Just a note: you can use information to check information's coherence, not its truthness.
Beyond Gödel's incompleteness theorems, you can easily see it if you think that all linked sources might be false.
Having links to source would be usedul to dwell deeper, but not to fact check an article.
Experience is the only way to verify an information and the older and farer is the info, the harder is the verification.
Ultimately we rely on #trust.
from scuttlebutt principles https://www.scuttlebutt.nz/principles/
> No one of us can build a welcoming place for all groups, because the very concept of welcoming is subjective.
I like this approach that stops promising something unachievable, and instead focus on making easy to create many smaller welcoming places.
Climate change Show more
Douglas Adams Quotes I Can Remember:
"The ships hung in the sky in exactly the way that bricks don't."
"Let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all."
"I love deadlines. I love the whooshing sound they make as they go by."
"For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a few seconds, nothing continued to happen."
"Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job."
Job Hunt Show more
I've been unemployed for almost five months now. It hasn't been for lack of applying for jobs.
What I really want to do is either join or start a tech workers' cooperative. Having a stake and a say in how my employyer works would be a good change from the dictatorship model of more common corporations.
If any tech worker coops are looking for a Unix/Linux sysadmin, feel free to contact me.
"Eigentlich darf man kein Benzin benutzen." sagt #kind.
"Das macht die Welt kaputt. Dann kann die Erde nicht mehr richtig leben."
Yet politicians will every now and then demand mandatory use of real names on the web. Supposedly, this is to make the discourse more civilized. As has been pointed out a number of times, the only real effect is silencing minorities: https://netzpolitik.org/2018/16-beispiele-warum-pseudonymitaet-im-netz-unverzichtbar-ist/ (German)
'The Western Erasure of African Tragedy -
Media coverage of the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 framed a horrifying accident in appallingly familiar ways.'
by Hannah Giorgis
Toxic internet, political manipulation Show more
Toxic accounts are manipulating us:
"The network was coordinated to share information which was completely contradictory."
"...all of it was calculated to provoke exactly the same response: outrage. This strategy is all about inhabiting *both* ends of the political spectrum, and to pull them further and further, angrier and angrier apart."
It's very subtle and very dangerous: if we hate each other, democracy and peace fall apart.
"We're not going to win the freedom of the net discussion carrying FB on our backs."
#EbenMoglen, 'Freedom in the Cloud'
The sixth annual international Gender Census 2019 is now open until 25th March!
It's for anyone whose genders (or lack thereof) aren't described by the M/F binary. It's short and easy, and the results are useful in academia, business, and self-advocacy.
Dazed and confused but trying to continue.
chaos.social - because anarchy is much more fun with friends.
chaos.social is a small Mastodon instance for and by the Chaos community surrounding the Chaos Computer Club. We provide a small community space - Be excellent to each other, and have a look at what that means around here.
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The primary instance languages are German and English.