So, @guinan ... how hard is it really to run a mastodon instance of your own? I'm thinking of creating one and inviting my IRL friends from facebook and elsewhere to join just to keep in touch. Note, I'm very technical but have limited patience for servers and system setups. Is it possible to run an instance in a simple way for your friends without too much hassle day to day?
ugh facebook! Great River of Profit! Just when I think I know the extent of their depravity, we find out there's another layer.
Don't get me wrong, they'd make great Ferengi. If I were running that money machine I'd sell people's information high and low.
But I'm not running it. I'm a user. And I am agast at how much access of *my* information they have giving to others. (Turns around in a huff).
Oh Saru.... STDISCO spoilers
So I just watched the third short trek. Really personal and touching. Barely a space ship in it and the logic is a bit stretched due to the short time. But it reinforces how dedicated this series is character, this can't be a bad thing in the long run.
It also gives us a huge insight into the Georgio-Saru relationship. I'll have to go back and watch the series opener now because there is no way he would have ever gone along with Burman and she had to have known that
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Thinking about the history of computing technology. For Humaahns computers were mostly developed for military purposes. Yes yes, Holerith, fine there was a bit of census in there. But A LOT of it was code breaking, nuclear simulations, artillery and missile control, etc.
But what OTHER usage of computing could have been an alternate impetus for development of computers? Finance!
TV Pitch: ST Series of Ferengi history of development of computing to compute debts and finances. I know right?!
At 40, reading the Pioneer program site (https://pioneer.app/) which mention "a community of creative young people ", I realise that I'm too old to be considered young :-)
Not even sad about that, actually, just realising how this language is excluding people.
*BEEP* "'Star Trek' Animated Comedy Series Lands Two Season Order"
Some great posts on the birdsite from star trek disco account about panel today in UK somewhere. https://twitter.com/StarTrek?s=17
Doctor Who Episode 2 : oh my time ankle..
Sooo...Whatyarekon? Best second episode or not?
Ok, it's not vampires of Venice but I louuuved it. More because of the right points being hit:
- the companions found their first moment of helping the doctor not give up
- new series mystery is emerging
- TARDIS appeared
- bigger on the inside moment
- you've redecorated moment
- he called her Doc once, just...no
Rom....where's the case of Saurian brandy I got in last week? And don't answer with a damn poem @ferengi_poetry
Doctor Who Episode 1 discussion
I just watched it last night and it was a good start. I'm sure the characters will help and the stories will get more complex. What I'm happy about is the acting is all solid, I believe everyone really is who they are. I was disappointed there were no opening credits but apparently that was by design so I'll trust them to have a big reveal next week. The new version of the theme at the end is refreshingly different and retro.
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