Today's Dilbert strip is just brilliant 😂
"The Simulated World": https://dilbert.com/strip/2019-03-03
Massive Database Leak Gives Us a Window into China’s Digital Surveillance State https://prismo.news/posts/489
New #emacs #blog post: Smooth Video Game Emulation in Emacs: http://emacsninja.com/posts/smooth-video-game-emulation-in-emacs.html
Sharing our Common Voices – Mozilla releases the largest to-date public domain transcribed voice dataset – The Mozilla Blog https://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:
UN's David Kay about article 13: "a dangerous and unfortunate approach" (!)
(From birdsite, https://twitter.com/davidakaye/status/1100322738978373633)
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 https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/22/18236398/facebook-mobile-apps-data-sharing-ads-health-fitness-privacy-violation
"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 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!
Indie music 🎸
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.