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Bigotry isn't ok just because it's directed at a horrible person. Be careful about who you're hurting in the process

#RadicalSoftness

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Every time I see the Hacker Ethic praised without critically challenging its shortcomings, I have to think of "Programming is Forgetting: Toward a New Hacker Ethic" by Allison Parrish and wish it was more popular. You can read the transcript here opentranscripts.org/transcript

Endgame ruminations Show more

Endgame ruminations Show more

Endgame ruminations Show more

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"Free world building idea: Wizards have the same trust in magic that software designers have in software, which is to say, almost none at all."

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this company claims this smart clothespin will "revolutionize" how you do laundry and I say we pass a binding resolution at the UN that no companies anywhere are allowed to use "revolution" or any version of that word ever again.

@Andrea
Thanks to Stil pointing me at a cheap copy of Dark Emu, I managed a couple of hours uninterrupted reading in the sun yesterday. It was very nice.

@daedalus @mike

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Guys: “Well you know, there were many people working on those algorithms, it’s not only Katie Bouman work but rather a team effort.”

Also guys: “Elon Musk is sending rockets on Mars, he makes electric cars, he invented tunnels, he’s such a genius, I love him.”

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Katie Bouman deserves the respect & attention she's getting, so already the trolls are working to tear her down.

freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngul

This is a good interview with the owner of the British UCI-level women's cycling team, Drops. I've been a big fan of the team in its various incarnations, as it worked to grow the sport without taking advantage of the athletes, and as it strove to show that women's racing was as good as the men's. I hope they overcome their current financial hurdles and have many succesful years

thebritishcontinental.co.uk/20

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Two great #WomenInSTEM: Computer scientist Katie Bouman and Margaret Hamilton.

Katie with her awesome stack of hard drives for #EHTBlackhole image data 😍.

Margaret and her Apollo Guidance Computer source code 📚.

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"Lyft cannot afford to pay its drivers a living wage, or it would “absorb enormous losses.”

This is a remarkable argument for a company to make about its own business model in a court filing. Essentially, it is describing the exact logic people have been using to warn that the other shoe will eventually drop on ride-hailing apps: it’s not a good business."

jalopnik.com/lyft-was-full-of-

#gigEconomy #gigEconomyMustDie

At least the encounter reminded me that I hadn't bought "Attack of the 50 Foot Blockchain". I remedied that situation yesterday and now have to find time to actually read it

Voting in the state election on Saturday was fairly chill apart from the guy handing out Flux HTV cards (no-one else was hassling voters). I told him I wasn't interested and he had to know why. When I told him I didn't owe him an explanation, he got quite huffy.

Having read the Wikipedia page on Flux today, I wish I'd know that on Saturday so I could tell him I wasn't interested in a party that attempted electoral fraud in the last Federal election.

I was speaking to my mum this morning about how the kids should be running everything, and remembered Logan's Run, which I hadn't watched in years, so I popped in in the DVD player.... it's so much fun and so, so 70's.

From the wardrobe choices, the music, the choreographed fight scenes, the dome... the robot! It's all so styled and identifiably of a specific period. Maybe I should go watch Blakes 7 next while I'm in the mood :)

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