A thing I posted on the no-longer-bird app a few years ago. I feel like I keep encountering this phenomenon to this day:
"RFPs put people in competition with each other, they do not encourage collaboration" - panelist at a public health event I am attending But doesn't any funding mechanism that has a fixed amount of money to give away put people in competition with each other? What are the best ways to minimize this?
This biography is fascinating. Particularly the contrast between opposition to extreme anti-Semitism and statism and military aggression, and consistent ongoing support for expansive German territorial claims. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Friedrich_Goerdeler
Yeah I pretty much agree. The combination of the US being chronically better than the rest of the rich world at increasing its GDP and being chronically worse at infrastructure pretty much guarantees that the US will become more and more of an exporter of people going elsewhere to spend their free time (and full time)
OK fine after thinking about it for 30 seconds my best guess is "people are lazy in the morning, need food that's easy to prepare", which is a good argument to eat different things, but many easy-to-prepare veggies exist too!
Personally I have no idea why we don't just eat lunch/dinner style food for breakfast :D
Now that I think about it, fair!
It feels in my experience that, while different cultures differ in the absolute level of veggie availability, you pretty much everywhere get less veggie at breakfast and more at lunch/dinner.
Indeed! One of my favorite things about Chinese cuisine is the excellent vegetable selection. Though even there it's not perfect, there are times when I only see 油条 and 豆浆 and 粥.
OK does anyone have any idea why conventional "breakfast" food seems to so often come with absolutely no vegetables?
Oh I'm quite aware and have been complaining for years :)
Oh I'm totally in favor of travel taxes. Though I prefer the system Zambia had (before it became free recently?) of just charging $50 with a credit card at the passport control point. Pre- anything is just bad UX.
https://reason.com/2023/07/28/say-goodbye-to-permissionless-travel/ This stuff is really sad. (Note: as the article points out, the US has had a similar policy on Europeans since 2009) Definitely want to focus more of my travel on countries that actually want people to visit them.
xclamations Emojis become xpressions Sorry but the rebrand actually opens up the floodgates to a whole dictionary-section of cringe branded terms.
I like the bird logo more than the X.
BTW this chart is where I learned that Gaussian in log = parabola fact.
What do I think about biometric proof of personhood? https://vitalik.eth.limo/general/2023/07/24/biometric.html
I'm pretty convinced BIP-32's "master public key" concept has been net harmful. I've seen no good use cases, it has security risks (master pubkey + child secret key -> master secret key), and it needlessly complicates the protocol. The "child derivation" function should have just been "hash the parent with the index".
The thing that is important and good is making it possible for your ethereum smart contract account to be your recovery root for everything you do in crypto land. This can be done without creating public links between all those things.
I think the point is that we can add privacy. This can include: * Providing an app-specific address for each app * ZK-proving any offchain credentials (eg. proof of personhood) that you want to prove about yourself
That equals 1 actually. e^-∞ would be 0.
I asked the team yesterday, it's currently UMA. https://medium.com/uma-project/polymarket-integrates-umas-optimistic-oracle-7fa89cae493e