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  1. Feb 2022
    1. The velocity of social sharing, the power of recommendation algorithms, the scale of social networks, and the accessibility of media manipulation technology has created an environment where pseudo events, half-truths, and outright fabrications thrive.

      As it has been stated by Daniel Kahneman, we all are "cognitively lazy." This a very telling statement that helps to reveal the different reasonings of why we are in a world full of "half-truths" but, deeper than that, why we all continue to accept these half-truths. A lot of times we do not want to take the necessary time it takes to evaluate information instead of just accepting things to be true.

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  4. Feb 2021
    1. The rationale is that it's actually clearer to eager initialize. You don't need to worry about timing/concurrency that way. Lazy init is inherently more complex than eager init, so there should be a reason to choose lazy over eager rather than the other way around.
    1. Now let me ask you, do you write JS for a single page application differently from a "traditional" web application? I sure hope you do! In a "traditional" application, you can get away with being sloppy because every time the user navigates to a new page, their browser destroys the DOM and the JavaScript context. SPAs, though, require a more thoughtful approach.
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  10. Feb 2019
    1. A commitment to conditionality lives at the intersection of economics and theology. It’s where lectures about the law of the marketplace meet sermons about what we must do to earn our way into heaven. Here, almost every human interaction, even among family members, is regarded as a kind of transaction.” “(Kids) shouldn’t be spared struggle and sacrifice”: underlying idea that others (blacks, women…) are getting “something for nothing”; “the undeserving” must go conspicuously unrewarded. “Without competition we would all be paid the same and people would get lazy.” – explicit link to inequality

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  12. Dec 2017
    1. Lazy rivers, while still relatively rare in higher education, are becoming a staple at public universities known for big-time college sports and vibrant social scenes.

      Seriously? How have I never heard about them. Too much...

  13. Mar 2017
    1. Undeterred, the source credited with promoting the story, website Ending the Fed, kept pushing demonstrably false, unbylined articles on its Facebook page. According to a recent BuzzFeed analysis, the site was responsible for four of the 10 top-performing false election stories on Facebook in the three months before election day. Collectively, the four stories generated approximately 2,953,000 engagements. Ending the Fed's Facebook page, titled End the Fed, has 350,000 Likes.
    2. Over in Romania, Ovidiu Drobota, the 24-year-old behind Ending the Fed, has been paying attention to the controversy over the prevalence on Facebook of fake news stories like the ones he disseminated.