New article, The Bizarre World of Non-Fungible Tokens. Because, yeah, NFTs and crypto-art are just weird, concerning, and a lot more pervasive than I thought. https://invisibleup.com/articles/36/
A thing that capitalism is not as good at is subtitles. Netflix? I get maybe 4 options for languages. DVD/BlueRay 3 if you are lucky.
OpenSubtitles for some random ass video you have in xvid format across 3 CDRs? 3254 results just in English. Do you want the one with fan context descriptors? How about the translation that some professor at Duke argued was actually more accurate. Sorry, there are only three versions from different grad students.
A great thread on why NFTs are a scam, and exactly how the scam works.
1. bought an Andy Warhol drawing for $20,000.
2. made 999 high-quality forgeries.
3. shuffled them.
4. sold each of the 1000 drawings for $250.
You might get the original $20,000 Warhol, but you’ll never know. This hurts my brain and I'm loving it!
It's a reasonable price for common art. No lottery. Nobody is ripped off. The artist profits hugely, yet gives away a unique item far below market value, but its receiver won't know.
It challenges our value system in very Warhol-way.
here's an art reference tool that allows you to rotate a skull and it will find images that match the angle youve set with whatever species you select
The Island app (Insular on F-Droid) is amazing. I turn it on while I'm at work and my work slack, authenticator app, and stuff is available. The moment work is done I turn it off and there is zero work related garbage available on my phone. They don't get access to my phone (or the little sandbox space) after hours.
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