@gamingonlinux Did you know about youtube-nocookie.com? That's an officially supported way to embed YouTube videos without cookies:
I just got a Midjourney invite. It's one of those AI text-to-art models. Not quite on par with DALL-E 2, but pretty impressive regardless.
They add you to a Discord (meh) where you can run your text prompts with an "/imagine" command, create variations, etc. You see a stream of other people's generated art go by along your own results. Sensory overload time!
Here are my two favorite prompt results so far:
- "Enough coffee to wake up Cthulhu"
- "Is fire a creative force or a destructive one?"
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
Really digging it so far. Great to see a return to episode-length stories over season-length mega-arcs. Ronjin & Mount are magnificent and Peck as Spock is growing on me.
Good chemistry among the crew, especially this early in the season. Love the opening theme, too -- fun & energetic take on the original.
So far, ST: SNW > ST: P > ST: DIS.
Libera is a year old. Thanks for supporting us, because it's been a pleasure supporting you.
We currently have two 6 month part-time gigs open at Freedom of the Press Foundation:
* an Education Consultant role, which is focused on helping us monitor & improve the effectiveness of our DigiSec trainings with journalists:
* a Software Developer role to improve the https://dangerzone.rocks/ app for sanitizing potentially dangerous documents (very important for journalists, who routinely receive files that could be cool tips or malware!):
Last weekend I finished "Immune: A Journey into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive" by Philipp Dettmer.
You may know the YouTube channel he founded, Kurzgesagt, which creates wonderful animations about complex subjects.
Dettmer's book is the rare feat of pop science writing that talks almost entirely about the actual science (the macromolecular & cellular machinery of the immune system) while being funny (!) & accessible. Highly recommended. Full review:
Our parent org, Freedom of the Press Foundation, is now also home to Dangerzone, a tool developed by @micahflee that lets you convert potentially dangerous PDF files, images, and office documents into safe PDFs:
As part of this transition to FPF stewardship, we're also looking for a part-time developer for Dangerzone (6 month contract, $40K fixed budget, schedule is yours to propose). If you're interested, please consider applying!
It's taken a while but I finally got my Steam Deck purchase notification. Honestly very much looking forward to this one, seems like a great Linux-based gaming device.
Battery life tends to be the big criticism - we'll see if that applies to the games I tend to play, which tend to be lower end indie stuff.
Great LessWrong post about strengths and limitations of OpenAI's DALLE--2 text-to-image generation model, with lots of examples. Choice quote:
"It often applies color and texture styling to parts of the image other than the ones specified in the prompt; if you ask for a girl with pink hair, it's likely to make the walls or her clothes pink, and it's given me several Rapunzels wearing a gown apparently made of hair. "
EU folks, the latest @EU_Commission proposal for scanning private communications and undermining end-to-end encryption is an extreme threat to privacy.
It threatens the right to meaningful encryption and would force your communications to be subject to scanning and classification by AI outside of your control. Truly dystopian shit.
This won't become law without the EU parliament's assent, so please follow this closely and speak up. See EDRI's analysis here:
🧐 Was will die EU mit meinem Handy machen?
😒 Werden wir nicht eh alle überwacht?
🤔 Ist die Panik übertrieben?
🤩 Gibt es einen besseren Vorschlag?
Hier kommt unser netzpolitik.org-Explainer zur #Chatkontrolle.
The EU Commission is planning automatic CSAM scanning of your private communication – or total surveillance in the name of child protection. This would be the worst surveillance apparatus outside of China:
"Pirate site blocking making its way into free trade agreements" https://torrentfreak.com/pirate-site-blocking-is-making-its-way-into-free-trade-agreements-220508/
This is much more serious than "can I get a pirated copy of something". The real effects of stuff like this is control, censorship, and gatekeeping of the internet in general.
(recommended follows continued)
🌟 @fend - Comic artist with a modern mangaesque style
🌟 @blogroll - Human curated directory of interesting independent blogs
🌟 @bits_und_baeume - German campaign to form an alliance between tech fans and environmentalists
🌟 @birds - Photo and description of random bird from the ebird.org database, every 8 hours
🌟 @AdiFoord - Research astrophysicist at Stanford University, studing black holes and observing x-rays from space
https://lib.reviews and other free/open projects.
Opinions my own :-)
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