I’m thankful that I was born into a middle class American immigrant family, thereby escaping the misery of billions of people who live in absolute poverty.
I’m thankful that I was born into a malaria-free country, thereby escaping a disease that kills thousands of people (mostly children under the age of 5) every day.
I’m thankful that I was born into and live in a country that, for all its crazy politics, remains relatively peaceful, thereby escaping the plight of millions of refugees fleeing violence in their home countries.
When I think about the incredible amount of suffering people endure all over the world, I wonder, if our situations were reversed, would they try to rescue me from my plight?
I hope so. I’m thankful to be in a situation where I can give and do what I can for those in need, rather than hoping that someone will care about my suffering. To that end, I’m again donating 20% of my yearly income to a number of charitable organizations (mostly recommended by GiveWell).
Happy holidays everyone.
"This isn't an argument against cash — if anything, it's an argument for giving cash to everyone, since people getting it are definitely left better off. But it does suggest that absolute income isn't the only way money makes you happy. How much people were making in relation to others, or relative income, matters too."
"""Second, cash transfers also have positive effects on people not getting them. "We find large positive spillovers on female empowerment, driven mainly by reductions in physical and sexual domestic violence," the researchers write."""
However, now that there are more and more Type C products rolling out from Nexus, One+, Nokia, and more, this I have found painfully true : USB Type-C will only be as good as its ecosystem, and more specifically, the worst of its ecosystem.
I have started reviewing USB cables on Amazon because I have gotten fed up with the early cables from 3rd party vendors that so blatantly flaunt the specification and I want to hold them to task.
You may not just get weird behavior from your devices with these bad cables... What some these vendors are doing is downright dangerous.
I've been contemplating setting up a blog where I document bad cables and perhaps give some insights into USB Type C as well.
#USB #TypeC ,
#Nexus #ChromebookPixel #PixelC
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