china has built over 16000 miles of high speed rail in less than 30 years

Beef-only government 🤔

Government that is limited in complexity by worst case complexity that can be handled by shutdown games

R.I.P John "Jack" Bogle

This man pioneered passively managed, low cost index funds and created the first investment company, Vanguard, that is run as a cooperative. Meaning that it is owned by the investors. No man has done more to make investing accessible and lucrative for average American.

Working on a synthesis between matter and form. Look closely!

Using Joseph Karl Stieler's portrait of Beethoven

Bird Box as an allegory for the spread of infohazards

"Imagine if I could install a version of Ride (call it Meta-Uber) that knew about all the driver co-ops in the world. When I landed, I’d page a car with Uber or Lyft, but once a driver accepted the hail, my Meta-Uber app would signal the driver’s phone and ask, “Do you have a driver co-op app on your phone?” If the driver and I both had the co-op app, our apps would cancel the Uber reservation and re-book the trip with Meta-Uber."

@moltensteel hm yeah, would that make "syntactic veggies" community linting rules?

Currently dancing requires 2 of (alcohol, music, dance skills)

Once people without any of these start dancing, I'll know we've made progress in solving our social issues

The phrase "syntactic sugar" still sounds weird to me

The solution to the notch is phones without front-facing cameras

Imma make this clear: I'm not building software for developers.

I'm working to building tools for people.

You shouldn't have to know to maintain and secure a server to have your own independent identity online. You shouldn't need to know what libsodium or similar library to be secure online.

That's my objective.

The hardest part about writing is accidental alliteration and I swear this sentence wasn't supposed to come out that way on purpose

It used to look like culture moved in a single direction because we were only exposed to a tiny sliver of culture.

Filter bubbles are cool it's like u meet ppl online and slowly notice you have other things in common

Fiber has fast downloads, but also faster uploads.

I think piracy will become much more common as people start getting really fast torrent downloads as long as seeders have fiber, even if the leechers don't. (obviously there's still gonna be a hard limit at some point)

More consolidation in streaming services could be requred to make it convenient enough for people to switch to legal methods.

We still need to overhaul how media financing works

Note that this doesn't apply to architecture, which exists IRL. It's starting to happen with websites (brutalist websites do exist) but not quite there yet

It's happening in music, it's happening in movies. It's happening everywhere

You can have both minimalism and maximalism!

Consider most A$AP Rocky music videos, then compare it to something minimalist as

The internet has given us the best of both worlds

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