Sunday Links, Early August
Some unorganized links from the past week or so:
- MetaTalk: mathowie transfers ownership of MetaFilter to cortex - Big MetaFilter Universe news, but not a big shift for the site. Congrats to Matt and Josh on the move! Long may MeFi run.
- Erica Joy: I am disappointed but unsurprised... - A sexist manifesto circulating Google is abuse of co-workers but defined as an alternative view by Google management. (Update: Google management takes an alternative view.)
- Ijeoma Oluo: Facebook's Complicity in the Silencing of Black Women
- Atlas Obscura: Join the Search for Geedis - I love these pop ephemera mysteries.
- New York Times: To Protect Voting, Use Open-Source Software - We have been having this conversation since voting machines were invented. This should be obvious.
- The Atlantic: Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? - See Betteridge, but there's more than just the headline here.
- Teen Vogue: We Need to Talk About Digital Blackface in Reaction GIFs
- Siggraph 2017: Deep Bilateral Learning - Teaching computers to edit photographs like a human.
- Texas Monthly: The Drug Runners - Sad update on the reclusive Mexican native people The Tarahumara of Born to Run fame.
- @GalaxyKate ...welcome to Programmer Hell - Apple spent billions to build a terrible work environment.
- The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Recurrent Neural Networks
- Politico: Inside Trump's snap decision to ban transgender troops
- Brad Sucks: Better Than Nothing Preorder - new vinyl ordered.
- Wall Street Journal: Why Vinyl's Boom Is Over - Two of my favorite artists provide a snapshot of where vinyl production is today.
- Ask Polly: It Seems Like My Friends Don’t Like Me - "We have to find a way to bring the sharp edges and troubling complications and glorious moments of joy into a world that communicates with a series of popping-Champagne emoji and eye roll memes."
- New York Times: Thanks to Venmo, We Now All Know How Cheap Our Friends Are - An update on PayPal's peer-to-peer option.
- Stanford Business: Why Working From Home Is a “Future-looking Technology”
- Dan Hon has been knocking neural network social commentary comedy out of the park lately by simulating Ask MetaFilter questions and Hacker News headlines.