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 @email@example.com 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.
At @arinbasu's suggestion I have created a Google Spreadsheet for Data Science / Visualization / Art folks on here. Please add yourself if it sounds like you!
Defunct account, follow me at @firstname.lastname@example.org
Recently, the handling of online defamation has become a hot topic on many mass media as well as social media channels. News Article for Reference: https://www.jiji.com/sp/article?k=2020052500387 In response to these reports, it is expected that lawsuits and disclosure requests will become more publicly known; and government agencies will order stricter enforcement in addition to tightening regulations. However, under the current state of Japan, we will not be able to handle the increase of such administrative burdens and will have trouble dealing with it appropriately. Thus, we have decided to stop providing our service on mstdn.jp and mastodon.cloud starting June 30, 2020. We are very sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding on the matter.