A technical overview about the practical pitfalls of web3 and how, at the end of the day, it's just centralization around corporate platforms, same as web2.

Up to the point that if OpenSea (an NFT marketplace) delists your NFT, most NFT software will not show it in your own wallet anymore. While the NFT might be immutably on the blockchain, everyone just uses OpenSea (or a small list of 3 other platforms) as an API anyway.

moxie.org/2022/01/07/web3-firs

> Mozilla hits pause on crypto donations following backlash

techcrunch.com/2022/01/06/mozi

Proving that snarking at fossbros online is an effective means of making them dump crypto

Now I kind of want to see a business advice book that collects the wisdom of highflying CEOs who have gone to prison for corporate misdeeds.
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RT @HardSciFiMovies
She’s such a talented person
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Anything NFTs touch become 1000x stupider by association. It's remarkable.

yourlocalepidemiologist.substa

UK ventilator use amoung covid patients *dropping* during Omicron wave, and other good news.

I saw a Prop 65 warning on a food label. The explanation link affirmed my unexamined opinion the prop was as useless as a cookie warning.

blendjet.com/prop65

I wondered if there were any repeal efforts. Turns out, it’s actually done a lot of good.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1986_Cal

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@jwz
Replying to @mozilla
Hi, I'm sure that whoever runs this account has no idea who I am, but I founded @mozilla and I'm here to say fuck you and fuck this. Everyone involved in the project should be witheringly ashamed of this decision to partner with planet-incinerating Ponzi grifters.
Jan 3, 2022 · 3:15 PM UTC
nitter.actionsack.com/jwz/stat

"The Gift of It's Your Problem Now" by Avery Pennarun apenwarr.ca/log/20211229

Pretty even-handed take, and fun and readable too. Hard to argue with any of these points.

It snowed near our house today! We drove up to the observatory and threw one (1) snowball

Kellogg's strike over 

bctgm.org/2021/12/21/kelloggs-

!!!

apparently they finally made a proper union agreement after the Kellogg's strike since apparently scabs don't work as well as actual employees

no concessions, just actual improvements for the workers

Congratulations to the Buffalo Starbucks workers who put their livelihoods on the line and became the first Starbucks in the US to be unionized!

Now to exploited workers everywhere, rinse and repeat;)

youtube.com/watch?v=o4yG6qChZr

#statuscoupnews #starbucks #workers #unionize

STAR TREK FACT: we already live in a post-scarcity society, but it has been stolen from you by the fear and greed of the rich.

Use programming-positive language!

🚫 DON'T say "arbitrary code execution vulnerability"

✔️ DO say "surprise extension API"

basically the way i deal with everything is to go through the stages of grief until i get to "bargaining" and stop at bargaining forever and that's why i have all these spreadsheets

my dad has spent the last 30 minutes talking to a retired neighbor on speaker phone at max volume, giving each other driving directions from memory as if google maps doesn't exist. this is the most boomer thing ever

Good little essay on risk compensation.

At its worst, risk compensation is just kneejerk libertarianism masquerading as fundamental insight into human nature.

slate.com/technology/2021/11/r

pol, libertarians, humor, almost certainly truth 

I don't often wax political on here, but I couldn't help but crack up after reading this.

From :birdsite: :

twitter.com/andrefran/status/1

Transcript:

John Pavlovitz: In your own words, how would you describe Libertarians?

John Spalding: House cats. They are convinced of their fierce independence while utterly dependent on a system they don't appreciate or understand.

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