Cambridge Analytica, world politics, vote fraud
Fresh Cambridge Analytica leak ‘shows global manipulation is out of control’
New leak of 100.000 documents shows Cambridge Analytica involvement in 68 countries.
It's about time to fucking close Facebook (and other social media sites) for good.
learning spanish, failing at it
I just realized that I originally started to learn Spanish in January 2017 and I still don't speak Spanish because I just cannot keep up. :(
I mean sure it takes time to learn a language, hell it took me almost a decade to be good and fluent in English, but it is so much harder on my own.
Maybe I should search a language course?
Eine Drohnen-Licht-Schau statt einem Feuerwerk...
Als guter Deutscher lehne ich das aus folgenden Gründen ab:
* Es gibt keine Langzeitstudien zur Unbedenklichkeit von Drohnen.
* Wer soll das bezahlen?
* Was ist, wenn eine Drohne abstürzt und ein Kind verletzt?
* Die Steuerung der Drohnen per Funkwellen sind für stahlungssensible Menschen eine Zumutung und ein Risiko!
* Vögel und Insekten können irritiert oder gar verletzt werden!
* Drohnen verbrauchen im Gegensatz zu Raketen Strom!
For real like Bandcamp is exactly the kind of service we *hoped* the internet would give us: “hey, people make things, they set their own price inc. free, we provide the storefront, you buy it and the money goes to the creator, you get it in a DRM-free format and can play it however you want, we just make money to keep going & improving and aren’t a VC-funded nightmare company of rampant reckless growth that will do something nightmarish and implode.”
We need more media platforms like that.
TIL: Apache 2.4.30 has experimental ACME support meaning it can automatically retrieve and update certificates from Certificate Authorities such as Let's Encrypt!
Please help reducing waste during #36c3 and consider the following items for a more sustainable packing list, citing from the excellent list at :
- reusable coffee mug
- camping cutlery or spork: the food stalls give out single-use plastic cutlery
- reusable bottle to stay hydrated (German tap water is drinking water unless specified otherwise)
- for angel work: last year's lanyard with portrait-format card holder, to reduce waste
it's been a little over a year and I'm happy to announce that github learned nothing
PSA for bullgit.party users:
gab.com has been suspended / blocked from interacting with bullgit.party.
In case you missed: Grimes will voice a character in Cyberpunk2077! The Original Soundtrack will also include music from Refused, A$AP Rocky, Running the Jewels, Gazelle Twin, Ilan Rubin, Tina Guo, Nina Kravitz, and many more!
It's such a diverse music cast, I cannot wait to listen to it.
Thinking about this, I believe the algorithms that serve content and engagement are exactly why I feel so burned-out with social media. 10 years ago I could read twitter literally all day long and just enjoy it, or look at images on Instagram, but nowadays everyone shoves everything down my throat and it feels super exhausting.
Kinda like e-Mail feels exhausting due to spam and endless amounts of newsletters.
PSA: You can disable Google News on Android 8+.
1. Hold down finger on home screen and go to "Home Screen Settings"
2. Disable "Show Google App"
I've found myself looking into Google News (swipe to left on home screen) all the time and I really don't like the curated news because I ultimately get biased results, but I also couldn't stop looking into it.
I dont know about you, but IT Crowd was really forming for me.
For the first time on screen, I could see something that felt like a facet of me I enjoyed.
From the first joke, in episode one, with the boss having a picture of his face on his desk, to the magnificent
'and that thing on the floor'
'the hard drive?'
Season after season, the show delivered.
Quality research, from the RHEL kernel panic in the intro, to the RTFM t-shirt, to the coms room in the basement where the poor sod knows the light pattern by heart.
This was something I could relate to, and take to my nerd colleague and chat about.
I tought me a great deal of british english, most of the stuff I would watch before that were american english.
To this day still, many part are still relevant as I still work in IT.
People also do the IT Crowd jokes to me, too bad wenger is not there, because 'what a ludicrous display last night' was an evergreen one.
Somehow ended up in tech, currently doing DevOps & cloud stuff on AWS professionally.
bullgit.party is a instance for everyone who is part of bullgit. 🎉