Ethical Design and Ethical AI are deeply flawed in exactly the same way. They propose an impossible contradiction in that they are dependent on technology and governance systems that enrich existing power structures. You can't change that with a framework or a diverse data set.

2011: facial recognition is introduced, researchers criticise it for its inability to recognise Black and Asian faces.


I don’t post too many personal things online but the last few months have been scary. Ripley’s coat had gotten so thin she couldn't keep warm outside. I was seriously worried about her having cancer or failing kidneys. It turns out I used a fur brush on her that was too strong and it tore out part of her undercoat. Now, it's growing back, and she's losing the last clumps of her summer coat.

I wouldn’t have put it past 2020 to give my shiba bad health. It turns out she’s going to be okay. πŸ’–

Parler is the number one free app on iOS right now. This is gonna get interesting. Anyone have an account and watching what the right wing is going off about over there?

In 1983, Pete Shelley released XL-1, and a ZX Spectrum program of visuals. The idea was to start the vinyl and the program at the same time for an early audio-visual artwork.

Really love this.

πŸ’¦ The birds of Singapore Island.
Singapore: Printed at the Govt. Print. Office by W. T. Cherry, Govt. Printer, 1927.

Trying to translate a bunch of scribbled notes into a set of Github issues and finding it really difficult and maybe a little overwhelming! Oof.

🐼 The birds of Australia, supplement /.
London: Printed by Taylor and Francis . . published by the author . .,[1851]-1869.

One thing I love about the tech neo-reactionary movement is how dependent it is on Sci Hub and its role as a democratiser of academia and knowledge doesn’t factor into their politics at all lmfao

Is there anyone following me who has experience with self hosting and Docker who I could ask some (very occasional!) questions as I teach myself these systems?

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