Dear Trump Supporter, you’re probably not going to read this, but you should.

 

Dear Trump Supporter,

I wanted to reach out to you on Super Tuesday and remind you that up until the moment when you cast your vote for Trump you have an opportunity to go back and rethink everything. Even if you’ve already voted for him the primaries you can still change your mind. Don’t vote blindly! Open your eyes and make the choice you truly believe is the best and most educated decision.

Nothing you’ve done can’t be undone.

You still have a chance to make the best decision for yourself and your nation, nothing is final until he’s actually President Elect.

Take the time to really think about what you’re doing. If you firmly believe in the man after you’ve educated yourself then by all means vote for him, that’s your right and frankly your responsibility. But you need to understand that you owe it to your nation and the rest of the world to vote for a leader you stand behind as a fully informed voter.

To those of you who say he is a leader, I can give you a long list of leaders who did horrible and disastrous things throughout our history.

Calling him a leader doesn’t make him the President this nation needs, it just means you’re following him. There’s a huge difference.

And while you’re following Mr Trump, take the time to look around at who’s walking alongside you.

“20% of Trump supporters found that disagreed with the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed all the slaves following the end of the American Civil War.

21% agreed that “whites were a superior race,”

70% wish the Confederate flag still flew above the statehouse,

and

38% of them wish the South had won the Civil War.

1/3 of Trump backers support banning LGBTQ people from entering the United States;

41% approve of banning non-citizen Muslims from entering the United States.”

– http://www.nytimes.com/

Now that you’ve looked to your left, and to your right, do you still like who you see in front of you?

What about the fact that Trump has bashed millions of people because of race, religion, and creed but won’t condemn David Duke someone he knows to be a white supremacist and former leader of the KKK?

Please, as a fellow citizen I beg you to just take the time to objectively look at your candidates. I’m sure many of you have changed your mind about him already, you just haven’t figured it out yet. Don’t vote for him just because you’re afraid to change your mind. The rest of the world will thank you for it. We’ll welcome you back with open arms.

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I just figured out why Robots are going to take over 

Engadget just featured a great article on Boston Dynamics and their newest Atlas robot. It’s pretty clear the best way to test Atlas’s ability to recover from a trip, fall or stumble is to trip it, and make it fall or stumble.  

Atlas is a pretty rad robot. It’s ability to recover is pretty amazing. In the snowy field it kind of looks like a functioning alcoholic. Not fall down drunk but definitely not having an easy go of it. 

While Atlas is the most advanced version of a humanoid robot it still has a lot to learn. The guy with hockey stick is testing and teaching Atlas but he actually comes off kind of like a dick. Here’s this cute robot trying its best to do chores, clean up and just get around. And here comes this guy making a fool of Atlas in front of the camera. 

Watch the video above, you’ll see what I mean. Now let’s just say Atlas continues to evolve and maybe even some day it gains actual intelligence and free thinking ability. In that situation what do you think the first thing Atlas will do? Once it realizes it’s smarter than its creators then it’ll take control of that hockey stick, and I wouldn’t want to be on the other end of. 

Be nice to robots, you never know when they are going to revolt and take over the world. Written by Jesse Friedman, an advocate for the ethical treatment of robots. 

The Expectation of Perfection & Other Sins We Love

We are lazy. We are impatient. We expect perfection, even when we don’t pay for it. We are quick to wrath when we don’t get what we want. We expect more than we deserve. We are the worst versions of ourselves when we are online and we are the best thing that has ever happened to your product.

Remember when you started building faster websites because users didn’t want to wait 3 seconds for a page to load? The Internet is what it is today because vocal users got their way.

We have to remain empathetic, while designing to delight. Let’s learn from our users and build them the best possible experience every time.

I’d love to give this talk at SXSW 2016 but I need your help.

Votes are appreciated

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What you’ll learn

  • What do users really want and how do I give it to them?
  • When is a user the vocal minority and when are they actually teaching you something about where your product should be heading?
  • How do you learn from the sins of your users and build them a better product?