"minty i'm sick of white people sci-fi"

this is a lead in to my intro to afrofuturism, it's very simple. anyways:

My Soul to Keep: Tanarive Due, about a woman who's married to a millennia old immortal black man

The Prey of Gods: Nicky Drayden, about a demigoddess who feeds on fear in South Africa

An Unkindness of Ghosts: Rivers Solomon, about a self-taught neurodiverse healer on a spaceship looking for a new home

Galaxy Game: Karen Lord, about a black boy with super-powers

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So it looks like I'll be redesigning my school's CS curriculum from scratch lmao

Because all the professors are retiring in the next few years except the one non tenured one so like... Who knows what will happen next year

Hopefully my mobile development course next semester will move the needle on my Android skills enough to let me build an open source keyboard with a symbol section without GIFs or anything weird, large keys with popup tab effect when pressed, and a decent autocorrect with user loadable/editable dictionaries.

@Tanuki Definitely, but existing tech (VPNs, line rate crypto) can significantly mitigate that vector.

Idea: Create a "LiteWeb" standard that is a restricted subset of HTML5 and CSS3, removing all behaviors that can be used to implement Turing completeness or that are difficult for a browser to render.

Have two modes for the standard: LiteWeb Transitional, which allows the full HTML5+CSS3+JavaScript suite, but must support graceful degradation on LiteWeb and pre-HTML5 browsers, and LiteWeb Strict, which is what it says on the tin (but still must gracefully degrade to pre-HTML5 browsers).

Understand my words with full knowledge and reverence for my connection to the void.

My data is not yours to own.

You came here and asked to sell us things, then tracked us with the things you sold us.

You came here and begged for trust, which many gave you, then betrayed it by selling our secrets.

Then you took away our nation.

My data is not yours to own.

@ffs Wow. That's perhaps the most unethical thing I've heard in my life. Blocked.

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Lets take a moment to talk about the many faces of Activity Pub (this network) Show more

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I do my best to find common ground w/ people because I prefer to be able to find where we can relate. It's my thing.

But if we can't agree cops killing unarmed children is wrong or that free speech isn't the same thing is hate speech or there is no place in modern society for a culture that wants to remove people from the planet as a solution, then something is wrong w/ you.

Different beliefs are fine, but there is such a thing as evil in the world.

Everything does not deserve consideration.

@stman There's a reason I'm an active participant in RISC-V software stack development.

First free software. That gets us much. Then free ISAs. That gets us more. Eventually, free cores and free netlists, and then we have everything.

We're well on our way to having good, open ISAs, and free software is usable as a primary platform for millions. What's your problem?

I always find myself torn between wanting things that use similar conventions and tools so they work well together and users can script them commonly, plumb information between them, program them in similar ways, and whatnot, and the desire not to be bound by preรซxisting practice and disallowed from doing something bold and new that breaks everything.

(Of course this in a world where we have Web Apps, where everything is bound by convention and preรซxisting practice, but in a way that provides no benefit to the user and makes them harder to coordinate and plumb data between.)

Why the hell does Motherboard require JavaScript to...

...oh. Right. Because it's a fucking React app.

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There's this approach to computing history where we focus on work that looks shallowly similar to current norms, claim that work was 'prophetic' or 'ahead of its time', & mostly ignore differences & intent except as quirks. Fuck that.

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