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  1. Jun 2024
    1. It was bas relief. It wasn't completely in the round, but you could feel the scratchiness of the clothing. You could feel the roundness of the pearls. And so, in that regard, it was a lifelike three-dimensional model of a two-dimensional representation. Is this the way to go? Because, we could do 3D prints of everything in the collection.

      tech for tech's sake; need for context

    1. if [[ -d ~/Library/Application\ Support/obsidian/Cache/Cache_Data ]] ; then rm -rf ~/Library/Application\ Support/obsidian/Cache/Cache_Data/* else echo "Something odd has happened" fi

      This fixed my issue with Loading Cache... slowness on obsidian startup on macOS Sonoma. Many thanks to OP!

  2. Apr 2024
    1. This is not a discrete project but an ongoing process and should always be competing for focus in strategic decision making.

      Absolutely agreed. One limitation of the Iron Triangle concept is that it often seems to be used to make decisions based on a snapshot in time (i.e. which two are we choosing now), when some choices have longer half-lives than others.

  3. Feb 2024
    1. Résumé de la vidéo [00:00:00][^1^][1] - [00:48:00][^2^][2] :

      Cette vidéo est une conférence sur les low-tech, c'est-à-dire les technologies utiles, durables et accessibles, comme alternative à notre système de production et de consommation actuel. Elle présente les principes, les exemples et les enjeux des low-tech, ainsi que les recherches et les expérimentations menées par le Low-tech Lab et le Centre de sociologie de l'innovation.

      Points forts : + [00:00:00][^3^][3] Introduction du cycle "Agir en temps de crise" * Présentation des partenaires et du thème * Présentation des intervenants Quentin Mateus et Morgan Meyer + [00:02:31][^4^][4] Définition et exemples de low-tech * Trois piliers : utile, durable, accessible * Exemples : toilettes sèches, capteur air chaud, four solaire, etc. * Changement de rapport à la technologie et aux besoins + [00:10:46][^5^][5] Diffusion et capitalisation des savoirs low-tech * Encyclopédie participative en ligne avec des tutoriels open source * Réseau de communautés locales qui se forment et s'entraident * Enquêtes auprès d'acteurs professionnels qui utilisent ou proposent des low-tech + [00:18:04][^6^][6] Recherches et analyses sociologiques sur les low-tech * Intérêt croissant des chercheurs et des institutions pour le sujet * Exemples de travaux sur l'ergonomie, l'agriculture paysanne, la boulangerie au four solaire, etc. * Réflexion sur l'innovation, la technologie, la transition et la société + [00:36:46][^7^][7] Questions du public et conclusion * Réponses sur les jeunes générations, le niveau européen, le rôle de l'industrie, etc. * Perspectives d'avenir et de développement des low-tech * Remerciements et annonce de la prochaine séance

    1. Brand vehemently disagrees with me, but I’d say that, more recently, the computer has also failed as a source of true community. Social media seems to immiserate people as much as it bonds them. And so there’s a need for future Brands, young cultural craftsmen who identify those who are building the future, synthesizing their work into a common ethos and bringing them together in a way that satisfies the eternal desire for community and wholeness.

      At best a technology enables something, it does not provide it.

      Community and connection are deep, sacred values that technology can assist -- or inhibit -- but they come from other sources and must be cultivated by other means.

      Another primacy of being point if you like.

  4. Jan 2024
    1. Tech debt is frequently experienced by developers notonly as a difficult source of friction in their day-to-day technical decision-making, but also as a source of ambiguityabout what types of engineering work their organizations value (Besker et al., 2020; Lee et al., 2023).

      Interesting that this is considered a source of ambiguity. In my experience tech debt feels more like an expression of the type of work organizations value, reducing ambiguity by making concrete how little this kind of work is valued.



  5. Dec 2023
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  7. Oct 2023
  8. Sep 2023
      • for: futures - food production, futures - water production, desalination, ocean solar farm, floating solar farm, floating city
      • title: An interfacial solar evaporation enabled autonomous double-layered vertical floating solar sea farm
      • author: Pan Wu, Xuan We, Huimin Yu, Jingyuan Zhao, Yida Wang, Kewu Pi, Gary Owens, Haolan Xu
      • date: Oct. 1, 2023
      • source: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1385894723041839?via%3Dihub#f0005
      • comment
        • Since this simple design integrates fresh water and food production, it can be integrated as a module for a floating city.
    1. QR Codes can be a great way for teachers to distribute class material. Here are free sites you can use to generate QR codes

      Free QR code sites

    1. There are many reasons why you might want to migrate from one stack to another. Maybe you’re looking for a more robust solution, or perhaps you’re trying to simplify your development process. Whatever the reason, it’s important to know that it is possible to migrate from one stack to another.

      Migration between tech stacks can be driven by various motivations, including the need for enhanced capabilities or a desire for a more streamlined development workflow.

    1. The iCloud era starting in 2012 finally ushered in free email addresses and free operating system updates. That's when the business model of large tech companies turned more into user accumulation wars to see who can attract the most subscribers and retain them in their ecosystem of products.
  9. Aug 2023
    1. We are wasting valuable time for humankind when we focus on technology and platforms, or even in privacy and control over data, and not on conduct, a whole chain of conduct from the active subject of a possible manipulation to the harms suffered by others and society as a consequence of manipulation and other abuses. It’s not that tech is not important; it is that we overlook what goes on around it.
      • for: quote, quote - Alejandro Pisanty, quote -human conduct vs tech, Alejandro Pisanty
      • quote
        • We are wasting valuable time for humankind when we focus on
          • technology and platforms,
          • or even in privacy and control over data,
        • and not on conduct
        • A whole chain of conduct
          • from the active subject of a possible manipulation
          • to the harms suffered by others and society
        • occur as a consequence of manipulation and other abuses.
        • It’s not that tech is not important; it is that we overlook what goes on around it.”
      • author: Alejandro Pisanty
        • professor at the National University of Mexico
    1. Early in 2013, Ronald Robertson, now a doctoral candidate at the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University in Boston, and I discovered that Google isn’t just spying on us; it also has the power to exert an enormous impact on our opinions, purchases and votes.
      • for: big tech - bias, big tech - manipulation, big tech - mind control, big tech - influence
      • paraphrase
        • Early in 2013, Ronald Robertson,
          • now a doctoral candidate at the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University in Boston,
        • and I discovered that Google isn’t just spying on us;
          • it also has the power to exert an enormous impact on our opinions, purchases and votes.
    2. he Search Suggestion Effect (SSE), the Answer Bot Effect (ABE), the Targeted Messaging Effect (TME), and the Opinion Matching Effect (OME), among others. Effects like these might now be impacting the opinions, beliefs, attitudes, decisions, purchases and voting preferences of more than two billion people every day.
      • for: search engine bias, google privacy, orwellian, privacy protection, mind control, google bias
      • title: Taming Big Tech: The Case for Monitoring
      • date: May 14th 2018
      • author: Robert Epstein

      • quote

      • paraphrase:
        • types of search engine bias
          • the Search Suggestion Effect (SSE),
          • the Answer Bot Effect (ABE),
          • the Targeted Messaging Effect (TME), and
          • the Opinion Matching Effect (OME), among others. -
        • Effects like these might now be impacting the
          • opinions,
          • beliefs,
          • attitudes,
          • decisions,
          • purchases and
          • voting preferences
        • of more than two billion people every day.
    1. Even director Christopher Nolan is warning that AI could be reaching its "Oppenheimer moment," Insider previously reported — in other words, researchers are questioning their responsibility for developing technology that might have unintended consequences.
  10. Jul 2023
    1. the best way to increase the understandability of the CRUFT rating for documentation would be to create a linear calculation for it

      There are two versions of the calculations. The first formula is logarithmic which means a resulting score tends to increase significantly with small changes in the values of the formula components. The second one is made more user-friendly and forms a linear curve that distributes the results harmoniously.

      I assessed a couple of tickets I created (90%, 50%; 80%; 90%; 90%) by these formulas. One showed 71% of cruftiness, while the other indicated 20%. I guess you could easily understand what formula I favor more. But jokes aside, I indeed think that the second formula is just more handy in understanding how quickly you’d better improve your docs.

      Despite the fact that I do not think that this score should be mandatory, there is still a sense of its existence. Once measuring BA’s impact on the product is a separate topic for discussion, evaluating the artifacts prepared by BA can be a useful activity bringing us some valuable insights about how BA distributes their efforts between different activities, including documentation.

    1. how "crufty" a document actually is

      Hi! :wave: Have you ever wondered if your documentation published in Wiki attracts as much attention from readers as you think it deserves or if it is as right as your team needs? I have, and so do 50 more BAs that took part in Steve Adolph’s BBC Workshop on May 8th, 2023.

      If you are with us, then let’s observe how crufted our documentation is. Huh, now you are wondering what “crufted” means, aren’t you? (Or is it just me discovering this technique recently?) Cruft is a slang word for badly designed, unnecessarily complicated, or unwanted code or software. And already back in 2007, the approach to assess cruftiness of documentation appeared.

      CRUFT criteria are kinda subjective but has it ever bothered anyone when estimating tickets in story points?

    1. the team can see all of the work associated with deciding precisely what to build, not just the coding work

      Let's see what the Rock Crusher approach is.

      Imagine business ideas as rocks, backlog as a stone storage container, and code-writing as a stone processing container. Rocks are mixed in sizes, different in materials, and fall from outside into the storage container unpredictably. The stones are selected from the storage by PO, and BA reshapes them into smaller-sized stones and instructs Developers how to adjust their code-writing stone-processing containers to start dealing with the material of the rocks and their size. When the next rock is selected by PO, BA splits it into a new number of pieces, and Devs re-adjust their processing containers to the new materials and sizes. And all this continues to happen with the pressure on the team to be consistent in delivery speed with unpredictable pieces of rocks.

      The essence of the Rock crusher approach is in displacing the team’s focus. It should no longer be on how well the stone processing container is adjusted and how quickly the rock pieces are processed. Instead, the most attention should be paid to the pre-processing stage - to what is sent to the stone processing. These rocks-ideas should be more carefully selected, better prepared, split, groomed, combined, and assessed separately and in combination with others. That work even sounds huge and should be a team challenge and objective, there the team’s efforts should be put in.

      Analysis of an idea - not development - is a focus and priority for all the team!

    1. processes evolve

      Besides the fact that this article describes indeed an interesting practice of hiring process improvement, I also see it as a great example of how to formalize the feeling of needed changes for any process, functionality, or even Objective from the OKRs list.

      That's how I see the steps:

      1. formulate the problem. It should not be the final, well-stated problem, just write down your concern with some background info;

      2. create a Request-for-comments doc to collect suggestions from various stakeholders about how to solve your concern;

      3. hold some sessions to review the comments. At this moment, it's highly possible that your understanding of the problem will expand, and suggested ideas will transform into new ones. It's time to define your strategy for problem resolution;

      4. for each group of ideas, define metrics to measure the progress. Select the north star metric and its value;

      5. experiment!

      (1) Select stakeholders that are the most interested in the change and do not afraid of being early adapters; (2) hold impact mapping sessions and bet on some improvements to try them in the first place. Define the fundamental part of your changes; (3) validate the progress by the metrics regularly; (4) create a pipeline to visualize your progress;

      1. analyze the results of the experiment. Adjust the changes made before if needed.

      2. In case of positive results, spare the time for less significant changes and continue to track the progress.

  11. Jun 2023
    1. so far as generalaccuracy of content is concerned, Wikipedia is comparable to conventionally compiledencyclopedias, including Britannica.

      This information definitely changed my opinions and views of Wikipedia. I feel like all throughout high school I was taught that Wikipedia was not a scholarly source so I always avoided looking on there because I didn't think it was accurate but reading the results of this study and the article attached about this study has changed my views of Wikipedia.

    1. 不支持 N 卡也代表着苹果完全放弃了现在最热门的以 CUDA 为核心的几大 AI 项目,包括 novelAI(绘图)miniGPT(微型对话语言模型)Deepfacelab(换脸)Deepfacelive(实时换脸)So-VITS-SVC(语音模拟)等等。即便支持也是效率极为低下(包括新版的 Adobe Photoshop 都是以 CUDA 为核心的)。苹果对此做出的对策是给了一个大规模的 32 核 NPU,但是苹果的 NPU 已经推出了这么多年了,至今针对 NPU 做兼容的 AI 项目一只手都数的过来,看样子压根就没人打算带苹果玩。
  12. May 2023

      Now we can connect gemini with hypothesis. Unlimited possibilities!

  13. Apr 2023
    1. the entire premise of sci-fi is that a new scientific invention has changed the world, though we only seem to fully understand that in the context of a movie (where the changes are often for the worse and happen in fast-forward montages), but not in the context of the world today (where the changes are often for the better and happen one day at a time).

      Why do people grasp the impact technology has on society through the art of storytelling, through media? Even then, people seem to only think of it for a brief moment, unable to adapt their thinking and behavioral patterns amidst life transforming technological breakthroughs that resemble or hint to what the media showed them. People aren't quick to incorporate god-like technologies into their lives in order to improve them, let alone do proper research to be informed and have open dialogues about whether we are responsibly advancing and integrating technologies to our daily lives (TO THE CHILDREN) which are increasingly becoming more digitally dominant.

    2. the private sector has made university-level learning accessible and free, employs over 70% of all Americans, and inches nearer every year to making death optional

      Is the private sector, aka Big Tech, more powerful and capable the government itself?

    1. 美团联合创始人王慧文曾在 2018 年美团无人配送开放平台亮相的发布会上谈到,他和王兴大学学的是电子工程,最初创业时本来想做硬件,因为「学习太差,搞不定」。王兴觉得互联网比较简单,就转型做了互联网。之后很多年想拉别的同学加入时,最大的障碍就是公司没有科技含量。「这在我的内心里一直是个结。」
    1. Seeing how powerful AI can be for cracking passwords is a good reminder to not only make sure you‘re using strong passwords but also check:↳ You‘re using 2FA/MFA (non-SMS-based whenever possible) You‘re not re-using passwords across accounts Use auto-generated passwords when possible Update passwords regularly, especially for sensitive accounts Refrain from using public WiFi, especially for banking and similar accounts


      • 你正在使用 2FA/MFA(尽可能不使用基于短信的)。

      • 你没有在不同的账户间重复使用密码

      • 尽可能使用自动生成的密码

      • 定期更新密码,特别是敏感账户的密码

      • 避免使用公共WiFi,尤其是银行和类似账户

    2. Now Home Security Heroes has published a study showing how scary powerful the latest generative AI is at cracking passwords. The company used the new password cracker PassGAN (password generative adversarial network) to process a list of over 15,000,000 credentials from the Rockyou dataset and the results were wild. 51% of all common passwords were cracked in less than one minute, 65% in less than an hour, 71% in less than a day, and 81% in less than a month.
    1. 基座 jsaux 起步,或者官方,不要杂牌,边玩边充可能烧电池 ic tf 卡闪迪红金三星蓝卡都行 ar 膜很必要,否则照镜子 其他配件感觉有用的: 摇杆帽可以 skull&co 或 jsaux 便携包可以考虑 tomtoc

      Steam Deck 配件的有用建议。

      3 月 8 日在 PCGamesN 的 文章 里了解过 JSAUX。

  14. Mar 2023
    1. Another way to widen the pool of stakeholders is for government regulators to get into the game, indirectly representing the will of a larger electorate through their interventions.

      This is certainly "a way", but history has shown, particularly in the United States, that government regulation is unlikely to get involved at all until it's far too late, if at all. Typically they're only regulating not only after maturity, but only when massive failure may cause issues for the wealthy and then the "regulation" is to bail them out.

      Suggesting this here is so pie-in-the sky that it only creates a false hope (hope washing?) for the powerless. Is this sort of hope washing a recurring part of

    1. But as tech companies have turned to mass layoffs in recent months, the big bets have increasingly looked like bad bets for

      Say sometihng.

  15. Feb 2023
    1. It is not necessarily bad for technology companies to take a leaf from sci-fi, but if you really have to, at least try picking the utopian stuff, like Amazon’s Echo, blatantly modeled after Star Trek’s chirpy talking computer, over the unsettling dog-eat-dog hellscape of Snow Crash.

      Is the inability to parse satire related to the inability to understand something is a dystopia? I suppose dystopian fictions are simply satire at the core 🤷‍♀️

  16. Jan 2023
    1. Actually I’m not sure most people do this, I just hope I’m not the only one.

      You are not. I will hoard this blog post on my hypothes.is :)

  17. Dec 2022
    1. "If you don’t know, you should just say you don’t know rather than make something up," says Stanford researcher Percy Liang, who spoke at a Stanford event Thursday.

      Love this response

  18. Nov 2022
    1. 11/30 Youth Collaborative

      I went through some of the pieces in the collection. It is important to give a platform to the voices that are missing from the conversation usually.

      Just a few similar initiatives that you might want to check out:

      Storycorps - people can record their stories via an app

      Project Voice - spoken word poetry

      Living Library - sharing one's story

      Freedom Writers - book and curriculum based on real-life stories

  19. Oct 2022
    1. Twitter is the preferred platform for our elites. Journalists and media pundits

      Case in point, October 21, 2022 headline from Bloomberg News: "Musk Gutting Twitter Would Be a Threat to Us All." This hysterical headline highlights Mr. MacIntyre's point, which I quoted here, about Twitter and elites. Moreover, the wording leads one to wonder whether Bloomberg News has contacts inside Twitter.

    1. Now, if involved families want to reach out to a teacher, they have to rely on the school or hope an online staff directory is updated. And if teachers want to reach out to families and let them know how their students are doing in school, they need to look up their contact information and hope its up-to-date — or find alternate messaging platforms.

      I completed high school about 15 years ago. Back then, most communication between parents and teachers was done by phone and mail. The default assumption by the NYCDOE that every problem needs an app or program is unexplained. Using phones and keeping contact directories up to date is something that had to be done not long ago.

    2. Some class time has also been lost to teachers sitting down with students to manually show them their grades, a teacher at the school added.

      Throughout my time in middle school, high school, and college, grades for tests were handed out in class and teachers had office hours for students to discuss their grades or any other issues. It is unclear to me from this article what time is being lost. Teachers can hand out grades to students just as well as they did before, and I presume that students who have questions or need additional guidance should be able to contact their teachers.

    3. The Department of Education has been rolling out its own free grades, attendance and messaging applications, to replace banned third-party software that was involved in a data breach of more than 800,000 students last school year.

      The NYCDOE was correct to sever its tie with third-party services, but why was the default response to build its own service? It was not long ago that there were no mobile applications for grades, attendance, and messaging.

  20. Sep 2022
    1. grating to come across people talking about how to create a community for their tech to help it scale.

      This is the wrong way around, positioning the tech corp's perspective as more imporant than society's. It's insulting to position community as a means, similar to talking about users which limits the view one has of people and what they try to achieve to only their interaction with a tool.

    2. Scaling is in our human structures. Artists don’t scale, road building doesn’t scale but art and road networks are at scale. Communities don’t scale, they’re fine as they are, but they are the grain of scale, resulting in society which is at scale. Don’t seek to scale your tech, seek to let your tech reinforce societal scaling, our overlapping communities, our cultures. Let your tech be scaffolding for a richer expression of society.

      The aim of scaling tech is again a tech company's limited view of the world, that should not be adopted by people using a tech tool. Individual acts scale to community to society/culture, but that's a different type of scaling. One through sideways copying and adoption. Not to scale a tool but to amplify/scale an effect or impact. Tech is a scaffold for enriching society, society is not there to scale tech corps.

    3. humanity as not only the source and context for technology and its use, but its ultimate yardstick for the constructive use and impact of technology. This may sound obvious, it certainly does to me, but in practice it needs to be repeated to ensure it is used as such a yardstick from the very first design stage of any new technology.

      Vgl [[Networked Agency 20160818213155]] wrt having a specific issue to address that is shared by the user group wielding a tech / tool, in their own context.

      Vgl [[Open data begint buiten 20200808162905]] wrt the only yardstick for open data stems from its role as policy instrument: impact achieved outside in the aimed for policy domains through the increased agency of the open data users.

      Tech impact is not to be measured in eyeballs, usage, revenue etc. That's (understandably) the corporation's singular and limited view, the rest of us should not adopt it as the only possible one.

  21. Aug 2022
    1. 如果我的学生有自己的手机,我会希望他们不要像一般的孩子那样贬抑自己的创造力去只做一个网游和逗乐短视频的消费者。手机是我们这个时代的利器,它是洪堡的气压计、达尔文的捕虫网、斯文赫定的素描册、保罗索鲁的记事本,也是游牧教室中问题与材料的挖掘机。拍下自己看不懂的文本!拍下自己随手写的文字!拍下任何让你印象深刻的场景!录下自言自语!录下念诗的语气!


  22. Jun 2022
    1. What they're saying: "Because of this ground-breaking lawsuit, Meta will — for the first time — change its ad delivery system to address algorithmic discrimination," U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Damian Williams said in a statement.
    1. Critical Ed Tech Scholars Alliance (CETSA), a grassroots group of educators working in higher ed

      Where exactly is this group? They don't seem to have an online presence.

  23. Apr 2022
    1. Hence, to keep things balanced, I think we should constantly oppose the anti-competitive behavior by tech giants and start using Mozilla Firefox (in whatever capacity, even as a secondary browser).

      This is an interesting argument as to what individual users can do to keep Firefox alive. But the biggest dent on anti-competitive behavior should come from well enforced proper anti-trust regulations the way Europe is doing it. How can browser users contribute to this?

    1. ellem52Op · 17 days ago   There have been some amazing apps with small teams in the past. Three that jump out to me are Xobni, Mailbox, and Accompli. All three were bought by huge companies. Xobni got bought by Yahoo! who shut it down right after buying it. Mailbox by Dropbox who almost immediately dropped it - what a waste. Accompli is actually the mobile version of Outlook. (Like ToDo is actually Wunderlist.)TickTick has that same feel to me, like they're waiting for someone like Apple, or MS to buy them.

      Ohhh yeah that definitely makes things far more concerning. Not only do I like having apps that are independent and focused on improving their products, and I definitely wouldn't want Todoist to be bought out by a bigger company, the history of these acquisitions would not inspire any confidence in their long-term stability. I never even heard of these apps before.

    2. I've used a lot of these apps. RTM is actually my favorite but like MinimaList it's essentially closed to itself. Microsoft ToDo (nee Wunderlist) was actually pretty good too but the mixing of work/home was not something I wanted.

      I believe RTM is "Remember the Milk." I have heard this brought up a few times and the name is kind of odd, which makes me even more curious about what's special about it.

      Before moving to Todoist, I used Microsoft To Do, but I wanted something more. I used TickTick for a bit but I barely remember anything from it. Todoist was the one that clicked with me.

      On a side note, MinimaList is such a cute pun.

  24. Mar 2022
    1. ¿Deberíamos crear algo así para HackBo?

      Una de las cosas importantes es pensar en cuando le damos curso a estos pensamientos. Al comienzo, quizás lo más conveniente es pensar en vida, más que en ayudar a morir. Otras metáforas como compostaje podría ser más convenientes.

    1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTSEr0cRJY8

      Starts out with four and a half minutes of anti-crypto and Web3 material. Presumably most of her audience is in the web3 space.


      Neocities: http://neocities.org

      The Yesterweb: http://yesterweb.org

      Marginalia Search: https://search.marginalia.nu/explore/random

      It [the IndieWeb] is so so queer. Like it's super gay, super trans, super good.

      The indie web also questions tech solutionism which often attempts to solve human problems by removing the human element. But easily the most remarkable and powerful thing about the internet is the ability it has to connect us with one another.

    1. Technology itself is culture, and a phone or a laptop or an algorithmic feed is in itself a cultural object just as worthy of analysis, critique, and serious attention as any piece of artwork or fashion trend.

      See technology more critical -- it shapes culture more so than anything else these days. And every tech product is deliberately designed to be the way it is.

    1. “Twitch’s leadership is uncomfortable with mid-level and lower level employees pushing for change,”

      Please name one larger tech company where questioning leadership is encouraged.

    2. The exodus began last year, when more than 300 employees left, and so far 60-plus people have walked out the door in 2022, according to a Bloomberg analysis.

      Note that for huge tech companies like Amazon that's not necessarily unexpected. About 15% of people change their job every year.

    1. turning to SMS-based services for technical support that allows them more easily to adopt new crops and growing techniques, with benefits for both natural resources and household income and nutrition.
    2. e delivering real-time weather data to vegetable farmers via SMS. In West Africa, private companies such as Ignitia are expanding the accuracy and precision of SMS weather alerts to remote farmers.
    3. as more people in emerging economies connect to mobile networks, and apps designed to collect and share agricultural information become increasingly accessible.
    4. by investing in new technologies that enable farmers to connect with information and institutions that can decrease uncertainty and mitigate risk.
    1. Precision agriculture
    2. Farmers are also connected to agronomists and technologiststhrough the platform to help them develop advanced farming protocolsand automate their farming practices
    3. blockchain
    4. These nanosensors would be able to detectminor changes in the plant ranging from temperature to growth impactby soil acidity to pest infestations and diseases
    5. appropriate levels of machine intelligence required
    6. Automation requires different domains of informa-tion technologies such as perception (sensing and data acquisition),reasoning and learning (mathematical and statistical methodologies),communication (delivery platforms such as wireless and local areanetwork), task planning and execution (involving control logic, roboticsand flexible automation workcells), and systems integration (providingcomputation resources and capabilities of system informatics, model-ling and analysis). Successful implementation of automation wouldrequire more research into the different domains and how they can beintegrated to achieve system optimization
    7. Another area that requires muchattention is in the implementation of automation
    8. internet-driven agriculture, technology-driven food wastemanagement (zero waste food processing) as well as platform tech-nology to develop alternative and unconventional food sources
    9. lanting tech-nologies such as chemical fertilizers, pest and weed contro




  25. Feb 2022
    1. good tools enhance invisibility
    2. A good tool is an invisible tool. By invisible, I mean that the tool does not intrude on your consciousness; you focus on the task, not the tool.
    1. Amid seemingly intractable problems here on Earth, a vision of the future can resemble a life raft, and in the absence of viable alternatives, substanceless promises of space travel, crypto-utopias, and eternal life in the cloud may become the only things to look forward to.

      Is that a bad thing, to have something to look forward to? It implies that new technological inventions are the only way to make progress, but it is undeniably progress. Not everyone will hold this view, and no one should force it upon you. So why are people constantly criticing "techno-utopia" views instead of creating and moving towards their own visions of the future?

    2. as if he could see his own bright future unfolding before him.

      He did see a bright potential before him, and that's precisely why he had a change at succeeding. I don't like the latent criticism about innovation in this article, it feels mostly like envy to me.

    1. If the past two years have taught us anything, it’s to be wary of optimism.

      This goes quadruple for tech optimism over the past 15+ years.

    1. Preventing cheating during remote test-taking:https://pluralistic.net/2020/10/17/proctorio-v-linkletter/#proctorioSpying on work-from-home employees:https://pluralistic.net/2020/07/01/bossware/#bosswareSpying on students and their families:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robbins_v._Lower_Merion_School_DistrictRepossessing Teslas:https://tiremeetsroad.com/2021/03/18/tesla-allegedly-remotely-unlocks-model-3-owners-car-uses-smart-summon-to-help-repo-agent/Disabling cars after a missed payment:https://edition.cnn.com/2009/LIVING/wayoflife/04/17/aa.bills.shut.engine.down/index.htmlForcing you to buy official printer ink:https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2020/11/ink-stained-wretches-battle-soul-digital-freedom-taking-place-inside-your-printerSpying on people who lease laptops:https://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2012/09/ftc-halts-computer-spyingBricking gear the manufacturer doesn’t want to support anymore:https://memex.craphound.com/2016/04/05/google-reaches-into-customers-homes-and-bricks-their-gadgets/

      This is some really troubling developments for all first world people, especially educators

  26. Jan 2022
    1. Technological solutions to social problems seem quicker, cheaper, and simpler to implement than larger social changes.

      Tech solutionism can often seem useful because it appears to be cheaper, simpler, and easier to implement than making more difficult choices and larger, necessary social changes.

      One needs to always ask what is the real underlying problem? What other methods are there for potential solutions? What are the knock-on effects of these potential solutions. Is the particular solution really just a quick fix or bandaid? Once implemented how will one measure the effects and adjust after-the-fact?

    2. Current approaches to improving digital well-being also promote tech solutionism, or the presumption that technology can fix social, cultural, and structural problems.

      Tech solutionism is the presumption that technology (usually by itself) can fix a variety of social, cultural, and structural problems.

      It fits into a category of problem that when one's tool is a hammer then every problem looks like a nail.

      Many tech solutionism problems are likely ill-defined to begin with. Many are also incredibly complex and difficult which also tends to encourage bikeshedding, which is unlikely to lead us to appropriate solutions.

    1. NVIDIA, AMD Radion, BlackMagic Design and Lenovo

      I suggest proposing only the names " Nvidia" and "AMD" as companies that make graphic cards. Possibly add "Intel".

      I would suggest to remove "Radion" (I believe you are referencing the "Radeon" line of cards by AMD.

      Also BlackMagic Design does not produce, I believe, graphic cards.

      Lenovo seems to but I would also remove as I have never heard of these used in video editing.

    1. When a product manager trusts that the engineers on the team have the interest of the product at heart, they also trust the engineer’s judgment when adding technical tasks to the backlog and prioritizing them. This enables the balanced mix of feature and technical work that we’re aiming for.

      Why is it so common for engineering teams to be mistrusted by other parts of the business?

      Part of that is definitely on engineers: chasing the new shiny, over-engineering, etc.

      That seems unlikely to account for all of it, though.

  27. Dec 2021
    1. In order to truly have checks and balances, we should not have the same people setting the agendas of big tech, research, government and the non-profit sector. We need alternatives. We need governments around the world to invest in communities building technology that genuinely benefits them, rather than pursuing an agenda that is set by big tech or the military. Contrary to big tech executives’ cold-war style rhetoric about an arms race, what truly stifles innovation is the current arrangement where a few people build harmful technology and others constantly work to prevent harm, unable to find the time, space or resources to implement their own vision of the future.

      She's talking about monopolies here. How can we break the monopolies of big tech?

      Here again is an example of the extreme power of granting corporations the ability to be protected as "people".

  28. Nov 2021
    1. Transformação Digital da concepção à entrega

      The best company for software development in Brazil.

    1. What resources are powering our projects and how do we manage those resources? Are we willing to approach our work with a set of values that centers several generations after us? And how do we do that?What protections do we need to fight for in the workplace to hold companies accountable around climate justice goals?How do we measure our impact on the climate crisis?Are we willing to sundown projects if mitigating their negative impact on the environment is impossible or creates little impact?

      great questions

    1. You.com’s big differentiating feature is that it lets people influence which sources they see. You can “upvote” and “downvote” specific categories, so when you run searches, you’ll see preferred sources first, neutral searches next, and downvoted sources last.


      Just… FYI.

      All you need to do is give users more control.

  29. Oct 2021
    1. The computer world is not just technicality and razzle-dazzle.  It is a continual war over software politics and paradigms.  With ideas which are still radical, WE FIGHT ON. We hope for vindication, the last laugh, and recognition as an additional standard-- electronic documents with visible connections.

      El mundo de la informática no es sólo tecnicismo y deslumbramiento. Es una guerra continua por la política y los paradigmas del software. Con ideas todavía radicales, seguimos luchando. Esperamos la reivindicación, la última carcajada, y el reconocimiento como un estándar más: documentos electrónicos con conexiones visibles. /// Comentar con la traducción como un modo de estar completamente de acuerdo con este definición. Muchas veces hemos dicho, no es la tecnologia perse lo que nos mueve, es la apropiación social de esta y las implicaciones que tiene en nuestro habitar politico, social, cultural etc del mundo.

  30. Jul 2021
    1. consumer friendly

      Including the "consumer" here is a red herring. We're meant to identify as the consumer and so take from this statement that our rights and best interests have been written into these BigTech-crafted laws.

      But a "consumer" is different from a "citizen," a "person," we the people.

    2. passage in March of a consumer data privacy law in Virginia, which Protocol reported was originally authored by Amazon

      From the article:

      Marsden and Virginia delegate Cliff Hayes held meetings with other large tech companies, including Microsoft; financial institutions, including Capital One; and non-profit groups and small businesses...

      Which all have something at stake here: the ability to monitor people and mine their data in order to sell it.

      Weak privacy laws give the illusion of privacy while maintaining the corporate panopticon.

  31. Jun 2021
    1. The emphasis was made on a raw CDP protocol because Chrome allows you to do so many things that are barely supported by WebDriver because it should have consistent design with other browsers.

      compatibility: need for compatibility is limiting:

      • innovation
      • use of newer features
    1. so by adopting git installations with latest source code you're effectively agreeing to go bleeding-edge. I would assume that means you're ready for any breaking changes and broken installations, which is what happened here.
  32. May 2021
    1. LocationManager can provide a GPS location (lat,long) every second. Meanwhile, TelephonyManager gives the cellID=(mmc,mcc,lac,cid) the radio is currently camping on. A cellID database[1], allows to know the (lat,long) of each CellID. What is left is to draw the itinerary (in red) and, for each second, a cellID-color-coded connection to the cell.

      To design such a map, one needs to use these 2 Android components:

      • LocationManager - provides a GPS location (lat,long) every second
      • TelephonyManager - provides a cellID=(mmc,mcc,lac,cid) the radio is currently camping on

      and cellID database to know the (lat,long) of each cell ID.

    1. I’ve probably spent too much time standing around at receptions, drinking bad white wine to get me through yet another twenty-eight year old from the Cato Institute droning about how the completely new paradigm of data-ownership is going to ‘fix privacy’. (These guys are a menace. Even in Brussels!)

      A set related to the tech bro toxic culture.

      Interesting that libertarianism only seems to liberate a select few and not all.

    2. The problem with US Big Tech is bigger, deeper – iceberg-dimensioned, you might say – and not even remotely blockchain-sized or shaped. Leslie Daigle has described the consolidation of the entire Internet stack under the hierarchical and totalizing business models of US tech firms as “climate change for the Internet’. If we don’t fix it, I personally do not believe we will be able to fix much else. That’s why my life’s work is helping to fix it. And by fix, I mean destroy.

      I want this career!

  33. Apr 2021
    1. Valleyspeak

      "Spaces" is not an official entry here, but svdictionary is a good resource for all sorts of technical jargon common in the valley, and the site itself gives plenty of insight into the internal culture at these companies. Interested readers will also appreciate this guardian article from 2019 which covers a bunch of commonly used silicon valley terms.

  34. Mar 2021
    1. It’s the usual Silicon Valley sleight-of-hand move, very similar to Uber reps claiming drivers aren’t “core” to their business. I’m sure Substack is paying a writer right now to come up with a catchy way of saying that Substack doesn’t pay writers.
    2. So Substack has an editorial policy, but no accountability. And they have terms of service, but no enforcement.

      This is also the case for many other toxic online social media platforms. A fantastic framing.

    1. Ce site fournit une liste non-exhaustive des outils Open Source utilisables pour des projets de démocratie participative.

  35. Feb 2021
    1. However, banning him opens a very dangerous precedent, making the US more like a dictatorship... more like China. Also it's not effective. Those who were silenced will only have more motivation, and the risk of terrorism is greatly increased. The people must decide what is true. Not big companies. Individuals must be able to express their beliefs. Bot accounts must be banned, but real individuals must not. If you think a group of people is a bunch of idiots who believe fake news, then, tough, that's democracy for you. Maybe it means that your government is not investing enough in education and welfare to properly educate and give hope to those people.
    2. I oppose the banning of Donald Trump and his non-violent believers/content from social media platforms such as Facebook Twitter, YouTube and Amazon. I feel (irrationally?) Trump is arrogant and disgusting as a person. I like some of his anti-CCP policies, but not sure I'd vote for him. The "USA First" stance is particularly damaging as it scares USA allies away. I don't think there's enough evidence for the electoral fraud allegations, but I haven't researched the court cases extensively. However, banning him opens a very dangerous precedent, making the US more like a dictatorship... more like China. Also it's not effective. Those who were silenced will only have more motivation, and the risk of terrorism is greatly increased. The people must decide what is true. Not big companies. Individuals must be able to express their beliefs. Bot accounts must be banned, but real individuals must not. If you think a group of people is a bunch of idiots who believe fake news, then, tough, that's democracy for you. Maybe it means that your government is not investing enough in education and welfare to properly educate and give hope to those people. I'm against violence.
    1. AWS can even terminate or suspend its agreement with a customer immediately under certain circumstances as it did in 2010 with Wikileaks, pointing to violations of AWS’ terms of service.
    2. The swiftness with which Amazon acted shouldn’t come as a shock. Companies have been disclosing details about their deals with Amazon that warn of these kinds of sudden discontinuations for years.
    3. The incident demonstrates a type of power that Amazon wields almost uniquely because so many companies rely on it to deliver computing and data storage.