WHAT PEOPLE THINK ETHICAL ISSUES IN AI ARE: wow.... we're creating... new life........
WHAT ETHICAL ISSUES IN AI ACTUALLY ARE: techbros worshiping the almighty algorithm, not caring to look at what bad patterns the machines are picking up (racism, sexism, etc) and how to avert them, and overreliance on neural networks meaning that said algorithms are treated as magical black boxes where nobody wants to (or can, really) point out exactly how the equation works (and why it may be faulty)
Finally fixed the header image on my website (https://submelon.tech), generally happy with how the edit worked out (is my profile pic here too now)
Kinda made me realize that my profile pic on any given social media will always be at least three years old
@Are0h By blocking them, we quite literally lock them into their worst nightmare.
They don't wanna be alone. They need other ideologies, other people to hate on so that they don't have to face the nightmare that is their own ideology.
Because if we treated them the same way they treat us, they'd break in an instant. And they don't wanna have to admit how weak they really are.
"The police officers wrestled with Colin Cheung in an unmarked car. They needed his face.
"They grabbed his jaw to force his head in front of his iPhone. They slapped his face. They shouted, “Wake up!” They pried open his eyes. It all failed: Mr. Cheung had disabled his phone’s facial-recognition login with a quick button mash as soon as they grabbed him."
Dominos is fighting to say websites don't need to be accessible:
(thanks to @chris for posting this first.)
I'd like to take another moment and say thank you to folks working hard on PV, KT, and other servers outing these harassers, racists, and/or fascists
it's hard work seeping through garbage, getting targeted, and not having proper modification tools to *actually* suspend/block folks and isntances
follow them, donate to them, support them and their work on/off the fedi
List of gab instances
Do boost and block.
Nazi dont need a platform and certainly not ours
Funkwhale, security, review wanted
If you have some knowledge in web security and Content Security Policy, would you mind having a look at https://dev.funkwhale.audio/funkwhale/funkwhale/merge_requests/826 ?
This is an attempt to harden the security of the web UI via a CSP (and some additional HTTP headers) and to reduce the attack surface in case of exploits.
The think is white folks think if they mimic the posture of diversity and inclusion it will happen on its own, which is false. It takes real work.
And you can ask any of my mods who I talk with on a regular basis, that this work will take to you some deep places personally and have you re-evaluate you own personal truths about how you view the world. Those are HARD conversations.
And white people in particular exist in a culture that violently resists personal growth at all costs.
linux window manager question, boosts ok
is there a stacking (not tiling, tiling window managers confuse us and bewilder us) window manager that we can use with XFCE, that makes it so each display/monitor has separate workspaces?
something that would let us do things like:
- only change workspaces on one monitor
- swap literally everything between two monitors at once
- cycle stuff around with convenient hotkeys but like, mouse support is also nice and good
ideally it shouldn't fuck with XFCE's existing panels or anything besides like, window decoration (but themeable stuff is a plus)
an actual goddamn gui config would be good, even if it's a separate app by someone else.
instance administration, taking a hard line against fascists
given gab's history of hosting the most violent of the far right, including actual mass-murderers, it is our view at snouts.online that blocking them individually is not a sufficient response should they choose to try to federate with the rest of the 'verse. we believe that any instance owner that would knowingly subject their users to a platform with gab's history is either negligent of their users or fascist-adjacent themselves.
CTA ATTENTION ALL FEDIVERSE ADMINS:
On July 4th Gab is coming on to the Fediverse by switching over to Mastodon on their servers.
This means that you can shut the door on them today by preemptively have them fully suspended from your instances. So your users do not have risk getting harassed by any of their users, and they from the start be blocked off from major portions of the Fediverse.
Thank you for your consideration and
Now here's a spicy take. The abundance of autism-diagnosed trans people doesn't mean you have to be afraid you're faking being trans if you're also autistic.
Correlation is not causation. Even if it were, you're still feeling these emotions, and you're ultimately the only reliable source for information on your own identity.
Rock it, and don't let gatekeepers poke holes in your sails.