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"...the current appeal of machismo as political style, the wall-building and xenophobia, the mythology and race theory, the fantastical promises of national restoration – these are not cures, but symptoms of what is slowly revealing itself to all: nation states everywhere are in an advanced state of political and moral decay from which they cannot individually extricate themselves."
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"If this doesn’t fill you with a sense of wonder and awe about the future of machines and humanity then, I don’t know, go watch Blade Runner or something."
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This year summer trip to County Donegal with Misha. It only took me three months to go through the pictures and sort them for the public album but it was worth it ;)
Donegal 2017
Donegal 2017
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It is interesting to watch S01E02 of new Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events series while remembering all the "literally" meaning articles from 2013 ;)

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/misuse-of-literally

At the same time it reminds me of reading "How English Became English: A Short History of a Global Language". Language, its evolution and us trying to preserve it in these days with minimal changes.
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I was tempted to buy two discounted books yesterday: The World Until Yesterday (Jared Diamond) and How the World Works (Noam Chomsky), both written ~2011/2012... but then, how much world has changed recently in last 4 years...

I follow Veritasium channel on YouTube and there was a video published recently, not as much scientific as the other ones, but more about social media. The most interesting moments for me are at 5:33 - 6:55 (internet discussions), and 15:20 - 16:00 (clear arguments and trenches).
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If the members of any population (humans, animals, microbes...) would need to make a decision about their evolution, and they had issues communicating (filter bubble, shallow discussions) or the outcome would not be clear, then... based on some evolution theories or other physical principles, it seems to me that: The best chances to survive might be to split the population to halves.

It's very interesting to see this in many and many recent decisions, across different states/countries. Even not thinking about it, we tend to balance the chances. I would love to read some research about it. From politics, through evolution, biology, to physics, and back again :)

..and then, unlike any evolution, we have a rule to pick one of the results (which might be quite close to the margin error) and apply it to the whole population. I don't mind either, just observing how many recent decision were made like this.
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I usually take a book when going for a holiday. Not this time :)
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"Cities are mankind’s most enduring and stable mode of social organization, outlasting all empires and nations over which they have presided. Today cities have become the world’s dominant demographic and economic clusters."
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...and this is the last bit from this year Dublin Film Festival. Place and Identity are an entity unto themselves within the Irish language. ‪#‎ADIFF16‬ ‪#‎Irish‬
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...and this is the second movie I have seen: The Brand New Testament. God exists. He lives in Brussels and is a proper asshole. ‪#‎ADIFF16‬
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