@dankwraith the sentient AI that hates and wishes to destroy humanity is already here. it is every single printer on earth

asking a non-binary person to explain their name yields one of two results

1: okay so it’s shortened from an abstract concept that’s incredibly meaningful to me and here’s a journal entry i wrote about the process of c-

2: i named myself brick. it’s short for bricholas

wanted to make a joke about "disruption" and anyone but klingons should be banned from making startups but like. the imagery of someone talking in klingon for VC Bro Cred is so much worse

@cwebber I've read a bit (to be exact, the RWoT 2018 entry) about Petnames and enthusiastically tried to sell the idea to a friend, who then promptly went ahead and pointed out a in hindsight rather glaring problem: what if the name is in itself not public information depending on the social context, and people from these contexts overlap (which is a common occurence now with social media)?
I think a petname system would make it very easy to accidentally "spill the beans" on some detail.
Imagine for example someone storing their SO as "Alice 😍" and publishing that information to their immediate friend circle, where it propagates out to "friends of friends of friends" at some point shows up as an edge name suggestion for a person that the original person might not even know. Similar problems could emerge with e.g. trans people using a new name with a group of contacts and their birth name with another. Is there a possible approach to prevent facilitating these leaks?

i hate to be a grammar snob, but it should actually be "Fewer Miserables"

uspol shitpost 

…what if it was all just a dream?

tolkien: this is the elf called deletéyouraccoünt.i have 20 pages etymological justification on why they're called that

we will outlaw wine&sex, pasta too. proscribe all the basest of pleasures and make humanity dole out the slightest hint of carnality from online arguments about lenin

"But have you considered the following?", I interject, furiously typing "words to sound sophisticated" into duckduckgo

stickers in whatsapp are the late millenial's inspirational postcards

bro this is not a place of honor bro uts a not this is nuclear waste repository bro this isnt ancient treasure not a place of honor this will not givve you anything of value just avoid it i swear bro just leave it please bro this is nucl this is nuclear waste repository not ancient treasure ancient treasure is more gilded bro this is going to cause danger to the body there is nothing sacred

ok hear me out:
step one, we'll rebrand socialism as "disruptive new approach to corporate governance"

"as an advanced tooter", i start my last words, already on the scaffold, the enraged crowd booing out my stand for the multi column interface

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