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Thinking about the intersection of tech & society. Working on @Strataconf @Startupfest https://t.co/nvU6C9tJ6V @leananalytics @fwd50conf @scaletechconf He/him.

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@samcharrington Mine has been flawless for 4 years. @mathewi Inviting you to a Skype call about Minecraft on the XBox. @briecode Dammit there weren’t any replies when I saw it. My bad. ;) @briecode Government transparency.This made my day. https://t.co/f4m0UaKIcwHarry trashed Voldemort with an Expelliarmus and an Aquio Wand. Never forget.
8/5
2020
Countries are best summarized by their corporate income tax schedule description in the OECD tax database, a thread.
Retweeted by Alistair Croll @ localhostA couple of weeks ago, we ran what I believe is the first "studio audience" live event I've seen in this era of soc… https://t.co/bIxnVYHKoO @farrahbostic @piacandrews @fwd50conf But when the facts we need to arrive at conclusions are hidden behind crumbli… https://t.co/xvHPHz0nVN @farrahbostic @piacandrews @fwd50conf Sadly, despite the appearance that we’re a sentient species able to make deci… https://t.co/axLosSSMG5 @farrahbostic @piacandrews At the first @fwd50conf I gave a talk on the Veil of Ignorance, and argued that we need… https://t.co/Z2abEsIzP1 @farrahbostic I had a great chat with @piacandrews about public infrastructure. We’re fine with the government buil… https://t.co/zkjwXNQII9 @farrahbostic We need national conversations (in every country) about the balance between a public good that satisf… https://t.co/w135Cmstgf @farrahbostic Similarly, for journalism, money follows outrage. Only the rich get actual coverage and reporting. No… https://t.co/OhZrNzaGTW @farrahbostic The US spends *far* more on healthcare. But a paltry 2.5% goes to public health (obesity, pandemics,… https://t.co/83MQGVWyNL @farrahbostic It really feels like the underlying sin of many institutions—from healthcare to journalism—is that th… https://t.co/ZjF2zMxR8R @BruckerJoe For me, the word is “lisp.” What heartless monster came up with that? @xcoatl @QuinnyPig @thegrugq @worrydream Thanks!This is a great recap. Public sector product management differs in a number of important ways that can make it hard… https://t.co/83QzEPO3gg
8/4
2020
@chrismessina The history of punishing things that have a relatively small barrier to violation and a huge societal… https://t.co/7TnUvDfPNp @scottjenson @codefolio @DivZero_ @parisba @CDS_GC That audits the phone communications. But auditing the use of co… https://t.co/eGNRvXzqrv @dbbaskette Healthcare costs in the US have increased even as lifespan has declined. There is clearly something else at work. @farrahbostic Hiding under a comforter on a bed works well too, if it isn’t for a long session. Or building a fort out of couch cushions. ;)At some point, if you defund education, you break the underlying institutional trust and critical thinking upon whi… https://t.co/7VNJzuNw0uAmazon, your algorithms are broken again. https://t.co/3irZEmp0ZJWow, it is nice to have civilized online discussions about privacy and pandemics. Not all of Twitter is yelling. @DivZero_ @parisba Also, Canada feels more like NZ, at least in the public service. Maybe because we have big neighbours. ;) @DivZero_ @parisba Both are too big to fail, but one of them works for me and I don’t have shares in the other. We… https://t.co/4yXMJksmT7 @ChrisFerdinandi Even then, we’ve seen how quickly the rule of law and transparency of an administration can shift.… https://t.co/R4V7doemNW @ChrisFerdinandi I’m very concerned about national social NW alignment and the ability of governments to deplatform… https://t.co/oIr4Z3k5p5 @ChrisFerdinandi Gotcha. For me, tech is a tradeoff between utility and privacy; but that tradeoff shifts per indiv… https://t.co/2HMsdXptcO @pluc Will you be using a contact alerting app? @pluc I found it interesting. Sorry it offended you. @ChrisFerdinandi Gotcha. Genuinely curious: do you use Google Maps on mobile? Will you be using a tracing app for C… https://t.co/ZviekJNs8f @codefolio @scottjenson @DivZero_ @parisba @CDS_GC That comes down to whether you trust a government you elect over… https://t.co/GUE1Jm1P1G @codefolio @scottjenson @DivZero_ @parisba @CDS_GC Completely agree on auditing the process. Part of the risk is in… https://t.co/6PvcgDICC4 @lpolovets This reinforces my guacamole-as-plasma model of atomic physics. @harper I asked this question and the responses were ... informative. https://t.co/Ue5E6EA6jv https://t.co/gR8LeklmlR @codefolio @scottjenson @DivZero_ @parisba @CDS_GC https://t.co/RsOU0U9LcU is a good start. @codefolio @scottjenson @DivZero_ @parisba Haven’t looked into whether they’re publishing checksums that compare th… https://t.co/hMNOfpIVxK @DivZero_ @parisba I believe I have more recourse and agency in changing the behaviour of an elected government tha… https://t.co/eDVkEuu48I @metaAnnelies It is. I’m Canadian. @ChrisFerdinandi Nice to have this conversation on Twitter though. @codefolio @scottjenson @DivZero_ @parisba That’s what open source and independent verification are for. I don’t ha… https://t.co/kdp4VqOjIzIf you don’t chip in by using a contact tracing app to fight COVID because of “privacy concerns” you have some othe… https://t.co/YqxITB3s26 @harper Malcolm Gladwell’s rant on why Golf is the most selfish of sports (on, among other things, a land- or water… https://t.co/DHdKtSB0tu
8/3
2020
@harper There really seem to be two groups of countries: “let it ride; it’s in the general population and we can’t… https://t.co/EjZBriU1ZD @danielharan @Aaron_Derfel Agree with Daniel. This app has been widely analyzed, and is open source and voluntary.… https://t.co/qcH4B83qcVI guess you can’t call them “Trumped-up charges” and expect leniency any more.“A good science fiction story should be able to predict not the automobile but the traffic jam.” ― Frederik Pohl https://t.co/Tv0649mvYe
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8/2
2020
@harper True story: Quebec has its spring break a week earlier than other Canadian provinces. So the province had a… https://t.co/KlCasuaLHr @emilyjaneross Would we call that a hack? I mean, I have this hack where a small plate in the wall provides a rapid… https://t.co/1BPIc0kgQN @ParissAthena VC with a carry. @kslstn @laprice Also, given the number of responses to this thread, I need to spend a bit of time thinking about t… https://t.co/IiEMuBjYpq @kslstn @laprice There are. Generally for content, or for illegality, rather than foreign ownership. This feels lik… https://t.co/sf3IsgRT0Z @JesperBylund Sideloading on Android? @JesperBylund I’ve said before that the major platforms are either nation-states unto themselves, or agents of nati… https://t.co/Z6J4MFVxY8 @JesperBylund If it’s analytics and unauthorized user data collection, that’s a pretty broad swath of the Internet,… https://t.co/gZtThRP25F @JesperBylund If the justification is “this platform can be used by foreign nationals to influence turnout at a pol… https://t.co/P8xioDBfY5 @JesperBylund This is the reversal of Twitter blocking a politician because they don’t do what the platform says—a… https://t.co/O7PB7TUepQ @JesperBylund But far more meaningful are the legislative precedents (does more than one branch of government need… https://t.co/krJDCYRrKk @JesperBylund The technical underpinnings are interesting (a block list is the new Clipper chip); the circumvention… https://t.co/Ysm3niIHYf @JesperBylund That’s a possibility. Also the start of a Federally mandated firewalll. Ethical and legal questions a… https://t.co/ZXKbXDw34q @pixelpage Yep, and then think about the consequences of a government deplatforming its people. @laprice Right. This is the first time a nation goes up against a (big) platform in (relative) public. It could ins… https://t.co/PneEgJwJbvHow do you “ban an app” at the government level? You can’t just “set up a firewall.” Do you prohibit Apple from ha… https://t.co/XhPGqYEbKF @davidmcraney Haven’t watched it. I take it I should? If only for the ensuing conversations.(Apologies for an uncharacteristically political thread. I try to stay out of such things; this is more about subve… https://t.co/sqmdKtrXCSProgressives should be basing their objections not on what is, but on what might be, and how that would change the… https://t.co/eWXVdqqBnwIsn’t it easy, and virtually untraceable, to *create* a wave of fraudulent votes?But when I put on my Just Evil Enough hat, I kinda see things differently.And the current claims of “huge fraud by mail” and defunding the post office are cause for concern, of course—becau… https://t.co/owIlAvz58AI’ve seen dozens of theories about how Trump might thread the needle of republican state legislatures, the popular… https://t.co/lQKpIynq5d- FarmVille sending invites to your friends through Facebook (until Facebook blocked it.) - Tupperware turning a di… https://t.co/GU4XMo8K7PA while back I wrote a thing about being Just Evil Enough. But that’s just the hook. The *actual* point is that sma… https://t.co/t7DIxKyLDe
8/1
2020
Had a good and wide-ranging conversation this week at @scaletechconf with @drjohnsonvc. Touched on bias in ML model… https://t.co/eRqrgPVUbt
Retweeted by Alistair Croll @ localhost @kathytpham @honeygolightly @mskatiebenjamin @spncrd @ToferC @johncutlefish @ayushikroy @rogeroldham As long as it… https://t.co/uWz8BTTbwM @honeygolightly @kathytpham @mskatiebenjamin @spncrd @ToferC @johncutlefish @ayushikroy @rogeroldham It gets weird… https://t.co/tMaAUORQTPThis was excellent. https://t.co/LxcBwvg8ZH @harper High claims deserve high proof—but as I read this, I thought to myself, “how would you even prosecute a crime of this magnitude?” @byosko Bought a Subaru a month ago. Now everyone drives Subarus. @mathewi HVAC systems (Winter in the North, summer in the South) and dense public transit (particularly subways) fi… https://t.co/KWzMeMgNEu @byosko https://t.co/u2aZ63DKMR
7/31
2020
@hmason @peteskomoroch @mattbrandwein @raefer My 10-year-old and I are in too. We built some stuff in Ink a while b… https://t.co/fekKsWfb6DWay to pay it forward, @chrisarsenault! https://t.co/DahaqDKmjD @meghanrabbit Just you. @ashishanand Then the recording from a bodycam should be a public record to exonerate the people who are doing what the law says. @ashishanand Did you look at the link? It's full of context—they contacted the precinct in every case. A list of ac… https://t.co/m3w1keB4T9 @rob_england LOL. In Lean Analytics, @byosko and I literally use “Landing on Mars” as the kind of thing for which W… https://t.co/I0ntLImQabSage advice from Bowie. https://t.co/sOLi9dfk7W https://t.co/RJnCApgyzNSometimes, the power of collective humanity and the Internet gives me hope. Sunlight is the best disinfectant. Fant… https://t.co/NivSiUwPFwBetween WeWork and WE Charity, “we” is having just as bad a 2020 as you and I.If you apply Moore’s law to overall gains in efficiency—more computer with less power—the curve is astonishing. https://t.co/8L1LiIbFap
7/30
2020
An Airstream is an upwardly mobile home. @sebastroy @mikeolson This. "popularity" is not "number of engagements" but that's how we measure ads. @sebastroy @mikeolson Not sure that's a fair comparison; vulnerabilities in ANI/DNI are what cause robocalls that c… https://t.co/Spdb0aY667 @sebastroy @mikeolson Yeah, and GPT-3 resistance. I used to try different models on a BBS I ran circa 1983, and the… https://t.co/REjTx1gNMB @sebastroy @mikeolson Some responses get a bunch of upvotes from the same group that upvotes other posts. Some get… https://t.co/PTZsYHF8wS @sebastroy @mikeolson I don’t mean computational proof of work. Something that demonstrates you aren’t a bot. Maybe… https://t.co/nLtPbsY6mm @mikeolson We can send you cookies.
7/29
2020

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