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These two ex-Slack programmers want to replace Romanian restaurants with virtual retinal displays

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anyway the objectively correct rubric for the trolley problem is "kill the occupants of the self-driving car first" because the people who should be made to bear the heaviest weight of signing lives over to a machine are the people who funded the machine's existence

Inspired by AndromedaBot over on Twitter, I made a bot that posts a random section of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field: @ultradeepfield

"If you're a Chicago-style hotdog appreciator, then it is advised you try this Windy City inspired Bloody. Add garlic salt, lime and sweet dark brown sugar for that distinctive Chi-town flavor. Then garnish with sausage skewers or sport peppers to complete the masterpiece."

🚨 🚨 🚨 NaNoLiPo is up! 🚨 🚨 🚨

I'm going to spend all of November writing an oulipotic text a day, following a row of increasingly ridiculous formal constraints! You can join me here:

We are at dinner and the moment @emma found out we were with two neuroscientists, she said, "Let me ask you a question: have you ever tasted a brain?" And then followed up with "WOULD you ever taste a brain?" The answer to both was no.

Queer Eye but it's five people recicly voluntarily, no ones making you recycle

*slaps roof of the brain* this bad boy can fit so many visual cortexes in it

Hey @Danielle is speaking about how Code for Science & Society helps fight the corporatization of how science shared and done!

I gave a lightning talk today about how the main mode of advocating the decentralized web is still "moralizing to the sheeple" and what we can do instead. Will eventually put this online in some form.

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Friend Camp

The decentralized web is about trust. You should only join Friend Camp if you personally trust Darius Kazemi with your social media data. You probably only have that level of trust if we are IRL friends or have been internet friends for a long time. Generally speaking this is a small, closed community. In the end, Darius is the arbiter of what is allowed here. If you don't have a good idea of the kind of behavior that flies with Darius, again, you probably shouldn't join this instance. In the interest of specificity, we do have a code of conduct and privacy policy which you should read.

Friend Camp features several modifications that were requested by our users.

  • you can log in via any subdomain, which means you can log in to multiple accounts in the same browser session (for example, log in once on and then as another user on
  • they are no longer called "toots", they are now "posts"
  • if you have a locked account and you get a follow request, a reminder appears under your "post" button (on normal Mastodon mobile it is otherwise buried in a sub-menu and you might not see it for a long time)
  • the emoji dropdown is a neutral smiley face instead of the cry-laughing smiley
  • @mentions are rendered as "@user" for a Friend Camp user and "@user@domain" for remote users. This helps clear up when you follow two people who have the same username on different servers.
  • there is a "never ask me again" checkbox on the confirmation for clearing your notifications -- more info here
  • images in a CW'ed post are collapsed behind the CW. When you expand the CW, you can see the whole image immediately. more info here
  • When an mp3 link is in a post, we also embed an inline mp3 player. git commit here
  • 500 characters of profile text git commit here, requested by @deerful

Important Bit from the Privacy Docs

If you want decent privacy (the info doesn't leave this server), the only way to do that is to set your account to private, only accept friend requests from other users, and only ever @ mention other users. Once you start talking to people on other servers, all bets are off. Any private message you send to someone on another server could be looked at by the admin of a different server. This is kind of like email: if you are on a private email server, and you send an unencrypted email to a gmail account, congrats, Google now has the content of that email. But also, you do this every day, so, hey. The internet!

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