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"Mastodon is Boring"


The source of Twitter's utility is its advertising algorithm, its ability to put words in front of people who are interested in things - but not interested enough to actively seek those things out, and who might not even know what to search for. It's easy to throw a few search terms into Google, but […]

Twitter Quitter?


Twitter has been acquired by a billionaire centrist, who many right-wingers think will "clean up" the place. Good for them, I say. The quicker people come to realize that social media run by the wealthy and corporations is by definition going to be a propaganda center, the better. When Elon Musk first tried to purchase […]

Why we're leaving the cloud


It strikes me as downright tragic that this decentralized wonder of the world is now largely operating on computers owned by a handful of mega corporations. If one of the primary AWS regions go down, seemingly half the internet is offline along with it. This is not what DARPA designed! Source: Why we're leaving the […]

Study: Big Tech companies produce even more carbon emissions by having cash in the bank | Boing Boing


Turns out, tech corporations produce MORE pollution from banking and investments than they do from operating their business. The Carbon Bankroll is a new study from the Climate Safe Lending Network, the Outdoor Policy Outfit, and BankFWD that attempts to quantify the banking industry's role in contributing to carbo... Source: Study: Big Tech companies produce […]

The Most American Thing That Has Ever Happened


To be fair, this is the most American boomer thing possible, but it does tell you everything you need to know about our self-dealing, corrupt, and utterly heartless government under the worstest generation. Listen to a reading of this article: ??- We are once again witnessing history being made, folks. Today, in the Year of […]

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A Short Note To Australian News Sites


To whom it may concern: I will link to whatever website I want, quote your pages, and I will not pay you a red cent for doing so. URLs are facts, not creative works, and cannot be copyrighted. Quoting someone else's creative work is Fair Use. But this is all beside the point; if you […]

Wish It Were Different


If it proves nothing else, this pandemic has demonstrated that people aren't really dying from sickness, they're actually dying because there's not enough dollars, and people refuse to work together without dollars being involved. We could be making enough masks and ventilators. We could be graduating doctors, training nurses, building hospitals. We could be doing […]