Using Slack for organizing or activism? You should be aware of the ways it can fall short in protecting your security. https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2018/02/revolution-and-slack
emacs: good at lots of things, bad at displaying really long lines
2017 was the year of taking TensorFlow and publishing training sets for it and calling it "deep learning"
2018 will be the year of shoving merkle trees into every god damn thing we can and calling it a blockchain
If you want to crawl Mastodon activity stats, here is my script to do it. Takes only about a minute or two. https://gist.github.com/Gargron/a680360806eeb9febe5b56d9662de312
@skellat @clacke @feld @Gargron meh. Point taken, but you're going to have that problem no matter what, and there are relatively simple solutions to it. Mirroring the parts of the npm registry you depend on, for example.
npm also changed its policies after that so an incident like that can't happen in the future.
@drequivalent @cwebber People already have computers in their bodies: pace makers, defibrillators, insulin pumps, cochlear implants, and etc. Karen Sandler recently spoke again about the topic in relation to her defibrillator: https://sfconservancy.org/news/2018/feb/02/lca2018/
She and people like her are out on the forefront of this, but perhaps people interested in wearable and elective body modification tech could join them to help make progress on these issues? That would be cool.
Identify: who are you?
Authenticate: prove who you are!
Authorize: I know who you are, here's what you're allowed to do.
(Noted for myself so I don't forget and so I use these terms correctly.)