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A fantastic thread on specific examples of breeding applicable interdisciplinarity.

In fact, I think we can go further, and designers can help.
There's a trend here.

In a lot of different environments, designers are realizing there's useful and powerful theories, insights, and communities from disciplines they never considered; and there happens to be a reactionary clash from the communities who live in that space.
We have an opportunity here.

Sometimes that clash is valuable, because it offers space for people to acknowledge, voice, and catalyze a community to make their knowledge known.

But sometimes, we can connect without friction, and towards a collective goal.
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Just kicking off at the @computersandlaw #digitalmedia law masterclass - first up, #TV, #tech and regulation
Interesting time seeing traditional broadcasters move into the streaming space - is it the beginning of the end of linear broadcast TV as we know it!? 🎵 Streaming killed the TV star 🎵
Broadcast TV still accounts for 71% of viewing time - but more subscriptions to streaming services than pay-TV
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Great thread. Parts of it I agree with, others make me concerned.

Let’s unpack.
Clearly, the point of the discussion offers an opportunity to widen the tech pipeline; to ensure accomplished black CS HBCU students get their foot in the door. Critical. Essential.
However, it also offers a question that @peterme brought up: so, is Stanford then just an expensive trade school?

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@cszhu Me in #tech 1990s:
Done Distributing processing 1994
found the 1st PCI bus bug
1st person completed 1.3M gate Emulation project on time & within budget
just to name a few

Me today:
3failed murders, suspects are #USPTO coworkers
Avoid being killed by patriarchy or 1st gen Asians
@cszhu Me late 1980s:
Written an AI program using C when C was used for AI
EE adjunct Instructor (typically use Adjunct Prof b/c most ppl didn't know what Adjunct instructor was)
Applied Physics researcher while pursuing a PhD at the same time pursuing a 2nd Master's in Computer Science
@cszhu An example of why Emulation was such a bleeding-edge tech, take Distributed Processing at it’s infancy in 1994-5 when I started using it to get around an outdated workstation IPX, and to speed up my compilation

Emulation required extensive compilation, synthesis, Place and Route
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@ParthapratimKh3 @AkbAsis @barua_ashish @PaulGambles2 @RonnieChopra1 @mektronik @MonetaryWonk @BudimanJayaS @vtchakarova @ContextMatters4 1. The bigger picture: Most of the #US #Tech-tools you use have or build-in #spyware or can easily be #hacked - #Windows has backdoors, which can be used to access your system, your #iPhone (#spyphone) can be hacked with just bluetooth (giving away location, address-book, calls).
@ParthapratimKh3 @AkbAsis @barua_ashish @PaulGambles2 @RonnieChopra1 @mektronik @MonetaryWonk @BudimanJayaS @vtchakarova @ContextMatters4 2. Your #laptop has backdoors giving access to #camera & voice (and do you use #fingerprint-recognition? One more personal #data-set). Your #SmartTV has a backdoor & camera & #voicerecognition. Do you use #Alexa? Real people listen to your conversations!
#Privacy #Security
@ParthapratimKh3 @AkbAsis @barua_ashish @PaulGambles2 @RonnieChopra1 @mektronik @MonetaryWonk @BudimanJayaS @vtchakarova @ContextMatters4 3. #Assange called #Facebook "the wet dream of the #CIA": Rightly so - Used #facialrecognition without your consent, gives full access to #apps to all your personal information & some #SocialMedia give #NSA-access to servers.
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1. #News ~ Huawei, UNPARALLELED LEADER IN 5G, Responds To Tech Ban...

In Concession To President Trump, They're "Willing To Engage To Ensure Product Safety"…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA #5G #Safety #Tech
2. #News ~ White House Won't Sign GLOBAL PACT To 'Combat Extremism' Due To 1st Amendment Concerns…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA #1A
3. #News ~ Ohio High School PROTECTS SENSITIVE CHILDREN By Ditching Valedictorian And Salutatorian Honors - For 'mental wellness' - STOP! So wrong on so many levels!…

#Trump #Qanon @realDonaldTrump #WWG1WGA
#Students #Children #Teachers #PARENTS
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Today San Francisco banned facial recognition technology. It will not be allowed to be used by local agencies, like the transport authority, or law enforcement.

Britain needs a serious debate about #AI #tech #humanrights #discrimination. Instead, we’re still talking Brexit.
Here’s a piece on that ban: San Francisco is first US city to ban facial recognition #AI #tech #humanrights #discrimination…
Meanwhile @geoffwhite247 reports on 3 missed opportunities to assess the dangers of BAME people being falsely identified & facing questioning because police have failed to test how well their systems deal with non-white faces. #AI #discrimination…
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Thread on the backgound of Diane Culligan, who claimed in May to control a bizarre breakaway club from #MillwallLionesses & husband Anthony, a former shirt sponsor's owner (which recently declared Insolvency at the High Court).

An off-site page of this thread unrolls at its end.
FYI @kelly_noble1 @MichelleYoung90

Anthony David Culligan, b.1963, (husband of @Diane_Culligan) owns 31.73% of SETL Developments Ltd, Co. Number 09704844

Mrs Culligan became Director of #MillwallLionesses, June 2018 & assumed Notifiable Control of @FAWC_ club, Oct.2018

#MillwallLionesses bore the one of the brand logos of Mr Culligan's #TechStartup company, namely as "SETL Blockchain" = @SETL_io


Credit : @MillWallLionesses (the real ones)
& @TheMillwallFans for the £17.5k of life.
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I'm a few years behind the curve; y'all still do follow trains?

Well, I'm starting one. Let's do one about #equitydesign.

@albanvillamil asked if I knew people, places, and tools for equity and design, and I wanted everyone to know everyone.

Spread the word! (1/million)
That being said, like equity work, this isn't (and arguably can't be) the definitive

Equity is a verb, like @_ChristineOrtiz says, so my hope is this is only the beginning.
I tried to get everyone's resources and descriptions correctly, but if there's anything wrong, feel free to correct me! (Crit's in our blood, right?)

Feel free to add, amend, include, and let's get to know each other. Cool? Cool.
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A few weeks back, we've noticed our snapshot bills to grow weirdly high.. after some debugging, I've found the snapshot billing and way snapshots stored as an interesting concept..
As the graph says, the usage vs snapshot billing isn't growing proportionally linear.. (1/n)
I decided to debug how snapshots are billed.. fundamentally, snapshots are block-level backups of EBS volumes.. since AWS can't see data inside your block, they read disk blocks occupied and take a copy of them and store them as objects in their s3.. (2/n)
Every time there's a data change inside your EBS volume, by nature of linux and hard disks, the new blocks is where data is written.. So, AWS knows there's change of data (this could be deletion of data too) and marks those blocks as the difference in data..thus incremental (3/n)
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Health Care has reached an extreme level relative to macro assets

$XLV total return minus the total return of a model including $SPY (S&P 500), $IEF (7-10 yr Treasury), $FXI (China), $VWO (EM), $USO (Oil)
#Tech has outperformed macro assets significantly YTD

$XLK total return minus the total return of a model including $SPY (US equities) $VWO (EM equities), $FEZ (European equities), $USO (Oil)
Buy Health Care $XLV outperformance calls vs Technology $XLK (GS)
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New HUGE @ASPI_ICPC project just launched online: Mapping China's #Tech Giants. It represents 5mths work from 6+ of our analysts (& is why I've been more terrible than usual on email of late..).

Check out our new website
.@ASPI_ICPC put this site + public database together to help fill a research gap. In 2018 we had non-stop Qs from international media & stakeholders we couldn't answer: "What is Huawei, Tencent, Baidu, CETC etc doing in X country?" They were always very difficult Qs to answer
There's a lack of public quantitative & qualitative data & to get underneath many of the major activities of some of these companies you need Mandarin, an understanding of Chinese state financing structure really helps & you need @internetarchive!…
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A little thread, which I may come back to, for all those #technophobes who blame rise in #suicide on #socialmedia.

First: legit, what rise?
Second: The actual experts do not agree with you, and your fear-mongering is likely causing more harm than good.
cf. Thomas, K, and Gunnell, D. (2010). Suicide in England and Wales 1861–2007: a time-trends analysis. International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 39, Issue 6, December 2010, Pages 1464–1475.
So, first the data, from #UK (above) and elsewhere (below).

Clearly if this epidemic was *caused* by a *single* factor it would permeate all societies with social media.

[Suicide Rates for Teens Aged 15–19 Years, by Sex — United States, 1975–2015, #USA]
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This is a thread on the list of #technologies #Nigeria should start taking seriously if she has the ambition of becoming number 1 in #Africa and maybe among the top 30 countries in the world as we enter the 4th Industrial Revolution.
#Industry40 #stem #tech 1/7
1. Mobile Internet fifth-generation (5G)
2. Artificial Intelligence (#ai), machine learning (#ml), deep learning (#dl)
3. Virtual and Augmented reality (#vr,#ar)
4. Cloud technology (#cloud)
5. Internet of Things (#iot)
6. Advanced robotics (#robots)
7. Biometric technology

8. 3D printing
9. Smart Spaces: Smart Cities (#SmartCities), Smart Homes (#smarthomes)
10. Blockchain (#blockchain)
11. Quantum computing
12. Autonomous things: fully autonomous vehicles
13. Nanotechnology (#nanotechnology )

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[#Agriculture] L'utilisation des #pesticides est facultative et il existe d'autres modèles d'agriculture n'utilisant aucun produit de protection des plantes. ✔️ou✖️ ? Nos réponses en #Thread 💬 ⬇️ #StopAuxIdéesRecues
[#Agriculture] Pour commencer, rappelons l'utilité des #pesticides : ils ont pour objectif de protéger les plantes de nombreuses attaques (insectes ravageurs, maladies, mauvaises herbes) 🔎 #StopAuxIdéesRecues
[#Agriculture] On oppose trop souvent agriculture biologique et conventionnelle. Néanmoins, toutes ces agricultures ont besoin de protéger les plantes et donc, besoin d'utiliser des #pesticides 🧐 #StopAuxIdéesRecues
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Infosec: Nobody listens to security people! 😡

Also infosec: Your password needs to be at least 15 characters long, contain numbers, upper and lowercase letters, and at least 4 special symbols.

Oh, and you can’t write it down.

And you have to change it every 90 days.
For 25 years, we security folks insisted on giving horrible password guidance with absolutely no empirical proof that this guidance would result in better security in the real-world.

In fact, the real-world effects of our password guidance actually led to WORSE security.
Bad password guidance happened because security people focus too much on attackers and not enough on the humans we aim to protect.

If our advice creates an impossible cognitive load for real humans, then we have failed to secure them.

Empathy is just as important as entropy. 💚
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Media that covers #Media #Publishing #Journalism #tech #SocialNetworks is often critical of traffic-driving algorithms, distribution of ad revenue, personal data collection/sale. Yet these writers have the ability to get users to force change. /1…
Most of the abuses that this sector of media is critical about come from internet giants, who pay lip service in response, because those abuses are very profitable, & regulation is unlikely in the US & users not motivated enough to change their usage of networks. /2
US regulation that would help stop the criticized practices is unlikely to help, mainly because Congress isn't qualified to design these regulations, so they would leave it to lobbyists working for the industry to be regulated /3
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I have found some amazing, surprising, and shocking things in my most recent installment of US patent searching.
This thread contains some of the most notable entries I've found so far.
#science #Tech #Medicine #Energy
Artificial Gills for human beings.
No air, no tanks. Just a backpack sized device that filters available oxygen from surrounding seawater, and is connected directly to the diver's arterial and venous blood vessels. (Pic and description from actual patent filing)
Upon further inspection, I found that there is not only no information available on artificial gills of this type, but that the available info is quite insistent that artificial gill tech is unproven and unfeasible- even up to current times.
Patent filed in 2008.
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Bir yazılım geliştiricinin bilmesi gerekenlerle ilgili 15 maddelik flood geliyor.. Mümkün olduğunca fazla keywordü bir araya toplamaya çalıştım.
Hadi Başlıyoruz!

#Developer #Software #Java #code #kod #yazılım #development #computer #bilgisayar #tool #PC #IT #web #tech #data
1-Temel veri yapıları (linkedList, map, tree vb) ve temel algoritmalar (sıralama, arama vb)

Sıfırdan kodlama ihtiyacınız büyük ihtimalle hiç olmayacak. Ancak ihtiyaç anında doğru yerde doğrusunu seçebilmek için o veri yapısının veya algoritmanın nasıl çalıştığını bilmeniz şart
2- Network Temelleri

OSI Modelini ve 7 katmanı; temel protokolleri(#TCP-IP, TCP-UDP, #HTTP, #FTP), güvenlik protokollerini(#HTTPS, #SFTP, #SSL), monitoring protokolleri(#SNMP, ICMP) bilmekte fayda var. Ayrıca ağ ekipmanlarının görevlerini tanımak ve 7Layer yerlerini bilmek lazım
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Tweeps, have you been to the landmark @LouvreAbuDhabi #Louvre #AbuDhabi? No worries. Got @twitter. Had the chance to visit while in the #UAE for the @MilkenInstitute #MIGlobal #MENASummit. Follow this thread for a #TwitterTour of highlights.… #art #museum
Hello #LouvreAbuDhabi! @LouvreAbuDhabi ~ in all directions, the #magic of art & creativity on display. Crossing borders. Crossing cultures. #artmatters #museumlove
#Stunning. This two-headed figure is one of the oldest monumental statues in the history of humanity. It is some 8500 years old. On display at the @LouvreAbuDhabi. 👥

@VisitAbuDhabi #AbuDhabi #LouvreAbuDhabi
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New documents released under #FISA prove that the
#CIA conducted #mindcontrol on both humans and animals using drugs, hypnosis and electronic devices as part of top secret, illegal project #MKUltra. #HumanRightsViolations -…
Here is the link to the Black Vault with current documents regarding #MKultra #mindcontrol received under freedom of information act:…

#CIA #CrimesAgainstHumanity #CrimesAgainstChildren
#CIA created remote-controlled dogs (#animalabuse)
with brain electrodes for Project #MKUltra #mindcontrol.
They hired scientists to develop dogs that could be controlled from a distance by electrodes embedded in their brains:…
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A #data informed look at how the #human experience of #lawyering has changed over time.

Just as #clients need better #value propositions, #law firms need better business models. Meaningful #legal #transformation will occur where the two intersect.…
H/T to @augierakow @robsaccone for the post #inspirelegal 🤓 email chain that #inspired this tweetable.

(Bc I’m a tweetable factory. 🤷🏻‍♀️)
Another reaction to this @wihender post: we NEED to deal with #automation anxiety in #legal.

Legacy models of law practice aren’t built for the pace of #business and volume of #information of the #digital age.

More #hours from more #lawyers can’t be the default answer.
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💥The Navy’s newest destroyer, the Michael Monsoor, is as much an EXPERIMENT as a ship-killer.💥
It's basically a spaceship for the sea.
🇺🇸Thread Incoming!🇺🇸
(Stick around, it's not all about the boat! 😁)…
Engine propulsion modeled after Boeing technology, can run on jet fuel ⬇️⬇️⬇️
Not surprising, as Boeing Phantom Works and Lockheed Skunkworks are prominent fixtures in the secret defence tech market worldwide. (Couldn't help but notice the white hat, but also the Hermes shoes in the Logo)
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