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Sean M. Collins

Passyunk Square native

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Sean M. Collins
sc68cal@jawns.club

Spruce Street bike lane, just full of cars parking illegally and trucks unloading. Fucking assholes.

August 02, 2023
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Sean M. Collins
sc68cal@jawns.club

@skyfaller the pier where that guy ate that rotisserie chicken

July 14, 2023
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Sean M. Collins
sc68cal@jawns.club

@phillynews "people need to vote harder"

Oh my god FUCKING DO SOMETHING

July 11, 2023
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Sean M. Collins
sc68cal@jawns.club

@phillynews "people need to vote harder"

Oh my god FUCKING DO SOMETHING

July 11, 2023
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Sean M. Collins
sc68cal@jawns.club

@parismarx Parler, truth social, and Gab failed because there were no libs on the platform. Right wing politics is all about "owning the libs"

That's why Musk unbanned all the Nazis on Twitter, to signal that it's now open season on libs on Twitter and to come back

July 11, 2023
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Matthew Garrett
mjg59@nondeterministic.computer

Oracle attempted one of the largest landgrabs in IP history and if they'd succeeded would have fucked over the entire software ecosystem. They turned Solaris from an open source OS to a proprietary one. Being on the right side on a single issue doesn't mean they're the good guys.

July 11, 2023
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Matthew Garrett
mjg59@nondeterministic.computer

Let's not cheer for a company that attempted to assert that APIs were independently copyrightable

July 11, 2023
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gabriel
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uh were any of you people who signed up to actually paying attention to the onboarding flow?

July 09, 2023
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Sean M. Collins
sc68cal@jawns.club

@parismarx so the VCs did a shotgun wedding between X and PayPal and it turns out that the wedding was a terrible idea, X was a total drag on PayPal and only by getting rid of Musk was PayPal able to succeed and yet Musk wins the life lottery.

Truly a rational and efficient system. 🤦‍♂️

July 10, 2023
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Paris Marx
parismarx@mastodon.online

In February, I wrote about how Elon Musk’s vision for Twitter 2.0 was a revival of something he tried and failed to pull off back in his startup days.

During his ongoing mid-life crisis, he was trying to return to that moment, but as I explain, he never learned any lessons from that failure and was doomed to repeat them. Seeing how the last few months have played out, that’s proven pretty accurate.

disconnect.blog/p/elon-musk-wa

July 10, 2023
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Sean M. Collins
sc68cal@jawns.club
July 07, 2023
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Essie :enby:
essie_is_okay@aus.social

So I do believe Elon ruining twitter is intentional. Twitter's destruction is a huge loss of voter education and political literacy. He is absolutely using this to shape the political landscape to his wishes in the US.
Edit: to clarify I don't think he actually wanted to break the site. I think he wanted it to just become a pro fascism site and he's bungled it so bad he's actually breaking it by accident. Tldr: I think Elon is every bumbling cartoon supervillain who accidentally destroys his laboratory while making a super death ray.

The part I'm not so sure about is how his actions have emboldened other platforms to make actively anti consumer policy changes. I don't know if that was intended or not. But I am very sure that platforms like Reddit, YouTube, Netflix, Disney etc have seen that a ceo can treat their customers like absolute dog shit and still keep them because they have monopoly.

Obviously platforms have always done this shit, but there's a huge surge now and I genuinely think it's a strategy on their parts to be anti consumer all at once because we just won't do anything about it. Like is everyone really going to boycott twitter AND YouTube, AND most streaming services, AND Reddit all at the same time? No. So they are gonna treat people like shit and get away with it while everyone is already used to being kicked. Im sure there's psychology behind it. I also think people are exhausted already from the pandemic and just everything. It's easier than ever for businesses to get away with shit.

I won't be surprised if every week we hear about another business that's pulling these stunts. I don't think everyone will go as extreme as twitter. But I think they'll all finally do the unpopular policy choices they've wanted to do for years.

# USpol

July 03, 2023
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Sean M. Collins
sc68cal@jawns.club

@mheadd still important to be able to have a space where you can vent

June 29, 2023
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Sean M. Collins
sc68cal@jawns.club

@phillynews don't understand why teachers union keeps supporting Democrats when they keep getting sold out

June 29, 2023
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Sean M. Collins
sc68cal@jawns.club

@phillynews don't understand why teachers union keeps supporting Democrats when they keep getting sold out

June 29, 2023
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ProPublica
ProPublica@newsie.social

Read our original investigation into HomeVestors here:
propublica.org/article/ugly-tr

June 28, 2023
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boB Rudis 🇺🇦
hrbrmstr@mastodon.social

re: my note from the other day regarding AI-generated content. MIT Tech Review has a decent article on it: technologyreview.com/2023/06/2

June 29, 2023
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Sean M. Collins
sc68cal@jawns.club

@davekonopka hope they both kill each other

June 23, 2023