We're living in a cyberpunk future:
“Fooling automated surveillance cameras: adversarial patches to attack person detection” https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.08653
Selenized is underappreciated color scheme. It's basically Solarized with reasonable contrast (and white and black variants as a bonus)
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This thread is pure gold 🤣 💚
hunger, poverty, money, military Show more
The estimated cost to end world hunger is approximately $30 billion per year. Ending world poverty would cost $175 billion.
In 2018, the world had a collective military budget of $1739 billion.
Hunger and poverty could be eradicated with just 12% of the amount of money spent on "defence".
The USA alone could reduce its military budget enough to end hunger and poverty, and still have the largest military spending in the world.
Dear #merveilles neighbors,
If you don't know it already, take a look at (and bookmark) :
It's full of treasures.
"Monoskop Log is a digital library of arts and humanities. It features artists’ books, catalogues, fiction, poetry, video and sound next to critical, analytical and historical writings on arts and culture."
Hey, this zine that I worked on in out. NODE Vol 01, free digital release and physical preorder, https://n-o-d-e.net/nodevol01.html
This first volume is 150 pages long, and, it's packed with features on P2P projects, such as Dat, Beaker, Ricochet IM, Aether. There are tutorials showing projects like the new NODE Mini Server, 3D print long range wifi antennas, how to chat via packet radio, and how to Libreboot the Thinkpad X200. There's also a handy open source directory at the back, and more!
How To Be An Ethical Consumer:
- Don't buy from Amazon
- Spend half an hour researching where else you can buy the thing you want
- Order it from a small business
- The small business orders it from Amazon and just has it shipped to you
- Oh no
- There's no ethical consumption in a system with these fucked up power dynamics
here's a playlist with all of the performances from the merveilles meetup in tokyo :~
intro splash by the talented @brennan
If you’re looking for an ethical or open source or privacy-preserving alternative to just about any online service, here is a surprisingly comprehensive list: https://ethical.net/resources/
There were a few things missing, but there was also a ton of stuff I hadn't heard of before.
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Number of times I have ever thought, "Gosh I'm glad that this piece of technology auto-plays by default": still 0
Oh my goodness I've just learned a thing about The Matrix that causes it to make a lot more sense: In the original script the humans were used as neural network compute clusters by the Machines and as a crucial component of The Matrix itself.
Which is why humans who were aware of the simulation could control aspects of The Matrix - their minds were part of its foundation.
Unfortunately the test audiences had trouble understanding this concept so the studio changed the human role to "batteries".
Revel in the marvels of the universe.