Asilos Magdelena by The Mars Volta is a very challenging but rewarding song to learn on a spanish guitar.

youtube.com/watch?v=b2xiFxYbgt

reporting that Helsinki open library has audio and video studios, beside all else... also vinyl+ DJ deck, free for everyone to use, one can book time slots as I understand...

I find it really interesting to look at big tech from the perspective of smoke and mirrors; the need to appear more advanced than we are to project a larger tech dystopia onto our world than the one we already exist in. I've found the concept fascinating ever since reading "Living Dolls" by Gaby Wood.

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I just listened to the "potemkin AI" episode of the This Machine Kills podcast. Nice to hear some critical tech discourse, really enjoyed it. Particularly references to the mechanical turk, lots to unpack. Looking forward to checking out more.
soundcloud.com/thismachinekill

Anybody want to hear me rant about a paper that tries to teach a computer ethics?

arxiv.org/abs/2008.02275

Because having a blackbox model decide what's moral and what's just is healthy for a democratic society!

I played this a little while ago and the experience stayed with me. A really nice analysis of landlordism wrapped up in a creepy computer game with body horror elements. Truly worth playing; I hope we manage to make something with even half as much clarity and purpose for our single 'Realise'.

It's also released on a name your price, no minimum model, much like our music 😉

shallow-lagoon.itch.io/apple-s

Hey @moa_party ; I was wondering if you had any plans to include the possibility of mentioning people on birdsite from mastodon? On that note I was doing some searching around and it looks like at some point you supported posting to instagram, was this the case?

Thanks for the awesome software!

Covid mention 

"Freedom day"; the day the govt free themselves from responsibility for control of the pandemic.

The advantages of being a artist. Since 'Stay Awake' was released on I've seen a noticable and *immediate* jump in my spotify stats. All of this thanks to releasing my work CC-BY-SA.

It's been a long time coming but it's so gratifying to see it connecting with people.

So yeah, if you need some and like what we do, feel free to use it 👍

@320x200 @rra Thanks, I just watched it - thanks for the lovely breakdown of the various projects! Pretty cool that some of the stuff is run from Goldsmiths; I'm just down the road!

To be clear, I have no issue with paying money for the work of developers, but I take issue with a £40+ cost for entry. Especially when majoy publishers benefit from economies of scale.

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I'm a big Star Wars fan, so yesterday when I had to choose between Obduction and Jedi Fallen Order last night, both at 60% off, I was very conflicted. I went with Obduction because it's a cheper game, and I think cyan deserve my money more than EA. I've waited this long, I can wait longer.

@person Oh man, sponsorblock sounds awesome! It is starting to get to the point where I have to skip over the sponsor section just because it gets so annoying haha.

At some point the internet really is due a reckoning with the fact that server space is not free. I'm curious to see if the web monetization api goes anywhere...

@person I use Kodi and newpipe, but mpv looks really interesting; I shall be checking this out!

It's so nice to not have to gouge my eyes out. I hate ads with a passion 🤣

@person Yep, occasionally I see a friend watching videos on facebook, and the video posts will stop to be interrupted by ad videos. It's kinda crazy, especially when half the time the content is kinda rubbish anyway

We're really scraping the bottom of the barrel when it comes to the web and money now aren't we? I'm so glad I'm not using facebook - putting ads in the middle of video content is insane. And now creators are (understandably) putting adverts mixed up in their content because the platform still isn't sustainable. I guess we'll be seeing ads inserted into other ads soon enough...

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