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Reform is the Refactor of politics. Don't underestimate the value of all the details figured out in the current implementation. And never stop refactoring if you don't want to end up in a huge mess where ever further step is a pain.

5th day in a row protests in Thailand continue even after the military gov issued state of emergency, shutdown public transport, arrested many protesters and announced up to 2 years jail for sharing selfi from protest on social media

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RT @TostevinM@twitter.com

Asok and Victory Monument. Two of Bangkok's busiest places taken over by protesters demanding an end to the government and reforms of the monarchy. via @jgesilva@twitter.com and @Athit_P@twitter.com bit.ly/37gZbx3

Was für eine traurig reißerische und irreführende Überschrift @focusonline@twitter.com! So unterstützen deutsche Medien Diktatoren in der Welt.
Weder war der König im Auto, noch hat ein Demonstrant versucht das Auto zu stürmen m.focus.de/politik/ausland/dem

After police dispersed peaceful Thai protests with water cannons and chemicals last night, for today's protest the government decided to shutdown the whole train system and major roads before protests start.
All that after the PM cited a grim reaper poem last night.

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RT @ThaiEnquirer@twitter.com

High school and middle school students once again joining the fight at Ladprao.

Only this time their parents have come too to protect their kids that were left vulnerable last night!

The last couple of months have been the first time in history so many people in Thailand openly criticize the monarchy. Tonight's protest have been the biggest yet after the military government has declared a state of emergency yesterday.

RT @reuterspictures@twitter.com

Thai police used water cannons and pushed forward with riot shields and batons today, trying to disperse thousands of protesters who defied a ban on protests for a second day. More photos: reut.rs/2HfkZht

A death rate of 57/100k in a country that has few urban areas.
Sure great if you compare to US with 65. How does it compare to densely populated, progressive countries?
Germany 12, Japan 1, South Korea < 1
Even its neighbors: Finland 6, Norway 5

RT @SvitlanaNosul@twitter.com

Hi, this is a short video to show Stockholm today as people around the world should see life is normal here.

A death rate of 57/100k in a country that has few urban areas.
Sure great if you compare to US with 65. But Sweden is not a 3rd world country. How does it compare to densely populated progressive countries?
Germany 12, Australia 4, Japan 1
Even its neighbors: Finland 6, Norway 5

RT @SvitlanaNosul@twitter.com

Hi, this is a short video to show Stockholm today as people around the world should see life is normal here.

A random thought about MMT: In German, tax is called "Steuer" which literally kind of means "control". Almost like it's intended to be used more as a controlling device instead of a way for the poor government to also get a piece of the cake...

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This article sounds like a society I want to live in 😺

RT @jasonhickel@twitter.com

The principles of MMT could be used to provide universal access to generous public goods, while reducing inequality and scaling down resource and energy use. Here's how: jasonhickel.org/blog/2020/9/10

Questionable if overtime is actually more productive. But in a case where it is more productive and necessary, then compensate people accordingly. Also, be honest. The overall result will be better and more wealth will created 🤷 Why is this so difficult?

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Last year, the bosses of CD Projekt Red approached me for an interview. They wanted to announce that for Cyberpunk 2077, they would be avoiding mandatory crunch.

This week, they sent out an email to staff announcing studio-wide mandatory crunch. News: bloomberg.com/news/articles/20

For writing code that mostly does syscalls for networking, file access and so on, Go is a great tool though! Its simplicity and error handling shine here. See Docker, Kubernetes, ...

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Working mostly on the data side of things I see the value of a more flexible language for this kind of work.

RT @rakyll@twitter.com

I’ve done over 1000 (mostly API design) reviews when I was working on Go. You might be wondering who needs generics, here are my three categories:
- Data layers, database APIs
- Collections
- Container types

Lack of generics is not just copy/paste but causing error-prone APIs.

If this is not worrying you, then I don't know what will ☕😱

RT @Botanygeek@twitter.com

Including bananas 🍌, cocoa 🍫, coffee ☕️ & avocados 🥑.

A bit more nuanced than the headline suggests (things always are), but a good intro.

Via @AgBioWorld@twitter.com

medium.com/illumination-curate

Working with dates is so damn hard. Time is an illusion and it crumbles whenever you squeeze it too tight.

Anyone has experienced a date library that is fun to work with (hint the JS Date implementation is the wrong answer)?

"Dude was obviously a genius, and spent his time on backups instead of solving millennium problems."
Great answer to the question!
and @nntaleb@twitter.com would love this part "academia is a lousy place to do novel research"
daemonology.net/blog/2020-09-2

It doesn't matter if you write the algorithm explicitly or you train it. You create it.

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Turns out algorithms are political. But algorithms are not racist. People creating them are.

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