Tuesday 29 August 2023

Pitfalls for Universities Wishing to Join the Fediverse

Back in early July, Leonhard Dobusch published a call to action for universities to join the fediverse.
Cartoon (of a mamooth, but that’s close enough)Dmitry Abramov/Pixabay

Good call! Especially given that Mastodon (et al.) are anything but free from censorship concerns. Instead of dealing with a single, giant censor (Google, Facebook, Musx...), you get to deal with hundreds of petty censors in the Mastodon world (often in the form of “defederation”). You may also get kicked off any random Mastodon/ActivityPub server for “having the wrong opinions/beliefs”. ­čÖä

Plus, there’s the posts moderation issue. Zuckerberg turned into a Frankenstein after creating Facebook; Dorsey turned into a Frankenstein after creating Twitter (although he made an effort to get rid of the stigma by selling the monster to the feeble-minded Musx); Google turned into a Frankenstein after purchasing YouTube from its original creators; etc., etc.

Wednesday 12 April 2023

Zachr├íni po─żsk├í Lienka slovensk├Ż obchod s potravinami?

Nikdy by som neo─Źak├íval, ┼że biznis s potravinami bud├║ na Slovensku zachra┼łova┼ą pr├íve Poliaci, ale zd├í sa, ┼że sp├ísa pre Slovensko v tejto oblasti by mohla by┼ą pr├íve v po─żskej Lienke.
Ilustr├ícia – PIRO/Pixabay

To, ─Źo si v posledn├Żch mesiacoch dovo─żuj├║ sestry Lidl a Kaufland, je ┼íkand├íl. Podobne aj Tesco vr├ítane svojej ultradrahej luxusnej ┼Żaby, nehovoriac o Teure = Bille a u┼ż celkom z├║fal├Żch predajniach potrav├şn patriacich slovensk├Żm majite─żom.

Bez mihnutia oka prihadzuj├║ k cene ka┼żd├ęho tovaru desiatky centov navy┼íe – a v┼íetky re┼ąazce svorne ruka v ruke, tak nech mi nikto nehovor├ş, ┼że na Slovensku funguje protimonopoln├Ż ├║rad alebo ┼że sa ├║─Źinne str├í┼żia kartelov├ę dohody.

Friday 24 February 2023

Umeleck├í kritika v ├ęre politickej korektnosti

Kamar├ítka mi v reakcii na moju recenziu Sklenej cibule a predch├ídzaj├║cu poviedku nap├şsala, ┼że sa nestoto┼ż┼łuje s mojou kritikou politickej korektnosti a ┼że ot├ízku scitlivovania spolo─Źnosti pova┼żuje za z├ísadn├║. Naopak, kamar├ítka s├║hlas├ş s Martinom M. ┼áime─Źkom, ktor├Ż sa pred p├ír rokmi v ktoromsi koment├íri na N-ku ─Źudoval, ─Źo ─żud├ş na politickej korektnosti tak poburuje, ke─Ć vlastne ide len o modern├║ podobu zdvorilosti. Tu moja odpove─Ć.
Busty Schlegelovcov; kritik Friedrich Schlegel (1772 – 1829) je ten vpravo. Foto – Thomas Holbach/Wikip├ędia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Nes├║lad zrejme vznik├í najm├Ą t├Żm, ┼że pod „politickou korektnos┼ąou“ si ka┼żd├Ż z n├ís (kamar├ítka, ja aj ┼áime─Źka) predstavuje nie─Źo (trochu alebo celkom) in├ę.