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Age: Gen X
Gender: Female XX
Orientation: Pansexual
Pronouns: She/Her
Sign: Leo/Ox
Status: Single

Career: STEM
Education: PhD
Location: USA
Politics: Left/Liberal
Race: Native/White
Religion: Agnostic

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2494. Flawed Data 

title text: We trained it to produce data that looked convincing, and we have to admit the results look convincing!


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is going back to 1999 for inspiration

(Probably because most machine learning algorithms suck and only degrade user experience while benefiting advertisers/marketers.)

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I watched this really stupid last night that was oddly satisfying (in a 90s cult way).



I don't think people realize the centuries of rage that women have pent up inside them. This movie makes light of that.

Question for those who self-host (single user instance) 

What happens when your server is offline? Do you just disappear from the Fediverse (including past posts and comments) or does your presence linger?

Thinking about creative ways to deal with this since I don't like to be always-on. Suggestions welcome.

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In 2014, I gave a talk called Free is a Lie at a run-of-the-mill, dime-a-dozen, Silicon-Valley-worshiping Big Tech/surveillance capitalism conference in the Netherlands.

Yesterday, I learned that they unlisted my talk on *spit* YouTube and that it might be removed.

Today, I archived it so you can keep watching it for as long as you want to.

#FreeIsALie #PeopleFarming #SiliconValley #BigTech #SurveillanceCapitalism

I decided to finally devote myself to the (I will still be using too).

Now I have an excuse to share this song and video I love from one of my favorite bands.

More here:

I really hope the official @Mastodon app is not going to be limited to iOS 13 or above. I literally keep my devices until they cannot be resuscitated to save on waste. My iPad Air works just fine and I'm not going to upgrade.

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@basspistol Agnes Tyrrell (20 September 1846 – 18 April 1883) was a composer and pianist of English and Czech descent.

Agnes Tyrrell was born in Brno, the regional capital of Moravia in the Austro-Hungarian Empire. She was the daughter of English teacher Henry Foster Tyrrell, who had established himself among the German-speaking community of Brno, and his Czech wife Josefína Kotulánová. Agnes Tyrrell grew up speaking English, German, and Czech fluently. A child prodigy, she performed in her first piano recital at nine, and attended the Vienna Conservatory at sixteen. She studied piano with Adalbert Pacher in Vienna and composition with Anton Bruckner's teacher Otto Kitzler in Brno. She had to give up an active career as a pianist due to failing health (heart problems), and instead devoted her short life to composition.

Tyrrell was a prolific composer. During her fairly short life (she was 36 when she died), she composed 39 compositions for piano solo, 55 vocal compositions ranging from songs to choral music, oratorio and opera, and several major orchestral works.
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Edward Snowden on spyware: 'This is an industry that should not exist' . Near the end he also points out we need to work collectively. He is correct. It is going to take all of us.

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August issue of InStyle magazine: Badass Women - U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland (cover )

The show EVIL is brilliant (as is anything created by husband-wife duo Michelle and Robert King).

Last night's episode "Z is for Zombies" took on both Amazon and Internet Advertising/Addiction.

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If you find yourself continuously surprised by what's happening in the world then you need to accept that your model of the world is flawed. Accepting this fact is a prerequisite for developing a better understanding that will allow you to make better judgments.

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