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Our UK union partners IGWB and GWU are suing award-winning game studio usTwo for firing a senior developer for his union activity.

Proud of our UK comrades <3

Google a peut-être pas tort sur les droits voisins mais ça reste quand même une sacré boîte de crevards : eux et/ou leurs sous traînants ont payé 5$ des SDF pour obtenir leur données faciales afin d’améliorer leur outil de reco. Crevards.

Et voilà le truc qui va en sauver plus d'un.e, la liste des bouquins pour les gosses par Titiou sur son vieux vieux blog :

3. #RMS, #LinusTorvalds and other prominent actors who violate the spirit of efforts to make #OSS more accessible to more folks while (ostensibly) maintaining the *letter* have further shifted #OpenSourceSoftware from the alleged founding ideals of personal liberty into an exclusive techno-authoritarian fashion club.

4. As a result, the vast majority of wealth created through OSS has been captured not by contributors or users but by _investors_ through the 2000 and present Tech bubbles.

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Some thoughts on #OpenSourceSoftware:

1. The granting of unlimited usage rights regardless of usage purpose inherently enables existing power structures. Those who would leverage or abuse power to acquire more power are _delighted_ to benefit from folks delight in the act of creative and productive expression through software. Any license that _does not_ take into account power dynamics is one that _enables and supports_ them.

2. "Free as in beer" entrenched OSS as for financially secure folks a besoin de 40 000 € pour boucler l’année. Si vous ne connaissez pas ce média indépendant, sachez que son existence fait chier beaucoup de fachos d’extrême droite. Rien que ça c’est une EXCELLENTE raison de donner :)

the capitalist class petitioned for the formation of police departments as a direct response to textile worker strikes in the early 1800s

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Corporations Hate This One Weird Trick 


This talk, "Performance Matters" by Emery Berger, is blowing my mind.

Summary: profilers from ~20 years ago (what I talked about when I was doing performance work back in the day) are no longer as useful. There is evidence that unpredictable things like memory layout can change performance by ~40%. Everything is async, concurrent these days, and profilers don't cope.

Shows newer methods and a new profiler, and gets awesome results.

@hergertme you'll enjoy this :)

We watched the unhappy vampire through the store door.
"Should I invite him? They can only enter if invited."
"We have a large 'Welcome in' sign. He's invited."
"So why isn't he coming in?"
"Automatic door. The camera can't see him."
"Oh. Accessibility fail."
"Yeah. Go open it."
#MicroFiction #TootFic #SmallStories

"Sous réserve d’algorithmes exempts de biais, [la reconnaissance faciale] pourrait mettre fin à des années de polémiques sur le contrôle au faciès puisque le contrôle d'identité serait permanent et général"

Vive les sans-papiers en #grève !

Depuis ce matin (01/10/2019), des travailleuses et travailleurs #sanspapiers de dix entreprises sont en grève pour exiger leur #régularisation. L’UCL les soutient car c’est dans la #lutte que nous gagnerons de nouveaux droits :

#Communiqué #Social #UCL

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