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Luka Prinčič
luka@sonomu.club

i have to say that I love practicaltypography.com/typogr

and I used their recommendations on free fonts and changed them on my eink reader (boox) and I'm really enjoying reading. i also changed them in libre office writer and wow, what a change. I almost want to claim that I'm better motivated in writing.

January 26, 2024
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Hylke 🍵
hbons@mastodon.social

saying "I was wrong" in meetings: boring. puts the blame on you.

"I hallucinated": modern. shows you're using the latest tech. it's not your fault you're wrong.

January 16, 2024
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Attie Grande
attie@chaos.social

I've just stumbled on this project, and it looks incredible!

I've never heard of "Snapshot GNSS", but conceptually, you just "listen" to the signal, and record it... then deal with the processing later (potentially off-device). No need for a full fix, no almanac, etc...

Wake times measured in milliseconds(!)

> Needs only 12 ms of signal reception for a fix

github.com/SnapperGPS

January 19, 2024
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Dr. jonny phd
jonny@neuromatch.social

CSCW and HCI people will spend years trying to design a digital collaborative system for finding consensus, evaluating analog rankings, representing shifting opinions over time, etc., but I just watched someone do fluid, iterative voting by moving rectangles around on a powerpoint slide and it worked perfectly first try with no explanation. So maybe we already have all the software we need and that On The Turing Completeness of Powerpoint just didn't go far enough.

January 18, 2024
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niconiconi
niconiconi@mk.absturztau.be

Fun fact: Just like microcontrollers, the fuse bits in desktop CPUs can occasionally get loose, causing single-bit flips. This is likely responsible for many strange CPUIDs in the wild, some reported cases include "GenuineIotel" CPUs [1] and a "Intel Core i4" CPU. [2]

[1]
https://twitter.com/InstLatX64/status/1101230794364862464
[2]
https://www.bilibili.com/video/BV13t4y127TX

January 17, 2024
thm shared a status by gfsc
Geeks for Social Change
gfsc@social.gfsc.studio

New blog post: The craftsperson and the scientist gfsc.studio/blog/2024/craftspe

We analysed two ways of working we've identified through our collaborative practice

January 17, 2024
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gwil
gwil@post.lurk.org

More than ever, we need networking protocols which are resilient, privacy preserving, bandwidth conserving, able to run on low-spec hardware, and not quite as preoccupied with being the global network for everyone ever.

We’re delighted to present Willow, a new family of peer-to-peer protocols that cater to just that niche. willowprotocol.org is a guide to those protocols, with full specifications, ~50 hand-drawn diagrams, illustrations, and comics, and much more besides.

Our thanks to @NGIZero for supporting this project!

January 17, 2024
thm shared a status by petersuber
petersuber
petersuber@fediscience.org

@OpenAlex () has a friendly new user interface.
openalex.org/

It's beautifully simple & should bring this powerful tool to more users.

Next time you have a research question, try it before or your other stand-bys. Or try both & compare.

* searches titles, abstracts, full-text
* takes keywords,
* 7 sort orders
* 39 built-in filters, inc for OA works
* indexes 250m+ works, 250k+ sources
* Data
* Open
*

January 13, 2024
thm shared a status by andrew_chou
Andrew Chou
andrew_chou@toot.cafe

somehow only found out about the forum for @malleablesys and it's everything I want when it comes to incredibly obscure and niche tech wandering 🥹 as though half of my browser tabs somehow found their way to a forum

January 14, 2024
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kcarruthers
kcarruthers@mastodon.social

“Your periodic reminder that less ice at the Arctic is consistent with a weaker jet stream that allows cold air to drift down into the Great Plains.

The frigid temps you're experiencing happen BECAUSE of a warming planet, not in spite of it.” Via Dr Steve Campbell from the other place

He later references climate.gov/news-features/unde

twitter.com/historian_steve/st

January 14, 2024
thm shared a status by vic
Vic
vic@howcyborgs.chat

10 ways to celebrate Aaron Swartz, who died in 2013:

-Subscribe to an RSS feed
-Start something online
-Make your online thing RSS friendly
-Learn to write / format in Markdown
-Publish something using a Creative Commons license
-Make a FOI / FOIA request
-Edit a Wikipedia article
-Map your neighborhood on OpenStreetMap
-Read an Open Access paper
-Check in with someone to see how they're doing

Humans are still the dopest thing about the . Cherish them and all they leave behind.

January 11, 2024
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Sargoth
sargoth@mastodon.social

Embrace being a weirdo who insist on talking about a very specific range of topics where any attempt to branch out into Not Those Topics will inevitably circle back to those topics, and this is just how it's gonna be

January 11, 2024
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Roland Meyer
bildoperationen@tldr.nettime.org
AI images and fascist propaganda

In recent weeks, we've seen a wave of AI-generated images of white, blonde families presented by neo-fascist online accounts as models of a desirable future. As disgusting as this is, it seems no coincidence that AI is being used for reactionary propaganda. Generative AI is structurally conservative, even nostalgic. Everything it produces is based on interpolating existing data. In a way, it’s a backward prediction: It makes plausible guesses on what could have been, based on images from the past. And unsurprisingly, these images are heavily biased in terms of the lack of representation of ethnic diversity, gender stereotypes and Western middle class aesthetic values. But while this is true for all AI models, different companies seem to deal with these biases in very different ways.
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January 10, 2024
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David Gasquez
davidgasquez@mastodon.xyz

What if Community Notes worked on top of Hypothesis?

web.hypothes.is

Community curated annotations for any URL.

Could it work?

January 10, 2024
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Jack Rusher
jack@berlin.social

One of my favorite things right now is Drumeo’s video series of drummers trying to create a drum part for a song they’ve never heard in a genre they don’t usually play. For example, here’s an older jazz/big band musician improvising drums for a Rob Zombie tune after one listen through a drumless version:

youtube.com/watch?v=_eO8Wy5a6t

January 05, 2024
thm shared a status by mixxx
Mixxx DJ Software
mixxx@floss.social

We don't want to get people too excited, but wouldn't it be cool if we released a new version soon? And it was like, over two years of work better

January 05, 2024