talking about machine learning datasets Show more

Do you help run a federated or decentralised service in Europe -- or know someone who does? Please pass this link on. It's the application to meet politicians to discuss how the EU's copyright filters (Article 13/17) will be implemented. I worry about a backroom deal struck between Facebook/Google that excludes the next generation of open Net services: ec.europa.eu/digital-single-ma .. Please speak up!

If you can't buy a member of Congress you're working class.

Tending to your #privacy is like making sure you have your #vaccination. Even if you have no particular personal risk, there are vulnerable people around you: Whistle blowers, human rights activists, investigative reporters, the wrongfully pursued. If everyone sells their privacy except a few, those few stand out and are cornered quickly. But if it is a societal norm to protect your privacy, these heroines and heroes of our time are protected as well.

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@celesteh Mine gives me stuff to sign a petition for, to the council and my MP. But it gives bike hangar information for, er, Wandsworth, not Waltham Forest ...

Hey can someone translate this to Spanish?

Attention. In solidarity with the Global Climate Strike, this office will be participating in a work stoppage from September 20th through the 27th. Except for emergency repairs and mediation, no work will be performed.

Thanks in advance!

My neighbors are scary classists, I want advice Show more

My neighbors are scary classists, I want advice Show more

hrt discussion, anti spiro Show more

I want to post this that @mxsiege shared with me a monthish ago and highly recommend it. Give yourself some time I at least couldn't put it down once I started and the entire afternooon was devoted to it. But It does have good chapter breaks so you can do it chunks too if you have better self time management skills than me :) sbnation.com/a/17776-football

politics, communications, media, misinformation Show more

@distel Yeah, I definitely feel like if this person were someone I really liked and admired, I wouldn't feel as impatient as I do.

But I also need to be able to communicate with people I don't like. Part of that is listening well. And I don't see her more than about once a week, so, it's not a big problem.

(Also she isn't a terrible person or anything. Just "rubs me up the wrong way" -- I can't put my finger on why.)

@distel I definitely slow down my speech for public speaking, but I haven't really tried in other situations; and when I'm doing public speaking I have a script.

There is someone I know as an acquaintance who speaks slowly and stutters, and I try to be patient and not annoyed. I don't actually like her very much so this is difficult, also I can't tell if I'm annoyed because I'm impatient or if I'm annoyed because I don't like her. So I treat it as practice in being kind.

Exams, writing, advice needed Show more

Exams, writing, advice needed Show more

Exams, writing, advice needed Show more

Exams, writing, advice needed Show more

@Pixley Satin paisley ankle boots sound a lot more fun and useful

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