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[ #ToutDoux ] Après avoir boycotté #senscritique car ils refusent de mettre en place le simple export #XML de liste, je pense mettre toute ma bibliothèque sur @inventaire.

#AhMaisAlors / #2Do / #ToDo


The tool I'm rewriting reads data from a CSV file and outputs a Zip file with images and one file in a bespoke format that can be imported into , Italy's national catalogue of cultural heritage data. I started with ElementTree for now but I'm all ears if anyone has suggestions for good XML libraries - I don't need much in terms of parsing, I mostly need to programmatically create an XML tree and write it to disk.

I'm moderately happy with some little coding I've done in the past week, both with and . It's nothing exceptional and there's been some amount of copy and paste, repetitive typing etc but it's all geared towards solving specific problems.

@jeroenpraat @steko The finding is trivially true, but the methodology of this study is really bad. andthentheresphysics.wordpress

It is also not published in Nature, but in a Nature spin-off journal.

If 20% of a group are harassers (evenly across genders), & the group has more men than women… then each woman gets 16x more bad experiences than each man.

The Petrie Multiplier: in a group where x% are bullies/harassers, the minority will feel it (x/100)^2 more.

This blog post has stuck with me through the years. I like the maths in it, & I like the conclusion that attacking sexism/racism etc doesn't have to be an attack on the majority.


Research in Nature that proves that climate change deniers (aka climate change criminals) get proportionally much more media attention than climate experts.

*Discrepancy in scientific authority and media visibility of climate change scientists and contrarians*

#ClimateCrisis #ClimateChange #science

fedi meta 

mapping folks, is there any app that will let me use an arbitrary layer as background, and show my current position?

Croissance des emplois dans les ministères (2018-2019) :
Intérieur : +3573
Armées : +984
Culture : -160
Solidarité & santé : -508
Transition écologique & solidaire : -1639
Education Nationale : -1800
Bon indicateur des priorités réelles du gouvernement ?

The 'Elephant' Rock, which I don't think anyone on 'Mastodon' has ever posted before, is in Iceland.

La visite de l'ancienne mine d'argent de Sainte-Marie-aux-Mines est extraordinaire. Une heure sous terre dans un tunnel creusé à la main dans le granit à la Renaissance. 1,6 m de haut, 0,8 de large. Et on apprend plein de choses sur l'activité minière à l'époque où toute la vallée vivait (et mourait) de la mine.

Et bravo aux bénévoles de l'#ASEPAM, qui font tout

Maybe when I get back from #CCCamp I'll start regularly summarising the #OpenStreetMap fediverse on the #OSM diary system so people can know how cool we are

WHAT PEOPLE THINK ETHICAL ISSUES IN AI ARE: wow.... we're creating... new life........

WHAT ETHICAL ISSUES IN AI ACTUALLY ARE: techbros worshiping the almighty algorithm, not caring to look at what bad patterns the machines are picking up (racism, sexism, etc) and how to avert them, and overreliance on neural networks meaning that said algorithms are treated as magical black boxes where nobody wants to (or can, really) point out exactly how the equation works (and why it may be faulty)

Techposting; recommended Firefox add-ons for security (updated recommendations) 

I gave up on F-Droid and installed an updated @manyver_se from the Google Play Store. Unfortunately Dat Installer is not working for me either. It's far from ideal, but I didn't lose much, given I had no contacts except for my alt SSB identity (Patchwork running on my laptop)

who are antifa? / Portland 

techbro red flags 

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