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  1. Aug 2018
    1. Table 5 looked up TOS on Amazon. Amazon does not notify customers when their subscription is running out which seems like they count on the customers to forget about the free trial.

    1. Please note that when you upload Content, third parties will be able to copy, distribute and display your Content using readily available tools on their computers for this purpose although other than by linking to your Content on DeviantArt any use by a third party of your Content could violate paragraph 4 of these Terms and Conditions unless the third party receives permission from you by license.

      This is interesting because it's basically saying, "Other people will probably violate this license so be careful what you upload."

    1. - Google can use your content for all their existing and future services DiscussionThe content you post on a particular Google service can be used by Google on other services you may not be aware of.

      Interesting... and explains how shortly after googling something an ad tends to pop up on a different website or app, such as FB.

    2. You maintain ownership of your Tumblr content

      We discussed that ownership doesn't mean that they still can't use your content without your consent.

    1. For example, we use data about the people you engage with on Facebook to make it easier for you to connect with them on Instagram or Messenger, and we enable you to communicate with a business you follow on Facebook through Messenger.

      Facebook can figure out your possible likes, or possible friends based off of a single search, like, or friend. The mind of Facebook's amazes me.

    2. This means, for example, that if you share a photo on Facebook, you give us permission to store, copy, and share it with others (again, consistent with your settings) such as service providers that support our service or other Facebook Products you use.

      Facebook has the authority to copy and keep your content that you post and share with services who support Facebook and see things through Facebook adds. Even if you have all of your stuff set to private, they still have the power to access and share it. CRAZY.

    1. may be made with no compensation paid to you

      This statement -- pretty standard boilerplate for web services like this -- essentially says that Twitter doesn't work for us, we "work" for Twitter. Our labor is extracted from us to benefit Twitter, but our only compensation is that we're allowed to keep seeing it.

  2. Feb 2017
    1.   I am not arguing here that “everyone shouldn’t learn to code.” But I can't hop onto a bandwagon that just isn’t clear about what it’s asking “everyone” to do.

      There is this duality to the phrase of "everyone should learn to code". Thinking about it in the context of another subject like, "everyone should make art" doesn't translate to the medium, application, and other processes needed to create a successful piece.

    2. To provide "everyone" with access to a technical education means starting earlier (before college, that is) and explicitly supporting girls and under-represented youth in these efforts.

      Public school systems seem to have ignored these movements to spread the education of code. Especially rural schools neglect the teaching of this subject, leaving young students to the odd chance they are exposed to it via other means, and eventually education outside of highschool.

    3. “the new literacy

      interesting way to put it

    1. where the creator controls and understands the process from start to finish.

      For the most part, this can relate to any trade

    1. as if" it were a person

      Many different ways to think about this and understand it- why some people consider it normal and some weird. Why is it any stranger than personifying a car or a boat?

    2. the computer culture is narrowed.

      Could this also be partly due to the fact that those already naturally proficient in the coding industry feel it as their own kind of 'club' and they want to make it hard for others to join in when they themselves finally found something they excel at?

    3. a poet, "good with words, not numbers.

      A common associating, but not always true. Someone good at science can also be good at the arts if learning it in the right way.

    4. almost tangible,

      and is being expanded to become tangible or close to it, like holograms or VR games

    5. Anne is programming a computer, but she is thinking like a painter.

      Using the masculine style of mechanics, with the feminen style of creativity.

    6. more women use soft approaches and more men hard approaches, although many men are alienated from the dominant engineering style and many women work creatively within it.

      Both approaches need each other to balance out the positive traits of each style.

    7. When we look at particular cases of individuals programming computers, we see a concrete and personal approach to materials that runs into conflict with established ways of doing things within the computer culture. The practice of computing provides support for a pluralism that is denied by its social construction.3

      I wish they gave examples. I can only assume that the personal approaches are related to coding and software.

  3. Jan 2017
    1. existing portrayals are often not relatable.

      Including women of color, which is still not addressed in this TV show,

    2. Those castings Brought me right back to earth. Exactly where I am trying to leave when I see the movie

      Because this is where the minorities are? And you were trying to get away from them?

    3. populations who often seek to remedy disability by way of technology, rather than personal inquiry or relationship building.


      Disabilities are handled in an impersonal, disconnected problem solving manner, without much thought given to the human aspect required to effectively accomodate those with disabilities. This lack of human regard can be seen in many "wheelchair accesible" building designs, which often strike one as being wildly inconvenient for those attempting to use them.

      The implication of these inconvenient designs is that those who require their use are themselves, an inconvenience.

    4. comfortably classed.

      The vast majority of writers don't make money off of their work. Moreover, more writers come from poor and troubled households than not. While classism is an issue in contemporary fiction, blaming the starving-artists for their "comfortable" lifestyles is a little silly. The successful ones only found comfortable income after they became successful.

    5. viewers are reminded that they’re watching a movie.

      That they're watching a movie, in an unknown timeverse, where multiple cultures and planets exist, including several hundred variations of other world aliens that may or may not deal with similar ethnic differences we do today, and yet can't accept them?

    6. White fans had imagined supporting characters Thresh, Cinna and Rue as non-Black, though the characters were described as having dark skin in the book, and author Suzanne Collins herself envisioned Thresh and Rue as African-American.

      An interesting aside that Hermoine from the Harry Potter series is more likely black than white, and was even intended as such by J.K. Rowling. Fans read her as white, and likely wanted her to be white on a subconscious level, so most media interpretations of the character came out white. An interesting look into reader psychology.

      See also: Jesus

    7. (White) viewers are reminded that they’re watching a movie.

      "The world looks white to white people." -Jada Steward

    8. All this PC correct crap is really getting out of control.”

      I, Jonathon Myers, ABSOLUTELY AGREE that PC Culture is contributing to the DOWNFALL of AMERICAN SOCIETY as we know it.

      Just kidding, you're dumb. "Political correctness" is not quite the same as "socially acceptable." The latter being a social construct of what society deems as morally good, whereas the former is more so about objectivity. The two have become conflated over the years to serve different political means. Language is an ever shifting landscape, and it is up to each of us to retain objective meaning and understanding. Being nice to people shouldn't be a political statement.

    9. it has nothing to do with him being black, but

      "I'm not racist, but..."

    10. Otherness.

      Otherness: philosophical background and current interpretations:


    11. Cerebral Palsy.


      noun a condition marked by impaired muscle coordination (spastic paralysis) and/or other disabilities, typically caused by damage to the brain before or at birth.

    12. The series is a rare example of a moving picture which both revolves around technology and paints the people working with it in a realistic light… including its female characters.

      The fact that this show has four seasons, revolves around technology in the 80s, and has women working in technology as they are is already phenomenal.