Google and Facebook releasing all these (objectively amazing) #opensource #machinelearning tools is shrewd in so many levels: Signals engineering strength, buys developer good will, trains potential employees, calms people down about the "scary AI", diverts attention from the real issue of private data feeding the algos...
@nolan thank you for talking about this. This is just how GSM / LTE works, triangulation is the system itself. Fortunately, with nearly the same stack and devices without baseband chips, the experience can be nearly identical. Randomize MAC, rub a little TOR on it, and some privacy comes back. But as others mention Zuboff, tech is not alone. Thanks again for talking about it!
I use Ubuntu and a Google-free LineageOS phone, Firefox, Ublock Origin, Pi-Hole... I was gonna set up DNS-over-HTTPS, but now I find out that T-Mobile is selling my location data anyway. At some point it feels like privacy is just impossible https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/nepxbz/i-gave-a-bounty-hunter-300-dollars-located-phone-microbilt-zumigo-tmobile
(thread, 1/3) I posted something about the US Patent Office's proposed new standards (which it seems they're already using), and how it's going to expand what Google can claim as property and limit what medical procedures are in the public domain.
an anthology of outage postmortems, taxonomized: https://github.com/danluu/post-mortems dan luu's explanatory blog post: http://danluu.com/postmortem-lessons/ "I love reading postmortems. They're educational... they tell an entertaining story."
(someone should make a plain text corpus from these links and use it to generate novels)
Gardening and DIY are important not just because it gives people more independence and saves them money, but because it de-alienates them from their labor. There are few types of propaganda more potent than excitedly checking your peppers several times a day and thinking to yourself, "what if all work was this fulfilling"
@nuncamind hey, me too! sometimes more, sometimes less, always a fun time.
How is it that the "best" (stable, repeatable, etc) way to update a piece of security software (fail2ban) is to install a new version of the distro? 0.9 is in stretch, 0.10 (w updated sshd rules) is in buster (testing); i could manually backport (python app, deps iffy), src build (iffy), or flip the table. Working around, for now, but this model doesn't seem sustainable
@lmorchard don't talk to the shadow people
Starting the morning getting IP fail2ban'd ssh-ing to my own server.
@danbruno proof this timeline is improving
@annika tfw my cpu compiling `ghc` prevents me from slack-inducing click
THANK YOU ROBOT NANNY OVERLORDS
he / him, working on a bio, full of bees
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