensation, and of course I’m spending it all on candy.
For science-based decision-making on the climate emergency: 10 new insights in climate science
“Beyond weathering the storm”: rethinking climate resilience
#NoamChomsky wird heute 95. Sein Text "Manufacturing Consent" ist inzwischen auch in einer deutschen Ausgabe erhältlich. Er ist übrigens Mitglied der in derselben Internationalen @IclCit wie die @FAU organisierten Gewerkschaft @iwwunion - der in der @jungewelt von heute gratulierende Artikel "Ein Polyhistor" ist leider noch hinter einer Bezahlschranke verborgen.
House Judiciary Committee advances FISA Section 702 bill with warrant requirements, 35-2
Sen. Ron Wyden says "This is great news for anyone who cares about protecting their privacy from government overreach."
So far the only coverage is @tonya_riley's paywalled Bloomberg News article
The bill is H.R. 6570, the Protect Liberty and End Warrantless Surveillance Act, sponsored by Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ). It has a lot of similarities to the bipartisan Government Surveillance Reform Act (where Wyden and Sen. Mike Lee are the Senate sponsors). But there are other bills potentially moving forward as well.... (1/3)
Saturn Award nominees!
Picard and SNW: Best SF TV Series
LD: Best Animated TV Series/Special
Anson Mount, Patrick Stewart: Best Actor in a TV Series
Jonathan Frakes, Ethan Peck, Ed Speleers, Todd Stashwick: Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series
Jess Bush, Celia Rose Gooding, Jeri Ryan: Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series
Paul Wesley, Amanda Plummer: Best Guest Star in a TV Series
Does anyone else see bespoke batteries as a scam?
I noticed the difference in my xbox controller vs playstation. My woman had to keep hers plugged in because the battery was at end-of-life, I kept a set of rechargeable AA's and used them in my mouse, xbox paddle, razor...I forget what all else.
Why not standardize phone and laptop batteries?
OpenHaystack is a framework for tracking personal Bluetooth devices via Apple's massive Find My network. Use it to create your own tracking tags that you can append to physical objects (keyrings, backpacks, etc
@ernest I'm trying to reply to a federated toot and the add comment button changes to "sending" for a while then comes back without posting anything.
Anything more I can do? this problem has happened before but I can't figure out when/why
The genetic testing company has approximately 14 million users worldwide
‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ And ‘Lower Decks’ Nominated For Best Series Critics Choice Awards
SNW up for Best Drama Series, Celia Rose Gooding for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama, LD up for Best Animated Series