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โ™ฒ One final insult: SESTA-FOSTA was supposedly meant to curb sex trafficking, but INSTEAD, once the law was in place (surprise surprise), forcing sex work back onto the streets led to an *increase* in sex trafficking. In SF: A 170% INCREASE.โ€ฆ

@cwebber agreed. I think it's important to give non-technical users of digital and social media similes and metaphors to hang onto as they're introduced the more complex aspects, and abandon the metaphors when it breaks down.

This is a HARD thing to do which is why there's so much misunderstanding when it comes to explaining the new realm of the digital ๐Ÿ™„

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โ€œYouโ€™re nothing like my Firebolt!โ€ Harry screamed. โ€œYouโ€™re just a Muggle machine.โ€

โ€œSilly boy,โ€ said the robot. It projected the word โ€œROOMBAโ€ in ghostly letters. โ€œLet me show you who I truly am.โ€

The letters rearranged themselves to read... โ€œA BROOMโ€.

โ€œNo!โ€ cried Harry.


I'm not sure wtf I just watched but I had to see it so now you do too ๐Ÿ™ƒ summer 2019 I guess?


Summer 19 Campaign



Hey as your resident phishing expert mail security person who sees all of the home emails you send to your work email - stop doing your taxes at work.


A couple things I saw and thought "Mastodon will love this":

- Alias, a 3D-printed "parasite" that sits on top of your Amazon Echo or Google Home, feeding white noise into its mic until you say the wake word:

- The adminbook, a wonderfully ugly design for the ideal sysadmin notebook:


Some Asshole: The only reason someone will ever be nice is if it benefits them somehow

Humans: I'm gonna bring this plant home, and name him Greg, and water him every day. I love you Greg.

I also found the discussion of the heart defibrillator running proprietary software interesting. First there's the (understandably) felt injustice of having proprietary software embedded *inside* her body. Then there's the fact that when it malfunctioned, she couldn't do anything about it.

It's hard to find a better case for "why FLOSS" than that example. It hits you at a very gut, visceral level. But still, it raises some questions for me.

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