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Technology
When you're leaving a big company to interview at a startup, there are some hidden questions you might not know to ask.

Not all startup jobs are created equal; without the right info, you could make a bad choice.

Here are 4 questions you should ask in a startup interview loop:
1) How much money does the company have in the bank?

OK, yes: this sounds super crass... an embarrassingly direct question. But it is also incredibly crucial, because without this info, you have no idea what kind of situation you are potentially walking into.
You would never ask this question at a megacorp because, well, the answer is usually "infinite money." The cash position of a public company is also usually freely available. Besides, you probably wouldn't be talking to someone who could give you a direct answer anyway! 🤑
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I know it's all MRA and MGTOW and Incel and PUA tweets from me right now, but it's because I'VE LITERALLY BEEN WATCHING ALL OF THIS FESTER FOR YEARS HOPING THAT PEOPLE WOULD TAKE IT SERIOUSLY
Gamergate, pick up artists, men's rights, Ghostbusters, harassment of women, WOC, and POC online, men yelling FHRITP during journalist's live hits.

I CAN'T BELIEVE ANYONE IS SURPRISED RIGHT NOW
Twitter's ongoing failure to adequately address harassment campaigns and misinformation, Reddit hosting toxic communities FOR YEARS
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I wish I was more surprised by this.
FB confirms it's real
Some backstory on "incels" theguardian.com/technology/201…
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Science and Space
Gather around ye, to understand why the recent news around "Secret Science" or the EPA's refusal to use studies that in essence don't publicly disclose a subject's medical history is essentially throwing out most good studies /1
The first thing you have to understand, in essence, is that redaction is bullshit. There are MIT researchers who can figure out who you are based on three points of data. /2

news.mit.edu/2015/identify-…
The new proposed rule wants studies that publish enough information so that you can replicate the study.

This sounds incredibly reasonable.

But as a child I loved lemon in my tea and milk in my tea so combining it sounded reasonable too. The milk curdled /3
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I know it's all MRA and MGTOW and Incel and PUA tweets from me right now, but it's because I'VE LITERALLY BEEN WATCHING ALL OF THIS FESTER FOR YEARS HOPING THAT PEOPLE WOULD TAKE IT SERIOUSLY
Gamergate, pick up artists, men's rights, Ghostbusters, harassment of women, WOC, and POC online, men yelling FHRITP during journalist's live hits.

I CAN'T BELIEVE ANYONE IS SURPRISED RIGHT NOW
Twitter's ongoing failure to adequately address harassment campaigns and misinformation, Reddit hosting toxic communities FOR YEARS
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In my latest, I explain the colossal mess that is #FanCon, why it is so tragic to the Blerd and Nerd Communities, and how all of the people involved--who we trusted--used the spirit of community to rob us and leave us high and dry.

theroot.com/it-be-your-own…
Let me be frank: as incredibly painful as it was to live through these events in real-time, it was incredibly hard for me to sit down and write this. To sit down and relive it. Again.

#FanCon
I thought I was fucked up (emotionally) on Friday, but that didn't compare to the blubbering I did while writing this.

#FanCon
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Culture and Books
Ok, Let's talk about the curious case of #AlekMinassian

This seeming refugee from /r9k/ mounted the pavement in #Toronto yesterday killing 10 people

Suddenly, hours went by and no one knew the man's identity

Suddenly a facebook post surfaced

H/t @WeWuzMetokur
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The post itself if a combination of military terminology, which as many point out reeked of /r9k/

But to me it still feels kind of forced and my initial response was:
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Then I started digging a little deeper and stumbled across this article

The article is agenda driven garbage, but the writer did pick up on some key points (unfortunately he lacked the wherewithall to see their significance)
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archive.li/06P7f
globalnews.ca/news/4164340/a…
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THREAD: Closing arguments have wrapped for #BillCosby’s retrial. Over the years, nearly 60 women have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault, but this retrial hasn't received a lot of attention. Here’s what you need to know about Cosby’s predatory behavior and the retrial:
Bill Cosby is facing three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Last year, the first trial against Cosby ended in a mistrial because jurors couldn't come to a unanimous verdict on any of the three charges. usatoday.com/story/life/peo… #MeToo
The woman at the center of the retrial is former Temple University employee Andrea Constand—she accused Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 2004. Constand sued Cosby in 2005 and received a settlement, but came forward again in 2015. nytimes.com/2018/04/13/art… #MeToo
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Let's talk about the inefficacy of indoctrinating shame into people.

Both of my kids have "sneaky" behaviors. Every person does, some of us are just not looking to "catch" someone in the act.

I "caught" my 15 year old sexting at 12

I "catch" my 7 year old sneaking food

But:
If you tell someone you love them, but cannot take a moment to lovingly assess your loved ones behavioral patterns, and make logical conclusions as to what the future will likely bring, and also compare your behaviors and mistakes w theirs

How can you possibly call that love?
I could absolutely shame and degrade my children for being sneaky.

But what would that create in them?

let's look at me and my 3 brothers as hypotheticals.

4 incredibly different humans, the same Morally Superior Hyper Critical Domineering "severe" Spiritual Leader Mother
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Politics
I used to read @JoyAnnReid's old blog. I never saw any content like what is being attributed to her now. In 2012 she took Greenwald to task in the notorious "Obama could rape a nun on live TV" fracas with @AngryBlackLady.
That's one of many interactions she had over the years that sent people scurrying to find something -- anything -- to use against her. I find it dubious that such content could sit there all this time without detection.
Here's what was posted at @thepeoplesview at that time. While some of the links have expired, it summarizes contemporaneous coverage by @ZerlinaMaxwell among others. thepeoplesview.net/main/epeoplesv…
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(1) I like & respect Adm Ronny Jackson & wish he'd never been nominated for VA Sec. He could have stayed in his current role with the same level of reputation he had in January 2018 and served for many more years. I think his rep has been irreparably damaged.
(2) The career fate of Adm Jackson is far less important atm than the historic French state visit and the foreign & domestic policy challenges with which we must grapple. Clearly, Democrats planned this as the latest in their desperate, lame attacks on this Presidency & voters.
(3) It reflects badly on the President and his team. The damage is recoverable, but it wasn't necessary in the first place. I still do not accept that any missteps so far have been significant enough to reduce my ability to trust & support POTUS. They are minor.
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1. Tom Perez initiated a lawsuit against Wikileaks, Donald Trump and Russia. Tom Perez excels at combining the laughable with the pathetic. One look at him speaking is enough to convince you of his rare ability.
2. WikiLeaks: without them the extent of the depravity that we know regarding Hillary, Obama and the entirety of the DNC machinery would be unknown. And I suspect we are only scratching the surface with what we know.
3. Isn't it ironic that the same Democratic party that's so vehemently touts freedom of the press will do everything in its power to suppress reportage that shows that true colors?
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