A while back someone posted a thread about how it super isn't cool that non-Jewish creatives constantly use The Golem, protector of the Jewish people, as a fantasy monster or robot stand-in. Since then I've been thinking about other ancient robot stories which people could use as inspiration for their stories, games, etc.
In this thread I'm going to give a brief overview of a handful of ancient robots. These stories all have different interpretations and retellings, but these are my takes.
Not sure how much discussion there's been around this already, but I think the decision to not implement "quoting", or QTs on the bird platform, might be worth revisiting.
Yes, it can be used to dunk, but a "disable QTs on this toot" feature would curtail such uses, and allow the benign "add my own comment to this thing while surfacing it" case that I see behind a lot of good discussion on other platforms.
When replying to someone, what if their profile text was pulled up and placed somewhere near the box you were typing in, to give you a better idea of who the fuck they ARE in this modern nightmare hellscape free of all signifiers of a person beyond "their choice of username and maybe an icon, if you're lucky"?
for real tho, if you ever need any content warnings for a movie, check out http://doesthedogdie.com
it doesn't just warn for animal death anymore. a ways back it started adding more and more content warnings.
it's gotten to warning for specific kinds of deaths, specific kinds of trauma and abuse, hatecrimes, specific mutilations, addictions, etc.
it's really really helpful for people with any kinds of triggers for stuff like that.
NOVEMBER 16 & 17, 2019
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I love the weird little easter eggs that programmers have always put in their programs. Like this remote job entry program by RAND Corporation in 1972 which featured a "BYE, BYE BANANA" message when you quit.
I offer Public Universal Friend, reborn genderless in 1776, as a counterpoint to people who think non-binary identities are a new thing. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_Universal_Friend