* I studied #Genetics. I'm a big fan of GE tech ("#GMO"); AMA!
* Generally pretty #brightgreen.
* I enjoy #programming in #Python, #Golang, and #Rust.
* Currently working on my #machinelearning & #datascience
* I worry about how easy it is for viewpoints to self-reinforce.
* I'm a utopian technologist..but I don't see much value in _impractical_ utopianism.
* I don't use CWs much, sorry. You can rely on me to CW traumatic subjects, but not 'politics' or 'selfies'.
Genuinely excited about this move from #Firefox.
Remember media story months ago: poor password security used to lock the browser? Mozilla had already been working on this for months, tests back then were way too early on roadmap to show.
This implementation, using #TOTP (time-based one-time passwords), will provide users with an alternative secure login.
Freeing users, vols, and staff from the reliance of social, Google, Github, used across Mozilla.
@peter for any readers in the USA be sure to add your name to ACLU's petition on this topic - Amazon selling facial recognition surveillance tech to Governments:
Amazon's face recognition collab with US police Show more
Amazon: "Our quality of life would be much worse if we outlawed new tech because some people could choose to abuse [it]"
That's a rubbish, binary, blinkered statement & makes me more concerned. There's nothing about outlawing tech in this story, it's about considering tech's implications & the ways it can be abused and being responsible to build in appropriate protections. It's also about choosing who you collaborate with.
"The average American worker takes less vacation time than a medieval peasant"
A very interesting read on how work hours and leisure time changed through history.
📣 PSA 📣
Looks like there is an influx of spam accounts being created on the federverse right now.
If you find any on our instances, please flag them and smush the report button.
I'm keeping an eye on things but may miss a few here and there.
If you know users looking for an account but have been squashed due to the influx of account creations, please let me know and I can send them a registration link.
I don't have it to hand, but I recently saw another article posted showing that facial recognition software used by one major police department ( I'm thinking a European one, but I don't remember for sure) was shown to be substantially less accurate than random chance. Definitely not good.
Say a word with enough feeling, enough times, and it becomes. An entity - demon, god, spirit? - of that name is born.
Fuck haunted us with snarled annoyance, so we shared pictures of cats, puppies, and otters, until finally, Aww woke with a cute little sneeze. That'll protect us.
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
We need to kick google out of our lifes... Are they using our precious time with their "I'm not a robot" to develop AI for drones???
"Google Is Helping the Pentagon Build AI for Drones" - https://gizmodo.com/google-is-helping-the-pentagon-build-ai-for-drones-1823464533
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One of the better and most on-point critiques I've seen of "progressives", gentrification and techie navel gazers - and so of course it leads to this Palo Alto pastor having to resign amid the backlash.
twitter link, +++ Show more
ok, this poem is so goddamn sweet I can't stand it, I have to post it here:
"My 73-year-old aunt wrote a poem about my pronouns in her church writing group and it’s the sweetest thing"
I keep seeing these videos thinking they've found the silver bullet critique of cyberpunk pointing out that Faceless MegaCorp would make a bad government and that they'd never work IRL because they're always so blatantly evil.
that's uh... that's the entire point of cyberpunk
Roll your own: https://[federated.instance]/@[userid].atom
another good one I've heard:
He's making a list
He's checking it twice
He's gonna find out who's naughty or nice
Santa Claus is in contravention of article 5 of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679
I keep asking around for a decent GDPR consultant
Everyone I've asked said they know a great one but none of them'll give me their phone number
"Enigmail has just released 2.0.5, which plugs *all* the Efail holes, including the ones that we thought we had to rely on Thunderbird to patch. We recommend all users upgrade as soon as possible."
Apparently some silly USians want to extend copyright again: https://boingboing.net/2018/05/18/orrin-fucking-hatch.html
Repeating my Twitter reaction:
When will musicians realize that their biggest competitor is ALL THE PAST RECORDINGS EVER and revolt against this madness?
The Internet is not what makes music hard work. Never was! It's competing with Elvis & Mozart.
Demand the right to build on the past, not compete with it.