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Coincidence? I think not. ↓
Maybe so but how many product recalls does it come with? ↓
"silly little smartphone" ↓
Is social media 'moderation' an unsolvable problem? socialwarming.substack.com/p/do-you-trust…
Are we still supposed to pretend England is a powerhouse of football?
Meanwhile, This Is America, an annual reminder. ↓
“…NYC residents consider what they are thankful for” (You’d be free to add or subtract.) timeout.com/newyork/news/2…
Nothing to see here, just a series of unfortunate events, not a matter of avarice and fraud. Regulation disrupts innovation. There's no money in regulation. Regulation kills jobs. Regulation is dead, get over it. twitter.com/lizrhoffman/st…
PSA: Sufficiently advanced missing is indistinguishable from stolen. #EuphemismsWillKillUs
Don’t know the facts/biases involved here, but a decent example of a short and straightforward accounting of the failing of a (AI) startup after 8 years. kite.com/blog/product/k…
Microsoft could have sewn up the Personal Mobility market a long time ago if only the transportation department gave @stevesi a permit for open-air trials…and other surface details. …rdcoresoftware.learningbyshipping.com/p/107-surface
Would anyone really care if Si Mac Pros do not ship this year?
If a President does it it's not a crime, why not a billionaire? nbcnews.com/think/opinion/…
Why would someone put money into an unregulated, opaque blackbox they didn’t understand, and if they did understand, why would they be called “investors”? Iconic. ↓
When you're a star, they let you run for president after you attempted a coup. What a country!
In America, which would get you a 11+ year prison sentence? a) Fraud b) Jaywalking c) Coup d'état d) Crypto Ponzi scheme
Woke justice in service of cancel culture! twitter.com/JohnCarreyrou/…
Has it finally as come to this? Can Twitter solve its myriad problems faster than Mastodon can solve its myriad problems, say, by summer of 2023? Even odds?
Derivatives, subprime, bitcoin, ICOs, gig economy, NFTs, crypto…what’s next for snake oil? Metaverse real estate? Indulgences?
Taking inventory as one does, turns out I’ve had a four-year old Mastodon account: @[email protected] A dormant Tumblr account from another decade: counternotions.tumblr.com And an upcoming blog: counternotions.com
1. Shut Twitter down for 3-6 months 2. “Fix” it or create a “new” product 3. Relaunch it with great fanfare to an anxiously waiting populace 4. Profit?
Let’s have perspective: just the market cap lead of the #1 company ($AAPL) over #2 ($MSFT) is larger than the entire market cap of $TSLA. ($2.4B – $1.8 > $578)
Regrettably, the new mayor elect of Los Angeles starts her victory speech with blatant misinformation…by referring to LA as the "greatest city".
ElOhEl, who's going to tell him the moon landing was staged at a Hollywood studio?! ↓ twitter.com/Jack_Raines/st…
Never liked the app Evernote and how it was mismanaged over the years. However, I've been a big fan of their name and logo, and said so many times on this website. An ignominious, but ultimately self-inflicted end?
How many people are there on planet earth who'd pay $100 for a season of Major League Soccer, if not already an Apple TV+ subscriber (then $80)?
Gerrymandering : Politics :: Antitrust : Economics Which is the more urgent problem to solve?
Yes, but who dressed better? ↓
Blockchain…'tis the future, pass it on. ↓ afr.com/companies/fina…
At this point, I feel it's entirely possible for California vote counting not to be finished by 2024 general elections and no one to really notice.
Affective altruism? Still early days. twitter.com/ZeeshanAleem/s…
Flux capacitor, Lennon-Ono complementarity, and galactica.ai (LLMs keep on giving.) garymarcus.substack.com/p/a-few-words-…
This timepiece is a dual timer. It keeps time in both the universe we know and live in and…the Metaverse. Hence the toggle. Enjoy the rest of your day.
This is an ‘analog timepiece’ or a watch, as we’d call it. But, without googling, can you guess what that orange toggle button does? ↓
“Zan, Zendegi, Azadi”
“I’m going to win the election and accept that result.”
Should it be OK for a citizen who didn't speak English to become a U.S. Senator? How about a citizen who couldn't pass a middle/high school entrance exam?
Talk fast. Make bold, undated predictions. Exploit others’ short memories. Regurgitate current memes. Use lots of numbers, inflate them. Keep abstracting contexts. Employ imaginary scarecrow props. When in doubt refer to your origin story. Repeat. Talk fast.
Planetary altruism.
Bloomberg: “FTX's Sam Bankman-Fried Faces SEC Probe as His Empire Crumbles // SEC investigates whether he violated securities rules” (C'mon, this isn’t necessary. He’s already said he’s sorry several times.)
Anthony Scaramucci, founder of SkyBridge Capital: “Sam Bankman-Fried is the new John Pierpont Morgan he is bailing out cryptocurrency markets the way the original J.P. Morgan did after the crisis of 1907.” (How many Scaramucci seconds did that last?)
So what have we learned? ↓
Also, an alt-definition of 'delusion', but I digress. twitter.com/garyvee/status…
So the guy who couldn't sell a few smart displays or smartwatches is going to create a trillion-dollar Metaverse? Fascinating. ↓ twitter.com/Techmeme/statu…
"Elizabeth Holmes and her legal defense team are asking for an 18-month period of house arrest, as opposed to the maximum 80 years of potential jail time the Theranos founder faces." (That's what we call a robust delta.)
"A new required course at Russia’s universities on “fundamentals of Russian statehood” raises fears of indoctrination." insidehighered.com/news/2022/11/1…
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