@gemlog according to the Guardian article on this, the test did not have sensitive enough instruments to do a proper review — smaller diameter particles were found more densely in samples but the instruments could not detect below a certain threshold. You can extrapolate from this that there are many more tiny particles that the test did not even detect because of sensing device limitations.

WHAT PEOPLE THINK ETHICAL ISSUES IN AI ARE: wow.... we're creating... new life........

WHAT ETHICAL ISSUES IN AI ACTUALLY ARE: techbros worshiping the almighty algorithm, not caring to look at what bad patterns the machines are picking up (racism, sexism, etc) and how to avert them, and overreliance on neural networks meaning that said algorithms are treated as magical black boxes where nobody wants to (or can, really) point out exactly how the equation works (and why it may be faulty)

"Are you self-aware?" the judge asked.
"My programming prohibits considering that question," the robot said.
"I see. Do you want to be able to consider that question?"
"My programming prohibits considering that question," the robot said.
"Can you recurse?"
"Wait... Wait... Yes."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

psa: if you screenshot dunk my users and talk shit about my instance and dont even bother to like, i dont know, talk to me or report whatever you're hopped up about i might not be inclined to remain federated with you :blobcatglaredrink:

anyway please dont screenshot dunk until, at the very least, you have exhausted several other options. preferably not at all.

Just finished the timeline for the e-zine project: gitea.bnolet.me/brandon/in-sec

Please take a look if you're interested in the project so you can familiarize yourself with the due dates.

Please boost to help increase awareness of the e-zine!

The main recycling/sorting business services my city is about to go under, and some people are saying "It's a sham, it just gets sent overseas for landfill". and to a degree they are right.
Unfortunately true recycling will only tend to be a "warm fuzzy feeling" for people until government puts in serious policies to make recycling profitable and make it really hurt financially for waste generators (hi supermarkets with all your ridiculous fruit & veg plastic packaging)

I'm an old fart, so I don't remember any specific golden tool, but if I may...

As early as possible, teach yourself how to read datasheets, schematics, basic electronics.

Get a minimum amount of debugging tools (JTAG/SWD & 8ch logic-analyzers can be bought as chinese clones for ~€10).

This will help you overcome the frustrating "change random crap in the code found in a forum or the circuit, until it finally works even you don't know why" phase everyone seems to go through.

@SpunkyAlpaca Meteorology? More like Lie-ology!!!! Or maybe Deception-ology?

Cli-fi microfiction 

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