“The Dirty Secret About AI” https://www.forbes.com/sites/charlesradclyffe/2019/06/10/ais-dirty-secret/?sh=242943c53316
i have three modes of modes of using a browser right now:
trying to read something, make it as slim as possible
this mode won't work when you try to fill out any form, because the website will either hide crucial information behind a "mobile collapse" or it will be invisible in the horizontal scroll space
trying to use a dashboard or console: i either need a bigger monitor, or GCP, AWS, Azure developers need to learn about design and information presentation
The Linux Foundation are carrying out a survey on "Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion in Open Source", and I know this is something #foss #freesoftware and #opensource people (and opponents thereof!) on the Fedi have opinions on. So please boost and fill in.
Contributing to an evidence base may be a way of highlighting the problems and shaming people with money into doing something about them.
this is what I called "cultural debt"
There's technical debt and there's cultural debt
I doubt the Guile community ever questioned themselves about who was the potential targed to become a Guile user
And a lot of assumptions ended up being embedded in Guile without having beng questioned ever
I remember someone asking on here what a good permacomputing language would be to be to learn—to make sure their software would still run in, say, half a century’s time.
A lot of people recommended C. I deliberately kept out of the thread because I didn’t want to disturb anyone or start an argument.
I would recommend Common Lisp. Lisp was discovered in the 50s, and many Lisp programs written from decades ago still run with zero, or minor modifications today.
This is my humble suggestion. There are many benefits to using Lisp as a permacomputing language, such as strong typing, remarkable simplicity of its grammar, and, by its design, exhibits much less undefined behaviour.
parenting plus tech
I've now finally (accidentally*) started using
Noice: https://f-droid.org/packages/com.github.ashutoshgngwr.noice with the Heartbeat (which i requested months ago), and it cut bed time in half
*i usually leave my phone to charge, but i had it in my pocket when bringing bebe to bed the other day
The Riddler's wacky scheme in "Batman Forever" (1995) - sell vast quantities of a consumer device that entertains its users but makes them dumber, while extracting vast amounts of information from them and using that to artificially boost his organization's intelligence - sure seems pretty silly and alarmist in retrospect now after 30 years of the egalitarian, wealth-levelling World Wide Web, doesn't it.
Anybody know where the anti-aliasing controls for fractional scale display setting are on #ubuntu? I could use this not looking like I need new glasses.
Like as an admin here I could suspend federation with hellsite, but that feels silly: some of them *want* our posts! Hellsite's admins can mark woof.group content as sensitive--which is IMO entirely reasonable--but users who file remote reports like this are explicitly asking for more than that: they want our participation in enforcing their norms. Is that reasonable? Probably for some classes of content, but like... you can see people wearing only jockstraps on public sidewalks in SF and Berlin
I get the impression some folks think that butts are there to like... personally attack them, as if I know what hellsite is and have control over how they display our content.
The woof.group content-warning norms are already a carefully-chosen compromise in deference to a fediverse which is--let's be honest--conservative beyond the wildest dreams of Anita Bryant. Of course local norms and personal expectations vary, and that's okay! What I don't know is how to handle those subculture boundaries
Apparently, the reason the NHS contact tracing app fell over on my fairphone was because some e users got very concerned about their ~privacy~ so the solution that e came up with was to silently kill the app I was relying on.
My best friend has cancer and I thought I would get exposure notifications which is slightly more life and death than privacy fantasies of fossbros.
They ~silently~ disabled the entire covid thing. I am so livid. This was supposed to be better than google, but in this case they've showed way less sense and responsibility
Are there any good books on how to do beautiful layout in LaTeX? I have most of the Addison Wesley / Pearson / InformIT books but wondered if there was some brave soul out there that has something more like a tutorial of not only "put these commands here to make this work" but also goes into the "why" of the design they chose.
(Note: this is a specific question for a specific item. Alternatives are not requested. Spitballing web searches are not helpful. I want an artifact, not Stack Overflow).
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Thread on MAIDs (mobile advertising ID) and the industry that wants to unmask and track you. 🤔 You are the centre of the #virtualpanopticon with the potential of several companies and governments looking at you. Information is leverage and power over you.
New: for years tech firms told us data they collect on us is anonymous. So we posed as a customer to companies that shatter that idea. They link anonymous phone IDs …
A fatal exception 52fbed01 has occurred.
The OS has done the only reasonable thing, and crashed spectacularly. All your unsaved work has gone to a far away land, never to be seen again. It probably also corrupted some of your system files on the way, for good measure.
Press any key to reboot the system and find out just how many hours you lost on this crash . . .