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Aside from being thought-provoking, this article embodies elegance of style and simplicity of delivery rarely seen in technical papers, imo.

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Hilarious story about your friends dad, but I also remember thinking that data would leave a computer if you sent it somewhere else. This was in the mid 1990s when I sent my first email (I don’t have a computing background) and it seemed like magic (almost as magic as fax machines a while earlier). Because it was called ‘email’ my mind equated an electronic message with a physical one, and I wondered (out loud unfortunately) if I’d need to make a copy first before sending it, much to the amusement of the geeks showing me how to do it.

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Many thanks for the kind comments. I still feel a little exposed when writing, but I’m starting to enjoy it more. I’m trying to do all my own art/photos too, to try to keep it honest and personal.

I posted it on LinkedIn earlier and funnily enough someone mentioned a relative that had a similar experience with fax machines. She was convinced it wasn’t working because the document was still sat in the machine - how could it have sent when it was still there? :grin:

It seems like many folks have had similar experiences. It definitely gives us food for though about usability, human/computer interactions and how easy it is for people to misunderstand applications. It also sheds light on how easily people are conned by fraudsters and hackers.

It feels like safe network, for all of its internal complexities, can give a much simpler and safer user experience. The goal here remains utterly relevant and it is great to see it coming together week by week.

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It’s the other side of skeuomorphism (yes I had to look up the spelling). People start attaching all attributes of the familiar object the new thing is designed to resemble to that new thing.

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Never heard that word before - every day is a school day!

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The race is on?

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https://www.psypost.org/2019/09/people-with-lower-emotional-intelligence-are-more-likely-to-hold-right-wing-views-study-finds-54369

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“Using privacy technologies, such as “federated” or “edge” computing, Apple and Google can understand and intervene in the world, while truthfully saying they never saw anybody’s personal data”

Excellent from @mikarv (good person to follow BTW) on GApple power and digital rights:

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https://www.psypost.org/2020/06/intellectually-arrogant-people-typically-have-more-anti-vaccination-attitudes-study-finds-57170

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I don’t need to read that to know it’s bullshit propaganda put about by Bill Gates

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https://www.psypost.org/2020/06/political-conservatism-indirectly-linked-to-flouting-coronavirus-safety-measures-via-reduced-trust-in-science-57178

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That’s a great article, thanks for sharing Mark.

A couple of things at the start made me LOL (NHS worried about hypochondriacs, Cedric O sounds like he’s straight out of a French novel!) but the substance of it is really interesting and important I think.

Lots of reasons not to be complacent, even when SAFE is out in the wild, sounds like the author is pretty ahead of the current times…

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The SAFE Platypus gives love in the Telegram group :dragon:

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Watch out for this phishing attempt guys https://twitter.com/jedisct1/status/1278353703456706567


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Let’s see if she commits suicide too…

https://twitter.com/i/events/1278682196140675073

EDIT: Of course, I’m not the first to think this…

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Abstract Wikipedia - first new Wikimedia project in seven years. Building a language independent knowledge base.

More:
https://meta.m.wikimedia.org/wiki/Abstract_Wikipedia/July_2020_announcement

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This is huge. It’s really about turning Wikipedia articles into machine readable format and making it accessible to computer software. Translating between Wikipedias and making it easier to keep articles in different languages in sync is just one application.

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@JPL That will be microsoft wanting to update their databases of email addresses with validated email addresses

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