Unsupervised Learning: No. 198 (Member Edition)

I spend 5-20 hours a week devouring books, RSS feeds, podcasts, and articles about what’s happening—and what’s coming—in security and technology. Then every Sunday I send the best of what I find to around 30,000 subscribers. “Your newsletter has become my most important source of news. It is the only newsletter I will NOT delete until I have perused it to the very end”. ~ Frank Hall Green

October 14, 2019
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Corporate Incentives Are Diverging From Employee and National Incentives

The 1950s were not as perfect as people with red hats like to think they were, but there was one dynamic that was fairly healthy: it used to be that three primary incentives in the U.S. were aligned: Individual Families Corporations The Country Corporations would hire workers, which they would pay enough to: live on, save for retirement, save for college, go on vacations, buy presents for Christmas, and maybe…

October 13, 2019
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Job Losses from Automation Are Being Actively Engineered and Funded

Many people seem to believe that there’s some sort of natural and gentle pressure towards automation, and that this is something we’ve always faced. As if there’s a gentle pressure towards automation, and a gentle pressure towards job creation—and these two things live in some happy equilibrium. That’s a bad model for how the world works, especially today where most businesses are focused more than ever on maximizing margins. Our…

October 12, 2019
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Unsupervised Learning: No. 197

I spend 5-20 hours a week devouring books, RSS feeds, podcasts, and articles about what’s happening—and what’s coming—in security and technology. Then every Sunday I send the best of what I find to around 30,000 subscribers. “Your newsletter has become my most important source of news. It is the only newsletter I will NOT delete until I have perused it to the very end”. ~ Frank Hall Green

October 7, 2019
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Finding the Knobs Within Stochastic Determinism

Normally when I write I have a specific thought and I try to lay it out in a structured way. This post, however, will be one of my stream of consciousness flows that I do every couple of years. I just finished reading a book called Behave, and it—combined with a number of other books and ideas—is having a strong effect on my thinking. I’m struck by two (seemingly) conflicting…

October 5, 2019
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How to Become a Slack Ninja

You ever been talking to someone on Slack and they send you something formatted in a super cool way, or they use some piece of functionality that you didn’t even know existed? Yeah, me too. That’s why I wrote this. This page is a collection of the super cool stuff you can do with Slack, so you can be the person impressing instead of being impressed. Shortcuts Slack takes a…

October 2, 2019
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Unsupervised Learning: No. 196 (Member Edition)

I spend 5-20 hours a week devouring books, RSS feeds, podcasts, and articles about what’s happening—and what’s coming—in security and technology. Then every Sunday I send the best of what I find to around 30,000 subscribers. “Your newsletter has become my most important source of news. It is the only newsletter I will NOT delete until I have perused it to the very end”. ~ Frank Hall Green

September 30, 2019
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Rethinking How I Use Twitter Lists

Twitter just released a new feature in their mobile app that lets you swipe back and forth between up to five lists. This is handy, because while Twitter lists have always been interesting, they’ve been pretty hard to get to—especially on mobile. The update got me thinking a lot about my own list organization, and how I might optimize my lists to make use of it. Modes of interaction When…

September 27, 2019
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Unsupervised Learning: No. 195

I spend 5-20 hours a week devouring books, RSS feeds, podcasts, and articles about what’s happening—and what’s coming—in security and technology. Then every Sunday I send the best of what I find to around 30,000 subscribers. “Your newsletter has become my most important source of news. It is the only newsletter I will NOT delete until I have perused it to the very end”. ~ Frank Hall Green

September 23, 2019
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My Favorite Security Podcasts, And How They’re Different From Each Other

What I like so much about the podcast world is how two shows can cover mostly the same material, but be wildly different. The world of security podcasts is like this, with my top three recommendations having completely different tastes and textures. I wasn’t going to recommend my own here, but then I realized that if I wasn’t willing to recommend it in this list then I should stop doing…

September 19, 2019
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