ProLinks #22

About users, media, facebook, reputation age and more.

IT


Flight Levels: The Organizational Improvement Levels - The Flight Level model poses one main question: Which organization levels offer which leverage for improvement?

Bitcoin is Hurting the Search for Aliens!


#deletefacebook - Facebook is using us. It is actively giving away our information. It is creating an echo chamber in the name of connection.

When coding style survives compilation: de-anonymizing programmers from executable binaries - As a programmer you have a unique style, and stylometry techniques can be used to fingerprint your style and determine with high probability whether or not a piece of code was written by you.

You vs your users - Remember: As a PM your only job is to create a delightful experience for your users. Everything else is secondary. 

Hacking Engineers and Engineering Media - There are many ways to “hack” software engineers by influencing media sources and fellow community members.

How to read your code like a sentence


How coders are creating software that's impossible to hack | Kathleen Fisher



Society


Say goodbye to the information age: it’s all about reputation now - There is an underappreciated paradox of knowledge that plays a pivotal role in our advanced hyper-connected liberal democracies: the greater the amount of information that circulates, the more we rely on so-called reputational devices to evaluate it.

Science


A Misconception About Science



Miscellaneous


Young Slovaks Buck a Trend, Protesting to Save Their Democracy - She was born free. Hers was a world bonded to the West and the values of democratic societies.

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