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Creativity  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: 'Mark all as read' button

I'm going to try to explain it better!

On this image :

- The first post "LET'S GO SHOOT AN ASTEROID, Y'ALL" is not 'clicked' yet and it appears white.

- The second post "Who Is Left on Hubski?" is 'clicked', and it appears greyish.

I wanted to know if an extension that would mark all my feed as 'clicked'/greyish existed or is an option.

Like this : https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/hacker-news-mark-all-read/fghfahcbhpdeeaaofcefaoodmfejieok but for Hubski :)

Creativity  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 27, 2019

It's a bit fascinating to watch you go down the rabbit hole around building a luxury watch brand from learning the raw skills necessary to understand and build the ins and outs of a watch to learning luxury branding while researching the whole history behind watchs and doing market research.

I'm impressed by your discipline to apply the "do not half-ass anything" mantra.

I really like Ben Thompson's theory.

His newsletter is one of the few that I read every week. His podcast Exponent is also quite good, where he goes in depth about his weekly article with James Allworth.

Creativity  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Who Is Left on Hubski?

Name: Creativity

Location: France

Age: 25

Current Preoccupation: mobility, blockchain, starting to write?

Previous Preoccupations: student

I feel you. Before planning my trip to Canada & Alaska, I never did too much hiking except on rare occasions. I bought a tent and an inflatable mattress for the first time 2 months before this hike after some googling. Lets say you can learn those things quite fast!

If you have some questions regarding hiking, I would love to answer if I can help.

Thanks! It means a lot.

I would have done a few things differently.

If the context was the same (last minute decision to try this):

• I would have given me more time. I told my friends to reach for help if they didn’t hear anything from me 48 hours after I started. At first, I wanted to go and don’t tell anyone because I couldn’t imagine being one of those guys who would end up being rescued (happy that I managed to avoid that!). After reading on the internet that someone died in 2010 and that a lot of people ended up needing help, I thought it couldn’t hurt. Having the ‘48h-limit’ to do the round-trip put more pressure on me, if I had more time I would have slept near the Teklanika River and would have probably tried another crossing really early in the morning, where the water should have been slower and lower.

• I should have taken something to waterproof my backpack. I could have “easily” crossed the river where the hunter told me if I could swim a bit, even though the water was fast. Then I could just dry myself and change clothes to continue. Not being able to have a waterproof backpack there meant I would have ended up with wet clothes and no ability to change. As it was already late (5pm), I couldn’t count on the sun to dry me.

• I should have bought a map & compass as a back-up for direction.

If the context was different:

• I would have bought a Packraft to cross the river;

• I would have gone with someone.

The Adirondacks looks really nice!

What are your main fears regarding hikes like that?

When you come to Paris, send me a pm :)

I am dismissive of the creation of a narrative between Jamie Dimon comments on Bitcoin and the launch of the JPM Coin as if it’s something that doesn’t make sense. I might be naïve, but I take Jamie Dimon comments on Bitcoin at face-value: I believe that he thinks like that about Bitcoin, and that he isn’t playing a metagame here.

I agreed with Roubini in the sense that to my understanding, linking Jamie Dimon comments on Bitcoin and the launch of the JPM Coin is comparing apples and oranges (both projects are crypto, like those two are fruits, but they have not much in common besides that). I should have been more precise.

I mostly agree with you otherwise on your thoughts about JP Morgan and Jamie Dimon. It’s just that subset of the discussion with the link between Jamie Dimon comments on Bitcoin and the launch of the JPM coin that doesn’t resonate with me. It’s a catchy title and everything, but I still believe that him having that opinion about Bitcoin and JP Morgan launching the coin doesn’t contradict itself.

Yes it's crypto.

But can we be honest for a second and distinguish two subsets of crypto, one that is decentralized & permissionless vs one that is centralized and permissioned ? Can we agree that Jamie Dimon thinks the first one is going nowhere while he believes that the second one can optimize current processes ? Can we agree that we are not agreeing with this because both of us believes the first one will really change things (disruption) while the second one will only do some improvements ? Can we agree that since the beginning Jamie Dimon didn't change his line of thinking in regards to these two subsets ? Can we agree that creating a narrative as if he did isn't legitimate ?

This is from 13 oct. 2017, I'm lazy to try to find older direct comments from him :

I used the transcript from Youtube, here are some quotes from the video:

    The blockchain is a technology which is a good technology we actually use it it will be useful lot of different things god bless the blockchain. Crypto currencies and digital currencies I think are also fine you know JP more moves six trillion of dollars around the world every day we don't do it in cash it's done digitally. If we do it digitally with the blockchain so be it but it still be a dollar crypto currency. What I have an issue with is a non fiat crypto currency dollar so crypto sterling euro yen they're all fine

    So there is a use case for Bitcoin if you live in Venezuela North Korea if you're a criminal great great product I mean that is better than cash or deposits in that country Cuba

So, my point stands. Doesn't make sense to create a narrative against him for pointing out something as if he changed his mind. He didn't.

Do I still believe he lacks an understanding of crypto as a powerful tool to create new decentralized projects that will redefine how we use most services ? Yes. Can I blame him for launching a dollar-backed crypto-currency because it would contradict something he said in the past ? No, doesn't seem legitimate.

Basically, first time I agree with Roubini on crypto:

No need to fight, I can agree with you here and still state that the JPM blockchain project has nothing in common with Bitcoin except the word 'blockchain', thus it doesn't make sense to link the two events as if it's something that should create a narrative.

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