But it's completely ridiculous that there are more operating systems I could use as my daily driver than there are web browsers.
I guess I should feel happy that at least the Web is a platform with multiple independent implementation, as opposed to Wintel.
The Web is as shitty as it is because there are huge teams of highly paid programmers constantly working on web browsers, and there have to be huge teams of highly paid programmers on web browsers because the web is as shitty as it is.
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already had my first truly negative encounter on mastodon yesterday, truly negative in the sense that its not just a heated disagreement but literal garbage
but it took months for it to occur, and when challenged the person stopped
SO much better than birb, bc the shittiness is contained on what instances allow it and even then theyre still pretty much walking on glass in case they might get banned there
the federation works!
Great resource on anti/post-capitalist & solidarity economy events coming up this year (via Richard Bartlett on #Scuttlebutt):
Hey, so my husband got his lay-off notice today. He was the brewer at Mendocino Brewing Company.
Do any of you socialists know how to put together a worker's coop? Because it is absolutely ridiculous that the brewery is standing on one side of a locked door, and everyone who knows how to brew and bottle beer is on the other.
Take for example ipfs-pubsub-room. Piece of cake.
first link seems down, try this #ssb portal https://viewer.scuttlebot.io/%25mj60de8%2FrN9bCHAv9ZXSuPkp58BHTTXd0gPnCUGSf4U%3D.sha256
"What if Uber drivers set up their own platform, or if a city’s residents controlled their own version of Airbnb?"
Think some of you Mastodonners might be interested in this book (I've purchased but hasn't arrived yet). Firstly, it's nice to see a positive book about the future of tech. Secondly, seems like decentralisation/cooperation is a big theme.
Tech journalist's guide to CES 2018 reporting:
1. Attend press conference and demo; don't bother taking notes
2. Write up article of subjective impressions and whatever details you remember from the presentation
3. Use your astroturfing account to post it on Reddit
4. Silently update the article with corrections, fact checking, and research provided by redditors
I don't understand people who think that self-improving artificial intelligence will solve all of humanity's problems. We've already got self-improving natural intelligence and all it does is shitpost and be depressed
My birthday is approaching so i am Getting Existential
@wu_lee he is right, but not for the reasons he provides. The problem is that platforms like Diaspora, GNU Social, Mastodon etc... all rely on ISPs to exist. Kleiner's idea of "[platforms] run[ning] on the computers of the platform’s users" won't solve a thing: ISPs can still lock people the fuck out of the internet as they please. Cooperatively owned ISPs are the only long-term solution to the anti-disintermediation problem.