Okay, I've tried everything else, let's see what happens here. I'm a 56yo IT professional currently facing age discrimination in the job market. My skills are proven and broad. I can do operations, project management, service delivery; am versed in multiple OSs, monitoring systems, ticketing platforms. I'm a technical writer and published author. I'm willing to relocate pretty much anywhere for a job that pays enough to cover my mortgage. I need employment by Sept 30. CV on request. #job #dayjob
"There is no amount of regulation, transparency, or oversight that will fix the dangers inherent in widespread face surveillance. Only a full ban — a federal ban, covering the use of facial recognition by government agencies, in public places, and in public contracts with private entities — can prevent our nightmares from becoming reality." https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/evangreer/dont-regulate-facial-recognition-ban-it
Seattle GNU/Linux Conference Call for Papers is OFFICIALLY OPEN! June 25 - August 11!
Won't you join us? We are a wonderful OSS conference in our SEVENTH year!
🚨 Foreigners crossing certain Chinese borders are being forced to install malware on their Android phones.
"The malware downloads a tourist’s text messages, calendar entries, and phone logs, as well as scans the device for over 70,000 different files." https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/7xgame/at-chinese-border-tourists-forced-to-install-a-text-stealing-piece-of-malware
Raspberry PI 4 Released - Complete specs and pricing - nixCraft
Raspberry Pi 4 released. It is a comprehensive upgrade to provide a PC-like performance with 4 core CPU+4GB ram running on forthcoming Debian Linux 10.
The ENIAC Programmers: how women invented modern programming and were then written out of the history books
The Chinese government appears to have launched a major new internet crackdown, blocking the country’s citizens from accessing The Intercept’s website other Western news organizations. https://theintercept.com/2019/06/07/china-bans-the-intercept-and-other-news-sites-in-censorship-black-friday/
“Most of the services we have are meant to be federated. The net was designed for it...This is the intended goal of the little gesture I call FreedomBox: the manufacture of simple, inexpensive, self-administrating servers, " says Eben Moglen.
WATCH: "Eben Moglen - Why Freedom of Thought Requires Attention"
Combating disinformation with more information instead of censorship in Taiwan -
Where’s my surprised face? #thenorthface via it’s ad agency #leoburnett replaced fotos of certain places on Wikipedua with ones containing The North Face products and bragged about how this had to be done in sneaky ways to not have Wikipedia editors note this. https://wikimediafoundation.org/2019/05/29/lets-talk-about-the-north-face-defacing-wikipedia/
First problems with #prusa mk3s, Firmware 3.7.1 broke the filament loading. Downgraded to 3.5.2 and it's working again. https://github.com/prusa3d/Prusa-Firmware/issues/1873
We've got a blog post that explains our views & reaction to #GItHub's new #Sponsors program & related initiatives. We're concerned that it (so far) ignores key governance issues for #FOSS projects related to funding. https://sfconservancy.org/blog/2019/may/23/github-sponsors/ #Sustainability #FOSSSustainability