Your phone's wifi signal can be used to identify your gait (way you walk). Your gait is unique enough that it can be used to identify you. If there is prior video footage of view, it can be matched to that too. Impressive research, scary implications https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2019/10/07/wi-fi-signals-let-researchers-id-people-through-walls-from-their-gait/
'Open letter to the Free Software movement - dyne.org' -- https://www.dyne.org/open-letter-to-the-free-software-movement/
'where theory meets chalk' -- https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/23/science/mathematicians-blackboard-photographs-jessica-wynne.html
The first Librem 5 smartphones are shipping https://puri.sm/posts/first-librem-5-smartphones-are-shipping/ “This is a big moment, not just for us as a company, but for everyone concerned about issues of privacy, security, and user freedom. The Librem 5 represents years of work, building the software and hardware required to make this phone a reality.” - Todd Weaver, founder and CEO of #Purism #Librem5 #Librem5Aspen #Linux #LinuxPhone #LinuxMobile #GNOME #FOSS
'On Your Mark, Get Set, Multiply' -- https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-math-behind-a-faster-multiplication-algorithm-20190923/
'Types of Approximation' -- https://xkcd.com/2205/
turns out #exwm is one of the names of nirvana... still wondering why on earth took me so long to switch
Samuel's "Machine Learning Using the Game of Checkers”, https://fermatslibrary.com/s/some-studies-in-machine-learning-using-the-game-of-checker
'CIDER 0.22 (“São Paulo”) Released' -- http://metaredux.com/posts/2019/09/12/cider-0-22.html
'AI Can Pass Standardized Tests—But It Would Fail Preschool' -- https://www.wired.com/story/ai-can-pass-standardized-testsbut-it-would-fail-preschool/
"Don't go near the castle, it is cursed," the people in the village said.
"In what way?"
"It traps you."
"Most of us were passing through, like you; now we can't leave."
They conferred, then an elder spoke. "It has an amazing, huge library."
"I must see it!"
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories
'Mindstorms' -- http://beza1e1.tuxen.de/mindstorms.html
This is a kind reminder that the talk proposals for EmacsConf 2019 are due by August 31, only one week away from now! If you have been thinking about submitting a talk but have not done so yet, now is the time to roll your sleeves up and get started! Especially if you think you would need more time to prepare and submit your talk, in which case you should reply to this thread or email me directly, so we can try and work out a late submission.
As always, you are more than welcome to come hang out with all of us on our IRC channel #emacsconf on irc.freenode.net, and talk about potential ideas, seek or offer help, or just chat about Emacs :)
Once again, the Call for Proposals page is available on our wiki at https://emacsconf.org/2019/cfp, and a list of other important links is on the dedicated page for EmacsConf 2019 at https://emacsconf.org/2019.
P.S. Many thanks to those of you who have already submitted their talk proposal(s)! I’m beyond excited to get to reviewing the submissions, and it looks like EmacsConf 2019 is going to be an awesome conference!
help I love her
Pia Klemp, the German ship captain who rescued migrants in the Mediterranean, as she refuses a medal from the mayor of Paris.
EFF Dice-Generated Passphrases -- https://www.eff.org/dice