Mary Branscombe (marypcb) wrote,
Mary Branscombe
marypcb

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  • Fri, 13:32: RT @http_error_418: So. There was already bias in Google's AI. Then Google fire the person who says it's a problem. What effect do you thin…
  • Fri, 13:33: RT @katebevan: Hey @Hermesparcels I have a safe place for parcels, but it's none of these. We don't all live in houses. A custom field woul…
  • Fri, 13:35: RT @ACLU: BREAKING: We’re suing DHS, CBP, and ICE for records about their secret purchase and use of our cell phone location data to track…
  • Fri, 13:35: RT @psb_dc: Women are vastly underrepresented in news headlines. More must be done to include women’s voices and perspectives. #GenderEqu
  • Fri, 13:37: RT @GossiTheDog: This turned out to be a really interesting response by UHS - 227 hospitals across US lost IT for weeks from September, but…
  • Fri, 13:37: RT @cstross: Only problem is, if they brought in such a law the UK would have to send off for a whole new Tory party. Root and branch. http…
  • Fri, 13:37: RT @joeevanswrites: It's been a great week for photos of Michel Barnier looking serious next to road signs that somehow feel symbolic. http…
  • Fri, 13:38: RT @ColinYeo1: New post: Home Office policy on leave to remain for potential trafficking victims found unlawful https://t.co/atrSYbZGtY
  • Fri, 13:38: RT @shengokai: @HaneMaung Audre Lorde and Sara Ahmed have wonderful essays on why "anger is temporary madness" is bullshit. Put simply, it…
  • Fri, 13:39: RT @astroehlein: Coronavirus: Good morning. I'm here to infect you. Man: Oh, no you don't. I'm a high-value business traveller. Coronav…
  • Fri, 15:03: RT @sinclairinat0r: Developers, I've been waiting for this... If you're part of those running the virtualized WoA on M1... Start porting…
  • Fri, 15:11: Microsoft's attitude to Linux and open source has definitely changed faster than some of the attitudes to Microsoft (not picking on Gabor - I've seen a number of these 90s-style takes, and I just picked this one as representative of an opinion group) https://t.co/kFGy6lXD2l
  • Fri, 15:15: why did Microsoft go to all the effort of creating Pluton when attacks that Pluton prevents aren't yet common? because if Henri can do it.... https://t.co/pT7YhGlWKa https://t.co/Hx6Gs21Wlc
  • Fri, 15:17: RT @JosephRyanRies: @CarmenCrincoli That immutable rule of security has never been broken: "if someone else has physical access to your com…
  • Fri, 15:19: RT @TransferWise: We’re big on transparency, you know that. We’re also big on data, and believe you can only move what you measure. And at…
  • Fri, 15:22: RT @KristinaHafoss: The first roundabout under the Atlantic Ocean is a reality. This is part of our new 11 km sub-sea tunnel connecting 2 o…
  • Fri, 15:24: Lookout was a great search add-on for Outlook *that Microsoft bought and integrated into Outlook* so you're already on Lookout https://t.co/bgN3HnRcCv
  • Fri, 15:25: RT @_adamwiggins_: 3a/ (I put a bunch of the proceeds from this into the 2014 Colorado campaign to legalize recreational marijuana. So I gu…
  • Fri, 15:26: one for @charlesfitz on how being bought by Salesforce affected Heroku and how well they meshed https://t.co/fbnlyT5Lnq
  • Fri, 15:29: RT @Simon_Whitten: So it turns out the court decision is heavily reliant on testimony from Paul Hruz, who writes articles of The New Atlant…
  • Fri, 15:29: RT @Simon_Whitten: The American College of Pediatricians is recognised by the SPLC as an anti-LGBT hate group. They promote religious conv…
  • Fri, 15:30: RT @Simon_Whitten: The reasoning of the High Court in the Keira Bell case is especially wonky here: if the claimant can find some PhD contr…
  • Fri, 16:25: RT @le_roux_nicolas: Now might be a good time to remind everyone that the easiest way to discriminate is to make stringent rules, then to d…
  • Fri, 16:26: RT @vj_chidambaram: So the stated reason for censoring @timnitGebru's paper (and subsequently leading to her dismissal from Google) seems t…
  • Fri, 16:36: RT @hoofnagle: My favorite store in Berkeley is closing :( The million bits and bobs at Al Lasher’s Electronics — commonly known as Lasher…
  • Fri, 18:08: RT @ottawahealth: We know some will say "It's not illegal b/c the current rules say indoor gatherings of 10 are allowed!" Well, to be fair…
  • Fri, 18:08: RT @ottawahealth: based on the current circumstances. And literally nothing about 2020 thus far gives the impression that this is the time…
  • Fri, 18:10: RT @MSFTEnable: Together we have the collective power to create a path toward an inclusive recovery. In honor of #IDPD, learn about stori…
  • Fri, 18:13: RT @SeanOnTwt: Folksy wisdom from @CollWilliams: "This slide spends a lot of time telling you how the watch works, when what you wanted to…
  • Fri, 18:14: RT @suedeyloh: There and Back Again: going back and forth between manager and IC https://t.co/uHJSm01QYR
  • Fri, 18:14: RT @MSFTResearch: The Directions in ML “AutoML and Automating Algorithms” series returns on Dec 15, 2020. Episode #5 features Professor Yis…
  • Fri, 18:14: RT @MSFTResearch: In this talk, @yisongyue will describe recent progress in using data-driven algorithmic techniques for adaptive experimen…
  • Fri, 18:14: RT @zittrain: Timnit Gebru’s work on AI bias is necessary and pathbreaking. The prospect that she’d simply be instructed by her employer t…
  • Fri, 18:15: RT @nikichristoff: Inflexible systems have a disproportionate cost for women and underrepresented racial minorities. Tech needs to evolve t…
  • Fri, 18:15: RT @nikichristoff: As a senior tech industry exec, I want to speak up... In May, Salesforce fired me for accepting a seat on a corporate bo…
  • Fri, 18:15: RT @kelseyhightower: If you're still trying to wrap your head around this whole Kubernetes deprecating Docker thing. Think of it like this…
  • Fri, 18:16: RT @kharijohnson: I read the AI research paper at the center of why Timnit Gebru no longer works at Google. It’s about the risks and conse…
  • Fri, 18:16: RT @kharijohnson: “In summary, we advocate for an approach to research that centers the people who stand to be affected by the resulting te…
  • Fri, 18:16: RT @kharijohnson: "If a large language model... can manipulate linguistic form well enough to cheat its way through tests meant to require…
  • Fri, 18:20: RT @github: With so much DevOps and automation content at #GitHubUniverse this year, it’s hard to know where to tune in first. Fortunately…
  • Fri, 18:20: RT @MicrosoftDesign: Join us in making your own ugly winter sweater design for @MicrosoftTeams and don't forget to tag us when you show off…
  • Fri, 18:21: RT @JolyonMaugham: If the Left wants to damage its enemies it needs to smarten up about how. https://t.co/7NzLb3Qkqc
  • Fri, 18:27: RT @dwizzzleMSFT: This is what failure looks like https://t.co/efRskFzMJQ
  • Fri, 18:31: lineage: Most language technology is...built first & foremost to serve the needs of those who already have the most privilege in society...datasets too large to document...inherently risky... undocumented training data perpetuates harm without recourse� https://t.co/37oAJ5xUxO
  • Fri, 18:32: RT @edzitron: this is such a brutal story about how it went for Hsieh. He seemed to want to do right by people and was just eaten up inside…
  • Fri, 18:36: RT @jgownder: This is just an awful op-ed. Basically, "you can't judge people for violating every guideline epidemiologists have put out th…
  • Fri, 18:46: The Timnit Gebru/Jeff Dean emails: however you see the specifics of this, the fact that the frustration & burnout got to this level for people *working on responsibility and D&I* - who should expect support - is a huge issue https://t.co/djhjjTc6Qw
  • Fri, 18:50: RT @ZJemptv: If children can't consent to puberty blockers which pause any permanent changes even with the relevant professional evaluation…
  • Fri, 18:52: reading the absolute shade on how Salesforce does with SaaS that's not their core business -� from a SaaS that's about to be part of Salesforce� https://t.co/qsCSNPfgRV
  • Fri, 18:55: this feature will be familiar to consumer OneDrive users - now it's in business OneDrive and it's going to make duplicate folder names much clearer (looking forward to more improvements in future too) https://t.co/SALc14yKtM https://t.co/WTUuaT07hA
  • Fri, 18:56: RT @jgownder: Who could have seen this coming aside from everyone? https://t.co/WXfd6ZU3n8
  • Fri, 18:56: RT @seaotta: Reminder that women don’t owe you anything for treating them like a basic human being and you expecting anything in return dro…
  • Fri, 18:58: RT @GabbyLandsverk: also a good reminder that weight loss can be a symptom of stress, and weight alone doesn't inherently tell us anything…
  • Fri, 18:59: RT @shelbyspees: I can't help but compare the firing of Timnit Gebru with that of James Damore. did the dude who created a hostile work en…
  • Fri, 19:00: RT @sacca: Grateful to the people of Denmark for ending offshore gas and oil extraction, an aggressive step toward helping solve the climat…
  • Fri, 19:02: RT @KevinJRawlinson: The Home Office used a Daily Mail article to bash lawyers representing people they’re trying to deport. The paper’s o…
  • Fri, 19:03: RT @geomblog: You also now have to wonder how much research inside google is getting muzzled because it doesn't toe the party line. https:/…
  • Fri, 19:03: RT @JMarkOckerbloom: Apparently Google is eager to answer questions whenever it can, even if the questions don't make sense. (Here's one I…
  • Fri, 19:03: RT @cory_foy: I was also reading some comments on Gebru's firing on...a site and it was amusing how many of them were like, "well, how dare…
  • Fri, 19:04: RT @mjg59: HN is really, *really* upset that a black woman told a white man to shut up and listen rather than tolerating him making asserti…
  • Fri, 19:04: RT @mjg59: But there's an interesting followup to that, which is why are some of the people defending her on that front the same people who…
  • Fri, 19:04: RT @mjg59: And yeah if you think the problem was Linus's tone rather than the fact that he actively belittled people who had no choice but…
  • Fri, 19:08: RT @pag3rd: Windows developers: check out the (new!) InfoBar control, and the improved ProgressBar, ProgressRing, and NavigationView contro…
  • Fri, 19:08: RT @soMelanieSaid: I'm going to make a tech Twitter bingo card, and "holy war over CSS" might as well be a free space at this point. Sheesh.
  • Fri, 19:09: vaccine needs to be available on Goop?� https://t.co/x44EuNpaee
  • Fri, 19:10: RT @clairernovotny: Politicizing masks is like "politicizing the use of toilet paper," Biden transition official says Love it!
  • Fri, 19:10: RT @ryanqnorth: I'm enjoying Michael J Fox's latest autobiography and it's got some excellent puns. The chapter about his recovery from sur…
  • Fri, 19:11: RT @MiriSuzanne: CSS has been *carefully* & *systematically* designed to solve a set of problems so complex no other language even tries. T…
  • Fri, 19:11: RT @GoogleWalkout: Over 1400 signatures in support of @timnitGebru so far, and it's not slowing down. #IStandWithTimnit #BelieveBlackWomen
  • Fri, 19:11: RT @NAChristakis: Face masks reduce COVID-19 cases in Germany https://t.co/6J0vcqXJft In time series analysis, 20 days after becoming man…
  • Fri, 19:12: RT @FrankPallone: The House just passed the #MOREAct to end the federal ban on marijuana and allow states to set their own cannabis policie…
  • Fri, 19:17: so I was a bit reluctant to put up the cat tree because I like having a cat sleeping between my ankles as I work in my big recliner chair; mostly Lyra has been up there and Phryne has continued to stay on my chair with me.
  • Fri, 19:20: RT @Alyssa_Milano: Covid causes erectile dysfunction. Wear a mask. #MakeAmericaHardAgain https://t.co/c1R1Y4Bt5w
  • Fri, 19:21: RT @GregBensinger: Google "because of its size and perhaps our size or our prominence in people’s everyday lives, I think we’re in the spot…
  • Fri, 19:22: RT @dropoutnation: The answer is no. Also, Gebru isn't the only data ethicist and analyst Google has fired in the past year or so. Meredi…
  • Fri, 19:23: RT @gottapatchemall: Looking at some old code and was initially puzzled by a variable named 'feet' I have now worked out that this was at…
  • Fri, 19:24: RT @timnitGebru: You know that when they did this, my manager didn’t even know? He found out from me after I found out from my direct repor…
  • Fri, 19:25: RT @ArashMassoudi: Tired of boring, stage managed interviews with corporate execs? Here's the exact opposite. You'll learn more about fina…
  • Fri, 19:29: what a very interesting idea: I'm noodling all the ways this could be good or bad� https://t.co/MZ21BiaipB
  • Fri, 19:29: RT @getwired: Great thread. I fear that the nerds excitedly foaming at the mouth about WoA on M1 won’t read it, but let’s try. https://t.co
  • Fri, 19:30: RT @ralph_squillace: Sweet jesus, @Twitter, just offer verification for a fee and you got an instant and functional business model. And you…
  • Fri, 19:30: RT @NillsF: https://t.co/hnNtDA25dO is a fantastic resource. Look at the JSON definition of your resources - and make direct JSON based cha…
  • Fri, 19:31: RT @lizthegrey: Google claiming @timnitGebru voluntarily resigned as of Dec 2 is false. When Google tried to 'accept my resignation as of…
  • Fri, 19:31: RT @lizthegrey: @timnitGebru she also said "you have the flexibility to give no notice when quitting, and we have the flexibility to termin…
  • Fri, 19:32: RT @MSBing_Dev: We were curious how much time Microsoft Search is saving our employees. So we measured it. Drumroll please… In one month,…
  • Fri, 19:36: you may know Googler Manu for that famous picture of the Microsoft org chart (people always crop the Google/Apple/Facebook/Oracle charts out for some reason though they are *fabulous*)� https://t.co/OZNJort9ZS
  • Fri, 19:38: RT @molly0xFFF: People in tech: if you're hearing from Google recruiters, now is as good a time as any to explain to them why Google's trea…
  • Fri, 19:38: RT @zamosta: I rarely give out quotes on-the-record but twice felt compelled to this year, once for @FrancoiseBr and once for @jillhazelbak
  • Fri, 21:19: oh, that's kind of sweet; Bing using project logos on the suggested topics for exploring results - except for .NET? not playing favourites! https://t.co/3ZeC9TKvHm
  • Fri, 21:23: how do you interpret the phrase 'post-COVID'?
  • Fri, 22:20: Shoutout to the (relatively) new Editor in Microsoft Word where it scrapes the web so it knows how to correct my mistyping without me having to put every new industry term like Graviton in my dictionary; a much nicer spell check experience
  • Fri, 22:23: RT @aronchick: To be clear this IS really significant. These are 68% off _1990_ totals. https://t.co/Hd0W2wZRDH
  • Fri, 22:25: RT @DanPriceSeattle: Regular person goes broke in the pandemic: 4-hour bread lines and homelessness Company goes bankrupt in the pandemic:…
  • Fri, 22:26: RT @davidgross_man: hey so this phenomena called urban runoff mortality syndrome has been killing salmon en masse for decades, and scientis…
  • Fri, 22:32: RT @mahoekst: Cool, VS engineer is remote debugging an issue with my visual studio. Feels magical. https://t.co/C4uDL0iHQg
  • Fri, 22:32: RT @hknightsf: San Francisco will receive 12,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine in the next couple of weeks. Will go to healthcare workers and…
  • Fri, 22:33: APV attack!� https://t.co/rs3aYRIAGq
  • Fri, 22:33: RT @abhie: 🔥 #Hiring for a Senior Security Analyst 🔥 https://t.co/1SxID9xIti
  • Fri, 22:34: RT @notameadow: If we, as a collective that cannot get its shit together for anything apart from shitposting, changed the narrative from "I…
  • Fri, 22:35: RT @OhNoSheTwitnt: It’s easy to be the most qualified woman for a job. Just follow these simple tips! Don’t be too old, don’t be too young,…
  • Fri, 23:00: RT @alex: *every friday morning: im going to get all this work done and get to leave a little early!!!! *every friday afternoon: i am goin…
  • Fri, 23:00: RT @johnwilander: Zero mentioning of the fact that the Google AMP cache makes Google the (faux) first party of all those news links. First…
  • Fri, 23:02: RT @TheRaDR: I am doing an event soon and the organizers just asked me to email them an audio file of me pronouncing my name correctly so t…
  • Fri, 23:02: RT @StevenBrust: Tomorrow will be 150 years since the death of Alexandre Dumas. I was interviewed by a Dumas site. French version: https:/…
  • Fri, 23:02: RT @kupiakos: @JeffDean This does not address a concern many of us find problematic - Timnit alleges that she asked to set an end date if t…
  • Fri, 23:04: RT @JayHulmePoet: It has come to my attention that not everyone is aware that heated hoodies exist, and it's probably something Disability…
  • Fri, 23:04: RT @FOIAFeed: BuzzFeed News: One of the half-dozen Amazon employees fired following worker protests during the height of the coronavirus pa…
  • Fri, 23:04: RT @ekp: Project Include is researching changes in the workplace since Covid-19. If you want to help, please fill out and/or share this 15-…
  • Fri, 23:07: RT @DavMicRot: Strong Agree: I always have clusters of questions around any topic to both aggregate, but also so examine topic from several…
  • Fri, 23:07: RT @dhh: For 12 years, I’ve lived the privileged life of a no-ads Twitter experience. Apparently my grace was rescinded today, and I kid yo…
  • Sat, 11:58: RT @Trump_ton: This won't be dodgy https://t.co/EDvvJjgIjP
  • Sat, 11:58: RT @katebevan: "tools that enable asynchronous work" is a hell of a long way to say "email". Email gets a lot of flak, but I love email: yo…
  • Sat, 11:58: RT @DavidHenigUK: Beginning to grasp the operating principles of these UK-EU talks now. A high level meeting probably leads to more talks.…
  • Sat, 11:59: RT @Codepope: Time to end the ridiculous inequity of @RoyalMail handling charges for imports... when the VAT is £4, an £8 charge on top is…
  • Sat, 11:59: RT @joncstone: I am so done with having to identify ambiguous traffic lights and zebra crossings every time i want to log into internet acc…
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