danah boyd: "Accountability without transformation is simply spectacle... [Change] requires everyone to hold each other accountable, but also to aim for reconciliation not simply retribution." https://medium.com/@zephoria/facing-the-great-reckoning-head-on-8fe434e10630
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It is now commonplace to disguise human labour as automation. This essay suggests a term for that: fauxtomation.
The Automation Charade - https://logicmag.io/failure/the-automation-charade/
“The phrase ‘robots are taking our jobs’ gives technology agency it doesn’t (yet?) possess, whereas ‘capitalists are making targeted investments in robots designed to weaken and replace human workers so they can get even richer’ is less catchy but more accurate.” This is a good read.
Apple and Google have an effective duopoly on smartphones. That wouldn't be such a big problem if both of them weren't so terrible. This is the same Foxconn whose previous solution to constant worker suicides was safety nets.
regex crash course!
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* matches any number of the last thing
+ matches more than one of the last thing
⁜ matches less than one of the last thing
• matches dead characters
⟦⟧ matches any demons inside the brackets
⸮ matches your hopes & dreams
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(?=...) this is called a lookahead assertion. it looks into the future to tell if this regex matches, and returns accordingly.
hope this helps!
@krinnen That's 3 hours more than our total play time, but we still take around 30 mins for chatting.
@tennoseremel Probably depends on the crowd. At least they are very persistent.
September Annual General Meeting
As per the rules of the Federated Networks Association ry, we invite members to our second Annual General Meeting of 2019. Due to waiting for the Finnish Patent and Registration Office to clear an exemption for our committee role shifts, this meeting is a bit late of schedule. Still, welcome to discuss and have a say on things related to #Feneas. The meeting agenda is underneath.
Note! Anyone is welcome to join the meeting. Only Feneas members however have voting rights for decisions made.
More details: https://talk.feneas.org/t/invitation-feneas-annual-general-meeting-september-2019/144 https://friendica.feneas.org/display/76158462-825d-6d71-737f-482977326384
@thomasfuchs So maybe the real social harm from video games is multiple generations of brogrammers.
Space feminism rules.
@map Yeah, stick it to the collectivist identitarian left by adopting a shared collective identity!
Just a month ago I was struggling with feeling like I need to soon replace my phone, because it's falling apart. Now @Fairphone released a new model and they will also recycle the previous one. Perfect timing.
@darius You can find the statue by looking for the biggest group of tourists. It's somewhere behind them, out of sight.
I do digital culture, game studies, and role-playing games.
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