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    He said too many homes have been built in Turkey.

Hardly. The economy in Turkey is simply suffering under an authoritarian government.

I'm also reading Bad Blood right now. It's an excellent book. I think Theranos exemplified everything wrong with the technology sector right now.

King of Tokyo is like a better version of Yahtzee with cartoon monsters.

Republicans have attempt to frame this as a trial, with a corresponding burden of proof, and politicize any attempts to (correctly) frame this as an interview for a job.

The apps here are a good start: https://fossdroid.com/ You'll find alternatives or replacements for most things.

You can follow YouTube channels via RSS using your own feed reader, and watch the videos via a 3rd party app. That cuts down on essentially all of the YouTube junk, like comments and recommended videos, and significantly limits their tracking.

Here's a really comprehensive list of privacy-respecting, free software alternatives: https://degooglisons-internet.org/en/list/

I've mostly quit Reddit, and I'm much happier because of it.

I'm also reading a lot more books, thanks in no small part to the excellent recommendations from folks here in the intermittent #bookthread.

The world has gone mad in the last 2 years, but this is place is a marvelous sanctuary.

dublinben  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: How WhatsApp Destroyed A Village

    Vicious Rumors Spread Like Wildfire On WhatsApp — And Destroyed A Village

    In July, residents of a rural Indian town saw rumors of child kidnappers on WhatsApp. Then they beat five strangers to death.

People spread rumors. People destroyed a village. People beat five strangers to death.

The people involved in this need to take responsibility for their actions, or this will never improve. Pointing the blame at a foreign technology company is a cop out.

dublinben  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: August 29, 2018

I've accepted that life is too short to continue reading books that I find "boring." There isn't enough time to finish all the ones I'm going to enjoy, so why waste time reading ones that I don't?

I think the bigger point is that the <1000 person towns in BFE, Mississippi themselves are barely hanging on, and are on their way out. Dollar General is just a symptom of the demise of these small towns, not the primary cause.

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