A disturbing, viral Twitter thread reveals how AI-powered insurance can go wrong
"The vulnerability is baked into Apple Silicon chips, and cannot be fixed without a new silicon revision"
In praise of --dry-run https://www.gresearch.co.uk/article/in-praise-of-dry-run/ | https://lobste.rs/s/cwi2ly #dotnet #ml #programming
https://wkhtmltopdf.org/ is a great little tool, it is a command line utility that converts HTML to PDF using WebKit. The result is you get PDFs that exactly look like the web pages, and because it can do full CSS, you can use @media only print etc to fine tune stuff.
E.g. compare https://gkayaalp.com/vc.html vs. https://gkayaalp.com/vc.pdf, it's way better than what pandoc can do, plus pandoc botches the tables in that page. And I can use media queries to add navigation links only on the web page. The command line is very simple, see this makefile: https://gitlab.com/cadadr/cadadr.gitlab.io/-/blob/master/public/Makefile
The FBI has been working to undermine encryption for years. It’s got to stop. https://act.eff.org/action/speak-up-for-strong-encryption-rules-in-congress
I am loving the outrage in the US around Trump's campaign pre-checking checkboxes in donation newsletters, leading to people being tricked into donating every week or every month, instead of once.
At some point somebody will point out that it's the same kind of dark pattern that Microzon Facegoopple had been using for years to trick us into signing away our privacy online.
@tinyrabbit I remember there was a VPN like solution back in the day where you pay a fixed fee per month for an IP address and X speed to get around these problems. I can't remember the name of it, but if it's still out there it was very simple to setup their client and serve from that machine.
If it no longer exists, we need to make it
I made the SCP Conversion Project https://scp.karagory.com/ and that's about it.
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