<< Code isn't enough on its own. We throw code away when it runs out its clock; we migrate data to new databases, so as not to lose one precious bit. Code is a story we tell about data.
But programmer culture tends to devalue data. >>
This is a very good article.
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(Relatively) Physically Accurate Black Hole Visualization in Unreal Engine
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dal 16 luglio 2020, la scuola non può appoggiarsi ai GAFAM. cosa serve, un disegnino?
UN Rapporteur on torture: “Julian Assange is a political prisoner.”
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Je viens de publier un billet, où j'explique que je souhaite une conversation apaisée à propos es technologies : https://standblog.org/blog/post/2020/10/04/Devenir-technolucide . Bonne lecture à vous !
Don't trust Cloudflare with your personal data
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Why Silicon Valley CEOs are such raging psychopaths
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The US is using the Guardian to justify jailing Assange for life
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9/11, US imperialism
9/11 is coming up, which means i'm legally obligated to point out 9/11 here in chile is a different tragedy & also important
the 11th of september is when the chilean right wing (funded by the US gov.) bombed our gov. building, killed our democratically elected socialist president, gutted the welfare state & enacted martial law
followed by 17 years of a violent fascist dictatorship in which at least 3k people died, 40k were victimized and half of the country was traumatized
Mature projects have reasons they work the way they do. Sometimes good reasons. Sometimes bad reasons. They must be doing something right or they would be dead.
New contributors have reasons they use their tools. Sometimes it *is* a lack of exposure to other tools. Sometimes it is because their tools are better. Sometimes it's because the "right" tools are fucking hostile pieces of shit that are too painful by far.
Have some fucking respect for one another.
I was notified that @tateisu's Mastodon app "Subway Tooter" has received a warning from the Google Play Store citing user-generated content that "incites discrimination".
A Mastodon app does not host or promote any content. The user types the address to connect to. The responsibility of moderating resides with that server. So unless Google is going to drop Chrome, Firefox and Opera from its platform, this is completely out of line.
Source in Japanese:
Holy crap, google is apparently taking down all/most fediverse apps from google play on the grounds that that some servers in the fediverse engage in hate speech. At least three apps I know of anyway and I'd imagine the others will follow soon under the exact same reasoning.} Seems to be the case with Husky, Fedilab, and "subway" tooter.
this is a scary precedent if google play is going to ban any apps that can in any way be used to access content with hate speech. So what about a forum client, do they take that down just because there is a forum somewhere on the internet posting hate speech?
This is particularly worrisome because for most people Google Play is the only way they understand to install apps at all.
Picture attached of one of the notices received by fedilab.
'Coup 53' Tells the Story of 1953 Campaign by MI6 and CIA to Oust Iran's Leader
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Microsoft Put Off Fixing Zero Day for 2 Years
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Il Ferragosto sorride col nuovo episodio! Gli scimmioni non leggono Nietzsche 17: Faro d'Agosto.
Buon ascolto e buona anguria!
A data knight, far too aware of the dark side.
The algorithmic is political. ('is' as in A⊆P)
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