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There's only one and a half months left in the decade. Has your corporation advanced replicant evolution into the Nexus phase yet?

In Blade Runner we were promised giant unethical tech companies ruining everything, instead we got giant unethical tech companies ruining everything.

My online existence is currently divided between three different Nextcloud instances, an Exchange server and a Google account I can't get rid off. I'm feeling a bit split.

“It's a complete anomaly -- a solidly performing, decently priced device that just isn't suited for anyone because of the privacy concerns and increasingly alarming issues plaguing the social networking site.”

cnet.com/news/no-one-should-bu

Tired: Disney+
Wired: Undoing the fucking damage Disney has done to our culture, copyright, and the public domain.

‪These wizards of innovation, courageous designers of the future and ceaseless fighters of the status quo have done the seemingly impossible again.‬

‪“A dedicated Escape key allows quick switching between modes and views.”‬

@natecull "There are only two hard problems in CS - naming things, off-by-one-errors, institutional sexism, and scope creep..."

i have been forcibly reminded the voyager plates basically constitute a mixtape, unsolicited nudes, and directions to where we live

From Vincent Warmerdam (had to do a little googling to get the attribution ...)

I recently received my Fairphone 3 and probably most astounding fact about it is that comes with a screwdriver you can use to take it apart. Imagine that, just taking apart your phone and fixing it.

Software as a Service (SaaS)

Software as a Duty (SaaD)

Software as an Offer You Can't Refuse (SaaOYCR)

Software as That Which Eternal Lies and With Strange Eons Even Death May Die (SaTWELaWSEEDMD)

Halfway through review of Seveneves 

Somehow I missed before that being a Cthulhu cultist was a rational choice
existentialcomics.com/comic/31

Proof of work is such a dumb way to secure a system.

"You must waste this much compute time to participate."

How about literally anything else? Maybe something that doesn’t waste an enormous amount of energy doing nothing useful?

capitalism, cursing 

It's November and for some reason that means it's writing time! Do you have a story in you? Do you like sci-fi? Do you like hanging out in the terminal, or would you like to learn to use it?

cosmic.voyage is a semi-collaborative universe of stories from humanity's stellar diaspora. You can join. It's free, low pressure, and fun!

Come write with us.

#nanowrimo #writing #scifi

“You are building an infrastructure that can be later co-opted in undesirable ways by large multinationals and state surveillance apparatus…”

theguardian.com/technology/201

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