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Massive Database Leak Gives Us a Window into China’s Digital Surveillance State prismo.news/posts/489

#2119 "Video Orientation" Show more

the most important think to know about mongodb is that you should probably use PostgreSQL unless you know you'll need certain mongodb-specific features that PostgreSQL can offer. in which case you should use CouchDB instead.

Sharing our Common Voices – Mozilla releases the largest to-date public domain transcribed voice dataset – The Mozilla Blog prismo.news/posts/414

The ‘Fairness and Transparency, towards responsible data science’ symposium on 5 March, from 13.00 to 17.00 in Leiden has free entry. Please register in advance at:

staff.universiteitleiden.nl/ne

Mastodon feature request!

Boosting a toot with link shortened URL automatically changes link and strips out the shortener

I just installed #Ubuntu Server in a VM and was really surprised that it offers you directly during installation to install some services... The second option is already #Nextcloud 🙂

#2116 ".NORM Normal File Format" Show more

Excellent explanation of a recent vulnerability in docker and other lightweight containers approaches.

twistlock.com/labs-blog/breaki

Apps makers are sharing sensitive personal information (Including ovulation-tracking and real estate apps) with Facebook but not telling users - Because its only intended to better target… #facebook theverge.com/2019/2/22/1823639

"If everything people do and every step they take is tracked, they lose the freedom to act independently of such oversight"

New book: The Metric Society

economist.com/books-and-arts/2

have you ever noticed that someone post a screenshot of text without providing an image description, preventing you from being able to read it? or maybe they posted a huge amount of text that just can't possibly be described with the image description feature?

simply tag @OCRbot in a direct reply to the image. it will download the image and scan it using tesseract OCR to output the text contained in the image!

because OCRbot runs on fedi.lynnesbian.space, it has a character limit of 65535, so even the longest images should work OK!

check the reply to this image to see it parsing the attached screenshot!

Phew, more time consuming than I expected.

The Radboud University Big Data course Docker file now has an _Automated Build_ of its Docker image!

Impressive, isn't it?!
Now: well deserved time to 💤

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Mastodon

The "unofficial" Information Retrieval Mastodon Instance.

Goal: Make idf.social a viable and valuable social space for anyone working in Information Retrieval and related scientific research.

Everyone welcome but expect some level of geekiness on the instance and federated timelines.