This is exactly how I feel about gender.
"Fragmentation of Truth", on how extremists manipulate algorithms to spread nonsense https://points.datasociety.net/the-fragmentation-of-truth-3c766ebb74cf?gi=5254d38e845f
This video is perfect.
re: signal app
While I'm at it, can we note that Outcry Driven Development is a huge resource drain on a user community? We shouldn't have to be constantly on the alert for a policy, code or legal, change that will become permanent if we don't scream loudly enough, fast enough.
That's tiring, emotionally painful, and a form of labor I'd rather not consent to doing. There are other ways to figure out whether users will find a feature troublesome -- like presenting its effects clearly, thinking through user scenarios, and asking enough of them in advance.
RW: "What about the giant bugs and murderous AI mechanoids?"
Me: "You get used them. We built some EMPs and community-run defense force, and top medical research program."
RW: "War-like local tribes?"
Me: "We shipped them some beer, and now they help us with the bugs."
Still haven't attempted the plot.
RW: "Don't you wanna take the spaceship and leave?"
Me: "Why would I leave?"
RW: "Well you crash landed."
Me: "And built a perfect civilization."
Wrote a blog post describing how to setup a backup system. Get yourself some backups!
“Victory: #Zoom Will Offer End-to-End Encryption to All Its Users”
It is only a partial victory:
“To use Zoom’s end-to-end encryption, free users will have to provide additional information, like a phone number, to authenticate. […] Zoom should not use these phone numbers for any other purpose, […].”
We should watch this closely.
“In different contexts, Signal, Facebook, and Twitter have all encountered disclosure and abuse problems with user phone numbers.”
Get in here! Matthew Flatt + Kent Dybvig on compiler support for continuation marks!
Wenn technische Begriffe mehr als nur technische Begriffe sind:
"Master-Slave" und "Blacklist - Whitelist".
(Ich würde noch "Male - Female" ergänzen)
Paper 2019 für @IETF@twitter.com - da, wo das Internet geregelt wird - von @MalloryKnodel@twitter.com und @firstname.lastname@example.org:
Are you forced to give gigs of memory to Slack tabs for reasons that are beyond your control? Try https://addons.mozilla.org/en-CA/firefox/addon/auto-tab-discard/ to reclaim those resources when you don't want to close that tab, but don't really want it open either.
UBC Faculty of Science Statement in support of Black Lives Matter and #ShutDownSTEM
Paren-wielding meta-theorist, PhD.
Assistant Prof. at UBC.
Compiler correctness, types, meta-programming; memes, cats, plants.
Don't take me too srsly.
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