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San Antonio Spurs players set up an in-flight LAN to play Starcraft after winning the 1999 NBA championship, whose trophy sits on the floor

hello tv show and film set designers, yes its me, that one viewer who is pausing continually to look closely at all your fake product packaging in supermarket scenes.

My book "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is a critique of Big Tech connecting conspiratorial thinking to the rise of tech monopolies (proposing a way to deal with both) is now out in paperback:

onezero.medium.com/how-to-dest

Signed copies here:
darkdel.com/store/p2024/Availa

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social-media 

From 20 May: Giving Away All Your Rights To Everything You Do Online In One Click - She almost gave her employer the right to use ANY photo, post, comment, review, audio, or anything she sent electronically EVEN WHEN SHE WAS NOT WORKING. ideatrash.net/2021/05/giving-a

From 07 May: Bowling For Soup - Getting Old Sucks (But Everybody’s Doing It) [Official Music Video] youtube.com/watch?v=N4e_IZFwTf

Sci-fi writers and fans alike might be interested in this (short and sweet) scientific paper about the problems with real-world artificial intelligence research: arxiv.org/abs/2104.12871

politics,covid 

From 15 May: Welcome Back to the World That Was - We welcome back some parts of the World That Was. But we have a chance to not just go back to the World That Was, but to make a better World That Is. ideatrash.net/2021/05/welcome-

The OSS bubble that is and the blogging bubble that was

The biggest problem—and this isn’t limited to web development—is how it has baked exploitation into the core worldview of so many people. We use open-source software. We get paid to use open-source software. Our employers benefit, but the money never trickles down—money never trickles down.

baldurbjarnason.com/2021/the-o

Still salty about the folks that believe that your musical tastes are most formed around your college years. Sure, you can make a case for any music you listen to being from that period and then discount the anomalies.

It's like Joseph Campbell's Monomyth: it's true if you file it down enough and ignore where it doesn't quite match up.

All I have to say is that if you can be pigeonholed by a shitty rubric then you have a duty to prove it wrong. Listen to all the things and challenge yourself.

@shade Felix! Did you see this new (I think) ultraviolet photo of Jupiter, it reminds me of your trans planet ✨

Healthcare, uspol 

CVS Donated to Dark-Money Group Fighting Access to Care

In a year marked by a coronavirus pandemic that has killed millions, CVS Health financed a wave of political advocacy against measures to control health care costs and increase access.
theintercept.com/2021/04/21/cv

I'm in this Storybundle for the business of writing (storybundle.com/writing).

Tomorrow at 2PM Detroit time, a bunch of the authors are doing a live chat about the bundle and why we did our books. If you're interested, stop by.

youtube.com/watch?v=tdv5oYTzyv

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Faith Collapsing

Faith Collapsing is a host set up by me (Steven Saus) with the same sensibility of the BBS I ran back in the 1990s - I set it up for me, but folks I personally know are welcome to join if they like. Left-leaning; fascists will not be happy with my moderation. Incitements to violence or hate speech will get you gone.