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When questions were asked about the wisdom of awarding event to Qatar, the punditry said "sport is a great unifier/this is how we change countries/footballers can be ambassadors/blah blah". Now, it's "their coutry, their rules/if you don't like it, you shouldn't have gone". 🧐twitter.com/kelvmackenzie/…O
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Only 6 weeks left to fail. Wen fail? Wen altcoin? 🤡@chamathh1
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This is a good thread, esp about 10,000 word blogposts twitter.com/M_Gauche/statu…
That is one of the social purposes of the technology that is fire alarms. A fire alarm does not merely tell you that there is possibly a fire. In many cases, you will already know that. A fire alarm gives everyone simultaneous social permission to acknowledge the fire and act.
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Comedy from Shell October: boss tells the govt to introduce a windfall tax to help the poor Govt does so November: boss threatens to pull investment in protest at windfall tax
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The only way to make Twitter DMs end-to-end encrypted would require one of the following: - redefine E2E to mean something that isn't actually end-to-end - make DMs a usability disaster for 99% of the population - block users from reading DMs in web browsers
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I genuinely don't remember miles of tweets on this site criticizing beauty pageants for girls on the grounds that they sexualize children, even though they blatantly do and even though they involve many more kids than any drag shows for children do.
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Except in *rare* cases, it seems like preprints are a terrible idea. This is a reason I hadn’t thought of. twitter.com/jackstilgoe/st…
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Pretty cool. You can ask you #midjourney #ai to take objects apart. Prompt: “knolling parts of a XXXX —v 4”
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When I covered @DigiEconomist's research on e-waste lots of people assured me that bitcoin miners remained profitable for ages twitter.com/zGuz/status/15…
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Start Up No.1906: Crypto lender Genesis in big trouble, Twitter redux, Euro MPs mandate EVs by 2035, Russia aims at Signal, and more dlvr.it/Sd9cfW
The parking lot at Disneyland #Paris just went #solar. 67,000 #solarpanels will make it one of the largest solar canopys in Europe. Time to give every parking lot a #solarpower upgrade. We have the solutions. Implement them. #ActOnClimate #climateAction #climate #energy
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Everyone’s sharing the “army vet wrestled shooter to the floor and someone else stamped on him with her high heels”, but I thought this was the more elegiac part of the story. Reminds me of a Joni Mitchell lyric from Chalk Mark In A Rain Storm. twitter.com/charlesarthur/…
Over the weekend, a verified account posing as FTX founder SBF posted dozens of copies of this deepfake video offering FTX users "compensation for the loss" in a phishing scam designed to drain their crypto wallets
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Genesis Timeline November 8: "No material net credit exposure" November 9: We lost $7M November 10: Okay, we have $175M locked in FTX November 16: Sorry, no withdrawals or new loans November 17: Okay, we need $1BN November 21: We'll go bankrupt without the money 👍
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Gah. Wordle 521 4/6* ⬜🟨🟩⬜🟩 ⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩 ⬜🟩🟩🟩🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
In today's @TheOverspill: when's the best time of day to exercise if you want to get the best results? Morning, afternoon or evening? theoverspill.blog/2022/11/22/gen…
first content I see after signing up on hive is a graphic hyping their user count & a meme celebrating like counts. that, plus the usual like/follower/etc counts reveals it's yet another metrics-centric growth-obsessed engagement-inducing same same as the rest of big social. yawn
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My “We have no plans to file bankruptcy imminently" tee-shirt is... twitter.com/BitcoinMagazin…
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The human face of moderation in the other increasingly bustling place
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Sources tell The Block crypto trading firm Genesis—which has been struggling to raise emergency capital to shore up its lending unit's liquidity profile—has slashed its raise target from $1bn to $500 million. As Bloomberg reported, it faces potential bankruptcy w/o funding.
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‘The experiences of combat still haunt him, he said, and the psychological and physical toll of the deployments were why he left the Army. He said he never thought he would have to deal with that kind of violence at home. “I was done with war,” he said.’ twitter.com/niubi/status/1…
Genesis warns of bankruptcy if they can't raise $1 billion November 21, 2022 web3isgoinggreat.com/?id=genesis-wa…
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According to the BBC, Qatar, a country where women’s rights and gay rights belong in a different century, is reportedly the 10th biggest landowner in the UK. Heathrow, Harrods and the Shard are among its investments. Britain is a place where dictatorships come to wash their dosh.
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FWIW, Facebook had 480m DAUs at IPO in 2011 - double Twitter’s last ‘mDAU’ number - and it had 3,200 FTEs. This isn’t directly comparable (not least that the moderation environment was very different), but it’s relevant. twitter.com/ZoeSchiffer/st…
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@ghostofmatias2 I'm not saying you should finance Coinbase instead of buying bitcoin. My point is that public capital markets won't finance $COIN for anything less than a 17% yield (currently), while tens of millions of users are happy to be unsecured creditors for $COIN at 0%.
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Was talking with four e-car enthusiasts and likely buyers today - none will now consider a @Tesla. "It just screams asshole." This is a recent phenomenon. twitter.com/JoeConason/sta…
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We’ve just left a major Chinese city after spending a day filming a story about a Covid outbreak. Less than 3 hours later our locally hired driver was taken into the police station and told he couldn’t leave until revealing what he was doing with foreign media.
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Back in December here was Tom Emmer: “Sounds like you’re doing a lot to make sure there is no fraud or other manipulation, thank you Mr. Bankman-Fried.” mobile.twitter.com/RepTomEmmer/st…
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Throwback to when Novak Djokovic won his first ATP World Tour title in the Netherlands in 2006 and his prize was an iPod 🎧�sh
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Start Up No.1905: Holmes gets 11 years, where FTX depositors go to panic, the people who want to – but won’t – leave Twitter, and more dlvr.it/Sd6XNV
Narrow escape. Wordle 520 6/6* ⬜⬜⬜🟨⬜ ⬜⬜🟨⬜⬜ ⬜🟨🟩⬜⬜ 🟨⬜🟩⬜🟨 🟩🟨🟩⬜🟨 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
In today's @TheOverspill: keeping Daylight Saving Time year-round in the US would save the lives of lots of deer - and a number of people. Isn't it about time to change? theoverspill.blog/2022/11/21/hol…
Ethan perfectly describes how social warming works. The problem is that algorithms look for "engagement", and we’re suckers for engaging with toxic (outraging) content - the Brady & Crockett paper is great on this. So I wrote a book… twitter.com/emollick/statu…
@charlesarthur In the US we have shrink-wrap film- you attach it to the inside of the window with tape, and then hit it with a hair dryer to stretch it out- works really well, and doesn't look bad, the wrinkles come out. duckbrand.com/products/weath…
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3yr old: Where does poo come from? Me(making it simple):You just had lunch Her: Yes Me:The food goes into your mouth & into your tummy.Our body takes all the good stuff and the rest goes to our bottom & when you go to the toilet that comes out as poo Stunned silence Her:& Tigger?
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Here we are, found it. This tweet and the subsequent HCU (Hallmark Christmas Universe) is one of my favourite Twitter things ever. Every single reply just ends up getting funnier and funnier. Maybe if Twitter doesn't die it's time a sequel twitter.com/TNeenan/status…
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The only generation where the majority still supports Brexit are the over 65s. The idea that it can be "settled" while that is true is laughable.
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Can Brexiteers not see that if their explanation for why Brexit isn't going well is four consecutive PMs - one of them the leader of the Leave campaign - haven't done it properly, reasonable people might conclude the problem is the project itself, not how it has been implemented? twitter.com/_HenryBolton/s…
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@charlesarthur But I thought that Steve Barclay said this morning that he wanted clinical staff to spend less time on admin. As well as some guff about making buildings more efficient.
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Strange how this stuff is never offered as "doctors and nurses to spend more time on tedious admin that could be done by non-specialised staff rather than using their trained skills". As for dropping targets - what a sneaky way to hide failure.
BREAKING: @DCGco owes $1.1B to Genesis via a previously undisclosed promissory note that has been hidden from potential investors. **now we know why DCG is doing a $1B raise, and is getting rebuffed. @Grayscale assets are the only assets receiving any meaningful interest.
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