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We’re on the other side of doom here https://www.reddit.com/r/spaceporn/comments/1cxa975/we_just_had_x12class_solar_flare/
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Thought: If you try to be on all the good guy teams, you’ll almost certainly end up one of the unambiguous bad guys. The trick is to carefully pick a few thoughtfully chosen bad-guy teams. Mine: 1. Anti-Straussian 2. Pro-mediocrity I probably have room for 3 more
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In a sufficiently protocolized world 50% of time is spent dealing with healthcare
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BDFXing remains undertheorized. A lot If people practice it and talk about it loosely but I think I’m the only one to have tried theorizing it so far. Need more people writing about it. Especially those with BDFx experience. https://www.ribbonfarm.com/2024/02/07/bdfxing-or-post-charismatic-distributed-leadership/
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Damn. About ~10y ago got quite far making an iPhone app game with a few friends exactly like this. Turned out an app was too heavy a form factor and scripts too much manual work. Frames would be perfect for this. Esp with AI powering the backend.
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Feels like I don’t see people chewing gum anymore. Did that get unpopular?
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Will be in India during heart of monsoon for the first time in like 25 years in a couple of weeks. Will be in Bangalore for a few days too and it looks like it’s getting hit hard, with flooding. It was going to be either drought or flood and looks like it will be flood. Any Bangaloreans here? How bad is it?
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Sometimes AI solves my problem. Sometimes it gives me that draining “now you have 2 problems” feeling.
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In a sufficiently large and complex domain, Gell-Mann amnesia is false. Insiders are no wiser than outsiders. They are just laboring under different but equally crippling delusions and confusions.
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Reading about 8 fallacies of distributed systems today in @yak distributed systems study group. Surprised I hadn’t come across this before. https://www.simpleorientedarchitecture.com/8-fallacies-of-distributed-systems/
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The essay is probably going to be in recession for a while. It doesn’t really fit dark forest cozyweb world. Thinking about @simondlr latest where he refs Alice Munro idea of a house for fiction. Essays = journeys. Fiction = cozy homes. https://open.substack.com/pub/sceneswithsimon/p/on-voting-legislative-complexity
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Was Luke blowing up the Death Star a protocological attack or a proctological one? 🤔
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Tired: Touching grass Wired: Touching protocol
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Protocol sidebands: Zones adjacent to a protocolized zone where weird adventures are possible if you hack your way there or get mugged into there. Can be fun or awful. Eg burglar’s guide to the city documents a sideband of urbanism. Bonfire of the vanities as a sideband of rich Wall Street New York
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DM groups oozify blogs
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Current state: Dowsing for the Labatutian ley lines
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genuinely don't get the longevity impulse https://www.axios.com/2024/05/19/wellness-longevity-industry-equinox-membership
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Problems don’t really become visible until potential solutions do.
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😂 https://x.com/owocki/status/1791873873673109700
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The LinkedInification of substack is proceeding apace Writers are really annoying. I don’t want to network with them.
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