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    • thedispatch.com | Paul Miller | 16 min
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      Florian7 hours ago

      The COVID-19 outbreak could be the catalyst for the emergence of a new political movement centered on genuine democracy, genuine opportunity, and genuine community

      That would be nice. Sounds too good to be true though

    • Florian7 hours ago

      Useful information. They recommend using your phone to pay and see it as a trade off against cash or cards (the trade off being that you expose your phone). I’ve read somewhere else that you could consider putting your phone into a see through plastic bag for safe handling. Seems like an idea but I haven’t tried it to see if there are any challenges with that

    • The Atlantic | Ian Bogost | 3/19/20 | 9 min
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      Florian3 days ago

      It’s a shame the author never got back to elaborate on the handmaid’s tail comparison. It’s certainly something that is on my mind a lot these days. Waiting for someone to bless the fruit. 😒

    • Newsweek | William M. Arkin | 3/18/20 | 13 min
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      Florian5 days ago

      The plans state that the government continues essential functions under all circumstances, even if that is with the devolved second string or under temporary military command.

      Suddenly this sounds quite realistic. Imagine reading this a month ago? It would have been laughable.

    • MIT Technology Review | Gideon Lichfield | 3/17/20 | 8 min
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      Florian1 week ago

      That’s quite the reality check and for some it’s not looking good

    • Florian1 week ago

      Highly recommended to read. It may sound unpopular but from a mathematical point of view a lot of this makes sense to me. This for example:

      A population-wide case fatality rate of 0.05% is lower than seasonal influenza. If that is the true rate, locking down the world with potentially tremendous social and financial consequences may be totally irrational. It’s like an elephant being attacked by a house cat. Frustrated and trying to avoid the cat, the elephant accidentally jumps off a cliff and dies.

      It’s definitely something that has been on my mind. But then again I’m one of those rational over-thinkers...

    • The New Yorker | Bill McKibben | 3/11/20 | 4 min
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      Florian1 week ago

      What we need to do is physical and not social distancing. We can still be social with all the technological options from inside our homes

    • blog.readup.com | Bill Loundy | 3/8/20 | 1 min
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      Florian1 week ago

      Good luck with the application!

    • bmaho.com | 7 min
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      Florian1 week ago

      That’s a good reality check and I’d expect this to resonate with a lot of people. This is what it comes down to:

      the answer isn’t more hours, it’s less bullshit

    • Organizer Sandbox | Mikael Cho | 7/15/13 | 8 min
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      Florian1 week ago

      Great article about learning. The learning pyramid is eye opening.

      being in the moment decreases the noise in your brain

      This is type of meditation is often referred to as mindfulness and is something I actively try to practice

    • The Guardian | Hannah J Davies | 3/10/20 | 3 min
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      Florian2 weeks ago

      Loved this episode and actually played the re-recorded song to my friends to show how well done it was. All in this guy’s memory

    • The Next Web | Tristan Greene | 3/2/20 | 1 min
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      Florian2 weeks ago

      I wonder how long it takes a trained doctor to look at the scan and make a diagnosis. Considering you’re likely in the presence of a professional as you get the scan done... It wold be a different story if you could self scan

    • capwatkins.com | Cap Watkins | 3 min
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      Florian3 weeks ago

      This is really useful advice. I’m sure many people do this automatically in a way but it is a good idea to actually express it

    • blog.readup.com | Bill Loundy | 3/1/20 | 2 min
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      Florian3 weeks ago

      Sounds like the right call to me too. Haven’t tried the extension yet but opt in would make me more interested in checking it out

    • Financial Times | James Fontanella-Khan | 2/29/20 | 1 min
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      Florian4 weeks ago

      Well, that failed

    • SUCCESS | Steve Rizzo | 4/20/16 | 2 min
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      Florian4 weeks ago

      The power of positive and negative self talk is incredible and I’d argue most people don’t ever pick up on that. I’m aware of it and yet still fall into traps of negative self talk over and over. This then makes me think about what “free will” really means. And this is how I get lost in a spiral of “meaning of life” type thoughts.

    • The Verge | Bijan Stephen | 2/21/20 | 6 min
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      Florian4 weeks ago

      the relative distance between “successful Silicon Valley founder not understanding how humans live” and “artificial intelligence not understanding the import of human words” is zero.

      One of the many gems in this article. Really enjoyed reading this.

    • zurb.com | 2 min
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      Florian1 month ago

      I'm actually as proud of the things we haven't done as the things I have done.

      This is so true. It often takes courage to get rid of “stuff” or say no to something. I wish every company would have this type of focus and really think about what it is that they are truly great at.

    • Vox | Sara Morrison | 2/24/20 | 11 min
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      Florian1 month ago

      Very interesting summary of existing rulings in the US justice system about the government’s right to access your phone. One of they key earnings for me was that apparently a passcode is stronger than fingerprint or facial recognition from a legal perspective.