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Jake Hamby
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I just watched the first 70 minutes of SLAVOJ ŽIŽEK on the Desert of Post-Ideology. 👍 Taking a break halfway through to absorb all the wisdom.

I think this talk will be the core of some of the thoughts I've been working into a blog post about the weird post-ideology world of the tech industry. The top execs at Google and elsewhere in the Valley seem to lack the knowledge of any sort of authentic ontology to give them grounding.

Steve Jobs had Buddhism, which Žižek points out is a wonderful fit for global capitalism. I'm also bullish on Zen Buddhism & Taoism as good philosophies of functioning within the world by keeping it at a certain distance.
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Slavoj Žižek on They Live: a masterpiece of the Hollywood left, the sunglasses function as “critique of ideology glasses”. 👍😎
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Oldie but goodie. “I learned how to speak to an octopus!” “Yeah, there's the whole octopus thing, but that's not even like 1% of 1% of 1% of what Tarvuism is about.” “It's so easy to join!™”
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Chilling documentary about James Steele, US military veteran of our dirty wars in Central America & Vietnam, and his role in the “Sunni Awakening” in Iraq, which was much dirtier than most Americans realize.
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Good advice.
Some specific ways in which the private sector can work with universities to nurture a more diverse talent pool.
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Malignant narcissistic behavior. 😞
Mr. Cosby testified over four days of intense questioning 10 years ago at a Philadelphia hotel, where he defended himself in a deposition for a lawsuit filed by a young woman who accused him of drugging and molesting her.
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These are so old they predate YouTube. Nice to see them all in one video.
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Here's the video of Carina C. Zona’s talk about the unintended negative consequences of deep learning algorithms, of the sort that Google and Facebook often fall into, sadly.

The part about “culture fit” as a way to avoid disrupting groupthink was particularly relevant to my failure to fit in with Google's. The founders and Eric Schmidt seem to have huge blind spots around all of these areas.
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I love Twitter, but I agree with the criticisms that it's too difficult to get ordinary people to use it (like Google+!), and their mobile apps have a lot of bugs.
Twitter posted profits of seven cents per share on $502 million in revenue, up more than 60 percent over this same time last year.
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Interesting analysis.
After three years of aggressively scooping up companies, Google has slowed down.
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Ellen Pao uses the same giant iPhone as me. Also, trolls are horrible.
Sites like Reddit can’t rely on better rules to eliminate harassment.
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Software engineer specializing in Android and BSD UNIX.
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I'm a software engineer specializing in mobile telephony for smartphones and related devices.
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Worked at Google from 2010-2014 on Android telephony.
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Software Engineer
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Android, Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Java, C++, C#, Solaris, OpenVMS, 3GPP, 3GPP2
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  • Rōnin
    Sr. Software Engineer, present
  • Google
    Software Engineer, 2010 - 2014
  • Danger
    Sr. Software Engineer, 2005 - 2008
  • Microsoft
    SWE II, 2008 - 2009
  • JPL
  • Be, Inc.
  • GoPix
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