Voyager 1 Fires Up Thrusters After 37 Years
JPL is just doing their job batshit crazy well.
Do not read code, dissect ideas instead
He was particularly aware of the allure of Facebook “likes”, which he describes as “bright dings of pseudo-pleasure” that can be as hollow as they are seductive. And Rosenstein should know: he was the Facebook engineer who created the “like” button in the first place.
A stereotypical story of the Valley, morale included.
With this sort of cold-blooded thinking, so divorced from the contingency and mystery of human life, it’s easy to see how long-standing values begin to seem like an annoyance – why a concept such as privacy would carry so little weight in the engineer’s calculus, why the inefficiencies of publishing and journalism seem so imminently disruptable.
Good background overview on KRACK attack
Everybody wants vaccines for pennies rather than pounds because you get them when you’re healthy,” Almond said. “Nobody wants to pay anything when they’re healthy. It’s like car insurance, right? But when you’re sick you will empty your wallet, whatever it takes.”
Terrific read. Not heartbleed-level due to proximity requirements, but otherwise almost as bad.
The outright denial of design for addictiveness is...suspicious. As is the apparent oblivion to certain biases in ML.
Report from Darien Gap, where migrants are (not) flowing.
The reasoning behind post-truth society label, explaining both Trump and Silicon Valley at the same time.
He told me a good portion of the point of CfAR was to either find or create people who would believe something after it had been proven to them.
And I nodded my head, because it sounded reasonable enough, and it wasn't until a few hours later that I thought about it again and went "Wait, no, that would be the worst idea ever."
Cash "charity" in Africa and UBI tests.
It always starts with looking into yourself
A true dedication to explore.
Though Young began his adult life as a devoted spouse to a single wife, by the time he died his family had swelled to 55 wives and 59 children.
How to help make Luddites happen
Old, but still interesting.
On programming for non-English speakers...and on empathy.
How company politics works and how public pressure can make a change as well
Flame graph case study
Starting with technical examples, but actually a use case study on cultural change and safety.
Something for my sailor friends
On technical arrogance. Well worth the read.