- 📧💵👏🏼 The guys at Future Crunch have an excellent newsletter and a Patreon they use to collect money they then give to charities. This month they picket Glia after learning about the project here on Sentiers. So, you know, yeah!
- 🏡 Not sure how realistic these things are but from a purely aesthetic perspective, I like them. Keeping an eye on those project. The Urban Village Project (by Space 10) and vivihouse.
- 🎙 @thejaymo with some things to ponder. The Internet Isn’t All One Thing “Half articulated thoughts on Waldenponding, literal content and UX verticality, the demands of the attention economy and why return to the Isles of blogging.“.
- Was hoping to feature this but, although the company is interesting, the article is a bit “light.” Still, worth knowing about: Inside Graphcore, the UK unicorn that’s about to become the Intel of AI. “So we’ve set about trying to solve those two problems – intelligence is a different workload, and focusing on efficiency and not speed – with our IPU.”
- 🤯🧵 by Fall of Civilizations Podcast: Today, we know that Sahara Desert as a vast sea of sand and salt flats. But up until around 5,000 years ago, this is how it looked. It was a green landscape of Savannahs, lakes and rivers where early humans lived, hunted and fished.
- 🎵💵 Excellent 🧵 by Amanda Palmer: crowdfunding - whether it’s kickstarter, indiegogo, patreon, or just a band pre-selling their album on their website instead of working with a corporation - is just a simple trust-based agreement between consenting adults. if you don’t want to be involved, great. don’t consent.
- ⌛️ We Might Be Reaching ‘Peak Indifference' on Climate Change. “But at some point, a crisis gets so bad that it becomes unignorable. Our indifference reaches a peak, begins to decline—and panic emerges. This could describe what we’re now seeing in the climate polling. Media coverage and real-life events have finally broken through to folks: “Increasingly they’re saying, ‘Wait a minute, this is happening right here, right now,’ ”.”
- 🇷🇺🛰 Woah! Russian satellite creeps up to Intelsat satellite - again. “What we’ve observed is this satellite moves around the geostationary belt and it will sidle up close to other satellites and stay there for a while, and then move along to other satellites,” explained Harrison. “So that suggests that it’s some sort of inspection or data collection vehicle.”
Note — Sep 08, 2019