A little girl at work asked me if I wanted to know what her favorite #dinosaur was... I squatted down to her eye level (I'm 6'4" and she's a 5 year old) and said "I want all of you kids to listen to me carefully, I don't care what I'm doing or how old I am, I will ALWAYS want to know what somebodies favorite dinosaur is."
The more into #OSINT I get, the more pissed off I am about what's done with my information that I wasn't told about.
Just today, I found my voter profile that has my full name, age, full home address, my political party (unaffiliated), race, gender, registration date, neighbours, as well as all that same information on my relatives.
I am livid. This information should NOT be public where anyone can just search for it.
Asylum / good praxis Show more
A church in Den Haag has been having an ongoing church service that started on 26 October. This is because Dutch cops aren't allowed to deport people who are at church and they're protecting an asylum-seeker family with credible threats to their lives. https://www.protestantsekerkdenhaag.nl/churchasylum/
This is what church ought to be for. IMO. They're taking donations and looking for volunteers as there must always be at least two people present for the service to continue.
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.
trans rights Show more
"1,600 Scientists Just Signed A Letter Opposing A Legal Definition Of A Gender Binary" https://www.buzzfeednews.com/amphtml/azeenghorayshi/scientists-vs-gender-binary
(continued)re: learning to program as a student:
-Stop comparing your learning progress to others.. it's not a race. There will always be someone better and more knowledgeable than you especially when it comes to specialised interests.
-do take a moment to celebrate the small wins, e.g. "look how far I've come since the start of the year!"
-encourage others with their learning progress too.
-avoid coders who are arseholes to newbies
-find role models/mentor other students/join study groups.
Software developer, tech tinkerer, and doesn't afraid of anything.
Just trying to leave the world a modicum better than I found it.
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