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My fav. topic is AIs and androids. I'm writing a novel about androids - well, more WITH than ABOUT.

I had this idea: What if Asimov's robots, but with directives - like in Robocop - instead? What if they have emotions, but are tied to their directives? What if unlike Blade Runner, the androids got manufactured in a given paint so they couldn't disguise as humans? And what if instead of Free Will, they had a limited will? What if they could fall in love?

That's my world.

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Just realized I didn't write my yet! Does it count as ? 😜

Gen-Xer born in ; since kid I was a and liked and , so it was logical I'd eventually discover the genre (, , , , , ...)

Aside from that I've done and ; have gnu/#Linux on my PC and recently I discovered .

Currently a scifi novel about and .

#sci-fi, self-promotion Show more

see https://www.openhub.net/p/mastodon-social/estimated_cost. Mastodon's code is estimated at over $700.000 dollars worth, and i think that's not far off

Sometimes I think about the pre-80s Pre-GNU hacker culture described by Stallman and others. Where software freedom was both the norm and undefined; and all the froody people getting in on the ground floor doing exciting things which lay the foundation for the present.

It's tempting to think of it as a golden age, that one ought to have lived then and not now.

However it's a golden age restricted to a small handful of people in a handful of prominent universities.

I'm looking for work. I'll likely be able to relocate (within the US) within the next few months, but I am a trans woman and prefer (and have long experience with) remote work.

Selected skills:

* HTML/JS/CSS, incl. multiple frameworks and supersets
* Python and PHP (including WordPress)
* Data analysis with Stata or R
* System administration (including both LAMP and other Linux- or Windows-based stacks)

You can view a more full resume here:

github.com/joyeusenoelle/Resum

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uspol, #cyber, authoritarianism Show more

uspol, #cyber, authoritarianism Show more

PeerTube v1.0 officially released today Show more

rant, pinterest Show more

With the imminent release of federation for @pixelfed , a reminder that there are many photo sites on the way for the #Fediverse:

@anfora

@peerpx

@snap_as

As they will federate together, it means many platforms can co-exist without worrying about splintering the userbase.

When a decentralised site grows, it makes the others stronger too, because they all benefit from the same network effect.

Centralised sites just weaken each other until one monopoly site dominates.

#DeleteInstagram

screw flying cars, what happened to /this/ vision of the future

@tom79

Delete and redraft doesn't retype the full usernames. As a result, the wrong recipient is addressed in the second draft.

Trans and #nonbinary genders are recognised as being real and valid by the NHS and by the UK government.

There’s not two sides to this issue. When there’s a BBC documentary about travel you don’t get flat-earthers on, do you?

Stop inviting anti-trans activists on TV/radio.

Ok, it's time shape Funkwhale's future, in terms of moderation and anti-abuse tools!

We can and will reuse tools from existing projects, but there are also things we'll have to work out ourselves.

If you want to be a part of that, the whole discussion will take place here: code.eliotberriot.com/funkwhal
(you can answer this post as well but please read the issue before!)

Take the time you need to read / contribute. the issue will remain for at least a few weeks before any implementation happens.

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Cybrespace

cybrespace: the social hub of the information superhighway

jack in to the mastodon fediverse today and surf the dataflow through our cybrepunk, slightly glitchy web portal