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Adversarial Learning

@akm and @joelgrus talk about data, science, data science, Dave Shing, and whatever else we feel like
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Feb 24, 2017

Our guest this week is Juliet Hougland (@j_houg), data scientist and engineer at Cloudera. We discuss that bad Wired article about physics and software engineering, why Juliet knows so much about Urbit, censorship (Twitter and otherwise), dark patterns (LinkedIn and otherwise),
and why none of us was savvy enough to start a social network for data people
and raise $19M.

Feb 10, 2017

Is good data science always political? Our regularly scheduled guest had to cancel at the last minute, so Joel and Andrew decided to talk about politics. 

Topics covered include:

  • the one data scientist who’s not on twitter
  • how much Joel hates the xkcd cartoon
  • free speech in Canada (which Joel gets very wrong, please don't @ me)
  • how one (or one's bot) gets banned from twitter
  • Joel getting a phone call from his kid's school
  • #YarvinGate and #YarvinGate2
  • how good it feels to hold a pitchfork
  • loving one's neighbor vs tolerating one's neighbor
  • why everyone hates Kant
  • Nazi-punching
  • the pros and cons of street violence
  • whether companies should take political stands
  • whether Shopify should power the Breitbart store
  • what the hell do they even sell in the Breitbart store anyway?
  • the difference between refusing to do business with customers because you don't approve them and refusing to business with customers because twitter doesn't approve of them
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