Software Executive Decries ‘Toxic Certainty Syndrome’

Software Executive Decries ‘Toxic Certainty Syndrome’

Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading! Software Executive Decries ‘Toxic Certainty Syndrome’ (glowforge.com) Posted by EditorDavid on Sunday May 12, 2019 @03:34AM from the reply-hazy-try-again dept. Michael Natkin is the VP of software engineering at the 3D printer company Glowforge. In a recent post on the…

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Palantir’s software was used for deportations, documents show

Palantir’s software was used for deportations, documents show

Data mining firm Palantir’s software was used by a U.S. government agency during an operation in 2017 in which immigrants crossing the border were arrested for deportation, newly released documents (PDF) have shown, contradicting the $20 billion firm’s earlier public statements. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement documents, obtained by advocacy organization Mijente through Freedom of Information…

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Open-Source Software Making Museums More Accessible

Open-Source Software Making Museums More Accessible

Oftentimes, the process of visiting a museum begins at an institution’s website, and not all of them are accessible to people with disabilities. In fact, several notable NYC institutions’ websites are not readable by visitors with loss of vision. Those museums should take a tip from Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art whose open-source software—a tool…

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10 Software Tools to Help You Manage Your Business Point of Sale

10 Software Tools to Help You Manage Your Business Point of Sale

These days, business organizations are becoming increasingly dependent on technology. Without using modern technologies, services, and automation tools, they start to lose competitiveness. A good number of companies use POS software as it helps cashiers and professionals to make complex calculations easily & complete transactions quickly. Numerous POS software is available on the market, which…

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