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“[W]hat Spotify calls ‘streaming intelligence’ should be understood as surveillance of its users to fuel its own growth and ability to sell mood-and-moment data to brands.”loca

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"A distinction must be made between advertising and "adtech" - digital analysis and advertising software. Traditional advertising was about building a brand. It used to be like this: if you read a newspaper, the newspaper didn't read you either. If you watched TV, the TV didn't see you either. The Internet has changed that. If you watch a video on Youtube today, Youtube will be watching you. Surveillance is at the heart of the business model. I call it "people farming"." - @aral

me: i wonder what would happen if i trained the neural net gpt-2 on christmas carols?

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me: oh NO
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new rule, if you're not cuddling me in bed you don't get to talk to me about the global cyberwar

imposing a $350 fine for awooing will simply create a system where awooing is basically legal for the wealthy. we call this class the Awoorgeoisie

a vending machine is simply an authoritarian fridge

hello fedi I'm back did you miss? no yall don't even know who I am but meme.garden is fucking back. gunna redeploy all this on k8s and nyoom into the cloud native world

Fun fact: the debut Information Society album is older than public internet access, despite totally sounding like the internet.

@yang thanks for the follow, how do you justify your overly simplistic $1k UBI proposal knowing any realistic implementation will end up effectively making you a liar

my work slack is exactly what youd expect

"Just like the simulations." I say as Carol from Accounting cries on the other side of my desk
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Unions 🤝 are a great place to find 🔎 people fighting 👊 against socialism ☭ . You cannot 🙅‍♂️ get more capitalistic 💵 than people pooling their resources ( their labor ⛏ , and skills 🤓) to increase 📈 their negotiation 🧐 power and build up 🚧 the middle class. Where socialism 😈 advocates a massive lower class working 👷‍♂️ while select elites IE politicians 🤵 live in luxury 💎.

Friday feelings with #FollowFriday 🍸 🍻

📔 @Carnet Carnet: Free open alternative to Google Keep

🏭 @olimex Olimex: Makers of open electronics

🛡️ @protonvpn ProtonVPN: Hides your metadata from your ISP

👾 @itchio Itch.io: Cool DRM-free indie games

🐉 @rpginabox RPG in a Box: Create your own voxel-style RPGs

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The best part of Vulture Airlines has to be their generous carrion policy.

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