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"We only become what we are by the radical and deep-seated refusal of that which others have made of us." -- John Paul Sartre

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Sarcasm is the last refuge of the imaginatively bankrupt. It's sad, sorry, terrible -- and really funny.

And I fancy how you can't tell whether I'm being sarcastic or serious.

More proof we live in a novel: if Hal Finney is , that means the creator of the first usable is presently cryogenically frozen (usually at -196 °C) of in liquid

Plot twist: since Alcor switched to early this millennium which requires controlled temperatures higher than LN₂, his head is actually cryogenically frozen in a freezer in which air is gaseous.

"If, one day we can think of nothing more to do and our current activities seem pointless, we will have the option of ending our lives. Alternatively, we might change ourselves so radically that, although someone continues to live, it’s unclear that it’s us. But we cannot know in advance when we will reach that point. To throw away what may be a vastly long stretch of joyful living on the basis that forever must bring boredom and stagnation would be a terrible error."

-- Max Moore

Anyone out there actually using an ICO-based project? 🧐 Like backing up to Sia or Storj or using a tokenized service/protocol for real stuff? 

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Your typical desktop or laptop has a lot of resources to spare. Your typical mobile device has none. Mobile promotes a client/server mainframe/dumb-term architecture for fundamental technical reasons.

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Websites are places.
Websites are inherently public.
Websites are inhabited.
Websites are local
Websites are cultural artifacts.
Websites are constructed.
Websites age.
Websites exist within frameworks.
Websites are made by individuals, by collectives or by large-scale project groups
Websites are inevitable.

Whew. Apparently I'm not the only one creeped out by people (mis-)applying to human beings or anything else animate. Wait long enough and all inanimate objects will be KonMarified, too. The net's overflowing with these memes. My favorite so far 👇

Mobile devices really are thin clients -- teched-up "dumb terminals for the cloud." Since the cloud is Mainframe 2.0, mobile devices are the "glass TTY" (e.g. VT100) 2.0.

The mobile revolution is by far the most powerful driver of centralization in the last 10-15 years.

What is beauty in ?

People usually equate beauty with perfection, but perfection is boring and shallow. It works very well when you want to sell a product, but I don't think it has anything to do with art. interesting and often-overlooked micro-niche that's actually much bigger and growing faster than I thought.

Communion with nature strengthens both body and soul; isolation from nature causes both to atrophy.

- Mark Purcell

> Hegelian dialectic, Marxist analysis, Deconstruction, and other theoretical tools used in social and media criticism…

It's all just mental masturbation.

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