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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.

thenational.ae/opinion/comment

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install uBlock Origin on every single one of your browsers to accelerate the collapse of the ad driven economy thank's
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(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.

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"Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes."

I like this one.

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oh good, aws is having phantom network troubles. this is gonna be a fun day at work 😅

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C tells a joke to Java.
Java doesn't get the reference.
C could at least give Java some pointers.

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In the twenty-first century censorship works by flooding people with irrelevant information. We just don't know what to pay attention to, and often spend our time investigating and debating side issues. In ancient times having power meant having access to data. Today having power means knowing what to ignore.

~ Yuval Noah Harari

#InformationOverload
#FilterFailure
#information

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Custom lasered keyboards: 20 seconds from blank to read for use! 🤘

#linux #keyboard

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Looks like might start supporting mastodon soon. (Thanks in part to @Gargron's help)

Great to see Mastodon keeping its momentum up!

github.com/keybase/keybase-iss

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brutalist-web.design is an intresting read

I dont think web apps are inherently bad just that most people (including myself) are too lazy to actually optimize the sites enough.

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Someone texted this to me and I thought it was an incredibly apt description of bitcoin

keybase.io/evanskaufman

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