What education will look like pretty soon. And to think the article was written three years ago!
Bitcoin would be a calamity, not an economy. Fiat currency provides some forms of control, wherras Bitcoin does not.
An economy in which Bitcoin was the dominant currency would be a more volatile and harsher economy, in which the government would have limited tools to fight recessions and where financial panics, once started, would be hard to stop.
These findings indicate that processes of group identification and adaption take place in online forums in a similar way as in real life settings. The decrease in use of ‘I’ and increase in use of ‘we’ signals a collective identity formation within the forum. The increased use of ‘they’ signals increased distancing to one or more outgroups. The linguistic adaption is also a signal of normal group processes, showing that individuals in online forums want to be part of the group and hence adapts to the norms of the group.
— Read on From I to We: Group Formation and Linguistic Adaption in an Online Xenophobic Forum
Armies of ‘opinion shapers’” are now used on social media by the governments of 30 countries to support their agendas and attack detractors, according to a report by the nonprofit Freedom House.
What’s the proper response to this?
Microbial life, maybe. Still, it’s an intriguing prospect. But would we know it if we saw it?
It’s a tale as old as time. Updated for the 21st century with power couple John Cena and Nikki Bella. Still with a dash of Jane Austen.
Intel’s Movidius is a neural network compute add-on on a USB form factor. Around P5,000+, seems a bit pricey for a toy, but intriguing, nonetheless. I wonder what the use cases are.
The failed bike sharing revolution in China left behind tens of thousands of abandoned bicycles. The pictures have to be seen to be believed. Some look like tulip fields.
I discovered Sandstorm last week while searching for Slack alternatives for the company. What’s the best way to describe Sandstorm? It’s a virtual environment for hosting web applications. Think of it as your very own Google infra, where you can set up mail, blogs, chat, code repositories, file shares, and even games. And it can all be self-hosted.
I got it running over the weekend and I’m pretty impressed with the polish and ease of use. I have it installed on an internal server now and I’m going to see what the team’s response is tomorrow.