- I also serve our English masters, I keep their precious trains running
- Are you happy keeping their trains running?
- Happy? I don't know, but I'm good at it.
- I dream of hunting in this jungle of metal and asphalt. I imagine my true form leaping from beam to ledge to terrace roof until I am at the top of this island. Until I can growl in the faces of all the men who believe they can own me.
Love, Death & Robots - "Good Hunting"
Alexandra Elbakyan (creator of Sci-Hub) | Open knowledge: A silent revolution in science https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc4nw7ripb0
In this interview conducted by @ntnsndr, Stacco Troncoso (founder of @guerrillamediacollective and the DisCO model) explains how the DisCO model works and how it challenges norms, both in familiar workplaces and in techno-utopian visions.
You can listen to the interview here 💚 ✨ : https://disco.coop/2021/02/if-i-only-had-a-heart-accounting-for-care-work-in-organizations/
Countries blocking lifting of patents on life saving vaccine patents are the true Axis of Evil. As the pandemic continues to ravage the world, new and deadlier variants of covid are emerging. Protecting IP protection over millions of lives is ghoulish.
One take: "The development of commons-public partnerships as an alternative to the established public-private, following the Preston and Evergreen models, with DisCOs facilitating:
a. Municipal service provision for local economies.
b. FLOSS-built and open licensed, common-pool civic knowledge resources.
c. Practical workplace education on feminist economics, the commons, decentralized technology and the ethical market sectors offered by participating DisCOs."
--The Disco Elements @disco_coop
This post eloquently conveys Lichess’s stance on Advertising, user experience, and open source software. I wholeheartedly agree with their sentiments.
> “ There is absolutely nothing positive about advertisements on websites from the perspective of their users.”
IF IT WERE TRUE THAT THE ONE CONSTANT OF THE WORLD IS THAT EVERYONE ONLY OPERATES ON A PROFIT MOTIVE, THE WORLD WOULD BE COMPLETELY, CRUSHINGLY BARREN
WE WOULD HAVE NOTHING
THE WORLD YOU LIVE IN EXISTS BECAUSE PEOPLE LOVE THINGS
THE IDEA THAT PROFIT DETERMINES HUMAN BEHAVIOR IS FUCKING DERANGED
EVERY TECH PRODUCT IN EXISTENCE IS DEPENDENT ON HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF HOURS OF UNPAID LABOR FROM THE FREE SOFTWARE COMMUNITY. YOUR TECHNOCAPITALIST UTOPIA IS BASED ON AN UNSHAKABLE FOUNDATION OF PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THAT OPEN DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN PROFIT, AND IN TIME WE WILL EAT YOU ALIVE
Hope everybody is reassured that the #EU is handing over to Facebook and twitter the task to differentiate between angry political speech and "terrorist content", and to do so in their best economic interest, within one hour.
Oh and without a vote, because err.. [procedure] and who cares.
If a package is moving too fast for #Debian, it's moving too fast to be a stable part of infrastructure.
Feminist Future Programmes 💜:
"To survive in a capitalist society, we depend on paid work but also on all the activities that maintain our wellbeing. Stress, alienation & repetitive strain injuries are all everyday conditions of work under capitalism. It's only once our shift has finished that we're able to begin to heal some of the hurt produced by work under capitalism. But meeting our needs & compensating for stress & emotional harm is itself a form of work."
The left/mutual aid/socialist/feminist spheres are in DESPERATE need for surveillance capitalism awareness. We cannot keep using the master's tools to dismantle the master's house. The tools are eventually used against our progress and our existence.
The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!