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PLEASE REBLOG Last chance to save Net Neutrality



There’s only 36 hours left comment on the FCC’s proposal to allow for Net Neutrality-shredding “Internet fast lanes” that let phone companies to pick Internet winners and losers—it’s time to act.

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I took a new picture of my face and hair cut!



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The real story here that has been rattling around my brain the most is the story of innovation at the fringes beyond normalcy. Chris Dixon said when he made the investment in Coinbase that Bitcoin, “is one of the 5 best computer science ideas from the last forty years.” I agree. And, the idea that this brilliance came largely from one guy, acting in isolation, motivated largely by paranoia and distaste for existing financial infrastructure, is just wild. In this light the profile of Satoshi is the profile of an artist, or better yet, a maker. And like all makers, he is quirky, weird, one of the crazy ones.

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“But the explanation of how man should live a life of active social service in full harmony with himself as a member of the community of spirit, I found in the writings of those great medieval mystics for whom ‘self-surrender’ had been the way to self-realization, and who in ‘singleness of mind’ and ‘inwardness’ had found strength to say yes to every demand which the needs of their neighbours made them face, and to say yes also to every fate life had in store for them when they followed the call of duty as they understood it.”

Dag Hammarskjöld in a radio interview with Edward R. Murrow 1953, soon after his appointment as United Nations secretary general.

Recently, Roger Lipsey, author of the new book, Hammarskjöld: A Life, and a member of our Board of Directors for PARABOLA, spoke at a United Nations commemoration on the sixtieth anniversary of Dag Hammarskjöld’s oath of office.

For more about Lipsey’s book or information about the life and legacy of Hammarskjöld, check out this website.

Watch the video commemoration here.

via: parabola-magazine.

Probably enough of the squirrel thing?