This is an appreciation post for my parents. Who were supportive and loving of me and my brother always in our weird neurodivergent queer & trans selves. Who quietly supported our friends in tough places, even against their parents, and told them to call any time.
And if you want they’re your new parents too and they love you.
.dd was the assigned country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for the German Democratic Republic (East Germany). It was chosen based on the ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 code for the German Democratic Republic, the letters coming from the German name of the country: Deutsche Demokratische Republik. In accordance with IANA policy, .dd was therefore available to be assigned as the country code top-level domain (ccTLD) for East Germany. However, this was never done, and so .dd was never added to the root nameservers. Its only use was internally in an isolated network among the universities of Jena and Dresden and presumably Rostock.
"Smythe asks what “the nature of the ‘product’” of radio and television actually is. First, there would be a market for receivers. Second, “there is that product known as station time, and sometimes as audience loyalty (measured by ratings) which stations sell to advertisers. What is sold is a program for the audience (in whose continuing loyalty the station management has a vital interest), and the probability of developing audience loyalty to the advertiser. [...] In commercial radio and television, our Janus-like product is paid for twice. It is paid for once, as a producer’s good, if you please, when the sponsor pays for its production. And it is paid for again, as a consumer’s good, when the more or less predictable audience response results in the ringing of cash registers where the sponsor’s product is sold to ultimate consumers”. It would therefore be a myth that “radio and television programs are ‘free’” (Smythe 1951, via Christian Fuchs, 2012)
this explanation that Facebook is just a reimagination (recapture?) of internet via a network television business model of behaviour control - where the audience is the product, and the advertiser is the customer - is genious.
Dmytri Kleiner, (with help of Dallas Smythe) in 2012.
Wait, does that mean that microsoft is sending third parties contents of user's mailbox when they mark something as spam? do users know this?
"Junk Email Reporting program (JMRP) When an Outlook.com user marks an email as "junk", senders enrolled in this program get a copy of the mail forwarded to the email address of their choice. It allows senders to see which mails are being marked as junk and to identify mail traffic you did not intend to send."
Kick off performance evening of the On-the-fly livecoding cooperation project starts at 7 CET!
On the lineup: Luka Prinčič, Blaž Pavlica, Roger Pibernat, Sabrina Verhage, Sebastian Pappalardo, Chigüire, Claudia, Patrick Borgeat, Olivia Jack, Iván Paz, Dinou, Glen Fraser & Niklas Reppel
"I figured some of you might be wondering why I suddenly decided to start producing this kind of content (whether you prefer to call it erotic art or just whoring out). The answer is simple, I like it. I love eroticism and nudity. I've learned to appreciate my body and I enjoy sexualizing it on my own terms. I'm exploring my sexuality and identity. If you think I'm just a regular e-thot desperately trying to intelectualize being an e-thot, it's okay. I enjoy being an e-thot, too. I've always wanted to show off my sexual side and I don't see the reason why I shouldn't use it or profit from it. I'm happy to be in control of my own body, especially since it has not always been the case."
-- ras.alhagve https://www.patreon.com/rasalhagve
the fact that every user profile page on any pleroma instance (with default FE) has that login form where in the user field there's that "e.g. lain", always makes me a little ... i don't know how to express it, but it's not a good feeling. as a consequence, whenever I see anyone using pleroma makes me feel not good looking at their main user profile page.
is that weird?
/’̷fu:bar̞/ Gḽitch Ar̰t F̬estiv͐al͒ 2020
OCT 03-09 2020
Starting with the first Saturday of October, the sixth /’fu:bar/ festival is focusing on finding, catalyzing and documenting errors in new media art and the process of its creation.
In its first fully networked iteration – the festival is presenting a week full of online performances, lectures and discussions on the practices of more than 20 artists and collectives active in the field of electronic and digital experimental art and theory. The program is completed by a video art screening, free workshops and a group multimedia offline&online exhibition of over 150 digital artworks by 80+ artists from all around the world.
climate change, covid, hope
>> Restorative justice activist Mariame Kaba put it thus: “I always tell people, for me, hope doesn’t preclude feeling sadness or frustration or anger or any other emotion that makes total sense. Hope isn’t an emotion, you know? Hope is not optimism.” And she has famously said hope is a discipline. It’s a commitment to the future that must manifest as action. That discipline matters most when it is hardest. And when the stakes are highest. This is such a moment, with much to lose, and much to win. <<
-- Rebecca Solnit
Climate change, Covid – our hearts ache. But a new era is possible. We can do it https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/sep/19/covid-climate-change-
"We’d like to believe that suffering instructs and ennobles; that our grief, fear and pain increases our sympathy for the grief, fear and pain of others. But again, [he] seems to be ineducable, impervious to shame, guilt, or any sense of personal responsibility, unaffected by anything except vanity, selfishness and reckless self-regard. Certainly, the experience of having his blood oxygen level drop so low that supplemental oxygen was required must have been alarming, and yet the president continues to believe that bluster is the best medicine.
At a moment when our need for truth and transparency has never been so great, the president and his cohorts continue to lie, to get caught in lies, and to lie again to cover up the previous lies."
Arthur Dent's kin. Mostly harmless.
Sci-fi, glitch, cyberpunk, with a serious crush on Rose Kolodny.
Also, genderqueer feels.