Why I sometimes reply with image descriptions
Sometimes when I see a toot with an image I like but it doesn't have a description, I reply with a description. Here's why, if you're curious about that!
(It got too long for toots.)
Apparently we breathe out about 900 g of CO2 per day, or (and check my math here) the carbon equivalent of a stick of graphite 1 m in length and 1 cm wide and thick.
It's good to see that fediverse administrators care so deeply about the privacy of their users. However I'm not convinced that the long term solution can be a robots.txt (or "advisory") style equivalent approach. Expressing desire and intent is useful, but insufficient.
Scrapers/feed consumers are really easy to write. When indexing is outlawed, only outlaws will do indexing, and they will, because it's easy to do.
So toots I *do* hashtag, generally (preceding is an exception) are made *Public*.
My view of the Zignani Affair is that it's far more about miscommunicated and misunderstood elements of Mastodon. Those who think that Mastodon is a private walled garden are, to my view, misguided. Possibly misled.
If I want to comment directly to a user or users on Mastodon, I'll use the "Direct" option, *and am very much aware that this remains viewable to others, especially administrators*.
we all seem to agree that it can be used to make "statements" but what are the other potential illocutionary forces of fashion? can you ask questions, make requests, greet, apologize, congratulate? this started as a joke idea in my head but actually now i want to read a full analysis of fashion through the lens of speech act theory
I would like to see more games made based on overly literal interpretations of Bible quotes.
explaining the joke
If you're confused, it's a reference to Bible verse Hosea 8:7, where Yahweh is—as usual—angry and making threats. Sometimes you'll hear politicians use "they shall reap the whirlwind" as a threat.
But taken literally, how cool would it be as a video game? It would be fun to work out how to depict wind and its lifecycle (?), and work up some farming game mechanics with a twist.
"Scientists give cuttlefish 3D glasses and shrimp films for vision study" https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/jan/08/scientists-play-shrimp-films-to-cuttlefish-in-3d-vision-study (there's a cute photo of a cuttlefish wearing red/blue stereo glasses, which turns out to work)
Quote: « “A lot of people said it wasn’t going to work,” Wardill said. “They said they’d rip the glasses off. They said there’d be ink in the tank.” »
Translation: "Fools! We showed them all!"
Alt of @varx -- less tech talk on this account, maybe.
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