Puhuin radiossa teknologiaan liitetyistä tulevaisuusodotuksista: https://areena.yle.fi/1-50267326
Oma osuuteni on n. viimeisen kymmenen minuutin kohdalla.
FOSS / tech / privacy musings
Greatest-ever shredding company slogan: "The Future Is Here And Everything Needs To Be Destroyed."
Decent affordable MP3 players
Do people on the #fediverse have any recommendations of decent quality affordable MP3 players with large-ish storage and preferably bluetooth support? I've looked into the local web store for tech, and they only stock expensive models (from 200 euros or so).
Background: I'm considering whether I actually need an Airsonic server or if I could just carry my music with me. Also MP3 players provide less distractions than phones, so better for actual focused listening.
Anyone know of scandals in sociology involving data faking or unethical practices? I only find these 'blackbuster' events in psychology, political science and economics. https://twitter.com/BreznauNate/status/1170243599671283713
Periodic reminder to move your free software projects out of Microsoft GitHub.
Here's my collection of public free software hosting sites.
Self-hosting a Gitea instance is also a good option if you have a server.
#CoryDoctorow from the same podcast:
"Mark Zuckerberg will tell you that there's no way to imagine a search engine or a social media tool that isn't spying on you and taking your information and trying to manipulate you, right? He'll tell you that some dude came off a mountain with two stone tablets saying 'stop rotating thine log files and start mining them for actionable market intelligence, right? That never happened."
NEW: We analysed 136 popular web pages about mental health in France, Germany and the UK and found that websites share users' personal data with advertisers and other third parties. Some also leak depression test results.
Reading up on Niklas Luhmann's Zettelkasten notetaking method (again). Looks fascinating and potentially very useful but also like a potential rabbit hole.
I'm also always unsure how much to squeeze into any particular note system. Should I put todos in there? Project-related things? Meeting notes (with potentially important ideas)? Etc. etc.
Feels like autumn creeping up and trying to keep on top of everything...
Does anybody else get the impression that in academia the basic rule is that if you don't like someone, you don't have to cite them even though relevant to the topic? And if you like someone, you'll find ways of citing them.
I'm grappling with the fact that for some in our field it almost seems like a crime to cite and give credit to previous work.
#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.
Facial recognition is now rampant. The implications for our freedom are chilling -
basically if people would just carve off 5% of the sci-fi panic and anxiety and spend that energy being legitimately concerned about how if you tell a computer "learn the rules of this game", the rules it will come back to report to you will be dripping with systemic inequality that must be directly confronted instead of excused or praised as infallible because "a passionless computer did it"
we'd all be much better off
WHAT PEOPLE THINK ETHICAL ISSUES IN AI ARE: wow.... we're creating... new life........
WHAT ETHICAL ISSUES IN AI ACTUALLY ARE: techbros worshiping the almighty algorithm, not caring to look at what bad patterns the machines are picking up (racism, sexism, etc) and how to avert them, and overreliance on neural networks meaning that said algorithms are treated as magical black boxes where nobody wants to (or can, really) point out exactly how the equation works (and why it may be faulty)
Tässä on varmaan sekin puoli, että virtuaalikokemuksia kehitetään aktiivisesti, koska tiedetään että globaali matkustus voi käydä tulevaisuudessa kalliimmaksi. https://www.hs.fi/elama/art-2000006206611.html?ref=rss
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