I love origami and Haruki Nakamura is an astonishing mechanical origamist. I usually stuff my daughter’s Christmas stocking with Lego pieces but these origami craft kit from Nakamura will be a delight to have.
Neuralink is hiring and the Software Engineer, BCI Web Apps position sounds very interesting. I have some experience in the front and back end technologies and preferred qualifications listed but I don’t consider myself an expert. More of a jack of all trades but master of none.
Multiple studies have found that a higher percentage of women and BIPOC candidates won’t apply if they don’t meet every listed qualification. Neuralink values candidates of all backgrounds. If you find yourself excited by our mission but you don’t check every box in the description, we encourage you to apply anyway!–Neuralink
If I was twenty years younger, I would be applying but I’m ready to take that trip to the Galapagos Islands and/or retire in Italy. Perhaps in the next life… Cheers!
My friend’s dad’s home has the most amazing library with a secret access to an office. If this was my library, I’d never leave my home.
I am the female version of Henry Bemis, who just wants time to read. I’d want this library in a Queen Anne:
Or a dreamy Italian town that will pay you €30,000 to relocate there:
I don’t recall joining Twitter. Apparently, I joined back in 2011. With Elon Musk’s acquisition, I thought I’d check Twitter out. I signed on right during the implosion of FTX …. in real time. I don’t think I slept a wink.
Recently, I saw this “opinion” piece regarding FTX by a WSJ writer.
From someone who has been following this story for the last several days, I neither agreed with the opinion nor understood how one came to that conclusion — nor how it relates to Donald Trump.
Earlier in the week, I had read a tweet from @carjackmiller regarding a feature (Birdwatch) that allows users to add missing context to viral tweets and/or rate if the missing context was helpful or not. I really liked this fact checking model (Elon renamed it to “Community Notes”). What caught my eye was that this approach was inspired by a platform called Polis. Polis was used in Taiwan to crowdsource creation of new laws.
As the debate began, Polis drew a map showing all the different knots of agreement and dissent as they emerged. As people expressed their views, rather than serving up the comments that were the most divisive, it gave the most visibility to those finding consensus – consensus across not just their own little huddle of ideological fellow-travellers, but the other huddles, too. Divisive statements, trolling, provocation – you simply couldn’t see these
Taiwan? I just bought stocks in TSM – Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (on a rumor that they were opening a plant in Arizona and that Apple will buy US-made chips from TSMC). Baader-Meinhof (frequency illusion) – when the thing you recently discovered is suddenly everywhere.
Back to original thought – when I came across the WSJ opinion piece and clicked on the tweet, guess what I saw?
My first example of community notes! Of course it was helpful!
Mental note to read up on later:
The BRICS “de-dollarization coalition” countries, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, represent 41% of the global population. They have started to use currency swaps to bypass dollar system.
He (Putin) intends to organize the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, and others) into a unified economic bloc rooted in asset-backed currencies such as metals-backed crypto tokens, with Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as a bridge.