africandiasporaphd:#ADPhD Founding Curatrix Jessica Marie…


#ADPhD Founding Curatrix Jessica Marie Johnson delivers keynote at William and Mary #Repost @jmjafrx (@get_repost)
Keynote snap. Current status: Exhausted but content with how it went and grateful for a generous audience and that I can do this work in this moment. Will post some of the slides soon. #RMDHatWM Follow #ADPhD on IG: @afrxdiasporaphd

Greene-Hayes and James’s “Cracking the Codes of Black Power Struggles: Hacking, Hacked, and Black Lives Matter” (The Black Scholar, Vol 47, No. 3, 2017) #BlackCodeStudies


Greene-Hayes, Ahmad, and Joy James. “Cracking the Codes of Black Power Struggles: Hacking, Hacked, and Black Lives Matter.” Black Code: Special Issue of The Black Scholar, edited by Jessica Marie Johnson and Mark Anthony Neal, 47, no. 3 (July 3, 2017): 68–78.

“First, by saying “#BlackLivesMatter” are we appealing to ourselves or to the master class? Second, are we utilizing “technologies of resistance,” to borrow Tamura Lomax’s term, as protest and/or self-affirmation?3 Third, can the white psyche even understand “Black Lives” and “Matter” in the same breath; those three words together are oxymoronic.”

Source: Cracking the Codes of Black Power Struggles: Hacking, Hacked, and Black Lives Matter: The Black Scholar: Vol 47, No 3

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We Snuck into Seattle’s Super Secret White Nationalist Convention

We Snuck into Seattle's Super Secret White Nationalist Convention:







White nationalists generally don’t want to look like characters out of American History X anymore. Fashion choices at the convention ranged from Ruby Ridge to Mad Men, but most of the people there looked like you might run into them on Capitol Hill or in the U-District. That said, there is a type. According to my observations, the standard Seattle Nazi is a white male under 30 who either works in the tech industry or is going to school to work in the tech industry. “You’re also a coder? Do you mind if I send you something I’ve been working on?” I heard that more than once.

“That movie Hidden Figures was bullshit,” a guy dressed like John Goodman in The Big Lebowski said out of nowhere. “We never went to the moon, Stanley Kubrick faked all of it.” Water almost squirted out of my nose and it was the closest I came all night to breaking character.

“ Much bleaker is Dr. Johnson’s Seattle-suitable, “secret agent” racism plan. Basically, white nationalists meet in secret at conventions like Northwest Forum while paying “lip service to diversity” at their day jobs. They move into positions of power where they can hire other racists and keep non-whites from getting into the company. Two years ago, this method would have seemed like a total joke, but these guys really do mostly work in tech, and they were doing a lot of networking. When talking about the people he has counseled on the “secret agent” method, Dr. Johnson has written that they include “college professors, writers, artists, designers, publishers, creative people working in the film industry, businessmen, and professionals, some of them quite prominent in their fields.” ”

I wonder when liberals are going to stop pretending racists are just a bunch of rural rednecks and start taking a serious approach in combating racism. And conservatives are outraged whenever they perceive an “Inquisition” like “you can’t hold conservative views anymore in your job:(” gee I wonder why my guy.

“ paying “lip service to diversity” at their day jobs. They move into positions of power where they can hire other racists and keep non-whites from getting into the company.”  <— this is how it’s always been done. this is what happened with the police, right on up the government and black people have been yelling this from the rooftops for decades.

so why, is it now, that everyone wants to act surprised??????

Because its finally an issue for them


Because we’re not far from an explicitly totalitarian society rooted in white supremacy, patriarchy, and capitalism.

Hackers can force airbags to deploy


Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures number 2017-14937: in unspecified post-2014 passenger car models, the explosive charge that deploys the airbag is controlled by an instruction that is secured by one of only 256 keypairs, and there is no rate-limit on authentication attempts over the CAN bus. It gets better! “In addition, at least one manufacturer’s interpretation of the ISO 26021 standard is that it must be possible to calculate the key directly (i.e., the other 255 key pairs must not be used).”

the-future-now: Kavya Kopparapu, 16, invented an app and lens…


Kavya Kopparapu, 16, invented an app and lens to diagnose the leading cause of preventable blindness

  • A teenager managed to develop an app that can help diagnose a diabetes-related condition affecting her grandfather.
  • Kavya Kopparapu’s grandfather lives in India, where there aren’t enough ophthalmologists to help diagnose all of those who could be affected by diabetic retinopathy.
  • DR is the world’s leading cause of vision loss in people age 20 to 65, according to the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, which estimated that 50% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed.
  • But in the absence of proper doctors, “computers could be used in their place,” Kopparapu, 16, said in a TEDx talk on artificial intelligence.
  • Alongside her brother and another classmate, she invented Eyeagnosis, a smartphone app that can photograph patients’ eyes and match them to a database of 34,000 retinal scans collected from the National Institute of Health. Read more (8/8/17)

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