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Is anyone reading this expert in reading/analyzing incoming SMTP requests to a server? A friend and I need some he…
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The Big Data Panic – Felix Simon – Medium
“We cannot merely rely on Facebook’s statements about how it plans to fix the problems inherent to its business model.”
facebook  socialmedia  socialnetworking  business  bigdata  data  security  privacy  surveillance 
4 days ago
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The NBA Draft Lottery is in Chicago tonight. Does anyone know exactly where? Can anyone attend? Is it open to th…
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Wake up world! ⏰

The average concentration of atmospheric carbon is now 410 ppm.

But it was 319 ppm when I wa…
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5 days ago
Be realistic – demand the impossible: the legacy of 1968
1968 was the scream of the “post-materialists”: those in search of colour in a black-and-white world. May 1968 did not change the world, but it made us look differently at the world we have and the world being created. It made us think that maybe – beneath the cobbles – there is another world.
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Weeks ago, I appeared on 's show 26 N. Halsted and mentioned the work of Nicholas WEAVER (I forgot his name o…
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The protesters of 1968 changed the world – but not in the way they hoped
The two thinkers were distinctive in noting how movements formed in opposition to capitalism were eventually absorbed by it. Ironically, this was nowhere more true than in the case of their own short-lived Situationist movement, which had its most enduring influence in the worlds of fashion and advertising.

In some ways the 68ers helped capitalism overcome its cultural contradictions. “If it was to survive,” Vinen observes, “capitalism needed to produce consumers as much as producers.” The hedonistic lifestyle of the late Sixties produced consumers in large numbers. Vinen cautions that, “One can make too much of soixante-huitard capitalism.” Few of those that had been anti-capitalist in 1968 went on to embrace capitalism in any positive manner. But a cult of individuality, which co-existed among many 68ers with a theoretical admiration for collectivist economics, played a definite part in opening the way to Thatcher and Reagan.
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6 days ago
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This is a wordbox:

CAT
O*E
GUN

The words cat, cog, ten, and gun interlock in the perimeter.

Zachary suggested th…
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6 days ago
7 surprising things you’ll learn on Dollar Street | Bill Gates
It’s called Dollar Street, and it’s based on the simple idea that your address is your household’s monthly income.* You can see everything from cooking utensils to toothbrushes owned by people at various income levels in 50 countries. By comparing neighbors on Dollar Street, you get phenomenal insight into what life is truly like around the world.
money  world  economy  economics  life  poverty  hope  inspiration  statistics  learning  education 
10 days ago
Univision Is A Fucking Mess
There is no clear way forward for media organizations today, even ones with large audiences and sustainable business models. Google and Facebook have solidified their stranglehold on digital advertising, and even the deep-pocketed likes of Vice and BuzzFeed have missed revenue targets amid this shift. The subscription-based model used by the New York Times is not feasible for most publications, where newsrooms are whittled down to component parts, and audiences expect free content. Startups like the ad-free, subscription-only website The Athletic are using investors’ money, which will eventually run out, to hire at seemingly unsustainable rates. Conglomerates like Sinclair Broadcast Group and Gannett have snapped up local outlets to cut costs through synergies, threatening those outlets’ individual voices with a corporate political project and standardized content, respectively. Time Inc. was recently sold to the Meredith Corporation, which plans to chop up its vaunted brands and try to sell them off one by one. Companies like Vox Media have stayed afloat thanks in no small part to unpaid and underpaid labor. The entire industry is slimy and shadowy and fucked.
media  univision  business  economy  economics  data 
10 days ago
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I'm attending the 2018 UDC Conference: Media, Resistance, and Justice, to be held in Chicago. This will be my thir…
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13 days ago
Functional Programming Matters.cljs
This is a Clojure implementation of section 3 of John Hughes's classic paper, Why Functional Programming Matters.
functional  programming  science  computerscience  clojure  code 
14 days ago
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Zachary inspired me to write this code:

(defn letters->numbers [letters]
(let [letter-map (zipmap (map…
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16 days ago
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RT : Many other cities and states are abandoning the use of solitary confinement as punishment for teenagers due to its…
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OH MY GOODNESS IT'S SO WARM OUTSIDE IT'S GREAT I CAN WALK OUTSIDE WITHOUT A COAT AND NOT FREEZE OR EVEN FEEL COLD C…
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"The question is, who is Dennis Miller?"

"The question is, who cares?"
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20 days ago
Quick rule of thumb regarding economics
A quick rule of thumb is that when someone seems to be acting like a jerk, an economist will defend the behavior as being the essence of morality, but when someone seems to be doing something nice, an economist will raise the bar and argue that he’s not being nice at all. - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science
economics  philosophy  sociology  logic 
20 days ago
James Fallows on the Reinvention of America - The Atlantic
Americans don't realize how fast the country is becoming a better version of itself.
usa  america  inspiration  culture  politics  local 
20 days ago
Black woman who helped create the GPS finally gets some recognition | AFROPUNK
Inspired by the re-telling of her sorority sister’s engineering success in the now classic film “Hidden Figures”, a Virginia woman named Gladys West is coming forward with her hidden history and involvement in created a technology most of us use everyday—GPS. As it turns out, like her sorority sister, West is also an important forgotten figure of technological advancement in the U.S. before and during the Civil Rights movement. This time, its West’s work on the modern day GPS system during her 42-year career at the Navy base in Dahlgren where her work was essential to her team which developed the Global Positioning System in the 1950s and 1960s.
tech  technology  black  history  inspiration  inspiring 
21 days ago
Putting the Future Back in the Room - Alex Steffen
the planetary crisis is a crisis of vision; we see a growing and darkening void where our future ought to be.

right now, optimism is a political act, and a radical one at that.
climate  future  essay  parecon  inspiration  inspiring  hope  optimism 
21 days ago
21 Books You Don’t Have to Read | GQ
The Mountain Lion, Jean Stafford
Olivia: A Novel, Dorothy Strachey
Dispatches, Michael Herr
The Summer Book, Tove Jansson
Near to the Wild Heart, Clarice Lispector
The Great Fire, Shirley Hazzard
The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt
Destiny of the Republic, Candice Millard
Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, William L. Shirer
The Notebook, Agota Kristof
Death Comes for the Archibishop, Willa Cather
Earthsea series, Ursula LeGuine
Angels, Denis Johnson
The American Granddaughter, Inaam Kachachi
The Worst Journey in the World, Apsley Cherry-Garrard
Too Loud a Solitude, Bohumil Hrabal
Inherent Vice, Thomas Pynchon
Veronica, Mary Gaitskill
Tristram Shandy, Laurence Sterne
book  books  reference  list  lists  toread 
21 days ago
What “Capitalism” Is and How It Affects People | Teen Vogue
CNN recently reported that 66% of people between the ages of 21 and 32 have nothing saved for retirement. However, according to Salon, the reason many millennials haven’t been investing in mutual funds or building up their own financial nest eggs isn’t because they’re too broke, or that they lack personal responsibility — it’s because they think our current economic system, capitalism, will cease to exist by the time they are in their 60s.
capitalism  socialism  economics  economy  market  markets  history  future  reference  useful  youth 
22 days ago
WCIU, The U | 26 N. Halsted: Mitchell Szczepanczyk
My appearance on "26 N. Halsted" on from this past weekend is now online:
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26 days ago
Our World in Data
Explore the ongoing history of human civilization at the broadest level, through research and data visualization.
visualization  statistics  data  history  economics  world  geography  graphic  graphics  map  maps 
27 days ago
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I will be your distinguished guest on "26 N. Halsted" on on the following Chicago times/channels:

Channel 26…
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29 days ago
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I didn't think I'd ever hear a veiled reference to political activism on Family Feud.

The answer on the board wa…
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This is a brilliant idea, and shocking that nobody thought of it before -- a merger of Braille and visible characte…
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My recent appearance on to discuss , political activism, and media generally is availabl…
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My version of Scramboni (a program to find all the playable words on a Scrabble rack) now works with wild…
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RT : How a secretive lobbying group is working to subvert flood regulations (via )
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6 weeks ago
Untitled (https://psmag.com/environment/inside-the-midwest-levee-war)
RT : How a secretive lobbying group is working to subvert flood regulations (via )
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