Interesting piece from Logic Magazine on the inter relation between making IT systems secure and making them accessible at https://logicmag.io/security/access-denied/
Noticed that BBC News article "Why popular YouTubers are building their own sites" makes no mention of Peertube, talking about a bunch of platforms I have never heard of, but not really surprised.
Came across this really infomative info-graphic on Covid-19. Good to have clear information on something which is affecting our lives so much
The Ambrige Garden Club DNS is registered
My sample Small Organisation Server, the Ambrige Garden Club, is now registered on the DNS. The process is described at https://wordpress.debian.social/jlines/2020/11/13/ambridge-garden-club-registering-the-domain/
Instant Messenger systems used by the military should be based on standards and federated... you can probably see where I am going, but if people with really high security requirements are using the same system, then they have an interest in making sure it is secure. The Internet is built on the back of the ARPANET, a product of the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency.
Instant Messenger systems used by the banks should be based on standards and federated. People need to trust the system they use to IM their bank manager, but it should not be unique to the each bank, needing is own app. Some may argue that the financial sector has particular security needs, but so does the NHS, the military etc. If the XMPP standard can not meet these requirements then should be improved until it does, working with other interested parties.
Instant Messenger systems used by the NHS should be based on standards and federated. People need to trust the system they use to IM their doctor, but it should not be unique to the NHS, needing is own app. Some may argue that the NHS has particular security needs, but so do banks, the military etc. If the XMPP standard can not meet these requirements then should be improved until it does, working with other interested parties.
Worried about WhatsApp
Key systems are not a game.
Infrastructure should be open or interchangeable
In this age of increasing unreason I wrote 'The reasoned feedback loop' - although I am hoping reason will prevail on both sides in the US Election.
I really like what Mark Nottingham says about 'RFC8890: The Internet is for End Users' at https://www.mnot.net/blog/2020/08/28/for_the_users
I would like it even more if I could comment via ActivityPub rather than Twitter.
1984 should be a warning, not an instruction manual
Like most viruses Covid19 mutates, and at present these muatations are not revevant to the vaccine development as they are not on the parts of the virus used to iddntify it. They are even helpful in allowing epedimiologists to track strains . Once a vaccine is devoloped will introduce selection for strains with more resistance, so I hope thix is being considered in the modelling. On the plus side, with many teams working on development there should be a choice of vaccines too. #coronavirus
This is pretty cool. The University of Alberta has launched a free online course on Science Literacy.
Learn to tell the difference between real and pseudoscience. https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions-programs/online-courses/science-literacy.html
it takes effort to build community these days. re-decentralising is increasingly important.
this is the lame (though partly valid) excuse of people using f***book, whatsapp, other centralised "platforms".
I didn't miss the point so much as willfully assign it very little value :)
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