But why am I surprised? It’s not like the pirates didn’t first invite me to speak at the European Parliament and then, when they learned what I was going to say, tried to censor me.
(Hint: they failed and the result is below.)
Being a pirate in 2021: waaah, we can’t get Disney+ in our country!
How the mighty have fallen.
Holy shit. OpenInsulin successfully formulated a non-proprietary version of insulin and they are ready to scale production! 👀
Our friend, DJ and artist
Romain Frequency aka Electrosexual uploaded this gem:
"For fans of the film, Decoder, here is a shared cinematic universe of Derek Jarman’s 1983 Super-8mm collaborative short, Pirate Tape. Re-coded at the corrected speed, it stars William S. Burroughs & FM Einheit with sound by Psychic TV, who at that time featured: Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, Peter Christopherson (Sleazy of COIL), Geoffrey Nigel Laurence Rushton (Jhonn Balance of COIL), Alex Fergusson (of Alternative TV), John Gosling (of Zos Kia), and Paula P-Orridge."
hey have you heard that the IPCC released a new report of critical importance on August 9, 2021, and you wanted to read it but it's a bunch of fucking PDF files and that's not working out for you?
WELL COOL cause i extracted all the text for you and put it in per-chapter HTML files and I also dug up the actual long descriptions of the future scenarios they use throughout the report without explaining them for SOME REASON???
anyway here you go
i say a limited capacity because the way it works on the typewriter is there's a separate key for the "word extension" glyph. it works but its not terribly interesting. the same is true of Unicode, where there's a code point (U+0640 ARABIC TATWEEL) which plays the same role.
compare that to the jaw dropping beauty of Ottoman maps that use the elasticity of the script to make labels of things cover and follow the thing they label. digital text rendering cant really do this...
Collapse informatics is software engineering taking advantage of today's abundance in computing power to prepare for a future in which current infrastructures have collapsed.
The most #cyberpunk headline
"Exoskeletons Are Causing Problems With Wearers' Brains, Scientists Say"
"[free software is] free as in 'free puppies', not 'free beer'. Adopting open source solutions, like adopting a puppy, involves some time spent on care and feeding."
, found this passage yesterday while reading Trevor Owens's "the theory and craft of digital preservation" and I won't stop thinking about it for a while, probably
BBC "coronavirus update" currently on TV.
It's a huge propaganda piece. So far the "report" has featured footage of nightclubs opening with crowds smiling, drinking and dancing.
Interviews all saying they are so glad everything is back to normal and specifically that they are not at all worried and are happy to see everyone having fun.
Meanwhile infection figures are worse than January
There is no morality or justice or karma to climate change. This isn’t a religious cleanse or a healthy system expelling a virus. This is just change that is hostile to many current forms of life.
Treating it like a moral or immune responses suggests we shouldn’t try to stop it or that those affected deserve it. Loss of life (human and otherwise) due to climate change is not good. As anarchists, our goal is to preserve life. Change your framing.
IT generalist, dabbling A/V artist and programmer by trade.
Mostly into Human/Computer Interaction, systems and the "mind".
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!