Will Crypto Crash (Again)?
It’s not what you don’t know that hurts you, it’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.
Hong Kong is consistently ranked the world’s least affordable property market. As of the end of March, there were 270,000 applicants on the waiting list for public rental housing; the average waiting time for families or single elderly applicants was five years and one month.
Internet ---> Business ---> Perception ---> Autonomous
There is a thriving online community of ardent linguaphiles who are, or who aspire to become, polyglots; for inspiration, they look to Facebook groups, YouTube videos, chat rooms, and language gurus like Richard Simcott, a charismatic British hyperpolyglot who orchestrates the annual Polyglot Conference.
All this desire for fame and prestige is truly a waste of time. Get your 15 minutes of fame to satisfy your curiosity. Maybe get 30 minutes just to be sure. Soak up the thrill. Then let it go.
aim to make your work, little contributions to the world — just unique and useful.
There’s just so much more behind this new wave of technology and innovation that I’m sure will take over our society in due time
“Act that you use humanity, whether in your own person or in the person of any other, always at the same time as an end, never merely as a means.”
Our phones are our greatest vulnerability
3 reasons to be optimist about AI
1) The field is suffused with hype.
2) nature of work - human touch required
3) automation should also encourage demand
The brain tries to conserve as much energy as it can. And while practice is easy, deliberate practice is not.
The only way to get better at a task is through deliberate practice. The idea is simple: instead of avoiding pain, you dive in.
'I never said she stole my money'
now fifure out what I actually mean 😵
It's ok to be antisocial! 😁
Sociality is no pinnacle of evolution. It’s just another result of the process.
nudge theory, and how simple blue panels are designed to save lives.
Six Dimensions of Humor
Humor is only one layer that a writer must consider. To produce good writing you need to simultaneously balance about… oh, eighteen layers of technique at the same time. Luckily, most of this happens as an automatic process.
3. Messenger matches message
5. Reading level
6. Conversational style
9. Branding (of the author)
10. Intelligence (write slightly smarter than the reader)
13. Tense (past, current, future)
14. Whose point of view?
15. Editing (grammar, spelling, vocabulary)
17. Hypnosis layer (this is just me)
businesses should try to protect themselves with basic steps like updating software and adding two-factor authentication, so even if scammers steal account credentials they can't wreak instant havoc
for those struggling with ego issues 👊
Good stuff by Mark Manson.
The reason most STD information is absolutely terrifying is because 1) terrifying information sells in the media and 2) religious nuts don’t want anybody to have fun.
We do a dismal job of sex education in our culture. And one product of ignorance is fear.
A CALL TO LIVE LIFE WITH PASSION.
"By wit and by grit—and by wig—Rojas created one of the most singular films, working out of his parents' living room in the early 1990s. With just a camcorder and costumes, playing every role— man, woman, and child—he shot and edited a four-hour, 52-scene production without anyone else's assistance. In it, Rojas talks to himself; he shoots himself; he even kisses himself in the film's most incredible example of trick photography."
Tip: The smartest among them will have more safe investments than riskier investments because they know that long-term investing is best.
Japan never ceases to fascinate me.
"Like many aspects of Japanese society, rental relatives are often explained with reference to the binary of honne and tatemae, or genuine individual feelings and societal expectations. Authenticity and consistency aren’t necessarily valued for their own sake, and the concealment of authentic honne behind conventional tatemae is often construed as an act of unselfishness and sociability, rather than of deception or hypocrisy."
“Euthanasia” involves the physician ending a patient’s life, whereas “physician-assisted death” or “medical aid in dying” involves a doctor prescribing lethal drugs for a patient to end their own life. To date, five countries have legalized euthanasia.
That's the thing about flossing. It's a common sense thing to do. If you don't floss, you only clean 60 percent of your teeth's surfaces. Imagine you left 40 percent of your body unshowered. Even if there were a couple articles circulating around Twitter about how that might be OK, wouldn't you still feel gross about your hygiene?
The success of memes like the alt-right’s Pepe the Frog and ISIS’s one-finger salute points to political memes’ probable future function: spreading propaganda. They’re visual, and pictures often skip right over reason and punch your brain right in the truth center.
Time on Earth may be uncertain and fleeting, but nearly everyone has enough of it to take some deep breaths, think deep thoughts and smell some roses, deeply. “Life is long if you know how to use it,”
The best thing you can do for your business, then, is to do great work and market it. That’s the ultimate calling card. Deeds are better than words (and books are, by definition, words).
Cypherpunks believe that privacy is a fundamental human right, including privacy from governments. They understand that the weakening of a system's security for any reason, including access by "trusted authorities", makes the system insecure for everyone who uses it.
When we lie, it's not always a conscious or rational choice. We want to lie and we want to benefit from our lying, but we want to be able to look in the mirror and see ourselves as good, honest people.
AI 1 - 0 Humans
1. Communicate with website visitors
2. Conduct research
3. Qualify your leads
4. Organize your team
5. Personalize the user experience
6. Integrate bots with messaging platforms
7. Sell your products
8. Get demographics and psychographics
9. Increase engagement by starting a conversation
Srsly, would you care if a story you read in a newspaper or online was "written" by a machine rather than a stressed-out hack? 😐
amazing what $100 or less could get you these days
"We don't trust the government, don't go to church or synagogue, don't trust banks, and now we no longer trust tech companies."
The benefits of having a long-term goal are that it’s both motivating and it primes you to look for opportunities. The downside, though, is that it isn’t very specific. It’s hard to take action on. Hence, the need for a North Star ⭐️
going to the dentist = taking a timeout
who'd knew? 😆
St Apollonia 😇
there is a war on, and except for the low level of actual killing, it is a real war, not an allegorical or metaphoric one
These tips are 👍
- Create a “Banned Words” List
- Avoid “I think,” “I believe,” “It seems,” and other Weak Phasings
- Create People and Avatars, not Descriptions
Modified Bass for the win
Orthognathic Surgery in layman explanation
“Thanks, but this is a pass for me.”
Rubbish - a major issue in the world, folks
nice angle, to call out on past predictions if they valid
even coffee, but ain't no stopping me