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Edu folks really don't understand AI.

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Don't use biometrics if your threat model includes compelled disclosures from LE.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2024/04/cops-can-force-suspect-to-unlock-phone-with-thumbprint-us-court-rules/

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I'm surprised it took two days. Really, once the template is in place, this could probably be a half-day job.

https://www.wsj.com/politics/how-i-built-an-ai-powered-self-running-propaganda-machine-for-105-e9888705?st=pm7346bk558pnfa

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I'm truly, legit, from the heart excited for work today.

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@anathema_device lol for real, I was able to do some fun things today!

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This site is a great overview, description, and design showing how generative AI works. It's clear, accurate, and accessible.

https://knowingmachines.org/models-all-the-way

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The guy whose cars catch on fire and explode is paid billions of public dollars to shoot things into space that also catch on fire and explode.

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Can we ban X, Facebook, Instagram, Doubleclick, Snapchat, and all adtech and location services companies and data brokers now?

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How much money did Facebook spend lobbying for the TikTok ban?

I'm old enough to remember when Facebook/Meta paid money to right wing political operatives to go after TikTok. It was all of two years ago.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/03/30/facebook-tiktok-targeted-victory/

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TFW you're listening to the news about ransomware attacks and you hear the mellifluous tones of @brett

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My dogs love Daylight Savings because they get fed an hour earlier.

Their joy makes all the other whinging irrelevant.

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Long night so far.

A call from my sister just after midnight that she’d taken mum to the hospital.

Been holding bedside vigil while sister goes home and gets some sleep. Doctors running tests and whatnot. Morphine for the pain. Machines that go “bing”.

It’s about 4:30am and mum’s snoring with a plethora of tubes and wires.

Eyes are heavy. Chair is uncomfortable. The nurses showed me where I could make a cup of coffee for myself.

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@dgar Sending good thoughts and wishing for the best for you and yours.

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It'd be great to know who bought a presidential candidate.

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/03/08/nyregion/trump-carroll-bond-defamation.html

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Sports, teaching boys and men to be fragile children.

https://www.wvxu.org/sports/2024-03-04/kentucky-girls-basketball-team-banned-southwestern-ohio

EDIT: no offense intended against children, who are often amazing and resilient despite the insufferable stupidity of the alleged adults they rely on for food, shelter, and transport.

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This is one helluva playlist.

https://ethanmarcotte.com/wrote/generative/

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Taking screenshots on the Raspberry Pi 5 - this took me an oddly long time to get sorted out, so I put it here so I wouldn't forget it, and hopefully it saves someone else some time as well.

https://www.funnymonkey.com/2024/02/how-to-take-screenshots-of-menus-using-the-raspberry-pi-5/

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Wordpress giving a case study that open source doesn't mean you are automatically (or really, Automattically) the good folks.

Wordpress and Tumblr are preparing to sell out their users by sharing their content with OpenAI and Midjourney.

Wordpress will add insult to injury by using "opt-out" - ie, they force users to say they don't want this to happen, as opposed to giving people the choice to actively choose to share.

Glad @404mediaco is on this.
https://www.404media.co/tumblr-and-wordpress-to-sell-users-data-to-train-ai-tools/

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The emails sent out from actual legit companies that provide outsourced HR services are indistinguishable from phishing or scam emails.

This is (one of many reasons) why we can't have nice things.

When employers requires people to trust emails that look EXACTLY like the emails that they tell employees not to trust? Good luck with that.

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Wayne LaPierre is on trial for things that bear more than a passing resemblance to what Clarence Thomas continues to get away with.

https://www.businessinsider.com/jury-luxury-yachts-wayne-lapierre-used-on-vendors-dime-2024-1&post-bottom-piano-recommendations

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Love the brilliant shade thrown by Mick Herron in London Rules.

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@anathema_device I have been - I've watched all three seasons; that's what got me into the books. I finished the 5th one today. They are sooooo good.

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Locally controlled home assistants are possible.

This is a pretty classic David and Multiple Goliaths situation, with the open source option showing a better path than what's on offer from Google, Apple, and Microsoft.

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2024/02/can-you-manage-your-house-with-a-local-no-cloud-voice-assistant-mostly-yes

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@NatureMC I am assuming that you shared this in good faith, but/and it's not needed or helpful.

I am aware of how to find Mozilla online, in multiple ways. I have attended and presented at MozFests. I am a fan of what Mozilla was, and despite their recent actions I see potential in the org.

But/and: I'm not giving free labor in the form of any kind of conversation to an org that laid off 60 people yesterday, and is doubling down on "trustworthy AI".

@mozilla

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