PSA: don’t use Ghost. They take your data hostage and then the CEO sends you emails lecturing you about how it’s terrible of you to be upset about that.

Museums are finding it nearly impossible to post imagery containing artistic nudity on social media because their posts keep getting deleted and accounts suspended or banned, so Vienna's museums opened a page on OnlyFans.

theguardian.com/artanddesign/2

TikTok closed the Alberta museum account for showing an obscured woman's breast.

Facebook ruled the 25,000 year old Venus of Willendorf figurine as pornographic and removed the post.

RT @LaF0rge@twitter.com

For the wider English-language audience: Jörg Schilling, the author of cdrtools (open source CD/DVD writing), later involved in @OpenSolaris@twitter.com and standardization within @TheOpenGroup@twitter.com has just passed away yesterday. He will be missed! twitter.com/FUZxxl/status/1447

🐦🔗: twitter.com/LaF0rge/status/144

*bangs head of table*

*remembers .onion addresses*

QT echo_pbreyer: 🇬🇧 #Cybersecurity: EU to ban anonymous websites and “whois privacy” services. The LIBE Committee supports indiscriminatory identification of domain holders incl. your phone number in Whois: patrick-breyer.de/en/cybersecu

facebook mention, conspiracy theories 

Earnest question seeking honest answers:

Are there conspiracy theories floating about among Mastodon instances? And if so, are they doing to the degree that they clearly are on Facebook?

boosts appreciated

"Coinbase just signed a deal with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) department to the tune of $1.36 million, for which it will provide ICE with data and analytics around how Americans are buying and spending various cryptocurrencies."

inputmag.com/culture/coinbase-

Are you using a screen reader to access Mastodon?

lil Nas X?

“Apple and Google agreed to demands from the Russian government to remove a strategic voting app developed by opposition leader Alexei Navalny from the iOS and Android app stores.

Apple then disabled its Private Relay feature (which enhances web browsing privacy) for users in Russia. Google also removed YouTube videos giving advice on how to vote strategically in the elections.”

inkl.com/a/pRyJXPhrAQr

Big Tech will choose profit over democracy and human rights every time.

#BigTech

I've been busy and not tooting. This has included driving a van for some friends over 800 miles and also seeing a tiny relative for the first time.

And I got cats! look at the cuties! They've been doing all the normal cautious cat adapting to their environment things like - giving no fucks, jumping up on everything, screaming for attention, playfighting, and complaining that when they climb on things literally to the ceiling they can't get higher.

So cute!

PSA: Twitch 

go change your passwords and activate 2FA NOW!

2FA everywhere you can.

Please boost.

Sometimes you accidentally the whole BGP of the biggest social network in the world.

an NFT is a simulacra
it has a pseudo-backing (the piece of art in question), but no material backing (it is completely divorced from it)
furthermore, many NFT users would prefer having the NFT to having the original (i.e it has supplanted the original and self-perpetuates)

this actually mirrors how money works in our society
money has pseudo-backing (it's "officially recognized") but it has no material backing (no gold standard anymore)
money itself is simulacra

it takes either luck, or a lot of thought to figure out
that we, as a society of the spectacle, are at a point where many are ready to accept an undiluted simulacra platform
which is what NFTs truly are

furthermore, NFTs are what is known as a seller's market
producing an NFT is basically free, and people are willing to just buy them
there are no material advantages to buying them, besides then trading them (note - selling is not production, and seller's market in this case refers to the producers)

so whoever made NFTs either got really really lucky in a lot of intersecting ways
OR
they predicted:
1. the state of simulacra and spectacle in society and the existing experience with money to have prepared us for sufficient adoption of undiluted simulacra as a platform
2. the difficulty of people to differentiate between different types of markets to their own detriments
3. the ability of people to spot free real estate, and thus prop up platform popularity

it seems really unlikely that they just got that lucky, at least to me

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From the changelog of Pepperminty Wiki:

Ensure that Javascript in SVGs never gets executed (it's too challenging to strip it, since it could be lurking in many different places - according to [this answer](stackoverflow.com/a/68505306/1) even Inkscape doesn't strip all Javascript when asked to).

Fuckin' Javascript.

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Genius Loci of Hanging Town

Mastodon is a federated microblogging network, so with an account on any instance you can communicate with people on other instances. This one is for friendly people part of, or associated with, the geeky/roleplayer social group of Hanging Town (Lancaster) in the UK.