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How psychology — a discipline that we associate with healing — is being used as a weapon against children Donald lain Smith/Blend Images/Getty Images “ W e…

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Learn how to design large-scale systems ()

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How Twitter Became The Number One Social Network For Nudists via Instapaper https://ift.tt/2zxhAX8

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'...Within the world created by the various apps I used, I got plenty of shares and retweets. But this masked how ineffective I had become outside, in the real world. The only causes I was actually contributing to were the causes of mobbing and public shaming. Real change does not stem from these tactics. They only cause division, alienation, and bitterness. -- How did I become that person? It happened because it was exhilarating. Every time I would call someone racist or sexist, I would get a rush. That rush would then be reaffirmed and sustained by the stars, hearts, and thumbs-up that constitute the nickels and dimes of social media validation. The people giving me these stars, hearts, and thumbs-up were engaging in their own cynical game: A fear of being targeted by the mob induces us to signal publicly that we are part of it. -- ... Social justice is a surveillance culture, a snitch culture. The constant vigilance on the part of my colleagues and friends did me in. That’s why I’m delivering sushi and pizza. Not that I’m complaining. It’s honest work, and it’s led me to rediscover how to interact with people in the real world. I am a kinder and more respectful person now that I’m not regularly on social media attacking people for not being “kind” and “respectful.” -- I mobbed and shamed people for incidents that became front page news. But when they were vindicated or exonerated by some real-world investigation, it was treated as a footnote by my online community. If someone survives a social justice callout, it simply means that the mob has moved on to someone new. No one ever apologizes for a false accusation, and everyone has a selective memory regarding what they’ve done. -- ... Aggressive online virtue signaling is a fundamentally two-dimensional act. It has no human depth. It’s only when we snap out of it, see the world as it really is, and people as they really are, that we appreciate the destruction and human suffering we caused when we were trapped inside.' -- Above all, don't lie to yourself. The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others. And having no respect he ceases to love. ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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Interesting read

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Tom’s Obvious, Minimal Language:

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Interesting read

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Technology | The Guardian https://ift.tt/21NZQKD

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Show HN: Router7 – A pure-Go implementation of a small home internet router

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Nice, we open sourced XAR files. A great way to deploy python apps:

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The Scotsman is not fucking around this day

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“Incredible! One of the worst performances of my career, and they never doubted it for a second! – Ferris Bueller, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off “We have this tree, and we have this strange serpent. via Pocket

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At this point, there's nothing novel about noticing that social media is often toxic and stressful. via Pocket

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