I've become very disillusioned with current sci-fi movies. They've become very commercial, short-sighted, dumbed-down, and do not tackle complex issues. They're not even fun. But the older ones are really amazing. I recommend the following to start with:
The Time Machine (1960)
2001 - A Space Odyssey (1968)
Silent Running (1972)
Soylent Green (1973)
Capricorn One (1978)
Starship Troopers (1987)
RT @firstname.lastname@example.org: Stan Lee's legacy is undeniable – & undeniably complicated. His greatest collaborator, Jack Kirby, a greater visionary than Stan, became his bitterest foe. And yet he wasn't just an editor or a corporate overlord. My attempt at a messy, honest obit.
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Anybody else reading Yuval Noah Harari and getting scared of the choices we made?
I'm listening to a podcast with Sam Harris and Yuval Noah Harari. It's very depressing how much we understand about the world and how little seems to be changing.
In Jair Bolsonaro’s New Brazil, Far-Right Evangelical Billionaire Edir Macedo’s Media Empire Is Being Exploited to Investigate Journalists — Including The Intercept
https://theintercept.com/2018/10/20/in-bolsonaros-new-brazil-far-right-evangelical-billionaire-edir-macedos-media-empire-is-being-exploited-to-investigate-journalists-including-the-intercept/ #TheIntercept #WorldPolitics #brazil
"Facebook is detrimental to global discourse, has harmed democracies around the world, and, because of its dependence on advertising, has responded to criticism by making only minor, cosmetic changes. Mark Zuckerberg and his team will continue to allow the social network to be a haven for fake news, hoaxes, threats, and much, much worse. It’s gotten to the point that Zuckerberg said this summer that Holocaust deniers won’t be removed from the platform..."
I wrote down some notes for working with NumPy in Python.
In a love-hate relationship with technology. Haven't figured out life yet. Thoughts are my own.
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