SATIRE: It’s that time of year again when U.S. News & World Report gives everyone the chance to prove they’re better than their high school friends by ranking the best universities in the country — a score internal whistleblowers recently revealed is calculated primarily by how far alumni can piss.
In the first season of HBO’s “Silicon Valley,” the founders of the tech company Pied Piper developed a new compression algorithm that is more efficient than previously thought possible. The algorithm presented in the show was created by a Stanford professor at the bequest of HBO. (Photo: Courtesy of Tsachy Weissman)
“This is one of societies best kept dirty secrets — that abuse happens even in affluent areas,” said Ruth Darlene, the founder of Women of Silicon Valley (WomenSV).
“Silicon Valley” has always been a repetitive show. Whenever Richard and the men of Pied Piper got anywhere close to success, they’d have the rug pulled out from under them and have to start all over again next season. Yet that is and always has been the formula of a sitcom. Thankfully, producers Alec Berg…
Not everyone has Mike Posner’s money and can afford to slug off the world as quickly as he did into the wilderness. But I think his words are important nonetheless. Before we are anything, we are human, and our time on Earth is finite and precious.
For some students, getting quality company merch is more of a reason to attend a fair than the jobs themselves. This used to feel like an innocuous game, a fun way to relieve the stress of recruiting season. But when I zoom out, I can’t help but feel deep discomfort.
“Complexity Theory” is a series on ethics and technology, a collaboration between Stanford students with a range of backgrounds but a shared worry. We aim to shine more light on the apparent intractabilities, the technical subtleties, and the real difficulties of technology ethics.
SATIRE: SCR has expressed concern that Shapiro may not be controversial enough to get the anarchical response they are looking for. Dinesh D’Souza came close last year, but all we got out of that was a stink bomb.