Biometric data, gathered by police during arrest, should be expunged (or stored beyond a judicial warrant wall) upon dismissal or acquittal - Especially quick for minors.
The collection of DNA swabs and fingerprints represent a #privacy nightmare with no ability to opt out, even when proven innocent.
If the option to gather biometrics by simply creating an arrest scenario of those in social or political opposition exists, it might be naive to think it won't occur.
This is beyond consumers, this is an ecosystem that is now in Education and onwards. How many people use Windows because its just always been there. How often do FLOSS solutions get ripped out due to a new lay person making the decisions for SMEs, some local governments and charities? So often, is the answer. How do we encourage those organisations outside to support the development? How do we show the value of the software to people who don't code. The working product isn't enough.
I'm just hoping that perhaps one day when new developers/projects come along the points we make sink in. It does feel pointless occasionally, but I feel it's important someone states this. If nothing else it means if folk say "oh no one spoke up to us about this" there's a record that shows some of us have. If only to encourage more of the silent community who does agree but are scared to speak up to do so. It's a measure of a community on how it reacts to queries or criticism.
@onepict So-called documenting source code through comments in the source files is like:
I wrote you a book. I didn't write all the story, just some of it, so you can work the rest out yourself.
I divided the book into hundreds of separate bits. And I put those bits in random order in dozens of different documents.
You can go figure the order and location of the bits yourself.
Enjoy the story!
Would you read a book like that?
Je viens de terminer une Licence Professionnelle axée sur la qualité du développement logiciel.
Je cherche donc un travail en tant que développeur C++ / Python pour un an, avant de tenter une école d'ingénieur en alternance sur Toulouse.
Principalement sur Linux, j'ai des connaissances de base en analyse de performances (eg. BCC, LTTng).
Si jamais vous êtes intéressés, venez causer, je mords pas. 🍺 😉
Advice to anyone on Mastodon who's new.
Let me say this if you are on here because you think you're going to somehow convince your friends to migrate here or you think you will be an influencer like over there, I got news for you, prepare to be disappointed.
If you're willing to have patience though, try communicating with some of the people on the local and fed. timelines. Even the simplest thing like a compliment will mean a lot to someone and who knows you might make new friends.
Rhinos have no natural predators, Hyena may find opportunity to attack Rhino's calf, which is very rare, the only predators are human beings thanks to their horns.
The Slang of Cyberpunk #cyberpunk https://blog.adafruit.com/2020/08/05/the-slang-of-cyberpunk-cyberpunk/ #cyberpunk
Original tweet : https://twitter.com/_youhadonejob1/status/1291268102949306368
Please welcome @firstname.lastname@example.org, Sr. Performance Architect at Netflix!
He'll be joining us on Sept 4 to discuss 'Linux Systems Performance'. If you're not a performance or kernel engineer, this talk is aimed at YOU!
okay, i've got a small Tracery/Node-based app for @selfcare that i need to put somewhere live so i can ping it on a regular basis to trigger a post on botsin.space.
would love advice on a good free/super cheap place to put it. looking at hosting it myself, but oooh never done that before!
i'm open to ideas on alternate solutions, rewriting it so it works without needing a ping (no idea how hard that is) or any other options.
Dave is just some guy.
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