Rose Eveleth from Wired has noticed the worrying parallels between Italian Futurism and Silicon Valley culture.
<< Let’s first take a look at the words often used to describe the Italian Futurist movement: invention, modernity, speed, industry, disruption, brash, energetic, combative. Italian Futurists were obsessed with cars and airplanes; they emphasized youth over experience; they believed that the only way to live was by pushing forward and never looking back. >>
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A lighter-weight OCRed version is at https://viewfromll2.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/mueller-report.pdf (Thanks, @ow )
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@bonzoesc I don't think they're opposed to federation. I think they just don't care.
My saltiness comes from them trying to get the cred from supporting a community project while not actually supporting it.
It would not have been difficult to design their system to take any mastodon service. There were likely just consequences they didn't want to deal with (like nsfw domain names).
@roka I want both rel=me and also proprietary, siloed crap to work properly.
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In order to be verified you have to be put on their list. By hand. And they explicitly don't want to bother with small instances. So, ah, yeah #keybase, f u too.
Being uninterested in the long tail of independent sites says to me that they don't really share my values on what makes federation interesting.
@fraggle Cow saliva, at that!
Jason Scott just dumped the ZIL source code for every infocom game on github. Clone it before Activision's lawyers wake up. And now we see how long it takes for the internet to produce a compiler for a language that's been dead for 30+ years from a cache of production grade source code for said language. We've had compiled z-machine files, but never the original ZIL. https://github.com/historicalsource
Interpreting online reviews:
⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: this person has not used the product
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: this person has used the product and liked it
⭐️⭐️⭐️: this person used the product and disliked it
⭐️⭐️: this person used the product and it hurt them
⭐️: this person does not know how to use the product and is afraid to admit it
@varx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_scaling#Binary_angles covers some of the advantages.
@fraggle I knew it! Oh, well.
I'd like to propose bytians - a "new" angular measurement system which uses 256 divisions of a circle.
Full circle - 256 bytians
Half circle - 128 bytians
Right angle - 64 bytians
Diagonal - 32 bytians
We lose nice triangular angles, where 60° = 42.66... bytians. More exactly, this would be 128/3 bytians.
(Also, this has to have been done before)
The singular 'they' in English first appears in a.. (checks notes) a 1375 sexy romance about furries and a werewolf
everything here appears to be in order, carry on
Okay, so: based on my research I believe that RFC-69, from September 1970, is literally the first example of an internet person doing a reply-all and saying "please unsubscribe me from your list".
This is, of course, nice.
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