The Pocket addon should definitely not come pre-installed with Firefox, users should be given a choice whether they want this functionality or not (that's the whole point of installing custom addons from AMO). The same goes for Firefox Screenshots. These type of addons smell like bloatware to me. IMO, Firefox should remain lightweight, fast, secure, customizable and privacy oriented.
The main problem with the Pocket addon is that it sends data to the cloud. A privacy aware browser shouldn't be doing this, although it should still give us the option if anyone would want something like this. Why Pocket is being forced on users in contrast to the many available extensions on AMO, I have no clue. A search for the term "bookmarks" on AMO returns 51 pages. And 45 pages of results for the term "screenshot".
Why would Firefox want to host this type of data? Bookmarks and screenshots of pages might indicate a user's interest in a specific page. I am guessing this is valuable data to Mozilla?
I hated that I'd been abused. For a long time it made me feel like I was unworthy of love and normal relationships. I realized over time (and am still having ah-ha moments) that while I can't exactly be grateful for the awful things that were done to me, I can be proud of the growth I've achieved during the process of healing, and grateful for what I've learned and what I've done with that knowledge.
I am so happy and proud for you.
As for your fears - your boyfriend wasn't with you for three years because he just wanted to see you naked. He loves you. Focus on how awesome building that trust is, and how far you've travelled.
Saw this today and thought it was amazing/interesting: [link]
Yes. Of course it should.
Many people argued at the time that it was not just a bad product, but that it set a bad precedent and signaled that worse changes would be coming. Others laughed it off, but... we see now that the criticism was correct.
As has already been stated on these boards, Firefox is on a slippery slope, and already pretty far down, at that. If Mozilla wants to regain the trust of its users (and ex-users), they need to do more than just apologize for their most recent mistake. They need to rededicate themselves to their stated mission, and prove to their users that they're serious about it. So long as Pocket, a paid service developed by a third party that collects personal data from users using closed source code, remains a core part of Firefox, then they clearly do not care about an open and free internet, which means users have no reason to care about them.
Personally, I find it insulting that Mozilla is constantly taking core configuration options and features I use (like Tab Groups), removing them and relegating them to extensions, and then removed entirely, while Pocket remains front and center like it's something to be proud of.
Pocket. Saves websites and links, basically acting as a 'read later' list. Extremely helpful for anyone who, like myself, goes through numerous websites/article/media each day but doesn't get the time to peruse each.
Here's an article that might help you with that.
So, this is a kind of tangential answer to your question but I hope it helps. Some studies show when people get something new, if they choose to "save" it for later, rather than use it / wear it right away, that item starts to be perceived as more special, and eventually no occasion is ever good enough.
There are some great examples here about people doing this with notebooks and bottles of wine: [link]
There's a graph by economic historian Carlos M. Cippola that speaks to what you're saying. What commenter calls doormat, Cippola classifies as Helpless.
This synopsis of his essay The Five Universal Laws of Human Stupidity is a good read.
There is a great write up about that episode, from some of the writers and actors. The oral history of the greatest office episode ever.
Reminds me of this article as well, about how google maps accidentally created a new neighbourhoodo in Maspeth, Queens for similar reasons:
Welcome to Haberman, Queens! Population: 0
The article also discusses the erasure of historically black neighbourhoods, perhaps most notably, the "fruit belt" neighbourhood.
While not recent, Pocket is also a huge privacy issue:
And Firefox by default used to automatically send each of your downloads to Google servers to scan them.
in case you are curious here is the that Teaser: Announcement For a Teaser For an Announcement of Teaser Trailer For a Trailer of Erik Dri >>>>>Full Movie^HD https//:getpocket.com/s/ksdsisrg
I will get downvoted for this but I actually like pocket recomandations. They are long complex articles that offer a lot of information. I like them so much that I bookmarked the Pocket explore page and visit it from time to time [link]?
You should read this article: Why Poverty is like a disease
It is about someone who makes $700,000 /yr but is still stuck in survival mode because previous bouts of poverty rewired his brain. It is one of those what has been seen can never be unseen kind of things. You can raise a man out of poverty but you can never erase the poverty mindset when it has become ingrained.
This seems relevant to a certain comment section...
"23 Signs You’re Secretly a Narcissist Masquerading as a Sensitive Introvert" https://getpocket.com/explore/item/23-signs-you-re-secretly-a-narcissist-masquerading-as-a-sensitive-introvert?utm_source=pocket-newtab
>For women, changing behaviors and biological imperatives are leading to a material imbalance, which tends to be felt once they’re ready to start a family, and can’t. This is at least in part because of some expectations and behaviors that aren’t changing. From relatively conservative, predominantly Muslim Indonesia to nominally liberal America, it’s a widely accepted norm that women marry men with as much, if not more, education than themselves; men who will earn equal or higher salaries, and be the main household breadwinners. This isn’t necessarily right, but it’s deeply ingrained, connected with traditional ideas of masculinity, providing for a family, and protecting it, that are hard to shake. (There’s even a term for it: hypergamy.)
>This kind of waithood can hit young men hard: A youth bulge across large parts of the world, high rates of unemployment, and low wages combine to hold men back from relationships (especially in places where high dowry payments are expected), and therefore from starting families.
"Franklin and his crew of college activists immediately became conflicted
over how to achieve their well-intentioned and often lofty goals, which
also included ridding the U.S. of racism and police brutality,
elevating the voices of minorities and women, reforming the prison
system, and of course, getting the country out of Vietnam. While the
group had originally focused on local issues or racial and economic
justice, they soon turned to more ambitious action: They aimed to be a
catalyst for an armed communist revolution in the United States."
Gosh how could they possibly fail? Lack of twitter clout, probably.
The Wordpress downloader <strong>Bloxp</strong> exists. I tried Worm and it's so big that it breaks the site, but I think it will work for smaller serials like Pact or Practical Guide to Evil.
The <strong>Pocket</strong> app that lets you save webpages on your phone. If you want to read Worm on mobile, the app lets you save it chapter by chapter. Load chapters on Wifi, save an arc, read on the go. Kind of annoying if you read fast because you have to load them one at a time.
There used to be a browser extension called <strong>Grab My Book</strong> for FF and Chrome that saves a text version of a webpage, allowing you to save serials chapter by chapter. But ever since FF upgraded to the newest version, it fell off my extension list because the creators never updated it.
If you can code, you can make a webpage skimmer to grab the chapters. If you can't code, I'm told you can probably find one on Google... but this is starting to cross the grey area of things that WB disapproves of. He is fine with people downloading on their own for personal, non-profit use. But people sharing Worm grabbers on search engines makes publishers leery.
I use Pocket to save long articles when on my computer, and read them on my phone whenever I'm bored and have nothing to do.
I've been in the top 1% of Pocket users for the past 3 years :P
‘They screwed up our lake’: tar sands pipeline is sucking water from Minnesota watersheds
There is a another great article on the Wild Rice harvests
On mobile so I'll be brief. I do use Pocket regularly and I'll eventually come back to it unlike that bookmark hell I call a library. Pocket's source code will eventually become open source according to Mozilla's chief business and legal officer Denelle Dixon-Thayer as written on Mozilla's blog post on acquiring Pocket. Pocket also released their own blog post on the news.
Unfortunately it's only possible to donate to the nonprofit Mozilla Foundation. Firefox development is 100% done by its for-profit subsidiary, the Mozilla Corporation, so that Firefox can be used in commercial transactions (like the Google search placement deal) without falling afoul of tax laws.
Donations to the Foundation do not directly impact Firefox development.
Donating to the Foundation is still a great idea, but unless and until the Foundation gets enough donations to fund Firefox (hundreds of millions of dollars a year) they're going to need to continue to pursue commercial revenue sources, like sponsored suggestions.
All that said, there are subscription offerings you can buy which help fund the Mozilla Corporation and thus directly benefit Firefox:
Pocket is owned by Mozilla, so paying for it goes straight to their bottom line.
To be fair, the only reason US had such great conditions and decent lives and opportunities for many decades after WWII was because of USSR. After that ended, rampant capitalism took form which is how we ended up here, at the devil's asshole of oligarchic manipulation. That and neoliberal fantasists didn't help much.
Proof in pudding: [link]
> Paul Krugman and other mainstream trade experts are now admitting that they were wrong about globalization: It hurt American workers far more than they thought it would.
> “Silly” was a word Krugman used a lot to describe pundits who raised fears of economic competition from other nations, especially China. Don’t worry about it, he said: Free trade will have only minor impact on your prosperity.
> In a recent essay titled “What Economists (Including Me) Got Wrong About Globalization,” adapted from a forthcoming book on inequality, Krugman writes that he and other mainstream economists “missed a crucial part of the story” in failing to realize that globalization would lead to “hyperglobalization” and huge economic and social upheaval, particularly of the industrial middle class in America. And many of these working-class communities have been hit hard by Chinese competition, which economists made a “major mistake” in underestimating, Krugman says.
> quite a “whoops” moment, considering all the ruined American communities and displaced millions of workers we’ve seen in the interim. And a newly humbled Krugman must consider an even more disturbing idea: Did he and other mainstream economists help put a protectionist populist, Donald Trump, in the White House with a lot of bad advice about free markets?
I'm helping my wife raise a very-strong-willed 8-year-old, who already acts like a teenager in some respects. Being the stepdad + not being the one that actually bore her; I can't logic her like this! :D
Edit: https://getpocket.com/explore/item/gentle-parenting-explainer-no-rewards-no-punishments-no-misbehaving-kids showed up in my browser feed. We're doing a fair bit of this already.
I was just reading an article about rituals in religion and anthropology, and there were some interesting thoughts about how that ties into many secular aspects of modern day life:
> What we’re finding is that football fans that suffer more are also more bonded. Going through bad experiences together is actually a more powerful bonding agent than simply having a good time.
Thought this might help explain some aspects of the Leafs fandom
I saw this article and thought of our friends at AAM (in particular, the headline made me laugh.)
You don't need a kobo to use Pocket. It's a separate service that anyone can use. You only need a computer (Mac or PC) or tablet or supported device. You can get free Pocket plugins for almost all browsers. And it also has its own apps for iOS and Android and Amazon Fire.
This link to Pocket's website will explain everything for you. It's not at all difficult to use. Basically you can use Pocket for any content you want, but of course it works best with text based content, like articles in online newspapers and magazine articles. Here's a link to how to use it.
Kindles can also do the same sort of thing. There are browser plugins where you can "Click and Send to Kindle" for any webpage you're on, for example.
Here's link to pocket help and support, it's pretty simple.
Ich verwende Pocket (ehemals Read-it-later). [link]
Das ist mittlerweile in Firefox integriert und es gibt Apps für Android und IOS. Man kann direkt beim "Senden an Pocket" Tags (ein oder mehrere) vergeben, nach denen man dann auch suchen oder sortieren kann. Sehr praktisch.
Das ist allerdings eine proprietäre Lösung. Freie Empfehlungen gibt es auch: [link]
Ich will mir eine Nextcloud Instanz installieren und das mal testen.
I use Pocket to save the chapters and have them available on my devices (mainly Kobo ereader and smartphone).
Once pocket is set up as Chrome extension, it's actually really fast to save all chapters.
Pocket is native on Kobo, but for Kindle it is also easy to transfert all : [link]
Hope that helps! :)
try Pocket. It's basically a well designed bookmarks manager. Google also has a built in one if you use Chrome, but it isn't as pretty.
You can try Pocket if you want to read on your phone, tablet or laptop. And the addon Batch Save Pocket to save then faster.
FUCK AUTO-PLAY VIDEO AND AUDIO ADVERTISEMENTS
I'm reading a fucking article, the last thing I want is fucking noise with it.
Here is a cleaned-up version that won't pull that shit: [link]
The English also did the big, wide lawns. Jefferson and Washington liked what the French and English were doing, and so copied them at Monticello and Mount Vernon. They didn't really take off until after WW2, when having a well-kept lawn was a mark of "respectability".
Here's an interesting Scientific American article I recently read about American lawns.
Grass is the biggest crop we grow in the US. We spend all this money making it "pretty", and it's a complete agricultural and ecological wasteland.
That's tough. Conspiracy beliefs are virtually unshakable because they are deceptions that feel like revelations--people believe the wool is being lifted from their eyes when it is actually being pulled over them. Here's a couple things that might help to understand and deal with it:
read cheeruphumanity's advice.
article about "Bad thinkers"
The Rise, Fall, and Resurgence of the Fanny Pack
Apparently "outdoor enthusiasts" were responsible for keeping the flame alive between the time when they became unfashionable in the '90s to now, when they're coming back in style. I guess they don't need us anymore.
Black on black crime is a myth, the VAST majority of black on black crime is between less than .5% of the black population and is gang affiliated. Not only that, when controlling for poverty/income, black crime isn't that much worse than white crime.
Robert E. Lee was a bastard. His "necessary evil" motif is a white-washing of his real persona by white supremacists.
>Lee was a slaveowner—his own views on slavery were explicated in an 1856 letter that is often misquoted to give the impression that Lee was some kind of an abolitionist. In the letter, he describes slavery as “a moral & political evil,” but goes on to explain that:
> "I think it however a greater evil to the white man than to the black race, & while my feelings are strongly enlisted in behalf of the latter, my sympathies are more strong for the former. The blacks are immeasurably better off here than in Africa, morally, socially & physically. The painful discipline they are undergoing, is necessary for their instruction as a race, & I hope will prepare & lead them to better things. How long their subjugation may be necessary is known & ordered by a wise Merciful Providence. Their emancipation will sooner result from the mild & melting influence of Christianity, than the storms & tempests of fiery Controversy. "
>The argument here is that slavery is bad for white people, good for black people, and most importantly, it is better than abolitionism; emancipation must wait for divine intervention. That black people might not want to be slaves does not enter into the equation; their opinion on the subject of their own bondage is not even an afterthought to Lee.
The Myth of the Kindly General Lee
> super effective
Depends what you are trying to achieve. Probably some long term negative consequences to using bribery as a way to achieve desired outcomes.
At least it seems questionable to use allowance as a way to get kids to do chores: [link]
Pocket application lets you cache the chapters on Kindle or other devices, has an ereader format look and feel. It takes a little effort to click through chapters, and keep track of progress, but otherwise it's quite good.
I liked this article. Long story short: there is no one who is meant for you, there are people who are more compatible to you and all relationships are work, mainly work on oneself.
It's windows 7. Released roughly 2009.
The browser in the screenshot is Firefox. It includes the "pocket" button which was announced June 2 2015
> The Five Universal Laws of Human Stupidity
> In 1976, a professor of economic history at the University of California, Berkeley published an essay outlining the fundamental laws of a force he perceived as humanity’s greatest existential threat: Stupidity.
> Law 1: Always and inevitably everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals in circulation.
> Law 2: The probability that a certain person be stupid is independent of any other characteristic of that person.
> Law 3. A stupid person is a person who causes losses to another person or to a group of persons while himself deriving no gain and even possibly incurring losses.
> Law 4: Non-stupid people always underestimate the damaging power of stupid individuals. In particular non-stupid people constantly forget that at all times and places and under any circumstances to deal and/or associate with stupid people always turns out to be a costly mistake.
> Law 5: A stupid person is the most dangerous type of person.
I don’t know if anyone else read this article, but it kinda made me want to go off. I won’t be that person who finds the writers email and sends them a message, but it did make me consider it. The person who wrote it clearly dislikes their Mom and the people who shop at estate sales. I’d probably hate estate sale people too if my Mom was an incompetent kook who couldn’t run a business, yet made me spend my weekends at her estate sales. It also annoys me because they sentimentally talk about a box of WWII letters and how people ignored it for things they could resell, which they also seem to view in a negative light, but I’d be all over that box of letters.
They really are stubborn.
If you read their newspapers they believe democracies are unable to EVER be moral. Because only strict adherence to the ideal of christianity, that republicans support, will save us from SATAN himself.
Society has lost it's way and the true evil that is THE DEVIL has become mythology.
When the Puritans first arrived in Plymouth they could tell there was evil everywhere. Because those people were pure therefore more sensitive to the EVIL found in America.
The Natives, fortunately, were massacred but it didnt matter because they didnt know GOD. And they feel personally responsible for all our IMMORTAL SOULS.
They are the final bastion against EVIL. And they are trying to protect us from ourselves.
Wherein there minds LIBERAL agendas and DEMOCRACY is just a gateway for SATAN to corrupt us.
And though TRUMP is not a holy man he is THEIR ONLY CHANCE to push through their RELIGOUS IDEOLOGY. And since no Democrat will ever take their corner to bring back GOD into the SOUL OF AMERICA. They will do what they feel they have to.
I have seen it, I have read it. God plays a big role in their over all belief.
And After reading it I was left to wonder the status of my own soul. Their fear of it is so pungent so real.
It leaves no room for anything else. It's in their Music. It's in their homes. In their hearts. It's in their beliefs. It's a crusade.
There is a similar study on the u-curve shape of happiness across ones life. They found it to be true of people from many different cultures and countries if my memory is correct. Here's a well written article on it. I think it talks about the study but I'm not sure.
If you use Safari try out Reader Mode view. It simplifies webpage, leaving only pictures and text. Then just copy cleared text and paste it into Notes.
Or you can just use Pocket ([link]).
I recently read an article about Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh's book How to Love that hit me right between the eyes.
>At the heart of Nhat Hanh’s teachings is the idea that “understanding is love’s other name” — that to love another means to fully understand his or her suffering. (“Suffering” sounds rather dramatic, but in Buddhism it refers to any source of profound dissatisfaction — be it physical or psychoemotional or spiritual.)
Link to full article
FWIW my wife and I have been together 11 years, married for 8.
I must admit, I have never opened that many tabs at once. I try to keep mine under 100 so Chrome for Android doesn't just replace the number of open tabs with a smiley face... :)
Every once in a while, I take a run through all the tabs I have open, starting from the oldest. Lots of times, I realize that I'm no longer interested in whatever I left open, and other times I realize I've already finished reading it or using the information. Those are really easy to close.
I share to Pocket anything I'm not going to act on immediately but am still telling myself I'm actually going to read or revisit or reference at some point. Because Pocket saves a copy of the content from the web page, it's especially great for saving longer-form articles I genuinely do want to read, but truly just haven't gotten around to yet. Those are great for reading when I'm on a plane without Wi-Fi. Pocket is also great for recipes or anything else I want to be able to come back to later.
Sure, I can theoretically just bookmark these pages, but in addition to saving a copy of the page content, Pocket lets you create custom tags, and you can apply more than one tag to the same item. There's a desktop plugin and a mobile app, so you can access everything you've pocketed from multiple systems.
Not gonna lie - I have a whole lot of things I pocketed years ago that I still haven't gotten around to reading. And every so often I clear out that list, too...
I've read that it's because as you nap your brain starts to flush out the chemical that makes you tired. Then the caffeine binds to the receptors to prevent it from affecting you when the chemical comes back.
I use a thing called pocket which lets you right click on an article (or long press on phones) and it trims the article down to just the text and pictures, removes paywalls, and syncs it to pocket, which you can then access from your phone, computer, or ereader
> Even for reddit, we need to think about what we are saying.
This. It's basic sanitation. Shovel your shit into a hole and let it ferment by itself.
The crass unprofessionalism in these threads and subthreads is absolutely stunning. Regardless of which side I'm on, semi-anonymous name-calling on the internet is a bad look. Yes what we are seeing is outrageous, but have a little tact and learn how to insult people with class.
And y'all need to learn about medial liability and malpractice. If midlevel encroachment really does infringe on patient safety, that's how you kill it. The only people who can kill something deader than a bunch of lawyers are insurance actuarials
While your comment is fairly accurate overall about this subreddit (i am new to it), i dont get why you would make it on this post.
The OP had a legit question, and based on actual science there seems to be more and more evidence that taking vitamins actually is harmful. The dude who basically invented supplements and was huge kn vitamin C, died from testicular cancer and it may have actually been because of the excess vitamin c pills he was taking. They legit had to stop some controlled studies cause people were like getting sick.
Read this for some perspective if you actually care.
Otherwise, you can eat a dick as far as i am concerned for hating on a legit question in my eyes.
Actually ... https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-forgotten-history-of-how-automakers-invented-the-crime-of-jaywalking-816728195
> In addition to the information that you provide to us when you register for a user account, we collect information about the URLs, titles and content of the web pages and other information you save to Pocket. The types of information we collect includes your browser type, device type, device id, time zone, language, and other information related to the manner in which you access the Pocket Technologies. We also collect information about your use of the Pocket Technologies so that we can provide our services. For example, as a part of providing Pocket’s syncing features, we sync information about the items that you save and view within Pocket so that your list, tags, scroll position, and other account and usage information may be synced across all of your devices.
Information they collect when you use their services.
> We have agreements with third parties and have adopted other security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and/or unauthorized alteration of the information under our control or under the control of our service providers. Your personally identifiable information is protected by utilizing both online and offline security methods, including firewalls, passwords and restricted physical access to the places where your information is stored. Although we use industry standard practices to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personal information or private communications will always remain free from security issues.
Regarding your concern about security.
They details were reported at the time:
>After months of discord and delay, the Democratic National Committee announced Thursday that it signed a joint fundraising agreement with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
>The document will enable the DNC and the campaign to conduct events and other fundraising activities together that will generate money for both entities. Clinton wouldn’t have access to the money unless and until she’s the nominee — but this is seen as an essential step for banking cash to counter what’s expected to be massive Republican spending next year.
>The Clinton campaign, wary of management and structural problems at the DNC, insisted on a tight rein on spending.
There are plenty of people who are disciplined and still fat, as well as people who look fit and are not very disciplined. Weight and body composition are complex and there are many factors other than diet and exercise that have an impact (sleep quality, hormones, genetics, etc.)
This is a super interesting article on the topic: [link]
Firefox has an agreement with Pocket. By default the blank new tab has a bunch of random popular articles. When enabled, mine looks like this but you can turn those off.
I was actually reading a news article today, about how people on both sides of the political spectrum seem to dislike PC culture. It seems exactly like what happened with Disney Star Wars.
> The gap between the progressive perception and the reality of public views on this issue could do damage to the institutions that the woke elite collectively run. A publication whose editors think they represent the views of a majority of Americans when they actually speak to a small minority of the country may eventually see its influence wane and its readership decline. And a political candidate who believes she is speaking for half of the population when she is actually voicing the opinions of one-fifth is likely to lose the next election.
> In a democracy, it is difficult to win fellow citizens over to your own side, or to build public support to remedy injustices that remain all too real, when you fundamentally misunderstand how they see the world.
> One of post-work’s best arguments is that, contrary to conventional wisdom, the work ideology is neither natural nor very old. “Work as we know it is a recent construct,” says Hunnicutt. Like most historians, he identifies the main building blocks of our work culture as 16th-century Protestantism, which saw effortful labour as leading to a good afterlife; 19th-century industrial capitalism, which required disciplined workers and driven entrepreneurs; and the 20th-century desires for consumer goods and self-fulfillment.
Well if you enjoyed here's some more longreads that I like:
Where Oil Rigs go to die
Big ol' article about Sandwiches
Super interesting, but terrifying article about if a super earthquake hits westcoast US
Knowledge and perspective is important if you're going to argue about principles and what you personally think a company should be doing with their products.
Mozilla makes a browser. Not just for you and me, but everyone. Many of us disagree with Pocket, but many others don't (as evidenced by how popular the addon is/was). Heck, the feature is only activated when you, well, activate it.
In fact Facebook-type services can already be integrated with the Social API in Firefox since version 29 or so, and third-party search engines like Google are already integrated for much longer. Firefox has practically always had third-party affiliations that you seem to have idealistic conflicts with.
People here love to just view everything as a dire, dire situation and wag their fingers at Mozilla. But again: knowledge and perspective are important. We want to actually effect change, and not just act self-righteous and be ignored, right?
I use Pocket. You can add tags and archive\favorite what you want, delete what you don't. Also you can tag items and sort by PIC\VID\Article. Best part is its free. There is a paid version but I haven't found a need for it yet (better searching through your collection I believe).
Went to browser history. Last three:
> I think a formatting convention unique to fanfics is that most don't indent paragraphs,
I think this is just online writing in general, not just fanfics. Like if you look at a random online article it's the same thing.
That's it... ama gonna get myself a crow to advise on "what's your move for tomorrow"
In short, Christianity's primary hook to begin with...Satanic Panic. Everything in QAnon's worst nightmare boils down to Satanphobia. The pedos are a Satanic cabal. Commies are godless Satanists. Leftists/Democrats tend to be less Fundy/Evangelical Christians...and thus Satanic.
Qristianity is the age-old, viral reservoir here...QAnon is just one of its modern tentacles.
That's a shitty retort! If we were paid enough and had decent living conditions we could actually afford to pay more for all of this shit.
Edit: just in case you were curious - [link]
I remember reading an old article about the 4 burners theory.
Basically, think of life as being made up of 4 quadrants - family, friends, health and work. To be successful, choose 3 and sacrifice 1. To be really successful, sacrifice 2 and focus on the other two.
The gist of it is that life is really all about tradeoffs, and that it may never really be feasible to expect to be able to juggle all 4 successfully. Obviously, you can choose to divide your time amongst all 4 areas, but then recognise that you may never maximise your potential in any of them.
You can’t have it all, and everyone has constraints on their time and energy. It’s a nice pipe dream, but I really don’t see why it’s somehow the responsibility of a company to ensure that you have work-life balance. That’s really on the onus of the individual (eg: find a cushier job if you think your current one is too tiring, though it may entail accepting less pay), but do also note that every choice essentially has a cost.
>Success didn’t stem from textbook knowledge about trees, it grew from realizing we shared the world with trees in mutual interdependence. “We are mere components in complicated interdependent and reciprocal processes,” Powers said. In other words, we are not in charge. “So long as science has a program of being in charge, it will be at war with art. Because the best thing that art does, the thing that’s really in the corner of the artist, is that sense of surrender to things larger than yourself.”
We Are All Bewildered Machines
The article has a lot to do with stuff we are interested with, anatta, dealing with the fear, bewilderment (dukkha), etc.
Interestingly there is no indication that either of them have a buddhist background. Very interesting article.
> What's IFTTT and what's Pocket?
IFTTT = "If This Then That" --> [link]
Like the name "If This Then That" implies, it allows you to integrate numerous other sites, services, and other IoT (Internet of Things) devices and create simple "Trigger/Action" behaviors (used to be called "Recipes," now I think they're now called "Applets").
Pocket, formerly and originally called "Read It Later" --> [link]
Basically, if you have a link or something that you want to save, either for offline reading later or make finding it, some day, much easier than cluttering up your bookmarks, you can add it to Pocket. Pocket will download an offline/cached version (just text, no images) to preserve it and so you can read it without an internet connection. You can also set multiple "tags" for any given item, which make organization and searching much much easier and more efficient.
Don't take /u/Oticy seriously though...most of the designers and front end devs in my office laughed at his idea that "web development and web design can be used interchangeably", because that is completely wrong.
I know plenty of front end developers who are terrible web designers and have zero notion of good UX. This also applies the otherway around (great designers that are terrible web developers).
Also, Youtube is definitely not the best source of information. A lot of great resources lie in more hidden places like medium blogs posts as well as paid learning resources. I've actually found Pocket (yeah, that save-for-later reading tool) surprisingly great for finding new awesome articles on Web Design and Web Development if you use it's social component, since once you start adding articles to your read-later list, pocket automatically recommends other great, highly saved articles that other pocket readers saved for later that have saved content simialr to yours.
Lastly, while I agree that conversion rates are one of the most important pillars of web design, it's definitely not the most or only important one (or the one you should focus the most at first at least). Conversion rates mean little if you can't get users to stick around your site long enough for them to work, and for that you need to study plenty of UI and UX (albeit UX tends to come more with experience than by books) first.
Reading through this thread makes me think you believe that self interest is the primary incentive for innovation. Nothing could be further from the truth. Self interest only encourages mimicry, a drive to get what is perceived to be wealth. Actual innovation comes from trying to benefit society; helping others.
As for the best benefit for all with the greatest efficiency? The strategy that delivers the best returns, it turns out, is to divide the funding equally.
Businesses have gotten wise to Outline. I think Outline also got in a lot of trouble for creating the go-to skirt paywall web app.
Something I do is save the article to an app called Pocket, which kind of does the same thing. It just removes all of the code. It usually skirts paywalls with maybe the exception of WSJ.
I’m sure Pocket’s time will come too once more people use it. But for now it works for Nola.com
Morning Brew and Pocket are give a pretty decent roundup of what's happening. Morning Brew has a homepage as well as a newsletter you can subscribe to, which emails you a daily summary of important news across diverse categories from economy to tech to everything else... ostensibly something you can read over your morning coffee, so like in 5 minutes or so. And if you have more time on your hands to read, Pocket provides recommendations on the Firefox homepage and has an Explore page where you can search news by topic.
This is an excellent article if you are anything like me and fall into the trap of only talking about sports and work with people
The paradox of addiction is that you want the thing more and more, but enjoy it less and less. Heroin is obviously the extreme but this is true of pretty much everything. A pretty neat article about it.
Glad you had this realization and are able to use it to help yourself.
Are you implying that humans are somehow superior just because chimpanzees can also be brutal? Have a gander at this:
Mozilla's product get pocket which is inbuilt in browser and can be accessed via " https://getpocket.com/ " has connections to google via captcha and cookies. Try to log in via tor or highly degoogled or ungoogled area and you will be asked to enable third party cookies and captcha will fail.
About notes, avoid it as it not developed and is also underdeveloped. I can name many other alternatives that are active, working and have better FOSS treatment.
Depends on what you are looking for, right?
One of my favorite resources for online articles is Pocket. I have some idea that Pocket might be a Firefox thing - but in any event -- It is otherwise available.
Great place to curate and explore for great online content - steering more toward longform article and opinion journalism, I guess.
I just read a fantastic article about this exact concept: Great teams are about personalities, not just skills. From the piece:
>For example, a study of 133 factory teams found that higher levels of interpersonal sensitivity, curiosity, and emotional stability resulted in more-cohesive teams and increased prosocial behavior among team members. More-effective teams were composed of a higher number of cool-headed, inquisitive, and altruistic people. Along the same lines, a large meta-analysis showed that team members’ personalities influence cooperation, shared cognition, information sharing, and overall team performance. In other words, who you are affects how you behave and how you interact with other people, so team members’ personalities operate like the different functions of a single organism.
An article popped up for me just this morning about this.
Sorry about the link, I don't think it should require you to download anything.
Pocket, which is integrated with Firefox and has extensions for every major browser. Though I'd argue it's less of a bookmark tool and more of a backlog generator. Still useful, as you can tag articles with whatever tags you want. My favorite feature is the "read a random article" button.
Here's the secret:
Would it be more or less dark if the article was recommended to OP by a machine learning service that sells content to people whom it determines would be most likely to click on a given topic?
Came across this great article You need to encrypt all your data. This is how it’s done
Found it in [link] which is a great little app and Chrome add-on
Will google this shortly but does anyone know how if the "cash instead of company car" thing is now official, and how to calculate the amount?
/u/BewareTheSphere's recommendation is great. For non-Kindle reading, I use Pocket, which is a browser extension that saves stories/articles to a cleanly readable format in an app on your phone/tablet.
Use the Pocket app: [link]
It's an amazing tool to stash away all those articles you intend to devote more time to but just don't have the opportunity at that time (work, commuting, ready to sleep, whatever).
Pocket. You can send webpages to your account and the app will automatically download a local copy that you can read without any Internet connectivity.
I usually scan my RSS feeds when I take a break at work, and send articles I might find interesting to read later.
Awesome! That's why I built the feature — makes it enormously extensible by anyone.
Slight correction, it should be:
(%u instead of %url, %t instead of %title). But now that you mention it, I'll add support for the full named versions as well.
I test my serum ketones with a precision Xtra on a regular basis. I am currently tracking my ketones after protein consumption to see what the effect is and this is what I have found.
my serum ketones DO drop after I eat large amounts of protein.
last time I dropped from 2.7mM to 1.7mM one hour after 25g zero carb protein shake, MCT powder, and 4 whole eggs. I have dropped to as low as 0.7mM with meals of 50+ grams of protein.
lots of other people that keep track of this have the same issue with large protein bolus meals.
All the research I did leads me to believe this is not from Gluconeogenesis of protein into glucose.
It is probably due to insulin release and mTOR activation.
12 hard boiled eggs will almost certainly kick you out of ketosis but this may not be a bad thing. You need to stimulate mTOR to make sick gains so I wouldnt be too concerned about this.
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Last gif posted in the Team's Slack: [link]
Absurdist and Surrealist fiction is pretty cool. I just read an article that even said that kind of fiction was still worldbuilding.
I have my disagreements, but here you go.
You might be unconsciously limiting your definition of worldbuilding.
Look up any male handwriting from 1700 to 1900 and you’ll see that the bad handwriting is not a gender thing but an education one.
Also there is an interesting article about how our handwriting became so much worse after we switched to ballpoint (Bic-style) pens. If you wish to improve your handwriting, get a good rollerball or fountain pen.
The role of luck in becoming wealthy is, well, underrated.
Yes it is when preparation meets opportunity, but there is massive survivorship bias at work here.
Check this piece out, from Technology Review (MIT): If You’re so Smart, Why Aren’t You Rich? Turns out It’s Just Chance. Here's the original research paper on a preprint server for you, entitled "Talent vs Luck: the role of randomness in success and failure".
There really is something to the saying, "I'd rather be lucky than good".
Scottie Bowman, one of the most successful coaches in the history of NHL, commented that the team's success doesn't depend on one individual or star but the right mix of healthy veterans and young talent with a good dose of lady luck.
Here's food for thought:
Remember, if you succeed, then give back to your community by helping the least fortunate.
You are comparing your insides, with other people's outsides. This is one of the reasons social media is so terrible for mental health. There is an epidemic of (Fear of Missing Out)[[link]] - FOMO. One solid way to reduce FOMO is to minimize ore eradicate social media usage.
(Here)[[link]] is a fast and simple tool for negative thinking.
Very coincidentally I stumbled upon this article yesterday: [link]
I’m sharing it because it mentioned a person who was able to externalize and objectify their experience of being bullied after learning that so many others had a similar experience & lingering results (like self-esteem & trust issues). As a result of that, this person was able to understand that the fallout of the bullying wasn’t their fault & didn’t reflect personal flaws. It was more of a logical cause/effect scenario than a one-off event that they caused by being themselves.
The article also discusses some positive takeaways from being bullied, like resiliency & motivation to prove the bullies wrong, etc. So, even though it’d have been better not to be bullied and that’s never okay, since it can’t be undone it feels nurturing to look at the silver lining.
I can relate because as it turns out I was a lot of fun to make fun of all the way up to my 20s! I didn’t defend myself and convinced myself that getting shit on was the price of admission for having friends. Even at 46, I still hear echos of that fear of being rejected & laughed at, but I’ve gotten much better at taking one interaction at a time & being curious about what’s going on rather than suspicious that I’m in danger (takes a while bc survival instincts are strong!)... In essence it’s been about giving myself a chance while also giving others a chance + honoring the reality and validity of bullying after-effects. It could be helpful to talk through this with a therapist. I wish I’d sought therapy much younger than I did... with the right person, it’s a huge boon.
Hopefully that helps! :)
Pretty much. We suffer at the hands of the most intelligent, lucky or just rich "bandits" and we also suffer at the hands of the most stupid among us that not only work against themselves, but also cause everyone around them to suffer.
[The Five Universal Laws of Human Stupidity]([link])
I suppose a home aircon is better but they are likely to be more noisy and you have to have somewhere to dump the water that is going to condense out. Most home aircons have a pipe out the back or a bucket that needs emptying. I'm content with the fan because I can open windows at opposite ends of the room and improve the airflow from the cool side to the hot side.
Interesting article here on cooling without aircon by watching the humidity levels: [link]