Re: Mastodon's "diversity"no diversity of "ideas" - very much a "safe space" environment thus far. I've yet to see any pro-Trump statements, just LOTS of: pro-LGBT, pro-Feminism, pro-Communism type stuff. So no diversity of thought, which the Progressive/Regressive leftists dislike and fear so much...Show all 7 replies
konami code coolness from Bank of Canada!!!http://www.bankofcanada.ca/banknotes/banknote150/
sidenote: ↑↑↓↓←→←→ B A
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Formula OneYesterday, I watched the full Japan Grand Prix - first time I've watched a F1 race in MANY years, gotta say, I really enjoyed it. The Canadian driver (a BIG reason for my return to watching) went out on the 3rd or 4th lap - which reminded me a bit to much of Jacques Villeneuve's later career, but the race was exciting to watch.
Sam Harris saying some interesting things about the cybernetic possibilities for human kind
@20:46 S.H. suggests future alternative to drug treatments might be mechanically based. starts around 20:46
@21:31 starts talking about Elon Musk's "neural lace" <- didn't i see mention of this in my pump time-line a short time ago?
@23:35 start of slippery slop to cyberbogs converstaion: cell phones; snapchat glasses; google glass.
@24:40 J.R. "Google glass made people very uncomfortable."
@25:21 start of S.H.'s statement on living in a panopticon
is the data worth it?
@27:12 start of self-driving car discussion
@30:35 start of with A.I. - why have people? discussion
@32:12 Disneyland without children
LOL @35:36 if you built a machine to get rid of email spam - the easy answer is to kill all the people
@41:47 S.H. "It is the code that is dictating the intelligence" <- re: AI's intelligence
let's hope it's free software. "free intelligence"
@42:42 S.H. mentions open source
so close - but at least your aware of O.S. :)
@50:24 S.H. ".. our dependence on 'the net' is sobering"
@53:30ish S.H. talking about need for verifiable content, to counter "fake news"
@59:09 robot TSA agents <- would probably be better
@1:09:30 S.H. claims smart phones have eliminated boredom
@1:12:50ish S.H. starts talking about his personal feeling about "social media" / twitter
@1:20:45ish S.H. arrogance and incivility that lead to Trump
Quick thought about C.A.W.'s "Possible routes for distributed anti-abuse systems"
That's a lot of writing on, "how to censor people". I'd like to encourage those that believe in "individual justice" (this is historically what the word "justice" covered) to be cautious in considering what censorship(s) to allow in the name of "social justice". #freespeechmatters
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Rather then any specific technical measure, I'm referring to the general idea of suppressing speech - in the name of "social justice". I understand the need for a "block" button - beyond that, I'd be wary of ANY measures aimed at limiting someone's abilities to communicate.
"If you're allowing individual communities.." I see the words "individual" meaning one, and "communities" meaning many - tied together - so "individual community A" made up of many members, decides it doesn't like what "individual community B" made up of many members, thinks or says... so they "ban" all posts from that other community. Let the echo chambers begin. I think we ALL need to start talking to one another, and start working together. #allsideshaveapoint
@email@example.com @firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com @firstname.lastname@example.org @email@example.com Your right to free speech does not obligate me to listen or provide a platform for you. And vice versa as you are free to ignore me exercising my right to free speech :).
I'm more worried about semi-organic self verifying subgroups such as the pro-science and anti-science divide.
Hopefully a federated system will be less enabling for targeted misinformation.
Gad Saad @ U.Ottawa from about a year ago
"How Political Correctness Limits the Free Exchange of Ideas on Campus" a fascinating talk IMO. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5-oG0L6ZnUShow all 7 replies
"Throw like a girl"
My whole life, I've thought the reason women threw differently from men, was a nurture thing. I assumed young girls just didn't do as much throwing. Yesterday, I learned there is a physical/biological difference between male and female shoulders. Personal mystery solved.
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Do you have any citation on that?
I have never heard of such a difference. From my understanding the mechanics of a woman shoulder is pretty much identical to men.
This article would seem to support that. Stating that the anatomical differences are insignificant statistically.
There is a throwing gap.. even in cultures that don't nurture differently but it seems to be more of a compliccated CNS hand/hip/arm co-ordination thing.
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IRC QOTD - not a TLA or bot reply I was aware of
16:11 < REDACT> !idfma
16:11 < dpkg> Insufficient Data For Meaningful Answer
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IRC QOYD (Quote Of YesterDay) - before reading this, I had nothing against systemd
18:04 < REDACT> I once saw systemd kill three people in a dark alley just to watch them die
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16:01 < jxself> Is there software inside this chicken?
17:37 < REDACT_> jxself: no :-) but free licensing is for more than software, don't you agree?
17:37 < REDACT_> also, I have heard that hen are good people and as such they probably want their DNA to be freely licensed =)
so, the FCF - Free Chicken Foundation should be forthcoming.
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