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Hi everyone! This is my post here on wandering.shop! I used to be @ftl@awoo.space and before that @ftl@physi.cc . At work I do and other than that I mostly play , plus a bit of and (DMing and playing 5e). My favorite tennis players are and . Lately I've been reading anything by Martha Wells, John Scalzi, Brandon Sanderson, and Ursula K Le Guin, and Tor's monthly ebooks.Looing forward to meeting cool people here!

Er, is there any way to see the local or federated timelines in the mastodon for iOS app?

…and if not, anyone got a suggestion for a different iOS mastodon app?

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My dad just called me to tell me to look at the clouds lol and wow look at these clouds (and the moon) !!! #theskytoday

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apple introducing microsoft as just another company that makes iphone apps sounds like an insult

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my imposter syndrome: "you are not qualified to get into infosec"

the guy whose talk I watched on OSINT yesterday on a professional platform: "here is how to do google searches with quotes, you should use a VPN like NordVPN, here is an inspiration quote from Jordan Peterson, and btw I make a quarter million a year."

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Thesis:

Both monetization and politicization are forms of gamification that distort people's incentives to act sincerely in public, and instead present a facade of what they hope is popular to their chosen market/audience, in order to trade it for power/status/wealth.

This dynamic leads to a widespread lack of sincerity and then a lack of trust which in turn leads to anger and suspicion and conflict and eventually hollows out the whole society.

How do we incentivise sincere cooperation?

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hey uhhh quick question: how lucky is a seven-leaf clover?

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Chose a gender neutrally spelled name with two pronunciations that change with gender.

Which pronunciation is correct?

Idk. You decide. Idk.

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So, I want to talk about the whistleblower, “Facebook (and Instagram) is built to make you feel bad” thing, because it rolls back to something I’ve had strong feelings about since algorithmic timelines first came into vogue: engagement. 1/10

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The Windows 10 Start Menu is NOT "Unreasonable Search and Seizure", because,

you typed a keystroke, one entire keystroke, making it a Search, so it's quite reasonable that if a computer tries to process that much data, it's going to have a seizure

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Today I learned: Thingiverse are scanning for Amazon URLs, strip out the affiliate code, and replace it with their own affiliate tag.

Sorry Thingiverse, but you're an asshole.

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"People named Alice or Bob are always up to something on the Internet" is my new favourite quote

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How To Practice Mindfullness

1. Turn on the Internet
2. Try to understand anything today
3. Go "help my mind is full"

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In the same way "carbon footprint" is a concept with some merit that has been weaponised beyond the point of return by gas companies, "echo chamber" places the blame on consumers of social media when the real problem isn't that they're completely surrounded only by opinions they've selected to hear, it's that the social media companies are bombarding them with things they'll find anger provoking or distressing

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wild story about how today's college students don't have a mental model for computer directory systems or the concept of files

theverge.com/22684730/students

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