#Dune new trailer looks gorgeous. I have always been skeptical if bringing this masterpiece to cinema is even possible, but Villeneuve seems to keep delivering.
Who could have guessed that a company who doesn't give a shit about ethics in one area tends to be the same in others! #fuckblizzard
I have a low hope that something like #ACCESSAct may pass but the fact it is even being proposed is a much welcome change.
The thing I miss the most about my early twenties was the capability of easily getting excited about things. Now there is a bitter "can't fix people" attitude that makes one considerably more efficient in life but does some shitty things to your mental energy - and I don't think it is possible to go back.
We're very happy to announce a new era in Tor: Arti, a pure-Rust Tor implementation.
Thanks to funding from ZcashOMG, we can finally move the Arti project up in our priorities list! https://blog.torproject.org/announcing-arti
For that, you need to look at the neglected economics concept of "switching costs" - the things you give up when you stop using a product or service.
Facebook and other Big Tech companies do everything they can to raise switching costs. When you quit FB, you lose access to the friends, communities and customers who stay behind. There's no technical reason this has to happen.
You can switch cell carriers without losing the ability to call your friends, after all.
The same principle also works backwards - one can often see cases of truly horrendous human beings from a minority group being highlighted by reactionaries as a supposedly defining examples. But that is just an unavoidable outcome of any opportunity - you are much more likely to see ruthless opportunists taking advantage of it than all the good people benefitting.
Main benefit of a positive discrimination of any kind is the disruption of inertia, an established status quo. But it is important to acknowledge that it does not address fundamental problems of social structure generally rewarding "shitty" behavior. As such, establishing diversity cannot be an end goal but just an intermediate building step - without any other measures it just enables success for worst people in any supported group.
Several years after introduction of #gdpr I am more convinced than ever that this was a prime example of well-intentioned bureaucracy achieving the exact opposite of its intentions. Little to no benefits for users at the cost of the private data market being heavily aggregated in the hands of few big players that can afford it.
So annoyed with OG qualifying to #TI10 by actually giving a damn about the result for the first time in the season. Of course one can blame Valve for designing a system where it is possible but this is just such an unsportsmanlike attitude from the team.
I feel like with Tasha's release 5e has finally passed the critical line of printing too many extension books where restricting available options becomes a basic balancing necessity. #5e
Script for automatic mirroring from mastodon to twitter seems to be abandoned but fortunately it was easy enough to fix: https://github.com/AmauryCarrade/MastodonToTwitter/pull/70
Intend to keep maintaining my fork for some time.
It’s time to ditch Chrome
As well as collecting your data, Chrome also gives Google a huge amount of control over how the web works
Hoping so much for #TI10 in Germany now that Sweden has fucked up! Hey, there are even dedicated esports visas here, easy choice.
Metahuman dreams are dead, but I am not (yet).
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