Nice to see solid progress being made on Mastodon's cross-instance account migration feature: https://github.com/tootsuite/mastodon/issues/177#issuecomment-455547349 -- essential for it to be considered truly decentralised imo.
The "hot backup" solution is even more interesting, but not holding my breath on that one...
This might well be the creepiest #Google page ever: All the purchases a user has ever done. If the user receives a confirmation email for a purchase they made, the user is not notified that Google collected and displays this piece of information in this page. There is no explanation why they are collecting all the purchases in one page, and apparently there is no way to opt out of this or even delete the purchases from the list.
Still boggles my mind: Toss a coin 256 times, noting if it's heads or tails, and convert the result into a binary number.
Congratulations, you've generated a Bitcoin private key, enabling you (after running it through a few more mathematical functions) to send and receive funds from anywhere in the world, with no central authority, no ties to your identity, no one to trust to keep your keys secure, and not even the requirement of an Internet connection. Just pure maths and cryptography...
Not too keen on the Microsoft monoculture that's been forming in frontend dev. Write code in a MS language (TypeScript) using a MS editor (VSCode) and publish to a MS platform (GitHub).
Each of these brings very powerful network effects, making it harder for competitors to enter the market, even if they're open source.
Puts too much power in the hands of Microsoft, and is just paving the way for anticompetitive behaviour a couple of years down the line.
Proud of my friend and his amazing and creative blog ;) For all black mirror lovers ;) https://adamj.eu/tech/2019/01/24/making-my-own-black-mirror-bandersnatch-easter-egg
New Black Mirror episode tomorrow 😆 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XM0xWpBYlNM
https://samharris.org/podcasts/drive-interview-peter-attia/ Very mindful podcast :) Really helps you to understand the power of mindfulness
Black Mirror? Gatwick Airport shut down and 100,000+ passengers' flights cancelled as unidentified drones are spotted flying across the airport. Military involved to try and track down the pilots, but no luck even after 24 hours. "Every time Gatwick tries to reopen the runway, the drones reappear".
"Amazon inadvertently sent 1,700 audio files containing recordings of Alexa interactions by a customer to a random person [...] “Using these files, it was fairly easy to identify the person involved and his female companion; weather queries, first names, and even someone’s last name enabled us to quickly zero in on his circle of friends,” according to the report. “Public data from Facebook and Twitter rounded out the picture.”"
So I am reading this book https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/241823.Women_Who_Run_With_the_Wolves and it is very interesting how the author using old folk stories to create this psychological healing and create this awareness for helping women understand themselves. Stories does have a healing powers.
Creative use case for micro-targeted ads. Was wondering what other unethical uses of this technology we'd see outside of politics.
Other "packages" offered include: "Influence your colleague to find a new job", "Influence your loved ones to stop eating meat", "Influence your ex-partner to settle the divorce out of court".
https://www.ted.com/talks/valarie_kaur_3_lessons_of_revolutionary_love_in_a_time_of_rage Honest and beautiful, thanks a friend who shared it ;)
Good article my friend shared with me about life strategies http://slatestarcodex.com/2018/12/03/book-review-evolutionary-psychopathology/
https://medium.com/10-game-hacks-in-10-weeks/food-choices-7-10-b358b2ad2c53 Talking about games, my friend creating one at the moment to help people to be more aware about food they eat ;) Let me know hat you think.
I like the idea that games can teach us about world ;) This is good though provoking game ;)
Very happy to discover that MALCOLM GLADWELL has a podcast. Not only amazing writer, but what a personality ;) http://revisionisthistory.com
Crazy, loving person :)
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