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Announcing a new Wikimedia project: Abstract Wikipedia
Climate Strike License is "a software license that developers can use to prohibit the use of their code by applications or companies that threaten to accelerate climate change through fossil fuel extraction."
For more than a year, I've been researching subjective moderation systems as part of my Master's thesis. What I ended up with is TrustNet, a system for representing, and interacting with, computational trust.
In the linked article, I summarize my research, link to the academic article I wrote, the code I produced, and the 30 minute Master's thesis presentation I held at the end of May.
@darius We'd like to also give a shout-out to the video recording/streaming equivalent: OBS Studio.
Being new to the whole streaming thing (though pretty experienced with software in general), OBS Studio has proven to be easy enough to get started, while also being versatile enough to do extremely complex things.
Just want to give a shout-out to Audacity, which as far as I'm concerned is the open source creative tool that actually achieves the promise of open source creative tools. It gets significantly better every release and releases every few months, and the UI gets better and better (the key thing most open source tools don't achieve). If you tried Audacity a few years ago or more and decided it was unstable or clunky to use, download the latest version. You might be pleasantly surprised.
Wow, http://slatestarcodex.com is gone.
The author decided to delete the blog after being doxxed by the New York Times
I wonder if there's evidence that people who have different first languages learn certain programming paradigms more or less easily than others.
Random thought: Do you think that the OOP paradigm is so widely used because it operates very similarly to how we use natural language (at least in English, anyway)? For example, "Dave throws the ball" can be broken into subject="Dave", verb="throws", and direct object="the ball". And that can all be translated fairly straightforwardly into OOP code as: dave.throw(theBall)
This seems interesting: The Open Book Project - "The Open Book aims to be a simple device that anyone with a soldering iron can build for themselves."
Got a sweet MSDOS palmtop in the mail from @ajroach42 the other day and after some small hardware fix ups I am settling in with it. This thing is an _astonishing_ device. I can hardly believe it’s real.
I've never been to https://ghostly.com before, but I love the design!
uspol hot take
I don't care how disenfranchised or accelerationist you are, *not* voting in the 2020 election is morally unjustifiable. The Trump campaign is going full unabashed neonazi now and by not voting for Biden you're saying you're ok with that. After the election he and his horsement of the apocalypse knows he doesn't have to try to win another reelection so he's going to start being even more aggressive and openly facist. Don't vote third party either as that's just as bad.
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