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@dankwraith As I've gotten older, I've come to see Engineers less as people who build things and more as people who are accountable for the things being built. A PE is more like a lawyer than anything else.
My Dad's a Civil Engineer. As a Civil Engineer he doesn't build bridges -- construction workers do that (although he can and has built roads, he wasn't doing it as an Engineer). Nor does he even do drafting or design most of the time. He has technicians, who may or may not be PEs themselves who do the drafting and designing of the bridge.
His job, as the Engineer, is to check the work of the technicians and the construction crews to determine that the math checks out, that the design meets applicable and current codes/regulations, and that the work being done is being done to code. Because if a bridge falls into a river it's his ass on the line for it -- not the technicians and not the construction crew.
How tech companies are shaping the rules governing AI https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/05/how-tech-companies-are-shaping-the-rules-governing-ai/
I'd be bragging about it too.
Tom's Hardware: AMD Immune to Crippling MDS Vulnerabilities.
@hackers.town sometimes we are technical, sometimes we are goofy, sometimes we are fired up....
But all the time we want to extend a hand to help anyone who also treats others with love, and if not love, at least acceptance.
We never want to be the tech community that is full of mean people being dicks.
That is all.
Ugh @lain corporation revoked the leaked enterprise key I was using to activate my copy of Pleroma, time to hit the warez sites for a new serial
The largest cybersecurity breaches of the past three years, and their effects on companies - TechRepublic https://www.techrepublic.com/google-amp/article/the-largest-cybersecurity-breaches-of-the-past-three-years-and-their-effects-on-companies/?__twitter_impression=true
This TRS-80 Model III was in a bad way before being given a new life. https://hackaday.com/2019/05/18/a-trash-steam-machine-80/
Original tweet: https://twitter.com/hackaday/status/1129748637620342787
@uranther They have no regard for an open and simple web. They're changing the semantics of how the back button works now. They've already tried to remove the URL bar and 'www' as a valid subdomain on sites. They also are routinely classifying mail outside of their mail servers as spam, even if you use DKIM.
Everybody talks about Facebook having a social media monopoly. Where is the discussion about Google having an ecosystem monopoly?
"My bigger concern is that by over-identifying whether or not someone is a human by figuring out precisely which human they are, Google is contributing to the trend of making the web harder to use for people who value their privacy. In essence, Google is assuming you're only human if you're part of their system. If you choose not to use Google services, or if you choose to preserve your privacy, then you're essentially classified as a second class citizen."
"For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong." — H. L. Mencken
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.