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I am a geek and a nerd. No seriously, I'm not kidding... No coolness factor here. Circling me gives you magical powers...
I am a geek and a nerd. No seriously, I'm not kidding... No coolness factor here. Circling me gives you magical powers...

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Meanwhile in Hawaii
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Bitcoin correction under way- down 40% so far
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Gmail app woes

I wish the gmail app supported contact lists. Drives me nuts
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Cutting the cord also disconnected me from "pop reality," and it's good

Since we cut the cord, I consume very, very little television now. It's less of "what's on" and more "Is there something I'm willing to spend the time to watch" question.

I've found things are so much better treating television consumption as a 2nd or 3rd choice, and not a default activity.

We don't even leave the TV on for background noise any more.

I also found that my reduction to exposure to television's toxic "pop culture reality", with it's commercialized emotional dominated production, how much good I see and how much better the >REAL< world is over TV's overproduced fiction.

Television's Illusion of Truthiness, with it's live action role play and virtual signaling, is like an emotional drug. The more charged it is, the more addicted I found myself to how it made me feel. Like a bad habit.
People want to live and want purpose, and I somethings see it as substituting life off the couch with an emotional stimulus designed with a profit motive.

Now, I am consciously aware of just how much the consumption of television dominates so many people's everyday lives and consciousness, as it used to mine.

Nobody changes the channel if what they're consuming makes them feel scared, angry, self righteously smug, excited, or any number of strong emotional engagements.

That's one of the things about television that is true, that I was taught in elementary school in a class about critical thinking about advertising. Everything coming out of TV is to invoke a reaction in the viewer, and for advertiser profit driven productions, like news, their #1 goal is to invoke strong emotional reactions.

Outrage is one of the best because not only does it make us "dial" sticky, but induces viral activity as it drives us to vent to others, insulating us in a reaffirming outrage cocoon.

Perhaps, to really know what's going on in the world, you have to look at "pop reality" from the outside.
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Ethereum founder, folks, defending possession of child porn

The internet is forever, deleting tweets after they’re sent doesn’t solve anything.

Being the founder, I would almost bet you the feds and other countries will be after them now.

Necessity is the mother of invention - and in this case - ewwww apparently we know why did he needed to create it?

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I was so sad today.
Lord God, please prompt those near the suffering to be your hand of comfort, and prompt them to fellowship with those in pain to help them carry their burden of grief, until they can carry it on their own. Let this bring people together and help us turn from evil. Let this tragedy teach us about ourselves and each other, to see why such hate could manifest in someone's heart and drive them towards darkness. Give us the wisdom to face the evil this man embraced, and the strength to put aside bitterness. Lord, pour your grace out on this man's family. We pray for his soul and those of the fallen. Give us this day our daily bread, manna of heaven, to feed our hungry souls that crave your presence.
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Really? This is the time to try and capitalize on tragedy by calling for gun control?

Go away - you sick, inhumane, horrible ghouls.
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