Yahoo Answers being shut down robbed the world of this important piece of historical knowledge about the relationship between William of Orange and the colors of New York sports teams.

web.archive.org/web/20210416014020/https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100311140531AAvVemg

Google is poisoning its reputation with AI researchers - The Verge

theverge.com/2021/4/13/2237015

"Whatever the context of Google’s involvement in AI research, it’s clear that the company has hurt its reputation significantly with its treatment of Gebru and Mitchell. Calculating what effect incidents like these will have on a company in the long run is impossible, but in the short term Google has eroded trust in its AI work and its ability to support minority voices."

dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/3442188

New here? Not sure where to start? This intro by @noelle might help out:

gist.github.com/joyeusenoelle/

Also I'd like to send you a quick "hello" and a note that if you're on octodon.social that our beloved administrator is @CobaltVelvet. She runs this place and keeps it tidy.

It's also not free as in beer so if you'd like to keep this place running please feel free to help out her Patreon:

patreon.com/CobaltVelvet

(note: I'm not an admin here, I just like this place)

Feeling lost on Mastodon? Wondering what all of those timelines and options mean?

I did a video presentation about Mastodon for Michigan!/usr/group (mug.org)

Here's the video if you're interested:

youtube.com/watch?v=S4amvKNpJo

First! 😀 Only. 🤔

Welcome to the new TWiT Mastodon Instance! It's like Twitter but open, federated, and dedicated to TWiT Fans. My new handle is @leo - see you there!

TWiT.social

A Mastodon instance dedicated to TWiT listeners. Think of a Twitter just for geeks, sharing content with other Mastodon servers all over the world. If you're a TWiT fan, consider this your home! Our TWiT Forums live at TWiT Community. Post conversation starters there. TWiT.social is for quick thoughts, fun pictures, and other ephemera. Keep it clean, keep it friendly. Looking forward to your Toots!