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DHH
Creator of Ruby on Rails, Founder & CTO at Basecamp, NYT Best-selling author of REWORK and REMOTE, and Le Mans 24h class-winning racing driver.
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DHH 10h
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Every day you’re using Facebook, you’re voting with your presence and attention for “more of this please”. Make 2019 the year you start doing less of that. If you’re unable to quit entirely, cut back. If you’re a business, consider going .
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DHH 10h
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Employees knew that the kids were being exploited, and that they were overwhelmingly likely to confuse the in-game charges with game money, not real money. But Facebook just kept profiting from the confusing and kept denying refunds. This is a sick company.
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DHH 10h
Facebook was tricking 5-year olds into spend hundreds or thousands on platform games, then refusing to refund the charges when shocked parents found out. Facebook employees referred to big-spender kids as “whales”, and kept denying refunds 😦
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DHH 14h
High-ranking Facebook employees caught posting deceiving 5-star review of the company's Portal camera on Amazon. What a way to impress trust in an organization that would like you to purchase an always-on camera for your home.
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DHH 21 Feb 17
Hello, my name is David. I would fail to write bubble sort on a whiteboard. I look code up on the internet all the time. I don't do riddles.
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DHH 16h
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I don't have the faintest idea who at Basecamp could write a breadth-first algorithm on a whiteboard or write Math.pow() from scratch or explain the implementation of a hash table. Utterly irrelevant to our daily work.
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DHH 17h
This account of what it's like to apply for a programming position at a large corporation is depressing. I wouldn't be able to do or answer any of these whiteboard grillings either. This is just so fucking stupid.
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DHH 17h
Replying to @stanmarion
You assume working conditions are a consequence of the system, and that other systems have better working conditions. As someone with plenty of friends in the American medical system, I can tell you that it is not. An analyze like this isn't much help if it isn't comparative.
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DHH 17h
Replying to @martindeto
Advertisement was a profitable business long before the ability to target ads based on personal information. Google has plenty of context to sell ads against.
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DHH 17h
"Google and Facebook are artificially profitable because they do not pay for the damage they cause",
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Christopher "bitcoin lambo" Mims 🎆 Jan 16
Who among us hasn't used the largesse of a Saudi-backed venture megafund to self-deal to a business from which we have already personally extracted over $100 million in cash?
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Naomi Klein 22h
Let's take a closer look at this "unease." I don't recall telegenic and media-savvy male politicians (Obama, Trudeau, Macron...) being tacitly asked to apologize for the attention they get from a superficial media culture. They are celebrated for it.
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DHH 21h
Great to see Cook advocate for strong privacy regulations. But even better if we removed the incentive to collect the data in the first place: Make it illegal to target advertisements based on personal information. Render the data a liability not an asset.
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DHH 21h
Replying to @stanmarion
The medical profession is abusive around the world. The French healthcare system is literally #1 in the world according to WHO. Your assessment is meaningless if it’s not based on a comparative study.
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DHH Jan 16
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What’s next? Allowing hosts to list rooms that are locked from the outside, just as long as they’re disclosing that the room is a cell?
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DHH Jan 16
That’s progress but it’s still bananas that Airbnb allows listing where the house has indoor surveillance cameras. Could you ever imagine saying at a hotel room under 24/7 video surveillance?!
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Shira Ovide Jan 16
Mark Zuckerberg to Congress: "I do think that we can do a better job of explaining how advertising works." Facebook users absolutely do not understand what information the company gathers about them to target ads.
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Hamza Shaban Jan 16
Replying to @hshaban
When the CEO of T-Mobile was asked if he thought staying at Trump's hotel in DC might offer special treatment as T-Mobile seeks government approval to merge with Sprint, he responded: “Certainly not. I don’t know why it would”
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DHH Jan 16
Commented on it yesterday. "Screen time" as a single block is nonsense. What that screen is showing is what matters.
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DHH Jan 16
Replying to @dhh
The HN thread on this story is basically one endless list of "let me tell you my Airbnb horror story, and why I'm back to using hotels".
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