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A new report examines the state of automated journalism in Europe — and what’s holding it back » Nieman Journalism Lab
Automation is going beyond news writing. Reuters, for example, created the Reuters News Tracer, which was designed to alert reporters when news breaks on Facebook and Twitter. Dutch news agency ANP developed a tool that automatically simplifies the language in news stories and republishes them in its Kids Feed.
automation  Report  Research 
yesterday by paulbradshaw
Disrupt the Citizen | Online Only | n+1
What Plouffe and the ride-sharing companies understand is that, under capitalism, when markets are pitted against the state, the figure of the consumer can be invoked against the figure of the citizen. Consumption has in fact come to replace our original ideas of citizenship. As the sociologist Wolfgang Streeck has argued in his exceptional 2012 essay, “Citizens as Customers,” the government encouragement of consumer choice in the 1960s and ’70s “radiated” into the public sphere, making government seem shabby in comparison with the endlessly attractive world of consumer society. Political goods began to get judged by the same standards as commodities, and were often found wanting.
The result is that, in Streeck’s prediction, the “middle classes, who command enough purchasing power to rely on commercial rather than political means to get what they want, will lose interest in the complexities of collective preference-setting and decision-making, and find the sacrifices of individual utility required by participation in traditional politics no longer worthwhile.” The affluent find themselves bored by goods formerly subject to collective provision, such as public transportation, ceasing to pay for them, while thereby supporting private options. Consumer choice then stands in for political choice. When Ohio governor John Kasich proposed last year that he would “Uber-ize” the state’s government, he was appealing to this sense that politics should more closely resemble the latest trends in consumption.
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yesterday by petej
WordPress Developer's Intro To Docker, Part Two
Contains excellent explanation of how Docker's "entrypoint" works together with the "CMD" directive.
wordpress  docker  container  automation  howto  tutorial 
2 days ago by mwolffhh
Run a command in multiple buffers | Vim Tips Wiki | FANDOM powered by Wikia
This tip shows how to apply a command multiple times using :argdo (all files in argument list), or :bufdo (all buffers), or :tabdo (all tabs), or :windo (all windows in the current tab). See search and replace in multiple buffers for the common requirement to perform a substitute multiple times.
vim  scripting  tips  wikientry  howto  example  automation 
2 days ago by ezequiel
MySQL infrastructure testing automation at GitHub | GitHub Engineering
Our MySQL infrastructure is a critical component to GitHub. MySQL serves GitHub.com, GitHub’s API, authentication and more. Every git request touches MySQL in some way. We are tasked with keeping the data available, and maintaining its integrity. Even while our MySQL clusters serve traffic, we need to be able to perform tasks such as heavy duty cleanups, ad-hoc updates, online schema migrations, cluster topology refactoring, pooling and load balancing and more. We have the infrastruc...
devops  database  mysql  automation  backup 
2 days ago by geetarista
Meet The Platform Workforce – NewCo Shift
A conversation with workers on the front lines of the on demand economy

What happens when millions of jobs are automated?
ondemand  automation  work  futureofwork  economics  Management 
2 days ago by jorgebarba
What does automation mean for G&A and the back office? | McKinsey & Company
A lot. By incorporating available technologies, redeploying employees and reimagining processes, companies can dramatically increase performance and greatly reduce costs.
sga  automation  back-office 
3 days ago by spdaly
Back to Work by John Waters | Articles | First Things
These trends coincided with the widespread absorption of women into the public workplace. The conventional wisdom had it that this had to do with feminism, or “women’s lib,” as men and dissenting women called it. In reality, it had much more to do with the dissemination of technology, which opened the world up to the physically delicate. Factory work, in which human skills had been coded, tabulated, and redistributed as a set of mechanistic functions, could be carried out by machines or relatively ­unskilled personnel. Working as a tradesman was becoming increasingly undesirable, if not ­actually scorned. The wages of skilled employees, including locomotive drivers and signalmen, were forced down, while the salaries (the distinction was critical) of pen pushers went up. It was as if those who had become “educated” were entering into a conspiracy to render themselves relevant. They downgraded those who actually did things, while valorizing their own “­supervisory” functions.

In the new dispensation, consumption supplanted personal creativity as the measure of identity. In the old order, a man trained as a carpenter was more than a man. A woman entitled to call herself a dressmaker was someone from whom a judgment emanated in an elevated way. Now, identity could be purchased rather than earned: What you lost in human dignity and self-realization in the rat race, you bought back in the boutique or the motor showroom.

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“Creativity” became the capacity to operate ­various systems, processes, and technologies and to switch between equally mundane and unsatisfying functions under the illusion of mastery. The machines needed to be “clever” to carry out their allotted functions, so their operators, though no more than button pushers, were enabled to feel smart. This, together with the even deeper illusion of autonomy conferred by individualism, convinced the post-1960s generations that they were not merely the most free but the most creative ever to grace planet Earth. In truth, ­creativity had been surrendered with the skills, trades, and crafts that now belonged to the machines.
work  tech  technique  automation 
3 days ago by ayjay

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