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Eddietg42

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social media addict...yes..trying to make a living (or at least pay a few bills 🙄) from blogging and my digital art #digitalart

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Born -Albuquerque
Grew up - Los Alamos
College & grad school -San Antonio
Moved to Austin in 2000
Miss MySpace and LiveJournal?
...I still miss Geocities

#ANTIFA

Trumpism is fascism

#blacksabbath #tonyiommi #heavenandhell #ronniejamesdio #TheCure #StoneRoses #AliceinChains #placebo #ClanofXymox #VNVNATION

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“Parents of school shooter were each sentenced to at least 10 years in prison Tue for failing to take steps that could have prevented the killing of 4 students in 2021.

Jennifer & James Crumbley are 1st parents convicted in a US mass school . They were found guilty of involuntary manslaughter after prosecutors presented evidence of an unsecured gun at home and indifference toward the teen’s mental health”

https://apnews.com/article/e5888f615c76c3b26153c34dc36d5436

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Ads are the most effective way to monetize a large scale consumer service. Companies like Perplexity & Discord who brag about how they’ll never run ads only to quietly update their narrative when investors ask for revenue growth just end up looking silly.

ZIRP is over. Get your bag.

https://www.pymnts.com/news/social-commerce/2024/report-discord-to-show-ads-after-history-of-shunning-them/

Eddietg42,
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@carnage4life how does Mastodon stay solvent?

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If the product doesn't show ads, contain a search box or collect data that can be used to target ads then you can assume Google will eventually shut it down.

I have tailored all of my usage of Google products based on that heuristic.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/google/google-podcasts-service-shuts-down-in-the-us-next-week/

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@carnage4life technically it was absorbed by YouTube Music. The integration is actually quite nice.

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Investors are slowly wising up. A crypto bull run says nothing about the viability of crypto startups. It’s the same way an increase in gambling on sports says nothing about the viability of opening a sporting goods store.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2024-03-26/crypto-venture-capital-funds-under-pressure-to-produce-returns

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@carnage4life crypto is a bigger con than your average MLM

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f bomb 💣 😍 🔥 filled psa #1 March 26th https://youtube.com/watch?v=WOkykCwsNWI&si=5uZzVjMRrIKaYI_Q

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Did anyone drink this?

Eddietg42, to 80s
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Some of you had Beta, many of you had VHS...but how many rocked the VideoDisc???

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@TheJen @JenWojcik

Four-panel comic strip in a vintage style. Panel 1: A man in a gray suit and a woman in a red top and white hat look upwards with shocked expressions. A speech bubble from the man reads, "LOOK! UP IN THE SKY!" Panel 2: The same man points upward and says, "IT'S A BIRD!"

Panel 3: The woman, still looking up, says, "IT'S A PLANE!" Panel 4: Another man in a green suit and brown hair, also looking skyward with a startled expression, says, "IT'S PARTS OF A BOEING."

Eddietg42, to 80s
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Happy birthday to rocker @DeeSnider of Twisted Sister. The band had a pair of hits in 1984 "We're Not Gonna Take It" and "I Wanna Rock".

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The issue with complaints about Spotify not paying artists well is that the actual problem is that the price of the service is too low relative to the value it provides. All the music ever produced for the price of one CD a month.

But raising the price won’t work given piracy.

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@carnage4life music streaming is nearly perfect for the user but has issues for the artists

Streaming video (TV and movies) have at least as many issues for the creators without half as much benefit for the consumer

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when someone asks what I'm drinking... https://youtube.com/watch?v=o-Rm__q6x0I&si=NlcpHT1BhrjN2KXQ

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    This poll from the NY Times demonstrates better than anything I've seen lately how thoroughly journalism has botched its job -- to inform the public about actual reality as opposed to giving equal weight to lies and thereby helping make the lies what the public then believes.

    We're screwed.

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    @dangillmor wt actual f ?

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    @thepoliticalcat I subjected myself to a few hours of his stuff.

    Instructive about how a bs artist works

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    Remember when we had these???

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    Streisand Effect time:

    "Would You Trust A Cryptocurrency Whose Operator Sues Journalists For Reporting On Lawsuits Calling You A Scam?"

    https://www.techdirt.com/2024/02/12/would-you-trust-a-cryptocurrency-whose-operator-sues-journalists-for-reporting-on-lawsuits-calling-you-a-scam/

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    @dangillmor no and no

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    Who was the better performer? or

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