When you refer to "multi-user API access", do you mean like a way to do something for multiple users using one access token? I don't think Mastodon provides this from their API (all are listed at https://docs.joinmastodon.org/methods/

We'd probably have to store info per-user, per-instance.

That's to say the leftist politics of 2023 are the watered down, defanged form of the actual change needed and called for from the early 2000s.

byhttps://jacky.wtf • posted archived copycurrent

If this seems improbable, look for any proposals, campaigns or the like that mention unhoused folks without being paternalistic (i.e.: blaming them for systematic failing, implicitly shaming them for their lack of a fully-formed shelter) and provide the cheapest and fastest solution — giving them a home.

It might exist in a video game, but not in any system that leans into capitalism and keeps planting "land rights" as a thing a nation-state that stole it can own.

What felt like "common sense" Left politics was considered too radical 50 years ago. Hell, even up to 30 if you throw in things around working hours and abortion โ€” which has been added onto from earlier times. If wanting more for people equates to "radicalism", then so be it.

byhttps://jacky.wtf • posted archived copycurrent

That's to say the leftist politics of 2023 are the watered down, defanged form of the actual change needed and called for from the early 2000s.

What felt like "common sense" Left politics was considered too radical 50 years ago. Hell, even up to 30 if you throw in things around working hours and abortion — which has been added onto from earlier times. If wanting more for people equates to "radicalism", then so be it.

Jacky Alcinรฉ (@jalcine@todon.eu)

This is the kind of critical thinking I wish more people had. https://twitter.com/MsKellyMHayes/status/1635260522382884864 (https://jacky.wtf/2023/3/Jh2e)
byTodon.eu archived copycurrent

A good way to describe this weekend. And a justification against attempting this as the system doing good - this was the "solution" after 2008; not actually holding anyone accountable. https://mastodon.social/@sethcotlar/110017517972146509. That money stored in DIF had to come from somewhere and if it can only be used to bail out banks, then it's being misused.

Like have we forgotten about the "promised" monthly checks that turned up being ... two?

Danilo (@danilo@hachyderm.io)

@jalcine@todon.eu literally everyone asked how it would be paid forand how it would be paid for was an existing fund set up to prevent crises like this, that banks have to pay into. Meanwhile all the owners are wiped outIโ€™m all about โ€œfuck the systemโ€ but when the system actually works for once we should celebrate that. The alternative is learned helplessness
byHachyderm.io archived copycurrent

I don't think that's (learned helplessness) the alternative (and it hasn't been that - https://todon.eu/@jalcine/109920149898538200 mentions a book that shows that).

However, I have seen that they're paying people through the DIF (via https://www.cnbc.com/2023/03/13/wall-street-not-taxpayers-will-pay-for-the-svb-and-signature-deposit-relief-plans-.html and ). That might be a good enough answer for most, but it still leaves a lot of open questions for me.

Looks like now there's a system in place that'll allow more of these kinds of failures to be insulated by the federal government (again, where is this "free market" stuff going to kick in)? https://www.reuters.com/business/finance/regulators-urged-find-silicon-valley-bank-buyer-industry-frets-about-fallout-2023-03-12/. This, at least, protects workers who have no say in these arrangements (as capitalism demands) by paying them out from. They're saying they're not being bailed out, so does that confirm that those banks won't be operating anymore? Because they shouldn't be able to.

byhttps://jacky.wtf • posted archived copycurrent

The disconnect here is that this happens way more often — it's just not reported on or shown as an issue. The fact that minimum wage is still a third of what's a true "living" wage makes people understand what it's like to not have financial security. https://twitter.com/soopa/status/1634772544422281216