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Brexit truth
Well, some stuff about treaties. Nothing about other stuff, really.
brexit  UK  politics 
yesterday
The Dangers of YouTube for Young Children - The Atlantic
Not sure the title is correct but interesting on another Chennai-based company owning it.
youtube  kids 
yesterday
How DNA Databases Violate Everyone's Privacy - Schneier on Security
If you're an American of European descent, there's a 60% you can be uniquely identified by public information in DNA databases. This is not information that you have made public; this is information your relatives have made public. via Pocket
Pocket 
yesterday
Marissa Mayer on growing people
APM programme and what went on at Yahoo.
talent  APM  google  yahoo  team  building  product  manager 
2 days ago
Yan Lianke’s Forbidden Satires of China | The New Yorker
When the novelist Yan Lianke visits his elderly mother, which he does every two to three months, he is loath to tell anyone he’s coming. via Pocket
Pocket 
2 days ago
The Nobel Committee Honors the Economics of Market Failure | The New Yorker
At first glance, the research of the two scholars who won this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics has little in common. Bill Nordhaus, a longtime professor at Yale, was honored for creating, in the early nineteen-nineties, a mathematical model of how climate change affects the economy. via Pocket
Pocket 
2 days ago
Roubini Testimony 10-11-18.pdf
Crypto is the Mother of All Scams and (Now Busted) Bubbles
While Blockchain Is The Most Over
-
Hyped Technology Ever,
No Better than a Spreadsheet/Database

Roubini goes for the jugular.
crypto  cryptocurrency  bitcoin 
5 days ago
DiffProf
Finding code improvements through power usage in Android apps.
android  development  improvement  power 
5 days ago
Inside Apple’s War on iPhone Fraud in China — The Information
Five years ago, Apple was forced to temporarily close what was then its only retail store in Shenzhen, China, after it was besieged by lines of hundreds of customers waiting to swap broken iPhones for new devices, according to two former Apple employees who were briefed about the matter. In May 2013, the Shenzhen store logged more than 2,000 warranty claims a week, more than any other Apple retail store in the world, one of those people said.

After some investigation, Apple discover...
apple  fraud  china 
7 days ago
A Distributed Systems Primer for Non-Experts
Useful summary of why we have blockchain. Open consensus protocol storage.
blockchain  distributed  systems 
7 days ago
A global tipping point: Half the world is now middle class or wealthier
In the world today, about one person escapes extreme poverty every second; but five people a second are entering the middle class. The rich are growing too, but at a far smaller rate (1 person every 2 seconds).

This is great.
economics  poor  prosperity 
7 days ago
Peter Diamandis | The Future Is Faster Than You Think | Global Summit 2018 | Singularity University - YouTube
SU co-founder Peter Diamandis helps us to understand the abundant future he sees, leveraging moonshot and prize thinking, to solve some of our greatest challenges.https://ift.tt/2MCPP0O http://bit.ly/1Wq6gwmConnect with Singularity University:Websit via Pocket
Pocket 
7 days ago
A stats-based look behind the venture capital curtain
Need to make more investments to get an exit. So likelihood of success is down and number of investors playing is up.
vc  investment  angel 
7 days ago
Projects I wish I had time for
Nice idea. Open source ideas. But no-one would actually go for this given IP.
ideas 
8 days ago
In editing anything (including a college essay), improve the writer, not just the text - without bullshit
The New York Times published a piece about helicopter parents making obvious and easily detectable edits to college essays. Once you recognize that your job as an editor is to improve writers, not just writing, you won’t do stuff like that. via Pocket
Pocket 
8 days ago
Now Available: Basecamp's New Book, 'It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work' — Tools and Toys
It Doesn’t Have to Be Crazy at Work is the latest book by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson of Basecamp, and it’s one we’ve been looking forward to for a while now. As of nearly a week ago, it’s finally come out, and it was absolutely worth the wait. via Pocket
Pocket 
8 days ago
Climate Scientists: Humans Have Only 12 Years to Limit Devastating Climate Changes
In a 700-page report detailing the latest research on climate change, a UN panel of scientists strongly warns that unless we make “massive and unprecedented changes to global energy infrastructure to limit global warming to moderate levels” to limit the world’s warming to 1. via Pocket
Pocket 
8 days ago
Artificial intelligence and machine learning for executives | McKinsey
Some early pointers to using AI in business. Worth a second read.
AI  business  science  management 
8 days ago
Startup Cost
What do startups cost to run and what do they use to run them
infrastructure  cost  startups 
8 days ago
Wave Pricing
Wave provides the services you need for your business to grow faster and stronger. Use only what you need, pay only for what you use. No long contracts or commitments. You pay: New York, California, Florida, Texas: Add full payroll tax service for $10/mo. via Pocket
Pocket 
9 days ago
Building diversity by putting women on boards | McKinsey
Gender diversity on boards. But bringing skills rather than direct industry experience is an even better message.
management  business  board 
9 days ago
Our Work — Inrupt
Your life is not segmented so why are your apps? Create your POD, link it to other trusted PODS and use apps that will enrich your every day. Meet Thomas. He’s a busy 30-something guy, balancing a hectic family & work life. via Pocket
Pocket 
9 days ago
Steve Blank The Apple Watch – Tipping Point Time for Healthcare
How the (Apple) watch could be a real medical diagnostic help.
apple  future  health  watch  science  diagnosis 
9 days ago
Preserving microbial diversity | Science
And the same: need diversity in the gut flora.
notnews  health  science 
9 days ago
What The Largest Global Fintech Can Teach Us About What's Next In Financial Services
Really good on what Ant Financial is up to and how it is not just a payment play.
China  Alipay  payments  platform 
9 days ago
The Top 20 Reasons Startups Fail
Some expected but very clear explanations of what happens as you fail.
startup  failure  business  management 
9 days ago
Building skyscrapers, and spending on major projects | Nintil
How fast can buildings be built these days? I took all buildings taller than 200m from here and did some plotting. Data quality was a bit bad, it only states construction time a whole years, not months, and they may not be accounting for start/stops. via Pocket
Pocket 
9 days ago
302 Found
Our startup is on the right path to developing a system to surface great journalism from the web, by using a machine learning algorithm. But the devil is the details. We have a model. In fact, we have two models, and we might add up others in the future. via Pocket
Pocket 
9 days ago
FreshRSS, a free, self-hostable aggregator…
FreshRSS can manage +100k articles without complaining. Read your RSS feeds on your mobile without requiring any third-party application. via Pocket
Pocket 
10 days ago
Privacy Badger | Electronic Frontier Foundation
Skip to main content Privacy Badger PROJECT Privacy Badger Privacy Badger blocks spying ads and invisible trackers. via Pocket
Pocket 
10 days ago
The business of voluntourism: do western do-gooders actually do harm? | News | The Guardian
A holiday helping out in an orphanage can be a rewarding experience. But voluntourism supports a system that is breaking up families by Baby rescue is the ultimate volunteer experience. via Pocket
Pocket 
10 days ago
Customizing the Infograph face on Apple Watch Series 4 - 9to5Mac
The new analog Infograph face on Apple Watch Series 4 can scream information overload by default, and many of the existing analog faces feel improperly adjusted for the new display. Customizing and scaling back the visual elements on Infograph can create a much better experience. via Pocket
Pocket 
11 days ago
Under the hood: Facebook Marketplace powered by artificial intelligence - Facebook Code
Facebook Marketplace was introduced in 2016 as a place for people to buy and sell items within their local communities. Today in the U.S., more than one in three people on Facebook use Marketplace, buying and selling products in categories ranging from cars to shoes to dining tables. via Pocket
Pocket 
12 days ago
Being There - Futility Closet
Lovely anecdote of people going to see a brand new painting.
notnews  art 
12 days ago
All the men who never assaulted me - Vox
This:
They are wrong. They are lying. They are trying to normalize something that is not normal, because if they can normalize it, they can’t be held accountable for their terrible acts. Choosing to rape isn’t normal. Assault is not an inherent quality of being a man. It is vital that we identify this behavior and never de-stigmatize it, never accept those who want us to believe it’s the status quo.

In my life, I’ve had experiences of all kinds. Unfortunately, I have been assaulted...
humans  meetoo 
12 days ago
AI Superpowers by Kai-Fu Lee
Recently, I picked up Kai-Fu Lee’s newest book, AI Superpowers. Kai-Fu Lee is one of the most plugged-in AI investors on the planet, heading management of over $2 billion AUM between six funds, and over 300 portfolio companies in the U.S. and China. via Pocket
Pocket 
12 days ago
Amazon’s Antitrust Antagonist Has a Breakthrough Idea - The New York Times
Why Amazon could still be regulated under anti-trust laws. e.g. it may have low prices / happy customers but that doesn't mean it isn't killing other players.
amazon  antitrust  business  regulation 
12 days ago
Remote Only
Great list of things that make remote working work better.
career  culture  remote  work  business  management 
12 days ago
How Self-Driving Cars Could Communicate with You in the Future
Anyone who has crossed a busy street likely knows the informal language between pedestrians and drivers. A driver might wave her hand to indicate to the pedestrian it’s okay to cross, or a pedestrian could throw up his hand like a stop sign to signal he plans to cross first. via Pocket
Pocket 
13 days ago
Why Data Privacy Based on Consent Is Impossible
For a philosopher, Helen Nissenbaum is a surprisingly active participant in shaping how we collect, use, and protect personal data. via Pocket
Pocket 
13 days ago
Alipay to WeChat pay: Chinese payments are lightyears ahead
China’s two mobile payments giants, Alipay, an affiliate of the Chinese ecommerce group Alibaba, and

are streets ahead of their Western rivals in terms of technology, user friendliness, number of users and ubiquity.

To put their scale into perspective, each organisation handled more payments in a single month this year than PayPal’s $451 billion for the whole of 2017, according to research firm Analysys.

In many ways Alipay, which has around 700 million active monthly customers i...
payments  china 
13 days ago
Software disenchantment @ tonsky.me
Yes, so true.
As engineers, we can, and should, and will do better. We can have better tools, we can build better apps, faster, more predictable, more reliable, using fewer resources
programming  software  engineering 
14 days ago
Adding Device Frames to iPhone XS and XS Max Screenshots with Shortcuts – MacStories
MacStories readers may be familiar with the way I like to present iPhone screenshots in app reviews and other stories – particularly for "hero" images, such as the one above, I want my screenshots to be contained in device frames that resemble official marketing images from Apple. via Pocket
Pocket 
14 days ago
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