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    1. The shrunken, shifted battlefield reflects a diversifying country remade

      Like this.

    2. For decades, Florida and Ohio reigned supreme over presidential politics.

      This is interesting because...

  3. Nov 2022
    1. the social theorist should recognize that the persistence of institutions and collectives creates a problem to be solved

      This bears much resemblance to Sperber and Mercier's thinking in their Argumentative Theory of Reason, that the antidote to the naturally self-dealing nature of individual reason is what we get when we reason collectively.

  4. Oct 2022
    1. How long?

      For how long? Please describe the role.

    2. Are you available to work Monday to Friday, during the US Pacific time zone?

      Add a question box (not a Y/N) after this that asks: "This job is in support of a busy executive who is the principal in two different businesses and works long hours, including often on the weekend. He’s usually up and working by 6am PT, and works through to 5pm or often later. In other words, this is not a typical “9-5" role. While you're not expected to match him hour for hour, is this something that works within your life constraints?"

    3. Describe your experience in terms technical exposure and skills acquired. *

      Describe your technical experience and skills acquired.

    4. Time / Project Management Tools

      Can you add another box below this? Are you familiar with any personal productivity frameworks? If so, which ones? How do you manage your time?

    5. What US street address and date/time was the photo linked above taken from?

      Please add another box after this that says "Provide a link to a file in the format of your choosing which explains how you arrived at your answer and shows your work."

    6. Communication Tools

      Collaboration tools

    7. What kind of experience or exposure do you have with regard to the following?

      Can you list the primary tools you have work experience with? We're not looking for a complete list, just the most recent modern tools you've worked with.

    8. What is the most important learning or take-away you got from your previous work experience?

      What is the most important thing you've learned from your previous work experience?

    9. In your own words, what makes the role of an executive assistant significant?

      In your own words, what is the role of an effective executive assistant?

    1. sers as a fun


    2. ate the ability to annotation anything on the web using the same patterns and services that power Confluence and Hypothes.is. (Mentions, Notifications, permissions, spaces etc)


  5. Sep 2022
    1. power do you think now putin is a person that is a military strategy but as a person who you you know what he think


  6. Aug 2022
    1. Anno will

      I think fundamentally-- WHAT exactly are we going to do there? What is our value proposition?

    2. Financial projections


    3. Roadmap

      Joe-- can you weigh in here.

    4. Business Strategy

      Go to market

    5. Register and install chrome extension

      Our primary go to market pathway is within education-- which uses a specific LMS implementation that does not rely on a chrome extension.

    6. Education experiences lack of collaboration in the post-covid era

      The problem is not a post-covid problem only limited to education. We're solving a fundamental problem where people cannot collaborate / have conversations wherever they are. Our first market for this is in education.

    7. Freemium model for individuals

      First word of business model shoiuldn't be freemium.

    8. higher education and research markets

      Narrow market opportunity-- doesn't speak to the bigger picture. What is the big idea? What is the TAM?

    9. Overview

      Good to have overview slide- this was also the recommendation of our investor.

    10. Hypothesis

      but what is Hypothesis?

    11. Pitch deck 2022Annotate Collaborate Everywhere

      Feels very mechanical, vs value oriented. What is the "big idea" here? Why is this a big market?

    1. While employment in leisure and hospitality led July gains with 96,000 jobs added, huge pickups were seen across a broad spectrum of categories.

      Hi everyone at JSTOR

  7. Jun 2022
    1. U.S. stock market fell more than 20 percent from its January high.


    1. chool i was a t2 student at the time so intermediate training and i was in the sim when it happened and i distinctly remember the instructor said something's going on here but we're gonna we're

      This is interesting.

  8. May 2022
    1. finishing up work and playing around — “doing whatever we do,” as she put it. Th


    2. hinking someone got hurt and by the time I got down there, the guy is coming out of th


    1. them back from outside two critical cities. The stepped-up efforts come as the conflict is increasingly


    2. ion convoy was dispatched to rescue civilians from the besieged steel pla


    1. Russians aren’t the only people to be more interested in their own lives than in holding their government to account.

      This might be the most important line in this entire article. We need to think about this as a human problem, not a Russian problem.

  9. Apr 2022
    1. passionate community of interest group or community of practice that you can you know try to join and in fact going back to gene waves classic work and


    1. Though the immediate economic impact was likely to be limited, it was the Kremlin’s toughes

      Like this.

    2. The reverberations of the war in Ukraine widened on Wednesday, jolting energy markets and threatening

      Like so.

    1. Known as “shaping operations” in military circles, these smaller Russian attacks are often precursors to larger troop movements, or serve as a distraction from other fronts.

      Here's an annotation.

    1. He says your offer letter should have wording such as, “One percent won’t be subject to dilution.” This way, if stock is offered to countless other employees as well as investors, you’ll still end up owning 1%.

      Anti-dilution language in standard employee stock offers simply doesn't ever happen. Founders don't have it. And only very rarely do investors ever get it-- and usually only in down-round distressed situations. Here's a good explanation of why not: http://pnwstartuplawyer.com/employee-antidilution/

  10. Mar 2022
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  13. Dec 2021
    1. The trove of documents — the military’s own confidential assessments of more than 1,300 reports of civilian casualties, obtained by

      Wow. This is interesting Phillip.

    1. Below are a few potential creative “hacks” that some might try.

      Thanks for these ideas.

    2. I already find it difficult to annotate heavily annotated pages that all use the same color, much less a rainbow of others’ colors

      As noted above, one idea could be a mode where everyone else is the same but my annotations are in a different color (of my choosing).

    3. colors may be slightly better indicators of different users’ annotations of a particular text as a means of differentiating one annotator from another more subtly, particularly on texts that are extensively marked up.

      I think this is one of the coolest maybe "default" configurations for colors. In fact, it was this use case that has me wondering if colors can sometimes be a system config, but other times a user config. Maybe first let my chosen colors be preferred, but if there are multiple users, then let different users (at the top level annotation) be different colors, otherwise maybe its one color for me and a different color for everyone else, or... ?

    4. What if your color meanings aren’t the same as those of another?, for example

      Another good observation. If I use different colors in a public group, then perhaps those colors are never reflected to other users, but remain visible but private to me?

    5. if ever.

      No, we'll definitely get to it. It is one of the absolute most requested things.

    6. While colors can be useful for individuals, do they have the same place in a social annotation product?

      Exactly. This doesn't negate the importance of solving for the problem, but it does illustrate a key reason why it hasn't been done yet.

    7. While colored highlights is a seemingly “simple” sounding feature in the analog world where a single document is only annotated by one user, mapping it into a digital shared context is a difficult engineering problem to navigate and solve for

      Thank you for recognizing this.

    1. The stalemate ended this week


    2. President Biden is expected to quickly sign the bill into law. It would establish a one-time fast-track process for Congress to increase the statutory borrowing limit by a set amount that is still to be determined.

      Hi DROdio, take a look at this.

  14. Nov 2021
    1. e the peppermint straw distilled into oil is bulky and perishable

      Like this

    1. be messy and confusing. Some early experiments were derailed by hackers an


    2. News of the group’s bid set off a frenzy of memes, jokes and pledges. The money came in so fast that one observer compared it to a “financial flash mob.”

      Wow.. How are they mdfkljasdlfj

    1. orary and especially something that is going someplace you cross a bridge to g

      Hi Ali

    1. ave already moved to expand acces

      Like this.

    2. Under that scenario, any adult who received a second dose of the vaccine at least six months earlier would be officially eligible to get a booster as soon as this weekend.

      Hi Ali.

    1. That ideas should freely spread from one to another over the globe, for the moral and mutual instruction of man, and improvement of his condition, seems to have been peculiarly and benevolently designed by nature, when she made them, like fire, expansible over all space, without lessening their density at any point, and like the air in which we breathe, move, and have our physical being, incapable of confinement or exclusive appropriation. Inventions then cannot, in nature, be a subject of property

      Hi Alden!

    1. got training nutrition we've got business we've got family and sleep so yeah training nutrition and business of course you've got to keep on top of those of course you have them so am i been training today you've been taking 00:00:40

      Eddie's off his meds here.

    1. That meant that existing customers often used older versions and didn’t take advantage of the latest innovations that Microsoft spent significant resources creating

      Elephants rule!

    1. After holding Mr. Bannon in contempt, the House referred the matter to the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington, D.C., for a decision on whether to prosecute him.

      Hi Nadav!

    1. “I’m very worried.”


    2. As national Democrats began to come to terms with losing the Virginia governor’s race and confronted a far closer race than expected for governor of New Jersey,

      Say hello to Jake.

  15. Oct 2021
    1. Well, I took 2 and I added to itself three times. So 2 plus 2 is 4. 4 plus 2 is equal to 6. Now that's only one way to think about it. The other way we could have though

      An annotation here over the transcript.

    1. Over the past several months, I have found the granular addressability so indispensable, I find it annoying when people don't use purple numbers

      Viva direct links!

    1. shared a document with me that that outlined a vision for bringing open internet in our interoperable federated annotation to chromium in a much bigger way

      That document, now annotated by many including David, is here.

    1. McConnell will get to outright refutation of Trump and the strategy, such as it is, that the former president is peddling -- a ha

      Hi Steve

    1. great pool of international talent who can take your company to the next level through earned media

      Hi Steve.

    1. t its vaccine requires a booster to prevent severe disease or hospitalization. Instead, it c


    2. “I just worry that we haven’t clearly defined what the goal” is, said Dr. Paul Offit, an infectious disease expert with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

      Like this.

    1. an having a switch that i could turn on and off i guess that i would choose what the developers had delivered and on that note i've just got to say once again

      I can make a note.

    2. these tools work together


    1. like to annotate like the Bible Shakespeare various other things what exactly does that mean when you annotate the Bible

      This was a bit of a surprise. Isaac Asimov was a prolific annotator.

  16. Sep 2021
    1. employees. The needle then moved by another five points or so after the second mandate, adding 750 more vaccinated workers. By contrast, Dr. Lubarsky said, fewer than 1,000 employees systemwide have requeste

      Like so

    2. Several other states also have imposed mandates for health care workers, including New York,

      Hi George.

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    2. way with hydraulic steerin

      like so.

  17. Aug 2021
    1. in the last part of the course, it's very much going to be in a way that marries considerations of po


    2. Global War on Terror I should in after 9/11 when

      Still going on.

  18. Jul 2021
    1. , the spring that pioneers once used to water their hayfields and filled people’s taps fo

      Hi guys.

    1. ce. So it's well named when they call it the Bartos Theater because it's a place where you can watch a movie, but it's not a place where you can give a talk. Now, on a subject of does it happen, here's a talk I attended a while back i


    2. So you should all have a s


  19. May 2021
    1. Open, and interoperable

      Yes! We wrote a blog post a while back that is relevant here: https://web.hypothes.is/blog/soul-searching/

    2. How to deal with disinformation

      Same answer here. Services need to vet and manage their annotations for disinformation. However, some services may do a poor job of that. If those services become known as bad actors based on [insert: third party credibility scoring system] then user agents might refuse to show them, flag them in the UX as disreputable, or require user overrides in order to show them.

    3. Hypothesis

      Aww thanks :)

    4. Should pages have access to annotation content at all

      No! Maybe ranges / selections, but not content.

    5. Can the user prevent the page from filtering annotations

      Yes-- the user must be in control. Otherwise every authoritarian government, sleazy corporation, and misguided disgruntled web citizen will be censoring at every opportunity.

    6. These shouldn’t be shared with the page

      In our implementation, the client frame cannot be accessed by any scripts on the page. The page can see that ranges are inserted into the DOM, but not the annotations associated w/ them.

    7. it’s not displayed multiple times

      If the browser is doing the fetching, then why not provide the annotations simultaneously to all three, for instance by recording them in the DOM / Shadow DOM. If they user doesn't like multiple systems activating, then they can simply disable them.

    8. what a user can do and see on their own device

      The term "User agent" says it all. Browsers are the agent of the user. :)

    9. stored locally in their browser

      Annotations that are only stored locally, within a single device, certainly have a place but probably an extremely minor one. It seems likely most will want their annotations to be stored w/ a service, and thus able to be fetched to any device they happen to be using.

    10. Authors should have some control over which annotations can be shown (at least by default) when their page is being viewed

      Your "at least by default" suggests that this might be a preference that a user could override? It might be fairly annoying to have my annotation agent behaving differently on different pages based on the whims of authors, governments, etc. The potential for authors to abuse this and to limit critique, discussion, etc seems quite problematic. Why should authors be able to limit the perspectives available to me?

      Perhaps if browser-native clients are unconfigured by default, then connecting them to a service becomes an explicit act of the user-- but at that point, the experience is under the control of the user, not the author.

    11. Sources could be declared in many ways

      Nicely covered.

    12. smaller, common-interest groups where users opt-in and can self moderate


    13. But we don’t wish to allow full fledged web rendering and script abilities.

      Agree. However, based on frequent requests we are planning to allow some limited interactivity, such as H5P widgets.

    14. Send a proposed change to the page / link creation for pages

      I think this is a massive use case too. There should be well known annotation groups or types that are generally used to communicate things like this.

    15. Incremental, careful progress

      I love the way you've put this.

    16. Content, not presentation

      I love the thinking... though in practice it may be difficult to avoid the basics of presentation.

    17. Browsers should provide and standardize the general infrastructure to allow building different visions, not lock in to a single use-case.


    18. authors must be provided an appropriate level of control over how their content is presented to the user.

      One view is that this control is manifest through standards. Authors encode and test their websites with browsers, and have confidence that any modern browser will reproduce their site fairly faithfully. That is a form of control. But that doesn't necessarily mean that authors should be able to limit the perspectives available to users, and which communities they want to invite over the content they're consuming.

    19. The browser is the user’s agent.

      Yes! The web server is the author's agent, the browser is the user's agent. When a page is delivered into a user's browser, it has crossed into the user's turf.

    20. Annotations may not be appropriate in all contexts

      Clients might suppress the view of annotations at certain URLs, page types or using other classifications by default.

    21. A browser user isn’t necessarily interested in seeing annotations

      For sure this should be able to be toggled on and off, and is perhaps off or 'unconfigured' by default.

    22. how can the browser ensure web content and browser UI is securely distinct from annotations and prevent malicious use.

      Proper sandboxing! And by limiting annotation content to simple types, like markdown, etc.

    23. Where does creator identity come from?

      It seems that the identity scheme in place is a choice of a particular service. Users will choose the ones that suit them. Clients will display annotations and the identity of annotators who made them.

    24. annotation service

      The service! :)

    25. Who chooses where a newly created annotation will be stored?

      Users should choose services, switch between them while taking notes, and per annotation can choose which to store with.

    26. What about extensions - how can existing annotation tools plug into this system without showing redundant UI/annotations.

      3rd party tools and browser native tools should use the same mechanisms to listen and fetch for annotations. It should be easy for users to move between the different systems and which they prefer, even on a moments notice.

    27. Is so, how can we prevent duplication between the page and the browser UI

      It's possible that one needent bother preventing it. Pages might tend to pull from private groups layers when they need to display inline.

    28. Can a page ingest and display annotations in-line with content

      Yes! I seem to recall an example of this somewhere already.

    29. Can a page filter some annotations based on content

      This seems problematic. :)

    30. Can a page opt-out of showing annotations

      One of the most important questions. We wrote about it here and here. Many people voiced their feelings about this in the six months or so that we spent investigating it and exploring it.

      The tension is between what users want and what authors want. The way the web works now, authors control what is delivered by the web server, users control how they consume web content. If I want to install the "Drumpf" chrome extension, I can, and web sites can't (easily?) block me from doing so. Greasemonkey is another good example of this.

      If the browser comes w/ the native ability to fetch, anchor and display annotations, but as the user I have the ability to decide which services I subscribe to-- then should page authors be able to block me from that? And if you think they should, should that blockage only be for public commentary, but not personal notes or private group annotation?

      One particularly thorny problem is around how governments and other public entities might want to use that same blocking power to prevent you from marking up their sites and documents. Should your government, or any government, be able to block its citizens or others from critical analysis of documents that it hosts? And if not, then how do you distinguish them from just any old page author.

      For the moment, a countermeasure that authors can employ is to add shrapnel to their web pages which blocks some of the strategies that are used. Wordpress plugins are available that do this. In a crude sense, this may be a reasonable compromise.

    31. Or hide by default

      Should a user be able to override the page author's preference? Probably.

    32. Can a single page display annotations from multiple sources

      A single ... client? Yes! A multi-service capable annotation client is one of the most important things we can build next.

    33. How are annotations linked-to/shared

      There may need to be a couple different approaches. Certainly the scroll-to-text work is a great example of URL-decoration, which could (and should) be extended to enable pulling individual or collections of annotations from services. A potentially useful approach we created is what we call the "bouncer" URL, which sniffs whether a browser is "annotation capable" and if so, passes a decorated URL to the browser, and if not attempts to proxy the page on the fly w/ an embedded annotation client.

      The bouncer URL for this annotation is here: https://hyp.is/VKkMzrkhEeuzahdJq5gLPw/github.com/bokand/web-annotations

    34. Can a page?

      Pages should definitely be able to announce that there are definitive or relevant annotations about their contents from specific services / communities, users should have ways of automatically or manually subscribing or listening for those annotations. They should be able to announce that to either browser clients, or locally embedded clients or both-- preferably in ways that will become standard.

    35. How are annotations discovered?

      Clients should find elegant ways to let users know that annotations from services and community groups that they're listening to are available for the page that they're on. Doing this in a way which is helpful but not distracting, especially as the number of annotations increases will be an evolving problem-- clients will probably be noisier about it initially, and much more restrained later.

    36. How to deal with abusive/bullying annotations

      Moderate them at the service level, either through community moderators, or service-level systems / filters, or both.

    37. How to prevent spam

      Services should prevent or disincentivize spam through a range of different strategies. Some services will do better than others. Users will tend to favor them.

    38. How far can/should the user agent go in mediating and moderating annotations?

      At the individual annotation level, I'm not sure it should moderate at all. However, there may be levels of UX that it can implement which aid in moderation, for instance, the way potentially low quality comments sometimes are collapsed by default on reddit or other places.

    39. Whose responsibility is this

      imho this is the responsibility of services that store and deliver annotations to clients, and the operators and communities behind those services. users should choose services, and they'll choose those services based on their quality. some websites [insert the worst most awful website you can think of] we find offensive, but our user agent still delivers them to us faithfully, unless the website is spoofing a certificate or is included on community lists suggesting it contains malware. it's important for many reasons that the web operate this way.

    40. This is a bootstrapping problem

      Indeed :)

    41. Clearly the article and its comments are conceptually linked; however, to make this link useful we need something deeper than today’s hyperlinks. This is the connection to links we mentioned in the introduction.

      Interesting, because you're using the word link two ways here. One as in hypertext link, which is a "pathway for traveling from one document to another", and the other is more as in a "connection between a comment and the passage in a text that its about". For this latter concept, perhaps anchor is more appropriate?

    1. consider pinging authors every month to update or renew a request for review

      Also, if a preprint is published, and that's clearly visible, then it may become obvious that the utility of a review is naturally lower from the author's pov-- and maybe you stop pinging them.

    2. Low adoption of such a system may also reinforce the idea that most authors don’t want comments, even if they do.

      Good point!

    3. Preprint servers may wish to avoid encroaching on the role of journals.

      The availability of overlay systems like Hypothesis suggests that review infrastructure could be separate and distinct from the preprint service, even though visually it appears to be "over top" of the content. If the review functions are also then carried out by different communities, then maybe this mitigates the sense that the preprint services are encroaching-- rather they're just facilitating the discovery.

  20. Apr 2021
    1. And notice the difference here. Now we're not solving for the hypotenuse.

      So, here's another bit.

    2. The longest side of a right triangle is the side opposite the 90 degree angle-- or opposite the right angle.

      So here is a useful piece of instruction about the Pythagorean theorem.

    1. It will take extensive group efforts across competing interests to push states closer

      here's another annotation.

    2. Maryland offers a microcosm of the issues states face as they rush to open enough vaccination sites to meet President Biden’s goal of making every adult eligible for Covid-19 shots by May 1. It has encountered nearly all the geographic, demographic and human behavioral challenges that come with a public health task of this scale.

      Hi Ben

  21. Mar 2021
    1. sidebar is not necessarily convenient for social commenting

      Can you expand your thoughts here?

    1. it irritated me that i didn't know that we were taking the shield up there

      This seems like an important point

    1. Ammonite aptychi from the Lower Jurassic of Port Mulgrave near Whitby, U.K., are reported for the first time in association with ammonites of the Family Hildoceratidae,Subfamily Harpoceratinae.


  22. Feb 2021
    1. to explain how mastery courses actually work

      I should have known this would work-- but it's kind of cool that the youtube track playing in the background here is also getting transcribed in THIS video.

    2. in and of itself this is kind of interesting

      Isn't it amazing that YouTube itself doesn't really expose this incredibly important part of their data in a UX which is user-friendly?

    3. that's what the doc drop um means

      Actually the docdrop referred to our original service, which just allowed you to drag and drop a PDF and get annotation added (while hosting the document) :) But I love you riffing on the concept.

    4. quick demonstration of doc drop

      You didn't show off the cool search feature at the top of the page! :) for instance in this video, if you search for the word "highlight" it looks like this:

      I personally think this is one of the most powerful things-- and it's not even annotation related!

    5. basically that's that's the system

      Whoops you didn't save that annotation. #UXfail on our part. :)

  23. Jan 2021
    1. So I can search for the word Gandhi and there it is

      The search is my favorite feature. SO useful even separate from the annotation!

    1. DOD presently lacks the integrated, transaction-driven, double entry accounting systems that are necessary to properly control assets and accumulate costs. As a result, millions of transactions must be keyed and rekeyed into the vast number of systems involved in a given business process.

      I'm curious-- did this ever get addressed? Can't find any subsequent reference to its resolution.

    1. backslash

      It's a slash or "forward slash" technically. Backslashes are only used regularly on windows machines actually, because apparently bill gates decided back in the day to invert a tradition that was already very well entrained in the unix community.

    2. an ocr layer

      Change to: "selectable text layer".

    3. that the system is able to read the text in your article as text and not as one big image

      Nope, OCR is a process by which the pixels of an image of a page are converted to actual semantic (symbolic) text. For instance the system can read the text in a native (true) PDF but it has never been OCR'd. Here's a good primer on the three different kind of PDFs, In short, they are image PDFs, native PDFs and image PDFs that have been OCR'd (searchable).

    4. already is an ocr layer added

      It's not called an OCR layer when it's there natively, it's called a "text layer" or perhaps a "selectable text layer". In fact, it's always just called a text layer.

    1. Anyone can run an Agora of their own if they so desire

      I think you want to distinguish, by analogy, between the Web and a website. Is the Agora equivalent to the Web? Or is an Agora equivalent to a website?

    1. you cannot silence the president of the united states it is much more beneficial to know

      Is it really more beneficial to know? Let's separate two things: 1) the ability to know, and 2) the ability to amplify. Trump has a website for instance at whitehouse.gov. He can make statements and post them, and other people who care to know can discover them there. Trump's fundamental speech is not denied. But just because he has a right to be heard, and we do want to be able to know what he's saying, doesn't mean we want to force a private company to give him unrestricted access to one of the most powerful social platforms in the world. In other words, he can open his mouth and say the words, but does that mean he should have unrestricted right to the highest form of social amplification? No. In fact, one could make a strong case that it has been social media's reluctance to restrict his bullshit that has indeed encouraged him to take it to the n-th degree.

    2. advocacy of violence

      But not incitement to riot, which is illegal, and which is arguably what the president did yesterday prior to the march on the capitol by the crowd. https://codes.findlaw.com/us/title-18-crimes-and-criminal-procedure/18-usc-sect-2101.html

    3. s being met with kind of a shrug

      Glenn doesn't bother talking at all about whether private social platforms should have any rights to enforce their own rules or decorum on their platforms. Hypothesis would have banned Trump a long time ago-- not because he's a republican, or a conservative, or even an idiot, but because his participation on the platforms has not been constructive so much of the time.

    4. barred from using social media

      He hasn't been barred outright from using social media. Presumably most social platforms in the world are still available to him. However, he was suspended from Twitter for 12 hours for 3 specific tweets which were violations of their terms of service-- and which directly led to or followed the riot. True, facebook banned him till the end of his presidency for reasons not having to do with his use of their platform. While within their rights, this seemed much less defensible. However, neither represents a complete ban on all social media.

    5. you have a very clear analytical

      He's an amazing intellect, but he's not infallibly right in all things!

    6. allowing our emotions to enable people to depict it as bigger

      Well certainly I agree intellectually with the fundamental point here. But, in the case of what Trump did yesterday, is Glenn arguing that Twitter let its emotions get away with it? If anything they've been incredibly restrained, no? Glenn is suggesting Twitter was overreaching, but he doesn't go so far as to draw the hard line. So, hard to tell.

    7. passed the only vote against the authorization to use military force

      Barbara Lee is a total hero in my book for this vote. Here I completely agree.

    8. it's not effective even if if it were desirable anyway

      Again, this is where Glenn loses me the most. There's no reason Twitter needs to allow Trump to use their service, which has certain properties that make it in many ways much more powerful than Fox or Newsmax or a white house press conference, just because he also has those outlets.

    9. rights are absolute

      Again-- the government can't regulate your speech, your political speech, or whatever, unless it violates key norms which are well known through case law, but private companies bear no requirement to be the vessels through which that speech travels. This is important, because it's the basis by which some services might impose their own community guidelines to more narrowly constrain the speech they will permit.

    10. we're going to empower tech companies silicon valley companies

      Wait-- we're not empowering social media platforms to increase their censorship powers, these private companies-- which created their respective platforms out of whole cloth-- have always been able to deny speech to whomever they want. They are not regulated entities.

    1. we have we haven't felt we needed to go there

      trump is essentially ceding the dominion point here.

    2. i don't believe that you're really questioning the uh the dominion machines because we did a hand re-tally a 100 re-tally

      In other words, Brad is saying they did a hand recount so it doesn't matter about the Dominion machines. All the machines do is make counting faster initially on the day of the election, so if you count the votes by hand (they did it twice) then it doesn't matter if there are issues with the machines.

    3. president trump uh we've had several lawsuits

      Brad Raffensperger's beginning response

  24. Dec 2020
    1. Branching is very logical to a programmer's mind but it doesn't correspond to the way conversations take place in the real world.

      This is flawed for a number of reasons.

      First: branching, threaded forums like Reddit and HackerNews are happening in "the real world".

      Oh, perhaps you mean like when people are hanging out together in the same room? What about when groups of them have side conversations-- or maybe when someone's talking two people in the audience will whisper to each other.

      Even more to the point: in a discussion we often naturally conclude one line of thinking and then pop the stack to pursue other lines immediately after. This is branching. Threaded conversations naturally accommodate this, where flattening this might in fact make it more confusing.

      Indeed online and IRL conversations are quite different because they have different properties-- fundamentally that live conversations have to be synchronous, whereas online ones don't. If online paradigms give us advantages shouldn't we take advantage of them?

      The question really be: Which is best, when? Not: "Because it seems unfamiliar we should dismiss it."

    2. Branching makes discussions get off track, and reading a thread that is branched is discombobulating and unnatural.

      Let's state this a different way. "Branching allows multi-party 'conversations' to naturally explore the logical space around a topic." Sure, it may require time to go read all of the 100s of branches and 1000s of replies in a well-trafficked Reddit post, but that's only because you're a human with limited time and attention. At least those sub-conversations were able to happen in the first place between their counterparties, who seemed perfectly happy to have them, and not "discombobulated" in the least.

      Note that each branch becomes a referenceable object that can be linked to and which others can discover later as a useful exploration of its own topic space.

      For instance, this one.

      One might even go a step further and say that the largest discussion forum on the Web, aka "the front page of the Internet" was only possible because branching let discussion flourish in the way that it did.

    1. able of complying if served with a wiretap order. The mandate would include bei

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    2. Essentially, officials want Congress to require all services that enable communications

      Hi Fed Wiki Folks. Here's a note.