Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Can the FCC Really Block California’s Net Neutrality Law?

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Can the FCC Really Block California’s Net Neutrality Law?

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FCC Chair Ajit Pai led the effort to repeal the agency’s net neutrality rules.Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesFCC Chair Ajit Pai led the effort to repeal the agency’s net neutrality rules.Mark Wilson/Getty ImagesWithin hours of California governor Jerry Brown signing a sweeping net neutrality bill into law, the US Department of Justice sued the state, sparking the…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Confidence, Coding, and the Gender Gap

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Confidence, Coding, and the Gender Gap

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WIRED ICONKevin Systrom, Cofounder of InstagramNOMINATESKarlie Kloss, Founder of Kode With KlossyWhen Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom met Karlie Kloss through friends in 2012, he had no idea who the supermodel was. He had launched his mobile photo-sharing app two years before, and he was a “typical tech guy,” he says, oblivious to culture. She was…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Interview with the Luddite

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Interview with the Luddite

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Kirkpatrick Sale is a leader of the Neo-Luddites. WIRED’s Kevin Kelly wrote the book on neo-biological technology. Food fight, anyone?Kelly: Other than arson and a lot of vandalism, what did the Luddites accomplish in the long run?Sale: The Luddites raised what was called at the time “the machinery question,” and they raised it in such…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers How WeChat faded into the silence in India | FactorDaily

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers How WeChat faded into the silence in India | FactorDaily

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Circa 2010, China: The aftermath of Urumqi riots in 2009 resulted in a ban and blockage of 1.3 million websites in the country. Even large internet companies like Fanfou, the Middle Kingdom’s first microblogging platform, shut down. The next few years saw a raft of new internet companies launching new products and platforms. Meituan-Dianping, Toutiao,…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Today is My wife’s First Birthday Since She Died.

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Today is My wife’s First Birthday Since She Died.

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Alex a few months after we started dated on the left. A pretty recent photo (in Thailand) on the right.Quickly Catching you Up: Alex’s Death & memorials3 pieces of advice about Death and Love“How is Tony doing?”Get to know Alex (better)Alex’s Death and MemorialsTo catch you up: Alex died on July 17th. She was fishing in…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers All 700 employees at this startup work remotely. Here’s why one of its top execs says it’s given them a major edge over the competition.

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers All 700 employees at this startup work remotely. Here’s why one of its top execs says it’s given them a major edge over the competition.

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When InVision was founded in 2011, its CEO and founder, Clark Valberg, knew he’d have to get creative to maintain a competitive edge. Google had recently increased its presence in Manhattan, making it all the more difficult to snag coveted East Coast tech talent. To open an office in New York’s punishing real-estate market wasn’t…

Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Management Philosophy

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Management Philosophy

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This post touches on some of my more controversial and debatable ideas on management and leadership. They stem from 8 years of experience leading engineering teams ranging from 2 to 25. While my experience has been limited to software engineering, I’m fairly certain these ideas apply to just about every trade. My explanations barely scratch…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | After throttling firefighters, Verizon praises itself for “sav[ing] lives”

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | After throttling firefighters, Verizon praises itself for “sav[ing] lives”

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Verizon and public safety — Verizon tries to repair reputation after throttling firefighters during wildfire. Jon Brodkin – Oct 8, 2018 4:58 pm UTC Enlarge / A firefighter in a Verizon ad touting the carrier’s commitment to public safety.VerizonVerizon is touting its commitment to firefighters and public safety in a new ad, released weeks after…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Groundbreaking maker of gentle factory robots shuts down

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Groundbreaking maker of gentle factory robots shuts down

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RIP Baxter — Friendly Baxter faced strong competition from smaller, lighter rivals. Timothy B. Lee – Oct 8, 2018 4:45 pm UTC Enlarge / Baxter in 2014.Back in 2014, we wrote about Baxter, an anthropomorphic factory robot that was gentle enough to work alongside human workers. We visited Baxter at a robotics trade show in…

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Beautiful 3D model of stars explains changes in brightness

Hexbyte – Tech News – Ars Technica | Beautiful 3D model of stars explains changes in brightness

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Got the blues and a bit shouty — Helium absorbs light, heats star. Star expands, blows off material, collapses. Chris Lee – Oct 8, 2018 4:22 pm UTC From a supercomputer to your desktop, models of blue variable stars.The Universe abounds with things that we think we might understand but aren’t really sure about. What…