PD.com: children are filled with joy, adults are filled with dread and local government is filled with stupid
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I just dropped my lap loom. The one thing that's been keeping me fucking sane since I got here. I couldn't set it in the table vice right so I have no idea if the wood glue will catch. Ugh. I want my husband. Or my mom. Or a beer. Until then I guess a beer will suffice. I've been doing a lot of daydrinking since I moved here.
Definitely keeping an eye on sales, gave police serial numbers and will share those with relevant stores. Thinking of configuring a few of my devices to listen out for the MAC address of the missing device, in case it's still trying to pair with our WiFi access point when we drive past the house it's in, if it's local.
Thing is, the more I look, X is already underway but it's not going to work out how the futurists think it is. Not so much uploading as offloading. En masse, we're abanding critical thinking, in favour of a quick meme that looks shareable and sounds about right. No more investigation required. I have a suitable opinion. "Like". "Share"
A friend of mine and I were discussing the possibilities of the cell phone boards from adafruit. Most project ideas involved taxidermied squirrels.
The biggest drawback of the panopticon isn't being profiled and being aware of what I post, its the kind of discussions I am willing to have, and conversely, if people will engage with me honestly about those conversations. The obvious taboo illegal subjects are a no no for everyone, no one will engage on the topic of drugs etc.I'm sorry to hear about the passing, and your reticence. Since the web started getting all spooky I haven't been able to personally solve the public/private dilemma, and it's a shame. As a temporary patch, I was thinking, what about having a "closed" bar, members only, where personal and non-GASM stuff could be addressed under the premise that everything there discussed was sub-rosa?
But the more insidious ones are topics that are negative but need to be talked about.
Someone I know killed themselves in January and I was going to make a post about it on Facebook, I write it, delete it, rewrite it, delete it and finally give up, because "Its not right for Facebook" thatís when I kind of gave up on it as a platform for discussing Who We Are, with the people we know, to what articles we share with the people we know.
QuoteThe evaporative cooling of group beliefsI was expecting more from this?
But the effect of observation is that it forces the person - the target of the discipline - to internalize a set of rules. They have to behave in a certain way to avoid reprimand, and eventually they internalize these rules. That's how you affect somebody's spirit, you make them build the laws inside of them, going through the motions with their body. Even if they're faking it, still thinking criminal thoughts, eventually this will be eroded by routine and discipline.
The evaporative cooling of group beliefsI was expecting more from this?
But it's really hard to measure the drawbacks - the reenforcement of norms, the bubble effect, the groupthink... a lot of the drawbacks are intangible, or are just levels of risk.Of the "intangible" drawbacks to social media, one of the most insidious I think is how it reinforces the "society of the spectacle". The depth of feeling inherent to direct IRL human interaction is covered and obstructed by the superficial visual constructs we first use to represent, identify and tragically seduce ourselves. I suppose the cost of being the star in the movie of our lives is to become out of touch with what is not inside our bubble. Now that's dangerous.