A Critique of the Open Letter Calling for the Removal of RMS
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I don't think the UK Cyber Security Council have commented yet. I do hope they are not trying to cover up this: https://www.revk.uk/2021/04/uk-cyber-security-council.html
I had one email from a marketing company asking to delete my blog, but also a news article about my blog was deleted too (reposted elsewhere).?!
GodotCon returns online for Godot Engine in July, submit your talk now https://www.gamingonlinux.com/2021/04/godotcon-returns-online-for-godot-engine-in-july-submit-your-talk-now #OpenSource #GameEngine #GameDev
My department (Glasgow Computing Science) is hiring a lot of new people:
- Responsible AI (x4)
- Socially Intelligent Tech
- Machine Learning
- Healthcare Tech (x3)
- Low Carbon Computing (x3)
- Software Eng
- Cyber Security (x1 Prof.)
I am leading the Low Carbon and Sustainable Computing theme.
📅 Deadline 26 April.
Two competing open letters were posted on GitHub towards the end of March, 2021. One of them voices support for Richard #Stallman, the other viciously attacks him and demands that he is kept out of leadership positions in any and all organizations. A simple #Python program can show you the popularity of each of the letters over time on a chart.
"I Like That The Boat Is Stuck" by Sarah Gailey is a far nicer read than you might assume from the title.
The UK’s new £50 note celebrates Alan Turing with lots of geeky Easter eggs
Job opportunity, UK, libraries & research data
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Full time, fixed term (2 years), salary from £23,250
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For people wondering what this is all about, see https://x0f.org/@FreePietje/103552818617795506
which also points to a brilliant post refuting all the lies that led to #RMS's ousting.
So I accidentally visited an Instagram page. The following interaction with the website really should not surprise me.
Website: "Accept cookies from Instagram on this browser?"
Options: "Accept" or "Learn More"
We choose "Learn More"
"Continue to Instagram by accepting cookies?"
Options: "Accept" or "Back"
Choosing "Back" will bring us back to the first "question" (with giant airquotes)
I just discovered this show from the 80s called “the secret life of machines” and it’s absolutely marvelous. I highly recommend anyone here go watch it. The person who made it has now uploaded many of the old episodes and added a updated addendum at the end.
This is a long shot, but I want to put the power of social media and federation to the test.
My son wants to become a commercial airline pilot when he’s grown up. It would be awesome if we could find a commercial pilot in the fediverse that we can follow and ask questions of.
If everyone who reads this could boost it, it would be much appreciated and it would mean the world to my son if he could get in touch with a real-life commercial pilot! ✈️
0 A.D. is a beautiful FOSS real time strategy game with a historical setting, similar in style to "Age of Empires". You can follow at:
It's available for alpha testing on Linux, Mac and Windows from the official site at https://play0ad.com
The latest version's trailer:
A place for communities in and around Glasgow, Scotland.