Posts tagged “tech”

  1. Suffering from technological ignorance, indecision, or insouciance? Why don't you ... ask Diana Vreeland all of your fascinating technology questions?

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  2. By July 14, 2258, now known as C-Day, every girl over the age of 10 knew how to code. Our problems were solved.

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  3. In her new book, The Internet of Garbage, Sarah Jeong states that "the Internet is, and always has been, mostly garbage." She talked with The Toast about topics discussed in her book, including online harassment, doxing, spam, free speech, and the challenges of moderating content platforms and social media networks. You can buy Sarah's book on iTunes or Amazon. The Toast: If the Internet has always been mostly garbage, why did you write this book now?…

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  4. Some guy comes to your office and removes the vowels from all the signs.

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  5. “Most girls aren't into this kind of stuff.” No way, do you have the list? The list of things most girls are into? I've been trying to find that thing forever, can you forward it to me? You have my email. Thanks, man, you're the best.

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  6. We did it, team! Let's all talk about comets now!

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  7. Elena's previous work for The Toast can be found here.

    To count how many emails from professors I got during my years in undergrad, I would have to go back to my old email and do some fairly sophisticated filtering. I'm not going to do that. Instead, I'll just estimate that about three times per quarter - over the course of nine or so quarters taking primarily computer science classes - I

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  8. Most people understand cryonics to be the freezing of bodies after death, and they're mostly correct. Cryopreservation stores biological material at an incredibly low temperature for use at a later date. The main goal of cryonics is to preserve brain functions before it's undergone irreversible damage in the hopes that technological advancements will be able to revive it in the future. This requires quick action once the heart has stopped, not to mention a relatively…

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  9. HEY GRRLS

    DONT LET "THE MAN" TELL YOU WHAT TO FUCKIN DO WITH YOUR BODY AND YOUR KEYBOARD

    YOU WILL NEVER LIVE UP TO THE SEXIST, PATRIARCHAL STANDARD OF WHAT MAKES A "GOOD" SOURCE CODE OR AN "ACCEPTABLE" ALGORITHM

    REFUSE TO LEARN TO CODE

    YOUR DEBUGGING WILL NEVER BE GOOD ENOUGH

    YOU ARE MORE THAN YOUR USABILITY

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  10. This post is brought to you by A Reader. I recently attended a panel discussion about women in technology. The fun thing about this panel's thought leaders was how they were all men. I assumed this controversial choice was a canny move on the organizer's part: You wouldn't just invite four men to sit on an elevated platform and talk down to an audience of women unless you knew the men had something meaningful

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