my first impressions of the #WirvsVirus hackathon:
* it's scary that ethics doesn't play a huge role in the majority of projects
-> many participants consider to code software that tracks people being infected/that traces infection routes/that shows areas with the highest infection rate (I don't want to see software that tracks people based on illnesses like ever... that just feels icky and messed up and fucking dangerous)
* there's a majority of "let's throw tech at a social problem that cannot be solved with tech but we're doing it anyways" folks
* there's barely a discussion on security (like when you're working with data that includes the health status of someone or, on a more basic level, any personal, non-public, data... that should be a top priority!)
* Makers DIYing critical medical infrastructure without including the safety standards into their scope. "Hold on, have to debug my Arduino" is an appropriate sentence for LED strips, not for vital stuff like respirators.
Hey, team lead for the #XMPP Standards Foundation infrastructure team here.
The server that handles XSF web (xmpp.org, wiki.xmpp.org, xmpp.net) and chatrooms (muc.xmpp.org) went down early on 2020-03-20. The cause is currently unknown, we are awaiting a response from the hosting provider.
Meanwhile we have already restored wiki.xmpp.org onto a new server from our latest nightly backups, and other services will follow as soon as possible.
Please be kind to everyone in these difficult and disruptive times!
@ripper Ich hab da mal eine Frage an einen Metall-3D-Druck-Experten ^^
Bei direktem Metal Laser Melting (sintern ist es ja nicht, wenn ich das richtig verstanden habe), warum braucht das support-Strukturen? Wird das nicht auch wie bei SLS durch das Pulver gestützt?
#fernunterricht Bitte jetzt nicht auf amerikanische, proprietäre Lösungen zurück greifen. Wir haben so viel Zeit. RKI spricht schon von bis zu 2 Jahren. Experimentieren macht Spaß.
"Besonders kritisch: Wer sich jetzt an die schlechten Angebote gewöhnt, kommt in Zukunft schlechter davon weg."
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