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isn't new, but now that there is it's described as a new idea. It looks like tech journalists only consider corporate or start-up backed technology worthy of coverage.

What happens when you train a facial deobfuscation algorithm without any Black people in your training set (or on the team to point it out)?

'real name' is a fake concept. people have always had multiple names. accepting the name in your official records as any more 'real' than any other you choose to be addressed by is merely acceding to capital's control over your reality

Got an email with the subject like "All Paywalls Must Burn" and at first I thought it was some kind of manifesto or annoucnement of a new library service

but no, it was a request from an underresourced institution

aka a farmer

whose farm does not subscribe to journals

because farm

but really wants to read this one article

I hope to light up my desk in multi-colour 🤓

Thanks to @aral I found Pimoroni 🤤 and this 😊 I ordered with discounts 🤑 .

The Matrix, 1999: Morpheus inserts a giant TRRS plug into Neo's head

The Matrix, 2019: Morpheus tries for 20 minutes to pair a Bluetooth neural interface to Neo's head before finally giving up

My computing requirements are actually very simple, these days. I just need a terminal with ssh/mosh, as well as something that can handle over one thousand open web browser tabs

My dad is going to be interviewed on NPO Radio 1 tomorrow at 9:15h CET about contact among churches in the Netherlands and the DDR (GDR). I'm already proud!

For some spooky Halloween times, take a midnight stroll through #Google's graveyard:

killedbygoogle.com/

I was going to explain to our US visitor that we don't celebrate Halloween in the Netherlands like many US Americans do, but then my colleagues decided to make this week about ...

You couldn't make Toy Story in the future, because nobody will remember playing with generic astronaut or generic cowboy toys. blank slates that you could make original characters out of. Every cowboy toy at the store now is a Woody, every spaceman is a Buzz Lightyear. Even Mr. Potato Head has been re-branded as a Toy Story toy. The world depicted in the movie is unrealistic because it doesn't have Disney branding all over everything, ironically. Disney devoured that world and replaced it.

op 7 november dus, in Den Haag. Toch, @frhuy? Ik moet me aan mijn eigen voornemen om naar de fediverse te verhuizen houden.

you wouldn't download a car… but you did and now it needs gas and the link for that is broken

I don't think that Pinterest sends me a notification of updated privacy and cookie policies on Saturday evening is random timing, is it? 🤔

Ernest Hemingway was laughed at for claiming he could write a terrifying tragedy using only five words. They stopped laughing after he wrote this on his napkin and showed it to them. 

I told @andrewjbtw that I sign everything with ISO8601 but I just had my background check paperwork rejected for not using what they consider to be a "proper" date, so I guess I'm the fool here

I discovered my first hidden camera at an AirBnB last week in Yerevan, Armenia. Always scan the wifi when you get to a new place!! #surveillance #nmap #privacy #dystopia #security #badposture

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