Friday, 3 August 2018
quote [ An interview with Antoine Dangerfield, whose video of an Indianapolis wildcat strike went viral this week — and led to his firing. He doesn't regret it, though. ]
It was a great video. Beautiful to see. :D
Disney, unions agree on contract to raise hourly wages to $15 - this is just over in california, they're still fighting elsewhere.
A statement from the Onion Union
Monday, 16 July 2018
quote [ The average cashier at McDonald's would have to work for 895 years to make what the company's CEO makes in one year. Disney's CEO gets over $400 million in compensation while Disneyland workers can't afford three meals a day. Amazon's CEO is the wealthiest man in the world while thousands of Amazon workers rely on public assistance to make ends meet.
The United States is the richest country in the history of the world, and yet due to outrageous levels of inequality there are millions of workers who live in poverty or can barely get by.
Sen. Bernie Sanders has invited CEOs and workers from five major corporations—Amazon, Disney, McDonald's, Walmart and
American Airlines—to hold a conversation on corporate power in America and how to move forward to create an economy that works for all people, not just a few at the top. ]
Thursday, 12 July 2018
Nothing is wrong!
Everything is A-O-K! Except for that little beta issue I'm working on. But other than that we're totally fine! I totally didn't accidentally upgrade my secondary host before remembering to upgrade certain outdated subscriber management scripts. But if I did, and the patches I made didn't work, I would want you to let me know if your subscription suddenly disappeared tomorrow. Okay? Not that that's what's going to happen, but you can talk to me about that sort of thing. We're cool like that, right? You know, when I was your age, my subscription benefits used to disappear all the time. It's totally a normal thing and nothing to be ashamed of. You're just at that age where everything is new and exciting, and sometimes software bugs happen. Alright, champ? We good? I'm glad we had this talk.
Oh, and use your mods every once in a while. They miss you.
Tuesday, 3 July 2018
Something is wrong with the beta. I've got it so you can still see the entries, but for some strange reason, commenting isn't working right. I don't know why. I'm working on it. It may take a week or so to figure out a solution or a workaround. I know there's only a few handfuls of you that use it, but just for you to be aware, I am aware.
I've re-enabled one time payments for subscriber features. So if you've been waiting on that, they're live again. #GimmeGimmeMyMoneyMoneyMoney ;)
Wednesday, 27 June 2018
quote [ Janus opens the door to active campaigns by the Right to get members to drop their union dues. Here's how labor can fight back. ]
Are you ready for a series of wildcat strikes? I bet you are. ;)
Apathy is not an Option - resources to fight against hate.
Northam grants paid parental leave to state employees
Wednesday, 23 May 2018
quote [ A Silicon Valley pastor has resigned from his church after calling the city of Palo Alto an “elitist shit den of hate” and criticizing the hypocrisy of “social justice” activism in the region.
Gregory Stevens confirmed on Monday that he had stepped down from the First Baptist church of Palo Alto, an LGBT-inclusive congregation, after his personal tweets calling out the contradictions of wealthy liberals in northern California surfaced at a recent council hearing. ]
I think I'm gonna draft him for my Fantasy Leftist League.
'Jesus never charged a leper a co-pay': the rise of the religious left
‘This Is Not of God’: When Anti-Trump Evangelicals Confront Their Brethren
Monday, 14 May 2018
quote [ Guess what? We have virtual reality now.
Various companies have released goggles, motion tracking technology, omni-directional treadmills. ]
I like it, a nice little look at different ways we may see developers use VR to present their stories. Personally, I've been thinking about doing Ride VR and trying to make 360 videos out of it for youtube.
Sunday, 13 May 2018
quote [ After 26 years, Boston Dynamics is finally getting ready to start selling some robots. Founder Marc Raibert says that the company’s dog-like SpotMini robot is in pre-production and preparing for commercial availability in 2019. The announcement came onstage at TechCrunch’s TC Sessions: Robotics event today at UC Berkeley. ]
New Boston Dynamics videos in the extended.
Friday, 11 May 2018
quote [ A long time ago, Earth was destroyed in a global thermonuclear war.
Soon afterwards, a global sickness started to spread through radioactive contaminated air. Fewer and fewer women were born until, humanity was close to extinction. To escape our dying planet, an Ark was built to find a new home for humanity.
We started to develop artificial females to sustain the population on our long journey. Many years have passed since the first working unit was was produced.
Testing this vital technology is your job. Treat the bot with respect, as improper behavior might spell doom for not just you, but all of humanity. Even it's just a machine, it is imperative to earn their trust and admiration
Be gentle, sensitive, and ensure the survival of the human race.
Your Captain, Hazelhoff ]
LOL! Sorry, had to share. :D
Thursday, 10 May 2018
quote [ Lil Miquela may be fascinating in her own right, but the rise of digital humans in social media and elsewhere is just getting started. ]
One of the big concerns I've had regarding VR/AR is that as a "metaverse" fleshes itself out, people will spend enough time in VR/AR that they'll be exposed to numerous bots without realizing it. Each bot interaction will allow for more precise data acquisition of a user's behavior creating the ability for these bot controllers to hone their bot's approach until the perfect customized marketing tool is created for an individual. Ultimately, this would just be a more advanced version of what facebook is doing with all their custom feeds and things, the danger comes from the immersive nature of the tech and the exponentially greater amount of data exposure.
Speaking of... Oculus Research Is Rebranded Facebook Reality Lab
Chet Faliszek, former Valve VR evangelist goes on a twitter rant about facebook's data collection
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