"The descendants of Atlas another nine years from now may plausibly have the kind of coordination typically associated with an ice skater, gymnast or sculptor. ... until 2015 Atlas had to be permanently plugged into a wall socket. Now, with its 3.7-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack, it can walk around for about an hour."

-- "Fully Automated Luxury Communism"

I used to associate the struggle of global industries for better batteries mainly with automotive needs. EVs and persinally EUCs. But it actually will have major impact to generic manual labor and military service. Atlas already does parkour gymnastics: youtu.be/tF4DML7FIWk

Watched Pitch Black [2000] and Chronicles of Riddick [2004] this weekend. Something between starwars and mad max, yet much more fun, almost a rave party.
And the concepts for cataclysms of light are actually beautiful. I totally see why this became cult series.

An artist, fed up by a poorly-signed exit near LA, secretly painted and installed an improvement which went unnoticed by the DOT for months

Original tweet : twitter.com/tilbots/status/144

One fest I'd like to ban is halloween, and one I could enjoy adopting is thanksgiving (except the turkey of course).

Inspiring talk about future and present. Also includes some critique.
What Kind of Future Would You Like to Live In? A Conversation With Monika Bielskytė


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@ben Looks like after some down time we lost at least half a days toots? I'm missing two since yesterday's noon. It is a normal situation in diy world, and I'm now thinking how to deal with it elegantly, for I want those toots back.

Repeatedly posting as if nothing happened, but somehow losing comments could be uncanny for commenters. Maybe marking them somehow lightly, without comolaining or blaming?

Has anybody done this before?

@bright_helpings Audiobooks might be a great format for illiterate people to read books. 🤔

I've never seen anybody from the west discuss illiteracy as an accessibility problem.

A lot of people from my grandparents' generation born right after independence, especially women, never learnt to read and write because the new government didn't construct the schools yet. Still they were well informed of the news through radio broadcasts.

#accessibility #illiteracy #audiobooks

“Apple and Google agreed to demands from the Russian government to remove a strategic voting app developed by opposition leader Alexei Navalny from the iOS and Android app stores.

Apple then disabled its Private Relay feature (which enhances web browsing privacy) for users in Russia. Google also removed YouTube videos giving advice on how to vote strategically in the elections.”


Big Tech will choose profit over democracy and human rights every time.


TIL that iphones regularly transmit the Mac addresses of devices attached to the same WiFi network to Apple. In addition to their geographical location of course.

So essentially you can be tracked across all locations where an iPhone is near you (and you haven't disabled your WiFi).



If NFTs have any value it's in making a mockery of the concept of ownership.

Found an insightful essay, almost a manifesto for game development. Focus on scaling, staying human and dreams.
I read it as parallel to architectural design, as on this level of values and abstraction principles stay mostly the same. Thanks Melos Han-Tani.

The real climate action: Indigenous actions have stopped or delayed projects equal 25% of US and Canadian emissions ienearth.org/wp-content/upload

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