"The unit is engaged in the same kind of AI work that the world’s biggest tech companies, like Google, Facebook and China’s Baidu are doing in a race to apply machine learning to such functions as self-driving cars, analysis of salespeople’s telephone pitches and cybersecurity — or to fight Israel’s next war more intelligently."
“I’ve always loved algorithms. I was already involved with them in high school and worked in the field. When I [was] drafted I wanted to combine the technology with a combat,” Maj. Sefi Cohen, 34, recalls.
The unit’s only female member left recently. so for the moment it’s an all-male team. Cohen says: “Everyone who’s here is the tops.”
"Tiny IDF Unit Is Brains Behind Israeli Army Artificial Intelligence", Haaretz, 2017: https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2017-08-15/ty-article/tiny-idf-unit-is-brains-behind-israeli-army-artificial-intelligence/0000017f-e35b-d7b2-a77f-e35fc8f40000
#startups #StartupNation #successStory #masculinity #manhood #manliness #force #patriarchy #elite #segregation #history #data #analytics #planning #C4I #ES2 #IDI #IDF #Habsora #merit #tech #techCulture #AI #sociology
"L'unité de recherche opérationnelle de la Division de renseignement militaire - l'unité logicielle "Lotem” de la Direction J6/C4i de l'armée israélienne - ne semble pas être le genre d'endroit où l'intelligence artificielle de pointe est mise en œuvre.
"L'unité est engagée dans le même type de travail d'IA que les plus grandes entreprises technologiques du monde, comme Google, Facebook et la société chinoise Baidu, dans une course à l'application de l'apprentissage automatique à des fonctions telles que les voitures autonomes, l'analyse des présentations téléphoniques des vendeurs et la cybersécurité - ou pour mener la prochaine guerre d'Israël de manière plus intelligente."
“J'ai toujours aimé les algorithmes. Je m'y intéressais déjà au lycée et je travaillais dans ce domaine. Lorsque j'ai été appelé sous les drapeaux, je voulais combiner technologie et combat”, se souvient le major Sefi Cohen, 34 ans.
La seule femme de l'unité a quitté l'unité récemment [en 2017], de sorte que pour le moment, l'équipe est composée uniquement d'hommes. Cohen dit : “Tous ceux qui sont ici sont les meilleurs”.
"Tiny IDF Unit Is Brains Behind Israeli Army Artificial Intelligence" - Haaretz, 2017 : https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/2017-08-15/ty-article/tiny-idf-unit-is-brains-behind-israeli-army-artificial-intelligence/0000017f-e35b-d7b2-a77f-e35fc8f40000
#succès #masculinité #virilité #force #patriarcat #élite #nonMixité #histoire #données #analytique #planification #renseignement #militaire #Défense #armée #Tsahal #IA #techno #technoSolutionnisme #technoCritique #externalités #productivité #éthique #biais #risques #collatéral #victimes #civils #déshumanisation #frappes #bombardement #armes #terrorisme #antiTerrorisme #israel #israelGaza #guerresDIsrael #israelHamas #crimesDeGuerre
Ol' Higgsy Baby hates #unions as much as he hates the #french. He's found another way for him and his pals to take more workers money by stealing their pensions, forcing them into high-risk schemes made to profit the #elite.
#CUPE is threatening illegal strikes in response.
I stand with CUPE! All power to all people!
The Repatriation Project
Tribes in #Maine Spent Decades Fighting to Rebury Ancestral Remains. Harvard Resisted Them at Nearly Every Turn.
by Mary Hudetz and Ash Ngu
Dec. 4, 5 a.m. EST
"Donna Augustine was in tears as she read the letter from Harvard University that winter morning in 2013. Looking around the room inside an elementary school on Indian Island, Maine, she saw other elders and leaders from the four Wabanaki tribes were also devastated as they read that the university was denying their request to repatriate ancestral remains to their tribes.
"The Wabanaki tribal nations — an alliance of the #Penobscot, #Passamaquoddy, #Maliseet and #Mikmaq — wanted to rebury the ancestral remains. But Harvard’s #PeabodyMuseum of Archaeology and Ethnology said, as it had in past years, that the tribes didn’t have enough evidence to show that they could be tied, through culture or lineage, to the ancestors whose remains the museum held.
"The denial felt like a rejection of Wabanaki identity for Augustine, a Mi’kmaq grandmother, who had spent years urging Harvard to release Native American remains.
"'Every one of us in that room was crying,' she recalled. 'We jumped through every hoop.'
"The group representing the only four tribal nations in present-day Maine had furnished a deeply researched report documenting their histories in the region, even sharing closely held stories passed down within their tribes from one generation to the next that told of their ancient ties to Maine’s lakes, islands and forests.
"Now they could see it hadn’t been enough for Harvard, which especially prized the remains of 43 ancestors buried for thousands of years near Maine’s Blue Hill Bay.
"Complicating matters for the tribes, another museum, the similarly named but smaller Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology, housed on the campus of the #PhillipsAcademy, a Massachusetts preparatory school, held items from the same ancient burial site.
"Instead of sending a letter as Harvard did, the Phillips Academy museum director, Ryan Wheeler, had asked to meet with the tribes. Seated at the table that morning, he was initially uncertain what he would do. He would later say that it became evident during the meeting that the tribes exhibited a strong connection to the ancestors they sought to claim, both from the report they had provided and their reaction to Harvard’s decision.
"He recalled leaving the meeting certain he would repatriate. 'There was really no question about it,' he later said.
"What the Wabanaki committee and Wheeler didn’t know, however, was just how hard Harvard would push back. In the two years that followed, the director of the Harvard museum went to surprising lengths to pressure Wheeler to reverse his decision.
"A #ProPublica investigation this year into repatriation has shown how some of the nation’s #elite museums have used their power and vast resources to delay returning ancestral remains and sacred objects under the #NativeAmericanGraves Protection and Repatriation Act. By exploiting loopholes in the 1990 law, anthropologists overruled tribes’ evidence showing their ties to the oldest ancestral remains in museums’ collections. We’ve also shown that museums and universities have delayed repatriations while allowing destructive analyses — like DNA extractions — on ancestral remains over the objections of tribes.
"Harvard, where the remains of an estimated 5,500 Native Americans are stored at the Peabody Museum, used these loopholes over the span of three decades to prolong the Wabanaki tribes’ repatriation process while remaining in technical compliance with the 1990 law, our review found.
"For Augustine and her colleagues, few things were more frustrating than knowing that NAGPRA had empowered museums to decide whether Indigenous people had a valid connection to their ancestors. These were the same institutions that had collected the human remains and objects from ancestral burial sites. Despite NAGPRA’s intent to give Indigenous people say over ancestral remains, institutions still made the final decisions on whether to repatriate.
"'The wolves are in charge of how to deal with the sheep,' said #DarrellNewell, a former vice chief of the Passamaquoddy Tribe who helped create the Wabanaki Intertribal Repatriation Committee to accelerate negotiations with the institutions. 'It’s just not a good way.'
"Harvard in recent years has apologized and promised to speed repatriation, saying it aims to repatriate all #NativeAmerican remains and the items once buried with them within the next three years and recently doubled staffing in the Peabody Museum’s repatriation office. However, the school has yet to return more than half of the human remains it reported holding under NAGPRA, according to federal data from November. Only two institutions, of the hundreds that must comply with NAGPRA, hold more human remains than Harvard."
Of course. Joe Flacco throws a TD t Jerome Ford on his first possession.
Flacco was 4/5 for 65 yards with the TD. #elite
Floor Rusman: »Uitgerekend in 2009, het jaar nadat het #neoliberalisme over de kop was geslagen in de financiële #crisis, explodeerde het aantal artikelen over de linkse #elite. De verklaring: Geert Wilders begon in dat jaar met zijn kruistocht ertegen. . .. Als geen ander wist hij het stereotype ‘linkse elite’ vervolgens in de collectieve verbeelding te verankeren door te spreken over „de #kunstmaffia” en „gladpratende #doctorandussen met #designer brillen”«
Die #regierung darf keine #geheimnisse haben!
Sonst könnte man annehmen, die #bundesregierung & #bundeskänder dienen einer #Elite, einer #oligarchie oder #Konzerninteressen .
#CDU #csu #fdp #noafd #AfD #spd ##dielinke #grüne #berlin #Brandenburg #MecklenburgVorpommern #hamburg #dresden #sachsen #Niedersachsen #sachsenanhalt #thüringen #hessen #bayern #BaWü #saarland #NRW #schleswigholstein
My project over the last few months has been to design some ships for Traveller, heavily inspired by a certain computer game from the 1980s.
I've now got all the human ships from the classic version of the game completed, with deck plans, statistics and models.
These are an interpretation of the original designs, so that they fit the deck plans and also the Traveller game system.
Niederlande-Wahl - Politologe: Rechtspopulist Wilders könnte neuer Premier werden
Es sei davon auszugehen, dass es Rechtspopulist Geert Wilders gelingen werde, eine Koalition unter seiner Führung zu bilden, sagte Politologe Daniel Mügge.#REchtspopulismus #Rechtsruck #ELITE
Geert Wilders könnte neuer Premier der Niederlande werden
Britney Manson is a Russian-Estonian model, singer, and social media personality. She started her TikTok account in 2022 and became known for her modeling videos in 2023, when she also got signed to Elite Model Management
The 99 percent are suffering.
With inflation easing a bit, Thanksgiving dinner won’t be as expensive this year as it has been. But a slightly more affordable turkey is cold comfort. Rent is still prohibitive, with most tenants struggling to foot the bill. Even more worrying, 12.8 percent of households suffered from food insecurity at some point during 2022, a sharp increase from the previous year (10.5 percent). Then there’s health care.
I'll add to the toot above, that, there is no being an #environmentalist without simultaneously being a #socialist (give it a name -- other than capitalist or libertarian). We are all tangled in an ideologic #war over the future shape of our planet. It is the favored #elite capitalist class vs. every other living thing on the planet. It cannot be escaped. Like all war, it will find you, or your children sooner or later. Which side are you on?
If you want to join the fight, an easy way to begin is to begin networking among those who make it their business to fight in the war every day.
The @mastodonmigration.wordpress.com has a great list of accounts to follow in its "Climate List Starter Pack." They missed one of my favorites though -- @breadandcircuses -- so go blow up his notifications and follow.
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#音樂耳機 #Elite 8 Active #jabra #Jabra Elite 8 Active
WIP from my stream tonight, ended up having to quit as I went an hour longer than I was intending to, lol!
#ProjectStargazer is a multi-pronged concept that I've been working on that aims to have me do two things artistically- my first comic, and painting landscapes.
Set in the Elite universe, the project follows a crew of ponies on the HMS Element of Magic [J3F-T3V] as they explore the far reaches of the galaxy well beyond the reach of most other intelligent species.
We're still in the conceptual process, but another step was made as this is yet another piece done completely in digital work, with no traditional art as a base.
It's one part Elite, one part Blake's 7... and one part Metal Mickey.
That's one heck of a mix, but is Liberation any good? Here's my review:
"In einer demokrat. Gesellschaft sollte das Ziel darin bestehen, die Interessen+ Bedürfnisse aller Bürger*innen zu berücksichtigen, anstatt die Macht + den Reichtum in den Händen einer privilegierten #Elite zu konzentrieren.
Es ist wichtig, Mechanismen zu schaffen, die die Macht der Superreichen begrenzen + sicherstellen, dass Grundprinzipien der Demokratie, wie Gleichheit+ Partizipation, gewahrt bleiben."
- offenbar intelligenter als unsere Politiker*innen.
This doesn't surprise me. The #elite or #powerful (even at low levels e.g. #management) often have a sense of #narcissistic #entitlement which seems to cloud their #ability to have #social #responsibility. This leads to everything from #undermining & #micromanaging to #sexism #harassment & #bullying.
@diaeter :)) sehr gut! für #Mastodon musst Du Dich hingegen einmalig anmelden und dann die #App installieren, das ist bereits ein Vorauswahlkriterium wo sich die Geister scheiden :=) beim #Blauhimmelsding fühlen sie sich die #Zuströmenden durch #Anmeldecodes schon wieder einem Schritt jener #Elite näher, der sie in Masse ein komfortables Leben möglich machen.
We used to have #freespeech in the #UK. #Academics could #debate. #People weren't locked up for disagreeing with #government. #Democracy is in its last thows of #life. Anyone that can leave probably will but they need to do it before it's too late. #Brexit already restricted options. Only the #wealthy & #elite are now #free. At what point will we become #refugees seeking #safety in another #country? Will #Scotland push for #independence. I hope so.
We may be old, Boris Johnson, but don’t dare call us expendable
At the Covid inquiry #BorisJohnson’s advisers criticised his handling of the pandemic, as text messages revealed he believed that Covid was ‘nature’s way of dealing with old people’.
#ToryScum #OAPs #inhumane #HumanRights #ToryDictatorship #fascism #FarRight #CovidIdiots #Covid #pandemic #ToryFascists #ToryFascistDictatorship #dystopian #dystopia #Britain #Orwell #Wealthy #elite #Tory #Tories
The #NHS is being used to spin #money out of human suffering by our own #Government. How long before we discover how many of the #Tory #political class have their fingers in the #Palantir pie? #Tax payers' £££s must not be used to booster #funds of the #elite & their cronies. I'm so sick of the #corruption.
For those unfamiliar with the #BernieMadoffRule ... here goes.
The #elite only suffer penalties when they do one of two things: (i) steal from other elite, or (ii) embarrass other elite.
Depending on the severity of committing one transgression, an elite can generally get away with it. Do both ... and examples are made.
See a pattern?
Once seen ... it can't be unseen.
1. Have a bunch of rich people create private educational institutions.
2. Call those institutions the #ivyleague (Ooooo ... how prestigious!)
4. Assemble groups of highly impressionable post adolescents salivating for prestige in a room.
6. Force them to compete against one other over who can best regurgitate the God's orthodox #ideology.
7. Reward those that most successfully regurgitate the God's orthodox ideology with great #jobs and access to influence by giving them A's and references.
8. Punish those who think critically by relegating them to low paying jobs and obscurity through low grades and withholding references.
9. Pat your fellow #toadies on the back a lot.
11. Rinse and repeat for #generations.
Disponible jusqu’au #Russie #élite #Arte Les enfants de l’élite russe vivent leurs rêves tandis que leurs compatriotes sont envoyés sur le front en Ukraine. Invoquer un père haut placé permet en effet d’échapper aux vagues de mobilisation. La journaliste russe en exil Masha Borzunova met en lumière ces mondes parallèles. Masha Borzunova s’entretient avec Diana Isakova, la fille du…
› https://feedbot.net/watch/SxujMhHGwqo via @feedbot
We are living in a #world in which the #wealth of the few is prioritised over the #health of many.
It makes no sense to ignore an #airbourne #virus when we know there are serious consequences of #covid. Nevertheless, when those in #power see a #financial advantage for the #elite & those in #power have access to #healthcare most of us can't even imagine, making-no-sense is presented as the #newnormal
https://www.forbes.com/sites/judystone/2023/08/25/public-pushes-back-on-cdcs-plan-to-weaken-infection-control/ #SARS_COV_2 #cdc #infection
It's friday, and that means it's time for my retro game of the week!
Plenty of games claim elite status, but there's only one game that is truly... Elite.
Of course, it's Elite, for the... NES?
Yep, it's a thing. A glorious thing. Find out why in this week's article!
It's my obligatory "please buy my new game" post!
Liberation is a retro space adventure inspired by the original BBC Micro Elite and classic UK sci-fi such as Blake's 7, Space:1999, Quatermass, Metal Mickey-- ah too many to list! (I post about them a lot-- follow and we can talk #TheTripods)
It's my first "mastodon era" game, developed entirely since I've been on gamedev.place (thanks!). Made on Linux with Godot. I'd love to make more!
https://www.cyclingeu.com/73991/team-lithuania-world-gravel-championship-2023-women/ TEAM Lithuania / World Gravel Championship 2023 WOMEN #2023 #Bicycling #Biking #Boilers #Cycling #CyclingLithuania #elite #italy #lithuania #treviso #Velopeak #VelopeakBoilers #veneto #women #WorldGravelChamiopnship #WorldGravelChamps
Oscar season begins tonight with Nyad & Killers of the Flower Moon (despite the 3.5 hours...it resonated on a few levels with our writer). If you're in the mood for something lighter, afterlife #comedy #Upload or the space-set romcom on Peacock should work. If you need steamier, Spanish prep school drama #Elite is back and over the top. A highlight reel of what's new and #NowPlaying: https://watercoolerhq.co/new-releases #movies #elite #scorsese #tv #space
#FAZ, 18.09.23 Oliver #Nachtwey - BRD noir; https://zeitung.faz.net/faz/feuilleton/2023-09-18/e6cdf5cd9e682391bd81c91c245e253c/?GEPC=s3 via @kattascha
Heute neu: Staffel 7 von Elite bei Netflix #Elite #HeuteNeu #PlayByDay
Elite: Nach Staffel 8 macht Netflix Schluss #Elite
Elite: Trailer zur 7. Staffel der Netflix-Serie #Elite
Instructions = 22,237 NES vs 9402 BBC
Subroutines = 824 NES vs 407 BBC
Variables = 998 NES vs 257 BBC
Data (bytes) = 87,660 NES vs 5803 BBC
See https://www.bbcelite.com/nes/articles/source_code_statistics.html for more stats.
The Global Trade in Passports Is the Latest Boom Industry Catering to the Superrich
If you can afford to pay, there are a growing number of states willing to sell their citizenship and the privileges it brings. “golden passports” exposes the dark side of #capitalist globalization and its unequal valuation of human lives.
At least twenty-two countries in 2022 had a legal basis for naturalizing individuals who invest or donate a specified amount into the country
The potential implosion of #Twitter under stewardship of #Musk has focused minds on its value 2 journalists. 1/2 our survey respondents (51%) say potential loss or weakening of Twitter would be bad for #journalism but 17% take a more positive view suggesting it could reduce reliance on the views of an #unrepresentative but #vocal #elite. #LinkedIn (42%) has emerged as the most popular alternative, followed by #Mastodon (10%), & F#acebook (7%). Others struggle to see a like-for-like replacement.
In 1965 James M. Buchanan launched a center dedicated to his theories at the University of Virginia, which later relocated to George Mason University.
Nancy MacLean describes how he trained thinkers to push back against the Brown v. Board of Education decision to desegregate America’s public schools and to challenge the constitutional perspectives and federal policy that enabled it.
She notes that he took care to use economic and political precepts, rather than overtly racial arguments, to make his case, which nonetheless gave cover to racists who knew that spelling out their prejudices would alienate the country.
All the while, a ghost hovered in the background — that of John C. #Calhoun of South Carolina, senator and seventh vice president of the United States.
Calhoun was an intellectual and political powerhouse in the South from the 1820s until his death in 1850, expending his formidable energy to defend slavery. Calhoun, called the “#Marx of the #Master #Class” by historian Richard Hofstadter, saw himself and his fellow southern oligarchs as victims of the majority.
Economists Tyler #Cowen and Alexander #Tabarrok, both of George Mason University, have noted the two men’s affinities, heralding Calhoun “a precursor of modern #public #choice theory” who “anticipates” Buchanan’s thinking.
MacLean observes that both focused on how #democracy constrains property owners and aimed for ways to restrict the latitude of voters.
She argues that unlike even the most property-friendly founders Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, Buchanan wanted a private governing #elite of #corporate #power that was wholly released from public accountability.
Suppressing voting, changing legislative processes so that a normal majority could no longer prevail, sowing public distrust of government institutions— all these were tactics toward the goal.
But the Holy Grail was the #Constitution: alter it and you could increase and secure the power of the wealthy in a way that no politician could ever challenge.
I just had two posts #censored from mastodon.social. I will never know the real reason, but both were just the longest possible sequence of tags, to reach and be visible to a large audience. I suspect what ticked the hammer off were tags referring to "prohibited" substances. namely #thc #weed #marijuana #LSD #acid #tryptamine #hallucinogenic. the posts were deleted without informing me even though I was also using tags such as "moderation" and "noalcohol" in the same post. why is it forbidden to talk positively about these blissful compounds that nature gifts us, while hyperconsumption of #alcohol, #nicotine and #coffee is normalized and even encouraged, and the elite is allowed to indulge unquestioned, including #public #officials?
#law #rules #regulation #prohibitionism #doublestandard #classwar #class #conflict #hypocrisy #establishment #elite #decadence #culture #oppression #censorship #freedom #information #substances #drugs #tolerated #moderation #user #noalcohol #nocoffee #nocigs #notobacco #nonicotine #bike #biking #parks #plants #nocars
Fair Warning: I'm about to start a #Conspiracy that the #Tea shortages that are soon to hit England are actually fake, and it's the ruling #elite that are hoarding all the tea in #England, and there will be riots.
I mean sure, it's actually climate change, but who runs the companies that fuck the climate? Well, in England, it's probably tea-drinkers.
A little revolution, a little climate activism, a little bit of fuck-the-colonials.
There's basically no down-side.
Trying to mix things up. Have a cut a demo from a pre release version of #LiberationGame and put it up live today. My inspirations for this retro space adventure are the original Elite from 1984 and BBC videotape #scifi like #blakes7 and #doctorwho. Check it out!
we beat a tough Nebraska team with zero idea how they were gonna play.
we beat a tough MAC team--handily--that went 9-4 last season.
And this coming week, we're going down to Chapel Hill. Just watch, we're going to more than hold our own. We're gonna beat a QB who people were talking about as a Heisman candidate.
And next week when we're 3-0 with three solid wins, we'll still be ignored by the media. We're not playing Winona State or Little Sisters of the Poor unlike the ranked teams.
Let's fuckin' gooooooo Gophers! I believe in these guys.
Really cool video about the enduring legacy and influence of 8-bit classic #Elite. To this day I still have no real idea how they got a game with 2048 planets, full 3D wireframe graphics, space combat and trading, ship upgrades and progression, to run in a computer with 32k of memory and at a playable frame rate
Elite was totally mind-blowing in 1984
How Elite Influenced Starfield and 40 Years of Space Games
The #Oligarchy, the #Wealthy, the #Elite, the #Aristocracy, the #UpperClass, #BigOil, #BigTech, #BigBusiness rules are: "Leave nothing on the table for the #Worker / #CommonPerson. Play the game to enrich said #Oligarchy and make all government rules in favour of said elite listed above. Would the #Oligarchy object to #Slavery and/or #Serfdom? NO - they would not! Slavery and Serfdon is alive and well in the 21st Century. The #Game is absolutely, totally rigged against the #worker.
thanks to #gopherfb coach PJ Fleck for this incredibly classy (or dare I say ELITE) note in reply to something I sent.
it was a very thoughtful gesture and also reads exactly like he talks and like he is generally, which is all to say a Tigger like ball of energy and optimism.
Arrest of MAGA Congressman Ronny Jackson Followed Threats Against State Trooper: Report
Former Donald Trump physician and current Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-Texas) threatened a state trooper amid an altercation with authorities at a rodeo last month, The Dallas Morning News reports, citing a sheriff’s incident report.
Jackson threatened to beat the state trooper and “bury” a West Texas sheriff in the next election
Did you know that #Elite, released for the #BBCMicro in 1984, was one of the first games to feature a procedurally generated galaxy? It's considered to be one of the most influential games of all time. #GameFact
Play your favourite classic #retrovideogames, all on one device, with our #retrogaming handhelds. Explore our collection at K-TEC UK, complete with brand-name SD cards and custom firmware pre-installed. Get your gaming nostalgia fix today.
Agricultural Land Is Becoming an Investment Vehicle for the Rich
Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t work the land on his Hawaii ranch, but he and other wealthy landowners still benefit from huge agricultural tax breaks. The scheme allows the superrich to hoard wealth at the expense of the general public.
While the large-scale sugarcane plantations that dominated the local economy for more than a century have all been shuttered, agricultural land remains a hot commodity.
#DailyRetroGame 70: Elite (1984)
‘Ambitious’ doesn’t cut it when talking about a space game that packed 3D combat and interstellar trading across massive procedurally generated galaxies – and all in just 32k. Initially confusing publishers (one rejected the game and said it needed a lives system), #Elite became a huge hit, and reframed what home micro games could be.
Play it on: #BBCMicro with @markmoxon fix: https://mastodon.social/@firstname.lastname@example.org/109909447282249931 or #Amiga
I have several #lists here that make my life easier. The most #elite is for people I want to make sure I see. It’s called #special. I move people off this list if they post too much. I want to make sure I see the #rare visits - the #eagles #mountain lions, and #bears. The posts there are like rare birds - and they don’t realize I caught them! #Relaxing
Take a breath between boosts. It’s not necessary to say everything at once.
Looks like the new Elite Harmless could be built entirely from VSCode 😄
They don't distribute binaries for copyright reasons, but if you happen to have a pre-built binary I'd be interested in... ehm... testing it.
Mark Moxon, che già qualche tempo fa ha liberato dal flicker le versioni #8bit di #Elite guadagnandosi una Medaglia d'Oro sul recente Zzap! 7/92, rilancia intervenendo anche sulla misteriosa routine dei pianeti.
"#Oxfam has called for immediate action to tackle a post-Covid widening in global inequality after revealing that almost two-thirds of the new wealth amassed since the start of the pandemic has gone to the richest 1%.
In report to coincide with the annual gathering of the global #elite at the #WorldEconomicForum in #Davos, the charity said the best-off had pocketed $26tn (£21tn) in new wealth up to the end of 2021. That represented 63% of the total new wealth, with the rest going to the remaining 99% of people."
Ivory Tower Profiles - Community Engagement and Conversations:
I just happened across an interesting post. It seems to be from one of those type of accounts that many complain about. I’m just the messenger delivering the opinions that I have gathered in countless conversations on the subject but, I’m guessing I still may get flack. This is not a complaint about this person, follow backs, or follower count, only what I have heard others talking about.
This person, a journalist, is asking for help getting twitter followers to follow here. The profile already has 106k followers but, only follows 246. I did the math. That's just under .25 %, less than 1 (one) % of their following. One of the bio tags on this persons profile is writing about “internet culture”. I can’t help but wonder how this person can accurately report on a culture they do not seem to engage with 99.75% of it’s members.
As one said, in one of many discussions, it seems arrogant to not hear the voice and opinion of those that follow you. Many I’ve heard tend to agree and again, I’m just the messenger.
The most recent posts from this profile seem to be only about this person and twitter. I can't find an introduction or a “Hello Fediverse, just concern for follower acquisition and self.
Even an article on why their Twitter account was suspended. No engagement or conversation with the nearly 19,746 followers this user is reqesting assistance from, to collect more followers here.
When I want the news, I turn it on and can’t recall Lloyd Robertson or Katie Couric seeking out my attention or assistance. Today, they would probably be focused on gun violence or the plight of Ukraine, rather than the potential of lost adoration.
Two days ago was another such thread refering to another such “user". The subject account had 20k followers and only one toot was ever posted. This “user" follows zero of their 20k followers (That’s 0%). Many conversations, and several opinions cite how some big accounts arrogantly expect people to flock but, never engage or acknowledge with those that follow.
Another post several weeks ago was actually directed at another journalist, scathing them for the same lack of engagement. I understand the busyness of facing a deadline but, engaging a few is not that hard. Take a scroll down your follwers list on a Sunday morning and favor, boost or DM "hello" to a few. Its really not that time consuming and the people you get to know, are often amazing.
Me? I follow and reach out. If they follow great, if not, I don't really care. I'm about quality, not quantification. If I find those I follow seem self absorbed or clog up my feed with irrelevance, I mute or unfollow the source.
The common theme echoing is this: Mastodon is not a corporation but, is our community. To be part of any community one generally first must engage. Those who do not, are often viewed as outsiders with no regard for it’s members. Think of it like this: You patronize a shop regularly and the merchant gladly accepts your money. When you see this person on the street, they do not even nod politely, seeming only to avoid you; would you still shop at that persons business?
What’s your opinion on this? I’d like to know, as long as you remember, don’t shoot the messenger. The concern of many is that ivory tower users like this, will turn our community into Twitter 2.hole. A people driven algorithm of elitist exclusion. Again, we are not a target market, we are community of persons.
[After finishing this, I looked at the profile of the individual with the 20k to zero following. I noticed 3k more followers but, now the person follows two. One of the followed is the other profile with 106k noted above.]
"Engaging handshake" Artwork below by John Hain:
Buy him a cup?
Don't forget the ALT text.
Top games probably #Morrowind #SupremeCommander (make sure to check out the FaF community), #Civilization #Halo #Quake #Doom #TotarWar #Elite. Mainly play on #PC or #Xbox, but own a #PS5, #NintendoSwitch etc.
Used to run a fairly substantial network of gaming websites back in the olden days.
read-the-feminist-manual was accepted for the exhibition during the #xcoax2022 conference in Portugal. Alas, the organization doesn't cover expenses, and on top of it, I'd need to pay registration. I cannot afford it, neither I want to pay for being part of an exhibition. I find it strange that independent artists need to pay while their art research is already so precarious.
As a friend put it, in the north they pay you, in the south you pay.