If you ever get sick or injured, the place to do it is at a single 40-50 something American hacker’s house, because if you think moms are stocked for disasters just wait for the guerrilla medicine we are ready to do on ourselves when there’s nobody to help or drive us, and also nobody to tell us to not hold our beer and watch the homemade stitches, or use the three year old stockpiled medication.
It’s hard not to say “AI” when everybody else does too, but technically calling it AI is buying into the marketing. There is no intelligence there, and it’s not going to become sentient. It’s just statistics, and the danger they pose is primarily through the false sense of skill or fitness for purpose that people ascribe to them.
If you could code any fictional technology from movies or books, what would it be?
British researchers have trained an artificial intelligence to recognize keystrokes by sound. A smartphone placed near a laptop served as the microphone. How about copy & paste password using a password manager and protecting account with 2FA hardware keys? That would prevent the AI or not ?
Good for commuters, good for the planet!
Saw a comment about hiding long posts under CW on other account... Maybe I'll do that moving forward too. But what is long, really? 🤔
(Something more than a paragraph?)
I just discovered, in a closet, a VERY large powered subwoofer left behind by the previous occupant of my house. I now have an efficient way to become the least popular person in the neighborhood.
Are agile scrums an outdated idea?
Here's a video on YouTube making the case for why agile was an innovative methodology when it was first introduced 20 years ago.
However, he argues these days, daily scrums are a waste of time, and many organisations would be better off automating their reporting processes, giving teams more autonomy, and letting people get on with their work:
A few of my thoughts.
First, it's worth noting that many organisations that claim to be "agile" aren't, and many that claim to use agile processes don't.
Just as a refresher, here's the key values and principles from the agile manifesto: http://agilemanifesto.org/
- Individuals and interactions over processes and tools
- Working software over comprehensive documentation
- Customer collaboration over contract negotiation
- Responding to change over following a plan
- Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.
- Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer's competitive advantage.
- Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale.
- Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project.
- Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need, and trust them to get the job done.
- The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.
- Working software is the primary measure of progress.
- Agile processes promote sustainable development. The sponsors, developers, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.
- Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility.
- Simplicity--the art of maximizing the amount of work not done--is essential.
- The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.
- At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.
Your workplace isn't agile if your team is micromanaged from above; if you have a kanban board filled with planning, documentation, and reporting tasks; if your organisation is driven by processes and procedures; if you don't have autonomous cross-functional teams.
Yet in many "agile" organisations, I've noticed that the basic principles of agile are ignored, and what you have is micromanagement through scrums and kanban boards.
And especially outside software development teams, agile tends to just be a hollow buzzword. (I once met a manager at a conference who talked up how agile his business was, and didn't believe me when I said agile was originally a software development methodology — one he revealed he wasn't following the principles of.)
Ich habe hier noch ein Xiaomi Mi A1 abzugeben. Das Gerät war seit Jahren mein Test-Device für die Apps. Steige demnächst auf ein Pixel 6a Test-Device um. Die Frage ist nun, was mit dem Altgerät passiert. Technisch und optisch einwandfrei. Akku top - wurde nur für App-Tests benutzt. Android 13 lässt sich über ein Custom-ROM installieren. SOC- und Firmware-Updates erhält das Gerät allerdings nicht mehr. Hat jemand eine Idee, was man damit tun könnte? Geld möchte ich keines dafür. 📱
Me: I do this thing this way. Other people do it different ways, sometimes quite well.
Mastodon: So you're saying those other people are doing it wrong? What makes you so special?
I'm sorry this pisses some people off, but it's true.
A vote for No Labels, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Cornel West or any other third-party candidate is effectively a vote for Trump. Not voting is as well. https://www.democracydocket.com/opinion/donald-trumps-plot-against-america/
Ich glaub, ich bin der Einzige, der so gar nichts mit "Dr. Who" anfangen kann.
It's the last cool thing they did.
University of Pennsylvania president resigns. https://penntoday.upenn.edu/announcements/message-from-scott-bok
Ich bin echt fassungslos. Bei unserer Teenie am Gumnasium wird das komplette nächste Jahr der Physikunterricht ausgesetzt, weil... Na? Wer kommt drauf?
Weil es kein Lehrpersonal gibt!!!11!
Wie unglaublich ist dass denn?!? 😤
UPDATE: Ich muss mich korrigieren. Grad erfahre ich von meiner Frau, dass schon Lehrpersonal vorhanden ist, es ist einfach fuer das naechste Schuljahr NICHT VORGESEHEN! Wie bekloppt ist DAS denn???
Wozu ist nochmal Religion an Schulen gut? 🤦🏻♂️