I grew up in times where anyone saying xenophobic/antisemitic/pro-nazi stuff would have outed themselves as complete idiots.
These days I hear shit like "it wasn't all bad, they also built the Autobahn" and similar creepy things on the streets.
Don't stay silent, #resist, oppose, if you're safe enough to do so.
Oh and hi #fediverse! Love to see so many different, interesting people here and *not* be confronted with murderous propaganda, like it happens elsewhere.
Society Desperately Needs an Alternative Web
(submitted by deathwarmedover)
@dexmexter after the 2nd time I was like "you're just making this up to help us understand how our biases work". But he also clearly displayed our trust in authority or people whom we perceive as more knowledgeable than ourselves, and how easily that can be taken advantage of.
Measuring the "Filter Bubble": How Google is influencing what you click
"Now, after the 2016 U.S. Presidential election and other recent elections, there is justified new interest in examining the ways people can be influenced politically online. In that context, we conducted another study to examine the state of Google's filter bubble problem in 2018."
PS: DuckDuckGo is a centralized US service, relying on Amazon
Adi Shamir, the S in RSA, could not obtain a tourist visa to enter the US in order to attend the conference he helped found. He appeared by video, saying, "perhaps it’s time we rethink how and where we organize our major scientific conferences."
From birdsite https://twitter.com/wmaxeddy/status/1102985877935013888
I'm trying to recruit undergraduate research assistants. It's poster time!
AdNauseam – clicking ads so you don't have to
(submitted by JoachimS)
Current state: Searched for #Pleroma and how to install it, stranded on articles about gnosticism.
Invisible Women by Caroline Criado Perez – a world designed for men
From the ‘one-size-fits-men’ approach to smartphone design to the medical trials that are putting women’s lives at risk … The neat thing about data is that it avoids thorny questions of intention. Criado Perez doesn’t set out to prove a vast conspiracy; she simply wields data like a laser, slicing cleanly through the fog of unconscious and unthinking preferences.
We believe the free software movement must include everyone; women, men of color, non-binary people, LGBTQ people as well as veterans, immigrants and neuro-divergent folks. We strongly encourage applicants from URG's. https://sfconservancy.org/news/2019/feb/14/techie-bookkeeper/
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Now reading about #YaCy's p2p-concept, that's exciting, thanks!
The reason I stopped using the no-ethics variant some years ago, was when I searched for information about a case where a politician would pay landlords with public money to not rent houses to migrants and bragged about it in front of a reporter's cam: No results. Using another engine with the same keywords gave plenty results...
An #introduction: I'm Melissa (they/them)! Some of my projects are in my bio, but in general I am and do:
I write. I #webdev. I play way too much Fallen London. I collect tattoos. I will not call posts "toots".
I like learning to be more imaginative in devising solutions to difficult problems. 🎊
Lots of people from Google in the WICG https://www.w3.org/community/wicg/participants :/
Nasqueron is a budding community of creative people, writers, developers and thinkers. We focus on free culture, ethics and to be a positive change. We share values like respect, justice and equity.