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Now displaying: September, 2016
Sep 29, 2016

The Department of Labor is filing a lawsuit against tech company Palantir for discriminating against Asians. Asians are rarely, if ever, considered a minority. With Peter Thiel leading the company, could there be a political motive behind this lawsuit? It doesn’t seem that unreasonable considering the week Oculus VR founder Palmer Lucky has had after The Daily Beast discovered he had donated to a conservative non-profit developing memes to attack Hillary Clinton. Is there any room at all for conservatives or Trump supporters in tech?

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SpaceX Interplanetary Transport System: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0qo78R_yYFA

Princeton and SAT scores: http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-adv-asian-race-tutoring-20150222-story.html

DOL lawsuit against Palantir: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/27/technology/us-accuses-tech-firm-of-bias-against-asian-software-engineers.html

Palmer Luckey: http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2016/09/26/facebook-millionaire-luckey-aligns-himself-alt-right-but-only-if-you-squint/91132042/

Dustin Moskovitz “Compelled to Act”: https://medium.com/@moskov/compelled-to-act-1413930041ee

Sep 21, 2016

Diversity advocates often say their fight for diversity is backed by science. The saying goes, diversity leads to an overall performance boost. So why isn’t there a push for diversity of political affiliation? And why does science only apply when it doesn’t conflict with their worldview?

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Ben Shapiro Tweet: https://twitter.com/benshapiro/status/776548646628106240

Facebook and Israel: https://theintercept.com/2016/09/12/facebook-is-collaborating-with-the-israeli-government-to-determine-what-should-be-censored/

Twitter suspends SAFE Movement: https://twitter.com/LaloDagach/status/778333686248968192

Academia’s Rejection of Diversity: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/31/opinion/academias-rejection-of-diversity.html

Ladies is Gender Neutral: http://blog.alicegoldfuss.com/ladies-is-gender-neutral/

Sep 14, 2016

This past weekend I finally got to experience virtual reality with the HTC Vive. I’ve been looking forward to VR since I was a little kid and even with my high expectations it did not disappoint at all.

Sep 7, 2016

Last week a Node.js programming conference Nodevember announced they would be removing Douglas Crockford, a prominent programmer within the JavaScript community, as a keynote speaker. This was driven by a small yet vocal minority of SJWs using their favorite tactic - crybullying. Their accusations, which I looked into, seemed to be complete misrepresentations of his statements if not outright lies. If you’ve listened to previous episodes of this podcast, it’s LambdaConf Round 2 but this was a win for the safe-spacers.

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My blog post “In Defense of Douglas Crockford”: http://atom-morgan.github.io/in-defense-of-douglas-crockford

Nodevember’s statement: http://nodevember.org/statement.html

“Why I won’t be speaking at conferences with Douglas Crockford anymore.”: https://medium.com/@nodebotanist/why-i-won-t-be-speaking-at-conferences-with-douglas-crockford-anymore-61bc29f028c8#.h70hvmpzb

Kass’ talk at Nodevember: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBRGMcdAKzs

“Stepping down as Nodevember organizer”: http://www.kevinold.com/2016/09/05/stepping-down-as-nodevember-organizer.html

The Stupidity of Diversity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8O885Zx8CE

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