GeekSpeak for 2017-04-05

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Gender and Race in Tech in Silicon Valley, plus FCC cuts, SpaceX, Enceladus, Eye tracking Piano, AMP is bad, Uber woes, iOS 10.3.1 again, Trump Script, and more news of the week.

FCC to halt expansion of broadband subsidies for poor people

The Federal Communications Commission is dropping its legal defense of a new system for expanding broadband subsidies for poor people, and it will not approve applications from companies that want to offer the low-income broadband service.

SpaceX makes aerospace history with successful launch and landing of a used rocket

After more than two years of landing its rockets after launch, SpaceX finally sent one of its used Falcon 9s back into space.

Ariel Waldman on Enceladus Life

I made a video about why we may find life on Enceladus & what it would mean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YG2Zv4Rl_QY … (i love geeking out about this stuff!)

Eye-Tracking Glasses Illustrate What A Professional Pianist Sees While Playing

A student then takes the bench and the pair analyzes how a beginner visually approaches a piece as opposed to someone more tenured.

Accelerated Mobile Pages Project – Accelerated Mobile Pages Project

The AMP Project is an open-source initiative aiming to make the web better for all. The project enables the creation of websites and ads that are consistently fast, beautiful and high-performing across devices and distribution platforms.

Uber’s lament: “No Black or Hispanic employee holds leadership positions in tech”

Like many other Silicon Valley companies, Uber’s labor force—in particular its tech staff—is overwhelmingly male and largely white.

How Uber Uses Psychological Tricks to Push Its Drivers’ Buttons - The New York Times

The secretive ride-hailing giant Uber rarely discusses internal matters in public. But in March, facing crises on multiple fronts, top officials convened a call for reporters to insist that Uber was changing its culture and would no longer tolerate “brilliant jerks.”

iOS 10.3.1 Security Update

An attacker within range may be able to execute arbitrary code on the Wi-Fi chip

samshadwell/TrumpScript: Make Python great again

It’s been a while since we made any updates to TrumpScript, and we just wanted to make it official that our development on this project has stopped and that we will no longer be accepting issues or pull requests on this repo.

“Samsung Dex” is a $150 Galaxy S8 dock that makes your phone into a desktop

Another product blurs the lines between phone and desktop.

iPhone 7 theoretically faster than any MacBook Air, though disclaimers apply | 9to5Mac

The iPhone 7 scores better on both single- and multi-core than any MacBook Air ever made, and performs comparably to a 2013 MacBook Pro.

@WebMD doesn't have HTTPS?

Safe from your ISP and neighbours: ✅ Google searches ✅ Amazon purchases ✅ NYTimes interests ✅ PornHub tastes (!) ❌ @WebMD symptoms Shameful.


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