Today's threads (a thread).

Inside: A machine learning wrecking ball; Nintendo vs Nintendees; and more!

Archived at: pluralistic.net/2020/11/21/wre

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A machine learning wrecking ball: Even if you fix training data, you still have to reckon with underspecification.

mamot.fr/@pluralistic/10524925

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Nintendo vs Nintendees: Super Smash Bros Melee is a case study in spiteful corporate fuckery.

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Mayor Pete: Obama should have left Chelsea Manning to rot in prison for 35 years cbsnews.com/amp/news/2020-cand

High prices and debt mean millennials don’t plan to stop renting, and that’s before their parents retire and become dependent on them businessinsider.com/more-mille

“Out of Home Advertising”: the billboards that spy on you as you move through public spaces consumerreports.org/privacy/di

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Yesterday's threads: Little Revolutions; Russian Cyberpunk Farm; We're already (badly) forgiving student debt; Facebook bullies watchdog; Google's monopoly rigged the ad market; and more!

mamot.fr/@pluralistic/10524466

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My latest novel is Attack Surface, a sequel to my bestselling Little Brother books. @washingtonpost called it "a political cyberthriller, vigorous, bold and savvy about the limits of revolution and resistance."

Get signed books from @darkdel: darkdel.com/store/p1840/Availa

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I have a (free) new book out! "How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism" is an anti-monopolist critique of Big Tech that connects the rise of conspiratorial thinking to the rise of tech monopolies and proposes a way to deal with both:

onezero.medium.com/how-to-dest

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My ebooks and audiobooks (from @torbooks, @HoZ_Books, @mcsweeneys, and others) are for sale all over the net, but I sell 'em too, and when you buy 'em from me, I earn twice as much and you get books with no DRM and no license "agreements."

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My first picture book is out! It's called Poesy the Monster Slayer and it's an epic tale of bedtime-refusal, toy-hacking and monster-hunting, illustrated by Matt Rockefeller. It's the monster book I dreamt of reading to my own daughter.

pluralistic.net/2020/07/14/poe

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