@firstname.lastname@example.org cool I poked my nose into that
@email@example.com I got it. Thank you very much for sharing!
Would it be horrible to add PDF as a file upload type to yarn.social? Or, can it already do that and I’m just being a lunkhead about it? Every time I’ve tried to upload a PDF I’ve gotten an error.
@firstname.lastname@example.org it will be nice to be able to read in what context Weizenbaum wrote that. It comes from an article he wrote, “Social and Political Impact of the Long-term History of computing”, which I haven’t been able to find without selling my soul. I understand you are a scholar; could you “lend” us the article? PDF is fine. :-)
@email@example.com I hear you. As always, hope for the best, but prepare for the worse. I am thousands of kilometres away, yet it is also always in the back of my mind.
Norway is buying 54 new tanks.
All though the current war is a distance from Norway - it’s still our neighbour who is causing it. So it’s always in the back of my mind.
@firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com “Computers enable fantasies, many of them wonderful, but also those of people whose compulsion to play God overwhelms their ability to fathom the consequences of their attempt to turn their nightmares into reality.”
– Joseph Weizenbaum, creator of ELIZA
@firstname.lastname@example.org Short answer: NO
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@email@example.com bloody hell that thing is small and cheap 😳
Yeah the word ‘decentralized’ is sure being a bit bastardized lately…
@firstname.lastname@example.org Distributed Network.
I called it out in channel and took screenshots. Happy to discuss in a less public space with anyone–not going to share that stuff and propagate the harm.
What looks to me to be pretty nasty transphobia was posted in the yarn.social IRC channel.
I’ll go on record unequivocally: transphobia is not OK ever. Transwomen are women, transmen are men, and it’s not in any way funny to pretend otherwise even as a “joke”. It’s hurtful and harmful.
@email@example.com BullshitOps in full effect
@prologic anybody can run a relay. I briefly ran one today. There are hundreds out there.
actually from my reading and understanding I think it’s even worse than this.
They claim that the platform runs on a distributed network protocol of relay servers that I believe are managed by Nostr/
so basically, this is very much centralized and you have to place trust in both the app and relay service.
@firstname.lastname@example.org it’s not a fucking decentralized network 🤦♂️ it’s a goddamn distributed not work 🤬
Fucking Web3 garbage 😱
So baxk to Yarn.social ? 😆
On my blog: Real Life in Star Trek, Contagion https://john.colagioia.net/blog/2023/02/02/contagion.html #scifi #startrek #closereading
And just like that, my affair with nostr is over. :-D