Hey all! I'm getting back into mastodon! But self-hosting and moving my account to @paul.
How assured am I that, for example, if @firstname.lastname@example.org toots something that shows up on my timeline, the message is really from the account and instance it claims to be? What is there to prevent an attacker from editing feeds to spoof other people's identities?
This is important to me because, if I want to set up a bot to respond to someone tooting, I'd like to be assured that the toot was authorized by the account it claims to represent.
Debugging my #rust driver for a USB thermometer.
New work this morning, weave and color experiment in oil on art board.
Masked this with a vinyl stencil as I've been doing with other things recently; stencil worked well but was a pain to remove because of smooth surface of the art board and the fragile lines webbing those internal diamond areas together.
Had to basically pull 'em off one at a time with tweezers while trying not to smudge anything. Stencil topography/integrity: a thing.
Didn't follow the http://mastory.social/ discussion. Anyone has a link?
But if some people considered that what they published in their profiles was not *public* (and published there information that can endanger them), they must be brought to understand that they were misled..
Indexing profiles is ordering information that is publicly available already and would help everyone on the network (and therefore help further users to join).
I hope that a common understanding will be reached here <3
tl;dr Twitter was on its way to becoming a transformative utility before they decided to become a media company.
Cannot wait for some law enforcement agency to get sold on Deep Learning Image Enhancement™ (see http://vllab1.ucmerced.edu/~wlai24/LapSRN/).
OFFICER: Let me see that perp's face.
COMPUTER: *hallucinates arbitrary face*
OFFICER: Zoom in on the iris, and enhance!
COMPUTER: *FRACTAL DOGS EVERYWHERE*
Today in #art shit getting me excited: the map projection artwork of Agnes Denes. Put together a MetaFilter post of what I could find; lots of individual drawings in museum collections, but you have to scratch around on the web a bit to find most of it.
Mastodon Data Science tooters -- add yourself and spread the word! http://bit.ly/2oPJHL1
@paulgb I'm currently building a website that scrapes news from major outlets and makes names in articles clickable. Clicking brings up a Wikipedia summary for the person.
It seems like a Mastodon that could talk to a Pump.io (and vice versa) would be a good high level goal to work towards.
I guess the question is what language will they speak: GNU Social or ActivityPub:
Interoperability is often a political problem problem cast as a technical problem.
PSA! @paulgb has a google docs spreadsheet for data science/visualisation people on here. If that is you, check what this is a reply to, and add your details...
Defunct account, follow me at @email@example.com
Generalistic and moderated instance.