So I have an announcement. I sent an email to my work saying that I wanted to be able to focus on my work on taking advancing the federated social web to the next level. Read: better security / abuse resistance, richer interactions, virtual worlds.
How will I be funded to do this? I don't know. I do know that the state of the political world scares me enough that I feel I have to do this. If you want to support me: https://www.patreon.com/cwebber
Wish me luck. More updates soon.
Hi! You may most likely know me as co-editor of ActivityPub, the decentralized social network message which is more-than-likely how you're actually receiving this message! https://www.w3.org/TR/activitypub/
Other things you may want to know:
- I'm a user freedom activist (free software, free culture)
- I post a lot of leftie politics stuff
- Expect lots of tech posts around lisp, decentralized network stuff, obscure-ish programming history
I've spent so much time working with computer floats that it just dawned on me that most people *don't* think in scientific notation. People would rather think conceptually of 10000 or 0.0001 than 1e4 or 1e-4. This mode of thought extends to matters of precision. They'll say that 0.0001 has four digits of precision.
@toast @cwebber Relevant Comic (via twitter https://twitter.com/system32comics/status/1190699848825102336?lang=en )
#Avast keeps stating that any data shared with #Jumpshot was "de-identified." Experts have been skeptical (in fact, I found a four years old quote from @gcluley on the matter) and I now found quite a bit of info suggesting that they were right. #privacy
Avast antivirus selling user browsing data... like, a lot of it https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/qjdkq7/avast-antivirus-sells-user-browsing-data-investigation
Leaked documents expose Avast antivirus subsidiary selling Web browsing data
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uspol, Sanders, uspolls
Even fivethirtyeight is now acknowledging that Sanders is ahead https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/election-update-sanders-is-on-the-upswing/
Wow this is a very interesting story. An antifascist infiltrated the neo-Nazi terrorist organization The Base (English translation of al-Qaida), gained a position of trust, and leaked tons of chat records, audio recordings, and videos.
Prepping for a race war: documents reveal inner workings of neo-Nazi group
@dansup ah yes, the most ubiquitous blockchain platform, activitypub