I just found out that my diploma has been detained in the Chinese customs for a month!
FedEx f**ked up my email address and I did not receive a notification. And now I have to fill out a complicated and tedious custom form to declare the value of the good to “import”.
It is just my diploma, it doesn’t have a price! F**k your nationalistic self-esteem, for hampering the life of your citizens just for your “face”.
What if we nuke a city? - Kurzgesagt
> It only takes a small group a people with power to go crazy or rogue, a small misstep or a simple misunderstanding to unleash a catastrophe of unimaginable proportions.
Medical ethics; AI; Blockchain
> AI researchers have a plan to pay patients for data
> Pay for the data and store it in a blockchain-protected system
Wow this is a clusterchuckle of bad tech buzzwords and ideas
The #Glimpse project is now a month old! 🎆
In our fourth week we continued to develop our code, website and development tools. We also started to plan for what happens after 1.0 is released.
new-to-me GNU Image Manipulation Program alternative!
I just learned about @glimpse — looks like a promising fork of That Atrociously Named Program:
The Glimpse Editor is a free software image editor forked from the well-known GNU Image Manipulation Program.
Initially this will provide a simple re-branding to make the software suitable for educational institutions and enterprise settings, but in future versions new features to address long-standing user complaints will be included.
Okay but what are the chances that FB will only collect the data from your brain that encodes the things you meant to type
Zucks: "Oh haha oops we also collected info about your emotional states and correlated that with eye tracking stuff by accident oops lol my bad"
Also, we sold the technology to police and intelligence agencies and to repressive regimes
"No sir, we don't carry computers without Thought-to-Text input anymore"
"The scanner is physically fused with the processor now and can't be removed"
"If you're concerned about privacy, don't be concerned about privacy! That reduces your Facebook Social Credit by 25 and if it continues for more than 2 weeks it may cost you up to 100 Libra."
That’s the most amazing #F1 race of the year😂😂😂
I guess I should have done the #introduction post months ago, but here I am:
Hello, I recently graduated from Univ. of California, Los Angeles. I have a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering, and will be pursuing a master degree in the area of robotics at ETH Zürich. I learnt some German at UCLA and I hope to survive in Zürich (academically and literally (just kidding)). A journal article from my undergrad lab with my name on it should be out soon™, cheers!
Scaring off people we don't want here
There's a bunch of new people here recently, so I think I'll say a few things that will scare off many of the sorts of people that we don't want here
It is the official policy of scholar.social that:
🍍 Nazis should have their speech curtailed at every opportunity
🍍 Supporters of Jordan Peterson or Milo Yiannopoulos—leave now
🍍 There is no such thing as "reverse racism"
🍍 Vaccines don't cause autism, and for that matter, autistic people are equally valuable!
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