Humanity might be on read-write tick-tock (e.g. coding boosts write capability), but we need to update documentation on literacy requirements.
Being able to READ in 2019 requires:
1) Being able to read street signs, menus, 'junk' novels, etc. (hard book requirement hereby removed)
2) Stream smarts, can you grok the topology of the Tweet flows? (Expansionary)
3) Hight truthiness legibility of scientific or dynamical systems claim (Stream Governor), if you use SciHub >1/month, you probably pass.
Kiwix is a free open app that lets you view Wikipedia, Project Gutenberg, StackExchange etc offline.
It's intended for people who cannot access a reliable internet connection, either for geographical or political reasons.
You can find out more here:
You can follow it on the Fediverse here:
It's available for Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, Firefox and Chrome.
Really glad Americans are starting to take non-US books more seriously
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.
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."
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
Economics, History, Philosophy
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