The introductions here make Fosstodon what it is. I postponed mine long enough. Some might have noticed me around already.
I am happy to have joined Mastodon and Fosstodon in particular, finding here many cool and interesting minds engaging with things that interest me, like free software, privacy and the politics of our changing world. I like how reading your toots expands my view.
Most importantly I have joined because I believe in the power of freeing our conversations.
This is a recently discovered illusion, and it’s really quite striking. The strange effect is called the ‘curvature blindness’ illusion http://bit.ly/2j8khqV
👀 'Towards fungal computer'
'We propose that fungi Basidiomycetes can be used as computing devices: information is represented by spikes of electrical activity, a computation is implemented in a mycelium network and an interface is realized via fruit bodies. [...] In an automaton model of a fungal computer, we show how to implement computation with fungi and demonstrate that a structure of logical functions computed is determined by mycelium geometry.'
why exposing ~/.ssh/ is a bad idea https://0day.work/pwning-your-web-server-and-network-the-easy-way-or-why-exposing-ssh-is-a-bad-idea/ (/via #cronweekly)
Wuhan coronovirus live map
My uncle (111 M) gifted me (33 M) a ring before leaving to go travelling. A close family friend (2019 M) told me to destroy the ring due to problematic associations with the jeweller who made it, but the ring is precious to me and I would feel guilty throwing it away. AITA?
Last week, I was attending a fascinating lecture about India, titled: "India, an invisble country".
The speaker is Fons Stoelinga, the Dutch ambassador to India from 2012-2018.
He says that the challenges India faces are unprecedented, and he easily grabbed my attention for 1,5 hours.
He talks about culture, politics, Hindu-nationalism and the justice system.
Please share what you think!
The video can be found online:
If you can't fix it, you don't own it.
- Is better than recycling
- Saves you money
- Teaches engineering
- Saves the planet
Welp. There goes another game.
I'm not surprised and still disappointed at the lack of outrage on the persecution of Glenn #Greenwald (for 'cyber crimes') because of the great, and embarrassing for the Brazilian gov, journalism he (and his team) did: https://theintercept.com/series/secret-brazil-archive/
It's sad to see how gullible and short sighted many people are and believe the persecution is justified because 'hacking is a crime'.
After #Assange this is the 2nd high-profile journalist under attack.
Are people really that eager for authoritarianism?
USA geoblocking EU citizens
Great podcast, great episode on Cassandra.
"This week on Hidden Brain, we look into the psychology of warnings. We'll turn to an unusual source — an ancient myth about the cursed prophet Cassandra — to understand why some warnings fail."
"At the end of the day, if you completely trust the Trump administration and Alphabet to decide what’s best for the world when it comes to regulating AI, there’s nothing to worry about."
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