Newsletter #43: Be Responsible

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Hello Recompilers,

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September 11-13, 2018, Portland, OR


Can has Net Neutrality? The Senate voted to overturn the FCC’s repeal of Net Neutrality, but the house isn’t going to. Net neutrality will likely be an issue in the upcoming election. Reported by Susan Davis and Bill Chappell for NPR.

The Right to Be Forgotten CW: suicide. A look at the case of Tiziana Cantone. How much responsibility do the tech companies whose platforms are used to spread harmful media like revenge porn have? (Rossalyn Warren for The Atlantic)


Episode 60: It definitely involves ethics and societyChristie Koehler and Audrey Eschright chat about AI and predictive policing, domain fronting, how Facebook does a lot of emotional labor for us, and more!

This Is Only a Test: Episode 449: Cocaine Noodles: Hosts Norman Chan, Jeremy Williams, and Kishore Hari talk about Maker Faire, E3, the upcoming releases of Deadpool 2 and Solo, yanny/laurel, visits to the Beta store, and hacking digital assistants with words you can’t hear.

HBR IdeaCast: Dual-Career Couples Are Forcing Firms to Rethink Talent Management: Host Sarah Green Carmichael interviews Jennifer Petriglieri, an assistant professor of organizational behavior at INSEAD. Why do we assume only one person in a relationship has a career worth following? More importantly, with all the technology enabling remote work, why do we still expect people to relocate?

Conference Talk of the Week:

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Gothic Colors Using Python to understand color in nineteenth century literature PyCon 2017: Eleanor Stribling, Caroline Winter

Dorian Gray has just a wider variety of colors. It’s a little bit brighter, whereas Frankenstein is actually very green.”


The deadline for the HashiCorp Diversity Scholarship for HashiConf is July 1.

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Lauren Hudgins (@lehudgins) is a freelance digital strategist living and working in cool, rainy Portland, Oregon. Her essayy on Comic Sans and the right of people use whatever font makes reading accessible to them was one of the top 20 most read essays on The Establishment for 2017.

Image credit: Photo by Stephan Ernst.

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