* 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'.
This is a pretty good description of Linux distros, especially Gentoo
gender, politics, portugal (+++) Show more
Portugal has just passed a self-ID gender system, AND banned non-essential genital surgery on intersex children! :D
article in French:
"I decided I wanted to do some #accountability studies of #algorithms in our lives. It's hard to study news feeds in a quantitative way. And I wanted something with higher stakes.. So I started with an algorithm which used in the criminal justice system. To predict whether a person is likely to commit a FUTURE #crime..."
The Mangopay exodus is proceeding well so far: €5100 and $600 have already been transferred from the wallets of donors to creators, while €4800 and $440 have been refunded to donors instead.
(If you don't know what this toot is about you should read our blog post: https://medium.com/liberapay-blog/liberapay-is-in-trouble-b58b40714d82 )
Let's make the Web free again, support open standards/protocols and decentralize everything.
"You never change things by fighting the existing reality.
To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete."
R. Buckminster Fuller
Hm! Could be fun.. Joss Whedon's got "The Nevers" picked up by HBO, "an epic science fiction drama about a gang of Victorian women who find themselves with unusual abilities, relentless enemies and a mission that might change the world. Whedon will serve as writer, director, exec producer and showrunner".
Guido van Rossum (ex-BDFL of Python) "Transfer of Power": https://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-committers/2018-July/005664.html
"Danish High Court ruling on data retention use and file sharing cases" - TLDR is they don't have to provide subscriber data in #filesharing/#piracy cases. Good job Denmark! #Privacy is more important than "#IntellectualProperty", especially when quality evidence of harm from filesharing is very slim and often counterintuitive.
They are considering a #cooperative alternative, where everyone who receives money on the platform would be a member of the Liberapay legal entity, and that all the collected funds would legally belong to that entity instead of to each individual user.
I'm sure they'd appreciate any help or advice.
another marketing and data aggregation firm gets hacked... Show more
"Marketing Firm Exactis Leaked a Personal Info Database With 340 Million Records"
the 'database dilemma'...
there really should not be any such database in the first place
Amazon Strike Support Show more
I encourage you to not conduct any transactions w/ Amazo July 16-18:
"The strike will take place at the San Fernando warehouse on the outskirts of Madrid, Amazon’s biggest in Spain, on July 16, 17 and 18, to coincide with a 1-1/2 day sale on the platform."
A poet loved a poet he said to her:
When the rain falls at your feet,
as do I.
All our lives in which we meet and love have
been written by better pens than yours.
Shall I compare thee to a cherry pie,
I love the metaphor,
not how it stains the fingers.
Let’s talk of rain and cliches,
roses are red, violets are blue,
I prefer wildflowers, you prefer perfume.
In the spirit of the rebellion, several of us space wranglers are actually right here in the Fediverse. So ask here too!
Thinking of submitting a session but unsure if the idea is a good fit for MozFest?
Not sure how to make a session “interactive” or “inclusive”? Questions about formats, spaces, scheduling, tech or travel stipends? Curious of the curation process or “Data and You” theme?
Today's the day to get help
one benefit of running a single user instance is that I've been using the "report" function as a "remind me why I blocked this douchebag" feature. if I come across a blocked user and can't remember why I blocked them, I just find them in my reports, and there is a note there that will remind me