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Notes From An Emergency
"But their software and algorithms affect the lives of billions of people. Decisions about how this software works are not under any kind of democratic control. In the best case, they are being made by idealistic young people in California with imperfect knowledge of life in a faraway place like Germany. In the worst case, they are simply being read out of a black-box algorithm trained on God knows what data.

This is a very colonial mentality! In fact, it’s what we fought our American War of Independence over, a sense of grievance that decisions that affected us were being made by strangers across the ocean.

Today we're returning the favor to all of Europe."
google  pinboard  politics  facebook  internet  policy  regulation  unions 
june 2017 by grahams
The Great A.I. Awakening - The New York Times
<Blockquote>How Google used artificial intelligence to transform Google Translate, one of its more popular services — and how machine learning is poised to reinvent computing itself. </Blockquote>
translation  neuralnetworks  google  AI 
december 2016 by grahams
Fizz Buzz in Tensorflow
"interviewer: OK, so are you familiar with "fizz buzz"?"
funny  google  interview  tensorflow 
december 2016 by grahams
My Life, Universe and Everything: Introduction to the Google Calendar API (HOWTO)
"I have used Google Calendars to schedule and control a number of projects (eg. sprinkler system, alarm clock, etc) .  The following How To will get you started.  You will of course need a google account."
api  calendar  google  examples  code  oauth 
july 2015 by grahams
How to Delete the Birthdays Calendar from Your Google Calendar
"Today, Google rolled out their updates to Google Calendar and I haven’t dug deep into it. BUT one feature stood out to me and annoyed the daylights outta me. It’s a new calendar you will see called “Birthdays.” It is placing the birthdays and anniversaries of our Google+ contacts in OUR calendars."
google  calendar  googleplus  dumb  tips 
december 2014 by grahams
The Golden Era Of Spam Comments Has Ended
The search engine optimization community has spent the last two years in a panic. SEO people flood our Internet with spam links and fake Twitter bots and paid traffic, to help bad websites look more popular than they are, to deliver fake viewers to web ads.

They now spend their lives on the run, Google nipping at their heels. Their biggest project? Removing all the spam links on websites like this one—the spam links that they put there.
seo  google  searching  marketing  lol  schadenfreude 
december 2013 by grahams
Google Glass Teardown
Gargoyles represent the embarrassing side of the Central Intelligence Corporation. Instead of using laptops, they wear their computers on their bodies, broken up into separate modules that hang on the waist, on the back, on the headset. They serve as human surveillance devices, recording everything that happens around them. Nothing looks stupider; these getups are the modern-day equivalent of the slide-rule scabbard or the calculator pouch on the belt, marking the user as belonging to a class that is at once above and far below human society.

—Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
design  google  glass  cyborg  wearable  nerd  awesome 
june 2013 by grahams
Our plans to support modern browsers across Google Apps - Official Gmail Blog
As of August 1st, we will discontinue support for the following browsers and their predecessors: Firefox 3.5, Internet Explorer 7, and Safari 3. In these older browsers you may have trouble using certain features in Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Talk, Google Docs and Google Sites, and eventually these apps may stop working entirely.
firefox  gmail  google  ie6  ie7  ie  browsers  safari  support  legacy 
june 2011 by grahams
Inside Google’s Age of Augmented Humanity (Pt. 1-3) [longform.org]
For its next act, the Silicon Valley giant wants to put a supercomputer in your pocket, the better to sense, search, and interpret your personal surroundings. We talked to the scientists who are making it happen
google  searching  language  speech  vision  cv  from instapaper
march 2011 by grahams
Two-Step Authentication - How it works - Google Apps Accounts Help
2-step verification adds an extra layer of security to your Google Account by requiring you to have access to your phone – as well as your username and password – when you sign in. This means that if someone steals or guesses your password, the potential hijacker still can't sign in to your account because they don't have your phone
google  docs  security 
january 2011 by grahams
Request to allow Google Voice account transfer
If you accidentally associated your Google Voice account with the wrong Google Account, please submit your information, and we will transfer your Google Voice account to the right Google Account.
google  googlevoice  telephone  telephony 
january 2011 by grahams
google-refine - Project Hosting on Google Code
Google Refine is a power tool for working with messy data, cleaning it up, transforming it from one format into another, extending it with web services, and linking it to databases like Freebase.
google  data  massage  ocd  awesome  free  from delicious
november 2010 by grahams
Google Public DNS
Google Public DNS is a free, global Domain Name System (DNS) resolution service, that you can use as an alternative to your current DNS provider.
network  dns  google  tech  speed  public  from delicious
december 2009 by grahams
Let's all take a deep breath and get some perspective - The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs
Honestly, Google, is there anyone in charge over there? Is there anyone who knows how to criticize anything in that fucked up little Montessori preschool of yours? I mean I guess it's nice that you all get to spend 20 percent of your time dreaming up useless shit, and I guess you have to use the Montessori method and tell everyone that whatever little piece of shit they've created is just so wonderful and perfect and beautiful -- but really, as I've told Eric before, that doesn't mean you have to release everything these bozos dream up.
google  apple  fakestevejobs  rants  googleos  android  management  sayno 
july 2009 by grahams
Google Code Blog: HTML5 and WebKit pave the way for mobile web applications
Enter HTML5. We're very excited about the evolving HTML5 standard because it enables mobile and desktop website designers to deliver the advantages of client-side and server side development to their users simultaneously! New APIs let web applications start offline and store data on the client. The canvas API lets you draw complex user interfaces, or you can use advanced CSS tricks to get the browser to render a rich UI. In addition, the W3C Geolocation API is being adopted and implemented by browser developers, enabling entire new categories of web applications to be built.
google  gmail  webdesign  programming  javascript  html  html5  webapp 
april 2009 by grahams
Contrast | The Blog | SEO is bullshit
SEO is using deodorant instead of washing. SEO is masking bad coffee with sugar. SEO is cramming instead of studying. SEO is using pain killers instead of going to the dentist. SEO is taking weight loss pills instead of exercising. SEO is a comb-over. SEO is Scientology. SEO is Paris Hilton. SEO is the Zune. SEO is the morning-after pill. SEO is astroturf. SEO is not the real thing. SEO is cutting corners. SEO is not the solution. SEO is bullshit.
lol  funny  seo  search  google  marketing  bullshit 
october 2008 by grahams
Welcome - doctype - Google Code
Welcome to Google Doctype. "Written by web developers, for web developers."
api  apps  coding  css  design  development  docs  documentation  google  reference  javascript  html  web 
may 2008 by grahams
Google Video - authors@google
Video from Google's lecture series featuring authors...
google  video  classes  lectures  books  authors  primers  knowledge 
april 2007 by grahams
Google Video - engEDU
Tons of video from Google's engineering lecture series... More lectures than most people can keep up with...
google  video  tech  classes  lectures  engineering  geek  programming  development  primers  knowledge 
april 2007 by grahams
Google Sparsehash Package
The Google sparsehash package consists of two hashtable implementations: sparse, which is designed to be very space efficient, and dense, which is designed to be very time efficient.
code  c++  containers  stl  google  development  tools  programming 
march 2007 by grahams
Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO » Three solid Gmail productivity tips
If you’re a techie person, email is essential but it’s hard to stay on top of all of it. If you use Gmail and Firefox, here’s a few tips to get email under control.
email  firefox  google  hacks  tutorial  gmail 
march 2007 by grahams
macfuse - Google Code
MacFUSE implements a mechanism that makes it possible to implement a fully functional file system in a user-space program on Mac OS X. It aims to be API-compliant with the FUSE (Filesystem in USErspace) mechanism that originated on Linux.
fuse  linux  osx  macos  macosx  apple  filesystem  cool  neat  google  geek  tech 
january 2007 by grahams
Deano’s World - Bizzare Google Request
I have been running the site for over two years and we have been ranked very highly for the search term [edited]. [...] I think it would be best all round if you remove your blog from google for this search term.
google  business  hilarious  humor  funny  idiots 
december 2006 by grahams
Extreme Diet Coke & Mentos Experiments II - The Domino Effect - Google Video
The guys from EepyBird are back, with 251 bottles of Diet Coke and over 1,500 Mentos mints. In Experiment #137, they did a mint-powered ... all » version of the Bellagio fountains. This time, it's one giant Coke & Mentos chain reaction that has to be see
video  google  eepybird  coke  mentos  dominos 
october 2006 by grahams
How a Young Turk Spared Hackerdom From Respectability
Jordan gets props from the WSJ for his del.icio.us file storage hack!
csh  jordan  wsj  yahoo  google  hack  del.icio.us  awesome 
october 2006 by grahams
Stopdesign | Google Calendar tips
Since I’ve been an early user of Google Calendar for a few months now, thought I’d share a few tips that may make the jump a little smoother for others.
articles  google  hack  tips  web  tutorial  software  reference  productivity 
may 2006 by grahams
Uncharted Territory: A Conversation with Vinton Cerf
NEH Chairman Bruce Cole talked recently with one of the Fathers of the Internet, Vinton G. Cerf. A recipient of the National Medal of Technology, Cerf is vice president and "chief Internet evangelist" for Google.
readlater  articles  vintcerf  internet  geek  google 
may 2006 by grahams
Google Earth - Download
Now available for Mac in addition to PC
google  apple  osx  software  windows  googleearth 
january 2006 by grahams
Download Google Earth for MacOS X
Ok, so you know there is a beta of Google Earth floating on the net.
google  googleearth  mac  osx  software  tiger  download  beta 
december 2005 by grahams
candy canes - Google Search
A little festive ui hack from google (check the adbar)
google  easteregg  geek  christmas 
december 2005 by grahams

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