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Eulenspiegel gegen Gesichtserkennung

Digital Courage - Di, 12/07/2021 - 12:55
Heute war Aktionstag von #ReclaimYourFace gegen biometrische Überwachung. Die Digitalcourage-Ortsgruppe Braunschweig hat sich am Eulenspiegelbrunnen prominente Unterstützung geholt.
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Statuen gegen biometrische Überwachung

Digital Courage - Di, 12/07/2021 - 10:56
Was haben Rodins Denker und die Bismarckstatue in Bielefeld gemeinsam? Für eine Aktion gegen automatische Gesichtserkennung wurde ihnen eine Papiertüte auf den Kopf gesetzt. Und nicht nur ihnen.
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Research AI solutions

Draketo neu: Kommentare - Di, 12/07/2021 - 08:55

Maybe it could be worthwhile to research the methods AI finds to solve problems and extract something we can actually understand.

Bionics means learning how nature solves problems and making them usable to us. In a similar (cheeky) way, Cyonics could learn how AI solves problems and make those solutions usable to us by making them understandable.

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Would Teaching AI be easier than programming

Draketo neu: Kommentare - Di, 12/07/2021 - 08:55

Once we have general purpose AI, we’ll need the skills to translate requirements into a description a conscious being with slightly different thought processes understands correctly.

Teachers can tell you how hard that will be.

From a discussion about programming when AI helps you code.

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FFP2 masks protect very well against corona

Draketo neu: Kommentare - Mo, 12/06/2021 - 22:54

Last week research showed that properly worn FFP2 masks offer more than 99,9% protection against infection during 20 minute interaction.

Badly worn FFP2 masks (likely the majority) still offer 96% protection.

Medical masks are weaker, but better than no mask.

Without mask and without vaccination you have almost 100% chance of infection if you are in close vicinity to an infected for a few minutes.

See: https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/panorama/corona-masken-studie-sicherheit-100.html

Publication: https://www.pnas.org/content/118/49/e2110117118

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stop and think

Draketo neu: Kommentare - Mo, 12/06/2021 - 22:54

It is OK to let something you feel guide you, but you need to check it from time to time. You need to stop and think. Because it can be wrong. But it doesn’t feel like that.

To stop and think is one of the huge strength of humans. It is how we can guide our much faster and much less strenuous intuitive reactions, because it can compensate for their biases.

We can afford much more efficient reactions, because they need not be perfect. Our consciousness serves as corrective, and that gives us part of our versatility: we need not be right. We just need to stop and think from time to time to get closer.

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Ein Ampelsystem für die Digitalpolitik der Ampel

Digital Courage - Mo, 12/06/2021 - 14:45
Wie couragiert sind die digitalpolitischen Vorhaben der neuen Bundesregierung? In welchem Bereich können wir grünes Licht geben und wo springen die roten Leuchten bei uns an? Ein Blick in den Koalitionsvertrag.
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drak: Blockchain-based consensus systems are an energy-waste ratchet: https://rys.io/en/157.html

sn.1w6.org news - Mo, 12/06/2021 - 06:36
Blockchain-based consensus systems are an energy-waste ratchet: https://rys.io/en/157.html
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Hier gibt es besonders oft Digitalzwang

Digital Courage - Sa, 12/04/2021 - 13:11
Wir haben den ersten Schwung Einreichungen über unseren Digitalzwangmelder ausgewertet. Daraus konnten wir viele wertvolle Informationen ziehen.
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drak: People: "Emacs, who uses that anyway?" Emacs 28.0.90: ships with a 4500 line improvements list in etc/NEWS

sn.1w6.org news - Sa, 12/04/2021 - 11:31
People: "Emacs, who uses that anyway?" Emacs 28.0.90: ships with a 4500 line improvements list in etc/NEWS
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drak: for i in {1..64}; do echo $i; done | xargs -P 32 -I % echo % # multiprocessing made easy

sn.1w6.org news - Fr, 12/03/2021 - 22:44
for i in {1..64}; do echo $i; done | xargs -P 32 -I % echo % # multiprocessing made easy
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why you should vaccinate

Draketo neu: Kommentare - Mi, 12/01/2021 - 21:40

reply to a question in Sone, Freenet.

  • The vaccine reduces transmission by factor 3 to factor 6: While the average unvaccinated person infects 6 other people (without additional measures), the average vaccinated person only infects 1-2 people.
  • Vaccinated people have a massively reduced rate of severe cases. If they do get infected, they only rarely have to get to the hospital.

Get vaccinated because that avoids overloading hospitals. We as nations and as humanity failed at controlling COVID-19, but once most people are vaccinated we can afford letting the illness become part of our lives within 1-2 years without risking to have droves of people suffocate in front of clinics because there is no more room for them inside.

For COVID-19 I doublechecked the official numbers during the first year myself, and they check out. It’s good to be critical, but if you check something in depth and it actually matches, there comes a point when the sceptical position is to accept that here you were told the truth by health officials (as far as it was known at that time, and updated when new information came in).

My wife told me last week that last year she was surprised that I didn’t say that the pandemic is a lie, because I’m usually opposed to many official statements (growing up on official lies about Echelon does that …). Fact is: I checked it where I am competent to do the checking, and it checks out. We are in a pandemic and need to react accordingly — or face the consequences: nature does not give you a break when you are wrong.

Freenet-Links:

  • Results of my checking (in German, but see the diagrams): USK@LHeuG-SU5ZvYQXTu8Y9mhjCYyQxB-m-W~ryElufr-2M,Ij9l0U1Wa~FQu7GFBf~ciwUbCwpTFv6mWZkS1YuoxQk,AQACAAE/arnebab-org/262/wissen/covid-19-naiver-blick.html
  • Related in English: Is vaccination the rational choice? USK@LHeuG-SU5ZvYQXTu8Y9mhjCYyQxB-m-W~ryElufr-2M,Ij9l0U1Wa~FQu7GFBf~ciwUbCwpTFv6mWZkS1YuoxQk,AQACAAE/arnebab-org/261/politik/covid-vaccination-rational.html

You could say that it’s the fault of previous CIA and NSA lies and coverups and so forth that it’s hard to trust, but fuck them: Can’t let those lies ruin our ability as humanity to respond to actual crises.

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The Values Encoded in Machine Learning Research (pre-print)

Draketo neu: Kommentare - Mi, 12/01/2021 - 21:40

A pre-print paper. Stunning quote from the abstract:

Notably, we find that each of these top values is currently being defined and applied with assumptions and implications generally supporting the centralization of power.The Values Encoded in Machine Learning Research, A. Birhane et al.

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