Club-Admiralty

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Political, data science, and the manipulation of people

Today's "Ugh" (expression borrowed from George Station) ...From the Guardian:The data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trump’s election team and the winning Brexit campaign harvested millions of Facebook profiles of US voters, in the tech giant’s biggest ever data breach, and used them to build a powerful software program to predict and influence choices at the ballot box.Documents seen
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The Norman Door

I came across this on facebook today (while taking a break from the monster that is the dissertation proposal). It reminded me a lot of my undergraduate days when I took UI Design as part of my computer science degree, and I was reading the book by Don Norman :-)
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Javapocalypse

LOL - a short film about Java going away.  I think with the impending end-of-life of the JRE plugin for browsers this is pretty funny.
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The gameboy - hardware autopsy

This is a fun little video dissecting the Nintendo GameBoy.  As a kid I wouldn't have cared, however as an undergraduate computer science major this would have been fascinating to know back in the late 90s :-)  I remember programming in x86 assembly for one of my classes (and creating hardware for that same course that the code would run on!) :-)
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