I've joined the @women_make_ challenge to create and ship the @AwsNewbies "Intro to #AWS" 💨 course in 2 weeks! (I'll be on vacation for 2 weeks this month.) It's a stretch but any progress is good progress 💪 #WomenMake
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Meanwhile, "We Believe Christine Blasey Ford (official)" was called "Donald Trump 2020 MAGA (OFFICIAL)" until June, and a LGBTQ pride group before that.
When FB decided to promote "meaningful social interactions" by prioritizing groups over public pages, I'm not sure they accounted for scammy group-hoppers who just change their groups to whatever will get them the most engagement that week.
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Republicans ALSO want to devise a NEW STANDARD never before applied in the history of the Supreme Court: that MULTIPLE PERJURIES by the nominee—CONFIRMED by BOTH testimonial AND documentary evidence—AREN'T an automatic disqualifier from confirmation. But they ARE. They're CRIMES.
AND GET THIS: In Q2'18, "social entertainment services" (e.g. virtual gifts, tipping) accounted for 70.4% of Tencent Music's revenue—but only 9.5M users out of 800M total paid for those services. this means that 1.2% of Tencent Music's users accounted for over 70% of its revenue.
^^those sound more like the stats for a mobile free-to-play gaming app, not like your standard music subscription service as we know it today. says a lot about where the future of music consumption may be going...
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Maybe more geeks need to meet someone who says “My job is teleporting value across time and space.”
Financial engineering is sort of a squishy term. I don’t primarily mean payments infrastructure or financial rails, although both of those involve substantial engineering.
I mean more “We took a thing and performed some alchemy, and now have a new thing.”
Except instead of alchemy it is generally quite a bit of math, a huge amount of contract law and due diligence, often an impressive amount of ops work, and a dusting of technology that web devs would recognize as such.
Scientists of the modern world credit an English scientist John Dalton (1766 CE -1844 CE) for the Atomic Theory.
And this is because, most of us are not even aware of an ancient Indian Sage named Kanada, who was the first to formulate the theory of atoms, almost 2600 yrs before Dalton and talk about earth's gravity.
Rishi Kanada was born around 600 BCE in Dwarka, Gujarat and he was the son of a philosopher named Ulka. He was fascinated with the minute detailing of the things right from his childhood. Once, when he was very young, he accompanied his father on a journey to Prayaga.
He saw plentiful grains scattered along the path leading to the shore of river Ganga. It's a tradition in Hindu families to scatter the grains for the ants and birds to feed on them. Suddenly, an ant caught his attention, who was feeding on a rice grain.
He was mesmerised by this very fact that how a small grain of rice becomes food for the ant but to satisfy the hunger of a person so many grains are needed together. This incidence made him realize the importance of a single grain of rice.
OK, so there's a physical problem with our eyes: We move them in short fast bursts called "saccades", right? very quick, synchronized movements.
The only problem is: they go all blurry and useless during this
having your vision turn into a blurry mess every time you move your eyes is obviously not a good idea, so our brains hide it from us. Now, imagine you're an engineer and you have this problem.
You've got some obvious solutions you could do.
1. make the vision go black during movement. (Some VR games do this!)
2. just keep showing the last thing we saw prior to movement
both are good options with different downsides, but OH NO. this is assuming everything makes sense and is chronological and (regular) logical.
Your brain does neither of these options, really.
first, it basically puts your visual system on "pause". You're not seeing blackness or even nothing, you're just not seeing period.
then when you finish your saccade, it shows you what you now see at the new position. and then it pretends it can time travel.
An absolute monster who only cared about his own fame.
One of the worst people on the planet, then and now
And then, after all of that, he tried to use the attack as an excuse to cancel the mayoral election and remain in power.
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It's an assault on facts and reason. It's an assault on good governance. It's an assault on the bureaucracies that are being discounted. It's an assault on science and history. But it is also an assault on one of the underpinnings of democracy.
We live in a system that is grounded on the idea of collaborative government. Leaders may have a final word but even then, there are typically checks and balances. Hopefully, in this case, such checks and balances may work. But they also are being tested.
The president's position that he is smarter than all the world's scientists, than the entire intelligence community, than experts who have studied any issue all their lives, is, of course, asinine. But his belief that government turns solely on his opinion, is monarchic.
Louis XIV reportedly said, "L'etat est moi." That he was the state. Trump asserting that he knows better than all, discounts all advice, that his brain is enough to chart the course for America alone, is essentially saying the same thing.
1/ More creating, less consuming
I stopped obsessive mindless scrolling and started creating. Instagram for artworks. Twitter for thoughts. Unsubscribed from other apps. Saved a LOT of time.
2/ More deep focus, less context switching
I loved to be involved in many projects, but didn’t take into account the cost of making the mind switch between works. I decided to choose one important project and pour all of me into it.
3/ “It’s either hell yeah, or no”
I dropped projects that didn’t make me feel all fervent. I ruthlessly purged the guilt and FOMO. It was hella scary and uncomfortable at first, but was liberating over time. Knowing your why is the key.
4/ More focus on health and people
I was generous with time when it was for my health and people. I exercised, did yoga, went on for walks, and slept whenever I wanted. Same way, I didn’t look at the clock when I was with people. I resolved to be there and only there.
5/ Less worrying about saying no
Well, this was perhaps the toughest one for me. I was so used to being involved in many projects, that retracting myself from them was almost impossible. It was SO painful. Yet, I trusted it would be a wise choice long term and bore the pain.
Let me break down why I think this will be THE SPAC of 2021. 👇
TL:DR – the management team is loaded with President Biden’s closest friends and advisors. No other SPAC has this level of access.
$PIPP company overview:
-focused on defense, government service & aerospace
-perfect focus when you consider who is on their Management Team
-here's where it gets EXCITING
-founded by John Thain (ex Merrill Lynch CEO and Uber director)
-then STACKED with veteran Government and Administration key figures
$PIPP Insane Management Connections
-the list of PIPP "DC Partners" includes:
-- President Biden's pick for Secretary of State (Tony Blinken)
-- President Biden's pick for Secretary of Defense (Gen. Lloyd Austin).
$PIPP - The Joe Biden Connection
- Tony Blinken and President Biden are close allies.
- Blinken has been an advisor to Biden for decades
- Blinken set to be appointed Sec. of State
2. Trump and the GOP just appointed Brian Benczkowski, a lawyer who worked for Alfa Bank, to lead the DOJ's criminal division, and he refuses to recuse himself.
What the hell is going on here?
What a weekend celebrating makers looks like.
Let's start with a crazy view of what @ProductHunt looked like on Sunday
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A top 7 with:
Spotify Ctrl @shahroozme
If you want some top picks, see @deadcoder0904's thread,
We were going to have a go at doing this, but he nailed it.
It also comes with voting links 🖐so go do your
#24hrsstartup was an amazing event— Akshay Kadam(A2K) \U0001f47b (@deadcoder0904) November 19, 2018
I never went to a hackathon but this just felt like one even though I was just watching \U0001f440
Everyone did great but there were a few startups that I personally loved \U0001f496
Some of my favorites are in the thread below\U0001f447
Over the following days the 24hr startup crew had more than their fair share of launches
Lots of variety: web, bots, extensions and even native apps
eg. @jordibruin with