As punishment for lying we showed Aubergine the baba ganoush recipe.

i'd like an AI that recognises the voice of the person I'm talking to and whispers their name in my ear, possibly with a reminder of what we talked about last time we met. Would that be creepy?

my shonky homemade phone/telescope adapter

I photographed the moon! Phone + telescope + shonky homemade phone/telescope adapter.

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Oh yeah, and there's no such thing as political neutrality. Saying "I don't want to get involved" is a political stance. And when people in positions of privilege claim political neutrality, it very much comes across as "fuck you, I got mine".

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Software development, or any kind of creative endeavour, should not be politically neutral. Being politically neutral is a privilege. Being politically neutral is looking the other way while entire groups of people are dehumanized and targeted with violence. Political neutrality is caring more about hypothetical thought experiments than the safety of real people.

I hate acronymic mnemonics.
Hard to remember
More work than learning the thing

Anarchist feminist rant:
Stop telling yourself you are inferior.
Stop telling yourself you are superior.
Don't tell other people that shit either.
And don't let other people tell you that shit.
Rant over.

It's absolutely crazy that we hand arbitrary power to people who are experts in manipulation and often nothing else.
We then leave it up to them to bodge together the policies that shape our lives, behind closed doors and guided by interests of unknown actors.
Meanwhile, we use the power of computer networking to share trivia and shout into the void.
Surely this isn't "not perfect but the best we've got"?!?

Medium term a platform for collaborative policy making could inform political parties what we want for them.
Long term it replaces them completely.
Is anyone working on such a thing? If so, how do I find them?
If not, why not? Are the barriers technical, political, or both?

So I'm thinking of a politically neutral platform for developing policy. Policies are developed through transparent discussion while the platform keeps track of compatibility between policies and networks of trust between people.
As a user I can take part in developing policy and/or fork/create policies. I can also lend weight to particular people on specific topics. I define who I believe to be an expert in a particular field. The network suggests people I might trust. 1/3

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UK Politics Show more

Unrequited love hurts; I do like to see a Tory suffer.

We are all (approximately) half-blind. The trick is to work out how to allocate the vision we do have.

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Fuck the right for ruining snowflakes. Snowflakes kick ass. They are beautiful and elegant and full of math. They seem harmless up close but when they join together they are fearsome and deadly. They are winter’s nano bots. They are the cold legion. Love snowflakes, fuck the right. ❄️

I did an art! Sharpie and tip-ex on broken tablet screen, stuck to the window. CC BY-SA 4.0

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