David Auerbach David Auerbach

David Auerbach is a writer and software engineer based in New York. His website is http://davidauerba.ch.

Technology
Oct. 9 2014 5:22 PMDoes Reddit Have a Transparency Problem?Its free-for-all format leaves the door open for moderators to game a hugely influential system.
Technology
Sept. 25 2014 3:48 PMBoards Against HumanityWhy isn’t 4chan’s founder accountable for 4chan’s offenses?
Bitwise
Sept. 12 2014 10:27 AMWhy Apple Pay Can Succeed Where Google Wallet FailedWith its careful and steady approach, Apple may achieve a coup in the credit ecosystem.
Bitwise
Sept. 2 2014 3:55 PMBlame AppleFive reasons why celebrities and civilians should never trust Apple with nude photos, or any data at all.   
Bitwise
Aug. 21 2014 12:07 PMWhen AOL Was GayOLHow LGBTQ nerds helped create online life as we know it.
Bitwise
Aug. 7 2014 12:00 PMThe Big Data ParadoxIt’s never complete, and it’s always messy—and if it’s not, you can’t trust it.
Bitwise
July 24 2014 12:43 PMThe Most Sexist Video Game of All Time?It’s called Catherine, and it reveals a lot about misogynist gaming culture.
Bitwise
July 9 2014 3:17 PMVenture Capitalists Are Not a DiseaseThey’re only a symptom of what’s ailing Silicon Valley.
Bitwise
June 26 2014 11:52 PMGoogle’s Master PlanIt’s easy: Turn everything into data.
Bitwise
June 10 2014 4:49 PMA Computer Program Finally Passed the Turing Test?Not so fast.
Technology
May 30 2014 11:52 AMFour Technology Fallacies That Need to DieI come to bury them.
Bitwise
May 21 2014 6:42 PMWhy Has Google Forsaken MetaFilter?
Bitwise
May 9 2014 9:57 AMThe Oldest Rivalry in ComputingForget Apple vs. Google. Emacs and Vi have been battling for text-editor supremacy among programmers for 40 years.
Slate Plus
April 30 2014 11:41 AMWhich Gadgets Do Slate Tech Writers Hate the Most?
Bitwise
April 14 2014 1:17 PMThere Will Be More BloodThe Heartbleed security flaw is bad. And it’s not the only one.
Technology
Oct. 7 2014 11:25 AMTwitter Is BrokenIt stresses conflict over consensus. It rewards trolling instead of reasoned debate. And GamerGate proves it.
Technology
Sept. 24 2014 3:52 PMWhat Is “Geek Culture”?Whatever it is, it doesn’t involve true geeks.
Bitwise
Sept. 4 2014 12:32 PMGaming Journalism Is OverThe gaming press declares that gamers are dead. But they are the ones who are becoming obsolete.
Bitwise
Aug. 27 2014 3:14 PMLetter to a Young Male GamerSome ground rules to keep in mind in the wake of an ugly, sexist scandal.
Bitwise
Aug. 20 2014 1:50 PMThe First Gay Space on the InternetIt was called soc.motss, and it anticipated how we use social networks today.
Bitwise
July 30 2014 2:12 PMBig Data Is OverratedAnd OkCupid’s user experiments prove it.
Bitwise
July 17 2014 2:47 PMThe Most Terrifying Thought Experiment of All Time
Bitwise
June 30 2014 1:09 PMHere Are All the Other Experiments Facebook Plans to Run on YouAn exclusive preview.
Technology
June 17 2014 12:02 PMCoder’s HighProgramming is just like drugs, except the dealer pays you.
Technology
June 4 2014 3:22 PMNot So SwiftApple has us wondering: Does the world really need new programming languages?
How Failure Breeds Success
May 28 2014 2:48 PMRe-AnimatorHow Stewart Butterfield created Flickr and Slack out of the ashes of failed projects.
Technology
May 14 2014 12:36 PMYes, Your Internet Is Getting SlowerYour provider likes it that way. And the government doesn’t care.
Bitwise
April 30 2014 2:09 PMThe Death of ZyngaAnd the birth of all the other companies perfecting Zynga’s pay-to-win games model.
Technology
April 24 2014 10:50 AMTrust Nothing, Verify EverythingA software engineer reads Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century.
Bitwise
April 7 2014 2:06 PMBeavis and BallmerLet me count all the ways I hate Silicon Valley.

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Moneybox
Oct. 21 2014 1:12 PM The Global Millionaires Club Is Booming and Losing Its Exclusivity
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  Slate Plus
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Oct. 21 2014 1:02 PM Where Are Slate Plus Members From? This Weird Cartogram Explains. A weird-looking cartogram of Slate Plus memberships by state.
  Arts
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Oct. 21 2014 12:05 PM Same-Sex Couples at Home With Themselves in 1980s America
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Oct. 21 2014 10:43 AM Social Networking Didn’t Start at Harvard It really began at a girls’ reform school.
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Oct. 21 2014 11:53 AM Taking Research for Granted Texas Republican Lamar Smith continues his crusade against independence in science.
  Sports
Sports Nut
Oct. 20 2014 5:09 PM Keepaway, on Three. Ready—Break! On his record-breaking touchdown pass, Peyton Manning couldn’t even leave the celebration to chance.