a neural net defines ANTICIPATION Show more
ANTICIPATION: the doctrine of the death of the British Commonwealth
Fascism is a term that gets bandied around a lot so it warrants some thought. There’s been a lot written but I often come back to Umberto Eco’s fourteen indicia that was first published in the New York Review of Books in the ‘90s http://www.openculture.com/2016/11/umberto-eco-makes-a-list-of-the-14-common-features-of-fascism.html
Link to the original Ur-Fasciam article, needs an NYRB account https://www.nybooks.com/articles/1995/06/22/ur-fascism/
This piece on Bolsonaro’s conflagration alludes to the deep interconnections between unfettered capitalism, increasing inequality/austerity, and the broader rise of fascism that are collectively causing our climate emergency http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/23/amazon-rainforest-fires-deforestation-jair-bolsonaro
Intimate partner abuse, stalkerware Show more
Chips with Everything podcast episode on the rise of stalkerware and the increasing role of technology in intimate partner abuse, and how Apple and Google aren’t doing enough to stop it http://www.theguardian.com/technology/audio/2019/aug/19/domestic-abuse-meets-big-tech-chips-with-everything-podcast
Lemon tree has no idea what it’s doing this year
Robodebt could target pensioners and 'sensitive' groups http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/aug/23/robodebt-target-pensioners-sensitive-groups-leaked-documents
A Fireball to the Skull: a love story about mental illness and RPGs. https://robotgoblin.com/2019/06/14/a-fireball-to-the-skull-a-love-story-about-mental-illness-and-rpgs/
Brazil reports record forest fires https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-environment-wildfires-idUSKCN1VA1UK
This makes me want to try cross stitch https://shitpostsampler.tumblr.com/?og=1
For just one dollar a month you can sponsor an Australian idiot online https://www.patreon.com/shleeau/posts Money we’ll spent in my opinion.
“Welcome to the age of non-event TV,” I’ve been here for some time already http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/aug/21/the-age-of-comfort-tv-why-people-are-secretly-watching-friends-and-the-office-on-a-loop
Happy first birthday Aus.Social!
I'll be launching a PixelFed (Instagramish) to Celebrate! 🎉
Lastly... if you feel the urge to support us and our community, Please feel free to throw me a dollar at https://www.patreon.com/shleeau
Hey all. I'm loving hanging out in this space. And tbh not flush with cash. But I worked out I could afford a couple of $ per month (literally $2) to go towards @aus.social's running costs. ATM they are getting $21 per month with 10 patrons. If 15 more of us pledge two bucks each, we can cover the running costs with a teeny bit extra. But, even $1 per month will help! Or less if you can't afford that.
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Primary health care, inequalities, and the climate emergency. He/him.
Scratch my pessimistic coating to reveal my optimistic core.
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