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It's probably painfully obvious that I like open source mascots way too much and I'm okay with that. It's fun

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I noticed a while back that the Tor Project did some rebranding, so I got around to doing a funny little character design challenge. I'm actually kinda satisfied with the result.

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Art!; reddit links 

I have created an Art! This is the Belter Fast Attack Craft "Speak No Lies" on an attack run to a Terran station!

It doesn't quite fit within the character limit, so here's a link to the worldbuildy details

reddit.com/r/worldbuilding/com

And if you like it, please consider voting it up in the r/blender contest thread !

reddit.com/r/blender/comments/

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anyway the linux kernel banned UMN from any contributions because they were obviously upset about this clearly unethical study, and the UMN IRB also pulled this clown shit so they had no choice but to hit the instance block button

the fun part is the actual paper is totally clown too
from reddit:

>From the paper:
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>> To mitigate the risks, we make several suggestions. First, OSS projects would be suggested to update the code of conduct by adding a code like “By submitting the patch, I agree to not intend to introduce bugs.”
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>Yeah, that'll slow the black-hats down. Good job, folks. You're a real credit to the people who run your university's admissions screening.

here's the paper
github.com/QiushiWu/QiushiWu.g

here's their non-apology (sorry, "clarification")
www-users.cs.umn.edu/%7Ekjlu/p

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computer science in the modern day has at least as much, if not more, impact than other fields like physics or chemistry.

we understood that physics and chemistry had wild ethical impacts when we invented the atom bomb.

computing hasn't had a similar event; an effective slap in the face to tell us that we need to actually consider the shit we're doing, rather than just inventing things or doing things for the sake of doing it, or because "it's possible".

i'm really hoping we don't need that slap in the face.

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"it's not professional enough" who's gonna join mastodon, see 'toot', and then go "wow this is unprofessional and rude I hate this platform. goodbye." yeah, nobody.

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NOOO eugennnnn don't take the toot from us

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Today I witnessed history. Now you can too. You’re watching video of the #MarsHelicopter’s first flight – a true “Wright brothers” moment.

Watch it all unfold:
✅ Spin-up
✅ Takeoff
✅ Hover
✅ Turn
✅ Landing

Read more: go.nasa.gov/3edNn0u

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