Happy to announce that I'm joining Digital Bazaar half time to help them with FOSS and open standards stuff they're doing!
DB has lead the way on fine tooling as json-ld, etc, so I'm excited that a lot of work we do overlaps with stuff I'm already interested in / working on :)
tried to write "student" but wrote "studebt" but honestly what is the difference
Let's start with the video of *Cinnamon Girl*, cause it's a controversial one and I like Controversy. The song and video is about discrimination of Arab-Americans after 9/11 and also about the 2003 US invasion in Iraq.
@rysiek Exactly, yes. But even if they did use an open source lib, it wouldn't matter; the closed bits are part of the same process/PID, they can access the same memory, and do whatever they want. There's nothing trustworthy about WhatsApp, whether the internals have open bits or not.
As one has to guess the Group ID on Signal, I feel comfortable only while using Signal, now.
@rysiek Notifications that are displayed according to unaudited, closed source code, controlled by WhatsApp. Why do people trust this garbage? Even Moxy of OpenWhisperSystems seems to feel that closed code is magically safe to trust as long as the "encryption core" is open. WTF?
> In a phone call with WIRED, a WhatsApp spokesperson confirmed the researchers' findings, but emphasized that no one can secretly add a new member to a group—a notification does go through that a new, unknown member has joined the group.
Yeah, that solves it. -_-;
For the record, if I use my laptop while it's connected to the powerbank, it just discharges more slowly (not enough current to power it while running).
On the other hand, leaving it connected to my powerbank overnight got it from ~6% to ~43% charged.
I still call that a win.
#PSA for people using #Windows 7 or 8: #Spectre fixes will slow things down. A lot. https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/9/16868290/microsoft-meltdown-spectre-firmware-updates-pc-slowdown
Upgrade to Windows 10 for free NOW if you have *any* assistive needs whatsoever (even if temporary ones) https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade?wa=wsignin1.0
…and/or start using Linux. (Fedora is nice! https://fedoraproject.org/ 😉)
I HAVE A CONCEPT FOR A GAY BAR FOR MEN
IT'S CALLED "MEMBERS ONLY"
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@bgcarlisle Well and not just the prejudices of the people who programmed them. Often times the data set is a set that comes from a privileged chunk of society's information itself. Machine learning absorbs and infers all those biases.
In a sense that may be the biases of the people who programmed them (bad selection of a sample set?) but I think even more so it's the prejudices of society (or the generally privileged portion reflected in that sample set) turned up to 11