There's a great popular science article on this subject by Ed Yong:
How the Zombie Fungus Takes Over Ants’ Bodies to Control Their Minds
advice from user `maryamin` on twitter re: Iran/US missile strikes
"We are all terrified but control yourself and do not have any terrifying predictions in mind. Cry. But don't write scary tweets about something that hasn't happened. Don't run in advance. Have mercy on each other. The horror makes one crazy. Hold the hand of a real person sitting next to you."
Google, Microsoft, and Amazon are helping oil companies accelerate the discovery and extraction of fossil fuels, like right now…
"Indigenous technology gets cast as primitive, like it may have been useful in the past but no longer has any relevance. But that's not true. Assembling communal life is in itself a technology." https://logicmag.io/nature/water-is-life-nick-estes-on-indigenous-technologies/
For anyone familiar with Linguee - I just learned that they created their own translator which apparently outperforms Google's https://www.deepl.com/translator
Lately I seem to be curling up with Silicon Valley dystopia articles as bedtime fiction. Just going to sprinkle some cinnamon in my tea.
The mining executives talk about it as a way to obtain ore for battery materials, which reminds me of Evo Morales describing the coup in Bolivia as a way for the American Empire to secure and control lithium https://youtu.be/-hEwE64-kUQ?t=1953 – like this material is the new gold over which civilizations will be destroyed. I guess it means we should buy less electronics?
It's almost the year 2020 and despite huge reverberations around the planet about climate catastrophes, there are people currently rubbing their hands at the prospect of haphazardly scraping areas of ocean floor that we know little about, shrugging at the thought of consequences to the aquatic life there and by extension to ours (I assume they understand food chains well). What world do these people live in?
Here we go. A public functional beta be careful please prototype of my notes app based on Notational Velocity https://hyprnote.com/write – data sync via @remotestorage, some Sublime Text keyboard shortcuts, [[double-bracket interlinking]], works nicely offline and on mobile too. Yellah habibi.
Carved out a spot to share some 'stop-and-listen' recordings from the last year or so https://rosano.ca/aural
So here's my take: Jack has listened to a few too many Anil Dash podcasts (https://twitter.com/jack/status/1204786758061133826), and maybe he actually is nostalgic for the old, decentralized web and wants to push Twitter in that direction. The rest of the higher-ups disagree, but Jack won't shut up about it, so they're like, "fine Jack, here's 5 headcount, go nuts." They expect him to fail, but they hope this will mollify Jack and his supporters for a few years.
@nolan How did you get the input elements and buttons in Pinafore to respond like they're native (without that kludgy split-second highlight on normal web pages web page)? I think Mastodon does it too.
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