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Tech Bros out here in the Bay Area are very mad today

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2024/02/12
21:44 UTC

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meme

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2024/02/06
10:11 UTC

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meme

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2024/02/05
09:24 UTC

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www.luddite.com

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2024/02/01
20:03 UTC

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destroy what destroys you

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2024/01/31
20:16 UTC

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Re-Engineering Humanity | Brett Frischmann | #205 HR Podcast

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2024/01/27
13:11 UTC

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Why is Regulation Slower Than Technology? | Bruce Schneier | #204 HR Pod...

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2024/01/23
15:00 UTC

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BIC using the same Pen Design since 1955.

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2024/01/02
19:14 UTC

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Sticky notes are the best to-do system I know of

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2023/12/30
11:57 UTC

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Can we bring up local neighbourhood maps?

Hi, you know those maps, that are in the outdoor, that can be used to....to....find places. They're good. So you don't necessarily need a GPS all the time.

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2023/12/30
10:05 UTC

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Help ditching my smartphone

Hi! I’m hoping someone here has experience with this. I’m looking for help ditching my smartphone in place of like a old flip phone. Im not really that attached to my iphone, honestly i really hate it, i think it’s stolen a lot from me. Ive been wanting to ditch it for YEARS, but I can’t seem to find a good alternative. Whenever I look online for non-smart phones, they just give me more touchscreen bullshit that just doesn’t have the power of iphones. Thats not what I want. Is it still possible to switch to an old motorola razor or a blackberry; any mid-2000s cellphone? I heard something about blackberry shutting down their servers or something (I honestly don’t know the terminology lmao) and I’m not sure if sim cards are still compatible with them. Does anyone know how to go about this? Im turning 24 in a week and would really rather not take my iphone into this chapter. Love <3

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2023/12/29
22:58 UTC

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The zeitgeist is changing. A strange, romantic backlash to the tech era looms

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2023/12/29
03:37 UTC

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Discord server

Is there any Discord server on this topic?

4 Comments
2023/12/02
19:19 UTC

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My Neo-Luddism spray painted flag

It's very dirty because I'm not used to making spray paintings, and my stencils were very bad. But I wanted to make something to hang up my wall, and I'm very proud of it.

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2023/10/25
01:23 UTC

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What exactly constitutes Neo-Luddism? Are you guys anti-industry or just anti-modern tech?

I think most people know about Neo-Luddites because of people like Ted Kaczynski, and he was pretty fervently against industrial society and the technology that arose from the industrial revolution. Do you guys hold similar ideals or are you against "modern technology" such as the Internet, smartphones, and that kind of stuff?

I'd also like to know why you feel this way. Do you care about the negative effects technology has on the environment, or do you care more humanity and look at tech as something that is harmful to people?

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2023/10/17
01:28 UTC

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Is it possible to go low tech as a student? If so, how? Please help me.

If so, how would I go about this?

Making this post absolutely terrifies me. I am an extremely curious person and every idea that pops into my head, I feel inclined to google it immediately. If that weren't bad enough, I am in my last year of undergrad and am unsure how it would be possible to be low tech when one of my classes is a web class!!! Currently, I am looking for a phone that meets my standards (need waze and a banking app, no web browser) preferably on a flip phone that's on my network (ATT).

I find it harder and harder to have any sort of limits with the tech that I currently have. A cellphone, a tablet and TWO laptops. And my usage gets worse when I am feeling unwell. There are no boundaries. There is no self control. My brain just leaks out of my skull and im so TIRED of feeling controlled by it. I wish I were one of those people that could just monitor it and only do it a little. I really am not.

I'm sad. It's completely overwhelming me. And watching its effect on other people, people that I love is just crushing.... My godmother lays on the couch every night from 6pm on...... "painting" and using facebook and sending me links and listening to videos on full volume and it just goes on and on. When I ask her something, she gets a monotone voice. We watch something and have to rewind a billion times because she's missed something. Jesus Christ, what's HAPPENING?

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2023/08/14
23:07 UTC

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Thinking about starting a luddite club at my university

good or bad idea? i hate how everyone is so dependant on technology

5 Comments
2023/07/23
04:57 UTC

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Are Concerns about Apple Vision Pro Valid?

Let's talk about the scariness of high-tech devices. We all know our phones spy on us to some extent, but this device takes it to a whole new level. It's got a whopping 12 cameras! Six external cameras capture everything from different angles, two TrueDepth cameras, four internal infrared cameras, and a LiDAR scanner. It's like a surveillance powerhouse. They can see everything you see and even your facial reactions. It's got me thinking about the potential invasion of privacy, especially if used in people's homes. Imagine the device tracking everything inside your home, including your messy bedroom or where you hide your secret stash.

It also boasts six microphones. Yeah, you heard that right. Six! I don't know why it needs so many, but it's capable of crystal-clear audio. They can hear your every word, your desires, and maybe even what's being said around your home. It's unnerving. Phones can already do that, but with six extra microphones, they won't miss a single detail. They might even pick up on your silent but deadly farts.

Honestly, after reading this, I'm seriously considering skipping this device.

7 Comments
2023/06/29
01:01 UTC

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