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Papier Machine
“These are exercises that invite us to put things into practice. The goal is not to develop a DIY phone, but ‘that one acquires experimentally what is the specialist's prerogative’, a comment borrowed from Enzo Mari describing his manifesto project Autoprogettazione.”
12 days ago
The Push Train
“It’s notable that almost all of the hard things we dealt with were social problems. Some of these solutions involved writing code, but the hard part was the human organization. The hard part was maintaining a sense of community ownership over the state of the whole system.”

“The tendency once you’ve programmed yourself into a serious hole is to keep programming. Maybe you should stop trying to program your way out of difficult situations.”
14 days ago
I hacked my body for a future that never came - The Verge
“The magnet was a little piece of the future, and its slow loss coincides with a period of pessimism that’s much bigger than me. … Founder Amal Graafstra told me that sales had been going up, until the 2016 presidential election — when no one bought anything for a full week.”
25 days ago
Solidity has far worse problems than not being an advanced research language. Ju... | Hacker News
‘It would be impossible to write even toy programs correctly in this language, yet it is literally called "Solidity" and used to program a financial system that manages hundreds of millions of dollars.’
26 days ago
The Al Capone theory of sexual harassment – Valerie Aurora's blog
“Then we realized what the connection was: all of these behaviors are the actions of someone who feels entitled to other people’s property – regardless of whether it’s someone else’s ideas, work, money, or body.”
4 weeks ago
See Seattle for yourself with your own 'urban diary' — but watch out for these traps - The Evergrey
“The point isn’t how you choose to observe your city, Charles says, but that you go through the exercise of observing it for yourself.”
4 weeks ago
Review: Cards Against Humanity | Shut Up & Sit Down
‘There’s a word for this, and that word is “enabling.”’
4 weeks ago
How To Read 100 Books A Year – The Mission – Medium
‘Here’s why: Most of the books you read are not planned in advance. You don’t sit down in January and say: “The first week of June I’ll read this book.”

You finish a book, look you at your inventory, and decide what to read next. Don’t overthink which book you should read next—you’ll end up reading reviews for hours, which is a waste of time.’
4 weeks ago
A Time-Travel Story
“In one world, `choose false true` returns `false` and in the other `true`. However, the split worlds share the same heap. A mutation in one world is hence visible in all the others.”
5 weeks ago
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