LIBRARIANS OF MASTODON (freakin' killer punk band name, by the way):
Check out Trunk, a list of Mastodon lists on Community Wiki! They've got lists of different people to follow on Mastodon but the GLAM lists are either pretty short or non-existent. Hit up the Wiki and get added to the list(s) of your choice!
Julia 1.0 is out https://julialang.org/blog/2018/08/one-point-zero, for those who haven't checked out the language and ecosystem, worth your time :)
Consider to move away from evil digital empires (like Google, FB...) and their mind farming agorithms and spywares. Found very useful guide from @Tutanota that can help you discover alternatives. #privacy #FOSS
Just had to block the first spam account on https://infosec.exchange. I suspect Mastodon is going to quickly need to implement defensive tools to combat automated spam account registrations, as has had to be done on other sites, like blogs and forums. My wordpress instance for defensivesscurity.org, for example, has about 2k-3k attempted spam account registrations per day. Given the nature and reach of Mastodon, I suspect spammers will focus their efforts here soon
New blog post: How to implement a basic ActivityPub server https://blog.joinmastodon.org/2018/06/how-to-implement-a-basic-activitypub-server/
.@Blender's videos on #YouTube have now come back, but they are also being told by Google/YT that they HAVE to monetise them. #Blender are considering refusing, which presumably would mean the videos being taken down again:
Whatever they once stood for, #Google's aim now is exploiting their users' content for maximum profit.
If you don't want your videos to be exploited, it is important to switch to an independent alternative:
Fediverse apps ought to invest in making a good groups alternative that's free.
pol, pointing out hypocrisy on the left
Y'all act like ICE just came out of nowhere like it's 45's Gestapo. They were always fucking there, you idiot. They have always been doing bullshit like this. They've been breaking up families, ruining lives, and displacing people from the only home they've ever known for a very, very long time now. All 45 did was crank up the heat on what was already a fucked-up organisation.
ICE, CBP, child prisons, child abuse, crying children
ProPublica has obtained smuggled audio from inside america's concentration camps for children.
wherein there are just uncountable numbers of small children crying and CBP officers make fun of them for it; joking "we have an orchestra." and a 6-year-old girl is given a choice between eating and calling her aunt to tell her where she is.
listen and feel your heart break. this is what's happening right now
Math articles on #wikipedia are just the absolute worst.
I reliably don't understand *anything at all* of what wikipedia math articles are saying, even for concepts that I already understand, have applied and implemented myself.
Like, I don't know if reading about a topic can actually make you understand *less* about it, but if so wikipedia math articles are the absolute holy grail of that field.
A Medium post on the infamous 'experiment' that wasn't:
If this shit is true, fuck the world. Can't these society parasites just let it be for a while? Ffs
Copyleft terms may become unenforceable in 11 countries due to the CPTPP - https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=17313484
Turns out I can’t be #googleless until I find a good contact replacement.
Google only works with google play. And Mac contacts only work on Mac computers.
What’s the alternative?
Statistician/programmer/PhD student currently living in SW Germany. From Western US originally.
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