Pinned toot

Ok so I'm trying a new instance (formerly @derpafett )

Never did do an post so I guess this would be a good time.

I'm a British Woman (pronouns She/Her) with , , Anxiety and Depression.










+

> In this way, the concept of digital privacy shares similarities with weighty crises like climate change. Both are what the theorist Timothy Morton calls β€œhyperobjects,” a concept so all-encompassing that it is impossible to adequately describe ...] which invite skepticism because their scale is so vast and sometimes abstract.
> At its heart, privacy is about how that data is used to take away our control.

nytimes.com/2019/04/16/opinion

Yes!

Kinda apology/clarification of a previous post Show more

I've kinda felt for a while that I only seem to post negative stuff here and I kinda want to address that. I have a separate account (@dfstarshine) where I post more lighthearted and shit-posty stuff and I think I should probably post that stuff here instead to balance out the negativity.

Kinda apology/clarification of a previous post Show more

Kinda apology/clarification of a previous post Show more

Kinda apology/clarification of a previous post Show more

Kinda apology/clarification of a previous post Show more

the phrase "monetize the night sky" just killed a piece of my soul

Alex Jones and Logan Paul; YouTubers, YouTube in general Show more

Global politics. Internet Archive. Terrorism. Show more

PSA: If you recently upgraded your #ArchLinux install and are having problems with #systemd reporting mounting cycles during boot, enable the testing repository and upgrade the system , (then disable), it seems that a buggy version of lvm2 & device-mapper slipped into stable.

This is likely to affect you if you're using full-disk encryption.

In today's #BlackMirrorReality news...

"Amazon, Apple and Google all employ staff who listen to customer voice recordings...

Some of the reviewers told Bloomberg that they shared amusing voice clips with one another in an internal chat room.

They also described hearing distressing clips such as a potential [trigger warning redaction - article linked below if you'd like to read it]. However, they were told by colleagues that it was not Amazon's job to intervene."

bbc.co.uk/news/technology-4789

"Anti-SJW" YouTube content / Racism Show more

"Anti-SJW" YouTube content Show more

Today marks the 51th anniversary of the assassination of #MartinLutherKingJr.

#MLK fought for civil rights and #BlackPeoples’ liberation. He rejected capitalism, militarism, and imperialism speaking out against the #VietnamWar and advocating socialism.
#BlackLivesMatter

Microsoft is shutting down its ebook store, and deleting all its customers' libraries:

boingboing.net/2019/04/02/burn

The only reason they can do this is DRM, which means you never really own anything you've paid for.

Physical books are the most obvious alternative, but there are also DRM-free ebook shops. @libreture has a good selection here:

libreture.com/bookshops

You can find more book-related alternatives here:

switching.social/ethical-alter

(via @yogthos )

#eBooks #Books #Bookshops #Bookstores

Show more
Computer Fairies

Computer Fairies is a Mastodon instance that aims to be as queer, friendly and furry as possible. We welcome all kinds of computer fairies!

This instance uses Mutant Standard emoji made by Dzuk, which are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.