I love the hypocrisy of Microzon Facegoopple and their ilk regarding #GDPR and similar regulations.
Corp: Selling user data is ok and users are perfectly fine with it, because they get their personalized ads. Precious precious personalized ads.
EU: Ok, then show them this information clearly and ask them for consent explicitly.
Corp: OH NOES THAT WILL TURN USERS AWAY!!1!
EU: Wait, I thought users wanted it? You wouldn't be lying about that, would you, eh?
And finally, you can control who gets what.
Note the list of partner consists of 322 (not a typo: three hundreds and thirty two) entries. You have to uncheck them one by one.
Just published an interview with @cwebber , one of my very favorite people in this space. We have had the honor of eating sushi and burritos together at various times.
If websites etc really cared about our privacy etc wouldn't they already have had privacy policies that adhere to, if not exceed, GDPR standards?
It's interesting to me that "emoticon" and "emoji" look so similar but are etymologically unrelated.
"emoticon" - "emotion" + "icon"
"emoji" - 絵 ("e", meaning "picture" or "art") + 文字 ("moji", meaning "(written) character" or "kana")
i lowkey _love_ gdpr
my mug of corporatey tears has never been this full
it is giving me life
fervently hoping for mass business carnage, lawsuits tying companies in knots, limbs and organs of giant corporations and garbage startups alike strewn about the smouldering marketplace
cmonnn eu force those c-suite executives to purchase one fewer yacht this quarter, so good 😙👌
Remember when we trusted software? When people said things like "don't install things from that site, they're probably viruses" and "I won't use software from them anymore, they put in ads and broke my trust."
Now it's all "install this app, it's absolutely spyware and adware and was written by some techbro in a basement motivated by nothing but quick money, but your phone's sandboxing should protect you from having your phone taken over or personal information stolen"
i'm getting better at aws and it doesn't feel as terrible as i was dreading
now to figure out how to use the billionaire's tools to dismantle the billionaire's house
TIL it is not only possible to have a database where the database servers can't tell which records clients are accessing (this is called Private Information Retrieval and is already pretty cool)... not only that, but it's possible to do that while splitting the database across multiple servers in such a way that the servers can't learn anything about any data in the database! Also you can efficiently identify servers that give you wrong answers, and tolerate faults. https://cypherpunks.ca/~iang/pubs/orpir-usenix.pdf
It is such a great pity that this new generation is growing in an era where physical access to machines is rather less-than-granted, everything is moving away to the "magical cloud" and they have less chance to make gigantic mistakes before they turn 18.
Raspberry Pi is doing something but the problem is that many use computers in school under severely limited accounts and are even spied upon ("nannyware").
therecently, i hooked up a usb isp programmer to the pro micro and made the mistake of connecting its vcc pin to the pin marked vcc on the pro micro (i should have connected it to "raw.")
the pro micro started smoking!
welp, this means i can go back to using a 5v
so i got that put together and decided to try connecting a 5 cent speaker. did, enabled the option in the firmware, and now my ergonomic wireless mechanical keyboard plays a happy song when it turns on! it was surprisingly simple!
why isn't the standard dry spaghetti noodle sized to fit into a normal size pot without bending/breaking?
fucked up that people keep reinventing stuff and building tons of ways of doing the same thing because people don't want to use lots of small apps to do one task since operating systems aren't actually particularly good at it, and we dont have that douglas adams "you can drag any icon from any toolbar into any other program" thing yet, and the best way we have of making programs work with each other is pumping text between them like its 50 years ago. fucked up if true. which it is true. its fuck
stupid dream, pronouns Show more
dreamt i was at a party where i didn't know anyone. pleasantly chatting with someone and casually called them "bro" and realized too late they were not male and so i nervously asked their pronouns but it came out super weird and so they bluntly excused themselves from the conversation, writing me off as a cisnormative jerk. i spent the rest of the dream feeling bad and awkward, wanting to fix it but respecting their wish to not speak to me anymore
thanks for that, brain 😒👍