This release is (hopefully!) the last one before 1.0.
"...Sanjay surveyed the screen in front of them. There were four windows open: on the left, a Web browser and a terminal, for running analysis tools; on the right, two documents in the text editor Emacs, one a combination to-do list and notebook, the other filled with colorful code. One of Sanjay’s composition notebooks lay beside the computer...."
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#1yrago NSA employee pleads guilty of taking classified info that was later stolen by hackers https://boingboing.net/2017/12/01/nghia-pho-nsa-guilty.html
AI mistakes bus-side ad for famous CEO, charges her with jaywalking https://www.caixinglobal.com/2018-11-22/ai-mistakes-bus-side-ad-for-famous-ceo-charges-her-with-jaywalkingdo-101350772.html
Very Long Term Support | LINUX Unplugged 276 https://getjupiter.com/videos/watch/9a886642-4245-468b-8f8f-ae9dc93e5adb
HN discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=18478350
Cory Doctorow argues that Big Tech is a problem, but the problem isn't "Tech," it's "BIG." Giants get to bend policy to suit their ends, they get to strangle potential competitors in their infancy, they are the only game in town, so they can put the squeeze on users and suppliers alike.
Unscii is a set of bitmapped Unicode fonts based on classic system fonts. Unscii attempts to support character cell art well while also being suitable for terminal and programming use.
Mighty Sparrow: the king of calypso on freedom, Windrush and oral sex Show more
Surveillance Kills Freedom by Killing Experimentation Show more
Exec who oversaw Google's failed babykiller projects and cozied up to Saudis quits after employee uprising
I Am Not A Lawyer, but my mate @andrewjskatz is, so we interviewed him on @ubuntupodcast! https://ubuntupodcast.org/2018/11/15/s11e36-thirty-six-hours/
Chris Webber, the co-editor of ActivityPub (which enables Mastodon, Pleroma, Peertube, etc.) is inventing the next generation protocol for decentralized social games & online collaboration.
It is really important work.
I am convinced that there are institutions out there that would give him a grant to work on this.
Foundations? Boston-area universities? If you know of one, please consider nominating him!
I engage in efforts to teach people program for the first time as part of #FSHM.
Why are we melting away brains in the form of stupid syntax when everything can be processed as lists?