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Food for Thought: 2018-03-12

Posted on March 12th, 2018

I waited too long to publish this last batch, so the list is long. Hope you find some of these interesting! Recommend your own in the comments: This is a hilarious and informative philosophical response about “puzzles for libertarians". (I’m probably one of the few people who reads both Current Affairs and Slate Star Codex.) I’ve shared quite a bit about the Attention Economy. Richard Beck, here, brings that conversation out of the realm of advertising, software, etc. and into social interact...

Food for Thought: 2018-01-23

Posted on January 23rd, 2018

This essay from LeGuin helps explain why her writing is so great: The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction Update: She has passedWaging Nonviolence interviews the executive director of Life After Hate and and they discuss how we help people leave violent organizations."I'm simply tired and bored by a progressive Christianity that doesn't believe in anything, at least anything beyond Jesus being a model exemplar of liberal humanism." From Experimental TheologyA good breakdown of USA immigration i...

Food for Thought: 2018-01-08

Posted on January 8th, 2018

Here are some things I’ve found thought provoking, recently. Recommend your own in the comments."The search for a more human understanding of power and consent is not simply stage-dressing for a bigger fight. It is the big fight." Consent of the Ungoverned is a great read about sex and politics. Immensely quotable.Security Planner is an excellent resource from Citizen Lab. Answer a handful of super-simple questions and they will make quality, achievable recommendations on how to digitally pro...

Food for Thought: 2017-11-27

Posted on November 27th, 2017

Here are some of the things I’ve found thought-provoking, recently: "The game of Caesar is a game of power."Universal Basic Income is a bad idea. It would have same nasty unintended consequences, assuredly get entrenched in a unfixable way, and most importantly, doesn’t address the underlying problems. This comment from “Universal Basic Bullshit" points out another one of the problems: "The aim is pacification, not liberation. A universal basic income is, in the most cynical sense, a subtle ...

5 Dimensional Political Compass

Posted on November 14th, 2017

I tried this quiz. Like others, it has some coherency problems. If you take it, post your results! Items in italics are my own notes.You are a: Socialist Anarchist Isolationist Bleeding-Heart Progressive Collectivism score: 50% Authoritarianism score: -83% Internationalism score: -67% Tribalism score: -100% Liberalism score: 50% Explanation key: Collectivism refers economic intervention, whether the society or state should intervene in the economy to redistribute wealth from the more to the ...

Food for Thought: 2017-11-07

Posted on November 7th, 2017

Here are some of the things I’ve found thought-provoking, recently:In the latest strange development in the realm of intellectual “property", a pharmaceutical company is holding a patent with a Mohawk Tribe, in order limit litigation accessibility.Ad-driven media and algorithm-based sites are creating some really nasty incentives. This article describes adversarial attacks against machine learning."Part of the horrors emanating from Trump involves style, and some involve substance. President ...

Food for Thought: 2017-10-17

Posted on October 17th, 2017

Here are some of the things I’ve found thought-provoking, recently. Ranked in priority-reading order:Quick hit: the new Google Security Checkup is personalized for your account. Do it. In addition, if your account is high-risk or you are heavily-targeted, you can opt-in to Google’s Advanced Protection Program.Good essay about ongoing manipulation in the modern data economy. This hits a lot of the points I made in my Indy Big Data talk (ref: We need to build i...

Food for Thought: 2017-10-05

Posted on October 5th, 2017

Here are some of the things I’ve found thought-provoking, recently. Ranked in priority-reading order:Hacking attribution is very difficult and often impossible to do with high certainty. People who claim to know for sure who did something usually have an agenda. This article explains one of the reasons attribution is so difficult: disabling of TouchID is a good duress mode precautio...

Food for Thought: 2017-08-28

Posted on August 28th, 2017

Here are some of the reads & comics I’ve found thought-provoking, recently. Ranked in priority-reading order:Responses are widely discussed in the follow-on from the neo-fascist gathering in Charlottesville. My opinion: the strategies we use to prevent future fascists may often be different from the tactics we use to limit harm from current fascists:I’m a big fan of satire and humor, as it interrupts minds and forces people to consider different perspectives:

Food for Thought: 2017-08-14

Posted on August 14th, 2017

Here are some of the reads & comics I’ve found thought-provoking over the last week. Ranked in priority-reading order:Here’s a quick quiz for you to take re: White People Discrimination: tactics on nonviolent direct action: on McSweeney’s a Google Robot writes a manifesto:

Todd Grotenhuis

Professionally an Information Security Specialist, Politically an Abolitionist, Theologically an Anabaptist