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"I've never felt less in control of my own hardware"

Reminds of something I believe Tim Wu said, about how it feels like today's computing devices are "half for us, and half against us."

I'm reading "Deep Learning with Python", so far liking it a lot. - it explains how to get started with Deep Learning using the Keras library, and with just the bare minimum of theory needed :-)

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I studied urban planning in San Francisco, and I just gotta say, the answer to our urban transportation problems is not self driving cars or 'ridesharing' taxis, all of those things are the way that established tech cos attempts to replace and commodify public services. The real answer is less car traffic, more (and more accessible) busses and trains, and shared public transport priority streets with bike and ped priority streets too. And affordable tickets + paid operators of vehicles.

I'm pretty happy about my Fairphone :-) "Fairphone is now the first phone manufacturer that offers a phone and an operating system that supports auto-updating [F-droid]"

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@datatitian @dzuk @jbond @rysiek @alcinnz @aral Well, we also have to be careful to not "depend" on major corporate adoption as a sign of success. For a while, that appeared to be a win for XMPP, but I think nobody is saying that today...

@mmn Today we got our first proper snow! Yay :-) We had some earlier that melted away within 24 hours, but this should stay a bit longer hopefully :-)

@mmn I'm so jealous, still no snow here in southern Finland. Just darkness...

I started working at Aalto University this year and I can now walk to work. This was my view during my walk this morning (Otsolahti bay).

@Tobias I'm sorry to hear that :-( I remember Tony especially from my Friendica-days.

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Feedback greatly appreciated :) I'm proposing a talk about UX design in open source at a UX conference. I'm a bit intimidated bc I don't normally do UX conferences. What do you think:

"Open source technology is now mainstream. Technologies large and small that impact people all over the world are powered by open source platforms, libraries, and backends. There’s an urgent problem, though: open source has become synonymous with shockingly poor user experience (UX)." ... => cont

@marxistvegan Wow, it's going to take more than one coffee :-)

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We have to be careful not to end up in a situation like about 16 years ago when websites were optimized for certain browsers. These days it is not #Microsoft Internet #Explorer but #Google #Chrome. Now it's the time to act if you care about a free and open web. Refuse to use Google Chrome!

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@y6nH @muninn It's similar for me. I often even enjoy highly social events, like parties and conferences, but after that I also need some alone time to "recharge".

@Tobias Good morning, have fun at 34c3! I wish I could be there too :-)

@cwebber Hmm, I haven't heard about that before. Any links? Sounds interesting :-)

SciPy doesn't get enough props for what it has done for open science, I use it every day as a researcher (machine learning). Here is a recent article on LWN about SciPy:

@Gargron that's exactly my assessment as well.