I'm so sick of the state of modern computer #technology
Started training a bot that tries to analyze and identify hate-speech on Twitter.
A few things became quite apparent after only a few days:
1. There are huge networks of (seemingly) fake accounts that like and retweet each other's posts. Someone is operating this at a _massive_ scale.
2. Reporting and banning fake accounts seems futile. You're fighting a hydra that spawns new accounts quicker than one can report them.
3. I'm feeling sick to my stomach just browsing through the logs.
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If it weren't for the Plasma 5.17 beta announcement (https://kde.org/announcements/plasma-5.16.90.php) I wouldn't have known about the global #ClimateStrike at all. There's absolutely nothing about it in the regional news nor on reddit, yet a demonstration is already ongoing in my city.
And why is #EarthStrike planned for the 27th when a global strike was planned a week before?
@lachs0r @dtluna To be fair, at this point there is not really much that can be done individually or collectively to halt climate change; barring something catastrophic like a nuclear war, we are on track for enough warming to activate quite a few climactic feedback loops, meaning more or less a collapse of society and massive disruption to most ecosystems within the century. This seems like less of a funny skit as time goes on: https://youtu.be/XM0uZ9mfOUI
Bloomberg thinks that Microsoft has won over Open Source. I can't speak for them, but they certainly haven't won over me or any Free Software folks I know.
Every action they've taken is in line with their Halloween Document goals. They've embraced through acquisition, and they've put themselves in the line of information and fiscal flow through controlling Github and now this payment system.
The risk to our community by them taking it away is too great to ignore.
OpenHMD version 0.3.0 is out, almost three years after the last version https://www.gamingonlinux.com/articles/openhmd-version-030-is-out-almost-three-years-after-the-last-version.14564 #VirtualReality #OpenSource #Drivers #Update
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I think people working on flatpak & wayland screen sharing and video extended their scope of work start replacing pulseaudio & jack. https://pipewire.org/
Virtual Reality user interfaces, an AI in you car, and the future of KDE Community's goals are just some of the things we'll be talking about at #Akademy2019. The program for Akademy is available now!
"An abstraction that exposes its implementation ain't no abstraction" -- Jay
What measures a career
Dreamt I had to sell the usefulness of handfuls of mostly finished projects not far removed from actual unfinished projects I worked on over the years. Most of which the usefulness was only to a situation at the time. Most of which are obsolete now or likely never finished.
On the flip side I ethically regret some of the code I wrote that I'm sure is probably still in use.
I've had a weird software graveyard of a career so far.
Game/software developer with a special interest in functional programming, science, non-contemporary fiction and the ethics of technology.
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