I'm taking a break from being on @HackerRadioShow@twitter.com to focus on my last semester at school and applying for jobs, though I'll still be helping out with production behind the scenes. If you have any leads for entry-level positions in infosec please let me know!
I think some folks can't distinguish between chaotic good and lawful neutral
Fit bits are just Tamagotchis for adults but turns out you're the blob you're trying to keep alive.
I imagine that some day, effectively everything will be created by autonomous machines. Humans will be the intended consumers of the machines' wares. In the machines' quest to know how well they did, they will enslave all of humanity as forced labor focus groups, who endlessly participate in A/B tests until they die of exhaustion.
the skyscraper spire
filling up with snow
As I've grown older, I've really come to regret the lack of hedonism in my youth.
when the boss tells us to deprioritize fixing tech debt "so we can ship more product features"
So I realize I've been thinking of social networks as graph-based and set-based.
Graph-based means you follow other users and get a feed of their posts. (E.g. Facebook, Goople, birdsite, here).
Set-based means you are either in or out and if you're in, your feed is the same as everyone else who's in. (E.g. subreddits, mailing lists, USENET groups, web fora.)
I'm finding this to be a useful distinction.
Time Change (-) Show more
Man, I can already feel my emotional stability disintegrating.
The dark times are something I can definitely feel building as autumn progresses, but there's something about the fall time change that feels like falling off a cliff. It's like someone turns a spigot of free-form sadness and ennui hooked directly into my brain from a trickle to a full blast in less than 24 hours.
In case you missed it, switching.social has a search page for public domain eBooks:
It uses a custom DuckDuckGo search for ebooks in Gutenberg, Adelaide University, Wikisource, Gutenberg Australia, Gutenberg Canada, Faded Page, Standard eBooks, Runeberg.org, Lonnrot.net and dbnl.org
If you know of any other sources of PD eBooks, especially non-English sources, let me know.
Earth talk, negative Show more
One of the sadder things about the destruction of the planet is that most of the things causing it were put in place by people who were probably thinking about making life easier, safer, and more accessible - primarily plastic, which is the biggest oil product we have. For lower classes, plastic was a huge gain in a lot of way. Now, it’s kind of embedded into existence and propagated by people who only want profits, and how do we change it? Poor folk can’t afford to avoid it.
Now the President of the United States is putting his security, and maybe the security of the country, at the mercy of a bunch of crummy “consumer grade” telecom security protocols. Couldn’t be a better illustration of the phenomenon.
A few years ago a USG official asked a Microsoft rep why it mattered that consumer devices have strong encryption.
His reply: there’s no such thing as a “consumer device”. Our high-sensitivity customers (CEOs, politicians) use the same devices as everyone else.
IT & security for a US nonprofit. Photographer. Armchair futurist. Reluctant anti-utopian.
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