Notes from the Platform’s Edge | The Awl

Notes from the Platform’s Edge; ; Series the content wars, in The Awl; 2015-10-13.
Teaser: Platforms for everyone, publications for no one

tl;dr → discursive, statements, yet thirty questions embedded for ephasis on the contingency. Only time will tell. Platforms (Facebook, Twitter, et al.) are reducing sharing to linkbaitists; clickthroughs are shrinking.  The platforms aren’t sure how to behave, but they are the internet now, they are the gatekeeperss.

Outline

  1. Traffic is down, across the mid-tier linkbaitists.
  2. Quartcast chartism exhibits the decline in traffic on interweb.
  3. News Whip chartism exhibits the decline in sharing on Facebook.
  4. The (business) network effects and consumer product experience of Twitter Moments contra Shapchat Channel, Stories, & Discover are contrasted.
  5. Twitter Moments network effects and consumer product experience is questioned.
  6. The Facebook product mixture is introduced as editorial-amplified-by-algo.
  7. Facebook Notify is introduced, including screenshots & terminology: stations, substations
  8. The metaphor of notifications for a publication network business is unclear.
  9. Apple & Google are introduced as “rethinking;” something about Apple Watch and Siri
  10. Ads in notifications are posited as a business scheme.
  11. What will happen?  What is the sensibility of X for values of X ∈ These Proprietary Platforms.  Optimize for consumer time wastedengagement.
  12. The product of these platforms is consumer attention; attention is transferred from publications to platforms (ahem, to early-days TV-like Channels).
  13. Publishers have allowed platforms to take away their distribution & access to revenue.
  14. The substantive claims
    • Content is a distracting (i.e. content is not king, not here anyway)
      the publisher-contra-platform interaction is controlling.
    • Platforms & publishers are digesting each other
    • Axes
      • Audiences & Attention
      • Advertising (moving from publisher to platform)
    • Experimentation occurs at the border of each categorical
      • publication-like features on platforms
      • channel-like spaces

QED

Mentions

  • John Cook, Editor-in-Chief, Gawker Media
    a (leaked?) memo is quoted

Platforms

  • Apple
    • News
    • Siri
    • Watch
  • Facebook
    • Instant Articles
    • Messenger
    • News Feed
    • Notify
    • Trending Topics
  • Google
    • Now
  • Snapchat
    • App (the chat app)
    • Snap Channel
    • Discover
    • Stories
  • Twitter
    • App (the stream)
    • Moments

Publishers

  • BBC
  • BuzzFeed
  • Condé Nast
    • Pitchfork
  • Conservative Tribune
  • Daily Mail
    • Elite Media
  • Fox News
  • Gawker Media
    • Gawker.com
  • The Guardian
  • Hearst
  • Huffington Post
  • Little Things
  • NBC
  • News Whip
  • The New York Times
  • PlayBuzz
  • Quantcast
  • Thought Catalog
  • Yahoo

Domains

  • buzzfeed.com
  • foxnews.com
  • huffingtonpost.com
  • nbc.com
  • nytimes.com
  • theguardian.com
  • yahoo.com
  • bbc.co.uk
  • diply.com
  • conservativetrbune.com

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Package Groups available in Fedora 22

$ dnf group list
Last metadata expiration check performed 0:01:34 ago on Sun Oct 25 14:29:34 2015.
Available environment groups:
   Minimal Install
   Fedora Server
   Fedora Workstation
   Fedora Cloud Server
   KDE Plasma Workspaces
   Xfce Desktop
   LXDE Desktop
   LXQt Desktop
   Cinnamon Desktop
   MATE Desktop
   Sugar Desktop Environment
   Development and Creative Workstation
   Web Server
   Infrastructure Server
   Basic Desktop
Available groups:
   3D Printing
   Administration Tools
   Audio Production
   Authoring and Publishing
   Books and Guides
   C Development Tools and Libraries
   Cloud Infrastructure
   Cloud Management Tools
   Container Management
   D Development Tools and Libraries
   Design Suite
   Development Tools
   Domain Membership
   Fedora Eclipse
   Editors
   Educational Software
   Electronic Lab
   Engineering and Scientific
   FreeIPA Server
   Games and Entertainment
   Headless Management
   LibreOffice
   MATE Applications
   MATE Compiz
   Medical Applications
   Milkymist
   Network Servers
   Office/Productivity
   Robotics
   RPM Development Tools
   Security Lab
   Sound and Video
   System Tools
   Text-based Internet
   Window Managers

$ dnf group info 'Fedora Workstation'
Environment Group: Fedora Workstation
 Description: Fedora Workstation is a user friendly desktop system for laptops and PCs.
 Mandatory Groups:
   Common NetworkManager Submodules
   Core
   Fedora Workstation product core
   Fonts
   Guest Desktop Agents
   Hardware Support
   LibreOffice
   Multimedia
   Printing Support
   base-x

$ dnf group info 'Fedora Server'
Environment Group: Fedora Server
 Description: An integrated, easier to manage server.
 Mandatory Groups:
   Container Management
   Core
   Domain Membership
   Fedora Server product core
   Hardware Support for Server Systems
   Headless Management
   Standard
 Optional Groups:
   Basic Web Server
   DNS Name Server
   Directory Server
   Dogtag Certificate System
   FTP Server
   FreeIPA Server
   Guest Agents
   Hardware Support
   High Availability
   Load Balancer
   Mail Server
   MariaDB (MySQL) Database
   Network Servers
   PostgreSQL Database
   Printing Support
   Virtualization
   Windows File Server

$ dnf group info 'Fedora Cloud Server'
Environment Group: Fedora Cloud Server
 Description: A server install with components needed to run in a cloud environment.
 Mandatory Groups:
   Cloud Server Tools
   Core
 Optional Groups:
   Basic Web Server
   DNS Name Server
   Directory Server
   Dogtag Certificate System
   FTP Server
   FreeIPA Server
   Guest Agents
   Headless Management
   High Availability
   Load Balancer
   Mail Server
   MariaDB (MySQL) Database
   Network Servers
   PostgreSQL Database
   Standard
   Windows File Server

hal.inria.fr | This Connection is Untrusted

Nothing says “The Web is Misconfigured” quite like a low-level security protocol failure notice from a research lab: Tech Report (Cyril Labbé, “Ike Antkara, One of the great stars in the scientific firmament,” International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics Newsletter, 2010 6(2), pages 48-52, hal-00713564).

Content-Based Methods for Predicting Web-Site Demographic Attributes | Kabbur, Han, Karypis

Santosh Kabbur, Eui-Hong Han, George Karypis; Content-Based Methods for Predicting Web-Site Demographic Attributes; In Proceedings of Some Conference, Surely; 2010-01; 11 pages; paywall.

Abstract

Demographic information plays an important role in gaining valuable insights about a web-site’s user-base and is used extensively to target online advertisements and promotions. This paper investigates machine-learning approaches for predicting the demographic attributes of web-sites using information derived from their content and their hyperlinked structure and not relying on any information directly or indirectly obtained from the web-site’s users. Such methods are important because users are becoming increasingly more concerned about sharing their personal and behavioral information on the Internet. Regression-based approaches are developed and studied for predicting demographic attributes that utilize different content-derived features, different ways of building the prediction models, and different ways of aggregating web-page level predictions that take into account the web’s hyperlinked structure. In addition, a matrix-approximation based approach is developed for coupling the predictions of individual regression models into a model designed to predict the probability mass function of the attribute. Extensive experiments show that these methods are able to achieve an RMSE of 8–10% and provide insights on how to best train and apply such models.

References

  • Jian Hu, Hua-Jun Zeng, Hua Li, Cheng Niu, Zheng Chen, Demographic prediction based on user’s browsing behavior, In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on World Wide Web (WWW), 2007-05-08, Banff, Alberta, Canada.
  • D Chakrabarti, R Kumar, K Punera Page-level template detection via isotonic smoothing, In Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on World Wide Web (WWW), 2007, pp 61-70.
  • Joachims, T. Text Categorization with Support Vector Machines: Learning with Many Relevant Features, In Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on Machine Learning (ECML), Chemnitz, Germany, 137-142, 1998
  • B Zhang, H Dai, HJ Zeng, L Qi, T Najm, TB Mah, V Shipunov, Y Li, Z Chen (Microsoft), Predicting demographic attributes based on online behavior. US Patent Publication number 2007/0208728 A1
  • D. Murray, K. Durrell. Inferring demographic attributes of anonymous internet users. In Proceedings of the Web Usage Analysis and User Profiling Workshop, Volume 1836 of Lecture Notes in Computer Science, pages 7-20. Springer, 200?.
  • E Adar, LA Adamic, FR Chen – Xerox Corporation, User profile classification by web usage analysis. US Patent Publication number 2007/0073682 A1
  • Vladimir Vapnik. The Nature of Statistical Learning Theory. Springer-Verlag, 1995
  • George Karypis. YASSPP: better kernels and coding schemes lead to improvements in protein secondary structure prediction, In Journal of Proteins, 2006-08, Volume 64-3, pages 575-586
  • Huzefa Rangwala, George Karypis, Building multiclass classifiers for remote homology detection and fold recognition, In Journal of BMC Bioinformatics, 2006, vol 7, page 455
  • Ricardo Baeza-Yates, Berthier Ribeiro-Neto. Modern Information Retrieval, Addison Wesley Longman Publishing Co. Inc.
  • E. Michailidou, S. Harper, S. Bechhofer. Visual complexity and aesthetic perception of web pages, In Proceedings of the 26th ACM International Conference on Design of Communication (SIGDOC08), Lisbon, Portugal, 2008-09-22.
  • E. H. Moore. On the reciprocal of the general algebraic matrix, In Bulletin of the American Mathematical Society 26: 394-395. 1920.
  • Roger Penrose. A generalized inverse for matrices, In Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society 51: 406-413. 1955.
  • Comscore
  • Quantcast
  • Alexa Top Sites

Popping the Publishing Bubble | Ben Thompson, Stratechery

Ben Thompson; Popping the Publishing Bubble; In His Blog, entitled Stratechery; 2015-09-16.

tl;dr → the Gentleman’s Business of the Fourth Estate is no more; see the cartoons.

Mentions

  • Ad Blocking
    • Apple
    • Safari
    • iOS 9
  • Ad Platforms
    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    • Pinterest
    • Snapchat
    • Twitter
  • Implications
    • ad targeting misaligns incentive operating on publishers
    • ad blocking is orthogonal (& irrelevant) to this activity
  • stakeholders
    • consumers (readers)
    • customers (advertisers)
  • the product is (was) the attention of consumers delivered to the customers.
  • Thesis
    • ad targeting separates desired consumers out among the publisher’s output, which contains much unwanted product.
    • publishers no longer produce consumers to advertiers
      advertisers can find the consumers anywhere, on any venue.
  • business models
    • niche business → the whales
    • scale business → make it up in volume

Previously

Ben Thompson; In His Blog, entitled Stratechery.

Actualities



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Enabling and configuring a static iptables firewall in Fedora 21 (Workstation or Server)

$ sudo yum install -y iptables-services
Loaded plugins: langpacks
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
---> Package iptables-services.i686 0:1.4.21-13.fc21 will be installed
--> Finished Dependency Resolution

Dependencies Resolved

====================================================================================================
 Package                    Arch          Version                  Repository                  Size
====================================================================================================
Installing:
 iptables-services          i686          1.4.21-13.fc21           collected-by-file           53 k

Transaction Summary
====================================================================================================
Install  1 Package

Total download size: 53 k
Installed size: 19 k
Downloading packages:
Running transaction check
Running transaction test
Transaction test succeeded
Running transaction (shutdown inhibited)
  Installing : iptables-services-1.4.21-13.fc21.i686                                            1/1 
warning: /etc/sysconfig/ip6tables created as /etc/sysconfig/ip6tables.rpmnew
warning: /etc/sysconfig/iptables created as /etc/sysconfig/iptables.rpmnew
  Verifying  : iptables-services-1.4.21-13.fc21.i686                                            1/1 

Installed:
  iptables-services.i686 0:1.4.21-13.fc21                                                           

Complete!
$ sudo systemctl enable iptables
Created symlink from /etc/systemd/system/basic.target.wants/iptables.service to /usr/lib/systemd/system/iptables.service.

$ sudo systemctl start iptables
Job for iptables.service failed. See "systemctl status iptables.service" and "journalctl -xe" for details.

Folklore

Revisiting the Uniqueness of Simple Demographics in the US Population | Philippe Golle

Philippe Golle; Revisiting the Uniqueness of Simple Demographics in the US Population; In Proceedings of the Workshop on Privacy in the Electronic Society (WPES); 2006-10-30; 4 pages.

Abstract

ccording to a famous study [10] of the 1990 census data, 87% of the US population can be uniquely identified by gender, ZIP code and full date of birth. This short paper revisits the uniqueness of simple demographics in the US population based on the most recent census data (the 2000 census). We offer a detailed, comprehensive and up-to-date picture of the threat to privacy posed by the disclosure of simple demographic information. Our results generally agree with the findings of [10], although we find that disclosing one’s gender, ZIP code and full date of birth allows for unique identification of fewer individuals (63% of the US population) than reported in [10]. We hope that our study will be a useful reference for privacy researchers who need simple estimates of the comparative threat of disclosing various demographic data.

Simple Demographics Often Identify People Uniquely | Latanya Sweeney

Latanya Sweeney; Simple Demographics Often Identify People Uniquely; Data Privacy Working Paper 3; Carnegie Mellon University; Pittsburgh, PA; 2000; 34 pages.

Abstract

In this document, I report on experiments I conducted using 1990 U.S. Census summary data to determine how many individuals within geographically situated populations had combinations of demographic values that occurred infrequently. It was found that combinations of few characteristics often combine in populations to uniquely or nearly uniquely identify some individuals. Clearly, data released containing such information about these individuals should not be considered anonymous. Yet, health and other person-specific data are publicly available in this form. Here are some surprising results using only three fields of information, even though typical data releases contain many more fields. It was found that 87% (216 million of 248 million) of the population in the United States had reported characteristics that likely made them unique based only on {5-digit ZIP, gender, date of birth}. About half of the U.S. population (132 million of 248 million or 53%) are likely to be uniquely identified by only {place, gender, date of birth}, where place is basically the city, town, or municipality in which the person resides. And even at the county level, {county, gender, date of birth} are likely to uniquely identify 18% of the U.S. population. In general, few characteristics are needed to uniquely identify a person.

Related

(but different)

L. Sweeney; Uniqueness of Simple Demographics in the U.S. Population; Data Privacy Lab White Paper Series LIDAP-WP4; School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA; 2000; 34 pages; abstract; catalog.

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Continued characterization, but no solution, for the Dell M3800 with Fedora 21 and Broadcom’s Bluetooth brcm/BCM20702A0-0a5c-216f.hcd binary blob

Continuing: Bluetooth seen working on the Dell M3800 with Fedora 21 and Broadcom’s Bluetooth brcm/BCM20702A0-0a5c-216f.hcd binary blob, still not solved, or ameliorated.

An example of syslog messages from a boot trace where the firmware was loaded correctly, three suspend-resume sycles occurred with the firmware failing to (re)load on the third cycle.

Specimen

$ cat /var/log/messages | grep -i bluetooth
<snip/>
Oct  5 13:39:56 sonsie bluetoothd[1063]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.56 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource
Oct  5 13:39:56 sonsie bluetoothd[1063]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.56 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink
Oct  5 13:40:58 sonsie kernel: [   40.537859] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.20
Oct  5 13:40:58 sonsie kernel: [   40.537878] Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
Oct  5 13:40:58 sonsie kernel: [   40.537882] Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
Oct  5 13:40:58 sonsie kernel: [   40.537885] Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
Oct  5 13:40:58 sonsie kernel: [   40.537891] Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
Oct 5 13:40:58 sonsie kernel: [ 40.594551] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM: patching hci_ver=06 hci_rev=1000 lmp_ver=06 lmp_subver=220e Oct 5 13:40:58 sonsie kernel: [ 41.201337] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM: firmware hci_ver=06 hci_rev=1624 lmp_ver=06 lmp_subver=220e 
Oct  5 13:39:56 sonsie bluetoothd[1063]: Terminating
Oct  5 13:39:56 sonsie bluetoothd[1063]: Stopping SDP server
Oct  5 13:39:56 sonsie bluetoothd[1063]: Exit
Oct  5 13:40:58 sonsie kernel: [   41.809621] Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
Oct  5 13:40:58 sonsie kernel: [   41.809625] Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
Oct  5 13:40:58 sonsie kernel: [   41.809629] Bluetooth: BNEP socket layer initialized
Oct  5 13:40:57 sonsie kernel: Bluetooth: Core ver 2.20
Oct  5 13:40:57 sonsie kernel: Bluetooth: HCI device and connection manager initialized
Oct  5 13:40:57 sonsie kernel: Bluetooth: HCI socket layer initialized
Oct  5 13:40:57 sonsie kernel: Bluetooth: L2CAP socket layer initialized
Oct  5 13:40:57 sonsie kernel: Bluetooth: SCO socket layer initialized
Oct  5 13:40:57 sonsie kernel: Bluetooth: hci0: BCM: patching hci_ver=06 hci_rev=1000 lmp_ver=06 lmp_subver=220e
Oct  5 13:40:57 sonsie kernel: Bluetooth: hci0: BCM: firmware hci_ver=06 hci_rev=1624 lmp_ver=06 lmp_subver=220e
Oct  5 13:40:58 sonsie bluetoothd[1341]: Bluetooth daemon 5.29
Oct  5 13:40:58 sonsie bluetoothd[1341]: Starting SDP server
Oct  5 13:40:58 sonsie kernel: Bluetooth: BNEP (Ethernet Emulation) ver 1.3
Oct  5 13:40:58 sonsie kernel: Bluetooth: BNEP filters: protocol multicast
Oct  5 13:40:58 sonsie kernel: Bluetooth: BNEP socket layer initialized
Oct  5 13:40:58 sonsie bluetoothd[1341]: Bluetooth management interface 1.8 initialized
Oct  5 13:40:58 sonsie bluetoothd[1341]: Failed to obtain handles for "Service Changed" characteristic
Oct  5 13:40:58 sonsie NetworkManager[1483]:   Loaded device plugin: /usr/lib64/NetworkManager/libnm-device-plugin-bluetooth.so
Oct  5 13:41:01 sonsie NetworkManager[1483]:   (F8:F1:B6:90:2E:D5): new Bluetooth device (driver: 'bluez' ifindex: 0)
Oct  5 13:41:13 sonsie bluetoothd[1341]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.56 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource
Oct  5 13:41:13 sonsie bluetoothd[1341]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.56 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink
Oct  5 13:41:13 sonsie kernel: [   56.715761] Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
Oct  5 13:41:13 sonsie kernel: [   56.715769] Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
Oct  5 13:41:13 sonsie kernel: [   56.715812] Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11
Oct  5 13:41:13 sonsie kernel: Bluetooth: RFCOMM TTY layer initialized
Oct  5 13:41:13 sonsie kernel: Bluetooth: RFCOMM socket layer initialized
Oct  5 13:41:13 sonsie kernel: Bluetooth: RFCOMM ver 1.11
<suspending/>
Oct  5 13:45:54 sonsie bluetoothd[1341]: Unable to get io data for Object Push: getpeername: Transport endpoint is not connected (107)
<suspend/>
<resume/>
Oct 5 13:58:17 sonsie kernel: Bluetooth: hci0: BCM: patching hci_ver=06 hci_rev=1000 lmp_ver=06 lmp_subver=220e Oct 5 13:58:17 sonsie kernel: [ 695.669721] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM: patching hci_ver=06 hci_rev=1000 lmp_ver=06 lmp_subver=220e Oct 5 13:58:18 sonsie kernel: [ 696.273496] Bluetooth: hci0: BCM: firmware hci_ver=06 hci_rev=1624 lmp_ver=06 lmp_subver=220e Oct 5 13:58:18 sonsie kernel: Bluetooth: hci0: BCM: firmware hci_ver=06 hci_rev=1624 lmp_ver=06 lmp_subver=220e
Oct  5 13:58:18 sonsie bluetoothd[1341]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.56 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource
Oct  5 13:58:18 sonsie bluetoothd[1341]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.56 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink
Oct  5 13:58:18 sonsie dbus[1367]: [system] Rejected send message, 11 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.56" (uid=25500 pid=3361 comm="/usr/bin/pulseaudio --start ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.2" (uid=0 pid=1341 comm="/usr/libexec/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Oct  5 13:58:18 sonsie bluetoothd[1341]: Failed to obtain handles for "Service Changed" characteristic
Oct  5 13:58:18 sonsie dbus[1367]: [system] Rejected send message, 11 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.56" (uid=25500 pid=3361 comm="/usr/bin/pulseaudio --start ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.2" (uid=0 pid=1341 comm="/usr/libexec/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Oct  5 13:58:18 sonsie dbus[1367]: [system] Rejected send message, 11 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.56" (uid=25500 pid=3361 comm="/usr/bin/pulseaudio --start ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.2" (uid=0 pid=1341 comm="/usr/libexec/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Oct  5 13:58:18 sonsie dbus[1367]: [system] Rejected send message, 11 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.56" (uid=25500 pid=3361 comm="/usr/bin/pulseaudio --start ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.2" (uid=0 pid=1341 comm="/usr/libexec/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Oct  5 13:58:18 sonsie bluetoothd[1341]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.56 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource
Oct  5 13:58:18 sonsie bluetoothd[1341]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.56 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink
Oct  5 13:58:18 sonsie NetworkManager[1483]:   (F8:F1:B6:90:2E:D5): new Bluetooth device (driver: 'bluez' ifindex: 0)
<suspend/>
<resume/>
Oct  5 21:26:31 sonsie bluetoothd[1341]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.56 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource
Oct  5 21:26:31 sonsie bluetoothd[1341]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.56 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink
Oct  5 21:26:31 sonsie dbus[1367]: [system] Rejected send message, 11 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.56" (uid=25500 pid=3361 comm="/usr/bin/pulseaudio --start ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.2" (uid=0 pid=1341 comm="/usr/libexec/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Oct  5 21:26:31 sonsie dbus[1367]: [system] Rejected send message, 11 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.56" (uid=25500 pid=3361 comm="/usr/bin/pulseaudio --start ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.2" (uid=0 pid=1341 comm="/usr/libexec/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Oct  5 21:26:31 sonsie dbus[1367]: [system] Rejected send message, 11 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.56" (uid=25500 pid=3361 comm="/usr/bin/pulseaudio --start ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.2" (uid=0 pid=1341 comm="/usr/libexec/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Oct  5 21:26:31 sonsie dbus[1367]: [system] Rejected send message, 11 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.56" (uid=25500 pid=3361 comm="/usr/bin/pulseaudio --start ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.2" (uid=0 pid=1341 comm="/usr/libexec/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Oct  5 21:26:31 sonsie bluetoothd[1341]: Failed to obtain handles for "Service Changed" characteristic
Oct  5 21:26:31 sonsie bluetoothd[1341]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.56 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource
Oct  5 21:26:31 sonsie bluetoothd[1341]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.56 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink
<suspend/>
<resume/>
Oct 6 08:41:12 sonsie kernel: [26523.176432] bluetooth hci0: firmware: brcm/BCM20702A0-0a5c-216f.hcd will not be loaded Oct 6 08:41:13 sonsie kernel: bluetooth hci0: firmware: brcm/BCM20702A0-0a5c-216f.hcd will not be loaded
Oct  6 08:41:13 sonsie bluetoothd[1341]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.56 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource
Oct  6 08:41:13 sonsie bluetoothd[1341]: Endpoint unregistered: sender=:1.56 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink
Oct  6 08:41:13 sonsie dbus[1367]: [system] Rejected send message, 11 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.56" (uid=25500 pid=3361 comm="/usr/bin/pulseaudio --start ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.2" (uid=0 pid=1341 comm="/usr/libexec/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Oct  6 08:41:13 sonsie bluetoothd[1341]: Failed to obtain handles for "Service Changed" characteristic
Oct  6 08:41:13 sonsie dbus[1367]: [system] Rejected send message, 11 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.56" (uid=25500 pid=3361 comm="/usr/bin/pulseaudio --start ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.2" (uid=0 pid=1341 comm="/usr/libexec/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Oct  6 08:41:13 sonsie dbus[1367]: [system] Rejected send message, 11 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.56" (uid=25500 pid=3361 comm="/usr/bin/pulseaudio --start ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.2" (uid=0 pid=1341 comm="/usr/libexec/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Oct  6 08:41:13 sonsie dbus[1367]: [system] Rejected send message, 11 matched rules; type="error", sender=":1.56" (uid=25500 pid=3361 comm="/usr/bin/pulseaudio --start ") interface="(unset)" member="(unset)" error name="org.bluez.MediaEndpoint1.Error.NotImplemented" requested_reply="0" destination=":1.2" (uid=0 pid=1341 comm="/usr/libexec/bluetooth/bluetoothd ")
Oct  6 08:41:13 sonsie bluetoothd[1341]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.56 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSource
Oct  6 08:41:13 sonsie bluetoothd[1341]: Endpoint registered: sender=:1.56 path=/MediaEndpoint/A2DPSink

Is the dotcom bubble about to burst (again)? | The Guardian

Is the dotcom bubble about to burst (again)?; ; In The Guardian; 2015-10-04; 5270 words.

tl;dr → yes, and everyone says so too; no one cares.  The reporter attended Disrupt in New York.
tl;dr → The Guardian reprises Vanity Fair, 34 days later, but with a London accent.

Is Silicon Valley in Another Bubble … and What Could Burst It?; In Vanity Fair; 2015-09-01; previously noted.
Teaser: With the tech industry awash in cash and 100 “unicorn” start-ups now valued at $1 billion or more, Silicon Valley can’t escape the question. Nick Bilton [opines]

Betteridge’s Law.

Mentions

  • James Pallot
    • a British citizen
    • ex-digital editorial director, Condé Nast
    • lives in New York
    • Emblematic Group, a startup
      Emblematic Group, virtual reality news aggregation
  • Joseph Kennedy, a Kennedy
    obligatory story about prescience of The Great Crash

    • the shoeshine boy stock tip story
  • TechCrunch
    • Disrupt
    • Mike Butcher, editor-at-large,
  • Peter Becronis, founder, Owner’s Vault
    Owner’s Vault, a startup, real estate.
  • Startup argot is recited
  • Bubble I
    • AOL
    • Time Warner
  • Clayton Christiansen
    • professor, Harvard Business School
    • “technology mudslide hypothesis”
    • peripheral; cited for his named theory.
  • “Every” venture is cash negative
    • Twitter
    • Uber
  • “personalised content relevancy platform”
  • no need for a business plan, just Vision
  • Lots of quotes from folks testifying that ehey know it’s a bubble.
  • 1849 Gold Rush, San Francisco
    obligatory story about the mania.

    • prices go up forever
    • buy plots of land on the ocean floor
  • Bill Gurley, Benchmark
    something about an analogy between Kim Jong-Un and Hitler.  Unclear.
  • King’s Lynn,
    seems to be an in-country reference to low-wage service jobs
  • Stupid startup ideas are recited
    • pet food bowls
    • (female) fertility wristbands
    • recreational drug use; marijuana; a.k.a. “Cannabis”
    • robot cookers
    • coffee brewing machines
  • Cafe X
    • a coffee machine
    • Henry Hu, founder
  • Vinod Khosla
    attributed as

    • “rich”
    • “irascible” [submitted into the Tier 1 category of Mitigated Speech]
  • Uber
    • Taxi drivers
    • Carnegie Mellon University
  • What sanctimonious twaddle, attributed to .
    <quote<First they came for the booksellers and I did not speak out because I was not a bookseller. Next they came for the taxi drivers etc etc. Then baristas, divorce lawyers, artists, journalists… there are not going to be an awful lot of jobs of any description left. How any of us are going to be earning a living in 20 years’ time, in 10 years’ time, is something that most of us aren’t thinking about. In this light, building a startup that has a 90% chance of failure looks like a pretty smart option.</quote>

Conclusion

  • It is a bubble
  • Everyone knows
  • No one cares.
  • The dumb money is piling in now

Names Dropped

Presenters

  • Aircall, “Airbnb for Paris”
  • Diggidi
  • Easypaint
  • Esplorio, “automated travel log from phone GPS trails,” Oxford, UK.
  • Patrolo, “b2b proofreading service”

Launched

  • Airbnb
  • Dropbox
  • FitBit
  • Groupon, a unicorpse.
  • Mint
  • Reddit
  • Uber
  • Yammer

Quoted

For color, background & verisimilitude; in rough order of appearance

  • Niko Bonatsos, staff, General Catalyst Partners
  • Tod Francis, staff, Shasta Ventures.
  • Michael, Anonymous Coward; some Japanese company.
  • Tim Fernando, age 31, co-founder, Esplorio (above).
  • Sam Altman, president, Y Combinator.
  • Bill Gates, quoted from Disrupt 2014.
  • Bill Gurley, partner, Benchmark.
  • Marcus Hawkins, British citizen, Norfolk, UK, Patrolo
  • Lukas Alner, Slovakia, conference participant
  • Henry Hu, Hong Kong, CafeX
  • Vinod Khosla, promoter
  • Eric Risser, founder, unnamed startup, Dublin, IE; graphics arts.

Argot

  • batch
  • bootstrap
  • decacorn
    • dead decacorn
  • disruption
  • early-stage funding
  • founder
  • pivot
  • unicorn
  • unicorpses
  • valuation
  • etc.

Via: backfill.

SubResource Integrity (SRI)

Implementation

  • Blink/Chromium → 355467Subresource Integrity; In Google Chromium Bugzilla; 2014-03-24.
  • Gecko → 992096 Implement Subresource Integrity; In Mozilla Bugzilla; 2014-09-03.
  • Subresource Integrity (SRI) Manager, a WordPress Plugin; WordPress.org; 2015-06-15.
    requires WordPress v4.1 to WordPress 4.2.5.

Tutorial

Referenced

Promotion

Usage

SRI Hash Generator

cat FILENAME.js |
openssl dgst -sha384 -binary |
openssl enc -base64 -A
<script src="https://example.com/FILENAME.js"
        integrity="sha384-oqVuAfXRKap7fdgcCY5uykM6+R9GqQ8K/uxy9rx7HNQlGYl1kPzQho1wx4JwY8wC"
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Scott Fogel, FirstBorn baits you: Why Everything Brands Say About Gen Z Wrong | Co.Create

Why Everything Brands Say About Gen Z Wrong; Scott Fogel (Firstborn); In Co.Create; 2015-10-01.
Scott Fogel, staff, Firstborn (a lifstyle agency & ideas boutique)

tl;dr →The agency, Firstborn, has insight.

Via: backfill.

Mentions

  • Generation Z
    (a nonstandard definition per the doctrinaire usage in Strauss & Howe; as-stated, the cohort is usually positioned as second-half Generation Y/Millennial)

    • Age 12 to 20 years old.
    • Born 1995→2003.
    • They are now or were recently are in High School
      They do not have jobs, careers, families yet.
      They are still “kids.”
  • They are so young!
  • They are so creative!
  • They are so passionate!
  • They use consumer electronics (a.k.a.technology)
    • <quote>it’s how they choose to live their lives in digital.</quote>
    • They have had consumer electronics all their lives.
  • Exemplars
  • Platforms
    • Snapchat
    • Vine
  • <quote>[A goal of media use] entered around making people think you’re offbeat or quirky.</quote>
    [Ahem.  This sounds like stereotypical High School behaviors.]
  • Dichotomy
    • then→<quote>jocks, theater nerds, band geeks,or prepsters.</quote>
    • now→<quote>gamers</quote> and subgenres of that rap message boards,,sneaker blogs, skating. Something vague about <quote>[this cohort] tends to use their passions and identity interchangeably.</quote>

Characteristics

Themes in the form of a listicle

  1. [They've] gone from clever to offbeat.
  2. There are no more subcultures, everything is a subculture.
  3. Online “leisure” isn’t just fun, it’s crucial to a healthy and happy life.

Admonishments

in the form of a listicle

  1. Give them tools (insteade of using messages)
  2. Build for [their] communities (instead of using messages)
  3. Be polarizing (this “often” strengthens connections).

Referenced

Roughly in order of appearance

Actualities

Similar

Everything you’ve heard about millennials is wrong; Chris Osterndorf; In The Daily Dot; 2014-08-02; separately noted.
(promoted)
Everything you’ve heard about millennials is wrong; Chris Ostendorf(sic); In Salon; 2014-08-02.
Teaser: They’re stunted, privileged, lazy and ruining the institution of marriage according to a new study. It’s all bunk