Is there any chance we can get more friends to use Mastodon? Doesn't seem likely, given entrenched network effects.
Frankly (no pun intended), I think Al's downfall represents the low point of #metoo and the danger of trial by social media. There was no due process here. We lost a champion while Trump still rages on.
So hard. How are going to not try to escape to the US when you face daily threats of extortion, violence, and murder?
To me, underlines the importance of supporting and promoting democratically accountable good governance. Otherwise the thugs end up either covertly (Honduras) or overtly (China) controlling state and society.
Nice profile of Birchbark Books in NYT.
Goodbye, Chrome: Google’s web browser has become spy software
Our latest privacy experiment found Chrome ushered more than 11,000 tracker cookies into our browser — in a single week. Here’s why Firefox is better.
Cool update if you use a browser to access social.lux.blue: Go into your preferences and *deselect* "enable advanced web interface" and you will switch to a single column view. Much nicer and less cluttered IMHO. You can also select between light and dark themes, if you like.
Seems like only Andres and myself care much about using this, but maybe interface improvements will be more encouraging?
I love this kind of experiment in meta-view -- in this case modeling diffusion in networks. How much can be drawn by analogy is up for debate, but it's fun to play around with the data modeling in any case.
NYT is really stepping up their climate coverage. I'm impressed. Here's a nice, interactive, overview of the climate implications of food and diet choices.
Could inflammation be the cause of myriad chronic conditions?
Want to Escape Global Warming? These Cities Promise Cool Relief
While climate change affects everywhere, some areas in America will be less affected than others. And some of those fortunate places, it happens, might be looking for people.
"The ontology of the realized, resolved, coherent, and watertight individual who acts upon the external world in a bid to save it is a troubled portrait of agency, given our emerging entanglements with the world around us." -- Bayo Akomolafe
Victoria BC, Canada:
April 26: (The Base) Public Talk by Bayo Akomolafe: “Abayomi: The Times are Urgent, Let us Slow Down”
April 27-28: (The Base) A 2-Day Workshop by Bayo Akomolafe: “Making Sanctuary in Earnest Times”
This is a deep, masterful exploration of race, DNA, embodiment, wierdness, the anthropocene, and the limits of both biological determinism and the social construction of identity. Wow.
When You Meet the Monster, Anoint Its Feet
In the age of the Anthropocene and entrenched politics of whiteness, Bayo Akomolafe brings us face-to-face with our own unresolved ancestry.
Cheese exposed to hip-hop tastes better, finds Swiss experiment
A quirky experiment that exposed Swiss cheese to different kinds of music found that hip-hop made it taste the best.
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