New blog post wrapping up the last week: https://www.humming-rain.com/2018/06/17/week-wrap-up-11-june-2018-17-june-2018/
YES, I AM FAT.
THE DRAGONS ARE BACK IN TOWN
happy fathers day if your dad sucks i'm your dad now. i'm so proud of you
pol, computer science, silly Show more
a stateless society
that's a society based only on it's inputs
New Post on my blog!: Liminal Life Space: Jobs Edition https://www.humming-rain.com/2018/06/17/liminal-life-space-jobs-edition/
This is very important:
"Article 13 of the Copyright Directive will force internet platforms (social networks, video sites, image hosts, etc.) to install upload filters to monitor all user uploads for copyrighted content, including in images – and thus block most memes, which are usually based on copyrighted images.
It will come down to every single vote. (...) The NGO EDRi has made a list of key swing votes: https://edri.org/files/Copyright_JURI_MEPs_undecided.pdf."
This will affect #Fediverse.
So, here's a couple of decisions made by algorithms already used by YouTube for a very similar purpose.
You tell me if this makes sense.
1. NASA's Official Mars Landing Video Got Taken Off YouTube Over Bogus Copyright Claims
"The Curiosity Rover may have landed safely on the surface of Mars, but like all good things, it's not invulnerable to completely bogus takedown requests.
(...)[T]he video was rendered unavailable due to a copyright claim by Scripps Local News."
2. YouTube Identifies Birdsong As Copyrighted Music
"I make nature videos for my YouTube channel, generally in remote wilderness away from any possible source of music. And I purposely avoid using a soundtrack in my videos because of all the horror stories I hear about Rumblefish filing claims against public domain music. But when uploading my latest video, YouTube informed me that I was using Rumblefish's copyrighted content"
3. YouTube Content ID is flawed for Classical Musicians
"Content ID (...) often mismatches commercial classical recordings with original performances of the same classical music which are in the public domain. So when classical musicians post their original performances on YouTube, there will often be advertisements to monetize that video. The uploader is not the one who profits, but rather it's the record label that owns the rights to the commercial recording."
5. Youtube "silenced" John Cage's 4'33" (see pic)
Fun fact: 4'33" *is silent*:
Looks like silence is now copyrighted.
So. Call your MEP or e-mail them, now. The vote in the commission is June 20th. We only need to flip one vote:
Gopher talk (DRM and stuff) Show more
We don't need more #DRM in our lives. We don't need more very complex software that no one understands.
Simple software, when possible, is better software.
bad feels about PDX Pride Show more
"Briar Rose, why aren't you at Pride?"
* The trans march got physically attacked by neo-fascists and no one from the main Pride event even mentioned it
* I walked into Pride and saw a giant cop tent flying blues live matter flags pictured below
* After I left, a queer youth seeing the same cop tent flipped one of the cops tables over and was arrested to the cheers of other Pride participants
Honestly, the corporatism isn't even that big a deal to me
It concerns me that most of the "all trans girls/women are valid" images that I see include only illustrations of girls/women who could "pass" for cis. It would be nice to see illustrations that include those of us who can't get HRT, can't afford clothes or makeup, etc. Perhaps I'll draw one myself this week. #girlslikeus
I present: Star Wars in 8 MB.