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Thursday, 10. August 12017
The Languages Which Almost Became CSS.
Lexicon of Lies: Terms for Problematic Information.
Whether "post-fact" or propaganda, the public sphere is inundated with problematic information. Lexicon of Lies is an essential guide by Data & Society Postdoctoral Scholar Caroline Jack that covers terms and concepts for information that is inaccurate, misleading, inappropriately attributed, or altogether fabricated.
Relevant: How America Lost Its Mind.
“I’m a Google Manufacturing Robot and I Believe Humans Are Biologically Unfit to Have Jobs in Tech.”
Relevant: Google’s Ideological Echo Chamber aka “The Google Memo”.
Relevant 2: Four Scientists Respond.
From the Gros Michel to the Cavendish and beyond.
The Secret Life of the City Banana.
Monday, 7. August 12017
Is the world really better than ever?
The headlines have never been worse. But an increasingly influential group of thinkers insists that humankind has never had it so good – and only our pessimism is holding us back
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?
More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.
Update: Yes, Smartphones Are Destroying a Generation, But Not of Kids.
Firefox fights back.
Inside Mozilla, CEO Chris Beard and his team are preparing to outmaneuver Google’s Chrome browser. The battle begins in November, with their release of Firefox 57.
Test tech job posts for issues with sexism, culture, expectations, and recruiter fails.
Software Engineering ≠ Computer Science.
We should stop trying to prove fundamental results in software engineering and accept that the significant advances in this domain will be general guidelines.
No kia, no cry.
Francisco Tárrega: Gran Vals (via switchedonpop.com).