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Reverse Turing tests

I’ve been watching FailRace‘s Survive the Hunt series recently, and it’s fascinating. Dennis and his friends have invented a fundamentally new kind of hide and seek. They start by jumping into GTA 5, an online game with a convincing simulation of a busy city. They turn off the map, names, and other indicators that show […]
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Bluesky Satellite IndieWeb entry

IndieWeb community entry for the Bluesky Satellite contest. Title: IndieWeb Name: Ryan Barrett, et al Pseudonym: snarfed Would you like your real name published if you win? sure Associated URL(s): indieweb.org indieauth.net snarfed.org rel-me links The IndieWeb is a community that interacts via individual personal web sites, both directly and indirectly through other linked online […]
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Generic security posture and FAQ

This is a generic template security posture and FAQ document suitable for use at most companies in tech and related industries. Customers often want to know how you secure and protect your systems, data, employees, etc. This is a comprehensive description of such a modern security posture. It’s been used at multiple companies of various […]
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Climate tech conversations

Raw notes from a series of conversations I had with people doing climate crisis research, tech, and investing, mostly during 2020 but some before. Also see Climate tech links, New job, hello climate tech, and The year is 2040. Software researcher, 8/7/2020 Did GIS, satellite imagery. Then 10y in ad tech, but finally wanted to […]
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Biotech conversation notes

Raw notes from a series of conversations I had with people doing bioinformatics and drug discovery research and related work in mid to late 2011. Medical genetics researchers, 6/27/2011 Genomics: still interesting! SNPs are single bases, but variations are often much bigger than that Finding genes and gene patterns that correlate Biomarkers: any interesting bio […]
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COVID was bad for the climate

William Cho The standard narrative on COVID and the climate is: People worked from home, cancelled travel plans, cut down overall consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions fell drastically. It’s great for the environment! Let’s keep it up! With apologies to H. L. Mencken, I believe that narrative is neat, plausible, and wrong. To be fair, […]
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The year is 2040

Don McCullough This is the first “homework” assignment for a Terra.do class I’m taking on the climate crisis: The year is 2040. The world has figured out a pathway to radically reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, while also rapidly developing local communities’ capacity for resilience to climate impacts….You feel happy, and proud, because you played […]
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