@thomasfuchs hey! two things -
first, thanks for everytimezone, I use it very frequently and it's easily the most low-friction way I know to bounce times around.
secondly, a quick bug report; it's still listing London as BST (UTC+0100) - we left BST on the 28th October.
@rummik Thanks for the report. The spammer (and multiple other spam accounts) have been suspended.
Facebook revenge porn “upload your nudes” thing - I understand what they’re trying to do & the intention is good. However the premise of giving Facebook, of all companies, private content is daunting. Needs to be perceptually hashed client-side, and only the hashes, or if content is really needed, machine-usable but human-unfriendly content (eg blurred thumbnails) sent and stored.
-1 points for platform expectations.
+100 points for sheer vindictiveness.
I will not allow obscene language like this on my innocent timeline https://social.mecanis.me/@er1n/98907086826173408
So I think we can assume accuracy good enough to produce a totally accurate copy. The issue for me is more metaphysical - aren't you copying a consciousness then disposing of the old one, rather than moving the same one from place to place? Is there any meaningful difference?
One of the more interesting bits of Star Trek navelgazing is the question of whether transporter use is murder (see Theseus' paradox). I don’t have a compelling answer, even after spending time reading the fictional technical manuals (because I am a giant intractable nerd) and thinking about it in the shower for years. Transporters are said to have 'quantum-accurate' resolution (as opposed to food replicators which are 'molecule-accurate') which seems to imply quark-accuracy at a minimum.
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