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Bird, the scooter company, is not making money. Uber and Lyft are similarly and systemically unprofitable. This model is catastrophic not just for individual companies, but for their competitors who have to make money. Amazon has created a much less competitive and brittle retail sector. Netflix’s money-losing business is ruining Hollywood.

Endless money-losing is a variant of counterfeiting, and counterfeiting has dangerous economic consequences.

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The people that do the work in organizations are increasingly excluded from the decision-making about the work.

I once worked for a company that dabbled in, among other things, software and language technology. I was one of the (computational) linguists. The management were all based in another city but came to visit our office every once in a while. We were going out for beers and, while waiting for a taxi, the CEO decided to make a little conversation with me. He started by asking me: “What is this “testing” stuff you all keep nagging about?” I didn’t really know what to say…

I could tell you some other pretty scary stories about this work experience, but I’d better not.
Honest fishermen (and of course chickens) FTW! :chicken:

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DeGoogling YouTube: Invidious lets you watch YouTube videos without ads and with more privacy.

Invidious acts as an intermediary between you and YouTube and plays videos without JavaScript. This also means privacy, that is Google will not be able to record you!

Thanks to a Firefox addon, we can automatically change all youtube link to invidious instead, even the embed ones on webpages and social media!

https://invidio.us/

I’m trying it out at the moment with the recommended Firefox plugin. Seems to work!

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It’s not important, but I love it when my day starts with SAFE :heart:

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SEC Orders Blockchain Company to Pay $24 Million Penalty for Unregistered ICO

https://www.sec.gov/news/press-release/2019-202

EOS just got sued by the SEC

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15 posts were split to a new topic: Possible risks to Maidsafecoin, Safecoin and other cryptos from the regulators

Edit: why go after the numbers?

They exploited this to issue themselves 17 names:

  • 11111.eth
  • 123.eth
  • 1234.eth
  • 123456.eth
  • 22222.eth
  • 33333.eth
  • 55555.eth
  • 666666.eth
  • 888.eth
  • 888888.eth
  • 99999.eth
  • apple.eth
  • defi.eth
  • facai.eth
  • love.eth
  • pay.eth
  • wallet.eth
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Elizabeth Warren maybe wants (if she becomes president) to break up big tech companies like Facebook, Microsoft, Google and Amazon. Zuckerberg (and Bill Gates) don’t agree of course.

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Elon speaking after the announcement to Everyday Astronaut about management and how he has pressed ahead so fast.

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Interesting discussion about what happens when you push any one part of input/output to an extreme (in this case NIC)

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=21117885

The discussion is of the article “DARPA seeks to create new networking approaches to accelerate distributed application performance by 100x”

https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2019-09-26

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Nano currency is going to use new kind of PoW instead some kind of version blake-2b to increase antispam security. As SafeNetwork have also free transactions it might be good tool to protect network if spam will be issue. The main target was reduce transactions per second on high powerful HW like ASIC servers, but remain easy to solve on mobile and office desktop.


Edit: Add point of attack
https://github.com/tromp/cuckoo/blob/master/doc/Nano_PoW

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Like Youtube and others: stricter policies on Reddit now in the hope to get more advertisement money in the future.

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I heard that right horse riding was because when there is a car with two horses the horse rider had to use with the right hand the whip so he doesn’t hit the people behind in the car. From that they drove on the left side so the whip doesnt hit the people walking on the side. So in england right side driver left side on the road

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We’re not hurtling anywhere. We are there now. Just because all these dystopias don’t look exactly like in the movies or exactly the same in all countries, it doesn’t mean they are not here yet.

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