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Nathan Hourt
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Nathan is dedicated to creating applications which empower individuals to shape a better world for themselves and others.
Nathan is dedicated to creating applications which empower individuals to shape a better world for themselves and others.

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Nice quote. Be sure to note who said it.
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Excellent article, and a great perspective on the power of Scratch.
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"It's the 10th anniversary of Scratch, the kids programming language that's become a popular tool for training the next generation of minds in computer science. But as Steven Levy writes at Backchannel, Scratch's real value is how it imparts lessons in sharing, logic, and hackerism: 'A product of the MIT Media Lab, Scratch is steeped in a complicated set of traditions -- everything from educational philosophy to open source activism and the pursuit of artificial life. The underpinnings of this tool subtly, and sometimes not so subtly, convey a set of values through its use... These values include reverence of logic, an unshakeable belief in the power of collaboration, and a celebration of the psychic and tangible rewards of being a maker.'"

https://backchannel.com/the-kids-computer-language-that-became-a-mind-bomb-for-the-hacker-ethic-a0b7e42c229d
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I thought this was a fascinating perspective on Assange and WikiLeaks.

WikiLeaks was designed to hurt power that hides its intentions.
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So, when WikiLeaks publishes the Democratic National Committee’s dirty secrets (to pick just one example), it’s not trying to drive public outrage, as reasonable as that might be. Rather, it’s trying to make the conspirators distrust each other, and especially to distrust their communications, because if those links go, networked power goes with them.

https://www.freemansperspective.com/julian-assange-really/
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“Not all those who wander are lost.”
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Well, just tried to use +Chainfire​'s Flash Fire to take the new OTA on my Pixel XL and keep root. It failed in what appeared to be a recovery, with error 20 (something about kDownloadInitializationError if I remember right) during step 1/2. It said it reinstalled supersu anyways. Upon rebooting, I found that (1) my device was not updated, so I still have to take the OTA; (2) my device is now unrooted, so I can't try again.

Alas, it's still too good to be true. :-P

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Although better known for his carpentry, waterproof sandals, and weather forecasting, Jesus did have a bit to say about investing as well.
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