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The @eff needs to make an app that parodies those "which Character are you" things on and

Instead of choosing your Harry Potter or Star Wars likeness, it shows you the data it knows about you over your head.

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The internet is often praised for speed, instant communication.

We use things people said online to crucify them. We talk of futures we fear or delight in, but it is all in the past.

The internet is far from instant. People change every moment. We have to stop condemning each other.

I'm not against debate, but remember we're all suffering and the below each side of an argument is someone suffering.

Tonight on we're talking about Megaforce, the 1982 film starring Barry Bostwick and his suspect silhouette.

You should be able to listen to us live at 7:30p MDT / 9p EDT (UTC-6) over at filmfrown.com

Join us tonight for #CircusInPlace, the fun part in the middle of our week!

My clown partner @avalon and I will be practicing acrobatics and other circus skills starting at 8pm UTC-5.

Friends from all over the world join us for conversation, company while they work on their own projects, and to occasionally cheer when someone gets something right. :)

meet.jit.si/circushomegym

I probably should have put the drive back in its original USB 3 case, now that I think of it. I have always used a repurposed case as my testing quick and easy hookup. That thing is probably 15yrs old and slowing me down. :blobpats:

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Drive data rescued earlier this year thanks to testdisk. Go figure, another drive crashed. Unfortunately, testdisk said this drive was not available for rescue. Since it was mostly a photo backup drive I decided to try Photorec as recommended by testdisk. I started 5 days ago. Currently, it says 3,105 hours to go. Hopefully, I am still living in 129 days!

Req help with physio 

Each session costs 30€ at home, which is cheaper than getting it outside, because there's no expenses with transportation, so there's that, but I still can't afford them.

IF you can help, I'd be very grateful for anything you'd be willing to send my way. Every euro helps!

Boosts are very welcome, too! :blobcatheart:

:paypal: paypal.me/eloisa85

:ko_fi: ko-fi.com/eloisa

Thank you very much for your help and for spreading the word, Fedi! :blobcatlove:

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Apple has spent years trying to normalize the obnoxious and ostentatious Bluetooth headsets. A jawbone headset said, "I call myself an entrepreneur, but I really just sell Amway."

Today, the e-scooter has come to along to upstage the "I cannot be bothered to hold a phone" devices.

"I am healthy, but would rather pay $4 a minute to ride a scooter on a sidewalk than walk."

Goose died on a sled named Rosebud and was made into Soylent Green.*

*Consuming Soylent Green may result in seeing dead people, Frank the Rabbit, or Tyler Durden.

Have health insurance companies added unvaccinated to their pre-existing conditions that raise cost or deny people?

Just a reminder that Biz Markie sings a version of Benny And The Jets.

Hold on! Let me take that out of context.

~The Internet

Waiting for first proper haircut since pandemic. Dude in front of me is so. very. specific.

He knows exactly what he wants. Like almost annoyingly.

A "podcast" behind a paywall is not a podcast.

A "podcast" that only one app can receive is not a podcast.

A "podcast" without a public feed that can be freely pulled into any podcast client or RSS reader is not a damn podcast, don't let people get away with calling it that.

We're back. Thanks for your tireless work @hugo I hope now you can take a break from @mastohost and rest.

I was going to brush my teeth today but my subscription to my electric toothbrush is expired.

"Buy our CD!"

Nah. I'll just download via iTunes where you get a fraction of a penny for every 10mil downloads.

"Buy my book!"

Is it on Amazon where they get 30-65%?

"We have to act on now!"

Ok. Where do I get a badge for my avatar.

Wall-E except instead of people becoming inactive and obese because of technology, they stop thinking for themselves completely as corporate algorithms make all their decisions.

I am not asking you to sign yet another petition, or to join yet another march. I do not want you to feel good about yourself because you carried your banner down the road, or because you clicked a link and typed in your name, or because you donated to a well-known organization to "save the rainforest".

All those marches and petitions, have they ever changed a thing? Carbon emissions were still growing back in 2019, and the COVID exception won't last (neither did the 2008 banking crisis exception).

All those attempts to "save the rainforest", has there ever been a single year from 1950 to today where the Amazon rainforest gained a single square kilometer in extent? Delaying defeat is not the same as winning the fight.

If the rules say you can protest only this way or that way and "voice your opinion" where your voice is not heard, stop following the rules. You cannot unfuck a broken system by playing by its rules. You have to break the rules.

I am asking you to revolt. I am asking you to step out of your comfort zone to prevent what is destroying us from happening. I want you to glue yourself to the company gates in order to stop the delivery of that coal shipment. I want you to camp on the drilling site to keep oil and gas in the ground. I want you to stop paying your taxes if those taxes are spent on fossil fuel bailouts.

The rules are always designed by the people in power, and designed to keep those people in power. Forget petty politicians. What I'm talking about are the big fish. The billionaires. Those who have so much money they cannot possible spend it in a hundred lives.

They tell you what to read [1], what to want [2] and even what to think [3], in order to make even more money off you as if they didn't have enough of it already. Sounds like a conspiracy theory? Think again:

1: Who owns the newspapers you read, and the TV channel you watch? It's publicly traded, you say. Who is this "public"? Half of all US stocks is in the hands of the richest 1%.

2: Ever wondered about why you keep seeing all those ads everywhere? It is big money spending small money to make you give even more money to the big money. You say ads don't work? Psychologists (and company balance sheets) suggest otherwise.

3: This is the greatest danger of all. Facebook (also owning Instagram and WhatsApp) has built a digital monopoly the likes of which the world has never seen before - and there are other companies such as the Google empire (including, f. ex., Youtube). By collecting data on every single click you make, they can figure out your greatest dreams, and your worst fears. And they employ armies of behavior analysts in order to figure out how to push your buttons. Algorithms are designed to keep you hooked to the site, in order to generate even more revenue. Filter bubbles have invented the self-deepening rabbit hole. With the "right" algorithm, they can put right under your nose what they want you to see, while burying contrary evidence. Truth itself, it seems, has become relative in the age of Trump.

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