@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
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.