Pinned post

"But I have eyes. And ears. I see everything in all the Hundred Worlds. I watch the sky through a thousand telescopes. I overhear a trillion conversations every day." She giggled a little. "I'm the best gossip in the universe."
— Speaker for the Dead, Chapter 18

Pinned post

The minimalist shoes that the people on the "Voyagers" (sci-fi movie, obviously) Spacecraft wear look slick

While BigTech as a concept is exploitative, you can hardly blame solely the people working on BigTech. It's Tech-Science after all and if they wouldn't do it, someone else would. So the only way to really solve it is by regulating Tech-Science

Johannes boosted

Interesting "Archive" trivia:

Archive began when Gavin Rothery lost everything. Literally.

In October 2011, Rothery was the visual effects director for a London advertising agency when his two home computers simultaneously crashed. His life's work up until that point, including the work he did for the 2009 sci-fi Moon with Duncan Jones, was lost due to hard drive failure.

inverse.com/entertainment/arch

The author apparently also wrote "The Singularity Trap", which sounds like an interesting dystopian scifi novel as well

Show thread

Currently enjoying the audiobook "Ich bin viele" (original title: We are Legion, ISBN 1680680587) and while writing this toot I found out it's a series and there are three more books, sweet :awwwblob:

Johannes boosted

Not sure what the dumbest idea ever was, but I'm pretty sure it's either "intellectual property" or building an Autobahn alongside almost the entire Saar river

I guess the right term is "remote-schooling", or maybe "schooling in the information era"

Show thread

Oh and did I mention convergence? Why isn't that a thing in general. So much potential, especially around homeschooling with smartphone-addicted kids

Show thread

Using Pinephone (Manjaro + Phosh) as a daily driver for a while now and love the experience, especially since it seamlessly integrates with the rest of my infrastructure. Knowing your borgbackup runs via anacron on your phone just feels right.

Could someone please buy Apple and Google and EOL iOS and Android? Thanks.

Swiping through 8 billion profiles, taking 1 second per profile, would take you 253 years, if you don't sleep or eat

as long as competition is worth more than collaboration nothing will change :c

Well, actually 946 trillion kilometers given I wrote this in english, oops

Show thread

Since we're emitting radio signals into the universe for 100 years now, they traveled ~946 billion kilometers by now. Our fastest spaceship as of 2015 is able to travel ~40,000 km/h

Which of our information as a civilization do we want to share with the universe?

"But I have eyes. And ears. I see everything in all the Hundred Worlds. I watch the sky through a thousand telescopes. I overhear a trillion conversations every day." She giggled a little. "I'm the best gossip in the universe."
— Speaker for the Dead, Chapter 18

Show older
properietary.lol

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!