Courtesy Wired on Twitter:
Mozilla, the nonprofit behind the popular Firefox browser, has a finely tuned privacy appraisal of not just toys but dozens of popular holiday gifts—some of which may not rate much better than coal. https://wired.trib.al/5DRErEk
Starting a review of a paper and realized I am Reviewer #2 in the review system.
Well, that really changes everything, doesn’t it?
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Hi, I'm a professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech. My research is in AR/VR (XR), and mostly focuses on experiences, social, HCI and tools. I have work on web-based AR for years, which is how I find myself on an extended leave at Mozilla, working as a Principal Research Scientist on WebXR, all-things-AR and projects like hubs and Firefox Reality.
I mostly use @blair (because, why be in the fediverse if you don't have your own node?)
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Nothing quite captures the essence of "professor" like someone who refuses to use the shared departmental calendar to facilitate efficient scheduling, preferring instead to waste their (and everyone elses) time with endless doodles and whenisgoods because "their schedule is to complicated to put in a calendar" and "I don't want someone else scheduling meetings for me." 😂
(spoken as a prof on extended leave at a calendar-functional place)
Follow me elsewhere, if I’m there. Or try the real world, I’m likely there. Whatever works.
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