How I would sell OpenBSD as a salesperson
Use a gamepad to control mpv video playback
Mention of eugenics, plz boost
I'm putting out a call for all marginalised people. If you're a POC, GNC, an immigrant, poor, indigionous or otherwise marginalised, I want to talk you! I'm writing a blog post on how AI is becoming the new eugenics. This is not for anything official, just my own blog that isn't even public yet. Contact me if you want to share your experience. Otherwise please boost! I want to talk to as many people as possible. DM me if you have questions
Update: Kashmir Hill's piece in the NYTimes today describes a US startup that's providing law enforcement the exact kind of facial recognition tech I was warning about in China. China's present surveillance state is becoming our future. #privacy https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/18/technology/clearview-privacy-facial-recognition.html
This opt-in clause is the critical reform we need. As in California, tech companies will lobby to remove it.
"Companies further would have to obtain a person’s permission to collect and share their sensitive data." #privacy
Sacha Baron Cohen Says Social Media Companies Have Created the 'Greatest Propaganda Machine in History'
Very eloquently put...
#GMail is harmful to e-mail ecosystem; its antispam blocking policy matches too many valid messages as spam.
It blocked LastPass email leak warning email, because it contained "a link" to a leaked site.
It blocked an e-mail from goverment agency addressed directly to me.
It discriminates all non-gmail servers, and it's pretty much impossible to own a private SMTP server these days, because GMail will classify everything as spam.
It's not how e-mail should work.
Consider dropping GMail.
Hi-I recently finished my doctorate in nursing practice, and I'm a nurse practitioner who is currently a stay-at-home mom to 3 fost-adopt kids and 2 aging parents. Missing my academic setting and peers. #introductions
"Behind one of the most iconic computer games of all time is a theory of how cities die—one that has proven dangerously influential."
Hello! I'm a current History undergrad with a concentration in Religion and Jewish Studies. I'm currently applying to grad programs that focus on the Hebrew Bible/Ancient Judaism. I also research Modernity and 20th century American Jewish culture. I'd love to get to know more scholars in and outside of my field.
I'm working on a degree in Management Information Systems and love reading non-fiction mostly. I've always been curious and love to hear other peoples passions and perspectives on all subjects. Happy to be here!
The longest mountain range on Earth is at the bottom of the ocean!
The Mid-Ocean Ridge lies on the floor of the Atlantic, and is the largest geological structure on the planet. It's caused by tectonic activity which is currently pushing the Americas away from Africa and Eurasia at a rate of around 2.5cm every year.
From the ocean floor, the ridge stands over 3km tall. In places, it rises above the surface of the water, forming islands, including Iceland.
Theoretical neuroscience grad student from the US. Cynical idealist interested in math, humanism, and activism.
Never been active and even less passionate user of SM but deeply (scientifically) interested in this kind of communication between people and the way that (de)forms the public sphere. Now I am at the beginning of a Ph.D. programme in the Media policy/European studies department in relations to freedom of expression online, media regulation, media literacy etc. Expect and will be glad to meet people with similar interests (not necessarily views) and topics of study here.
Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.