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Re Apple's Face ID: "Who—for the price of a thousand bucks—owns whom?" Good ques...

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Re Apple's Face ID: "Who—for the price of a thousand bucks—owns whom?" Good question. We loved personal computers in the beginning because they were off the grid, out of the reach of the priesthood and the military industrial state. One of the companies that made these liberating products was Apple Computer, Inc. Woz's Apple, not the Apple of 2017.
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Bingo!
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The Case of Michelle Jones

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It hasn’t been the best 24 hours for Harvard University. You’ve probably heard that Harvard managed to piss almost everyone off by first extending and then rescinding a fellowship appointment to Chelsea Manning. But you may or may not have seen this article in the Times about a woman named Michelle Jones.

It is a fascinating and powerful story on many levels. Jones, now 45, just finished a 20 year stint in prison for killing her 4-year old son. It’s not entirely clear to me from the story – and I sense it was never entirely clear – whether Jones intentionally killed her son in a discreet act of violence or whether he died from some combination of physical beatings and neglect. Regardless, the ghastliness of the crime is not in dispute. Jones was originally sentenced to 50 years in prison and was released after 20 years for good behavior. Read More →

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benzado
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Harvard is a terrible school.
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stefanetal
9 days ago
I think this is mostly concern about fund raising (aka development) by the top administration of Harvard. Lots of wealthy old alums with money who watch Fox and who may be on the fence about giving. So here we are. I did have a friend who is in development for one of these schools complain recently that the university cost structure and income structure makes it very dependent on donors.
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Why I hate the press, as if the press cares. They say oh Hillary why don't you s...

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Why I hate the press, as if the press cares. They say oh Hillary why don't you shut up. Just go away. No one wants to hear what you have to say. But, hey Steve Bannon, that was great, can we have more. Haha you wear two shirts. We're smart, we saw that. We're funny, we have a great sense of humor. Never mind you've heard us say shit about Hillary for years, and we're kind of fascinated with Steve Bannon.
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Sometimes when people misunderstand a product or feature they give you ideas for...

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Sometimes when people misunderstand a product or feature they give you ideas for how it might work. Creativity sometimes comes just from not knowing something. Another reason it's important to listen, you never know how new ideas will arrive.
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Alt-right is a bullshit name. They wear Trump shirts and hats. These are Republi...

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Alt-right is a bullshit name. They wear Trump shirts and hats. These are Republicans. Don't like it? Take your party back.
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kazriko
27 days ago
Eh, I just bailed on the party as soon as he won the nomination.
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American-style, neo-Nazi and Nazi-sympathizer

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See Krugman's bit: Fascism, American-style. I reject that. Fascism is fascism, whether it's in the US or Germany. Same thing. Adding an American-style softens it. Makes it seem more acceptable. Oh it's like baseball, apple pie and Chevrolet. That must be better.

I also don't get when they call them neo-Nazis. What does the "neo" part mean? Something innovative and new? It's just Nazi. They wear 88 pins, they chant German Nazi slogans. If it sounds and looks like a Nazi, assume it's a Nazi.

One more thing -- they call Trump a Nazi-sympathizer. Why be so generous. What distinguishes a sympathizer from an actual Nazi? We've been doing this with Trump at every stage, pretending he's not as bad as he clearly is.

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