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"My biggest advantage in the [upcoming World Championship] match is that I am better at chess" - Magnus Carlsen in New in Chess Magazine 2021#7

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@stux

Well, looks like it is time for the FSF to do the main thing it is charity money is used for, suing companies that cross them.

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It is official. Facebook's new name will be Zuckerworld. Unfortunately that's all we know right now, as the press release is written in Zuck, a language the world populations still has to be able to properly understand.

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"You and I, dear reader, have built up an incredible amount of institutional knowledge about how to deal with broken computers. We’ve effectively had to reverse engineer half the software we’ve encountered to figure out just where to prod it to make it do the thing you asked."

Software developers have stopped caring about reliability
drewdevault.com/2021/10/17/Rel

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It's frustrating how cryptocurrency has poisoned all conversation about decentralization.

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not sure how google assistant found out my internet bills are due on the 15th but .... thanks for the reminder???

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Facebook is doing research in AI & #endtoend encrypted messages, to analyze & target ads on them.

How an AI can determine you are trying to buy designer shoes, but your private discussion about health or politics won't leak?

We have no clue either.

engadget.com/facebook-analyze-

@hyperlinkyourheart I apologize but I'm not used to spaces yet, and when I joined the space it says they aren't any rooms. Is there something wrong on my side it are there really no rooms yet?

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@aral this article linked interesting too computer.rip/2021-04-03-use-co

It's about a general database program and how programmers have given up on creating such things.

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“The hacker ethos once championed as a method of subverting prevailing power has become at last its greatest lieutenant … I am not hoping for programmers to organize as a class, not anytime soon – you dudebro losers haven't got the guts – but good software simply won't be possible until we accomplish at least that much. There will never be the time or money to satisfy the guarantees our ethics require until we demand them with all the power we possess.”

garbados.github.io/my-blog/sof

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The lesson of this story (of a Catholic blog using commercially resold Grindr data to out a gay priest) is *either* that anonymised data can always be de-anonymised (pretty much the intuition of lots of experts I know), or, less generally, you can't expect an org that benefits from selling other people's data to calibrate how much they should spend on anonymising.
twitter.com/josephfcox/status/

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The Head of Strategy at Muse Group has now threatened someone publicly on the basis of their immigration status: web.archive.org/web/2021071911

This has NO place in free software and I'm ashamed and embarrassed on their behalf.

This is the same company involved in the wildly unpopular Audacity takeover: theregister.com/2021/05/07/aud

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