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Think of it like an open subscription loop, or peer-to-peer lifestyle funding. The next frontier is a world where everyone is an influencer, and we are all just paying for, and being paid for, a litany of perfectly curated feeds.
“every activity outside the confines of family relations is a paid-for experience, a world in which traditional reciprocal obligations and expectations—mediated by feelings of faith, empathy, and solidarity—are replaced by contractual relations in the form of paid memberships, subscriptions, admission charges, retainers, and fees.”
- AOTD on 5/30/21 - Scout: Ruchita_Ganurkar
Stretchy because he loves to sit in the tree near my window and do crow yoga. He'll stretch one wing, then the other, then each leg. He'll pull one wing low, loop his leg over it, then scratch his head. It's insanely adorable. One day I went outside next to him to stretch too. When I spread my arms out, he jumped away, watching as I slowly stretched my legs. Then he went back to stretching his wings :)
- # 73309 pts - Scout: Ruchita_GanurkarRuchita_Ganurkar3 weeks ago
Numbers don’t lie, except when they do.
The events of the pandemic offer a trenchant illustration. The statistics can’t capture the true toll of the virus. They can’t tell us what it’s like to work in an intensive-care unit, or how it feels to lose a loved one to the disease. They can’t even tell us the total number of lives that have been lost (as opposed to the number of deaths that fit into a neat category, such as those occurring within twenty-eight days of a positive test). They can’t tell us with certainty when normality will return. But they are, nonetheless, the only means we have to understand just how deadly the virus is, figure out what works, and explore, however tentatively, the possible futures that lie ahead.
- AOTD on 5/20/21 - Scout: Ruchita_Ganurkar
It was difficult for a child to reconcile her ready smile, her love of comedy and good fellowship with her enduring grief as a wife and a deaf person. She always cried with her friends. They all cried. But those of us who have lived with the deaf stop feeling sorry for them. Instead, one jumps quickly from pity to cruelty, like a pebble skittering on shallow water, without understanding what it means to live without sound. I seldom have been able to sit still and force myself to feel her seclusion. It was much easier to lose my temper when she wouldn’t listen, because she never listened—because part of understanding what you said seemed to involve a mixture of guesswork and intuition, where the shading of facts meant more than the facts themselves.
- AOTD on 5/16/21 - Scout: Ruchita_Ganurkar
Finance Robinhood Tenev and Bhatt what a game changing strategy. Few lost life by saying ** “The amount of guilt I feel as I commit this is unbearable—I did not want to die.”**
This involves taking customer orders to buy or sell stock and routing them to “high-frequency-trading firms” or “market makers”—companies that engage in the buying and selling of stock to facilitate customer orders. These firms “fill” the orders by buying or selling the shares as the user has requested; at the same time, they use complex computer algorithms to skim a little off the price the customer gets, keeping it for themselves. Predictable, unsophisticated trade orders typically present the greatest opportunities for the high-frequency-trading firms to make money. In exchange for access to the orders, the firms pay rebates to the brokerage company that routed the orders to them. The rebates and the skimming are invisible to the customer placing the trade order.
- AOTD on 5/15/21 - Scout: Ruchita_Ganurkar‘My son was shaking, trying not to go online’: how the gambling industry got its claws into children
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“Trees perceive many things. They know when they’re infected and have an instantaneous biochemical response. When we manipulate trees, they respond. Trees don’t have a brain, but the network in the soil is a neural network and the chemicals that move through it are the same as our neural transmitters.”
We love nature, don't we? but how much we care, whereas nature will always be known for its giving nature.
You know when it rains and you get that earthy smell? What happens is water gets into the soil and the bacteria burst – that’s what we’re smelling.” I don’t think romantic poets would have wanted to have hear about that, I say, and she laughs.
Simard lifts her phone high to show a sequence of spires, the dizzying perpendiculars of Douglas's firs, and to point out a “mother tree” – tallest in the forest, nurturing the smaller trees around it. She homes in on a cedar, then gestures at the under story – a tangle of sword fern, mosses, and hemlock
“I’m old and can’t function!” we all gonna say the same. What you're discovering must follow some protocol.
Designers and companies of the world, you are badly serving an ever-growing segment of your customer base, a segment that you too will one day inhabit.
Designs that make it easier for elderly people often are of equal value for younger people. In fact, for everyone. Help the elderly, and the results will help many more, including yourself, someday.
It’s easy to see the appeal of antibodies. They’re among the few immune-system soldiers that can annihilate viruses before they enter cells, and they’re thought to be crucial to most vaccines. They can also be team players, throwing up red flags around microbes in order to alert other defenders to their presence.
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They loved each other fully, I couldn't stop reading this story which stroke to author's parents & ended with death. Uttering the same lines punched the extent to which they've loved each other.
“I thought I was dead,” he says, just as my mother did. “I never thought such a day would come.”
It's hard finding beloved hospitalized, when it comes to parents it really breaks us. How the author missed her mum..I imagine my mother, docile and smiling as she always is in fear. I remember how she agreed to go to the operation that wasn’t hers, was rolled along the corridor, bright and smiling for the doctor. I imagine her infected leg. I imagine her waking up to find it gone. I imagine it is all my fault for not sending her to the hospital quickly enough.
If Covid shortened their lives, it was not by much: the loneliness of lockdown hit them harder.
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He's very genuine thoughts about choices he'd made in the life of 72 years. Some people just thought but never execute it & when we read few experiences we have no time. Living simply is not a big deal, but maintaining it for decades makes a large difference.
I’m not experiencing new things, but I think the secret to a good life is to enjoy your work. I think living in a city would be terrible – people living on top of one another in great tower blocks. Walking around the farm fills me with wonder. What makes my life is working outside, only going in if the weather is very bad.
- AOTD on 4/26/21 - Scout: Ruchita_Ganurkar
Perfect, bravery, motivational story. She gave a birth to death but her statement * but giving birth to death is an event that imprints you forever with the knowledge that bad things can and do happen to you.* can strike lot of emotions & multiple thoughts into your mind..
After a woman births a child that child’s cells continue to live in the mother’s body for years, sometimes decades.
If you’re a product manager working on a feed or search interface inside of a giant tech company, you have access to hundreds of billions of hours of human attention. Could you help your users spend one hour a year learning about what’s coming for the world?
Everyone who writes code on the weekends eventually thinks to themselves, You know, if things bend my way, I think I’ve got the next Facebook.
Better to realize that, a human can understand a human accurately than a machine. Then I come across a biological machine.
We’re like machines; machines are like us. We are basically biological machines.
It means we’re made up of atoms and molecules. They obey the laws of nature and evolved to produce us. They are the power behind our engines. We’re just big chemical reactions. Each part of a machine is made by means of the good old laws of Newtonian physics, which were deterministic. But when you put this conglomeration together, it’s capable of unpredictable or chaotic behavior. Unpredictability is one of the hallmarks of creativity. So right from the word go, machines can be creative. Since we are machines, we can just go out of existence like a machine. We can have consciousness, but when the electrons stop flowing, consciousness disappears and that’s it. But that doesn’t take away from our creativity. We can still be creative in an inspiring way. We can have hopes, dreams, and aspirations for humankind. But we are machines, just like computers are machines.
The code tells the story of a company trying to weave the illusion that women on the site are plentiful and eager.
It hold hundreds of readable company emails that revealed the company was paying people to create fake women’s profiles and to chat with men on the site.
Read the next part- [https://gizmodo.com/how-ashley-madison-hid-its-fembot-con-from-users-and-in-1728410265]
The real scam is false advertising.
Read the next part- [https://gizmodo.com/ashley-madison-code-shows-more-women-and-more-bots-1727613924]
This is going to be a...Data Dump series of the articles!!
None of them had ever talked to men on the site or even used the site at all after creating a profile.
They were paying for a fantasy.
Read the next part- [https://gizmodo.com/the-fembots-of-ashley-madison-1726670394]
- AOTD on 3/28/21 - Scout: Ruchita_Ganurkar
The dream is an involuntary art of poetry.
You can learn a great deal about someone by spending time in their home – not deducing facts like Sherlock Holmes, but absorbing subtle understandings of character, taste, temperament and life history.
You gotta be careful with the imagination. It matters how it’s wielded. There’s a lot of opportunity for critique, but hope too.
- AOTD on 3/25/21 - Scout: Ruchita_Ganurkar
Deep down, you've controlled the system, mortality leads your life.
From the first-person stance, you navigate the world as an agent trying to realize your projects and satisfy your desires. From the second-person perspective, you understand yourself and the world through the lens of other people, who are a locus of projects and preferences of their own; projects and preferences that make legitimate demands on your time and attention. From the third-person stance, you understand yourself as one among many, called to fit yourself into the shared standards and rules governing a world made up of a multitude of creatures like you.
- AOTD on 3/19/21 - Scout: Ruchita_Ganurkar