Nikos Roussos

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Nikos Roussos

6 days ago

Ronald Fisher, a Bad Cup of Tea, and the Birth of Modern Statistics

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107 days ago

The Women Who Contributed to Science but Were Buried in Footnotes

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199 days ago

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The social ideology of the motorcar – Uneven Earth

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233 days ago

How Apps on Android Share Data with Facebook - Report

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262 days ago

We contemplate a future in which digital systems will meet our every need, as long as we ask only for the present order delivered instantly. Tracing the trajectory of our digital imaginary, we will soon be always voting, always working, always shopping, always in jail. Even fantasies that separate the soul from the body to travel inside the computer leave the liberal subject intact: every post-humanism we have been offered has been a neoliberalism, every one.

Deserting the Digital Utopia

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Nikos Roussos

272 days ago

NASA researchers say the accelerated destruction of Borneo’s forests contributed to the largest single-year global increase in carbon emissions in two millenniums, an explosion that transformed Indonesia into the world’s fourth-largest source of such emissions.

Palm Oil Was Supposed to Help Save the Planet. Instead It Unleashed a Catastrophe.

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276 days ago

Πνευματικά δικαιώματα και λογοκρισία

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353 days ago

“The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.”

“What If It’s Already Too Late?”: Being an Activist in the Anthropocene

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367 days ago

Debt is the reason the economy has to grow in the first place. Because debt always comes with interest, it grows exponentially – so if a person, a business, or a country wants to pay down debt over the long term, they have to grow enough to at least match the growth of their debt.

To deal with climate change we need a new financial system

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Nikos Roussos

385 days ago

we don’t get to be apolitical anymore. Because If you’re doing security work, if you’re doing development work and you are apolitical, then you are aiding the existing centralizing structure.

Ethics and Power in the Long War – Eleanor Saitta (Dymaxion)

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Nikos Roussos

406 days ago

10 great long-distance cycle routes in Europe: readers’ tips

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411 days ago

Making, adapting, sharing: fabricating open-source agricultural tools

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490 days ago

The old generation of innovators believed that tech would allow us to subdue nature and bend it to our will. Our generation is waking up to a more hopeful truth: that our survival depends not on domination, but on harmony.

Better Technology Isn’t The Solution To Ecological Collapse

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496 days ago

a city can truly be called a city only when its streets belong to the people

The Right(s) to the Hybrid City and the Role of DIY Networking

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499 days ago

This isn’t a community; this is a regime of one-sided, highly profitable surveillance, carried out on a scale that has made Facebook one of the largest companies in the world by market capitalization.

Why Zuckerberg’s 14-Year Apology Tour Hasn’t Fixed Facebook

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Nikos Roussos

562 days ago

I used to find it odd that these hypothetical AIs were supposed to be smart enough to solve problems that no human could, yet they were incapable of doing something most every adult has done: taking a step back and asking whether their current course of action is really a good idea. Then I realized that we are already surrounded by machines that demonstrate a complete lack of insight, we just call them corporations.

Silicon Valley Is Turning Into Its Own Worst Fear

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Nikos Roussos

562 days ago

But here’s the thing. You can’t help Uber build Greyball during the day, or help Palantir design databases to round up immigrants as your main gig, and then buy ethics offsets by doing a non-profit side hustle.

Ethics can’t be a side hustle

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Nikos Roussos

570 days ago

Or, since sex is the subject here, what about how our society's scientific community has treated female dyspareunia — the severe physical pain some women experience during sex — vs. erectile dysfunction (which, while lamentable, is not painful)? PubMed has 393 clinical trials studying dyspareunia. Vaginismus? 10. Vulvodynia? 43.

Erectile dysfunction? 1,954.

That's right: PubMed has almost five times as many clinical trials on male sexual pleasure as it has on female sexual pain. And why? Because we live in a culture that sees female pain as normal and male pleasure as a right.

The female price of male pleasure

theweek.com

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594 days ago

Another reason to get rid of gender roles, they are toxic for the planet.

Toxic masculinity is probably destroying the planet.

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598 days ago

Χώρος και έμφυλοι ρόλοι: η ελάχιστη κατοικία και «ορθολογική» κουζίνα της Margarete Lihotzky

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606 days ago

Interesting read on #CardsAgainstHumanity
"encourages you to make jokes about minorities, people of colour, people with disabilities"

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610 days ago

Rogue One is actually about internet freedom

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619 days ago

The Texas Gerrymandering Trial Could Change All of America

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629 days ago

These businesses started as pirates and became admirals, and treat their origin stories as legends of plucky, disruptive entrepreneurs taking on a dinosauric and ossified establishment. But they treat any disruption aimed at them as an affront to the natural order of things.

DRM's Dead Canary: How We Just Lost the Web, What We Learned from It, and What We Need to Do Next

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Nikos Roussos

629 days ago

Internet providers seized a tool built at public expense, privatized it, and sold it back to us for profit.

Time to release the internet from the free market – and make it a basic right

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637 days ago

each Bitcoin transfer represents enough energy to run a comfortable house

Bitcoin Is a Bad Way to Do Something Necessary

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638 days ago

Given the ineptitude of his response to the crisis, Zuckerberg makes Theresa May look like Einstein

Why Facebook is in a hole over data mining

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653 days ago

There is a tendency at GOOG-FB-AMZN to bypass the Web which is motivated by user experience and efficient communication, not by an agenda to avoid browsers.

The Web began dying in 2014, here's how

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Nikos Roussos

712 days ago

"Today, they are simply an ever-expanding array of new forms of environmental, social and psychological rape. For profit. And they can hide in our cultures and lives in ways that are as deadly as they are invisible."

Bitcoin = Death Processors

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Nikos Roussos

717 days ago

"Ultimately, what constitutes “hate speech” will be decided by majorities, which means that it is minority views that are vulnerable to suppression."

In Europe, Hate Speech Laws are Often Used to Suppress and Punish Left-Wing Viewpoints

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729 days ago

If people are prepared to put their lives and safety on the line to resist fascism that's a choice which should be celebrated.

6 reasons why Chomsky is wrong about antifa

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741 days ago

But there is no Plan B and the bubble, it turns out, is where we have been living all the while. The bubble is that delusion of isolation under which we have laboured for so long. The bubble has cut us off from life on the only planet we have, or are ever likely to have. The bubble is civilisation.

The Manifesto

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742 days ago

On the “Google Memo”

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743 days ago

“Most Americans realize that there are two groups of people who are monitored regularly as they move about the country. The first group is monitored involuntarily by a court order requiring that a tracking device be attached to their ankle. The second group includes everyone else…”

The Secrets of Surveillance Capitalism

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751 days ago

"What does it say about our society that it seems to generate an extremely limited demand for talented poet-musicians, but an apparently infinite demand for specialists in corporate law? Answer: if 1% of the population controls most of the disposable wealth, what we call “the market” reflects what they think is useful or important, not anybody else."

On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs: A Work Rant

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758 days ago

A Machine for Keeping Secrets?

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769 days ago

8 Ways to Crank Up Speed in Software Development

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855 days ago

Oldie, but classic

A Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace

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871 days ago

"History shows a typical progression of information technologies, from somebody’s hobby to somebody’s industry; from jury-rigged contraption to slick production marvel; from a freely accessible channel to one strictly controlled by a single corporation or cartel — from open to closed system.”

The future of the open internet — and our way of life — is in your hands

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894 days ago

Digital Privacy at the U.S. Border: Protecting the Data On Your Devices

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908 days ago

Aral Balkan — Encouraging individual sovereignty and a healthy commons

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920 days ago

The AI Threat Isn't Skynet. It's the End of the Middle Class

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936 days ago

Mass Surveillance and “Smart Totalitarianism”

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952 days ago

How the alt-right’s sexism lures men into white supremacy

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954 days ago

The Guardian’s Summary of Julian Assange’s Interview Went Viral and Was Completely False

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985 days ago

“solutionism: an intellectual pathology that recognizes problems as problems based on just one criterion: whether they are ‘solvable’ with a nice and clean technological solution at our disposal.”

The Year Silicon Valley Went Morally Bankrupt

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1007 days ago

The NSA’s Spy Hub in New York, Hidden in Plain Sight

theintercept.com

Nikos Roussos

1012 days ago

Commander-In-Chief Donald Trump Will Have Terrifying Powers. Thanks, Obama.

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1013 days ago

Γιατί οι εκλογές κάνουν κακό στην δημοκρατία

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1049 days ago

The secret to the Uber economy is wealth inequality

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