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Born and raised in India, formally trained in law. Worked for two years as a dispute settlement lawyer at the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Would have been working on resolving the trade disputes resulting from Trump’s tariffs had I stayed on at the WTO, but will be at Harvard Law School for my masters studies starting August. At Harvard, I will research on governance of virtual worlds. Ardent follower of ribbonfarm and breaking smart. Happy to be here!

Looking for a topic to write my LL.M. (ie masters degree in law) on. Would like to research on a topic regarding ethical/regulatory challenges associated with emerging technologies. Any suggestions, all you tech guys? Thanks in advance!

Are there any good places online for non-tech people to learn coding?

Players made for big games may actually suck at small games.

Amazes me to think sometimes how people who have accomplished great stuff, read a great deal, written awesome books, look physically indistinguishable from an ordinary human being on a street. Do they possess a very different state of mind from ordinary humans? As one does not come to look physically different, what exactly about a person changes as one absorbs more and more knowledge? What is that dimension along which a person grows as one accumulates knowledge and experience?

Choosing what to learn is a FOMO-inducing process.

Whether and to what extent an unfavourable event emotionally injures someone depends on whether their preceding life experience leads them to interpret the event as a symbol of some perceived, persistent deficiency in their life, or a mere aberration caused by bad luck. An unfavourable episode will distress anyone, but the magnitude of distress caused by similar events will differ for different people depending on how the event looks/feels in context of their own life.

Have you ever been deeply interested in some domain, pursued it till its edges, and then found you are not as interested in it anymore as you used to be for no obvious reason?

Wonder how that happens.

Europe was full of beauty (more than I was equipped to appreciate). Now look forward to the growth which US promises (which I can always take more of)

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Strategic Intellection Learner Ideation Input

Born and raised in India, formally trained in law. Worked for two years as a dispute settlement lawyer at the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. Would have been working on resolving the trade disputes resulting from Trump’s tariffs had I stayed on at the WTO, but will be at Harvard Law School for my masters studies starting August. At Harvard, I will research on governance of virtual worlds. Ardent follower of ribbonfarm and breaking smart. Happy to be here!

Refactor Camp

Mastodon instance for attendees of Refactor Camp, and members of various online/offline groups that have grown out of it. Related local groups with varying levels of activity exist in the Bay Area, New York, Chicago, and Austin.

Kinda/sorta sponsored by the Ribbonfarm Blogamatic Universe.

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