I can't remember who pointed this out, but refusing to do business with #Amazon during the workers' strike actually kind of undercuts the workers' position. They timed the strike for the busiest days of the summer on purpose; they *want* Amazon to see that fulfillment is more difficult without them there. (And if you're just delaying your purchases until Weds., instead of buying from another vendor, you're making the workers' lives *harder* when the strike ends and they have to ship your stuff!)
Fooling Production-Grade Classification Systems with Adversarial Traffic Signs [pdf]
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@seldo Do you use any particular tools for RT from @email@example.com?
anyway dipshit reply guys notwithstanding, periodic reminder and psa that
1 - fedi is just a bunch of postgres databases with a friendly clown interface on them and anything you post is copied to hundreds of them! this is cool and fine and "federation" but it is not private at ALL! there is zero encryption!
2 - as such yes any DM can be found in said database if an instance admin on one of the instances involved in the DM goes pawing through their database. DMs can also be reported by a participant. this is true of any service, incl twitter, facebook, etc because for those messages to be sent they need to... exist, in a database.
It is proven! I am jhulten on Keybase: https://keybase.io/jhulten/sigchain#cdf16279f8fe9dc13a82f19fedbe8eef240813999d3373abd510fa9b12a891010f
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jury nullification, or, how not to do activism
People who have had actual jury duty will know how this works. People who have read the wikipedia article on jury nullification will be starry-eyed idealists.
Did you know the judge can keep you in deliberations for weeks until you come to a unanimous verdict?
You're gonna break before they do.
Think of the parents who are losing paycheques and need to feed their kids.
Welcome to the trolley problem, legal system edition.
@djsundog a salesperson once told me a nice mental trick in how to convey information.
We often start with the "how". Especially us hacker types.
Then we expand to the "what" and sometimes we get to the "why".
She taught me to start with the why, then the what and finish with the how.
All good documentation starts with the why IMO.