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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chamath Palihapitiya, Founder and CEO Social Capital, on Money as an Instrument of Change

Comments at the time regarding social media apps and society. I thought he had some interesting comments throughout the whole interview, including "Progressive Capitalism."

It is left as an exercise for the viewer to choose where to lol.

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joined Facebook, which at the time was a little more than a year old.[2] Palihapitiya's work at Facebook involved trying to increase Facebook's userbase.[3]

Palihapitiya claims to have joined Facebook with a contempt for people who merely write code, but his experience at Facebook led him to revise his beliefs.[4] One of the things Palihapitiya admired about Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's principal founder and CEO, was Zuckerberg's lack of ego and his ability to avoid letting personal ego get in the way of business decisions.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is more on the interesting side of the things Google does, but I think there's a bit of the uncanny valley in it.

GOOGLE MAPS’S MOAT
How far ahead of Apple Maps is Google Maps?
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Google is creating data out of data.
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Google has gathered so much data, in so many areas, that it’s now crunching it together and creating features that Apple can’t make—surrounding Google Maps with a moat of time.
(To clarify, it isn't that Apple can never create it, just that they can't now because of how far behind they appear to be.)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, google. It's almost spelled god, ok. Think about it...,man (oh, so california of me!).
Do not refute god. Resistance is futile!

EDIT: As many scribers here have to seen, I haveth noeth to like of what is eth google. Why, shouldeth the I?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Intel doesn't know what security is.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BonezTheGoon wrote:
Intel doesn't know what security is.

And then the apparent insider trading to go with it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It almost seems like these articles are now a requisite entry in the web author's portfolio.

Your smartphone is making you stupid, antisocial and unhealthy. So why can't you put it down❔⁉️

Maybe now business will finally recognize they ought to stop interrupting people trying to do their job:
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Business leaders are grappling with the issue, too. In a recent blog post, Bank of England analyst Dan Nixon argues that the distraction wrought by smartphones may be hurting productivity. It takes office workers an average of 25 minutes to get back on task after an interruption, he notes, while workers who are habitually interrupted by e-mail become likelier to "self-interrupt" with little procrastination breaks.


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"We're not developing the attention muscles in our brain nearly as much as we used to," he said. In fact, Prof. Ratey has noticed a convergence between his ADD patients and the rest of the world. The symptoms of people with ADD and people with smartphones are "absolutely the same," he said.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If only they could carry out those finding to their logical conclusion and get rid of pointless meetings that should have been a simple email.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Muso wrote:
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If only they could carry out those finding to their logical conclusion and get rid of pointless meetings that should have been a simple email.


++ Damn straight!
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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If only they could carry out those finding to their logical conclusion and get rid of pointless meetings that should have been a simple email.
Starting next Tuesday, let's meet every two weeks to whiteboard possible solutions. Then we can engage cross-discipline SMEs and Business Analysts for dynamically optimized implementation tracks. Don't forget to get a PM assigned.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My dad's generation had it right. Their meetings consisted of copious amounts of adult beverage. I remember as a teenager, my dad's office had a small freakin' bar; as did all the top execs.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

pjp wrote:
Muso wrote:
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If only they could carry out those finding to their logical conclusion and get rid of pointless meetings that should have been a simple email.
Starting next Tuesday, let's meet every two weeks to whiteboard possible solutions. Then we can engage cross-discipline SMEs and Business Analysts for dynamically optimized implementation tracks. Don't forget to get a PM assigned.

To better fast-track this, all departments are encouraged to submit proposals for efficientizing interactive multi-paradigm collaboration and information-sharing without distracting from an individual's focus on their focus of attention. Proposals are to be submitted to the newly-formed focus-retention proposal selection committee. This committee, comprised of randomly-selected current employees on a rotating basis, is envisioned to encompass 10-12% of the workforce at any given time, ensuring a diversity of voices and concerns across all departments can be heard and accommodated.

We look forward to hearing your suggestions. Together we can intensify our focus on attention-focus and incentivize work-habits and situations leading to the embetterment of efficiently-focused task-oriented accomplishment metrics, backed by distributed blockchain technology, and designed to propel our work-flow into a new realm of possibility.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like government sector.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

About to be raided by the feds? Just "digitally shred" the evidence.
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But Uber's addition is the remote-lockdown service: Rather than relying on timeouts and general encryption, Uber explicitly built a system to counter police raids.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a general "Up Yours" to Silicon Valley.

They censor the ideas of conservatives in the Western World, and at the same time bow and scrape to the commie fucks in China.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Their leaders know better, but their kinds equivalent of suicide bombers actually believe communism / socialism will be different this time.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Akkara wrote:
pjp wrote:
Muso wrote:
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If only they could carry out those finding to their logical conclusion and get rid of pointless meetings that should have been a simple email.
Starting next Tuesday, let's meet every two weeks to whiteboard possible solutions. Then we can engage cross-discipline SMEs and Business Analysts for dynamically optimized implementation tracks. Don't forget to get a PM assigned.

To better fast-track this, all departments are encouraged to submit proposals for efficientizing interactive multi-paradigm collaboration and information-sharing without distracting from an individual's focus on their focus of attention. Proposals are to be submitted to the newly-formed focus-retention proposal selection committee. This committee, comprised of randomly-selected current employees on a rotating basis, is envisioned to encompass 10-12% of the workforce at any given time, ensuring a diversity of voices and concerns across all departments can be heard and accommodated.

We look forward to hearing your suggestions. Together we can intensify our focus on attention-focus and incentivize work-habits and situations leading to the embetterment of efficiently-focused task-oriented accomplishment metrics, backed by distributed blockchain technology, and designed to propel our work-flow into a new realm of possibility.

Thank you,
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:lol: :lol: :lol:

Dead...

That was a masterpiece. Kudos, Akkara.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As if there wasn't enough reason to use ad blockers...

Now even YouTube serves ads with CPU-draining cryptocurrency miners
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YouTube was recently caught displaying ads that covertly leach off visitors' CPUs and electricity to generate digital currency on behalf of anonymous attackers, it was widely reported.

Word of the abusive ads started no later than Tuesday, as people took to social media sites to complain their antivirus programs were detecting cryptocurrency mining code when they visited YouTube. The warnings came even when people changed the browser they were using, and the warnings seemed to be limited to times when users were on YouTube.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seattle finds Facebook in violation of city campaign finance law, and the city is threatening to fine the company if they do not disclose who was buying ads on Facebook.

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I love it when the Left consumes it's own.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As much as I could never move to the northwest unless I was terminally ill, I wish more companies were held accountable. Particularly those "too big to fail."
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

But, George Soros says that Facebook is too big to not fail, and he is the most well regarded expert on big business in the world, right? (Though, perhaps, that question mark is facing the wrong way.)
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

:lol:

Well, there is a valid point. Unless I've missed something, Google's dominance is in ads. So regulation could alter the playing field sufficiently to not bust them into pieces.

And I can want to believe that the unwashed masses will eventually snap out of their dopamine stupor, can't I? People moved on from AOL, and that seemed unlikely for a while.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aside from the part about wanting to regulate them into submission, he also made a point of noting that facebook is on pace to have literally everyone who has access to it signed up for an account within the next few years, as though that was itself a harbinger of the demise of facebook.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My guess is an underlying interest in having the "global problem" better advocate for the changes he'd like to see. If the companies were influencing to his preference, he wouldn't be concerned. On the plus side, he's 87.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go on google.translate.com on this from swedish to english and you get NULL:

'Honkönad' ( eng: Female, feminin gendered )
'Hankönad' ( eng: Male, manly gendered )

This is/was scientifical concepts.
..I might gotten something on the back foot, but I think this is PC in the works though.

This is a reference: http://tyda.se/search/manlig

Search for 'hankönad'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_pUXJYZtCA (weouw)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ugh.

Guide to Take-home Coding Challenges

Sounds like quite possibly the worst interview experiences I've ever heard described.
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