Machine learning is a hotbed for racially biased decision making. Seemingly cute robots capable of calling police on supposedly “suspicious” people are no exception. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/01/police-robots-are-not-selfie-opportunity-theyre-privacy-disaster-waiting-happen
I'm just thinking about this blog post I wrote in 2018. Because even when Twitter makes a good decision, the first sentence comes to mind: Why does the entire world have to wait on the CEO of one US company to make a decision?
Say you want to test the effect of a libc patch on LibreOffice:
guix build libreoffice --with-patch=glibc=./my-glibc-tweak.patch
Granted, this example would contribute a fair deal to global warming, but the point is that this new option makes it easy to test patches:
@ajroach42 a depressingly large number of people think that computers (mobile devices included) "wear out" with age and use due to this phenomenon. The fact is that in the past 20 years or so that the reason the same computer is slower at doing the same tasks now compared to then is almost entirely due to surveillance and targeted marketing practices.
Even if you're not mining bitcoin literally most of the energy expended by most computers is driven by this BS.
Keep it up, keep on buying nothing for a few more hours, you're doing good, you can do it.
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