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"Transparency and the AMP Project"

github.com/ampproject/amphtml/

This thread absolutely reeks of Upton Sinclair's quote:

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it"

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When you say 'keep politics out of tech', you mean 'your politics', you don't feel the existing politics of white supremacy and misogyny because you are so used to it you can't feel it anymore or you are actively contributing to and benefiting from it.

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So I have to come up with $600 by the end of the month and about$400 the week after that, and I could use your help. Please contribute or boost. ❤️

TFW a long email thread predictably turns into an intellectual pissing contest between men.

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Although I long ago dropped out of research , I really love asking working mathematicians to explain whatever it is they are interested in. I have enough general knowledge that they can usually simplify things enough for me to get the gist of their work. Plus, they're usually really enthusiastic about explaining what they do, because most strangers they meet cannot or will not follow!

Great fun to see them light up and have them tell me the metaphors they've developed for their art.

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Wrote a short sci-fi story on my blog. It bundles up some thoughts/predictions about future tech, robots, AI, and humans.

daverupert.com/2018/02/the-mam

It’s my first foray into writing short fiction like this.

TWF visual regresion test indicate that line-breaking in Chrome not deterministic. 🙀

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I wonder how many people interested in web standards have read the WHATWG FAQ?

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Web designers need to know of this exchange between my parents:

Father: Ah - they've updated their web site!

Mother: Oh no.

Father: It looks good ...

Mother: Can you find the things we need?

... (long pause) ...

Father: No ...

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“AMP: the missing controversy – Ferdy Christant”
ferdychristant.com/amp-the-mis

Those are some good points.

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I've just discovered that Pearson have renamed "MyMathLab" to "MyLab Math".

I eagerly await "MathMyLab".