Moving home, to an instance that better reflects what I'm looking for. Thanks for the hosting @xvilo, I know it's a thankless task.
See you on the other side!
Britain's "skills shortage" is a myth.
When employers moan in the press that there aren't enough skilled workers to hire for their company, what they really mean is "we don't want to invest in training and there aren't enough people with the *exact skill set* we need to throw them into our business with no training or development whatsoever".
There is no shortage of skilled, educated, bright people in Britain. There is a shortage of bosses who will invest in staff development.
So someone built a Mastodon crawler, aggregating all the instances. A useful, fun geek project, right?
Someone doesn't understand why people might want obscurity on a social network. Unsurprisingly, it's a straight white guy who doesn't interact with minorities. Imagine that.
On a related note, I learn a whole bunch from listening to PoC, trans, and women. Not to mention *real* minorities, like BSD folks.
Must admit, I didn't expect GDPR to be the huge boon it has been. Not over privacy or anything, just the amount of sites I click onto from Hellbird that cover the article in permissions notices is huge.
All that ends up happening is instead of clicking allow, it's just enough friction for me to go 'you know what, I didn't want to read this anyway' and go back to what I was doing.
I'm particularly interested to hear from people who use Mastodon only occasionally, people who used to use Mastodon but don't any more, and people who considered Mastodon but then didn't join.
So any sharing you can do outside of Mastodon is really helpful!
Thank you. :)
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Most Brits probably missed this, but as a European when I follow or care about Brexit I’m in the distinct minority. Europeans generally tuned out the entire Brexit thing that was more of a curiosity to begin with and not a serious issue. We don’t even care to mention it to british expat colleagues anymore. Eu companies do contingency planning and the default assumption is no-deal. The UK govt is fighting with itself pretty much.
A small flower (~10mm) with a cute name:
Sneezewort - Cruaidh lus - Achillea ptarmica
Wort is old English for plant|weed|herb . Doesn't make me sneeze. The Gaelic name means "hard weed", and the stem is indeed stiff.
This plant is common in the #Highlands, but I've only ever seen it along roadside verges. Maybe it likes fumes or road salt.
Behold! The mutant five-pointed strawberry of Scotland! A portent of doom! (or maybe just good desserts... :p)
Facebook put out a patent application for a face recognition system that will match your face in stores and correlate it with your social media profile to assign you a shopper trust level.
That's some seriously dystopian shit right there.
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WTF I get so annoyed seeing men edit women in STEM out of their slidedecks, conversations about a sience trend, research project, or data leak.
Men - the default should be AMPLIFY WOMEN
If you don't, you are by your very behaviours - misogynistic.
* Sincerely your gay friend.
Today is a fine day... FOR SCIENCE!
Data science, actually. I've been quiet for ages because I've been super busy throwing myself into my #rstats studies/books/podcasts (is NSSDeviations on the fediverse?). Maybe I should talk note about that - I'm new to the field, but my mind is current whirling with possible fun applications for General Linear Models and suchlike.... It's a lot of fun to play with...
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~ An alien visits earth ~
Alien: I need to do some research on humans, how should I proceed?
Human: I'd go on Sci-hub
Alien: Amazing! Every nation on your planet has worked together to put all of human scientific knowledge in a single repository for anyone to view; it is truly a triumph of your civilization and a credit to your kind! Perhaps we were too hasty in deciding to eradicate you.
Human: Actually, every country on the planet has laws against it
Alien: ~ Leaves ~