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Venkatesh Rao ☀️@vgr
1 day ago

TIL: Bangs = existential crisis for women like beards for men (3 people gave this answer: 1 here, 2 on Bluesky) I’m now really curious to test this. Gonna watch women who are trying big, doomed things to see if they develop bangs

Venkatesh Rao ☀️@vgr
1 day ago

Two kinds of writers A. Those who think they know what they are talking about B. Those who talk like they don’t know what they’re thinking about No reason these should be mutually exclusive but in practice they mostly are I’m almost exclusively B. All my writing grasps at stuff just outside my cognitive reach

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Venkatesh Rao ☀️@vgr
3 days ago

Typo: CCS (carbon capture and sequestration)

Venkatesh Rao ☀️@vgr
3 days ago

Made a stack diagram of the world

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Venkatesh Rao ☀️@vgr
4 days ago

No idea but you can’t actually claim degen tips until the airdrop date

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Venkatesh Rao ☀️@vgr
5 days ago

10000 $degen

Writers
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Venkatesh Rao ☀️@vgr
5 days ago

That probably maps to the maximum charge that can be used to fire a shell? Friction I think maps to transactional steps, like clicking buttons, filling out forms etc. That can go to near vacuum in e-commerce flows

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Venkatesh Rao ☀️@vgr
5 days ago

Basically, though there’s much less you can do with projectile design than with software past a point

Venkatesh Rao ☀️@vgr
5 days ago

Laundry day on twitter apparently https://x.com/id_aa_carmack/status/1779171248083177500

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Venkatesh Rao ☀️@vgr
5 days ago

Running out of supply

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Venkatesh Rao ☀️@vgr
5 days ago

🫡

Venkatesh Rao ☀️@vgr
5 days ago

This Tobi Lutke point on “friction” being the difference between a market of 40,000 and 1 million reminds me of a similar point about artillery: A shell that will fly 4 km would go 40km if earth didn’t have an atmosphere https://x.com/startuparchive_/status/1779477221788561734

Venkatesh Rao ☀️@vgr
6 days ago

Dammit

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Venkatesh Rao ☀️@vgr
6 days ago

🤣

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Venkatesh Rao ☀️@vgr
6 days ago

Update: Apparently it’s broken or something so ignore

Venkatesh Rao ☀️@vgr
6 days ago

Really weird to see more and more people quietly ramp up their LinkedIn presence while unwinding the rest of their Web2 presence LinkedIn is Lindy

Venkatesh Rao ☀️@vgr
7 days ago

👀 wtf is Xen https://x.com/notnotstorm/status/1778803270750023813

Venkatesh Rao ☀️@vgr
9 days ago

Coming up in 10 minutes, @niftynei will be doing a Protocol Town Hall on Bitcoin Lightning Network. Discussion forum and streaming link: https://forum.summerofprotocols.com/t/lisa-neigut-niftynei-scaling-bitcoin-the-rise-of-the-lightning-network-4-10/654

Summer of Protocols
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Venkatesh Rao ☀️@vgr
10 days ago

12800 $degen

Food
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Venkatesh Rao ☀️@vgr
15 days ago

Sounds very unhealthy tbf

Venkatesh Rao ☀️@vgr
17 days ago

I sometimes think about how the Hindi/Urdu word for humanity/humaneness, insaniyat (Persian origin) is a near-exact anagram of insanity in English. 🤔

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Venkatesh Rao ☀️@vgr
27 days ago

Index fund by market cap across top 10 L1s

DeFi
Venkatesh Rao ☀️@vgr
27 days ago

Made bhurji after a long time (I usually make western style omelets)

Food
Venkatesh Rao ☀️@vgr
27 days ago

Solid history of the transformers paper and also a great look at the process by which a seminal bit of research came together https://www.wired.com/story/eight-google-employees-invented-modern-ai-transformers-paper/

AI
Venkatesh Rao ☀️@vgr
28 days ago

Sontaran potato people vs Klingons 🤔