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  1. Jul 2024
    1. Improving the living standards of all working-class Americans while closing racial disparities in employment and wages will depend on how well we seize opportunities to build multiracial, multigendered, and multigenerational coalitions to advance policies that achieve both of these goals

      for - political polarization - challenge to building multi-racial coalition - to - Wired story - No one actually knows how AI will affect jobs

      political polarization - building multi-racial coalitions - This is challenging to do when there is so much political polarization with far-right pouring gasoline on the polarization fire and obscuring the issue - There is a complex combination of factors leading to the erosion of working class power

      automation - erosion of the working class - Ai is only the latest form of the automation trend, further eroding the working class - But Ai is also beginning to erode white collar jobs

      to - Wired story - No one actually knows how AI will affect jobs - https://hyp.is/KsIWPDzoEe-3rR-gufTfiQ/www.wired.com/story/ai-impact-on-work-mary-daly-interview/

  2. Oct 2023
    1. The melting of the polar caps at the end of Earth’s regular ice ages has also played a halting role. These are long-term trends. More short-term effects include an earthquake in Chile in 2010 that sped up the planet and shortened the day by 1.26 microseconds. In fact, 29 June 2022 was the shortest day ever directly recorded. But something strange appears to be occurring in the short-term trends. Since 2020, the average day has been getting longer – in other words, Earth is slowing down. This goes against a previous pattern of the average day shortening for the half-century before that.

      What is the estimated day length of an average day in 2000 compared to today?

  3. Jan 2022
    1. 5G C-band facility. It says the interference with the aircraft’s radio altimeter could prevent engine and braking systems from transitioning to landing mode, with a potential to affect the aircraft from stopping on the runway.

      5G C-band facility aircraft landing

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  9. May 2021
    1. doesn't matter: only feelings matter. If they could make me stop loving you--that would be the real betrayal.'

      only feelings matter

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  12. Jan 2021
    1. “affect labelling,” the act of putting feelings into words, actually help decrease brain activity in the amygdala and therefore reduce stress

      Affect Labelling - Put thoughts into words. Decreases amygdala activity which decreases stress.

      Other studies have shown this has resulted in:

      • Healthier eating choices
      • Healthier sexual appetites

      Great practices are:

      • Reframing your language. Practise saying phrases like “I am feeling angry”, instead of “I am angry.”
      • Meditate often
      • Induce flow states through work you enjoy, or exercise
      • Psychedelic experiences
      • Being in nature (e.g long hikes)
      • Vipassana retreats
      • Long stretches of undisturbed time spent with yourself
  13. Dec 2020
  14. Nov 2020
    1. In Rust, we use the "No New Rationale" rule, which says that the decision to merge (or not merge) an RFC is based only on rationale that was presented and debated in public. This avoids accidents where the community feels blindsided by a decision.
    2. I'd like to go with an RFC-based governance model (similar to Rust, Ember or Swift) that looks something like this: new features go through a public RFC that describes the motivation for the change, a detailed implementation description, a description on how to document or teach the change (for kpm, that would roughly be focused around how it affected the usual workflows), any drawbacks or alternatives, and any open questions that should be addressed before merging. the change is discussed until all of the relevant arguments have been debated and the arguments are starting to become repetitive (they "reach a steady state") the RFC goes into "final comment period", allowing people who weren't paying close attention to every proposal to have a chance to weigh in with new arguments. assuming no new arguments are presented, the RFC is merged by consensus of the core team and the feature is implemented. All changes, regardless of their source, go through this process, giving active community members who aren't on the core team an opportunity to participate directly in the future direction of the project. (both because of proposals they submit and ones from the core team that they contribute to)
  15. Oct 2020
    1. For the sake of best compatibility we convert the className attribute to class for svelte.

      Svelte refuses to standardize on any way to pass a CSS class. I thought className was actually the most common name for this prop though even in Svelte...

  16. Sep 2020
    1. Most simple example: <script> import ChildComponent from './Child.svelte'; </script> <style> .class-to-add { background-color: tomato; } </style> <ChildComponent class="class-to-add" /> ...compiles to CSS without the class-to-add declaration, as svelte currently does not recognize the class name as being used. I'd expect class-to-add is bundled with all nested style declarations class-to-add is passed to ChildComponent as class-to-add svelte-HASH This looks like a bug / missing feature to me.
    2. I wrote hundreds of Rect components and what I learned is that Componets should be able to be styled by developer who is using it.
    3. color: red; //doesn't apply this rule, because scoping doesn't extend to children
    4. Say I want to style this javascript routing anchor tag on various pages (some may be buttons, plain links, images) it makes it incredibly difficult. Eg:
    5. Having to wrap everything in a selector :global(child) { } is hacky
    1. feel like there needs to be an easy way to style sub-components without their cooperation
    2. The problem with working around the current limitations of Svelte style (:global, svelte:head, external styles or various wild card selectors) is that the API is uglier, bigger, harder to explain AND it loses one of the best features of Svelte IMO - contextual style encapsulation. I can understand that CSS classes are a bit uncontrollable, but this type of blocking will just push developers to work around it and create worse solutions.
    1. There is a good amount of properties that should mostly be applied from a parent's point of view. We're talking stuff like grid-area in grid layouts, margin and flex in flex layouts. Even properties like position and and the top/right/left/bottom following it in some cases.
    2. Svelte will not offer a generic way to support style customizing via contextual class overrides (as we'd do it in plain HTML). Instead we'll invent something new that is entirely different. If a child component is provided and does not anticipate some contextual usage scenario (style wise) you'd need to copy it or hack around that via :global hacks.
    3. This allows passing classes to child components with svelte-{hash} through the class prop and prevents removing such classes from css.
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  21. Mar 2019
    1. Affect Theory and the New Age of Anxiety

      The TLDR here is that this piece has little directly to do with cryptocurrencies. But it happens to sit at a weird intersection of stuff I happen to be interested in.

      So here goes: Affect theory says how we feel explains what we do. That’s what explains populist/popular movements like Occupy, Trump supporters, and other loosely organised, mass movements that all seem to originate on the internet before meta sizing beyond the network.

      Affect and politics could also be what explains the popular appeal and the movement behind cryptocurrencies. It could also explain why crypto proponents are particularly resistant to criticism: a surgical takedown of bitcoin’s monetary policy problems matters less than how stateless coins make its proponents feel.

      Anyway, my previous snippet got lost on the WiFi, so this is a rather disjointed recollection of it. And this is my summary of the day.

    2. larger manifestations

      Again, the popularity of cryptocurrecies might be understood in terms of these other, popuist/popular, movements as well. Movements formed as a reaction to something.

    3. They saw our world as shaped not simply by narratives and arguments but also by nonlinguistic effects—by mood, by atmosphere, by feelings.

      Per the notation below, this might describe what the crypto world is all about. Less about monetary policy—more about how monetary policy makes them feel.

      🔗 The theoretical schools around affect )are interesting rabbit holes to explore here, with apologies to my postgraduate lecturers!

    4. Where did the seeming surplus of emotionality that we see on the Internet come from, and what might it become?

      This particular line resonates with what happens in Crypto-land, I think. For a couple of reasons: Crypto-land itself is largely constituted of online interactions. Secondly, crypto-land is nothing if not overflowing with a “surplus of emotionality”. Perhaps this is why we see an overlap of communities interested in Trumpian politics and ideas, and cryptocurrencies. They might be interested or attracted to the same thing: how these subjects make them feel.

      🔗 Brian Massumi has much to say about politics and affect. His idea is that the pre-emptive policies of post-9/11 counter-terrorism creates an atmosphere of “low-lying fear”—an affect of terror.

  22. Sep 2017
    1. the term “trump” indicates positive feeling, something which is likely no longer true for a sizable number of Americans.

      How can these technologies account for these linguistic contingencies?

  23. Jun 2016
    1. writing scenes are overwhelmingly populated by bodies: shocked, angry, delighted, and feeling-full bodies. Although many models of composition focus upon the signifying dimensions of writing, they often fail to account for writing's experiential aspects.

      Affect theory emerging in Rhetcomp

  24. Jun 2015
    1. iterative-inductive research (that evolves in design through the study), drawing on a family of methods,

      Hmmm....I really like this articulation of method and find it analogous to "affect theory." That is...the slipperiness that we often encounter in affect theory is often a result of the formal commitments to an ongoing process of evolving terms. Here..."iterative-induction" works well to foreground that process of change.

    1. is there a useful distinction between sensation and affect?

      I find the treatments of this distinction so confusing. I'd love to try to collectively unpack this in the seminar.