moments of public morning, humanity. robots, monarchy, death Show more
I would liken it to the death of Princess Diana. Yes it sounds weird to compare a robot to the Princess of Wales (and I could probably write at least one book on Princess Diana, sorry), but both were situations where something that represented a lot to a lot of different people and that loss is felt on both a global-bonding scale and also as a sincere, intimate and unique loss.
moments of public morning, humanity. robots Show more
I know it feels weird for people to be upset over a robot on Mars "dying" and kind of like wtf there are real people dying everywhere you heartless monsters.
But I think it's healthy for humans to have shared moments of grief or joy or whatever (even over a robot) and that it signifies a lot of the world NEEDING to feel something.
Smartphones that Respect your Privacy? https://blog.arkadi.nohost.me//smartphones-that-respect-your-privacy
masto meta, corporate takeover of an instance Show more
well, this is fucking great. as in, not great at all. wtf
Takeover of operation of mastodon.cloud, a Mastodon instance with over 50,000 registered users
context: mastodon.social got a $70,000 grant from Samsung, and now this? another grant went to ActivityPub. Um, ok. :/
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folks. I am 10 months after my breakup and following a very long process of semi homeless and guestroom crashing - moving into my own place.
As a student I am not recieving a lot of money in from my loan - after my necessities I have 350 NOK (40usd) a week for food and everything that isn't shelter and travel.
I have a patreon https://www.patreon.com/Ceciliek
And if anyone wants to help me scrape together for a dry food storage my paypal is
No job, farm mortgage due, help save the alpacas 19 Feb: #rainbow and #pride stuff: 2 trans pride bracelets, 1 6", 1 7", both $20 ea; rainbow hand armor, $30, I have 2; rainbow badge lanyard, $25, 1 avail; rainbow stretch necklace, designed for nursing mothers to give baby something to grab other than mommy's hair, 1 avail, $40. Shipping included in price. paypal.me/tarlimanjoppos #lgbtqa #art #mastoart
help if you can, boost if you can't, tnx
Mermaids (+++) Show more
Mermaids are getting their Lottery money after all. Brilliant!
#AiringOfTheStash I have this lopi yarn, the stuff you use for icelandic sweaters. beautiful. but I know I'm not ever going to knit with it, because of all the handspun sweater yarn I have, and this is my priority.
Is it the #konMari thing that this years airing of the stash is different? I don't know. but I'll try to find a new home for that yarn.
anyone here (preferrably europe) into lopi knitting, in woodland colours?
Speaking of next level shit... To save the sound of Stradivarius violins forever, they brought in master luthiers, and recorded every note one at a time. Every transition. Every sound you could make. And now there's a database so one could craft new music with Stradivarius violins without owning one.
But the truly next level shit in here is that they shut down and put the cone of silence down around the recording studio so the street noise wouldn't fuck with the recordings.
‘Facebook labelled 'digital gangsters' by [UK] report on fake news’
“Facebook deliberately broke privacy and competition law and should urgently be subject to statutory regulation, according to a devastating parliamentary report denouncing the company and its executives as ‘digital gangsters’.”
"Can Anyone Live in Full Software Freedom Today? Confessions of Activists Who Try But Fail to Avoid Proprietary Software" by Bradley M. Kuhn and Karen Sandler (FOSDEM 2019 video) https://fosdem.org/2019/schedule/event/full_software_freedom/
Thought-provoking talk. I'm not sure if it gives me relief (that I'm not the only one who struggles with this) or despair (at the impossibility/absurdity of the whole struggle).
A very good advice I once heard: instead of making super detailed sketches make really rough ones and from those make your lineart.
If your sketch is super clean your lineart will only be tracing and it'll probably lose its liveliness. If your sketch is rough then you're still figuring stuff as you do your lineart and you keep some of the spontaneity.
I'm Snail. They/them. Pleased to meet you.
same name, same content, slightly different picture of a chiton
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