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S01E125: Delete System 32
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Mormons Are In The Pits!
THE GREAT HALL OF CHINA
Former Chinese Leader Hauled Out Of the Great Hall of the People
David Icke banned from entering the Netherlands, AKA Holland
Literal children attempt to retake Jerusalem
A Witch’s Best Friend!
Skirmish Of The Strawmen
This toot scrolls by on Nov. 5th, who is this fresh face with the fresh instance. He never responded to my inquiry about beautiful conspiracy hypotheses. Along with a google doc floating around there was a huge influx of journalists fleeing twitter because of an African man. Sad.
It’s gonna be a real who’s who here…
Now for de jour la tour of de le force.
HEY TOOTS THREADS
Everyone I know is literally a bot. Thinking cap = broke.
They’ve brought their finest. See thread linked below “Crack Journalism”
So very vile!
As well as getting ass blasted with literal ass, the server was raided and swarmed with graphic gorey content. All in aims of breaking the server rules. Here are some of the more tame but just as critical responses from denizens. “Our ghetto, our retards”.
It was no small number of people coming over. Journa.host is 3/4 of a way to breaking 1k of democracy crushing propaganda peddlers. See below that 2664 new domains have been registered. Another post have made mention that lots of famous handles we’re getting registered at mastodon.social. People are about ready to pay out a lot more than $8.
I got to wondering, what are people on the Twits saying about the Fedi? Pretty racist. Checks out.
Who watches the watchmen?
This one doesn’t need much context tbh.
These next two are from the 3rd and 4th of Nov. from the Twitter page. It’s like a goddamn light switch! On! Off! On! Off!
The Fediverse scratches an itch for the Twits. Is it because it’s free to use and free of ads? 230k new users since Oct 27 when Musk took over the Twits. Now there are now 655k active accounts.
UCLA professors started a mastodon account because of concern over the Twits new content moderation. Oh, my fucking god…
These super cringe quotes amiright?
But unlike on Twitter, where I can easily interact with a large audience, my Mastodon network is less than 100 followers. Suddenly I had no idea what to post.
Mastodon can be calming compared to Twitter’s endless stream of stimulation.
Mastodon is a sort of social-media escape hatch in case Twitter becomes unbearable.
“I thought, ‘What’s it going to be like to start over again? It’s kind of interesting: Oh that person is here! Here’s so-and-so! I’m so glad they’re here so we can be here together’.”
A social media not for sale. However, the barrier to entry is high. YOU MUST DETERMINE THE MEANING OF BOOSTS AND TOOTS. Not once do they mention the Fedi in this.
“But many find it clunky, lacking a large user base and too technical”. Good.
The fucking arrogance, “Maybe we’ll look back and see that Elon Musk did us, the civilized citizens of the net, a favor by forcing us off our cozy if centralized, corporatized, and corrupted internet to find and build an alternative future grounded in the founding principles and dreams of this networked age. How’s that for looking on the bright side?”
Lol a Leo name drop here. Wow, Dave Winer too.
Nanny Mods - A brief statement from a user from a heavily “policed” server, govern me harder daddy because I’m lazy.
2A. Don’t Do Your Own Research - A case study of the through effort work put into modding.
2B. How To Respond - By protecting the community of course.
Islands Are Forming BONUS - Hear more about the defederation game and how you shouldn’t associate with the wrong kind of people.
Kicking The Hornets Nest - The day Tumblr declared war on 4chan. Open the gores of hell.
What Not To Do - This didn’t go well. Follow these easy rules!
LEO IS SALIVATING
He is a journalist know for starting the NPR podcast “Planet Money”, and won the Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize for coverage in Iraq. Also was featured as columnist for the NYT. In 2016, he started working for the New Yorker.
Father was an actor, he grew up in the Westbeth Artists Community in the West Village.
He doesn’t like unions. On Newsguild’s attempt to unionize “None of us want to do anything that could jeopardize the magazine we love. We don’t want so strong a union that mediocrity reigns and it’s impossible to get rid of poor performers. We actually kind of like the feeling that we need to continue to earn our place."
He won the George Polk Award for “his reporting with Alex Blumberg for a May 2008 show titled "The Giant Pool of Money". The piece explained the highly complex chain of events that led to the subprime mortgage crisis by showcasing interviews with participants at each sector of the crisis. The episode was linked widely in the blogosphere and remains one of the show's most-downloaded podcasts.”
Now it looks like he makes his bread off books and giving masterclasses. And speeches!
Went to the Uni. of Chicago, and has a “Artisan Cheese & Sensory Fundamentals Certificate”
“Davidson has also written for The Atlantic, Harper's, GQ, Rolling Stone, and many other magazines. He has a degree in the history of religion from the University of Chicago.”
Oh, and he’s a Leo. This will explain some things.
Fucking standing O for this my guy! He can talk to would be suicide bombers, and holocaust deniers, and 9/11 conspiracy theorists (in Bagdhad no less, 20-fucking-02 but whatever. He has not however been able to have conversations for the past 6 years! He simply can’t talk to Trump Supporters!
Scratch the back of my throat with some buckshot please “e whose views of, say, cancel culture are different than mine, I’ve found it goes nowhere. I can’t stop telling them they are wrong. They can’t stop doing the same to me. I don’t feel my understanding of the world expanding. On the contrary, I find these conversations—even ones with people I know and like quite a bit—to leave me feeling more closed off, more certain of my rightness, more furious at their self-serving myopia. More often, I just fully dismiss these jackasses. I have developed profound hatred of a whole bunch of people on Twitter who I have never met; I know that a lot of people hate me.”
Both parents were in the arts. Father was an actor, Mother had many roles in the arts—actor, dancer, arts administrator. MK Ultra trigger “He was looking for the yellow brick road that could connect it to commercial viability. Not in pursuit of fame and fortune, but in pursuit of a life where you could embrace your individuality, lean into your weirdness, and find others who would not only celebrate that, but pay you for it.”.
“Something that's been really striking, certainly for me, as someone who's had multiple COVID tests just to be safe, and watching my son's educational struggles, it becomes really clear what part of an experience is adding value and what part is annoyingly inefficient.”
Lol now is not a good time for broadcasts. But, what if that is your niche!?
He likes to fantasize that the future will be perfect with perfect stuff perfect your perfect self.
Gross, “How do you capture value”.
Just A Blip - Out with the Widget Economy, in with the Passion Economy! It kinda sounds like the Nuke Family should not have been the norm, but hey I can’t argue against not being a cog in the machine.
More Chaotic But More Satisfying - Is he talking about the gig economy, or decentralization, or both?
Add More Value - If there’s on thing on this show I like to explore as a beat is examining conspiracy theorists found in the wild. Is this our niche? Will we see this guy become our guy? Wait and see!
They Get It - Davidson argues that Millennials are with the times and the boomers are not. He makes some pretty compelling arguments!
The Steaks Are High - The stakes are high!
Is This A Niche - Crack journalism right here folks.
Sony wanted to get into the “red hot business” of podcasting, so they started a venture with Davidson. The aim was to create both scripted and unscripted material for multiple genres. Sony would handle all the business, tech, and money. Hell they own 50% of it.
“There are a lot of podcasts out there, but a lot of people haven’t found the podcast for them.” Probably won’t find it here either.
Fun fact, Davidson’s co-host of Planet Money sold his startup media empire Gimlet Media to Spoofy for 230mil. Ka-ching!
He’s going to 11! “The growth of Gimlet and its acquisition by Spotify — and the podcast boom in general — inspired Davidson to turn up the volume on his own podcasting activities.”
Who do they hire? People from Business Insider, NPR, Slate ESPN, and more.
Annnnnd the first thing they do is start a conspiracy podcast.
It’s So Easy - NYC economy would collapse if the corruption was removed aparently.
How Does One Describe be A Theory - Listen to this fucking conspiracy theorist lol.
What We Really Care About - Looking more careful at deals in deals in deals. It’s just a few hops away! Cheerio fellow.
Worse Than Iraq - Almost like the day worse than 9/11.
Creepy Theatre - Wow, holding no punches about with this quip. It’s literally the worse of the elites selling hype.
Opening Night - LITERALLY. LITERALLY CLINTON LORDING OVER ME. They are not in the top tier of do-gooders.
See what his blog had to say about Haiti? This is it. Really really.
One of a few projects him and director Adam Mckay worked on.
Colbert and Davidson 1 What Is Money - Bitcoin doesn’t count because eit’s a bunch of trolls backing, not the government. Trust me fellow weird strangers!
Colbert and Davidson 2 Satoshi In The Middle - I’m gonna go only buy drugs with bitcoin!! Woo-hoo!!! Currently not accepting donations.
I'm On A Mission From God - Let’s hear him out!
What Is The Offense - Call 612-263-7999 and leave your guess!
A group of youngsters from the Lower East Side Community Center performed a dance around oversized building blocks that, when stacked on top of each other, formed a missile that symbolically killed off the dancers. A teen-ager from the High School of Performing Arts pretended to be having a ''nuclear nightmare'' while his fellow actors, skeptical of his fears, asked, ''Did you have pizza before you went to bed?''
The children had begun the rally in a very adult manner, with a news conference, and invited other children to ask questions. When 11-year-old Adam Davidson asked, ''Why don't you leave the fight against nuclear war to the adults?'' Abby Pogrebin, a Dalton 11th grader, had a quick response.
''It's not sufficient to leave it to the adults,'' she said. ''That's what we've been told to do so far, and they're not doing such a terrific job.''
After living in Baghdad for a year, Davidson had to suddenly flee the country in 2004, fearing for his life after being accused of working for the CIA.
“I feel like the voice of business journalism is sort of, it’s an authoritative voice of God.” -Davidson
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