‘Zoom is malware’: why experts worry about the video conferencing platform
Let's be clear. The lack of focus on privacy and security, while a typical silicon valley flaw, was a choice of profit over security.
'datum' isn't a useful word, because since data isn't a countable noun, it can't be quantized down to any indivisible object other than a 'bit', which we already have a word for
i see 'datum' used by those knobbly academics to refer to e.g. a 'data point'. so is the y-coord of that point also a 'datum'? is the whole dataset also a 'datum' then, if a 'datum' can be a set? 'datum'??? more like dat-dumb !!!!!!
few lines of a pablo neruda poem
It would be an exotic moment
without rush, without engines,
we would all be together
in a sudden strangeness.
If we were not so single minded
about keeping our lives moving,
perhaps a huge silence
might interrupt this sadness
of never understanding ourselves.
Perhaps the earth can teach us
as when everything seems dead
and then proves to be alive.
covid, xr, ecofascism, advocating genocide
When confronted, they wrote a long line of tweets to defend this shit, which includes things like calling an anti-capitalist climate movement 'denialism'.
#extinctionrebellion just sank to a new low.
when i was an edgy teen, i thought that humans were stupid. then about age 20 i started being humble. now my extremely Nuanced position is that people are smart but suffer from so many unfortunate biases in thought that they are likely to act incredibly ignorantly unless they're confronted with clear information and placed into the right situation & context
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