Wow. In an effort to prevent workers from participating in collective action, Google "installed a tool on employees’ web browsers that would flag internal calendar events requiring more than 10 meeting rooms or 100 participants." https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/20/technology/Google-union-consultant.html
Started training a bot that tries to analyze and identify hate-speech on Twitter.
A few things became quite apparent after only a few days:
1. There are huge networks of (seemingly) fake accounts that like and retweet each other's posts. Someone is operating this at a _massive_ scale.
2. Reporting and banning fake accounts seems futile. You're fighting a hydra that spawns new accounts quicker than one can report them.
3. I'm feeling sick to my stomach just browsing through the logs.
I commissioned a designer friend to make me something cursed.
Also you can have it as a t-shirt if you want: https://www.redbubble.com/people/sixohsix6/works/42260693-ok-boomer-but-its-a-social-media-network-2
friendly reminder that discord constantly hits /api/v6/science every time you do basically anything in discord with the details of what you did, which is an honestly creepy amount of data collection, and if you're using the browser version of discord you can disable that by pasting the following rule into your ublock:
Stopping git naming the first branch "master":
reducto$ git config --global init.templateDir ~/.config/git/template
reducto$ mkdir -p ~/.config/git/template
reducto$ echo "ref: refs/heads/main" > ~/.config/git/template/HEAD
reducto$ mkdir newRepo
reducto$ cd newRepo/
reducto$ git init
Reinitialized existing Git repository in /home/kurt/newRepo/.git/
reducto$ git status
On branch main
No commits yet
nothing to commit (create/copy files and use "git add" to track)
"Microsoft-owned GitHub will renew a $200,000 contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, despite concerns about the Trump administration’s policies, according to a leaked email." https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/9/20906213/github-ice-microsoft-software-email-contract-immigration-nonprofit-donation
Back Homunculus Assembly Line to be a part of the magic, & retoot & share! Hurry, time is short! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/briecs/homunculus-assembly-line
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