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Managed Obsolescence: Homelessness in America’s Gilded Cities - American Affairs Journal
On LA's Skid Row:
"There’s no doubt that LA needs more affordable housing, and taxing companies like Google is a start. But that is at best a tourniquet to halt a hemorrhaging of social capital that won’t be replenished until the city is once again a place where ordinary people can expect to lead decent lives doing ordinary work. Tech solutionism will do nothing to reverse the breakdown of family and community that has made homelessness so intractable—but it will likely continue driving up LA’s housing costs. That will leave those who can afford to live in the luxury city and those who cannot afford to leave; one class creating the wealth to sustain the other as wards in a program of managed obsolescence."

(note that it does mention the revolving door of "helping" nonprofits, but also correctly notes "the homeless-industrial complex" as a term used in right-wing circles)
poverty  us  2019  essay 
6 minutes ago by mechazoidal
Washington could ban eyeball tattoos | The Spokesman-Review
Tattooed eyeballs are apparently rare in Washington state. A House committee was asked Wednesday to keep it that way with a bill that would ban tattoo artists from doing anything to the whites of your eyes. Dr. Aaron Lee, an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the UW, is quoted.
Lee.Aaron  Spokesman.Review  !UWitM  2019  regl  Department:Ophthalmology  UW:Medicine 
30 minutes ago by uwnews
Daylight saving time could become year-round in Washington | Tri-City Herald
A rural Yakima lawmaker’s push to make daylight saving time permanent in Washington is gaining momentum thanks to an unexpected boost from a popular comedian. Steve Calandrillo, a professor of law at the UW, is quoted.
Tri.City.Herald  Calandrillo.Steve  !UWitM  2019  School:Law  regl  Daylight.Saving.Time 
31 minutes ago by uwnews
Think you can tell between a real and computer-generated face? This website will test you | Mashable
So you might've been a bit freaked out about those extremely realistic, computer generated faces. Could you tell they were fake? Now, you can put yourself to the test with a website called, which was created by two UW professors, Carl Bergstrom (biology) and Jevin West (Information School).
West.Jevin  Bergstrom.Carl  College:Arts&Sciences  Department:Biology  Information.School  natl  Mashable  2019  !UWitM 
36 minutes ago by uwnews
Microsoft wants rules for facial recognition — just not these | WIRED
In December, Microsoft President Brad Smith urged lawmakers to set rules on facial-recognition technology to prevent a privacy-threatening “race to the bottom.” Now the company has joined a legislative fight in its home state against rules it says would be too restrictive. Jevin West, professor in the Information School at the UW, is quoted.
WIRED  !UWitM  2019  regl  West.Jevin  Information.School 
42 minutes ago by uwnews
Pacific Northwest in an earthquake lull, according to new study | KING 5
A new study out just this week suggests the Pacific Northwest may actually be in the middle of an earthquake "break" of sorts. Stephen Malone, professor emeritus of Earth and space sciences at the UW, is quoted.
KING  Malone.Steve  !UWitM  2019  Department:Earth&Space.Sciences  College:Environment  regl  earthquakes 
46 minutes ago by uwnews
How forecasting 'underwater weather' could save WA's shellfish | Crosscut
Washington’s waters are under threat from a villain you can’t see: acidifcation. This computer model is giving oyster farmers a lifeline as they seek to adapt to one of the biggest marine crises of our era. Jan Newton and Parker MacCready, oceanographers at the UW's Applied Physics Laboratory, are quoted.
Crosscut  regl  !UWitM  2019  Newton.jan  MacCready.Parker  School:Oceanography  Applied.Physics.Laboratory 
47 minutes ago by uwnews
The Pacific Northwest had fewer than normal quakes this last decade | Oregon Public Broadcasting
Most people in the Pacific Northwest know we live in earthquake country. A new analysis published this week, however, notes that major quakes in the region have gone on a puzzling hiatus over the last decade. Harold Tobin, director of the UW-based Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, is quoted.
Tobin.Harold  !UWitM  2019  OPB  PNSN  regl 
55 minutes ago by uwnews
DeepSqueak is an AI that reveals what rats are chatting about | Digital Trends
Just as Aquaman can talk to fish, so too can researchers at the University of Washington chat with rats. Or, at least, they can better understand what rats are squeaking about thanks to a deep learning artificial intelligence system with the ingenious name “DeepSqueak.” John Neumaier, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the UW, is quoted.
Neumaier.John  Digital.Trends  natl  !UWitM  2019  Department:Psychiatry&Behavioral.Sciences  UW:Medicine 
57 minutes ago by uwnews
'How is this still a thing': Washington lawmakers call for end to time changes | KING 5
Why do we still switch our clocks twice a year? That's what Washington lawmakers are asking with a series of bills that would keep the state in daylight saving time year-round. Steve Calandrillo, a law professor at the UW, is quoted.
KING  !UWitM  2019  School:Law  Calandrillo.Steve  regl  Daylight.Saving.Time 
59 minutes ago by uwnews
WA man files lawsuit against Monsanto claiming exposure to Roundup caused cancer |
A landscaper from Duvall filed a lawsuit against the Monsanto Company, alleging their Roundup weedkiller caused his diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma with no warning label. A recent UW study on one of Roundup's main ingredients is referenced.  !UWitM  2019  regl  School:Public.Health 
1 hour ago by uwnews
Joe Scarborough Directly Blames Donald Trump For Domestic Terror Threat: It’s All His Fault : politics
All you are doing, by censoring this extremely important political story, is creating a huge backlash for you. Banning us, people who are the most likely to be targeted by Republican-motivated nutjobs like Hassan, isn't going to make us or the story go away. Sort your fucking house and remove your mods who can't put political partisanship aside to enforce rules uniformly.
people-donald-trump  news  2019  terrorism-home-grown-so-called-patriots  terrorism-home-grown 
1 hour ago by daguti
University of Washington researchers create massive genetic map of organ development | GeekWire
Researchers at the University of Washington mapped the development of a fertilized mouse egg using RNA sequencing tools. The resulting dataset will serve as a reference point for how developmental diseases work on a genetic level. Dr. Jay Shendure, professor of genome sciences at the UW, is quoted.
GeekWire  regl  !UWitM  2019  Shendure.Jay  Department:Genome.Sciences 
1 hour ago by uwnews

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