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Daniel Lowe @dl@cantos.social

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I used to be a lot weirder. I'm a middle-aged geek, father to two boys, and I bang out code at . I live near Boston now, but I grew up in central Mississippi.

I know the conlangs and . I write hobby code in and .

I play a bunch of instruments, but none well enough to perform. I've been playing around with a DAW.

I started the cantos.social instance, trying to be a part of the small-scale Internet.

I try to be as kind as I can.

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Social media alignment chart:

Lawful good - Soundcloud
Neutral good - Goodreads
Chaotic good - Mastodon
Lawful neutral - LinkedIn
Neutral - MySpace
Chaotic neutral - YouTube
Lawful evil - Facebook
Neutral evil - Twitter
Chaotic evil - 4chan

It's kinda funny that the C64 gets all the love while the C128 (which I would have died for back in the day) gets short shrift.

If I were retro-hacking, I would prefer a C128 just for the extra text columns.

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One could even leverage this to account precisely for floating point behaviors.

A programming language where every numeric value comes with an error distribution and all mathematical operations combine and propagate these appropriately.

This thought brought to you by contemplation of retrieving a time from the system clock.

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Inigo Montoya's Guide to Networking Success Show more

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Masto meta, moderation, mh Show more

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It is SUPER, SUPER EASY for chaos-loving alt-righters to pose as leftists, infiltrate online 'left' forums, spread smears and lies, and get leftists viciously attacking each other.

That was literally the Gamergate playbook, in 2014 ('NotMyShield'), and the Trump-Russia playbook, in 2016 (fake 'Antifa' and 'Black Lives Matter' Facebook groups).

There is no reason to suspect that the alt-right has abandoned a strategy that won them an election.

But it only works if we buy in to it.

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Could anyone provide me with links to papers or books about societies transitioning from of a resource or capability to and vice versa? There seem to be some consistent patterns of adjustment that I feel sure have been explored in or , but I haven't been able to find anything.

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Why did Fox Mulder join Mastodon? Show more

now supports U2F security keys, if you're into that sort of thing. (I love myself)

What might we see if we could escape this box?

My pet theory of cognition is that anthropomorphism is what made us special animals. It allowed us to press our social negotiating talents to perceive connections with everything and anything. Note that all our i
language is assertions about participants and relationships.