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Facebook Ads Can Still Discriminate, Despite a Civil Rights Settlement

  • New research and Facebook’s own ad archive show that the company’s new system to ensure diverse audiences for housing and employment ads has many of the same problems as its predecessor.
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  • For Dolese Bros.
  • Co. construction and supply company, which has a fleet of 300 trucks, recruiting enough qualified drivers in rural Oklahoma has been a challenge.
  • The company has hung up banners at its plants.
  • It has bought classified ads in newspapers.
  • It has even turned its massive mixer trucks into moving billboards, with bumper stickers telling people how to apply.
  • By the time the ad stopped running ten days later, more than 20,000 people had seen it.
  • Eighty-seven percent of them were men.

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#discussIs Your Engineering Focus on Product or Craft?

  • There are two types of developers in this world, those who care about the product they produce and those that care about doing their craft well.
  • I was first introduced to the idea of the product developer here: The Product-Minded Software Engineer.
  • Product engineers focus primarily on the outcomes of software development: Use cases, business goals, and internal motivations.
  • Both of these are cases where craftsmen were used and a product engineer was needed.
  • In this case, a product engineer could have stepped in to offer guidance on what to build, and help prevent problems before they happen.
  • However, when its time to turn the project over to the development team, the initial excitement is blunted by their frustration, and later apathy.
  • By understanding what your needs are, you can better define what kind of developer you need for each role.

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The Scottish Book

  • The Scottish Book (Polish: Księga Szkocka) was a thick notebook used by mathematicians of the Lwów School of Mathematics in Poland for jotting down problems meant to be solved.
  • The notebook was named after the "Scottish Café" where it was kept.
  • The Scottish Café (Polish: Kawiarnia Szkocka) was the café in Lwów (now Lviv) where, in the 1930s and 1940s, mathematicians from the Lwów School collaboratively discussed research problems, particularly in functional analysis and topology.
  • The café building used to house the Universal Bank [uk] at the street address of 27 Taras Shevchenko Prospekt.
  • The original cafe was renovated in May 2014 and contains a copy of the Scottish Book.
  • After World War II, an English translation annotated by Ulam was published by Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1957.[8] After World War II, Steinhaus at the University of Wrocław revived the tradition of the Scottish book by initiating The New Scottish Book.

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