#OTD 6 Oct 1917 civil rights and women's rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer was born in Mississippi. She defied arrests, white supremacists, and police to vote, then organised to register thousands of other Black people to vote across the South.
People using minority groups to defend megacorporations has the same energy as empires arguing they are necessary and good because they provide the infrastructure (nevermind that it is designed purely for extracting value).
Look, everybody knows they provide services, but that does not make them good, nor does it make them non-replaceable.
Minority groups should control their own technical infrastructure and practice autonomy and idk what you are doing on this platform if you don't already acknowledge that. We just need more outreach to help make this happen instead of the "charity" of rich corporations and shit.
The ghost of Gottfried Liebniz is like "hey did I ever tell you about my Characteristica Universalis, you should totally look that up"
Look can we shut up about Facebook and talk about this guy trying to trade a skull for a Soviet space shuttle? https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/10/kazakh-entrepreneur-seeks-to-trade-soviet-shuttle-for-historic-skull/
When Emotions Matter More Than Science: The Case of US Policies on Sexual Commerce https://contexts.org/blog/us-policies-on-sexual-commerce/
ai generated british food
I decided to give two neural nets a go at the Great British Bakeoff technical challenges. They did both much better and much worse than I had guessed.
The next Bond film is titled 007: No Jorts 2 Dye, and it's about time the crafts tutorial genre and action genres met
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