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I don't understand why people are surprised by this. AIs are written by people with bias, tested by people with bias, and trained on data sets that contain biases. Why are we shocked that the AIs end up biased? Seems a foregone conclusion to me until we can figure out a better way for them to work.

I love doing system design interviews as the interviewer. I basically ask "build YouTube" (or a similar system), and then I just sit back and learn a lot.

My Android phone stopped charging because of lint problems...

(There was too much lint inside the USB-C connector for the cable to connect properly.)

- Why are SQL statements written in uppercase?
- It’s because if I’m writing SQL, I’m definitely angry.

Note: it requires installing moz-sql-parser from master, instead of PyPI.

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Have you ever wanted to access a Google spreadsheet using SQL? Now you can:

I started working on a formatter for Python could really use a solid ANSI SQL parser.

TFW... can repro a problem.
...unit tests pass after a big refactoring. remember months are 0-indexed in Javascript, except when instantiating a Date object with a tuple of numbers, and that finally solves the problem you've been trying to fix for the past 6 hours.

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People of the , lend me your ears!

I come before you to propose a new hashtag - were people can recommend their favourite blogs.

Not gonna lie, this is purely for selfish reasons so I can improve my RSS feed. 😃

I think should be a link with a VERY short summary. For example: - Ubuntu, Linux blog.

I'll follow this post with my first . Please join in if you're interested.

A lot of interesting resources on how to tell a story with data:

About me: I've been making open source software since 2003. I started with a simple email virus scanner, wrote a server for climate data ( and I'm currently and Apache committer working on Apache Superset.

I also make music using free software (Ardour, Hydrogen, CALF, Yoshimi).

Are there any instances that allow upload music files?

@ScribbleAddict any chance I can get an invite to I make music (in addition to open source) and I've been looking for an instance that's more art oriented — TIA!

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A couple of people from various instances have mentioned that is confusing at first. So I decided to write a comprehensive guide on how to get started with Mastodon.

Hopefully this helps new users to Mastodon. Please do Boost if you feel it could be useful to others.

Came here from Hacker News... let's see how this works. :)


Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.