Amid #deletefacebook, this designer imagined social media as hopeless, deserted motels
"The state has endeavored to turn ungovernable wetlands into taxable grain fields by reengineering the landscape." James C. Scott's Against The Grain gives me a new understanding of "drain the swamp".
Regarding Facebook tracking non-users Mark Zuckerberg said "This kind of data collection is fundamental to how the internet works."
I'm not a networking expert but I know enough to be able to confidently say that nothing at all about this data collection is fundamental to how the Internet works. I guess he was using Silicon Valley speak where "the internet" means "huge corporations who make most of their money by selling ads and illegally collecting as much data as possible".
The Restaurant Industry Ran A Private Poll On the Minimum Wage. It Did Not Go Well For Them.
The restaurant industry's own internal survey found huge support for raising the minimum wage, even if it meant a higher check.
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'“Assume good intent” is frequently brought into codes of conduct to attempt to create a culture of blamelessness, but in reality, it places the question of blame front and center.' lucid and vital treatise against "assume good intent" in codes of conduct: https://thebias.com/2017/09/26/how-good-intent-undermines-diversity-and-inclusion/ (via someone on here, I forget who, sorry!)
After hosting a few parties at his apartment, his neighbors remarked that he and his friends always seemed happy and that they were envious. Dr. Sacko urged them to join his next party.
Instead, they called the police.
“The police said, ‘You are too noisy,’ ” Dr. Sacko recalled. “And I said ‘But my neighbors like that!’ ”
Who here is a talented Meme machine and wants to join a super secret fighting crew hellbent on overthrowing the intergalactic forces of Zuckness?
Black Americans don’t sleep as well as white Americans. That’s a problem.
Please don’t take this the wrong way, but I am eliminating all of my remaining PGP/GPG secrets and moving away from that system entirely.
Just saw a "free software" manifesto that actually says that "software should be written for programmers", and... how can anyone be this dense? If software is only usable by a small percentage of people with highly specialized technical skills, it's not really free, is it? You're just replacing one gatekeeper with another.
Instead of software being controlled by capitalistic monopolists, you're advocating it be controlled by a small technocratic elite. That's not better!!!
whats up with when in movies they're using a landline phone and they get hanged up on and they go "hello? hello???" like cmon can you not hear the hangup tone
A Letter to Jay-Z: Don’t Keep This Promise – IN JUSTICE
"Here in New Orleans (where we have the highest rate of jail #incarceration in the nation), we still process people on paper because the court’s computer system can’t “talk” to the jail’s computer system" #prisonabolition