Great essay on the faux intellectualism of Paul Graham's writing.
My wife spent some time after school getting a gift card for a student because their family basically had no food and may not have a place to live soon. We're trying to figure out what else we can do to help them.
It was emotionally draining for her, but she's an awesome teacher and I'm proud of her.
It's also why I get really pissed when I hear people telling me that teachers have it easy.
Citigroup’s Plutonomy Memo: “There are rich consumers, and there are the rest” https://elpidiovaldes.wordpress.com/2018/02/12/citigroups-plutonomy-memo-there-are-rich-consumers-and-there-are-the-rest/
What surveillance equipment is law enforcement using in your area? EFF and @RSJNevada are mapping police technology in use all over the United States. https://atlasofsurveillance.org/
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"... the group initially assigns you a minor role: simple, low-risk tasks that are nevertheless useful. As you master each, you are given increasing responsibility, and trickier, more central roles ...
... most learning is informal, and most “teaching” is unpaid. The learner’s valuable labor gets exchanged for tuition. This is part of the science system, too: graduate students and postdocs contribute to their professor’s research program."
This is wild.
Militarized Federal Agents from a patchwork of outside agencies have begun policing Portland (in rented minivans vans) without the explicit approval of the mayor, the state, or local municipalities. This is what that looks like in practice:
More, including @Apple@twitter.com . This Twitter hack is looking worse by the second.
These [social media companies] are some of the most damaging organizations we’ve seen on the planet. Mark Zuckerberg is the most dangerous person in the world. He has absolutely institutionalized sociopathy, and he has a $2 billion beard in Sheryl Sandberg who runs around wallpapering over the actions of one of the most damaging organizations in the world.
Mandatory reading for everyone who uses #Mastodon
"The point is, there's a game everyone is playing today and it really is bad for you. [...] I'm talking about real, lasting consequences in the real world. I'm talking about a game that can actually change the way you see other human beings, and how you treat them. It's a game that's genuinely harmful and continues to impact your thoughts and behaviour, even after you stop playing it."
First Order Motion Model for Image Animation can transfer animation from a target video to a single still image target https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUfJOQKdtAk
I first tried Windows around 30 years ago…
It’s now 2020, and Windows Terminal cannot pipe text into a file without corrupting it with additional characters.
Bill Gates is a billionaire. Steve Ballmer is a billionaire. Charles Simonyi is a billionaire. Paul Allen was a billionaire.
Please, tell me again about your fucking meritocracy.
If I had to sum up my thoughts on Antifa they would be exactly like this article.
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