Margaret Burbidge, the astronomer who's work demonstrated how we are all made of "star-stuff," has passed at the age of 100. Here's a celebration of her life and work from last year in Sky & Telescope.
Slavery 2.0 and how to avoid it: a practical guide for cyborgs – by @aral «...So what decides whether technology contributes to our welfare, human rights, and democracy or erodes them? What separates good technology from bad technology?...»
I have recently been reminded of the greatest Wikipedia edit in history.
Just managed my first black box mission! I'm still not sure how you're supposed to not just die in surprise attacks.
please don’t fall trap into that terrible normie hive mind thinking of: “your real friends will contact you during these times” or “cut off those so called friends who haven’t sent you a text” or other cringe crybaby advice on the internet.
Bitch the whole world going through shit right now, some worse than others so they can’t send you a dumbass meme right now chill
Someone decomposed the app about Covid-19 situation from russian gov that tracks people movement. It is not limited by that, it sends telemetry using camera and tries to identify you. I think it also can look into your contact list. And the most important part -- it sends this info to russian gov site mos.ru without any encryption and mos.ru is not even using https. I guess there will be hard times for our privacy after coronavirus.
If you have a microphone and know how to read a text, you can record free audiobooks from public domain books. This will be greatly appreciated by people who can't read.
Braille books can be used by blind people or people which sight issue, but a braille books cost a lot (like 60€ / book) and takes lot of room for storing.
Here is a comparison between a 288 pages pocket book and its braille version
Domestic abuse is spiking due to lockdown orders (by approximately 40%, seemingly.)
If you are in the UK or US and are unable to speak out loud on a 999/911 call, you have some options.
call 999 and, once your call is picked up, press 55. it will ask you a couple of things to confirm but you will not have to speak. Police will be sent to you.
you can text 999. to do this, you need to first register your phone number. text "Register" to 999 and follow the instructions it sends back. then you will be able to send normal texts to 999.
in many places, you can just text 911 straight away. here is a list from the FCC of places that support this (updated monthly) https://www.fcc.gov/files/text-911-master-psap-registryxlsx
Lad o' pairts. Big Data geek/consultant. Free Software literally lets me make a living, so obviously a fan. #mefite
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