RT @email@example.com: Wow, wow, wow. Un lanceur d'alerte révèle comment Cambridge Analytica aurait travaillé sur la campagne numérique de Donald Trump : à partir des données de 50 millions d'utilisateurs Facebook obtenues frauduleusement. https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/mar/17/cambridge-analytica-facebook-influence-us-election?CMP=share_btn_tw
Remnants of #DRM are being removed from Polish ebook market. The last big bookstore removes all DRM-protected #ebooks from its offer, describing this technology as cumbersome. If a publisher insists on using DRM, then its books will not be sold at all.
I feel a little bad for arguing in the defense of Google the last couple of days, when I do really believe the world desperately needs more balance - preferably of the Free and Open and Decentralized variety.
More FOD! More FOD!
On the other hand, knowing and respecting your enemy is not a bad strategy.
If you underestimate, you lose.
There's an Art of War quote in there somewhere, but I'm a troglodyte.
Purism Librem adds tamper-evident features, now the most secure laptop under full customer control:
In memoriam, tessa kersten, friend and colleague:
She was an inspiration, open, honest, playful, caring. I'll keep you in my memories as such.
I've got some originals up for sale! More to come, my perfectionism kicked in for prepping and mounting them all. UK, shipping worldwide. Will make some prints later for smaller budgets when I get a computer!
What if scientists could get peer-review on experiment designs before running the experiments in the first place?
> Dr. Michael Lauer, a deputy director of the National Institutes of Health, told the meeting that one huge problem is that scientists often fail to ask a fundamental question before starting an experiment, which is how many people or animals should be included in a study. By the time a study is done and submitted for publication, it's too late.
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Very, very bad news. The Supreme Court just gutted basic human rights for anyone who's not a US citizen by declaring that immigrants (including those with permanent residence) can be held indefinitely. https://www.npr.org/2018/02/27/589096901/supreme-court-ruling-means-immigrants-can-continue-to-be-detained-indefinitely
I'm working on a cool. Link traversal demo for WebXR can't wait to share it with everyone. :D
The ONLY case I can think of where someone was wrongfully removed and the CoC used as cover:
A case at Drupal where someone was forced out for being into Gorean in private. If you read what happened it was clearly an excuse and was all bogus. CoC or not, he would have been removed.
The reality with that is it wasn't "businesslike" to be kinky in that way. Because it's ethical to fire someone for being a kink. That's not a sop to conservative tastes or something. Nope.
Whenever I hear something like "we need to talk about social issues in tech"
WE HAVE BEEN TALKING
WE HAVE BEEN *SCREAMING* FOR YEARS, DECADES
Too many morons who are upset they can't just go around acting out an episode of South Park in professional environments won't listen. They're too toxic and partisan.
There is no way forward but to force the issue. Grow up or get out.
The code of conducts people are adopting, people are waking up and realising rules against being a dick aren't bad.
There has been a myth that CoC's are used to force people out, and it's compelling. But it's propaganda by demagogues with no conscience or empathy. But most of the ejections are legitimate.
Once in a while, people do get wrongfully tossed out of projects, but this has been happening waaay before CoC's. Where were the demagogues' tears /then/? It's a red herring.