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Massive Database Leak Gives Us a Window into China’s Digital Surveillance State

#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

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:

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 🙂

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

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

"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

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, 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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The "unofficial" Information Retrieval Mastodon Instance.

Goal: Make 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.