@stevelord I think having effective emulators in the fediverse is valuable, as it makes it easier for people to switch from silos to the fediverse.
Once they're over here, there should definitely be other projects that are _not_ emulating silo-platforms, but that's step 2, IMO.
Worked all day on performance improvements and can now hold this emitter demo < 50ms/frame. There are still many ways to make it faster. For now, I'll move on and complete the particle system. Then I'll learn how to do OpenGL instancing and see if I can apply it here.
You pull the phone location records of everyone near a protest without a warrant (and no intention of using the location data in court) then you dig into them to find something unrelated to the protest you can nail them on.
That way you take out key players without it looking like a political crackdown."
you ever realize how many discourses don’t actuslly matter, like I just say a thread with people very engaged about how Instagram and Facebook define daily active users and like
holy shit you can be doing so many better things with your life
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I've been reading up on this Google Duplex thing, and maybe I'm just weird. There seems to be a whole lot of people that think an AI making a phone call should have to announce itself as an AI. I disagree, and further I would be annoyed if it did. IF I were to use Google Duplex for any reason, I don't want my personal use of this product to turn into an advertisement for Google. It's to accomplish a task, not be Google advertising that I'M paying for. I'd love to hear opposing viewpoints.
windows, GDPR, tracking Show more
.... My OS doing an update and then asking for consent for multiple different kinds of tracking just over a week before GDPR goes into action, is...
You're supposed to run software _on my computer_, not track anything that happens and send it to your evil volcano lair, Windows.
Hiding as in pretending it's not the people's/company's fault that an AI algo did something bad/stupid, it's the AI's fault. Shifting the blame.
It was a neat phrase, two words, can't remember it for the life of me.
Oops! Hacker Breaches Securus, the Company That Helps Cops Track Phones Across the US https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/gykgv9/securus-phone-tracking-company-hacked #infosec
If you're getting a watch, get a mechanical one Show more
Watches aren't as "in" as they used to be since everyone has a smartphone with the time and then some
There are times you need the time and date without your phone
A decent mechanical watch doesn't cost much more than a battery watch. You may lose the chronograph (they get more expensive), but you can get something that will last a lifetime and will never need batteries
You can even service it yourself, since it doesn't have a circuit board
It's a start.
"Net neutrality bill clears procedural hurdle in Senate"