If you'd like to read a blog about why Ocarina of Time was the first videogame that aspired to be a work of art, boy do I suspiciously have exactly that blog for you: https://frankpodmore.wordpress.com/2018/11/22/20-years-of-ocarina-of-time/
tiny thing to fight surveillance capitalism Show more
urls often contain tracking information added to the end of them. when you are linking articles, stuff like the "utm_source" and "fbclid" sections allow people to track where you got the link from and how you are spreading it. this allows cops & corps to map out social groups.
while you can remove that stuff by hand, there's a firefox/chrome addon called "neat URL" that comes with an existing blocklist that automatically cleans off a lot of that stuff.
It's Amazon Strike Day today! Please don't buy anything off of Amazon in solidarity with the worker protesting terrible working conditions.
Amazon also owns a lot of services so try to avoid using them as well: Twitch, IMdB, Whole Foods, and Audible.
This strike can be very effective, so please don't scab!
ukpol; antisemitism Show more
Reading about the Chris Williamson controversy, and can't help thinking:
1. Why did Williamson think acting like a racist would make him popular with Corbyn?
2. Why did it (seemingly) work?
3. Why did Keith Vaz think readmitting an antisemite would make him popular with Corbym?
You can answer 1 and 3 by saying 'They thought Corbyn would like it, but they were wrong'. That doesn't work for 2.
An exciting announcement, solarpunk Show more
I've been keeping quiet about this, but I can finally share!
My friend and I are officially contracted for a book from the West Virginia University Press's series Salvaging the Anthropocene. Our book, Almanac for the Anthropocene: A Compendium of Solarpunk Futures, will focus primarily on collecting practical, substantive applications of #solarpunk thought. And we are currently accepting submissions/pitches!
#ExtinctionRebellion’s tactics are working. It has pierced the bubble of denial | Matthew Todd
By stating the terrible truth about the #ClimateCrisis it has created authentic hope for the first time, says journalist and author Matthew Todd
A few months ago, Microsoft decided to collaborate with Google and drop its web engine in favor of Google's.
Earlier this week, Google blocked all ad blockers, and now Microsoft has de-listed UBlock Origin (a powerful ad-blocker). Without real choice, monopolies will dictate what you see and do on the Internet.
Real choice comes with Free/Open Source Software.
UKPol, Ancient Sumerian Pol Show more
There's this bit in the Epic of Gilgamesh where he goes through this really long tunnel, and it says 'When he had gone one league, the darkness was thick and there was no light, he could see nothing ahead and nothing behind him. When he had gone two leagues, the darkness was thick and there was no light, he could see nothing ahead and nothing behind him', and it just goes on like that over and over for about half a page. Anyway, don't know why I just thought of that.
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