mechanical turk working conditions
What it's like to be a worker for Amazon's Mechanical Turk, identified by paying such workers to describe their experiences using the platform itself. https://gizmodo.com/horror-stories-from-inside-amazons-mechanical-turk-1840878041
Do brace yourself for some rough stuff.
"A new definition of attentat would be an act, any act really, that does not concern itself with cause-and-effect but with inspiration... of the overloading of a moment with the kind of aggregation of feelings that transforms a moment into a lifetime. The attentat would be the creation, by participation, of these kinds of moments, to imbue the moment with eternity without regard to time or periodization."
Also a great search engine dork for finding specific ones is [intext:"KEYWORD" site:emojos.in]
Added a bunch of random emojo's today I am sure I missed plenty of cool/useful ones so feel free to request any you'd like! Just reply to this with or dm me a link to ones you find #mastoadmin
⚠️ The Fediverse has been scraped, again ⚠️
Almost six million posts from 363 instances have been scraped.
"All the posts with public visibility published by users hosted on Mastodon servers [...] which support the English language" have been scraped along with their metadata, and the "policy, the code of conduct and the prohibited contents of each instance".
The dataset is an attempt at creating an open dataset for "research" into algorithms like the ones Facebook uses to identify problematic content, based around users' use of Content Warnings.
The dataset can be found here:
It was created by the University of Milan, Italy, apparently for the 13th AAAI:
The associated publishing:
https://aaai.org/ojs/index.php/ICWSM/article/download/3262/3130/ or https://likeable.space/media/30ae595a191923a1ce84a1e0feac6a3cef5b8669f44e15535ea18c7a5594b93a.pdf?name=Mastodon%20Content%20Warnings%3A%20Inappropriate%20Contents%20in%20a%20Microblogging%20Platform.pdf or DM me for a copy.
Open to suggestions for servers to relay with. One consequence is that any public toots on ni.hil.ist will be viewable by that server #mastoadmin
Letters to insurgents is so wonderful. I can’t believe that I haven’t read this yet. I wish this was what bb anarchists were introduced to before Kropotkin or Malatesta
> But for some, it is in the moment of mental exhaustion that a new and exciting thing happens: a personally liberating experience freedom from hope!
> Similar to how religion offers a heaven at the end of a life of misery, I have seen how leftism offers the same “heaven” in the form of “coming” insurrections or the traditional “Proletarian Revolution”. As many of us have experienced though, life, as with wild nature, is very complex.
The word "essay", and the literary-philosophical form it describes, were invented in the 16th century by Michel de Montaigne.
Montaigne was, in his time, an extremely successful and wealthy statesman. In his older age, and following the devastating loss of his "best friend" Étienne de La Boétie, Montaigne decided to retire and dedicate his time to writing. He came to call the discursive, entertaining, argumentative texts he wrote "essays".
One of these essays is titled "Of Cannibals".
ni.hil.ist is a server run by Anarchists who are friendly to a nihilistic worldview.