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Tag: Algorithms

s5e01: Fully Connected, Feed Forward

0.0 Station Ident Last episode looked like as good a place as any to do a season break (even though it might not have been planned). So here we are at the beginning-ish of a new academic year, within spitting distance of Halloween and your usual Western pagan ceremonies. 1.0 Fully Connected, Feed Forward This […]

Episode Two Hundred and Four: “Everybody”; The Webb Scale; Algorithms¬†

0.0 Sitrep 8:36pm on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 “St. Patty’s Day” in America, which is the day all branded social media accounts turn green (and orange, I suppose) and make attempts to be culturally relevant. 1.0 “Everybody” Via a non-work-related Slack team (how many of you are doing that? Have a shoot-the-shit, non-work-related Slack team? […]

Episode One Hundred and Ninety Two: Bureaucracy Is An Algorithm; Vapourware; No New Ideas 

0.0 Sitrep 7:57pm on a school night – although not a particularly schoolish one for me seeing as the office is shut today on account of it being President’s Day here in the US. Instead, pancakes for breakfast, visiting grandparents and The Day After The Second Birthday Party, so lots of wondering why we can’t […]

Episode One Hundred and Thirty Nine: A Human Future; Something New; Unintentional Freemium

0.0 Station Ident Heading back to Portland. A morning full of meetings, a 3 hour flight with no seatback video, broken wifi and no charger so I can’t play Civilization V, instead finally getting around to watching the Veronica Mars movie (which, if I’m being perfectly honest, I had on in the background and glanced […]

Episode One Hundred and Fifteen: Manifest Destiny; A Little Bit Desensitized; The Material (2)

0.0 Station Ident It’s hot in Portland and we don’t have a/c. So I’m melting. 1.0 Manifest Destiny There are some people who, in reaction to the Facebook emotion contagion study, have asked “how could Facebook misread the situation so badly?” At some point, you wonder: was this a misreading, or was this just in […]