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cops, murder, skynet 

I’m trying to wrap my head around the fact that if an AI had made a different choice, a child would still be alive tonight.

“The initial gun shots were detected by ShotSpotter audio, gunfire detection technology that is used by the city.”

From: lite.cnn.com/en/article/h_a028

An AI heard a sound and decided to dispatch police who then killed a 13 year old child.

shotspotter.com/technology/

Picking the wrong time to upgrade the server but still doing it. 🤞🏼

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BLM, chrome exploit, Brooklyn Center PD 

I'm worried that people might use this ( twitter.com/r4j0x00/status/137 ) unpatched vulnerability and targeted advertising of Facebook to exploit the Brooklyn Center PD and expose internal documents about the killing of Daunte Wright and the quick conclusion that it was an accident.

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What do you prefer to use?

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YOU: so the A in RAID stands for "Array"?
US: Yes.
YOU: doesn't that mean saying "RAID array" is redundant?
US: Of course. That's what the R is for.

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Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel. - Eleanor Brownn

it's been a long week of not enough sleep when there's never enough sleep and i may have drunk the pot of coffee at once

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This is awesome! The idea of someone using an NSA reverse engineering tool to legalize same sex marriage in a game world just tickles my fancy :)

waffleironer.medium.com/legali

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We're open for ANOTHER L4 Software Engineer! Want to come work with me on an awesome team consulting on big and small civic tech and commercial projects?
jobs.lever.co/trussworks/baceb

The company is 56% women identified cross-practice with a very healthy level of racial diversity (our CEO is BIPOC and our COO is a woman for starters). Fully remote, US only (sorry, we do gov contracts so it's a requirement), transparent salaries across the company (rework.fm/truss-the-process/), solid benefits including office setup budget and monthly employee effectiveness budget.

Our public employee handbook is here: guide.truss.works/ and our Engineering Playbook is here: github.com/trussworks/Engineer

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I am putting a call out to the fediverse for people who rely on screen readers to use computers to critique Mixxx's accessibility. Input from people who are musicians would be especially appreciated. I want to consider your perspectives as we are planning how to rewrite Mixxx's GUI with QML. Please boost.

If you're interested in helping, reply to this toot and introduce yourself on our Zulip chat:
mixxx.zulipchat.com/#narrow/st

Making something look _attractively_ shitty is hard.

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hackers.town

A bunch of technomancers in the fediverse. Keep it fairly clean please. This arcology is for all who wash up upon it's digital shore.