May 2019 assorted links
We built an ‘unbelievable’ (but legal) facial recognition machine
How the NY Times built a facial recognition system using public cameras and a service available to anyone with an internet connection and a credit card – all for less than $100.
The trouble with Facebook…and Google, Amazon and Microsoft too
Yes, it’s nearly 2 hours long, but well worth your time and attention. Real talk.
Men have no friends and women bear the burden
Women continue to bear the burden of men’s emotional lives, and why wouldn’t they? For generations, men have been taught to reject traits like gentleness and sensitivity, leaving them without the tools to deal with internalized anger and frustration. Meanwhile, the female savior trope continues to be romanticized on the silver screen (thanks Disney!), making it seem totally normal—even ideal—to find the man within the beast.