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  1. Dec 2021
    1. Ezra Callahan: News Feed is what Facebook fundamentally is today.Sean Parker: Originally it was called “What’s New,” and it was just a feed of all of the things that were happening in the network—really just a collection of status updates and profile changes that were occurring.

      The feed as a changelog: noting, tracing and connecting evolutions

    2. The problem was very singular. It was simply, “How do we scale?”

      The problem of vertical scaling, where centralization’s limits emerge and where decentralization reigns, instead

    1. We live under governments that are too captured by the near-term priorities of capitalism to seriously address the threat of climate change

      Inability of politics to go beyond sort-term objectives

  2. Dec 2020
    1. At the end of the day, small businesses are owned by people like you and me—people who themselves will benefit from improved privacy rights.
    2. The practices of ad-targeting and engagement-tracking are precisely what make Facebook so tremendously powerful in the digital ecosystem.
    3. Small businesses owners are, at the end of the day, individual citizens and consumers, too. They care about privacy, just like anyone should—and any increase in data privacy, marginal or otherwise, is an economic win for consumers.
    4. This figure doesn’t necessarily indicate that small businesses benefit from advertising on Facebook, just that they have no other option.
  3. Nov 2020
    1. Let your path be less controlled, more random.

      Leibniz's freedom of spontaneity

  4. Oct 2020
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    1. To manage your knowledge, you have to know how you work.
    2. people need a simple answer to a complex problem.

      A simple and flexible Zettelkasten structure to accomplish diverse and complex needs.

    3. How do you store that amount of knowledge in a way that you can access it everytime?
    4. the more we read, the more it seems to slip through our long term memory.

      The common need to secure intuitions, thoughts and data somewhere, somehow.

    5. A Zettelkasten is a multitude of different approaches to a common problem — the problem of knowledge management.
  5. Sep 2020
    1. Gioia, bella scintilla divina,figlia dell'Eliseo,noi entriamo ebbri e frementi,o celeste, nel tuo tempio.Il tuo incanto rende unitociò che la moda rigidamente separò,i mendichi diventano fratelli dei principidove la tua ala soave freme. Coro Abbracciatevi, moltitudini!Questo bacio vada al mondo intero!Fratelli, sopra il cielo stellatodeve abitare un padre affettuoso.

      Inno alla gioia

  6. Aug 2020
    1. WhatsApp again uses Signal’s encryption protocols for voice and video

      WhatsApp uses Signal encryption code

    1. the prevalence of dark patterns online is harmful to people—and has the potential to impact more than just their wallets.

      shopping addiction

    2. “Dark patterns are being used to undermine privacy, and to rob users of their ability to critically reflect on their actions,” he says. “Design and behavioral science have become weaponized to solely benefit online retailers and to exploit users.”

      Technology which is not designed for the user, but to maximize profits: the opposite of what Humane Technology states

    3. It can be hard to determine the line between clever marketing and outright deception.

      the whole point of life

    4. Most dark patterns are design choices, but others are arguably just fraud.
    1. But while the system itself was not substantially changed—as a rule, governments are less interested in reforming their own behavior than in restricting the behavior and rights of their citizens—what did change was the public consciousness.


  7. Jul 2020
    1. Ci sono altri modi per fare soldi che non richiedono necessariamente lo stesso livello di sforzi della musica


    1. On Sunday, city officials promised those who had been evicted that they would receive 250,000 COP ($67) for three months, but locals are not holding their breath.

      meno di 70€ al mese per tre mesi, ho scritto

    1. According to neuroscientists, there is not a single organ or system in the body responsible for timekeeping.
  8. Jun 2020
    1. l’idea della superiorità dei moderni rispetto agli antichi prevalsa in un’annosa querelle, l’ideale continuità con la rivoluzione scientifica e con la rinascenza, lasciando emergere la caratteristica immagine del trionfo della ragione contro le tenebre del fanatismo e della superstizione, che divenne corrente verso la metà del secolo.

      Il valore della ragione nella filosofia illuminista

    1. Il diritto al n. è un diritto assoluto che riceve una puntuale tutela dall’ordinamento, prevista dall’art. 22 Cost. («Nessuno può essere privato, per motivi politici […], del n.») e dagli art. 6 ss. c.c., in base ai quali ogni persona ha diritto al n. che le è per legge attribuito

      Diritto al nome; il valore del nome

    1. It’s not a proxy of your seriousness that you've filled every minute in your schedule.

      Exactly what I was waiting for. Thanks Bill.

    1. there are too many newsletters that I now subscribe to and want to read, but often cannot. Because, well, time.

      exactly my situation

  9. May 2020
    1. pensare non significa necessariamente avere delle idee chiare e oggettive

      finalmente qualcuno che mi capisce

    1. You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear.
    1. being a web developer and designer is the best. We don’t need to borrow other industries’ titles; we are awesome already
  10. Apr 2020
    1. The microbes on the hands of the bakers mirrored the microbes within their starters. The bakers had become their bread.

      this is wonderful

    2. Starter No. 1 is from Altamura, Italy. The bread is traditionally made of semolina flour, the ground form of durum wheat, and dates at least to 37 B.C., when the Roman poet Horace praised it as the best he had ever eaten.

      il primo lievito madre archiviato è italiano

    3. The tangy taste and brightly acidic smell derive from lactobacilli, cousins of the bacteria that curdle milk into cheese and yogurt. Starters are bespoke to the environments in which they were created; no two sourdoughs taste exactly alike.

      perché il pane del nonno è più acido

    4. “You don’t tell the dough when it’s time to be shaped. The dough tells you.”
    1. “It always works better if you start walking randomly,” Hennek says. “You go left, you go right, you keep on walking, and all of a sudden you see something.
    1. I strongly suggest to anyone who wants to become a developer that they do it as well. I mean, it's really easy to see all the work that's out there, and all the things that are left to learn, and think that it's just way beyond you. But when you write it down, you have a place that you can go back to, and not only have I been able to help other people with my blog posts, but I help myself. I'm constantly Googling something and getting my own website in response, and like, oh yeah, I remember I did that before.
    1. you may be more likely to work alongside a robot in the near future than have one replace you. And even better news: You’re more likely to make friends with a robot than have one murder you. Hooray for the future!
    1. The flow is essentially a set of things that are all working together and know about each other in your layout.

      I can't get the point of this sentence

    1. Prese dimora prima nel 1665 a Voorburg, sobborgo dell'Aia, e quindi nel 1670 definitivamente nella stessa città dove visse sino alla sua morte mantenendosi con il suo lavoro di tornitore di lenti. Soggiornò per tutta la vita in camere d'affitto e gli si attribuisce un solo legame sentimentale con la figlia del suo insegnante di latino.
    1. Per vivere, ha svolto molti mestieri manuali, in Italia e all'estero, fu operaio qualificato, camionista, magazziniere, muratore. Fu operaio in fabbrica, muratore a Napoli dopo il terremoto, muratore in Francia, volontario in Africa, Tanzania, dove contrasse la malaria, operaio di rampa in aeroporto a Catania, muratore a Milano e a Roma, fino al 1997. Durante la guerra della ex Jugoslavia fece l'autista di convogli umanitari. Nel 1999 fu a Belgrado durante il periodo dei bombardamenti della NATO. Ha studiato da autodidatta diverse lingue, tra cui il russo, lo swahili, lo yiddish e l'ebraico antico, da questa lingua tradusse alcuni testi della Bibbia. Lo scopo di quelle che ha chiamato “traduzioni di servizio" non era quello di fornire il testo biblico in lingua facile o elegante, ma di riprodurlo nella lingua più simile e più obbediente all'originale ebraico.[3][4]
    1. Unlike Zoom, Apple’s FaceTime video conference service is truly end-to-end encrypted. Group FaceTime calls offer a privacy-conscious alternative for up to 32 participants. The main caveat is that this option only works if everyone on the call has an Apple device that currently supports this feature.
    1. As of 2019, Medium is not profitable.
    2. Medium has been focusing on optimizing the time visitors spend reading the site (1.5 million hours in March 2015), as opposed to maximizing the size of its audience
  11. Mar 2020
    1. Quando sono cominciate queste settimane recluse, ci aspettavamo di avere tantissimo tempo a disposizione. Fioccavano i consigli di letture e film, chilometriche playlist e i link a cineteche, archivi e musei online. Non so voi, ma io invece mi trovo come sempre ad avere i minuti contati e a perdere un sacco di cose.

      ecco. Idem.

    1. You'll just need to access the port 9000 of the Docker engine where portainer is running using your browser.
    1. the scene in which their characters wander through New York together was unscripted

      Blue Valentine

    1. [#contributor: /contributors/59327110a312645844994e4d]|||Free/libre software advocate Richard Stallman is president of the Free Software Foundation. He launched the development of the [free software](http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html) operating system [GNU](http://www.gnu.org/gnu/the-gnu-project.html) in 1984; the [GNU/Linux](http://www.gnu.org/gnu/linux-and-gnu.html) system (essentially GNU with Linux added) is used on tens of millions of computers today. Stallman also founded the League for Programming Freedom, which campaigned against legal threats to programming (including patents).|||

      Clear hints of Markdown syntax in a Wired Formatting error

    2. Skype is a clear example: when one person uses the non-free Skype client software, it requires another person to use that software too – thus surrendering their freedoms along with yours. (Google Hangouts have the same problem.) We should refuse to use such programs even briefly, even on someone else's computer.

      which should be an alternative solution?

    3. Both non-free software and SaaSS can spy on the user, shackle the user, and even attack the user.
    1. The free software movement is a social movement with the goal of obtaining and guaranteeing certain freedoms for software users, namely the freedom to run the software, to study and change the software, and to redistribute copies with or without changes.
    1. he wants to focus on maximizing the health of conversations, and prioritizing people spending their time learning on the site

      Jack Dorsey on Twitter's future

    2. Dorsey doesn’t have all the answers. He’s more like a captain of a ship, wondering aloud how to avoid the many icebergs in his path while continuing ahead at full steam.
    1. Not being interested in stereotypes, he is a direct participant in the events, and uses personal experience and emotions in order to emphasize their basic meaning.
    2. He doesn’t want to specify the time period, the place and reasons. Through photography he wants to show eternal themes, wants people to associate his works "with their memories from reading books, music, their own life."
    1. I did not have much time to take the picture because helping those people get off the vessel was the priority for everyone. I put my camera down after a few shots, and I started to help people.

      When shooting photos is your job and you put your camera aside to help people, this decision honors you in every possible way

    1. The political situation here is also similar to America’s. We are experiencing the most amateur government in the last 50 years.
    2. Real data shows that book sales are down some 25 percent during this lockdown. People are not actually buying books—not in physical shops (understandably), and online sales are plummeting too. So, either Italians are rereading all the volumes they have at home, or they’re just lying.
    3. Was it a reading pandemic?
    4. It’s a story playing out among many couples in Italy right now. Unpredicted move-ins. New families.
    5. Will their children be called the coronaboomers?

      Mi sto piegando in due

    6. Canceled. Cancellato has became to me the most beautiful word in the Italian dictionary. Not Ti amo or pizza. Canceled.


    7. As a freelance writer, I say to myself that the lockdown doesn’t change much from before. I stay in my pajamas all day, as before, plus there is the cancellation of all social activities. No more endless dinner parties or pointless meetings. It’s so relieving.

      It's the same for University students, excluded the few hours of weekly lectures

    8. The turning point, for me at least, came when I learned that someone real, someone on the fringe of my immediate circle, was in mortal danger. It was the 70-year-old father of a friend of a friend. He died. But the scariest and saddest thing is how he died: alone, in an intensive care unit, with no chance to say goodbye to his loved ones. For now, funerals are also prohibited. That is how one dies in the time of the coronavirus. This is the most terrible thing.When you hear stories like that, you start following the rules. You are suddenly ready to stay home. You wear your mask, and you don’t feel like making jokes about the virus. You get depressed.

      The turning point of attitude and behavior related to Corona Virus

    9. This is a very Italian kind of sport: negotiating a bureaucracy.
    1. E' evidente, dunque, che noi non la ricerchiamo per nessun vantaggio che sia estraneo ad essa; e, anzi, è evidente che, come diciamo uomo libero colui che è fine a se stesso e non è asservito ad altri, così questa sola, tra tutte le altre scienze, la diciamo libera: essa sola, infatti, è fine a se stessa.
    2. se gli uomini hanno filosofato per liberarsi dall'ignoranza, è evidente che ricercano il conoscere solo al fine di sapere e non per conseguire qualche utilità pratica.

      perché l'uomo filosofeggia

    1. Ma niente di tutto questo è inaudito, mai visto. C’è insomma un’emergenza enorme “intorno” e non la si vede, non si riesce a vederla nelle singole cose
    1. È pericoloso reagire in maniera stereotipata a situazioni complesse
    2. le nuove tecnologie sono presenti nella vita di tutti, sia lavorativa sia quotidiana. Spesso non ci rendiamo neanche conto che interagiamo con sistemi automatici o che disseminiamo sulla rete dati che riguardano la nostra identità personale. Per cui si produce una grave asimmetria tra chi li estrae (per i propri interessi) e chi li fornisce (senza saperlo). Per ottenere certi servizi, alcuni siti chiedono a noi di precisare che non siamo un robot, ma in realtà la domanda andrebbe capovolta
    3. «È necessario che l’etica accompagni tutto il ciclo della elaborazione delle tecnologie: dalla scelta delle linee di ricerca fino alla progettazione, la produzione, la distribuzione e l’utente finale. In questo senso papa Francesco ha parlato di “algoretica”»
    1. non sono gli utenti a essere incapaci di resistere alle sirene di Facebook e Instagram: sono i social network e gli smartphone a essere progettati appositamente per ottenere questo risultato.
    1. You can just leave your website at that address (it'll give you some serious street cred in the developer world), but if you have a custom domain you would like to use, it is very simple to make GitHub redirect your page. Log in to your domain registrar and find where to change your host records. If you don't know, you can usually Google "(domain registrar) change host records", and your registrar will have an explainer telling you how to do it. Change your domain's A Record to This is GitHub's IP address, which allows GitHub to resolve your URL and serve the correct files. In your website's directory folder on your computer, create a file called "CNAME". On the first line, type your domain name. Save the file. In your GitHub application, you should see the file in the left column. Make sure it is checked and enter your commit message. Have it say something like "Adding CNAME file." Click "Sync branches." It can take as long as 48 hours for your domain to resolve to your GitHub page. However, it is usually pretty quick, so check back in an hour or so.

      very useful.

    1. Underneath that awkward Java-esque patina, JavaScript has always had a gorgeous heart.


    1. atteggiamento ricorrente nel pensiero filosofico, comune a molte dottrine anche antiche, secondo il quale, una volta stabilita l’inesistenza di alcunché di assoluto, non ci sarebbe alcuna realtà sostanziale sottesa ai fenomeni di cui pure si è coscienti, risultando quindi l’intera esistenza priva di senso.
    1. Un aneddoto della vita di Jules Verne narra che lui, da ragazzino, si volesse imbarcare come mozzo su una nave diretta nelle Indie. Bloccato dal padre pronunciò le fatidiche parole “D’ora in poi viaggerò solo con la fantasia!” E così fece.
    1. Ideally, the process is democratic: Anybody can science the shit out of anything. In reality, most people “do” science vicariously—by reading about new discoveries and having faith that the discoverers aren’t charlatans. Though it’s not quite faith: We trust them because scientists argue in public.
    1. Instagram also recently began showing users posts from people they don’t follow, a Facebook-inspired change that I’d argue is a mistake.
    1. I caratteri sono gli atomi dell’editoria, l’elemento base della comunicazione stampata, come i mattoni per l’architettura o le note per la musica.
    1. Sempre ricordando che quando si parla di sfericità, l’elettrone non deve essere pensato come una pallina: si tratta di una particella elementare, dunque non strutturata e indivisibile, e per forma si intende in realtà la simmetria delle sue interazioni con i campi esterni, con altre cariche.
    1. If your favorites aren’t on your shelves, there’s a chance they could disappear on short notice.
    1. Tra le novità della 12a edizione c’è la collaborazione con Radioimmaginaria: vedrà in Sala Pino Daniele una giuria di 100 Millenials, collegati in diretta con 20 redazioni regionali: al termine decreteranno il loro vincitore.
    1. La mattina del 9 agosto 1918, cento anni fa, sei biplani monoposto SVA e un biposto dello stesso tipo, con a bordo otto aviatori italiani, entrarono nello spazio aereo di Vienna, la capitale dell’impero austro-ungarico.
    1. Seneca punta molto sulla sententia, sulla frase singola: condensa in una frase molto breve un concetto molto grande, importante, riassumendo lo stesso concetto sviluppato in precedenza (es.: “la morte non ci sta davanti: ci sta alle spalle”). È presente inoltre un continuo uso di ripetizioni e prevale la paratassi.
    1. Allowing an app to send you push notifications is like allowing a store clerk to grab you by the ear and drag you into their store.
    1. Many changes in Android 10 highlight the tension between creating a platform to be as flexible and open as possible, while still upholding some security and privacy requirements.
    1. These machines actually rely heavily on humans to be useful.

      This is a key point. Watching those impressive astounding videos about these robots we forget how much humans are behind that

    1. If you’re planning on flying a robotic or even human mission in the near future to the Moon, an asteroid or even Mars, one indispensable requirement you’ll face is the need for at least one deep-space tracking dish to communicate with your craft.
    1. propelled by a “water plasma” engine. Solar panels generate electrical power, which the vehicle then uses to generate microwaves, which superheat the water up to Sun-surface temperatures. That produces a plasma that shoots out a nozzle, propelling Vigoride forward.
    1. Un giornalista, prima di fare questa scelta, deve sentire il suo progetto come la missione della propria esistenza, con tutti i rischi connessi. Tuttavia, è fondamentale sottolineare come in America sia sempre più difficile accedere alle informazioni di istituzioni molto potenti ed è per questo che il metodo tradizionale di fare giornalismo non funziona: se non puoi avere accesso alle informazioni non puoi scrivere e documentare e credo che, in questi casi, altri metodi di fare giornalismo siano più appropriati. Nel mio caso, la scelta che ho fatto lo è stata”.
    1. She studied engineering physics in college but dropped out after a year.
    1. Terminati gli studi di ragioneria ottiene un posto fisso come bancario[2] ma nel 1986 si dimette per inseguire la sua passione in radio[3] lavorando nelle prime radio private fiorentine alla fine degli anni settanta
    1. He graduated in 1992, then attended The College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, where he was a computer science major before switching to communications in his senior year. He was an average student. On weekends, he would perform stand-up comedy.[8] Fallon would often board buses from his aunt's house in Fort Hamilton to perform sets at Caroline's Comedy Club in Times Square.[17] He did not graduate, leaving college a semester early to pursue a comedy career.
    1. L’incontro con la disperazione e la speranza mi ha insegnato molte cose, due in particolare. La prima: le storie di droga ci riguardano tutti, anche chi non ne è toccato personalmente o per ragioni familiari, e chi ne fa uso non è “altro” da noi. La seconda: per affrontare il problema non ci sono vie facili e risolutive, soluzioni già pronte, “bacchette magiche” esibite da spacciatori d’illusioni.
    2. ho toccato con mano che l’uso e abuso di droghe non sono funesti circoli viziosi ma situazioni suscettibili di cambiamento e risoluzione.
    1. «Tocca a noi essere più vivi. Facciamo parlare quelle foto. Sono il grido del nome dei vostri cari. Abbiamo speranza»
    2. Ma è assurdo che ci siano dei tempi così ristretti e che ci trattino in un modo così burocratico
    3. Anche l’equiparazione delle vittime del dovere e delle mafie a quelle del terrorismo, al fine di evitare ulteriori disparità.
    1. Se da un lato sentiamo il dovere di essere custodi di un patrimonio storico fatto di eventi tragici e gesti di reazione e rottura, dall'altro abbiamo la necessità di portare le nostre battaglie oltre quel periodo, per saldarle alle urgenze sociali che schiacciano e indeboliscono le nostre comunità oggi.
    1. The desire to get more work done in a single application leads to bloated applications
    2. It may be less effort to learn how to do something awkwardly in a familiar application than to learn how to do it well in an unfamiliar application.
    3. The hard part isn’t writing little programs that do one thing well. The hard part is combining little programs to solve bigger problems.
    4. Users want to be able to do more in each program to avoid having to switch to another program to get their work done.
    1. Standard physics theory actually does not predict how antihydrogen would behave in Earth’s gravity, and some researchers speculate that it might even fall upward. Whatever happens, it’ll be a surprise.
    2. Bananas, which contain trace amounts of radioactive potassium, emit a positron every 75 minutes.