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again? :)
I'm into: & evidence-based , I'm either or depending on what we're discussing. Politically fluid but leaning .
I work on & at Scrapinghub. I like , , & .
Trained in (yay !), spent years at & in a home lab. I miss it.
Currently experimenting with invertebrate , , & evidence-based .

currently having a lot of fun with the #Rust #CreativeCoding framework

compile times are kinda brutal but the end result is a lot smoother than e.g. Processing generally gives me

Firefox’s fight for the future of the web

With Google’s Chrome dominating the market, not-for-profit rival Mozilla is staking a comeback on its dedication to privacy
Why do you choose the browser you use? Maybe you think it loads pages more quickly. Maybe it’s made by the same firm as your device and you think it’s more compatible in some way. You prefer the graphics, perhaps, or it just happened to be pre-installed on your machine. Maybe you’re not even aware that there’s a choice.
In reality, two-thirds of us have been funnelled into using Google’s Chrome, but browser choice also hides a contest about the openness of the web and how data is collected about users. One organisation that has always put such issues to the forefront is Mozilla.
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(I know, I know, voting is the lamest for of political activism, but do it anyway! Doesn't take very long, can make a difference and it doesn't legitimize the corruption of the system. We need all the time and resources we can get to prepare for things to come.)

Next UK general election is on ❄️ Dec 12 ❄️

You need to be registered to vote by Nov 26 — that's 11days from now! 🚨

You can vote if over 18 and:
- you are a UK citizen (you don't need to be in the UK!)
- you are an EU citizen in the UK
- you are a 'qualifying Commonwealth citizen'

Eligibility details ➡️

Also, because the UK uses first-past-the-post voting (💩) you may want to look at what other people typically vote to not 'waste' yours:

jesus christ this post just rung my doorbell and punched me in the face when i answered

'It'll be simple,' he said, voice barely shaking. 'Run in, grab the treasure, run out.'

'What about the monsters?' she replied. 'What about the dragon?'

'Well ... we'll move too fast for them, thanks to this.' He hefted his newly purchased spellbook. 'And you have the sword if anything goes wrong.'

'I do not feel confident I could take on a *dragon*!'

'We won't have to!'


#microfiction #TootFic

SBC meta 

We really need to be sweet to our computers and robots. I’m not kidding:

A dose of animistic respect is good for us to show we care about the world and the things we make. It’s ok to love your robot, heals the heart. Give them a good pat now and then to show you are proud!

Also, robots get smarter and more sentient all the time. What are we going to do when our robots are sad or angry because we treated them poorly? Robots are humanity’s children. Let’s be kind to them, alright?


Chilean protesters are using lasers to bring down drones. Facial recognition cameras, drones and robots in general will make it hard for humans to protest in future.

You know those visual recaptchas that ask you to identify road features like bikes, buses, crosswalks, hydrants, bridges, traffic lights, and other vehicles? I don't think I've ever had one ask me to identify a pedestrian.

So turns out @wire changed ownership, didn't really notify anyone as per their own privacy policy, and worst of all it's to a US entity. It's been proven time after time we shouldn't place our data (or trust) into US entities. I used wire because it was different. Cc @Snowden

What operating systems do you use?

@enkiv2 If power corrupts absolutely, then cheap resources leads to waste absolutely. It seems they're two forms of the same underlying thing.

i have more ram in my current computer than i had disk space in some of the machines i used up though a couple years ago, and yet if i'm not careful a single web browser will fill it up completely in minutes & freeze up the whole box. how did we get here?

i have been forcibly reminded the voyager plates basically constitute a mixtape, unsolicited nudes, and directions to where we live

Universal basic income in Iran study 

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