"Google hit with €1.5bn fine from EU over advertising"
This is the third fine in 2 years, totaling up to 8 billion euros but still some people think that Google wouldn't engage in anti-competitive practices with Chrome or restrict adblockers.
hey fam! i'm a 29 y/o smol black queer, afab nb, super into "bread tube" (contrapoints, philosophy tube, three arrows, shaun, etc.) but I was radicalized over a decade ago
I'm currently teaching myself web development (pretty solid html/css skills, working on getting a good grasp of js and i've dabbled in web scraping with python). also into cyber/info/net security.
I also like languages, linguistics, travel, and learning new things in general.
this is my first toot I'm ever writing on mastodon and tbh I'm not sure that i know what I'm doing 🙃
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"Patreon Shenanigans Ahoy" - https://siderea.dreamwidth.org/1505555.html
Thing I haven't seen brought up as much as it should be: they're unbundling charges. Again. That thing that everyone screamed bloody murder about, that makes $1 pledges kind of garbage? They're doing it again, except charging the creator instead of the patrons so it's not obvious...
.../and/ they're excluding existing creators - probably in hopes that they don't raise a stink.
And yes, they're still being bullshit about their changes.
(And given what they're doing, I'm really not sure they don't plan to force existing creators over to the new plan after a few months or a year. Especially if the reason that they're unbundling charges is to avoid becoming a money services business - see https://subfictional.com/my-theory-patreon-doesnt-want-to-be-a-money-services-business/ from when unbundling payments originally came up.)
I want to revive something Teju Cole used to do on birbsite: everyone post photos of whatever's blooming around you, tagged with #florespondence and where you are. Please boost and take part. Making it a reply to me is optional but I'll always enjoy florespondence from all over. Here are the #Seattle daffodils that prompted me to get things started.
I feel bad for DnD wizards like imagine spending years, possibly the majority of your life studying magic just to do some low-mid level magic and then along come warlocks with their sugar daddies, sorcerers with their overentitled inheritance, druids with their treehugging, bards with their fucking vuvuzelas, and clerics and paladins with their divine senpais
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I hate the term AMAB.
Not for any rational reason.
It just feels bad and backwards.
A study shows that 3 people in a conference room can result in a CO2 levels that can impair cognitive functioning in just 2 hours.
Any decisions made at the end of the meeting are made in a mentally deficient state.
Tech transfemme. Code sorceress and ops witch. Also, shameless selfies.
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