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goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

My god... this article is LONG but amazing...


    "...even if this new form of identity became ubiquitous, it wouldn’t present the same opportunities for abuse and manipulation that you find in the closed systems that have become de facto standards. I might allow a Facebook-style service to use my social map to filter news or gossip or music for me, based on the activity of my friends, but if that service annoyed me, I’d be free to sample other alternatives without the switching costs. An open identity standard would give ordinary people the opportunity to sell their attention to the highest bidder, or choose to keep it out of the marketplace altogether."

So, like, the incredible algorithm that Spotify uses, could get access to my entire social feed, and provide me with suggestions and playlists that are informed from my every musical passion since childhood.

That's .... that's a killer app, right there ...

goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

I'm still getting my head around the full magnitude of blockchain technology, but I have the feeling that science can benefit from it, as well.

Someone does basic science research. It is validated. This creates the first block in the blockchain.

Other experiments are built upon the same research, thereby building the blockchain of scientific validity.

It seems this would be an excellent application of the "contract-like" mechanism of the blockchain. Each scientific experiment is a clause in the "contract" that leads to the eventual scientific conclusion, like human-cause climate change.

You can't debunk it, because every block in the chain is validated.

I know there are holes in this thinking I know, but every scientific experiment is, in effect, a social contract: I have performed this experiment with diligence and here are the steps for how I did it so you can get the same results.

If someone who understands blockchains better than I do could help me get my head around this (veen, kleinbl00), I'd love to hear it.

#bugski for mk

This post of mine that I am commenting on, has several responses. The responses never showed up in my list, or lit up the Hubski wheel, so I never went back to the conversation to participate with the other commenters.

However, I have gotten notifications on replies to OTHER posts of mine, both before and after this one.

This indicates to me that there is something wrong with this specific post, or my comment on this specific post.

Just wanted to flag that for you. FYI.

Or the spaceplane is flying along just fine, and was never actually a satellite at all.

As if I needed a reason to love the Dutch even more...

I don't listen to podcasts any more, I guess. The Apple app is poop. The Apple sound ecosystem - that decides to drop the audio for 5 seconds every time an alert comes in - is not conducive or supportive of listening along uninterrupted.

And if I hear one more person ramble on for 10 minutes about their personal life, and then say, "So, let's drop right in then, shall we?" I'm gonna shove so many earbuds up their ass they'll pop.

Loved listening to Mark Maron's "WTF", except I couldn't give a shit about his life, and got tired of trying to scrub forward 20 minutes to get to the damn interview, while trying to keep one eye on traffic and not crash into a school bus full of children.

Loved listening to "Things You Missed in History Class" but just kinda petered out on it.

Truly loved "In Our Time". The incredible range of topics, guests, and skill of Melvyn Bragg's technique for eliciting key quotes and ideas from his panel of guests, to move the story forward.

Used to listen to RadioLab, ReplyAll, More Perfect, and The Green Line... but I just can't hear another story about moronic political shit, or listen to another manufactured-emotions tear-jerker as a new broadcasting student tries all the knobs and dials on tear-jerker storytelling tropes, all in one episode.

Nowadays, i write really nasty, angry punk songs on guitar, and stream music on Spotify.

goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 10, 2018

I told a couple of people, and then quickly realized this was a bad idea.

I don't mention it any more. Except... well... now.

You have uncovered my devious plan to improve ALL mental healthcare in the US, under the guise of reducing suicide deaths by gun. (Seriously.)

goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 10, 2018

ROFL!! Great idea! Charcuterie!

Mostly I have been grilling a big steak, cubing it up, and using it in salads throughout the week. And grating cheese on the salads. And using vinegar and oil dressings.


goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 10, 2018

Thanks! I have a stationary exercise bike that I will be starting to use for low-impact cardio next week. Watch "Big Bang Theory" and pedal.

Once I get down maybe 20lbs, I should be able to bring in regular yoga, which I am SUPER jazzed about.

goobster  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: January 10, 2018

The rate of weight loss isn't a problem, at this point. I'm still taking in plenty of calories, and the early losses will not be indicative of losses over time. It'll stabilize to a reasonable pace once the "easy" sources of fuel have been exhausted.

As far as Fallout goes, it's on the XBox One S. Which is flaky enough. I don't want to mod it and make it even more flaky.

So... my settlements have a couple of measures of vitality, including Food, Water, Defense, Beds, etc. I got all that taken care of. So then I saw I could install a "Trader Stand". But I needed to be a Level 2 Community Organizer, or some shit, before I could build it. And Community Organizer is not something I can put my experience points in to, and can't seem to find any way to level up in the game, so... ah fuck it... time to kill another Behemoth.

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