This is such a cool thread
Because I was curious tonight...
English: "Once upon a time..."
Arabic: "There was, oh what there was (or there wasn't) in the oldest of days and ages and times..."
Armenian: "There was, there was not..."
Czech: "Beyond seven mountain ranges, beyond seven rivers..."
I'm not convinced that websites need algorithms to drive attention or that there is such a thing as ethical AI under capitalism... but Twitter appears to making good faith efforts at it by hiring some of the most renowned critics and putting them in charge. We'll see, I guess.
"How Twitter hired tech's biggest critics to build ethical AI"
Google and Massachusetts have installed an app without consent or notification
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TIL the city of Stockholm, led by Moderates, spent hundreds of millions on building proprietary "school platform" software, which took 6 years to ✌️complete✌️ and still sucks now, 9 years since they started.
Some computer-savvy parents made an open source alternative that people use instead, since it actually works and doesn't fail to log in 6 times out of 10 because the proprietary software peddlers don't understand async programming.
"he said auctioning the source code was the "natural thing to do" as a computer scientist."
how is that ever the natural thing to do, let alone for a computer scientist
like, maybe natural for a capitalist
Cycling is ten times more important than electric cars for reaching net-zero cities
Alfred Grévin, Male and Female Bathers with Umbrella
A push to archive the early history of jungle and drum and bass in East London (funded by the National Lottery and backed up by local library/archive services).
Definitely worth doing, so much of the whole rave culture in London, East Anglia and SE England of the 90s to 2000s has effectively been erased due to a conservative backlash against the drugs and hedonism it involved, although its co-opting by lad culture and car culture in the 90s didn't help at all...
music producer and programmer learning how to DIY electronics
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