RT @noisejockey@twitter.com
Scott Jaeger of Industrial Music Electronics posted this, and it’s the most oddly inspiring things I’ve seen in a while.

@sixohsix don't ferment in airtight containers! Ferment in something that can burp!

Attack On Titan, meta 

"Microsoft-owned GitHub will renew a $200,000 contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, despite concerns about the Trump administration’s policies, according to a leaked email." theverge.com/2019/10/9/2090621

In this spookiest of seasons, do you want to do something #magical? Make something brand new come into existence, filled with #art & #game materials!

Back Homunculus Assembly Line to be a part of the magic, & retoot & share! Hurry, time is short! kickstarter.com/projects/briec

"Meaningful consent" implies more than a clause in the user agreement that says "we can update this at any time." It requires engagement with the userbase at large - and thus guarantees conflict, and compromise.

Maybe Apple would still have disabled this framework. Maybe not. What I do know, with high confidence, is that they didn't ask anyone outside the company if it was okay to do so, or explain what it would mean.

The latest Safari update permanently disables the framework uBlock Origin (and, incidentally, 1Password version 6 and lower) relies on. There will no longer be a uBlock version for Safari.

A while ago, someone on Twitter raised the point that users are rightfully gunshy about software updates because developers often use them to make unilateral and unwelcome changes. The question "did your users meaningfully consent to this change" goes unasked, let alone unanswered.

I want better.

Mass arrests of indigenous elders and protectors in Waimanalo on Oahu island, livestream from save_our_sherwoods on instagram right now, media is dead silent.

Brexit 

@clinkingdog The vet actually thought there was a good chance this is the start of his diabetes going into remission (which happens a lot for cats) so it might be an even better thing, if we can be careful going forward and make sure not to give him the riskier "too much insulin" failure case.

@clinkingdog Yup. His blood sugar got down to 41 mg/dL, but he was fine. We also suspect our glucometer is a little off; the vet's read 69, which is juuuuuuust into technically hypoglycemic, but without any other symptoms not worrying.

Diabetes is a fuck. Staying up late to make sure my cat doesn't go into hypoglycemic shock.

RT @ed_hawkins@twitter.com
Anyone with experience in OCR or AI/ML looking for a challenge to solve which would help climate science?

We have thousands of pages of historical weather observations which need numerical values extracting efficiently & accurately so we can better understand extreme weather.

The realization: the perfect audience for any advertising company is a person who’s impulsive, angry, frightened and tired. The cyclic relationships between what you see and how you feel and react means that any machine learning effort aimed at improving business outcomes for an advertising company will unavoidably optimize itself towards creating an audience that’s impulsive, angry, frightened and tired. The incentives don’t permit any other outcome, whatever the people working there say.

Current work is utterly exhausting my ability to care. I need some good code as a reminder that code can be well-designed. This stuff is atrocious.

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