... Okay, correction: I'm moving to @Alix
I just keep messing up with that word.
Blog post: Why we must oppose the new copyright directive (It's pretty bad) https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2018/06/why-we-must-oppose-the-new-copyright-directive/
Peertube, an ActivityPub based alternative to YouTube, is running a crowdfunding campaign https://www.kisskissbankbank.com/en/projects/peertube-a-free-and-federated-video-platform
Comes at an important time, with YouTube blocking legitimate videos on (incorrect) copyright grounds, such as MIT's OpenCourseWare videos and the Blender Foundation's videos https://torrentfreak.com/youtubes-piracy-filter-blocks-mit-courses-blender-videos-and-more-180618/
This would break the internet.
Imagine YouTube Content ID, but for everything: blog comments, tweets, Github commits, Instagram photos, replies to newspaper articles, rental listings, dating profiles.
This is being proposed in the EU. #Article13
https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/mbk47b/europe-copyright-rules-content-id source: https://twitter.com/torproject/status/1007334390479941632
When designing a user interface, imagine some old woman using it, say Margaret Hamilton, and she's clicking your app's buttons and saying to you, as old people do,
"Young whippersnapper, when I was your age, I sent 24 people to the ACTUAL MOON with my software in 4K of RAM and here I am clicking your button and it takes ten seconds to load a 50 megabyte video ad and then it crashes
I'm not even ANGRY with you, I'm just disappointed."
The Washington Post seems to think asking people to pay for #GDPR cookie optout is okay, or legal.
Democracy might die in darkness but I've got a feeling your site might die of stupidity.
the worst of politics
it is 2026, musk finished his time machine to become goebbels
It is interesting that the development of AIs that can talk over the phone coincide with a generational value shift that places phone calls at the absolute bottom of the possible means of interaction
The logical implication of this is of course AIs that talk to each other over the phone, which would mean that - at long last - dial-up modems are finally in vogue again
Congress attempting to functionally extinguish copyright term limits, extend copyright protection to 140+ years; the 11th such extension in the past 40 years.
she/her / they/them / elle / -a.
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