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Liz Warren on birdsite

Once again, we’re seeing Facebook throw its hands up to battling misinformation in the political discourse, because when profit comes up against protecting democracy, Facebook chooses profit.

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Finally! Go get!

Via Farnam Street on birdsite

Volume 1 of our book on mental models and general thinking concepts is now available on Kindle!

Vera Rubin. Hero. ’Nuff said!

Mika McKinnon on Twitter: "It’s time for Vera Rubin story time. If you haven’t heard of her until today, this is your lucky day." / Twitter

In situations like this weekend, when values meet money, I worry just how many companies are capable of choosing the former?

The China Cultural Clash

You are an awesomely, good egg, @mwlucas

And a huge inspiration to me too!

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Author reveals all!

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Sometimes in programming we expect one result but get another.

We call this boolshit.

You can only walk because the ground presses against your foot with the same force that your foot presses against the ground. In the same way, the tension between irreconcilable ideas, the pressure of paradox, creates a place on which you can stand, and better discover meaning and truth.

Sunday Firesides: Truth Is Found in Tension; Power Is Created in Paradox | The Art of Manliness

The impact of externalities is what Taleb hammers on about, when he talks about Skin in the Game

Externalities: Why We Can Never Do “One Thing”

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If you call RMS a hero of free software, you're protecting a person who has committed pervasive sexual harassment.

You're declaring that code is more important than human beings.

You're declaring that the many well-documented cases of him driving folks out of open source are less important than Emacs.

I don't need to know you.

You don't meet my standards for friendship. Or tolerating.

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not rid of RMS yet 

So RMS resigned as head of the FSF, but he's still head of the GNU Project? (

GP is a wholly owned subsidiary of the FSF.

I call bullshit.

The FSF board is actively weaseling around RMS being cast out from polite society.

On a break.
Will be back when I’m back :)

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