The five Cs of data products
1. Consent
2. Clarity
3. Consistency and trust
4. Control and transparency
5. Consequences
#data #ethics

Bertrand de Jouvenel: A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.

A Study of Thousands of Dropbox Projects Reveals How Successful Teams Collaborate -

Dropbox gave researchers access to thousands of people’s accounts for research purposes.

Only names and folders were “anonymised”. Even paid services can’t be trusted it seems

Life hack: if you campus has a gym, you can sign up for it and use their showers on warm days

That way, you can bike to work without having biked to work

Dmitry Bogatov was arrested in Moscow under charges that profoundly misrepresented how the Tor Internet anonymization service works.

He has been cleared of all charges and is officially free. source:

Milarepa is/was one of the foremost tantric practitioners in the Tibetan buddhist tradition.

Here is an excerpt of his biography showing his radical - for the time at least - inclusion of women on the path to enlightenment:

For decades, the number of women studying computer science was growing faster than the number of men. But in 1984, something changed. The percentage of women in computer science flattened, and then plunged.

What happened?

Every protocol attempts to expand until it can resolve names


Like, okay, Data's face pasted over Zuck's face, hilarious - except that Data is a good person and a relatable character for a lot of good people out there. You're literally making Zuck look *better* by comparing him to Data? If you want to be mean to him you have to paste on the face of someone *bad*, no? Data is awesome.

When it comes to communicating communist ideas I feel like it'd be more effective if instead of saying "private property" we said "remote ownership" or "ownership on paper" or "economic property" or "corporate property" or "for-profit property"

Cuz like what we mean is "you can't own a house you don't live in" "you can't own a business others work in" "You can't own land others live or work on"

And I think in the 21st century "private property" just doesn't evoke that meaning

@lyndsysimon @xeb Also there was an interesting essay recently you might be interested in, arguing for seperating the concepts of "epistemic bubble" -- not seeing ideas you disagree with -- vs. "echo chamber" -- refusing to consider ideas against your own -- and that they need to be approached and dealt with very differently.

The true failing of RSS is that you can't track people with it

hey so i paid for meds today and it was a lot more than expected? so im kinda uncomfortably skint
if someone wants to help a pal out here's my kofi

I really wish I was not disabled so that I could get paid by various groups and local authorities to give training about nonbinary genders. :D

Robert Bowman: We are not hated because we practice democracy, value freedom, or uphold human rights. We are hated because our government denies these things to people in Third World countries whose resources are coveted by our multinational corporations. That hatred we have sown has come back to haunt us in the form of terrorism and in the future, nuclear terrorism.

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