Netflix now "personalises" artwork based on individuals' data:

This is hypertargeted advertising: different people see different info about same film, most get misled about its nature.

Same thing is now happening with political advertising:

Same candidates, but different individuals see totally different information about them. Most get misled about candidate's nature.

With a film you can stop watching when you find out truth, but after an election it's too late.

@aredridel if voting didn’t change anything, they wouldn’t have made it illegal

If you can vote in the US, your vote isn't a diluted action. If anything, disenfranchisement has made your vote artificially powerful. Use it for good.

Voting is the most banal of actions but damnit, it's how we maybe keep the damn thing moving the right direction.

Left not voting = overton window moves right further.

Y'know what? Use they/them for everyone unless a preference otherwise is learned. There. No more gendered pronouns without a damn reason.

Lies, damn lies, and database vendor marketing glossies

Hey, just a note to anyone who uses Discord: they've kinda slipped in an arbitration clause into their latest ToS and, if you don't opt out of it in the next thirty days, you're pretty much going to be bound to it regardless if you delete your account or whatnot. This Reddit thread has a good amount of info on everything, as well as some good templates to send to the opt-out E-mail:

But then again it feels like some sort of inspiration
To let the next life off the hook
She'll say "Look what I had to overcome from my last life.
I think I'll write a book."

I basically oscillate between thinking "OMFG you could just take care of yourself! Whyyyyy are you like this?" and "OMFG you could just take care of the people around you! Whyyy are you like this?!"

For the record, I did grow up in literally Galt's Gulch.

@quephird Also, fucking awesome new name. That one might be my fave of all time.

There's a reason I think of myself far more as anti-authoritarian than as 'left', even though I lean very very socialist in how I want to see the world work. At its core, though, it's about the freedom and autonomy to live how we want, in coexistence with others. This means some working together. This means better universal access than we have now. Basic needs can and must be met.

Reminder: 'left' doesn't mean 'good', doesn't mean 'anti-racist', doesn't mean 'feminist'. It should, but it doesn't.

What the fuck is a cryptozoologist? There's no animal that cares about Bitcoin. Show me a giraffe that gives a shit who Satoshi is and I'll show you a lie.

If #Bitcoin were to cease trading tomorrow, 0.5% of the world’s electricity demand would simply disappear – which would cover one year’s worth of the carbon emission cuts required to limit temperature rises this century to 2C.

I care a lot more about freedom and autonomy than equality.

But where we're at, they're mostly the same things. Our autonomy is routinely undermined by needing to pay rent, being forced to work at threat of homelessness, constrained by lack of healthcare.

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