What's behind rich people pretending to be self-made?
(submitted by wilsonfiifi)
Fanfic I want to read: Greek epics crossover to sci-fi & fantasty.
A sci-fi story where Achilles is rescued by a time traveller just after he's shot in the heel. She pulls him forward to the 22nd century for a job that could only be solved by the greatest warrior in human history.
Hey Mastodons, I hear you like open source and federation, so I'd like to tell you about https://gettogether.community/ an open source, federated(*) event planning service similar to Meetup
It's free to use, and while it's still very early development it is live! Try it yourself, share it with your friends, start a team ahd have a Get Together! #gettogether
important long-ish quote about advertising Show more
"People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you.
You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity.
Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.
You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially don’t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs."
I blogged! 5 useful libraries for #python/#django developers: https://www.laceyhenschel.com/blog/2018/1/19/five-for-friyay-useful-python-and-django-libraries18
What’s So Dangerous About Jordan Peterson?
(submitted by Chaebixi)
Η πρόταση του KDE για κινητά τηλέφωνα με ελεύθερο λογισμικό (μέρος 3)
2017 and the Rebirth of Cyberpunk
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Aziz Ansari Is Guilty. Of Not Being a Mind Reader
(submitted by kgwgk)
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Black Mirror s04e02 reflections (spoilers) Show more
Oh man Arkangel
Now this is the #BlackMirror I know
It's interesting that this is one of the tech that's not widespread in the universe ("banned in Europe" lmao) but we still get to see the implications
It has a Entire History of You feel but this time with parents and their children's privacy
This is again one of the things I like about BM bc it's not clearly one or the other person's fault, just a poor tech decision followed by human behaviour
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