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The EU says it wants Europeans to engage with it: now that 4 MILLION of them have opposed mass censorship through #Article13, will they listen?
boingboing.net/2018/12/11/kill

The best argument against the idea that AI will replace programmers wholesale is the relative unpopularity of prolog. As an industry, we don't take advantage of fantastic automation tech from the 70s, and instead write Java.

@laetsgo my first lourdon arrived today. Looks very promising. Only, had to buy an Italian edition, my French cannot cope

Hey if anyone likes community radio stations

I'm building a little app for listening to them in the browser. Kind of like a car radio dial but for the world.

commonradio.org/

or on dat
dat://e23a16781465a4a8f3607c82a7ee60f0866aec108f4f0ded21978c2753a1efb1

nothing fancy but there's 500ish radio stations there most of them work

source here
gitlab.com/tulsileathers/commo

PRs to this file if you want to add stations
gitlab.com/tulsileathers/commo
or edit your local dat version directly

@matiu_bidule

Les blindés sans Paris c'est sympathique aussi. :)

Sinon plus habituel : la confiscation systématique des masques antipollution, lunettes de plongée et parfois du sérum physiologique lors des fouilles pré-manifs (systématiques elles aussi). Surtout quand on sait que ça sert à se protéger/se remettre du gaz de combat qu'on appelle lacrymogène et qui est interdit dans les conflits entre états par la convention de Genève (car considéré comme "arme chimique").

hey everyone writing code: you can't get around this. code does not exist in a noble mathematical void which absolves you of accountability. any system which people touch is tied into the fabric of society, and should be scrutinized for potential to do harm.

How to make a racist AI without really trying blog.conceptnet.io/posts/2017/

"... the sentiment is generally more positive for…
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Dark days ahead for Aussies. Parliament passes the controversial Access and Assistance Bill which forces tech companies to build in "mandatory" backdoors in #encryption. What an absolute load of shit. Our competency to overseas companies has just disappeared #infosec #privacy #security
nytimes.com/2018/12/06/world/a

"there doesn’t seem to be any way to get a single, objective search result from Google that can be easily replicable across users or locations."

theverge.com/platform/amp/2018

It's almost 2019, and every application that wants to share stuff via "the cloud" must still implement support for each cloud provider separately, even though WebDAV has existed for over a decade.

In other words, "the cloud" is really just a lie told by people trying to trick you into handing over your precious files and locking yourself into their walled garden. If it ain't standards-based and interoperable, it's not "the" anything. It's "a" piece of shit.

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"I can't marry you, Osgood, I'm a man!"
"Well, nobody's perfect".

The end. Curtain. Applause.
Best closing line in film history. Also one of the best movies in history.

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