Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit research and educational organization that develops medical, legal, and cultural contexts for people to benefit from the careful uses of psychedelics and marijuana.
Miner in the world of blockchain points out to an actor with the ability to create and submit new blocks to the chain. CPU miners generally use central processors for block production and validation. GPU miners are known for using their graphics processor to address block validation and production. Miners using ASIC for block validation and production are known as ASIC miners.
The process of developing a new block and submitting it to the blockchain is known as mining
Mainnet is the largest blockchain network run by a specific protocol or the most valuable chain of a community. They exist in places of deriving real value and representation of truest intents of the core developers. READ MORE
Fanatics can justify practically any atrocity to themselves. The more untenable their position becomes, the harder they hold to it, and the worse the things they are willing to do to support it.
Mugwumps were Republican political activists in the USA opposed to political corruption, switching parties en masse (e.g. supporting Democratic candidate Grover Cleveland in 1884) because of the Republican candidate's long association with plutocracy corruption
Machine Intelligence Research Institute (Berkeley CA)
Based in Berkeley CA @ intelligence.org
website blog. "The MIRI (Machine Intelligence Research Institute) is a research nonprofit studying the mathematical underpinnings of intelligent behaviour. Our mission is to develop formal tools for the clean design and analysis of general-purpose AI systems, with the intent of making such systems safer and more reliable when they are developed."
Machine Learning Visualizers Mahatma Gandhi
When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it-always.
Malcolm X (19-May-1925 to 21-Feb-1965)
Malcolm Little - later Malcolm X - was an African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist who was a popular figure during the civil rights movement. A spokesman for the Nation of Islam until 1964, he was a vocal advocate for black empowerment and the promotion of Islam within the black community.
- "That's not a chip on my shoulder, it's your boot on my neck."
- "Capital B, Capital Punishment, Capital-ism."
Marc Munroe Dion (1950ish-)
Award-winning veteran reporter and Pulitzer Prize-nominated newspaper columnist — Marc Munroe Dion is an old-school newsman who fell out of a Frank Capra movie, complete with pipe and fedora. Born in the struggling former cotton mill town of Fall River, Mass., Dion's sense of humour sounds more like a barroom than a newsroom, and his political observations are more concerned with issues than political parties. Dion’s column, "Living and Dion" appeared in The Herald News for 24 years. His long-running WSAR radio show
was closed down in May 2021 and he was forced out of the Herald, moving to the Falls River Reporter in 2018. First column: "Maybe It's Us"
See also Marc Dion page on creators.com website. Dion is a litmus of bigger picture erosion of American society.
Marcus Aurelius (1)
Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.
Marcus Aurelius (2)
The noblest way of taking revenge on others is by refusing to become like them.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
What is morally wrong can never be advantageous, even when it enables you to make some gain that you believe to be to your advantage.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
What comes out of a person, that is what makes them unclean. From within people, from their minds and hearts, come wicked thoughts, immorality, theft, murder, adultery, greed, malice, deceit, licentiousness, envy, blasphemy, pride, and foolishness. All these evils come from within and they make one unclean.
Purveyors of political correctness will, in the final analysis, not even allow others their judgments... They celebrate 'difference,' but they will not allow people truly to be different to think differently, and to say what they think.
Terrorism is in good part an effect of government propaganda; it serves to deflect attention from governmental abuse toward a mostly imagined, highly dangerous outside enemy.
Mark R Levin Mark Reed Levin
(born 21-Sept-1957) is an American right-wing lawyer, author, and radio personality. He is the host of syndicated radio show The Mark Levin Show, as well as Life, Liberty & Levin on Fox News. Levin worked in the administration of President Ronald Reagan and was a chief of staff for Attorney General Edwin Meese.
Mark Reed Wikipedia
Mark Twain (1)
If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you do, you're misinformed.
Mark Twain (2)
But it was impossible to save the Great Republic. She was rotten to the heart. Lust of conquest had long ago done its work; trampling upon the helpless abroad had taught her, by a natural process, to endure with apathy the like at home; multitudes who had applauded the crushing of other people's liberties, lived to suffer for their mistake in their own persons. The government was irrevocably in the hands of the prodigiously rich and their hangers-on; the suffrage was become a mere machine, which they used as they chose. There was no principle but commercialism, no patriotism but of the pocket.
Mark Twain (3)
Whenever you find you are on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Mark Twain (4)
A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.
Mark Twain (5)
Never tell the truth to people who are not worthy of it.
Mark Twain (6)
Censorship is telling a grown man that he can't eat steak, because the baby can't chew it.
Mark Twain (7)
It ain't what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
Mark Van Doren
An unexamined idea, to paraphrase Socrates, is not worth having and a society whose ideas are never explored for possible error may eventually find its foundations insecure.
Market Caplitalization, also known as Market Cap, is the total value of a particular market, industry, company, or asset. For a company that is publicly traded, the market capitalization is the total market value (in dollar) of the outstanding shares of a company.
Markus W. Lunner
Propaganda is what gives us the freedom to do as we are told.
Marquis de Sade
Social order at the expense of liberty is hardly a bargain.
Martin Garbus (8-Aug-1934-)
American attorney, one of the leading individual rights lawyers in the country. Garbus has argued cases throughout the country involving constitutional, criminal, copyright, and intellectual property law at every level including the US Supreme Court. His briefs have resulted in changes to US law nationwide, including one described by Justice William J. Brennan as "probably the most important due process case in the Twentieth Century".
Martin Luther King Jr
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
In Germany, the Nazis first came for the communists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a communist. Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics, but I didn't speak up because I was a protestant. Then they came for me, and by that time there was no one left to speak for me.
Mask Efficacy - DANMASK-1 Peer-Reviewed Studies Matt Taibbi
they're trying to sound like legitimate news, but they're also completely selling out at the same time.
People are increasingly careful about what they put into their bodies. But they do not think about the news that way, or social media. They don't think about what they put in their brains. It's also a consumer product.
At that time many will turn away from the faith
Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but underneath are ravenous wolves. By their fruits you will know them. Do people pick grapes from thorn-bushes, or figs from thistles? Just so, every good tree bears good fruit, and a rotten tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a rotten tree bear good fruit.
American journalist, author, blogger, and filmmaker. He is a regular contributor to Sputnik and RT. Editor in chief of The Grayzone anti-establishment abuse of power zine.
A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
The secret of freedom lies in educating people, whereas the secret of tyranny is in keeping them ignorant.France 1792"
May the Bridges We Burn Light Our Way Home mechanism (marketing)
people want something fast and without effort, like getting rich or getting thin. mechanism is the ever changing bullshit process sold to achieve the want. It's always changing as people get wise to a particular mechanism, new mechanisms are needed to profit from the want.
Media: Coleman Nation Podcast Media: David Sinclair / Health Entrepreneurs
It's a pity David Sinclair has financial interests in consumer health product selling, like Inside Tracker. Money is a dirty motivator, beyond a certain point. Monetizing health is a recipe for grift on a trillion dollar scale; and an engine for wealth defining longevity not worth or need.All we are saying is give peace a change. Epigenome - differentiated cells - cells are the CD (DNA) and the reader/writer (Epigenome). It's the reader/writer that degrades not just the CD.What did Sinclair say about memory backup? Where is that? How can there be epigenetic memory??Look into the mouse eye growing back. Child chronology?Why do most of the genetic combinations create tumors?
Media: WSJ Titans of Industry Jewish Philanthropy
Titans of Industry Join Forces To Work for Jewish Philanthropy @ WSJ ARTICLE
Medical: Abortion Access
Association of travel distance to nearest abortion facility with rates of abortion @ LINK
Medical: Achilles Heel of mRNA Medical: Bio-inspired Tissue glue (9-Aug-2021) Medical: Druggability of Conserved RNA
Exploring the druggability of conserved RNA regulatory elements in the SARS-CoV-2 genome
Medical: Fetal Memory In Utero Medical: gene therapy treats multiple age-related diseases Medical: Pfizer Advises Stay Away From Unvaccinated Medical: Reprogramming Recovering Epigenetic Information Medical: Summary of Metformin Merck - Owner of Ivermectin - Starts Merck’s deadly Vioxx playbook, redux: a debunked smear campaign against its own Ivermectin
"Vioxx" is the name is a smear campaign playbook used by Merck Pharmaceuticals to campaign against its own competing drug—the FDA-approved, Nobel prize-winning antiviral Ivermectin, which is generic, cheap and globally available with very little scope for significant profit.Merck's deadly Vioxx playbook redux (7-Sept-2021)
Merkle Proof basically refers to the process of passing through a Merkle tree from leaf to root. Along the way, you have to hash every level with the previous level for producing a unique hash for the tree’s structure.
Merkle Root refers to the cryptographic has of all other hashes in the Merkle Tree. In the case of a blockchain, the Merkle Root refers to a hash of all the transaction hashes in the chain.
Merkle Tree is a data tree with leaves at the end of every branch labeled with an identifier or a cryptographic hash. All branches on a Merkle Tree are labeled with all leaves and sub-branches. The redundancy on a Merkle Tree ensures that any individual with the tree could provide reliable proof of completeness of the data. READ MORE
Metahaven and Jeff Khonsary: Smashing Windows Transcript Metamodernism
Metamodernism is a proposed set of developments in philosophy, aesthetics, and culture which emerge from and react to postmodernism. One definition characterizes metamodernism as mediations between aspects of both modernism and postmodernism. Another similar term is post-postmodernism.
In 1999, Moyo Okediji reused the term metamodern about contemporary African-American art, defining it as an "extension of and challenge to modernism and postmodernism."
In 2002, Andre Furlani, analyzing the literary works of Guy Davenport, defined metamodernism as an aesthetic that is "after yet by means of modernism…. a departure as well as a perpetuation."
The relationship between metamodernism and modernism was seen as going "far beyond homage, toward a reengagement with modernist method in order to address subject matter well outside the range or interest of the modernists themselves."
In 2007, Alexandra Dumitrescu described metamodernism as partly a concurrence with, partly an emergence from, and partly a reaction to, postmodernism, "champion[ing] the idea that only in their interconnection and continuous revision lie the possibility of grasping the nature of contemporary cultural and literary phenomena."
In 2010, cultural theorists Timotheus Vermeulen and Robin van den Akker proposed metamodernism as an intervention in the post-postmodernism debate.
Notes on Metamodernism
Vermeulen and van den Akker asserted that the 2000s were characterized by the return of typically modern positions that did not forfeit the postmodern mindsets of the 1980s and 1990s, resembling a "neo-romanticism" represented especially in the work of young visual artists. According to them, the metamodern sensibility "can be conceived of as a kind of informed naivety, a pragmatic idealism", characteristic of cultural responses to recent global events such as climate change, the financial crisis, political instability, and the digital revolution. They asserted that “the postmodern culture of relativism, irony, and pastiche" is over, having been replaced by a post-ideological condition that stresses engagement, affect, and storytelling.
The prefix "meta-" referred not to a reflective stance or repeated rumination, but to Plato's metaxy, which denotes a movement between opposite poles as well as beyond them.
Vermeulen and van den Akker described metamodernism as a "structure of feeling" that oscillates between modernism and postmodernism like "a pendulum swinging between…innumerable poles". According to Kim Levin, writing in ARTnews, this oscillation "must embrace doubt, as well as hope and melancholy, sincerity and irony, affect and apathy, the personal and the political, and technology and techne." For the metamodern generation, according to Vermeulen, "grand narratives are as necessary as they are problematic, hope is not simply something to distrust, love not necessarily something to be ridiculed."
Vermeulen asserts that "metamodernism is not so much a philosophy—which implies a closed ontology—as it is an attempt at a vernacular, or…a sort of open source document, that might contextualise and explain what is going on around us, in political economy as much as in the arts."
The New Class War: Saving Democracy From the Metropolitan Elite (2017)
The worst forms of tyranny, or certainly the most successful ones, are not those we rail against but those that so insinuate themselves into the imagery of our consciousness, and the fabric of our lives, as not to be perceived as tyranny.
Michel de Montaigne
The man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears.
Military Industrial Complex Military Industrial Complex Military Industrial Complex Miller v. California, 413 U.S. 15 (1973)
"Speech that is obscene and thus lacking First Amendment protection must be without serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value. It also must appeal to the prurient interest in the view of an average person according to community standards, and it must describe sexual conduct or excretory functions in an offensive way."
Milton Friedman (1)
With advertising, the free market does not yield a neutral system in which final buyer choice decides. The advertisers’ choices influence media prosperity and survival.
Milton Friedman (2)
A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a greater degree of both.
Milton Friedman (3)
One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.
Milton Friedman (4)
Governments never learn. Only people learn.
Milton Friedman (5)
Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
Milton Friedman (6)
Society doesn't have values. People have values.
Milton Friedman (7)
The key insight of Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations is misleadingly simple: if an exchange between two parties is voluntary, it will not take place unless both believe they will benefit from it. Most economic fallacies derive from the neglect of this simple insight, from the tendency to assume that there is a fixed pie, that one party can gain only at the expense of another.
The mining pool refers to a group of miners working together for generating the next block on a blockchain before the others in the network.
I don't understand why educated adults in positions of public trust and/or authority are so keen to make a pig's breakfast of British culture. Last Night of the Proms simply happens to be today's target for extirpation.
I don't get why these spineless 'curators' of UK cultural heritage keep kowtowing to the demands of self-appointed identity police? Is it just for social media likes? Anything for a quiet life? Virtue signalling in the hope of winning woke brownie points? To what end?
Destroying the very traditions they're supposed to look after is a heavy price to pay, not least because their craven iconoclasm achieves nothing to actually help whichever oppressed minority is being championed by the "...haughty tyrants..." of woke outrage.
Give the decision-making power on whether to bend the knee to internet mob outrage to sometime with a backbone. I'm sure they'd stand firm on not falsely editing history or spuriously censuring the culture of this "..blest isle..." (I know I would.)
"Missing context" is the fact-checker euphemism for "this claim is correct but we don't want anyone screencapping this as ammo."
"Missing context" is the fact-checker euphemism for "this claim is correct but we don't want anyone screencapping this as ammo."
Money plays a much more important role in what is done in Washington than we believe. … You’ve got to cozy up, as an incumbent, to all the special interest groups who can go out and raise money for you from their members, and that kind of a relationship has an influence on the way you’re gonna vote. … I think we have to become much more vigilant on seeing the impact of money. … I think it’s wrong and we’ve got to change it.
Ideology only works when it’s the start of public conversation, never as a means to a predetermined end. Ambition’ is ‘greed’ rebranded.
Monitors: Economics, Trade and Big Capital Most Important Research Questions on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 Mother Jones
"Founded in 1976, Mother Jones is America’s longest-established investigative news organization. We are based in San Francisco and have bureaus in Washington, DC, and New York."Establishment liberal-left news ecosystem centrepiece, peddling corporate agenda over human need, standard bullshit spigot techniques following the mainstream official news zeitgeist.Bullshit Spigot Rating: C
Multi Signature (MultiSig)
Multi Signature is a crypto-asset wallet for which there is a requirement of multiple keys to access it. More than one (specified) individuals have to sign a transaction for approval, only then they would be able to access the wallet.
Murray Newton Rothbard (2-Mar-1926 to 7-Jan-1995) was an American heterodox economist of the Austrian School, economic historian and political theorist. Rothbard was a founder and leading theoretician of anarcho-capitalism, a staunch advocate of historical revisionism and a central figure in the 20th-century American libertarian movement. He wrote over twenty books on political theory, history, economics, and other subjects.