The Indelible Bonobo Experience

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In college I sort of aimlessly played. I read what I wanted and tinkered with my computer, I made little websites for my own amusement, I slept late and skipped class, and though sometimes I saw myself as an intellectual-at-large in the style of Will Hunting, I was basically just irresponsible. It’s only because of an exogenous miracle that, when I graduated in 2009 with a 2.9 GPA and entered a famously bad job market, I didn’t end up in privileged limbo — in Brooklyn, say, on my parents’ dime. In fact, I was among the most employable young men in the world

James Somers, Are Coders Worth It?, Aeon Magazine.

FJP: An excellent, nicely designed, long read on values, career decisions and coding.

inbonbo: I’ll read this mother

(Source: futurejournalismproject)

Ironically, prosecutors tried to turn Mr. Auernheier’s upbeat and sarcastic Reddit comments against him at the sentencing hearing the next day. They pushed for 4 years — nearly the maximum sentence. The judge instead sentenced him to a slightly shorter 41 months sentence, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, during which time his electronic behavior will be monitored. (via DailyTech - Goatse Security iPad Hacker Gets 41 Months for “Doing Arithmetic”)

Ironically, prosecutors tried to turn Mr. Auernheier’s upbeat and sarcastic Reddit comments against him at the sentencing hearing the next day. They pushed for 4 years — nearly the maximum sentence. The judge instead sentenced him to a slightly shorter 41 months sentence, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release, during which time his electronic behavior will be monitored. (via DailyTech - Goatse Security iPad Hacker Gets 41 Months for “Doing Arithmetic”)