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Cannot understand why smart people are still posting their writings to medium :fishthink:

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The Social Dilemma and instrumenalization 

One of the things that I liked from the Social Dilemma is that they pointed out that the problem isn't necessarily the existence of the technology, or the algorithms, or social communication platforms in themselves... but that a major issue arises when we turn those algorithms back on to ourselves.

It was kind of a subtle point made in passing, but in my opinion this is the whole point: Instrumentalizing people through the application of algorithms on people produces bad outcomes for people.

It's not just that the algorithms are biased (they are), but simply the fact that they are being used to measure and sort people and then provide or enforce different outcomes on people based on how someone gets sorted.

I'm curious if there are any exceptions or if this instrumentalization is universally unhealthy for humans (because it is inherently dehumanizing)?

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jodorowsky's harold & kumar go to white castle

As I was going through an existential crisis I started asking myself what would my dreamjob look like..
First thing came to my mind was Mozilla, only to find out about the massive layoff days after.
Then found out about their greedy execs and that saddens me even more.

Can't reconcile the foundation's mission with the facts

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The Mozilla layoff is terrible - not only for the former workers, but also the web at large.

If we are concerned about the future of a more private & secure web, without a monopoly - we might want to double-down on our support of Mozilla to ensure that more people keep their jobs.

Being vocal about the direction of #Firefox & #Mozilla to appropriate channels is surely needed - less Google & more innovation.

Let's work to oust any leadership without the vision we all need for a better web.

Cool story: tool to remove stale code hidden behind flags

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Desarrollamos herramientas para que lo sitios de Sutty puedan ser accedidos en forma anónima a través de la red Tor.

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¿No alcanzaste a escuchar en vivo el #MiauDev2020? No te preocupes, acá lo puedes escuchar a tu propio tiempo:

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Vaya, ¡quien los no tenía que decir!

Están unsando el "rastreo de contacto con el covid-19" para rastrear a los manifestantes en EEUU...

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