Gen-Xer born in #Mexico; since kid I was a #computer #nerd and liked #anime and #scifi, so it was logical I'd eventually discover the #cyberpunk genre (#ghostintheshell, #akira, #neuromancer, #bubblegumcrisis, #parasitedolls, #lain...)
She tried to swim away to keep herself from drowning, but the stream kept pushing her down.
All the ideas, emotions, that chaos resonating in her mind was drowning her. She needed a void, something to make her relax and stop thinking, calculating, computing, processing, that ENDLESS STREAM OF RANDOM THOUGHTS!
She screamed horror and pain, deafening everyone in the dreamspace, forcing them to wake up from that unexpected hellish nightmare.
Finally, the neural AI could get some sleep.
might not have all my words together for this, but it bugsme that there's a growing expectation that all female characters have to be "self-rescuing princesses". if they're in terrifying situations they must fight back.
there's more than one kind of strength but also times where it's too hard to fight back w/o help.
i'm still traumatized by things in my past. sometimes i have to be rescued. it's okay for our stories to show that, too. it's a matter of how it's portrayed.
It's that "print all the merch" time of year. Here's hoping I can get rid of some of it at MCM!
if an account has bot toots but also human toots, does that make it a cyborg account? 🤔
Manos arriba, están todos ustedes geolocalizados
Is there a way we can mute toots written in a language we don't know? Say, can Mastodon detect which language a toot's written in, say, French, and not send it to me if I have French unticked in my preferences?
@alice @noelle https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/xykkkd/why-american-farmers-are-hacking-their-tractors-with-ukrainian-firmware related reminder that this is the single most William Gibson thing I've read in a while
#Mastodon v2.4.0 is 🎉 finally out! 🎉
The changelog is long, but here are some highlights:
- Better offline support
- DMs column
- New profile options
- Hide who you follow if you want
- 120% better report UI for mods
- High contrast theme
- Web Push API opened up to app developers! Easy push notifications possible in all apps now
- Performance improvements
- Various fixes and improvements 😋
A simple example, why you can't protect and control information you shared.
A coworker saved my private number with my full name on his mobile phone.
He'd downloaded a great app which got access to all his contacts on his phone including mine. Just guess who received spam via SMS today?
Worse: I am pretty sure they sell those stolen information. So there is a set of data for sale which connect my name with my number.
And kids, that's the reason I have multiple numbers.
TL;DR, don't let your Company rely on Google. This is dumb.
"TIFU by getting Google to ban our entire company while on the toilet"