I've downloaded everything from Astronomy Picture of the Day #APOD from the start date to the end of 2019 and put it in a torrent.
If you want a load of background pictures, please seed it once you've got a copy.
Please boost and share
Hey friendos! Want to quit Facebook as well? I run a hubzilla instance and you're very welcome to have a look around.
https://hq.teamrocket.space is open to all left leaning folks of all identities. I'm email@example.com there, feel free to ask any questions, I know initially it can be a bit much of an interface and not enough content, but I'm hoping enough of you good people will come join up for writing longer shitposts and photo sharing perhaps???
I'm in my 30's and a communist, with a lean towards Full Automation and Intersectionality.
I did a test a long time ago that called my social media style "curator" and I think that's accurate. I won't often post my own thoughts, choosing instead to boost the words of others. Boosts are definitely endorsements.
I'm cis, white, male, a uni drop-out, and a software developer both by trade and hobby. I also play a lot of video games in my spare time.
@CornishRepublicanArmy 6.1 million signatures for "Revoke Article 50 and Remain in the European Union", Brexit still happened: https://petition.parliament.uk/archived/petitions/241584
4.1 million signatures for 'EU Referendum Rules triggering a 2nd EU Referendum', no 2nd referendum was triggered https://petition.parliament.uk/archived/petitions/131215
1.8 million signatures for 'Prevent Donald Trump from making a State Visit to the United Kingdom.', he still made a state visit https://petition.parliament.uk/archived/petitions/171928
1.7 million signatures for 'Do not prorogue parliament', parliament was still prorogued https://petition.parliament.uk/archived/petitions/269157
what a load a shite
people really do think those parliamentary petitions do shit still. they mean the same as a change.org petition, yes I know they say after 100,000 it has to be debated in parliament ect ect but they can literally just be ignored like straight up they can just say *no*. it don't mean shit! and as always, an online petition is the PEAK of slacktivism
just a note to the programmers on here: if your work involves ai, neural networks, or other expensive algorithms designed to replace human judgement, consider how much it's truly meant to be more equitable and/or efficient and whether it meets that goal. if it doesn't and you're just automating existing judgement at great expense, the purpose of including a neural network is to obfuscate culpability
this is not theoretical
@triz someone on here said a large amount of AI is just "intention laundering" for systemic racism and i'll never forget it
This is some amazing weird sci-fi, already known to many on the fedi, but I'm re-reading/experiencing it and can't recommend it highly enough. ...and there's kinda no summarizing it, but its not long, so dive right in I guess?
Imagining explaining "buying a soda can full of Doritos designed to be dispensed from vending machines according to their auction site valuation" to Lenin. https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/nacho-cheese-doritos-frito-lay-chips-511521012
ironman action figure that says 'biden 2020' and 'vote blue no matter who' when you press a button #heroesresist
also this happened the other day and it's the funniest thing i've ever seen
coronavirus, the uk thinking world war 2 was good
you could learn everything about the British Condition by studying the rich semiotics of the Thank U NHS Spitfire
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