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Content platforms, funding systems and search engines can go insane with ideological bias, creating an extralegal layer oppressing content creators. Can a completely neutral platform, which stands wholly on legal ground and is detached from moral judgement, even exist?

This is a rambling thought experiment which thinks about a payment processor, crowdfunding or patronage platform..

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Real Venezuela has never been tried.
Real Venezuela has never been tried.

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0363510/
http://www.vitagraphfilms.com/films.htm

In Venezuela, when a democratically-elected socialist starts ruining the fourth largest oil industry in the world, using socialism, effort is made to initiate a regime change.

It begins as a pro-communist propaganda piece on how socialism didn't do nothin' wrong and real communism has never been tried. It gets good later on, as there are legitimate concerns actually being shown.

Feel free to look at this and compare it to current (2017-2018) reactions to United States president Donald Trump, because it will make your head explode.

You can thank events featured around this time, and the fucktardedness that followed, for plunging 90% of the population into poverty.. and I'm not exaggerating. This is the wealth-generation of socialism.



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Bright - (2017 movie) poster

Entertainment > Movies >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt5519340/
https://www.netflix.com/title/80119234

Yet another buddy cop movie, but this time instead of <random race> it is an Orc, and instead of </random><random drugs> it's magic.

An adequate movie.



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The Last Lecture - (2008 book), by Randy Pausch cover

Entertainment > Reading >

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.thelastlecture.com/

A dying guy writes about how awesome he had it, and gives advice to his children.

It takes almost half of the book to mine more than two interesting points. It is a glaring reminder of how important it is to have a solid first chapter. Instead, chapter after chapter this book keeps promising something interesting, forcing the reader to cling to the "I'm dying" parts to hope for something better.

For people who stick it out, there is a lot of fluff which I was able to trivially summarize with two pages of bullet points. That's nothing to sneeze at, so I suppose this is worth reading for some, though I won't recommend it.



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