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"I worked for a company that used [...] a machine learning algorithm that combined the personality test results with data from people's resumes to determine which candidates were the best fit [...] The system saw we had lots of managers named Michael, so it kept recommending managers named Michael"

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Today is the 50 anniversary of "the mother of all demos", given by Douglas Engelbart. In 1968, he decided to skip 40 years of technological progress and introduce the internet, markup languages, the mouse, collaborative editors and videoconferences in just one hour and a half. Just amazing. youtube.com/watch?v=yJDv-zdhzM

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. @hibbie and I continue our bad decision making.

Please join us next December for Aberdeen’s best tech conference

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Philosopher Richard Rorty Chillingly Predicts the Results of the 2016 Election … Back in 1998 openculture.com/?p=1027454 t.co/ukZa1Xig38

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Hackers from the great nation of

@mgdm
@hibby
@irl
@gorzilla

Cyberpunks from the shadowy bit of the internet (or irc in non media speak)

@grimmware
@Famicoman
@Ninjatrappeur

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@aral @IntegralDuChemin

There is already a stat page computing the centralisation of mastodon instances [1].
It uses the gini index and shanon entropy to evaluate the concentration of user in instances.

@Sp3r4z made it

[1] sp3r4z.fr/mastodon/general

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Hey, #Keybase users: If you'd like to see Mastodon support in Keybase (which is just *perfect* in a federated network to verify people) and have a GitHub account: make sure to voice your wish, +1ing this comment on the related issue. That might make it happen!

github.com/keybase/keybase-iss

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Yass!

Just found out the gf's workshop was accepted for emfcamp and she'll be able to come after all. I love emfcamp.

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Ever heard of Absolute Persistence, aka Compuware aka Lojack? This company, Absolute, has OEM partnerships with every laptop vendor (Acer, Asus, Dell, Lenovo, Samsung...) and they get their shitty UEFI bootkit shipped with every system. The signed firmware can’t be altered because of Secure Boot so you’re stuck with it. But “don’t worry” because it’s not activated ...until it is.

The difference between this and “BadBIOS” is that this backdoor is real and in everything.

Looks like my old mastodon instance died so I'm starting over here.

Mastodon

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