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    “The algorithm did it” is not an acceptable excuse... [www.technologyreview.com] an examination of how humans hide bias in algorithms, even when "AI" writes the details of the code.
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      @clarkgoble I know less about Nixon but also see him as dispicable but effective. Southern strategy is still poisoning us.
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        @clarkgoble disaffection with elites takes on a different character in Dems than it did in GOP...some would say 180 degree opposite. If the nation survives T, the damage to GOP might make room for Bernie but electoral reform badly needed.
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          @clarkgoble Dem infighting also helped T, hugely.
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            @johngordon if picking Trump is what they do when desperate, what do they do when yet more desperate? I am looking for telltales to follow.
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              @manton that hazard is inescapable if one relies on FB or Twitter...I hope condition myself to avoid them more when I explore the world of post-ADN socialblogging tools...#nofake, #noechochamber, #MYfilters.
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                @jnm my condolences. My lawyer required me to submit drafts, that had looked fine in .rtf as .doc. It took me 4 tries to get Office 365 running and well into the install before I read the part that I must run every 39 days or it paralyzes itself:(
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                  @schmidt_fu Thanks, Florian...I am on that list now but I will have to remember to update as I find my happy apps and shed the dreck like FB.
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                    @core trying out apps that run on pnut.io, will also give 10 centuries and Manton's microblog a spin. So far the Broadsword app on pnut.io is the most comfortably similar to app.net.
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                      @blumenkraft @feorlen I sign a few petitions every day..change.org, moveon.org, care2. and several others , not to mention those DSCC and the like send me. I wonder if even the wildly popular ones make a bit of difference?
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                        @clarkgoble Interesting. Admit I know little of the ancient left. But with so many pages borrowed from both Putin and third reich playbooks, I am looking only for a way to restore transparency and democracy. Role of money may distinguish the 2 malaise.
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                          @eecastro it has the most vulnerable among us to lose sleep. Eventually those who voted for him will realize they too are among the vulnerable.
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                            @clarkgoble @33mhz that sounds like an improvement over UI limitations of FB..but in effect isn't it implementing channels or topic-specific chat rooms? Ultimately, as a user, you would have pick which of your hats you were going to wear after login.
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                              @johngordon I would recognize that if context were appropriate. He will be known by many names you would never apply to a decent human.
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                                @clarkgoble Massachusetts open. NY closed. I found out the hard way.
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                                  @hackernews Now that reminded me of DECtalk...which reminded me of partying with Martin Minow...where I learned a source for fabulous Merckens Yucatan Dark chocolate...which I used to please a certain young lady...who, 30 years later, led me to Ithaca
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                                    @clarkgoble @johngordon you make a good point. I guess my pattern assumes "candidates represent principles" is a bit naive. Trump has no allegiance to anything but himself. Why does this not alarm more of us?
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                                      @clarkgoble @johngordon ...the king makers who fanned the anti-communism of the 50's have morphed into the enablers who shush any concern that Putin has influence over our accidental president.
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                                        @johngordon @clarkgobel Yes the elites then had to reassess which side(s) it behooved them to support. No such support was ever altruistic IMO. We wound up with a politics in which winning was more important than any purported principle. e.g...