Links of the Quarter: December 2018

How to Save the World

There is no one, no time or space, no causality or agency, no life or death, no purpose or meaning. Na Pali coast, Kaua’i — photo by me, taken two weeks ago. Although it isn’t real, doesn’t really exist, my self is giving me a hard time these days.

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Facebook Eavesdropping Patent and Congress Questions

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

Mr Zuckerberg Facebook submitted a patent 7 years ago to listen to background noise (ambient waveforms) for the purposes of delivering content. Maybe they need, I dunno, an intern to do a few minutes research eg.

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Links of the Quarter: September 2018

How to Save the World

That there is no time, space, purpose or meaning, no thing apart. Climate Change Performance Index: An international organization maps policies and progress on addressing climate change , by country. Cartoon by Hugh Macleod from Gaping Void.

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Spoof Intelligence Added for all Exchange Online Protection Plans #office365

Michael Sampson - Currents

Microsoft added Spoof Intelligence for email security earlier this year (January 2018 I think). – An application that is configured to spoof its own organization in order to send internal notifications by email.

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Community and organization intertwine

Learning Alliances

I’ve been thinking about how community and organization are intertwined, especially when they are interdependent like they are in churches, synagogues, or mission-driven organizations like Amnesty International. The community’s memory can keep an organization true to its purpose and its conversations can alert the organization to emerging needs. Can reduce the noise of community chatter and be purposeful about listening to widely separated perspectives.

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Links of the Quarter: March 2018

How to Save the World

Music As Life and Death: His friend James Stewart writes a brilliant biography of Eric Sun , violin virtuoso and Facebook genius, an exemplar of how to live with purpose and how to die with dignity. image via Ulf Parczyk on Jim Newman’s Facebook Page.

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The Agnostic Game

How to Save the World

Students of such systems began to think of the evolution of the universe and of life on Earth as a type of game, and began to speculate on whether or not this game had a ‘purpose’ or not, with spiritualists and agnostics taking opposing sides.

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