PowerPhotos
Merge Mac Photos libraries, find duplicates, and more - even manage multiple libraries
tech.help  iphotos  photos  app  mac  software 
2 days ago
iPhone, iPad & iPod Manager for Mac & PC
Manage your iPhone. Your way.
Get a trusted software to transfer and save your music, messages, files and data. Safely back up any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Powerful and user-friendly, iMazing is simply the best iOS device manager for Mac and PC.
tech.help  iphone 
6 days ago
Workers of the world unite on distributed digital platforms
George Zarkadakis | Aeon Essays

"This kind of bottom-up, self-organised business network is what Trebor Scholz, a professor at the New School in New York, calls ‘platform cooperativism’. Take Uber, currently valued in the tens of billions of dollars. There’s no reason why a group of drivers couldn’t build a similar platform for themselves; the software tools to develop it are open-source and readily available, and development and design talent can be given incentives to participate."
uber  platform  from instapaper
9 weeks ago
Nearly 6,000 Died In Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria,
Redditt

Nearly 6,000 Died In Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria, A Harvard Study Says. The Government Still Claims 64 People Died.
pr.analysis  pr.news  puerto.rico 
11 weeks ago
How to Win in Ride Hailing Without Any Money
"HKTaxi, a five-year-old taxi-hailing app founded by two college buddies, has managed to hold on to the Hong Kong market against the likes of Didi and Uber despite a fairly limited initial investment. Today, the app claims 60% share in a city where the overall taxi market is worth HK$13 billion, or $1.6 billion a year. It has recruited 45,000 taxi drivers, who pick up traditional fares on the street in addition to responding to ride requests via the app. It handles about 35,000 trips a day, the company said."
quotes  from instapaper
11 weeks ago
The Bill Gates Line
", “That’s a crock of shit. This isn’t a platform. A platform is when the economic value of everybody that uses it, exceeds the value of the company that creates it. Then it’s a platform.”"
quotes  from instapaper
11 weeks ago
Association of Bay Area Governments | Serving the counties, cities and towns of the Bay Area since 1961
Formed by a Joint Powers Authority in 1961, ABAG is a voluntary membership and advisory organization with limited statutory authority. ABAG was created by local governments to meet their planning and research needs related to land use, environmental and water resource protection, disaster resilience, energy efficiency and hazardous waste mitigation. ABAG also provides financial services to local counties, cities and towns.
puerto.rico  pr.acronyms 
april 2018
How Facebook Helps Shady Advertisers Pollute the Internet
"Facebook’s targeting algorithm is so powerful, they said, they don’t need to identify suckers themselves—Facebook does it automatically. And they boasted that Russia’s dezinformatsiya agents were using tactics their community had pioneered."
quotes  from instapaper
april 2018
Ta-Nehisi Coates Made the Case for Reparations—Here’s Who Is Making the Plan
"“For two centuries the Negro was enslaved, and robbed of any wages—potential accrued wealth which would have been the legacy of his descendants.” —Martin Luther King Jr., in a 1965 Playboy interview with Alex Haley"
quotes  from instapaper
april 2018
Trump Aggressively Fought Sprinkler System Law That Could Have Saved Man in Trump Tower Fire
"Though President Donald Trump has spent his career boasting of his wealth, he claimed in the 1990s that outfitting apartments in his residential high-rise buildings with sprinkler systems would be too expensive—and lobbied against regulations that may have been able to save the life of a man who was killed in a"
quotes  from instapaper
april 2018
Brian Krebs on ‘Security Questions’ and Facebook Surveys
"Consider, for example, the following quiz posted to Facebook by San Benito Tire Pros, a tire and auto repair shop in California. It asks Facebook users, “What car did you learn to drive stick shift on?”

I hope this is painfully obvious, but for many people the answer will be the same as to the question, “What was the make and model of your first car?”, which is one of several “secret questions” most commonly used by banks and other companies to let customers reset their passwords or gain access to the account without knowing the password."
quotes  from instapaper
april 2018
How Facebook got into a mess – and why it can’t get out of it
"How did we get into this preposterous mess? Answering this question requires an understanding of (among other things) the peculiar nature of digital technology, the ideology of Silicon Valley, the astonishing political naivety of Zuckerberg, the ethical tunnel vision of software engineers and – most important – the business model that has come to be known as “surveillance capitalism”."
quotes  from instapaper
april 2018
401: He Uses His Powers For Evil
"Harlan Ellison is probably one of the best writers of the last century, but he may be more famous (or infamous) for his irascibility, his lawsuits, and his reputed bad behavior."
quotes  from instapaper
april 2018
This Hawaiian Lawmaker Fought Mark Zuckerberg Off Native Land. Now He’s Running for Congress.
"I called Mark Zuckerberg a modern-day colonizer, and it made some international news. After a couple of weeks of these headlines and the two sides going back and forth, he dropped the lawsuit. We did win that battle. It’s still ongoing. There are no lawsuits anymore but they still haven’t gotten the land back, and Zuckerberg still has a wall built around his property. These Hawaiians are just looking to fish, or get to the beach. This issue has really brought some of the injustices we’ve been facing for years to the attention of the world."
quotes  from instapaper
april 2018
Parasitism and the fight for the wrong century
"There’s a new playbook for oppression today. Instead of outright totalitarian rule, you construct the appearance of democracy, while controlling it by subtly — in some cases perhaps not even consciously — restricting the options available to individual voters; by controlling a tiered system of “representative” electors behind the scenes; or by simply outright stuffing the ballot box. (There can be much sound and fury about the distinctions between the available candidates, but if you’ve done your job correctly, and made democracy as awful as possible, in general only establishment candidates or easily manipulated narcissists will ever be nominated.)"
quotes  from instapaper
april 2018
After Access: Inclusion, Development, and a More Mobile Internet
Jonathan Donner (MIT Press, 2015) |

After Access
Inclusion, Development, and a More Mobile Internet
pr.book  puerto.rico  people.first 
april 2018
Photo Gallery
People-Centered Internet, Oct. 24-25, 2015, Stanford, CA. - Google Photos
people.first  puerto.rico 
april 2018
We are idealists and we are realists. We are dreamers and we are builders. We are experiencers and we are experimenters. We long for certainties, yet we ourselves are full of the ambiguities of the...
"We are idealists and we are realists. We are dreamers and we are builders. We are experiencers and we are experimenters. We long for certainties, yet we ourselves are full of the ambiguities of the Mona Lisa and the I Ching. We ourselves are a part of the yin-yang of the world.
| Alan Lightman, Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine"
quotes  from instapaper
march 2018
Alan Lightman on the Longing for Absolutes in a Relative World and What Gives Lasting Meaning to Our Lives
"“The notion that science and spirituality are somehow mutually exclusive does a disservice to both.”"
quotes  from instapaper
march 2018
Which matters most – vision, skill, effort, money or technology acumen?
"While success is not pre-ordained, any company without a positive attitude to change is on its own death march."
from instapaper
march 2018
Stephen Hawking’s Radical Thinking
“People have the mistaken impression that mathematics is just equations,” he once explained. “In fact, equations are just the boring part of mathematics.”
quotes  from instapaper
march 2018
Save your AirPods’ serial number to replace lost parts
"Take a screenshot or picture of your AirPods serial number. You can’t replace any parts without it.

Do this when you first get them!!

You can take a picture of the box or a screenshot from Settings > General > About > AirPods so that Apple can pull up the serial number.

If you lose the case and don’t have the serial number anywhere, you can’t even replace the case without it."
tech.help  apple  from instapaper
march 2018
Vero: Hot Instagram alternative - but will it stick around?
"Hariri's ties with the family business, Saudi Oger, have come into question. The company has been accused in recent years of failing to pay workers and stranding them with little food and access to medical care. Vero says Hariri hasn't had any operational or financial involvement with the business since late 2013."
from instapaper
march 2018
Sinclair's Sneaky Moves to Skirt Rules and Get Tribune Merger Approved
"Right-wing television giant Sinclair Broadcast Group is attempting to skirt ownership rules and gain approval from federal regulators for a $3.9 billion merger with Tribune Media by proposing sales—such as Chicago's WGN-TV to a Maryland-based car dealer—that would involve Sinclair still providing all services and effectively retaining control of the stations."
research  from instapaper
march 2018
The Outlier Movie Theater Chain That Buddied Up to Netflix
"iPic’s 16 theaters include upscale kitchens that deliver meals to people while they’re watching a movie. About 53% of its revenue comes from food and drink while only 45% comes from ticket sales, the reverse of traditional movie chains. It also charges nearly $30 for most of its tickets, reflecting how it is targeting affluent moviegoers who can afford to spend more on a night out."
research  from instapaper
march 2018
Predictive policing algorithms used secretly in New Orleans
"In January 2013, New Orleans would also allow Palantir to use its law enforcement account for LexisNexis’ Accurint product, which is comprised of millions of searchable public records, court filings, licenses, addresses, phone numbers, and social media data. The firm also got free access to city criminal and non-criminal data in order to train its software for crime forecasting. Neither the residents of New Orleans nor key city council members whose job it is to oversee the use of municipal data were aware of Palantir’s access to reams of their data."
research  from instapaper
march 2018
The Story Behind John Lennon’s Walrus
"Lennon’s inspiration, per Mental Floss, was a fellow Quarry Bank High School student — one who attended well after Lennon had graduated and had already become a household name. The unnamed student wrote to Lennon to share that his English teacher had assigned the Beatles’ lyrics to the class — the students were to analyze the songs. Lennon, amused, decided to make it harder for future classes by creating a song of absolute gobbledegook. “The whole purpose of the song, according to John,” reports Mental Floss, “was to confuse, befuddle, and mess with the Beatles experts” — and with some poor, unsuspecting high school teacher."
research  from instapaper
march 2018
Lawmaker worries automation will lead to "hollowing out" middle class
""Now I’m not one of these folks who think that all the jobs are going to disappear and we won’t have work," Peters said. “However, I am concerned that if you have a hollowing out of the middle class you may have just two types of jobs.”"
research  from instapaper
march 2018
Elon Musk wants to use satellites to bring broadband to the masses
"SpaceX’s plan calls for 4,425 satellites but it has also applied for another 7,518. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has given his backing to the proposal, making it likely to win the agency’s clearance to provide broadband via low-earth orbit."
research  from instapaper
march 2018
Gigaom | Why can’t we work out a technological solution for music distribution?
Why can’t we work out a technological solution for music distribution?
research 
march 2018
Why can’t we work out a technological solution for music distribution?
"Coupled with the reproduction of musical notation (thank you Gutenberg), the notion of distribution was introduced into the arts. Suddenly it became possible for one person to write a piece of music, which someone else could then print, and a third could perform without the whole thing needing to be written out by hand."
research  from instapaper
march 2018
Sessions Dines with Rosenstein in Show of Solidarity - Political Wire
"“The symbolism was unmistakable: the three top ranking officials in the Justice Department appearing together in a show of solidarity on the same day Trump is publicly and privately raging about Sessions.”"
research  from instapaper
march 2018
Strongmen rise
"Chinese President Xi Jinping solidified his grasp on power yesterday, with the country's Communist Party abandoning term limits to allow Xi to serve long past his 2023 expiration date."
research  from instapaper
february 2018
Repudiating Trump DOJ, Court Delivers Victory to LGBTQ Advocates in Workplace Discrimination Decision
""a woman who is subject to an adverse employment action because she is attracted to women would have been treated differently if she had been a man who was attracted to women. We can therefore conclude that sexual orientation is a function of sex and, by extension, sexual orientation discrimination is a subset of sex discrimination.""
research  from instapaper
february 2018
'Mean-Spirited': DeVos Attacks Effort to Better Serve Students of Color and Those With Disabilities
"Civil rights advocates are calling out Trump Education Secretary Betsy DeVos for her "mean-spirited, reckless, and unnecessary" decision to delay a rule that aims to standardize to how schools identify students with disabilities in hopes of addressing issues of discrimination."
research  from instapaper
february 2018
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