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The truth about tech, from an insider who got out
A cautionary tale about big money, long hours and a cultish devotion to tequila shots and team spirit
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2 hours ago by frederfred
Limbourg brothers, Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (article) |Khan Academy
Math Early math Arithmetic Pre-algebra Algebra 1 Geometry Algebra 2 Trigonometry Precalculus Statistics & probability AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC…
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10 hours ago by asaltydog
Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry - Wikipedia
Page from the calendar of the Très Riches Heures showing the household of John, Duke of Berry exchanging New Year gifts. The Duke is seated at the right, in…
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11 hours ago by asaltydog
Limbourg brothers - Wikipedia
Très riches heures du Duc de Berry: Juin (June) (1478-1549) Illumination on vellum, 22,5 x 13,6 cm Hi reader in the UK , it seems you use Wikipedia a lot.…
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11 hours ago by asaltydog
Americans | Smithsonian Institution
"Americans, a major exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, highlights the ways in which American Indians have been part of the nation’s identity since before the country began. It delves into the three stories, surrounds visitors with images, and invites them to begin a conversation about why this phenomenon exists.

Pervasive, powerful, at times demeaning, the images, names, and stories reveal the deep connection between Americans and American Indians as well as how Indians have been embedded in unexpected ways in the history, pop culture, and identity of the United States."
american  history  american-indian  culture  society  images  videos 
11 hours ago by dilibrary
The Largest Vocabulary in Hip Hop
The funniest part for me is that I'm a fan of most of the extremes both low and high and barely a fan of a handful in the middle.

Unexpected:
How high MF Doom is.
How low Run DMC is.
How average Eminem and KRS are.

Would like to have seen more indies.
Also the cutoff of 35K words seems unnecessarily arbitrary.
language  hiphop  vocabulary  analysis  linguistics  periodicity  music  culture  funny  infographic 
11 hours ago by po
Four days trapped at sea with crypto's nouveau riche • Beakermag
Laurie Penny knows nothing about cryptocurrency, which is why she's the perfect person to go on an awful cruise in the Mediterranean:
<p>My editor tells me Ver is a notorious hulking ego-monster, but my first impression of him is that he is actually very shy. I don’t see him on the dance floors or partying in the poker room. Correlation does not equal causation, and for all I know the guy has been hip-deep in Ukrainian models somewhere offstage the whole time, but I suspect not. I suspect he has been doing what he normally does: having arguments on the internet.

Later on, he takes part in a heated, well-attended showdown debate with star bitcoin maximalist Jimmy Song on the relative merits of bitcoin vs. Bitcoin Cash—the Hatfield-McCoy feud of this self-contained culture. It’s billed as a genteel Lincoln-Douglas style exchange of views. It takes about 10 minutes to become a raging, cringeworthy shitshow. On stage, Ver gets angry and then flustered and petty, demanding to know whether his opponent has ever read Adam Smith cover to cover. It is the closest thing I’ve ever seen to a live-action Twitter flamewar.

Ver loses the debate by any measure, partly because his brain is permanently set to spreadsheet mode, but mostly because he seems to have forgotten the iron law of performative debate, which also happens to apply to dating: The person who cares most always loses.

Eventually, Song storms off the stage, refusing to participate in what he calls “TMZ-style gotcha politics.” He is replaced by shirtless bitcoin analyst Tone Vays, who waves a water bottle and gamely tries to save the day. All of this is distressing. I get to ask a question.

“I came here to find out about the politics and vision of cryptocurrency,” I say, testing the mic, “so I’m wondering if you can both tell me why I should believe in it having seen what I’ve just seen.”

The question does not compute. Instead both Ver and Vays try to persuade me that their coin is the best to invest in.</p>
crypto  bitcoin  cruise  blockchain  culture 
12 hours ago by charlesarthur

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