Ironically, the crosspost from 🐦 site shows very well how Twitter does things with "algorithms" and therefore borks, yet mastodon does it predictable and simple.

I like predictable and simple.

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RT @rabble
Interesting to read a Cato Institute libertarian write about what they think is anarchism in @TheHillTimes. It's not what i'd say but it's also mostly accurate. thehill.com/opinion/white-hous

RT @apa64
Let's resolve this once and for all, WITH ALGORITHMS!

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RT @mapillary
Today, we are announcing the extension of machine-generated detections to scene classes such as gas stations, toll stations, and parking lots. The scene classes will help cities and community groups speed up their mapping efforts.

Read more below!

blog.mapillary.com/update/2020

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New way to pay online in South Africa without an app, credit card, or using your data - Ozapp is a progressive web application that carries data cost - See how it works with QR codes at sowetanlive.co.za/business/mon

#technology #southafrica #banking #shopping #ozapp

Almost 5L grapejuice from our own vine. Very sweet, so I guess there are some benefits to the global warming🤔.

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Some bad news for folks who are fans of #uMatrix. It's being archived and no longer being developed :
github.com/uBlockOrigin/uMatri

Can't say I didn't see this coming since maintaining a plugin, particularly as an open source project, is often a thankless job with many personal down sides

I hope it can still continue, if not as uMatrix, then as something else. I really don't like to fiddle with uBlock Origin to get the same functionality

RT @poolski
@NotAFile @taintedavenue @chochosmx @colinmadland @Twitter In today's episode of "people use unconsciously biased data to train algorithms"

Twitter's "smart image cropping for previews"

RT @NotAFile
@taintedavenue @chochosmx @colinmadland @Twitter There you go

RT @michiels
That's a great insight. Maybe GitHub PRs should prioritize the tests on top? twitter.com/mgreiler/status/13

RT @mgreiler
A study by @sback_ & others shows that developers that review tests first significantly improve code quality & reduce bugs.

Why❓

Because they are 3x more likely to find bugs in test code.

And as tests are our safeguard, this in turn helps find production bugs. 🙏

'Nakomeling van familie die stinkend rijk geworden is met racisme als verdienmodel, spreekt zich uit tegen racisme'
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RT @Joop_nl
Koning spreekt zich in Troonrede uit tegen racisme bit.ly/33swp9j
twitter.com/Joop_nl/status/130

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Is there life floating in the clouds of Venus? - Telescope observations spy a gas high in the atmosphere of Venus that on Earth is made by microbes. bbc.co.uk/news/science-environ #BBC #TopNews

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So is that whole “post pictures of what you looked like 15-25 years ago and today” thing just a cheap way for Google and authoritarians to train their facial recognition AI or…?

3 I don't feel like a tinfoil nutcase. In NL, when I choose to wear a mask, i've a constant feeling of being judged. In DE, you don't have to make that choice. Which gives some peace of mind.

4 it is a broad effect, that allows some freedom: to sit in a Beergarten, to travel a tram, to relax at a campsite, which would otherwise be taken away, as a measure.

Even if mouth masks are technically not effective at filtering the virus, the symbolism works. For me.

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