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Jesse Jackson To Take On Silicon Valley's Lack of Diversity

mindpivot Re:Fuck that guy. (397 comments)

"he should probably focus his efforts earlier in the pipeline"

That's the best and only truly relevant point to the outcome he's hoping for right there. Go after schools, go after school boards that don't make technical proficiency a priority, go after parents who don't know the value of science and tech.

Jackson has and always will go to the money-men. Why? I don't know for sure so I'd rather not speculate, but the inferences to be made from such moves aren't flattering to him.

Money matters aside, it's been about 5+ years since he had anything relevant to say, it's about time for him to be latching on to a cause again. If we're being hyper-cynical, the timing in relation to the recent awareness campaign on behalf of women-in-tech produced in him a lightbulb-moment that is otherwise uninspired and downright predictable.

about 6 months ago
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Is Analog the Fix For Cyber Terrorism?

mindpivot obviously BSG was right (245 comments)

the terrorists are like cylons and we need to disconnect all networked computers for humanity!!!

about 6 months ago
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The Era of Facebook Is an Anomaly

mindpivot Re:It's called (260 comments)

no current system/application/internet thing exists to make the experience of 'you and all of your friends visiting the same varying virtual destinations a social experience' is the disconnect. Facebook only offers you your info for sale, and a way to consistently communicate in recognizable patterns globally through a single identity, not a real social experience. modern research (http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/brain-electric-field/ - not the original link i read on this but the first i was able to find quickly) has shown that individual's brain's electrical fields when in proximity. If Vegas would give me odds, I'd be willing to bet that what our brains are currently tuned to interpret as a truly "social" experience is reliant on proximity and some sort of interaction of the electrical fields. or... or... i shouldn't post slashdot comments on St. Patty's Day.

about 6 months ago

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