“I need to change some of my
behavior, and I want to apologize to the people that my personal
behavior hurt and possibly drove away from kernel development
I did not expect to see this kind of introspection from Linus Torvalds https://lkml.org/lkml/2018/9/16/167
've decided to learn a functional programming language. I enjoyed #Lisp in college so have considered #Clojure and maybe a #Scheme dilect. Some friends have tried to conince me to go with #Elixir, especially because I already do a lot of work in #Ruby. I do appreciate the elegant Lisp syntax and its rich history.
Speaking of H/P/A, a friend triggered her work's firewall by trying to listen to this weird piece of audio from the Phone Losers of America. http://www.phonelosers.org/media/Relay_Operators_Summer_Nights.mp3
Today, Europe Lost The Internet. Now, We Fight Back. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/09/today-europe-lost-internet-now-we-fight-back
Why I'm staying with Mastodon.
So, yet another amazing story sourced from this basket of delectables.
@lesschinski tooted about this event happening at the Science History Institute.
Then with her help I found out there was a really cool three-year project happening there, focused on visibility among STEM researchers with disabilities.
Check it out:
Just opened a new GitHub issue on Mastodon: Allow moderation through API. https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/issues/8580
My hope is that this can increase the effectiveness of moderators, which could help them better protect users against mobbing, harassment, or other bad acts.
A friend has an iPhone still running iOS 10.
Her: I need to upgrade my phone.
Her: Has it gotten any better?
Me: I don't know. I switched to Android.
If someone says to you "of course, algorithms don't have any biases", write their name down in a little book and never let them near any critical task again.
In 1947 Bell Labs invented the transistor. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.