And related: a really, simple mainstream internet said to me: Google search sucks, referring clearly to the poor quality of the search results.
GAFAM is killing itself slowly... Super!
I realized I hadn't really talked about this here, but I wrote this prototype calculator that I thin is pretty cool: http://canonical.org/~kragen/sw/dev3/rpn-edit#11_2_3_11_6_220_,_,_,_,_,_1_2_/_+_17_1_8_33_7_340_,_,_,_,_,_1_2_/_+_/
- RPN UI provides instant results
- formula display tells you not just the answer but the question
- URL encoding permits bookmarking, emailing, and otherwise sharing calculations RESTwise
- formula remains structurally editable
- all intermediate results are inspectable
- vector broadcasting operations with automatic plotting
But if I have to do any complex calculations, it's my #HP48 emulator that comes out. At least until I can find either of my actual HP48s.
@enkiv2 @kragen @freakazoid @dredmorbius Well, the RTBF got codified and generalised significantly by the GDPR - the right to demand the amendment of false information, to require delisting or deletion of personally identifying data that is not in the public interest, all that looks like RTBF to me.
@kragen @enkiv2 @dredmorbius @freakazoid Luckily, the Wikipedia article looks like it mentions an occurrence (I wasn’t aware of this one, actually). Bellingcat (which is a low-volume but very interesting investigative publication) apparently used it pretty heavily.
(A quote from the article that Wikipedia cites: “Now that Graph Search has gone down, it’s become evident that it’s used by some incredibly important section[s] of society, from human rights investigators and citizens wanting to hold their countries to account, to police investigating people trafficking and sexual slavery, to emergency responders,” Waters told Motherboard in an online chat.)
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Most people online have had bad experiences with people weaponizing out-of-context information -- that's why technical solutions like RTBF exist. RTBF not actually working, while simultaneously pushing power into the hands of centralized corporate services, is obvious to most people too. Saying "it's impolite to dogpile on somebody without checking whether or not you've been misled first" is way less extreme.
@enkiv2 @kick @dredmorbius I think the big issue here is reachability vs discoverability. This was an issue Mark Zuckerberg did not understand when designing graph search, until Facebook employees practically revolted and told him that it was a bad idea to let people bypass permissions like friends list visibility just because it was possible to construct someone's friends list by scraping others' pages. It's also encountered when public records go online.
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SSB uses progressively signed JSON, where the text of the JSON gets hashed and the hash is added to the end. It also uses keys. Key order isn't defined in JSON so all implementations, for compatibility reasons, must use the order that happened to be produced by nodejs when the first SSB message was composed. This has been a barrier to non-v8-based clients (though a rust one exists now).
@kragen Travel freedoms weren't complete, but were _extensive_.
Modern passport controls began roughly in WWI.
Ethnic emigration controls existed, though were successively lifted largely ~1920 - 1970 in many areas.
*Internal* migration within nation-states was extensive, e.g., the Great Migration, Westward Migration, Dust Bowl migration, Rust-Belt to Sun-Belt, Brooklyn-to-Miami, California migration ~1930 - 1980, and general rural-to-urban and core->suburb flight.
@dredmorbius @enkiv2 @kragen @zardoz @kick @freakazoid
Yeah, SSB = scuttlebutt. It's an incredibly interesting protocol and community with really vital discussion about norms and community management with a kind of vaguely left-libertarian flavor, hobbled by a couple specific technical problems that make onboarding & setup hard & make it tough to implement clients that aren't electron apps.
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@kragen And yet, as the Chinese noted: Heaven is high and the emperor far away.
The inefficiencies of medieval systems (even highly-evolved bureaucratic ones as in China) left a great deal of latitude.
The lack of *material* wealth, or useful knowledge, imposed strong constraints. But the idea of being watched by unknown eyes, from anywhere on the planet, didn't exist. Your watchers were neighbours, and had profound limitations.
Still a threat, but knowable.
Remember when technology people made Standards instead of Platforms
Email. IRC. SMS. HTML and shit. The fucking internet itself
Those things would never ever be made today. Instead they'd be shitty proprietary apps that probably only work on shitty proprietary hardware and can't be used by anyone without permission from the company that patented them
That's still kinda happening today? With stuff like dat and SSB and ActivityPub. But all of that is super super niche and technical and not at all accessible to the average user (with the exception of AP as of pretty recently). And it just sucks man, web 2.0 is bullshit
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