👓 Paranoia grips Capitol Hill as harassment scandal spreads | Politico

Read Paranoia grips Capitol Hill as harassment scandal spreads by Rachael Bade (POLITICO)
Lawmakers and aides are consumed by one question: Who's next?

👓 The Propaganda behind Personalised Learning | Long View on Education

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“Most biased choices in the media arise from the preselection of right-thinking people, internalized preconceptions, and the adaptation of personnel to the constraints of ownership, organization, market, and political power. Censorship is largely self-censorship, by reporters and commentators who ...

👓 The Beauty of the Block | Audrey Watters

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“Block with abandon.” That’s Andy Baio’s New Year’s Resolution. “I spent far too many emotional cycles last year on people arguing with me in bad faith, diving i...

👓 Sci-Hub Loses Domain Names, But Remains Resilient | TorrentFreak

Read Sci-Hub Loses Domain Names, But Remains Resilient by Ernesto (TorrentFreak)
Sci-Hub, often referred to as the "Pirate Bay of Science," lost three of its domain names this week. The suspensions are likely the result of the lost court case against the American Chemical Society. Despite the setback, Sci-Hub remains resilient, pointing out that there are other ways to access the site including its own custom DNS servers.

👓 Storify Bites the Dust. If You Have WordPress, You Don’t Need Another Third Party Clown Service | CogDogBlog

Read Storify Bites the Dust. If You Have WordPress, You Don’t Need Another Third Party Clown Service by Alan Levine (CogDogBlog)
How many more times do people have to get stiffed by a free web service that just bites the dust and leaves you bubkas? What follows is a monster post. You will find me ranting ar companies like St…

👓 A Clarification | Sam Altman

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I made a point in this post inelegantly in a way that was easy to misunderstand, so I’d like to clarify it. I didn’t mean that we need to tolerate brilliant homophobic jerks in the lab so...

👓 E Pur Si Muove | Sam Altman

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Earlier this year, I noticed something in China that really surprised me.  I realized I felt more comfortable discussing controversial ideas in Beijing than in San Francisco.  I didn’t feel...

👓 The 'Star Wars' Refresher You Are Looking for Before 'The Last Jedi' | Hollywood Reporter

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In case you need a reminder of where all the main players were the last time we saw them...

👓 Further thoughts the future of owning my reading | Eddie Hinkle

Read Further thoughts the future of owning my reading by Eddie HinkleEddie Hinkle (eddiehinkle.com)
As I’ve been doing my 100 Day of Reading Chapters challenge I’ve been thinking about my use of Goodreads and the various functions I use it for: Adding books I want to read. Prioritizing the next books I’m interested in. Typically these are rated as: “Next, High, Medium, Low, Someday”. Add...

👓 What happens when you put a hackathon on a bus? An awesome podcast | The Next Web

Read What happens when you put a hackathon on a bus? An awesome podcast by Matthew Hughes (The Next Web)
It’s a bit of an unusual one. In all my time at TNW, I don’t think I’ve ever written a blog about a podcast I’ve been listening to, but hear me out. I’m a big fan of Gimlet Media’s StartUp podcast. This week, it’s been following StartupBus: a five-day hackathon on wheels, where coders build …

👓 Meditations on my Grandfather | David Shanske

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Unlike many of my posts, this one is not being syndicated to social media, as they automatically do. Some of you heard that Monday, December 4th, my grandfather passed away. I flew to Florida on the first flight the following morning to be with my family. While it was not unexpected that my grandfat...

👓 Logs populi or, Thanks, Netflix! | Vicki Boykis

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Tech is already cynical about data collection, but the public is just starting to understand its implications.

👓 Love for Math | Stephanie Hurlburt

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I'll never forget my dad taking me to Stanford to look at the math proofs the PhD students there had published. The logic puzzles he'd tell me every night. He was an astrophysicist, and would often to take me to his lab to check out what they were working on. I participated in mathematics competitio...

👓 Statistics, we have a problem. | Kristian Lum – Medium

Read Statistics, we have a problem. by Kristian Lum (Kristian Lum – Medium)
Recently, while browsing Twitter, I saw a few machine learning researchers post about an incident at one of their big conferences (NIPS)…

Ugh…

👓 Announcing PressForward 5.0! | PressForward

Read Announcing PressForward 5.0! by Laura Crossley and Amanda Regan (PressForward)