Just upgraded #mastodon to 3.3. Unfortunately had to boost the droplet to 4GB of memory just to get through the asset precompile. Really hoping these heavy parts of the build process get fixed in a soonish release.
“I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time—when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers are in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority...” —Carl Sagan
To defend against an Antitrust lawsuit, they decide to form a bigger Trust together... https://www.wsj.com/articles/google-facebook-agreed-to-team-up-against-possible-antitrust-action-draft-lawsuit-says-11608612219
Really cool 20 min documentary of a 1950s foundry/locomotive manufacturer. Absolutely insane lack of protective equipment O_O https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67iHmxQFB-s
Reddit's 52MM daily active users is surprisingly low to me, and this is up 44% since last year. I guess this is why they keep cranking out dark patterns and why that won't stop. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=25303423
I think that YouTube as we knew it is going to be done soon. The latest monetization move with minimum compulsory ads on top of already heavy ad volume, 3-minute sponsor reads, Patreon plugs, product placements, all in ~10 minute videos (!) is on the downward half of the curve. I've loosely noticed I just don't use it anywhere near how much I used to.
All things will invariably end up like cable I guess.
Found out about two awesome #foss #privacy tools yesterday: https://nitter.net as an alternative privacy-minded Twitter frontend and a fantastic FF extension to auto-redirect to it (among other similar services): https://github.com/SimonBrazell/privacy-redirect. No more Twitter login nags and way more UI control.
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