actuallyaseal

actuallyaseal wrote

It's a pretty bad article anyways. Half of it is spent explaining enshittification and network effects. Their just suggests interoperability as a potential solution, e.g. being able to port your Amazon ebooks to a different platform.

This article wouldn't be that controversial if they used a title like "Interoperability as a Solution to Reduce Enshittification" instead of the click bait that it is now.

5

actuallyaseal wrote

You flipped a coin to decide who to vote for? You end up voting for them but only because you are listening to the coin. Of course you wouldn't go about telling other people to vote for them... Unless you also flipped a coin to decide who to tell people to vote for.

3

actuallyaseal wrote

The proportion of monarchies to non-monarchies seems interesting to me. If you were going to go through the bother of advertising your micronation enough to get on this list would you want to make yourself the permanent leader of it? You're probably the only citizen/subject/member anyways. The entire project probably ends when you die.

I think I would want to do something esoteric. Make the entire thing a confusing mess of pomp. A massive collection of rules and lore that requires very grandiose actions and effectively do nothing. Maybe a dictatorship of the bureaucrats with a ceremonial head of state.

3

actuallyaseal wrote

My thoughts as I read this:

Let's see, opens up Aliens... See a couple more big name movies. Is this just a list of all the movies this person has seen and how they upset them? Hmm maybe I should read one of the descriptions. Capitalism: A Love Story looks short.

Michael Moore, staying true to his propaganda film format, relentlessly attacks America's capitalist economy with claims of alleged financial inequality.

Wait. Are they claiming we are financially equal? Are these guys just confused socialists who are just blind to all evidence of economic inequality? Do they realize the implementation of their statements?

4

actuallyaseal wrote

Reply to comment by EAN_BAW in Friday Free Talk by lazy_vegan_cat

I feel sustainable is a loaded marketing word. It has a nebulous definition that's hard to pin down. Whatever it is, it's probably location specific making it hard to give a universal answer. But I have heard of a open source projecs that might interest you.

Open Source Ecology. They aren't home specific. I would say there are more about open sourcing the knowledge to create an entire functional community. The Open Building Institute seems related to them. Their websites seem lack luster on actual instruction to me but I'm not much of a construction person. Maybe you'll find something interesting .

I did run into wikihouse while trying to find Open Source Ecology. They seem to be using reusable modules that might interest you. There is just the open source architecture movement in general.

3

actuallyaseal wrote

I went to the dentist after an entirely too long time. My teeth are okish but my gums are fucked up. I'm going to have a "fun" course of treatment over this year to get them healthy again.

It was also my child's first trip to the dentist. They actually did very well. They had no issues opening their mouth for the exam and even let them do some polishing. That was a little surprising because they won't even touch their electric toothbrush at home.

4

actuallyaseal wrote

Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers

Because for some reason I can't just stop reading a series.

I'm honestly having trouble seeing the story with this one. There's around 4 main characters and all their stories seem so independent of each other. I'm half way through and there's been maybe two instances where they actually interact with each other.

I think one of the major themes is death. It opens up with a massive accident that has long lasting effects on th community. One of the characters is an archivist and another's job is to quite literally compost corpses for the oxygen farms.

Another theme might be the corrosive effects of capitalism on community? This group of humans had a ¿socialistic?/gift/bargaining economy before their contact with aliens. The introduction of money and imports is changing their way of life. One of the characters is a 16 old who wants to leave for what they perceived as a better life and the other is a young adult who was born away returning for what they perceive as a better life.

3

actuallyaseal wrote (edited )

Reply to comment by Hababbeldu in Comfy Belgrad Hostel Rule by Hababbeldu

The paining is unique to the hostel and Google lens. Reverse image search has gotten a little insane in the past couple years. If you are taking a photo of anything remotely unique and you don't want your location revealed in would recommend doing a reverse image search in it and see what posp up.

4

actuallyaseal wrote (edited )

Reply to comment by Hababbeldu in Comfy Belgrad Hostel Rule by Hababbeldu

Not someone I recognize. But I think the signature is ΔEHИ or ДЕНИ. A Google search leads me to the name Mladen (Deni) Lisavac. He does seem a likely candidate for the artist if his IMDb is anything to go off of (and if that actually is the same person). Your best bet is probably to ask someone there about it.

3

actuallyaseal wrote

Eh, I think you're going have to define what you mean by hunters and hunting. As is my first instinct is to point out how old and widespread hunting is. Even among humans it's a couple order of magnitudes older than civilization. You'll have to explain how to these relatively new concepts are related to hunters.

Maybe a starting point is to definite between hunting and predation. If someone considers any predator a hunter than your point is going to be lost on them.

6

actuallyaseal wrote

The source is there for anyone to grab and edit. There's not really anything stopping anyone from implementing QoL improvements, security patches or even entirely new features and redesigns. The only real question is if anyone actually wants to do that and if they can convince ziq it's worth bothering to upgrade the server.

13