GeekSpeak for 2018-11-26

Supersonic Git Mansplains to Facebook

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Some flight in the news, laws managed by git source control – and how awesome collaboration can be using git. A large discussion: does Facebook’s benefit outweigh its drawbacks and how can we make social networks better for society or do they just represent who we are. The geeks chat about Geek Speak being Therapy for Mansplaining.

New experimental Lockheed supersonic jet starts production

NASA awarded Lockheed a contract this year to design, build and flight test the X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology aircraft. Lockheed expects to conduct its first flight in 2021.

First ever plane with no moving parts takes flight

Flight represents breakthrough that could lead eventually to carbon-neutral air travel

How I changed the law with a GitHub pull request | Ars Technica

This isn’t a copy of the DC law. It is an authoritative source. It is where the DC Council stores the digital versions of enacted laws, and this source feeds directly into the Council’s DC Code website at https://code.dccouncil.us/dc/council/code/.

GitHub - lyle/geekspeak.org: This codebase running geekspeak.org

GeekSpeak is a technology radio show which consits of a group of Geeks covering news of the week, doing interviews, and taking listener questions.
The GeekSpeak.org site – allows the creation of episodes, episodes have participants and bits. A bit is a title (required), a link, and content. Bits are ordered to represent when they were covered on the radio show. Episodes can also have images and, of course, audio files.

Succeeding in Computer Science Requires More Than Theoretical Education

Entering the upper division classes within the computer science realm of my degree, and five months into my productOps internship, a clear distinction between what is and what is most likely not applicable the “real” tech world had already been established.

Delay, Deny and Deflect: How Facebook’s Leaders Fought Through Crisis - The New York Times

While Facebook had publicly declared itself ready for new federal regulations, Ms. Sandberg privately contended that the social network was already adopting the best reforms and policies available. Heavy-handed regulation, she warned, would only disadvantage smaller competitors.

Am I Mansplaining

Recently in my facebook feed…

A Look Inside the Tactics of Definers, Facebook’s Attack Dog - The New York Times

Known in the political business as opposition research, the documents pushed out by Definers neatly provided reporters with the ammunition they would need to suggest the senators grilling Ms. Sandberg were hypocrites for criticizing Facebook.

Study: It only takes a few seconds for bots to spread misinformation

Just six percent of bots on Twitter accounted for 31 percent of bad information.

Parliament seizes cache of Facebook internal papers | Technology | The Guardian

The documents seized were obtained during a legal discovery process by Six4Three. It took action against the social media giant after investing $250,000 in an app. Six4Three alleges the cache shows Facebook was not only aware of the implications of its privacy policy, but actively exploited them, intentionally creating and effectively flagging up the loophole that Cambridge Analytica used to collect data. That raised the interest of Collins and his committee.

Micro.blog + Mastodon

Micro.blog can now cross-post to a Mastodon user account, in the same way we cross-post to Twitter, Facebook, Medium, and LinkedIn. This takes a copy of your blog posts and sends them to a specified Mastodon account.
Your custom domain on Micro.blog can now be ActivityPub-compatible, so that you can follow and reply to Mastodon users directly on Micro.blog. This also means someone can follow your blog posts by adding @you@yourdomain.com on Mastodon. (This username is configurable. Mine is @manton@manton.org.)

We had Manton Reece on our January 19th 2018 episode

NASA does it again by landing safely on Mars—something no one else has done

Red-shirt clad engineers broke into cheers as InSight touched down.

Instances of AI doing what creators specify, not what they mean

Someone compiled a list of instances of AI doing what creators specify, not what they mean
- Jim Stormdancer on Twitter

Ivanka Trump's use of personal email a focus of Democrats in next Congress

Amid reports that first daughter and White House senior advisor Ivanka Trump exchanged hundreds of official government business emails using a personal email account, top Democrats on Capitol Hill “want to know if Ivanka complied with the law” and in the next Congress plan to continue their investigation of the Presidential Records Act and Federal Records Act.

Miles mentioned that HC should not have done this either on our July 6th 2017 Episode