the secret ingredient is machine learning 😂 https://readthehedge.com/2020/09/16/trading-firm-bankrupted-after-machine-learning-algorithm-tracking-r-wallstreetbets-learns-how-to-yolo-on-weekly-options/
**Het is allemaal jouw schuld, zegt het kapitalisme**
"En jij gelooft het Uitbuiting, ongelijkheid, klimaatverandering, het is allemaal de schuld van consumenten. Gelukkig is er een oplossing: nóg meer kopen! Melissa Watt legt de hypocrisie van het kapitalisme bloot: ‘We kunnen ons niet een weg naar gerechtigheid consumeren.’ Ah, kapitalisme: de vernietigende kracht …"
"A Dutch public broadcaster got rid of targeted digital ads—and its revenues went up"
"the main Dutch public broadcaster… found that ads served to users who opted out of cookies were bringing in as much or more money as ads served to users who opted in."
"The results were so strong that as of January 2020, NPO simply got rid of advertising cookies altogether…"
Useful: A "weapon of mass data rights": Michael Veale's template for requesting access to your data.
Bellingcat has a good initial run-down of the explosion in Beirut based on video evidence. https://www.bellingcat.com/news/mena/2020/08/04/what-just-blew-up-in-beirut/
The Cold War Bunker That Became Home to a Dark-Web Empire
I wonder how much Microsoft owes theUS govt, after it cheaply aquires TikTok. A deal made possible by the US govt banning TikTok.
And then, what that debt means for other products. NSA infiltrating GitHub to plant backdoors in OSS software? Selfcensoring to 'help' with coming elections? Scary stuff, and another reason why EU really needs to ramp up their tech alternatives.
Microsoft is about to shut off its ebook DRM servers: "The books will stop working" https://boingboing.net/2019/06/28/jun-17-2004.html
Watch: Janet Jackson “Got ’til It’s Gone” https://soletstalkabout.com/2020/07/28/watch-janet-jackson-got-til-its-gone/
There is now a Mastodon instance for publishing scientists: FediScience.
Everyone is welcome from PhD student to professor, as well as researchers from outside of academia. You are welcome to stay afterwards, but it is also easy to change to another server.
There will be a lot of science talk on this server, but there is no need to only talk science
Boosts are appreciated to let others know about this new instance.
Server run by the main developers of the project It is not focused on any particular niche interest - everyone is welcome as long as you follow our code of conduct!