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Inside: The Right accuses their critics of the conspiracy they themselves engage in; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/03/10/ten…

#Pluralistic 1/ A page from the Jack Chick tract 'Dark Dungeons,' depicting
Today (3/10), @Rgibli and I kick off the @SXSW reading series:

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The Right accuses their critics of the conspiracy they themselves engage in: Teneo works exactly like their claims about the nonexistent Vast Leftist Conspiracy.



Hey look at this 3/ Image: Jack Chick https://www.chick.com/products/tract?stk=0
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: The AI hype bubble is the new crypto hype bubble; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/03/09/aut…

#Pluralistic 1/ A graph depicting the Gartn...
Today (3/9), I'm in person in #Austin at @utsdct:

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And remote at #UManitoba:

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Tomorrow (3/10), @rgibli and I kick off @sxsw's readings:

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The AI hype bubble is the new crypto hype bubble: Someday, we're gonna feel pretty silly about our autocomplete worship.

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: End to End; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/03/07/dis…

#Pluralistic 1/ A room full of telephone operators at a switchboard; their h
Today (3/7) I'm doing a remote talk for #TUWien:

informatics.tuwien.ac.at/news/2373

On 3/9, I'm in person in #Austin at @utsdct:

eventbrite.com/e/the-buckman-…

And remote at #UManitoba:

eventscalendar.umanitoba.ca/site/science/e…

On 3/10, @Rgibli and I kick off @SXSW's readings:

schedule.sxsw.com/2023/events/PP… 2/
End to End: Willing speakers should reach willing listeners.

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Biden set to appoint mass foreclosure cheerleader to the Fed; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/03/06/per…

#Pluralistic 1/ A bombed out neighborhood. Over the crumbling houses is the
Tomorrow (3/7) I'm doing a remote talk for #TUWien:

informatics.tuwien.ac.at/news/2373

On 3/9, I'm in person in #Austin at @utsdct:

eventbrite.com/e/the-buckman-…

And remote at #UManitoba:

eventscalendar.umanitoba.ca/site/science/e…

On 3/10, @Rgibli and I kick off @SXSW's readings:

schedule.sxsw.com/2023/events/PP… 2/
Biden set to appoint mass foreclosure cheerleader to the Fed: Janice Eberly provided cover for Tim Geithner's policy of No Banker Left Behind.

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Solving the Moderator's Trilemma with Federation; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/03/04/pic…

#Pluralistic 1/ A trilemma Venn diagram, showing three ovoids in a triangula
On 3/7 I'm doing a remote talk for #TUWein:

informatics.tuwien.ac.at/news/2373

On 3/9, I'm in person in #Austin at @utsdct:

eventbrite.com/e/the-buckman-…

And remote at #UManitoba:

eventscalendar.umanitoba.ca/site/science/e…

On 3/10, @Rgibli and I kick off the @SXSW reading series:

schedule.sxsw.com/2023/events/PP… 2/
Solving the Moderator's Trilemma with Federation: You CAN please all of the people all of the time (sorta).

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: VW wouldn't help find kidnapped child because his mother wasn't paying for find-my-car subscription; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/02/28/kin…

#Pluralistic 1/ A blue vintage VW beetle speeds down a highway; a crying bab
This Thu (Mar 2) I'm in #Brussels for #Antitrust, Regulation & Political Economy, with a who's-who of EU and US trustbusters. In-person and virtual attendance are free:

brusselsconference.com/registration

On Fri (Mar 3), I'll be in #Graz for @ElevateFestival:

elevate.at/diskurs/progra… 2/
VW wouldn't help find kidnapped child because his mother wasn't paying for find-my-car subscription: All the harms of surveillance, none of the benefits.

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Podcasting "Twiddler"; Hey look at this; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/02/27/kno…

#Pluralistic 1/ A mandala made from a knob and button-covered control panel.
This Thu (Mar 2) I'm in #Brussels for #Antitrust, Regulation & Political Economy, with a who's-who of EU and US trustbusters. In-person and virtual attendance are free:

brusselsconference.com/registration

On Fri (Mar 3), I'll be in #Graz for @ElevateFestival:

elevate.at/diskurs/progra… 2/
Podcasting "Twiddler": What makes digital platforms so enshittification prone?

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Dow promised to turn sneakers into playground surfaces, then dumped them in Indonesia; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/02/26/car…

#Pluralistic 1/ A woman kneeling to tie her running shoe. She stands on a ba
Next Thu (Mar 2) I'm in #Brussels for #Antitrust, Regulation & Political Economy, with a who's-who of EU and US trustbusters. In-person and virtual attendance are free:

brusselsconference.com/registration

On Fri (Mar 3), I'll be in #Graz for @ElevateFestival:

elevate.at/diskurs/progra… 2/
Dow promised to turn sneakers into playground surfaces, then dumped them in Indonesia: Corporate "recycling" programs are just obfuscated landfills.

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#Dow plastered #Singapore with ads for a sneaker #recycling program, promising to turn shoes into playground tracks. But the shoes it collected in "recycling" bins got dumped illegally in #Indonesia. This isn't strange: it's how nearly *all* plastic recycling *always* worked. 1/ A woman kneeling to tie her running shoe. She stands on a ba
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on pluralistic.net, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:

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Plastic recycling's origin story starts in 1973, when #Exxon's scientists concluded that plastic recycling would never, ever be cost-effective (#ExxonKnew about this, too). 3/
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: This is your brain on fraud apologetics; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/02/24/pas…

#Pluralistic 1/ A modified version of Hieronymus Bosch's painting 'The Conju
Next Thu (3/2) I'm in #Brussels for #Antitrust, Regulation & Political Economy, with a who's-who of EU and US trustbusters. Both in-person and virtual attendance are free:

brusselsconference.com/registration

On Fri (3/3), I'll be in #Graz for @ElevateFestival:

elevate.at/diskurs/progra… 2/
This is your brain on fraud apologetics: The curious comfort of victim-blaming.

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Fighting the privacy wars, state by state; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/02/23/sta…

#Pluralistic 1/ Image
Next Thu (Mar 2) I'm in #Brussels for #Antitrust, Regulation & Political Economy, with a who's-who of EU and US trustbusters. Both in-person and virtual attendance are free:

brusselsconference.com/registration

On Fri (Mar 3), I'll be in #Graz for @elevatefestival: 2/
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A 2021 #IOS update from #Apple let users opt out of tracking with one click. More than 96% clicked, costing #Facebook $10b in *one year*. The kicker? Even if you opted out, *Apple* *spied* on you, just like Facebook had, to fuel its own targeted ads:

pluralistic.net/2022/11/14/lux… 1/ Blind justice, holding aloft a set of unbalanced scales; in
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The fact that Apple - a company that has blanketed the world with anti-surveillance billboards - engaged in deceptive, pervasive surveillance reveals the bankruptcy of "letting the market decide" what privacy protections you should have. 3/
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Matt Ruff's "Destroyer of Worlds"; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/02/21/the…

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Matt Ruff's "Destroyer of Worlds": A return to "Lovecraft Country."

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#20yrsago Bertelsmann sued over #Napster web.archive.org/web/2003040120…

#15yrsago Random House Audio abandons audiobook #DRM craphound.com/DRMLetter22108…

#15yrsago Collective intelligence spontaneously arises among #ARG players — paper from I Love Bees creator avantgame.com/McGonigal_WhyI… 3/ Image
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Turbotax is blitzing Congress for the right to tax YOU; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/02/20/tur…

#Pluralistic 1/ An ogrish, tophatted, cigar...
Turbotax is blitzing Congress for the right to tax YOU: Why do Americans have to pay Intuit to tell the IRS things it already knows?

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* A Mathematical Theory of Communication web.archive.org/web/1998071501…

* How to Win at Monopoly and Piss Off Your Friends imgur.com/topic/The_More… (h/t @kottke)

* Crowdsourced land-clearing monitoring acfinvestigates.org.au (h/t Michael Pulsford) 3/ Image
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Pluralistic is three; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/02/19/dre…

#Pluralistic 1/ William Blake's watercolor of Cerebrus, the three-headed hel
Pluralistic is three: Time flies when you're writing blogs.

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Hey look at this

* 'Landlords Are a Scum Class': Everything I've Learnt About London Renting vice.com/en/article/n7z…

* The Lie That's Destroying the Economy

* What Is ChatGPT Doing … and Why Does It Work? writings.stephenwolfram.com/2023/02/what-i… (h/t Tom Jennings) 3/
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Inside: Google's chatbot panic; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/02/16/twe…

#Pluralistic 1/ Tweedledee and Tweedledum, standing at the bottom of Humpty
This is the last day (Feb 17) of my #Australian tour for my book #ChokepointCapitalism with my co-author, #rgibli. We'll be in #Canberra at the Australian Digital Alliance Copyright Forum:

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Google's chatbot panic: On the infinite insecurities of a self-styled creative genius who really just buys other people's ideas.

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Nathan J. Robinson's "Responding to the Right: Brief Replies to 25 Conservative Arguments"; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/02/14/nat…

#Pluralistic 1/ The cover for the St Martin's edition of 'Responding to the
This week (Feb 14-17), I'm in #Australia, touring my book #ChokepointCapitalism* with my co-author, @rgibli. We're in #Sydney tonight (Feb 15) (more tickets just released) and then #Canberra (Feb 16/17).

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Nathan J. Robinson's "Responding to the Right: Brief Replies to 25 Conservative Arguments": A seriously good look at some seriously bad arguments.

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Obama's turncoat antitrust enforcer is angry about the Google breakup; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/02/13/the…

#Pluralistic 1/ 'What a Funny Little Government,' Horace Taylor's 1899 edito
This week (Feb 14-17), I'm in #Australia, touring my book #ChokepointCapitalism* with my co-author, @rgibli. We're in #Melbourne tonight (Feb 14), #Sydney tomorrow (Feb 15) and then #Canberra (Feb 16/17). More tickets just released for Sydney!

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Obama's turncoat antitrust enforcer is angry about the Google breakup: You know you're doing something right when...

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: After Ohio rail disaster, Buttigieg is silent on restoring the safety standards Trump repealed; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/02/11/din…

#Pluralistic 1/ A locomotive steaming away ...
This week (Feb 13-17), I'm in #Australia, touring my book #ChokepointCapitalism* with my co-author, @rgibli. We're doing a remote event for #NZ tomorrow (13/2). Next are #Melbourne (14/2), #Sydney (15/2) and #Canberra. More tickets released for Sydney!

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After Ohio rail disaster, Buttigieg is silent on restoring the safety standards Trump repealed: Civil War-era brake systems were good enough for General Sherman...

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Poor people pay higher time tax; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/02/10/my-…

#Pluralistic 1/
This week (Feb 13-17), I'll be in #Australia, touring my book #ChokepointCapitalism* with my co-author, @rgibli. We're doing a remote event for #NZ on Feb 13. Next are #Melbourne, #Sydney and #Canberra Tickets just released for Sydney!

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Poor people pay higher time tax: The rich truly do get more hours in the day.

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Copyright won't solve creators' Generative AI problem; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/02/09/ai-…

#Pluralistic 1/ A poster for the 1933 movie 'The Monkey's Paw.' The fainting
I'm in #Australia, touring my book #ChokepointCapitalism* with my co-author, @rgibli. We're doing a remote event for #NZ on Feb 13. Next are #Melbourne (Feb 14), #Sydney (Feb 15) and #Canberra (Feb 16/17). More tickets just released for Sydney!

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Copyright won't solve creators' Generative AI problem: The machine-learning monkey's paw.

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The media spectacle of #GenerativeAI (in which AI companies' breathless claims of their software's sorcerous powers are endlessly repeated) has understandably alarmed many #CreativeWorkers, a group that's already traumatized by extractive abuse by media and tech companies. 1/ A poster for the 1933 movie 'The Monkey's Paw.' The fainting
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Even though the claims about "#AI" are overblown and overhyped, creators are right to be alarmed. Their bosses would like nothing more than to fire them and replace them with pliable software. 3/
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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: The Collective Intelligence Institute; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/02/07/ful…

#Pluralistic 1/
This week (Feb 8-17), I'll be in #Australia, touring my book #ChokepointCapitalism* with my co-author, @rgibli. We'll be in #Brisbane today (Feb 8 - in Australia!), and then a remote event for #NZ on Feb 13. Next: #Melbourne, #Sydney & #Canberra.

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The Collective Intelligence Institute: Asking more than 'what technology does' and demanding to know who it does it FOR and who it does it TO.

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Today's Twitter threads (a Twitter thread).

Inside: Bruce Schneier's "A Hacker's Mind"; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2023/02/06/tri…

#Pluralistic 1/ The WW Norton cover for Bruce Schneier's 'A Hacker's Mind.'
Next week (Feb 8-17), I'll be in #Australia, touring my book #ChokepointCapitalism* with my co-author, @rgibli. We'll be in #Brisbane on Feb 8, and then we're doing a remote event for #NZ on Feb 9. Next are #Melbourne, #Sydney and #Canberra.

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Bruce Schneier's "A Hacker's Mind": Thinking about tactics AND power.

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