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DC Pride 2019

Happy Pride! Events in DC kickoff tomorrow. Stay safe and dry :)

Trevor Project

While I loathe fakebook, a friend of mine is raising money so I wanted to share this with the Fediverse... it's a worthy cause for all of us who are like-minded here:

The Trevor Project if you know anyone that might donate please share the link -

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May 21
DJ Shelenn at the RockHouse
Tue 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Shelenn Ayres
Weekly 1-2 hour event in the RockHouse parcel of the Melody region at 3rd Rock Grid. Come join us! When you get to the region, click RockHouse on the teleport board. See you there!

Both interesting and concerning to see the advancement of technology and techniques that can provide greater accessibility yet also fake lip sync that is so difficult to detect as fake.

OMFG! That's such a good #deepfake ... i love it!

Canny AI: Imagine world leaders singing

#video #music #johnlennon #imagine #deeplearning #ai #art

It's not a comprehensive idea but the videos used have the same main color profile because only the lips are adjusted. A search could match to the original content. Simply cropping might thwart that though. I guess extensive watermarking signatures for peoples original content might do the trick.

BTW: Just saw this piece (surprisingly from an eBank) about the #Deepfakes problems and half-way down the article they discuss two active measures currently combatting the problems.

Friendica release candidate 2019.06-rc available

Today we have branched off the release candidate (RC) for the upcoming 2019.06 release of Friendica. Since end of March, we fixed some bugs and added some interesting new
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And this week's celeb couple will be... a couple gorgeous women geeks from Ohio. Haha haha :) This is awesome.

I mean, the topper (reading the story is) Brandon Routh and George Takei are at the Con today. These two women are gorgeous. Yepper, today is going to be awesome.

So... this is the result of a toot boost using Fedilab on the phone (it was designed for Mastodon toots but works with Friendica)

This post is intended for everyone so please share outside the Fediverse if you know someone out there that fits the bill.

I am looking for someone with knowledge of various App Builders that I can ask questions of. This is a description of what I am looking for:

What I am looking for is an App Builder that can be used to build cross platform web applications (HTML/JS/CSS), iOS apps, and Android apps AND compiles ready to integrate with various app stores (meets all criteria for review and compliance and hopefully has a convenient connection for upload into the developer store.) I prefer an open source solution but would accept a low cost one time purchase fee if it meets all of the above and an open source option is not available.

There are more details but the above is the starting point. Can anyone help?

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MIT and NASA engineers demonstrate a new kind of airplane wing
A team of
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@Foryouwhynot IB the bulk of technology progress is unfortunately funded by DoD, DARPA, ONR, AFRL, ARL, etc. Now if DoD were true to its name for defense, I have no issue with that. But, the GOP has primarily pushed it into an offense agency which I do not agree with. DoD does in fact also provide humanitarian aid and creates a lot of civilian jobs associated with engineering and logistics that have nothing to do with its current offense nature. So there are pros and cons. Elect Democrats and we can return DoD to its defense nature.

On the NASA side of the house, when it was formed, its purpose was to do R&D for industry and transfer the taxpayer funded technology to the private sector. We have many civilian related things we can thank NASA for: dehydrated foods, improvement in weather, earthquake and volcanic activity predictions, medical advances in life sciences including life saving open heart surgeries, improved rescue techniques and equipment, etc. One of the largest... show more

I'm in big trouble...

Google Photos sync deprecation

#tech #Photos
# #tech #Photos

Photos are still going to be there, just presumably only app and Rupp that looks interesting, if for other reasons.

I didn't try @Michael Rupp
@Olav ᚢᛚᚹ yes Photos will be there, I was considering the one at drive as a backup .

ICYMI Amazon is making moves to correct injustices within and challenges its rivals to raise wages:

I'm gonna drop so I don't forget,, but like GM is ripping their offerings. The Tahoes and big pickups are actual money. The Chevy Volt is nor, to the tune of they're going to have to give them away for free in CA soon. UAW costs are like $19/hr average. Paycheck
You and I would expect double, so $18/hr is like $36 with tax, health insurance, etc.
A UAW worker, that $18/hr is more like $60-80/hr and often for nothing but contract, and don't understand why Mexico is cheaper even with tariffs.

That is why the average consulting rate in the US is $75 per hour.

Oh that is interesting... hmm. On the one hand, in doing so, he is creating potential subcontract companies. On the other hand he is creating competition for himself in the same manner software companies open a portion of their source code - to get known issues fixed and new ideas worked in a partnered manner. Both approaches actually lead to job creation and promote entrepreneurs - he was one once. Yes, in the software world unjust appropriation does happen by corporations - but in some cases successful open source projects are bought for high dollars. Bezos may be looking at that potential on delivery services as well to justify that investment. Will there be shoddy ones that treat IC's poorly like Uber and Lyft? Of course there will but there will also be good ones that innovate and treat workers well. Given Bezos' apparent vision to be the logistics giant of space travel whether sub-orbital, orbital, short range, or long range, innovation in delivery is needed. So I will watch this with interest to see where it goes.

May 14
DJ Shelenn at the RockHouse
Tue 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Shelenn Ayres
Weekly 1-2 hour event in the RockHouse parcel of the Melody region at 3rd Rock Grid. Come join us! When you get to the region, click RockHouse on the teleport board. See you there!

Two-Factor-Authentication (2FA)

Friendica (2019.06-dev) is supporting Two-Factor-Authentication (2FA) now. Please read the help pages linked from the settings page before you start setting it up. When you lose your 2nd factor (phone, app) AND your recovery codes there is no way getting access to your account again.

Please also be aware this is a brand-new feature. There
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I really liked her sharing about Rock Hudson. His story is one that should be told widely. We help others evolve over time.

For those unaware, these two were long-time friends but not lovers as the movies portrayed them. It didn't matter to her that he was a gay man. That's how it should be for all of us - age, gender, orientation, race, disability, etc should not matter. Often it does because we are a product of our life experiences. We all have prejudices and pre-conceived notions to overcome - some are taught by parents, society, church, or schools, while others are the result of negative experiences with people different from ourselves. Doris Day strikes me as someone who unlearned and overcame her prejudices.

In der Tat, liebe @Shelenn Ayres , Doris Day wusste über Rock Hudson von Anfang an Bescheid und hat ihr Wissen über andere Menschen nie verraten und immer in Freundschaft zu ihm gestanden.
Ihr selbst wurden auch Liebesabenteuer mit Rock Hudson unterstellt, aber sie hat nicht über Hudsons Dinge gesprochen… Auch nicht, um für sich selbst Vorteile daraus zu gewinnen oder die damals für sie nachteiligen Gerüchte aufzuheben/zu unterbinden.
Ich denke, Doris Day war ein echter Freund, so wie wir alle auch für uns ähnliche Freunde wünschen…
Doris Day, nicht nur eine fantastische Schauspielerin, sondern auch eine große Sängerin!
Doris Day, ein Mensch ohne Skandale, ein Mensch, der anscheinend tatsächlich niemals schlechte Dinge über andere gesagt hat…
Doris Day, ein Mensch mit einem hellen Herzen, ein Mensch, der immer ein Herz für andere Menschen und für Tiere hatte!!
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My favored private space corporation Blue Origin revealed its lunar lander - Bezos is not waiting for governments to get us back on the moon :)

YouTube: Introducing Blue Moon (Blue Origin)

Even Merle knew it's not always Mama's fault ;)

YouTube: Merle Haggard - Mama Tried (Country At Its Finest)

Have a wonderful day!