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Yesterday it was #cloudflare today it's #facebook static content (images etc) don't load, seems like CDN problems too. Welcome to the centralized Internet... twitter.com/facebook/status/11

@Gargron seems good but isn’t mastodon running on and tons of different servers? Or is there some kind of federated agreement for anyone using mastodon?

@ajyw I’m interested but the link doesn’t work (looks truncated)

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Every now and then I encounter people who find it radical to think that maybe it'd be good if we treated other people well, or at least avoided treating them badly.

Such people tend to also have at hand reasons why specific sets of people should be treated worse than others.

It always surprises and saddens me a little. It shouldn't, by now, I'm old enough to know better, but not old enough to actually know better.

Listening to a talk about the intention of non-harming. I was reminded about an aspect I usually forget: emotional harm can hurt both parties but always hurts the one who harbors it. Meaning if you feel a lot of anger towards someone far away, you’ll be hurting even if the object of ire is totally unaware. Part of non-harming is to quit hurting hurting yourself. Anger is natural, but recognizing it can let it go away hopefully without hurting you.

I wonder what is the mental influence of seeing 1,000 different faces twice a day? So much diversity packed into a city commute.

On my way to a discussion with @NaomiAKlein and @shoshanazuboff about the rise of “surveillance capitalism” and corporations’ efforts to predict and control human behavior.

interc.pt/2TpcYLs

@NPR what about New York? We have rent control...

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Excited to make some vegetarian chili in my pressure cooker. Is this what 32 looks like?

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Hey, y'all-- Facebook recently announced they're launching a "Patreon killer" service.

Regardless of your thoughts on Patreon, FB's alternative is TERRIBLE!

⚠️ 30% gross revenue fee
⚠️ Automatic LIFETIME IP rights to ANYTHING you put on the service
even if you quit!
⚠️ FB wants to give discounts and freebies whenever they like, w/o creator approval, and then deduct it from creator revenue
⚠️ FB will also control WHO sees your content and how many views you have

boingboing.net/2019/02/26/face

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