And the best part about this technology is that it’s open source, meaning you can build one yourself from the blueprints that are available for anyone to download.
This is so neat.
THE FUTURE IS NOW, PEOPLE
Does it…is it killing the weeds by STABBING THEM?
Farmbot: GET! BACK! DOWN! IN! DIRT! YOU! NOT! FOOD!
I WANT ONE
Sex and the digital
When Katherine began at NASA, she and her cohorts were known as “human computers,” and if you talk to her or read quotes from throughout her long career, you can see that precision, that humming mind, constantly at work. She is a human computer, indeed, but one with a quick wit, a quiet ambition, and a confidence in her talents that rose above her era and her surroundings.
Magnificent Vanity Fair profile of pioneering NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, one of science’s trailblazing women. Also see the untold story of the remarkable women who powered space exploration.
This is important content cuz it touches on one of the more overlooked aspects of the recent altright encroachment: a lot of it is about doing it “for the lulz”. Making traditionally marginalized groups angry or reactive is a form of entertainment for some, and the fact that happens to work towards reclaiming white male supremacy for them is more of a secondary bonus. That’s what makes it so difficult to logically or “correctly” combat it; the most forward face isn’t an ideology or philosophy, so to speak, but rather a form of indulgence. It’s not a grand mission, it’s a game they play.
This is so fucking accurate.
Guys, this is really important. Until now, Google collected your data, but did not attach your name to it. Now, they can, and will. This new thing they’re doing will allow them to collect your data across searches, your email, Youtube, Maps, Google+, and all their affiliates, and build a complete profile of YOU.
If that doesn’t bother you, maybe this will: they own and can sell all that data, including anything you create and send (artists and writers, take note).
There is a way you can opt out of this ridiculousness. It’s described in the link, but if you’re still not sure about it, please ask me and I’ll guide you through how to turn all this off.
This is my wake-up call. I’ll be locking down my devices and scaling back what I put through the big Google machine, which means you may see less of me across social media. I’m going to keep researching this, but it may mean in order to keep the rights to my creative work, I’ll have to keep it out of Google’s hands. And that may take some doing.
Duckduckgo is a nontracking search engine….may be worth a try.
So according to the article there is an opt out for this. Instructions are I the last paragraph. I’m on mobile so I’ll edit this more later. EDITED TO INCLUDE OPT OUT INSTRUCTIONS
To opt-out of Google’s identified tracking, visit the Activity controls on Google’s My Account page, and uncheck the box next to “Include Chrome browsing history and activity from websites and apps that use Google services.“ You can also delete past activity from your account.
Technology can only be as good as its builders. Flawed people build flawed tech. Racist people build racist tech. Homphobic people build homophobic tech. Transphobic people build transphobic tech. Misogynistic people build misogynistic tech. Tech cannot save us and whats more: You don’t NEED tech to save us. YOU can save us. But that requires that you gotta actually examine your philosophy and change your values and then your behaviour. No more disposable people. No more exploitable people. But that wouldn’t leave you on top of the world now would it?