The average walking speed increases as city size increases!
Amazing fact from this paper http://www.pnas.org/content/pnas/104/17/7301.full.pdf
South Wales police are using facial recognition technology that has a rate of 92% false positives (!)
Remember what Stallman did ~30 years ago when proprietary software dominated, he didn't recommended abstinence he came up with a positive answer aka Free Software. We need to do the same with today's evolving technology (cloud, saas, IoT, whatever). Ignoring it will change nothing we have to get engaged and shape it in a freedom and privacy respecting way.
Am seeding vier webRTC torrent app on fast home broadband two videos:
Am looking for some feedback to see if my seed's are added to the swarm, can you try to watch them and tell me the number of peers and try and download them as torrents and tell me if you see my seeds.
This is both fantastic and scary https://clickclickclick.click just click you know you wont to.
@charlag Here's an example on a New York City rooftop. They're growing strawberries on one of the most densely packed areas
That's a lot of growing area in a relatively small space
"I love that illustrations have become such a key part of the tech branding landscape. But here's an observation: tech illustrations often feature the same sets of things: young, white people (usually men), surrounded by gadgets, with a cup of coffee, in a beautiful tech world."
Love these inclusive design explorations! http://byalicelee.com/wordpress/
The UK has led the world in one of the biggest moves we have seen in the fight against corruption for years and the fight against anonymous corporations. More than half of the companies named in the Panama Papers were registered in the UK’s Overseas Territories.
Sometimes you climb the Shard and sometimes you get stuck in and campaign for a decade (or longer). There is a need for diversity of tactics.
I feel bad that we as Tusky were not prepared to take new users. We basically have no onboarding flow because we've never expected people to join mastodon through us. People are used to do everything though the apps, though.
Decade of training people to search things through app stores has huge effect. That's going to be a problem for PWAs too.
That's a big problem for free software.
Over the past four days there has been a City Nature Challenge between over 60 cities globally to spot and record the most wildlife.
More than 350,000 wildlife records have been created and 10,000+ people have been involved. I find this strangely moving: lots of interconnected people who care about #biodiversity and in this case spending a little time creating a record in an app.
However I'm missing some things--can you help me find them?
I want to talk more about people, working with them, their limitations and potential. I want to talk about #governance, #facilitation, #voting, #cognitivebiases and other concrete things that can be tried (and falsified) in #groups.
Let me know if you're interested, or boost if you think you have followers who are interested.
The Atlantic takes a closer look at how Slack managed to create a more diverse tech team than most other US tech companies, e.g.:
- recruit via training programs focused on women, black and Latino engineers
- ditch whiteboard interviews
- wipe personal identifiers from code reviews
- standardize interview questions
- perform "mock interviews" with existing hires.
In the South Pacific "many island dwellers see themselves as living not in the confined space of islands but in the vast space of archipelagoes in the boundless expanses of the sea"
On the islands being lost to changing climate: "We've had the funeral for that island—it's over. But you need to save the others."
Hey mastodon admins, the 25th may is coming closer and so the #GDPR. I don't think the Data Protection Authorities will be a big problem at the moment, they are also overwhelmed by the new regulations and they would try to solve the problem in a favorable way before sanctioning an instance.
The real problem will be lawyers trying to gain money from instances which don't follow the regulations imposed by the GDPR. So the big question is, what do we need to do to comply these rules? #mastoadmin
"In the middle of winter I at last discovered that there was in me an invincible summer." Albert Camus
Founded on #4opens and moderated by an ethical code of conduct. Its a safe space for Campaigning and NGO groups to access their members via #openweb projects.
"We can't engage as communities, unless we have money. I can't even express how angry this makes me."
- an activist group using Facebook. People and organisations who feel this way are our initial targets.
We are launching two new Mastodon instances for activists and campaigners to aid communication of grassroot groups; putting social media back in our hands by providing a free, unfettered home for campaigners, NGO’s and activists to communicate among their peers and beyond.
This project is a way out of the restricted, algorithmic, for-profit mediation and commercialisation of communication we increasingly experience. If you do not pay to "boost" each post, a Facebook page will only reach 3-6% of members. This soon becomes an expensive drain on limited NGO and activist budgets.
Activists and campaigners alike are ready to shift their outreach away from the corporate social networks paid-per-view “walled gardens”.
Mastodon is the worlds largest free open source decentralised microblogging network; it’s thousands of unique, interconnected communities, filled with different people, interests, languages, and needs.
You’re free to join any community you like, or better yet, host your own, on your own terms. It remains possible for members of each to instance to interact with others.
There is no monopoly by a single commercial company, no ads, and no tracking.
We aim to help activism/campaigning groups to make this step now.
A note on Security and Privacy - these take a somewhat different shape within the #openweb. Have a read about our thoughts on the matter.