Reasons why you should choose Cybr.es as your next instance Show more
Other reasons include
if you live near Philly I'll buy you lunch
Fascists/racists and dog whistles Show more
My friend and his girlfriend had a very barky min-pin. They tried putting a collar on the dog that would spray citronella in her face when she barked. The dog would bark once, get sprayed, then perform a quick binary search to discover the volume threshold, after which she'd bark right under the threshold.
I'm not sure why we think fascists don't do this.
As @davatron5000 says, I don't like playing cat and mouse with my privacy. https://daverupert.com/2018/04/dave-went-android/ At the same time, I'd prefer to run open-source software rather than iOS. And I've used Android since the HTC Dream.
But using Android without Google apps is just *so* hard. Not only do I have to invoke weird terminal sorcery every six months, but the damn thing doesn't even work very well – I haven't had working push notifications or GPS in a year. Time to throw in the towel?
Deadline reports that James Gunn has been rehired for GotG3, after Gunn was genuinely contrite and Disney realized that Cernovich is a fuckstick: https://deadline.com/2019/03/james-gunn-reinstated-guardians-of-the-galaxy-3-disney-suicide-squad-2-indefensible-social-media-messages-1202576444/
Why am I kinda excited for this?
Tbh, I want this to be something that within my OS; I have payment info stored and if I go into Plasma Discover, elementary's App Store or like doing a checkout on the Web, it just say "Pay" and uses _that_.
That's where the future of digital payments should have gone - my computer/device determines what works and how it works. This + allowing me to specify how to pay for things (use my BTC 🤢 or my business banking account? maybe pull from Venmo?)
A warm welcome to Ginny! https://blog.funkwhale.audio/~/Announcements/a-warm-welcome-to-ginny/
csgo major Show more
Apparently Renegades, from Australia, were in Poland for two or three weeks prior to the major for practice, which is abnormal. Usually teams just show up for tourneys in the days prior afaik. Seems to confirm the theory that if you travel a lot before competitive play you're going to have a bad time
Which explains why EU teams have such a hard time at tournaments in the Pacific region, and AU teams haven't made it past groups before
csgo major Show more
Addendum: if Renegades hadn't faced Astralis (defending champion, current ranked #1 in the world) in the second stage, they would have gone 3-0. Maybe even undefeated in maps across the major to this point.
Then full irony would be achieved.
No shade to Renegades though, they've evidently put in a ton of hard work and practice and it's finally paying off
csgo major Show more
Of the two teams that went 3-0 in the qualifiers, one (NRG) had faced all teams that didn't qualify and the other (Renegades) faced teams that all qualified. Guess which team immediately went 0-3 in the following stage 🤔🤔🤔
I'm kinda surprised that everyone is so surprised by this since they didn't really prove themselves but it's w/e
re: new dialup express instance block Show more
**'Rule of law' in the Trudeau era**
"A major scandal has hit Trudeau's cabinet and is destroying the Liberal Party's 'progressive' credentials."
If last year was the tipping point, this year the final shoe dropped: With Nielsen numbers to boot, hip-hop has proven it needs the Grammys less than the Grammys need it.
Ro vs. Westworld Show more
I've been watching Westworld again, which I think is very solid show with great writing in spite of it being narrow culturally.
However, it makes me wonder why we never see speculative fiction shows about oppressed people winning.
We have quite a few shows exploring futures where fascists win with even more on the horizon.
When do we get a speculative fiction about Native Americans fending off white people? Or Black folks getting reparations?
It's telling we rarely see this.
mastodon is not just a server (and why that's not necessarily a good thing) https://ktn.fyi/blog/posts/20190208-mastodon-is-not-just-a-server by @kity
The post is about the current trend of having "specialized" AP servers rather than the dream of general, extensible ones where you can swap out frontends using the client-to-server API. Happy to hear more people talking and thinking about this!