New to this instance but not to #Mastodon. Used to be @cybette but that instance went offline since beginning of 2019 with no way of contacting the admin. Thanks @xvilo for the cordial invitation and here I am! I get another chance at #myfirsttoot, not sure what else to write, as all I really want to do is reconnect with people and resume the conversations.
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust is a work of art. #toot
Facebook's ex-CSO Alex Stamos:
"[The hypertargeting of ads is] negative for our democracy...Imagine you could afford to send a mailer to every single voter in the country and every single one of them is different. You’re not two-faced; you’re one-hundred-million-faced."
👽 If you find the idea of channeling interesting, I'd like to share what I consider to be a really high quality medium. The great thing is you don't even need to believe that he is channeling. He is named #Bashar via Darryl Anka. The teachings just work, and help one free thmeselves from limiting thought patterns and gain a higher level of freedom in their own lives. Here is a link to his #Vimeo page where he gives samplings of his teachings: https://vimeo.com/basharcommunications #channeling #toot
You can find free #PublicDomainEbooks really easily using switching.social's eBook search page:
The search covers a wide variety of public domain sites, and includes many different languages.
@JordiGH @jalcine Also interesting: «The “RYF” certification is the most strict endorsement you can get in the industry. Since the question “Why doesn’t Purism already have the FSF’s RYF certification?” comes up regularly, we are providing below a visual roadmap and status updates on our progress, on the hardware front as well as software.»
@tek I'm surprised nobody has "disrupted" internet ads with a blocker that fetches but does not display. It could even randomly "click" on ad links while supplying signal jamming fingerprints.
Think of the cognitive dissonance for the ad providers when the click-through rate suspiciously skyrockets and they have to choose between taking the money and admitting the whole industry is a sham.
😅 I really like the #Youtube channel, "Edge of Wonder". I'm not 100% on-board with everything they cover but here is a nice production value episode of stuff I have been following for over 10 years that seems to be coming to a head this year. Bring your bag giant saltshaker and have a look at this awesome episode featuring, David Wilcock!
"The Power of Now" audio book was gifted to me over 12 years ago and really helped me get out of some negative and destructive thought patterns. His style isn't for everyone, but I think its perfect for people who obsessively worry or suffer from depression.
I got a hint that I should be sharing more of the things that form my world view. This content helped me evolve into a more balanced person and find fulfillment in many ways. Maybe it will be useful to someone else as well. Next post will be the first and I will try to add at least one daily. #toot
I really liked the #SOTU ... Feeling hopeful that world is actually improving in a significant way. I noticed some really cool bi-partisan moments that felt natural. Hints of holistic GREATNESS. Nice!
Granted the USA isn't the world, but the more we fix our relationships with the rest of the world, the better.
The right solution to bad behavior by a tech giant like Facebook or Google is not unilateral action by another tech giant like Apple. We cannot stake our rights to privacy and security on corporate turf wars. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2019/01/what-we-should-learn-facebook-research
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