Miren (r)en bultzada

There's a lot of handwringing these days about "ransomware attacks" where companies' data is encrypted & a ransom (usually bitcoin) is demanded to unencrypt it. The real injustice here is that a company is forced to *trust* their data to someone inherently untrustworthy. Any time you need to click "I ACCEPT" on a software product to access your data, you're in precisely the same situation. Most proprietary software biz modes are indistinguishable from ransomware models.

OpenStreetMap mapen gainean distantziak neurtzeko tresna bat: map.meurisse.org/

Miren (r)en bultzada

Hah. This rather relevant post just arrived in my inbox from the Free Software Foundation: my.fsf.org/give-students-userf

Erakutsi haria

> Before we build, we need to dismantle the surveillance that already permeates our schools. And we need to dismantle the culture that it's emerged from. I think this is one of our most important challenges in the months and years ahead.

Building Anti-Surveillance Ed-Tech
➡️ hackeducation.com/2020/07/20/s

Miren (r)en bultzada
Miren (r)en bultzada

Amid yet another round of bans on #reddit this morning, @Ariana_Erbon reports for @4WPub on how Reddit has been censoring women's health support communities. #RedditHatesWomen


Miren (r)en bultzada

Low level: Make a copy of R (or just the installer) and the current library folder. Set your scripts to use that folder with .libPaths() at the very beginning.

@stragu @rstats

Miren (r)en bultzada

Reading a blog post, I came across this heading:

> Principles are more important than technologies

I agreed, and was expecting principles like:
* respect user privacy
* build accessible software
* release under #foss licenses

Instead, the post listed principles such as:
* data structures and algorithms
* Object-oriented design
* Caching and memory hierarchies.

… I'm not quite sure what that disconnect says about me, or about the author.

(Source: brainstobytes.com/advice-for-n )

Miren (r)en bultzada

Hi folks! 9 years ago (to the day), the late Aaron Swartz made the first commit to SecureDrop, which was then called DeadDrop. Today the project is used by >70 media orgs around the world.

It's an open source whistleblower submission platform that uses the Tor network to protect source anonymity. We're also working on a next-generation integrated workstation for journalists based on Qubes OS:

We're happy to be here! #introductions

Miren (r)en bultzada

i just checked and i definitely have mp3 files older than some of my undergrad students, hmm

at its fullest, in one sentence 👇🏼

"You can tell that big tech eats their users due to their starving when you are not around." via @sheogorath


Miren (r)en bultzada

Open source can do wonders for society, be it with software, a simple change in terminology, diversity in numbers, or policing unacceptable behaviors. By design, this community is open, and it's time to be held to a higher standard. Be the change society needs. ❤️ @jlwallen

Miren (r)en bultzada

No school. No teacher. No textbook.

What can we learn from this?

Kids have a natural desire to learn

Sometimes, all they need is access, time, and space

Sometimes, all we need to do is stay out of the way

“If they can learn to read, then they can read to learn”


🐦 twitter.com/anafabrega11/statu

Erakutsi haria

RT @anafabrega11@twitter.com A bold experiment: In 2012, boxes with laptops were dropped off in two villages in Ethiopia. Taped shut. No instructions. Kids from these villages opened the boxes. Kids who hadn't seen written text before. Here’s what happened👇 

Within 4 minutes, they found the on-off switch and powered it up

Within 5 days, they were using 47 apps per kid, per day

Within 2 weeks, they were singing ABC songs in the village

Within 5 months, they had hacked Android

Miren (r)en bultzada

Recopilación de materiales relacionados con la cartografía digital con software libre de diversas sesiones formativas y talleres que he organizado en los últimos años infotics.es/articulo/mapas-con

Miren (r)en bultzada

taldeak antolatutako topaketen 2. saioaren grabaketa ("Burujabetza teknologikorako hezkuntza irudikatzen") sare sozial libre eta federatuan dago ikusgai: peertube.social/videos/watch/1

Atzo @construktsia|k gidatutako Topaketen saioan @dabidnet|ek zioen burujabetza teknologikoa herri gisa irudikatu behar dugula; gehitu nahiko nuke irudikapen horretarako aldez aurretiko baldintza dela kontzientzia hartu eta ikuspegi kritikoa lantzea; tresna digitalak kutxa beltz gisara ulertzeari uztea, hain zuzen ⬇️


Atzoko Topaketen saioan partekatutakoa idatziz jaso dut blogean: "Burujabetza teknologikoa, ikuspegi kritikoa eta gaitasun digitala" miren.bz/post/burujabetza-krit

Erakutsi gehiago

mastodon.eus euskararen eta euskal kulturaren komunitatearentzat sortutako Mastodon sare sozialeko euskarazko instantzia bat da.