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(copied from Twitter):There comes a time when you have to choose between
turning the page
and closing the book.
—Josh Jameson

Photo | Grace Kelly
by Leigh Weiner

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🕊️ "Make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous #cooperation without ecological damage or disadvantage to anyone," thus #increasing the #quality of life for all people.

— Buckminster Fuller

Have you contributed already?

#Buckminster #Fuller #WorldGame #educational #simulation #future #peace

Mackerel sky - Austin, Texas, USA 2019-07-06 evening

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The New York Times have been on Universal Music for covering up the fire that destroyed an extreme number of original master recordings.

They released a list of artists that may be affected. The list is sobering.

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Austin: ACTLab Conference is a space where creators and hackers can share knowledge, show off their creations, and generally revel in the joy of making! It starts tomorrow 6/28 and is sponsored by Electronic Frontier Alliance group @EFFaustin.

Learning zsh. Lesson 1: most docs are top down so it took me 2hrs to convert a simple PS1 prompt to PROMPT. Also got lost in the LSCOLORS forest.So converting from bash will be a process.

bash -> zsh. this should be easy to win and by that I mean not so easy.

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sven birkerts - @svenbirkerts: "The world is a den of thieves, and night is falling. Evil breaks its chains and runs through the world like a mad dog..No one escapes. Therefore...[L]et us be kind, generous, affectionate and good. It is... not at all shameful to take pleasure in the little world."

I. Bergman
/another little gem from Twitter

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the real issues of how data is made, and the real issues of what computation is and how it happens (energy, material) seem *really central* to me in these questions about the future of "artificial intelligence" & it's strange to me that in these two widely read essays the issues don't come up AT ALL. (and I'm not just talking about bias, representation, fairness, etc. in particular—I'm thinking about what costs are being hidden & externalized in treating Big Data Set X like it's the real world)

Two questions about transparency.

When we all live in glass houses
Will we stop throwing stones?

And when we dig up the bodies,
What will we do with the bones?

From Paul Holdengraber on Twitter - @holdengraber: “We live with mystery, but we don’t like the feeling. I think we should get used to it.”
~ Mark Strand
Born on this day, in 1934

thanks to .⁦@parisreview⁩

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