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fallingsaucer  ·  170 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: "Any company big enough to start its own currency is just too big."

Stuck behind a paywall, but I’ll have to say I disagree with the conclusion. The idea that a company has to be any particular size to be able to start a block chain currency is bonkers. Also, it is supposed to be backed by the American dollar, so it’s really just a different way, a bit further removed, of competing with PayPal.

Don’t get me wrong, Facebook starting up a pseudo decentralized cytocurrency puts up all sorts of red flags considering how much they care about privacy. Perhaps it will be a good thing that allows us to have a greater swath of the population exposed to the idea of crypto currencies. May be the users will switch over to a better, and more private currency later on.

fallingsaucer  ·  171 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: BUILD...THE...WALL(ordrown)!!! BUILD...THE...WALL(ordrown)!!! BUILD...THE...

This is still in its infancy and needs tons of looking into, but I know that there is theoretically a way to build lintestone with our CO2 emissions and calcium rich water. Perhaps some structure can be slowly built with this is mind.

fallingsaucer  ·  179 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Jon Stewart Slams Lawmakers For Not Attending 9/11 Victims Hearing : NPR

Man do I miss Jon Stewart. Few people can take the bull by the horns and make him look a fool with jest.

fallingsaucer  ·  200 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: LET'S GO SHOOT AN ASTEROID, Y'ALL

Sick and surreal. Imagine when you're gone and your descendants ask what you were like when you alive, and your grandkid tells how you were so bad you shot down an asteroid. What?? That's out of this world crazy.

fallingsaucer  ·  254 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Who Is Left on Hubski?

Name: El sauce

20: Nashville, Tn

Age: 25

Current Preocupation: turning big, complex situations into concrete, sprecific plans forward. AKA:life US and local politics, Coalition building, Soccer coaching, worrying about bills, positivity, 9-5 data entry, community building

Previous preoccupation: self loathing, panic, people who waste my time, 9-5 data entry, soccer coaching

fallingsaucer  ·  255 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 27, 2019

I’ve taken a hiatus from here for a long while. There’s something about getting offline and injecting yourself with real world experiences that satisfies your search for clarity. Of course I still have questions but I’ve crossed off the goals from my college years and began a new path. It’s one I’m excited for and that’s reinvigorating after some tough life experience.

I’ve taken my psychology degree and done more to better take care of myself than just about anything else. Practicing positivity has become a serious endeavor. A world of possibilities opens up when you throw off the chains of “realism” as I used to call it.

fallingsaucer  ·  354 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Loneliest Generation: Americans, More Than Ever, Are Aging Alone

That could be interesting. A group devoted to communion while creating something that benefits others.

fallingsaucer  ·  354 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Loneliest Generation: Americans, More Than Ever, Are Aging Alone

What has been shown is that happiness is positively correlated with community. As a society, we has placed consumerism higher on our lists of priorities than engaging with one another. So much so, that as we've grown, the places where community exists have closed down and out-competed by restaurants and shopping while further development is choked out due to suburban sprawl. We have spaces for work, shopping, libraries for learning, sports centers and movie theaters for entertainment. We must invest in our cities by creating spaces for community to sprout roots and grow. We need to build spaces for where the encounter of unfamiliar individuals allows us to be confronted by unfamiliar worldviews and new ideas. When you're told to "get out more", where do they think that we can go? From what substrate does community and thus culture and innovation grow upon?

Solving this predicament is my overall goal. The polarization and animosity pervasive in our society, our inability to come together and collaborate with those who may have opposing views or who are of foreign characteristic in some way, is I think massively dependent upon our inability to physically encounter others, and thus their beliefs, wisdom, and creativity. I think that if we can achieve that, meaning in life takes care of itself.

fallingsaucer  ·  733 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: YouTube promises to increase content moderation staff to over 10K in 2018

I'll believe it when I see it. YouTube (google) doesn't care much anymore.

Fan freaking tastic post. I couldn't figure out how to find all of the NPR sponsors, so I've just been listening to the radio and writing them down.

I'm aware of the Nature Conservatory. I'll look into these other names. Thanks for the help.

Thanks for the links. I'm well aware of how tough it is, believe me. Its almost been a year looking for real work, but my interests have to something I do have schooling in. Which means I just don't know where to look for this sort of thing as compared to neurostuff. The career search hasn't yet slapped me in the face on this new front, because I didn't know the organizations to job search for. Hell I don't have a full grasp of what query terms I should plug into search engines. What is apparent to me is that I'm competitive for the kinds positions I hope to apply to.

Looks like it could be a way to get experience via volunteering. It will give me political connections for when I get my own organization up and running. I don't intend to do the vlogging thing anyhow; I don't have that kind of expertise. I merely want to contribute to a cause I see as important with the skills my psychology degree and experience has provided. There may yet be better options..

You're right. I'm going to check out a political party and see if I can contribute that way.

fallingsaucer  ·  796 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: If thoughts could kill?

Thanks for rubbing my lamp. haha

fallingsaucer  ·  796 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: If thoughts could kill?

WHO HAS DISTURBED MY SLUMBER

The survival of populations is due to the diversity within those populations and how isolated, and somewhat thusly protected, they are. How easy is it to fairly elect a madman or a sane person with a dark agenda? It is unclear with whom the management of the health of the system ought to be left , but what is clear is that we routinely ignore those with legitimate expertise in relevant topics to instead revere the loudest bullhorn.

We must increase the average exposure of alien groups and ideas to the most isolated cultures because we know that when we are put in a diverse environment, tolerance proliferates. In the last decade, the United States has become increasingly more polarized. The answer can be found by thinking in a social engineering paradigm. Our supposedly culturally enriching social media resources have instead erected walls between us and created echo chambers of opinion.

If we cannot come together and make enough of a change to save ourselves here on Earth, then to find refuge on some backwoods exoplanet to begin a second chance civilization we must.