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Liz Fong-Jones
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Run = you die. Walter Scott
Stay & get arrested = you die. Freddie Gray
Lay down while handcuffed = you die. Eric Harris, Oscar Grant
Fight back = you die. Trayvon Martin
Mind your business = you die. John Crawford
Put your hands up = you die. Mike Brown
Proclaim your innocence = you die. Eric Garner
Getting married = you die. Sean Bell
Pants sagging = you die. Ervin Edwards
Beg for your life = you die. Thaddeus McCarroll, Cedric Bartee
Just alive at 12 = you die. Tamir Rice
Be outside = you die. Rekia Boyd
Be at home chilling = you die. Kathryn Johnston
Run into your home = you die. Ramarley Graham
Injured asking for help = you die. Johnathan Ferrell
Be in stairwell = you die. Akai Gurley
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Somehow, I doubt that this is what the public meant when they clamored for prosecution of financial fraud.
Abacus Bank discovered a fraudulent loan scheme in 2009 and reported it to regulators. For its trouble, it found itself a target of prosecutors.
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Prosecutors and IGs are incentivized by promotion and furthering their career based on "convictions" or things "uncovered". Truth isn't their top interest. Good to see the jury make sense of that, but for the accused to not be compensated for their time and defense costs is pathetic.
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Product excellence in action. If you're optimizing a number, make sure it's the right number.
 
Wow. Gotta love data. You personally despise those "get the app!" screens as a user, but as a developer you can't argue with the CTR, so you live with it.

Well, what if it turned out that for every one user who does install the app at the interstitial, seven more users leave your site entirely at that page?

Let users use your website! Don't slam the door in their faces!
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Listening, +Tapatalk​?
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Also worth noting here is that the 'wrong' bathroom includes being required to use nurse's bathroom or 'gender neutral' bathrooms.
 
Good news: if you are a parent of a student being forced to use the wrong bathroom, or you are a student being forced to use the wrong bathroom, and you know your rights and have time and energy to spare, you can file a Title IX complaint and seek legal help from the Department of Justice. At least one transman student has gone through this process and gotten support from the Department of Justice (whoo! Thank you G. G.!).

Bad status quo, not actually news: Schoolboards and schools are still trying to force students to use the wrong bathroom, and not everyone is going to have the time to fight this, and any time they do spend on this is being taken away from being a student. 

http://transequality.org/blog/dept-of-justice-title-ix-protects-restroom-access-for-trans-students
On Monday, June 29th, the Department of Justice filed a brief on behalf of a transgender student in the case Grimm v.
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+Liz Fong-Jones I forgot about that. Feh, extrajudicial retribution.
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House sold. Piano arrived. Move status: finished.
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+Honey Anne Thank goodness you passed the luck along, you might have experienced dire consequences! I know someone who didn't and found mass of melted ice cream and thawed pork chops where her refrigerator used to be.
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Shit. Shit shit shit shit :( :(
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Right now it's possible to have anonymous political speech, if you're wealthy enough to abuse the loophole. Not okay.
 
Contribution laundering & Ravel/Weintraub PFRs to go up tomorrow

https://www.makeyourlaws.org/fec/laundering
https://www.makeyourlaws.org/fec/ravel_weintraub

The first is a fairly narrow proposal we made specifically to address the C4/C6->SuperPAC contribution laundering loophole. It's made narrowly to not require disclosure of funds used for issue advocacy, nor small donors, while still ensuring disclosure of significant sources of money that ultimately gets used to influence an election.

The second is a verbatim resubmission of the Ravel/Weintraub PFR, to encourage broader public discussion and proposals and moot the procedural concerns with Commissioners petitioning their own agency.

Public and private feedback welcome on both. See the pages for instructions on how to file public comments.
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That was fucking surreal and so not okay.

Me, walking Misty down the street, with Misty visibly limping.
Neighbor, spraying herbicide all over the sidewalk, including right in front of where Misty is walking.

Neighbor: "You shouldn't walk your dog here in the middle of the sidewalk, she'll get sick"
Me: Where am I supposed to walk her? We're just trying to get home.
Neighbor: Maybe you should live somewhere where there aren't houses and neighborhoods.
Me: "We are just trying to get home. I live right over there. I don't have a choice about passing your house."
Neighbor: "Well, keep your dog away from my house, haven't you heard of curbing your dog?"
Me: "Yes, my dog is trained to pee in the street, that's exactly what that means."
Neighbor: "Well, I'm sure she must have peed somewhere on my property."
Me: Look, can you please just get out of our way, my dog is already sick, she's not looking for a place to pee, we're just trying to get home. Seriously, we don't pee in the sidewalk, I don't understand what your problem is.
Neighbor: Okay. Have a nice day. <continues spraying pesticide all over>.

I drag Misty by the collar home.

What the flipping fuck. Sidewalks are public property, the lady just made ridiculous assumptions about my dog, and didn't seem to give a fuck. :( :(
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+Rachel Hyman this isn't work G+, so it's ok!
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Curious about form factors of devices found in the wild, and comparing that to the form factors that the population of Googlers I sampled this morning have observed. Choose the first one that matches.

If it has a physical keyboard, it's not a tablet for these purposes. If it's being used for a niche application as a single-use device rather than general computing, it doesn't count (e.g. Square POS devices, ebook-only devices).
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I have used a tablet in the past week.
56%
I have seen an adult w/ tablet this week
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No adults, but have seen child w/ tablet
6%
I have not seen a tablet used this week
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And Sweetie takes his N7 to gaming but otherwise doesn't use it much.
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Can anyone recommend a piano tuner that services Brooklyn? It's been a week and a half since my piano arrived, so it's probably acclimated by now. It sounds pretty great still, but I imagine it could use a bit of... fine tuning (ba dum tss).
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(and also his rates are quite reasonable considering the wealth of expertise he has - he literally wrote the book on piano tuning)
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Truly an amazing story about identical twins accidentally separated at birth.  It shows the power of of your DNA vs. the environment to control your preferences and talents.
After a hospital error, two pairs of Colombian identical twins were raised as two pairs of fraternal twins. This is the story of how they found one another — and of what happened next.
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It is rather interesting to see things repeat themselves again. Same arguments, over and over, that sap everyones' energy to have to make :(
 
The Facebook nymwars saga continues...
I’d like to address Mark Zuckerberg’s statement.
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And eventually FB will have to give in on this. They're just prolonging the agony for everyone by being obstinate and refusing to learn from other examples (notably, G+).
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  • Google
    Senior Site Reliability Engineer, 2014 - present
  • Google
    Senior Software Engineer (part-time), 2012 - 2013
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    TA (6.035/Sp2012, 6.172/Fa2012), LA (6.042/Sp2012), UROP (Su2012), 2012 - 2012
  • Google
    Senior Site Reliability Engineer, 2011 - 2012
  • Google
    Site Reliability Engineer, 2008 - 2011
  • Three Rings Design
    Technical Operations Manager, 2005 - 2007
  • College Preparatory Mathematics
    Systems Administrator, 2003 - 2005
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I make your intertubes work (or more specifically, bits and pieces of Google). Also a feminist, trans rights advocate, disability rights ally, social justice activist, and occasionally a sex-positive blogger and poster of vegan food porn. Veteran of the #nymwars.

Obligatory disclaimer: opinions expressed here are strictly my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer.

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Education
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Course 6-3, 2012 - 2013
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Special Student (Course 6), 2010 - 2011
  • California Institute of Technology
    Bio/CS, 2005 - 2008
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Elizabeth Fong, Zhen Fong, Lizthegrey, Liz Fong-Jones