Following in the footsteps of Microsoft and the RIAA, NFTs are fundamentally about creating the illusion of limited availability for digital goods that in reality are unlimited because they can be freely duplicated. Combined with the environmental impacts, you can see the perversion of reality that drives NFTs: they burn through finite natural resources as if they were infinite in order to create an artificial sense of scarcity for digital goods which can be easily produced in abundance.

> you can clone and pull from USB sticks and SD cards, which means this whole thing works just fine over sneakernet. You don't have to go "all in" [...] , you can mix and match it with networking [...] I think about sneakernet a lot these days, and I think anybody else who's interested in sustainable/perma-/salvage computing ought to as well

Low budget P2P content distribution with git
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Does anyone have an escalator in their house? I've seen many elevators in the homes of rich people, but I can't recall ever seeing an escalator inside a private residence.

If are non-existent in private residences and elevators are common, why is that? Space? Power?

maybe it is time to admit that our browsers are no longer mozilla 5.0 compatible

Hello Fediverse! Has anyone ever heard of or used FedWiki / the ? fed.wiki.org/view/welcome-visi

What do you think of it?

I'm having trouble wrapping my head around it, the documentation is not great, but it was started by Ward Cunningham... worth a look?

facebook, serious talk 

At some point your Facebook account will go away.

Whether that's from running afoul of one of their algorithms or because you delete it, or because the company and its servers disappear: your Facebook account will disappear at some point.

It's up to you to determine how you handle that.

Do you be proactive and make contacts with people on other platforms, or do you treat those connections as ephemeral. I can't make that choice for you. Both are completely valid.

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os reinstall 

trying to remember years of spells which gave this tool its proper shape

write down your incantations maybe

It's surprising to me that people aren't grasping that there's nothing tying a specific work to an NFT.

What's actually contained in the token is just a web address. It's effectively a url shortener. There is nothing about the art encoded in the token. The art isn't involved.

I keep having a thought about cyberdecks and worldbuilding. Often, they are portrayed as specialized and customized hardware for an individual person to accentuate their abilities.

Which sounds great, and even stylish in that pre-2010s kinda way.

Today when I look around, though, I have the opposite thought. What if it wasn't a quest for more power or features which led to the creation of decks, but rather the attempt to scrounge together *any* tech which is *not* infested with corporate spyware?

all gritty reboots are now required to cast gritty as the main character

thinking about how every Little Free Library in this town eventually devolves to Clive Cussler and Danielle Steele novels as well as at least three copies of The Secret

The latest #remarkable beta update seems to introduce a paid subscription scheme.

Without a paid subscription, older Files will stop syncing and be deleted. The basic subscription will not do that, but give you a "Limited set of Features". Only with the full subscription gives you all the features people are used to use on their devices, like screen sharing and so on.

I was hestitant to get another proprietary device, and know I know again why.

"The lifespan of bitcoin mining devices remains limited to just 1.29 years. As a result, we estimate that the whole bitcoin network currently cycles through 30.7 metric kilotons of equipment per year." theguardian.com/technology/202

I'm cleaning up the output of an old theme, and... is there no good way to delete with ?

Static site generators like Hugo have whitespace trimming built into their templating language: gohugo.io/templates/introducti

Does Philadelphia's tree planting strategy (or that of any other city) take into account succession? Do we think about the right trees to grow more trees? Or are we just growing isolated trees rather than forests, so it doesn't matter?

Do we need to think on a longer timescale?

One sad thing about the Tumblr porn ban is that there is still plenty of porn on Tumblr. It's just endless spam pornbot accounts that follow you, no matter how many you report and block.

In other words, they got rid of the nudity and sex people want, but unwanted porn survived.

hey #fediverse, I'm looking to create a collection of social sustainable VPS providers

some characteristics:
- green energy
- worker owned
- organic growth
- opensource
- NO hyperscale

some examples:
- webarchitects.coop/
- capsul.org/
- hcoop.net/
- iocoop.org
- greenhost.net/

please send me more!

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