James Philip Morrow
@lyncmob

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San Jose, CA
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Nov 9, 2015

I'm a programmer/architect by trade, and a long-time drummer, vocalist and writer. I grew up hauling hay and tipping cows in rural Kansas and Oklahoma, but have been in the Bay Area for over 15 years now. A cool cat and 3 dope kids round me out.

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lyncmob James Philip Morrow (@lyncmob) on Pinned comment
Although not represented in the essay here,I find another interesting angle to be about the creation of "filter bubbles", where the dynamic interpretation of user data, by algorithm, of a given search engine affects the search results, news, etc. that a given person sees online.
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lyncmob James Philip Morrow (@lyncmob) on Pinned comment
Reminds me of one of the bad guys Mr. T had to fight on every episode of the A-Team.
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lyncmob James Philip Morrow (@lyncmob) on Pinned comment
I found the excerpt to be particularly appropriate to the American political struggle at present.
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lyncmob James Philip Morrow (@lyncmob) on Pinned comment
The real issue isn't privatization of prisons, it's the private industries that service them - earlier in my life, I did some significant time, and it's amazing how corrupt the system is, and how much profiteering goes on.

In California, the "phone time" available for inmates is through an privat ... Read more
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lyncmob James Philip Morrow (@lyncmob) replied to John Skorick (@john) on Pinned comment
Yeah - they had an internal guideline that any amber(yellow) duration of less than 3 seconds was thrown out, due to vagaries in consistency of light control infrastructure. They bent that standard down to maximize profits - local government running like our corporations, without regard for benefit ... Read more
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lyncmob James Philip Morrow (@lyncmob) on Pinned comment
Unreal - they trimmed tenths off of a second from their yellow lights, system-wide, and made 8 million more in ticket revenue over 6 months. Local government profiteering from their citizens - business as usual in the US we're now living in.
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lyncmob James Philip Morrow (@lyncmob) replied to John Skorick (@john) on Pinned comment
I grew up in rural Kansas as well, and it makes me feel the same way. If we don't get our collective asses in gear, this is just the leading edge of the global disruption we face.
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