Telos is a term used by philosopher Aristotle to refer to the full potential or inherent purpose or objective of a person or thing, similar to the notion of an 'end goal' or 'raison d'être' - can be understood as the "supreme end of man's endeavour"
A token is the digital representation of an asset built over existing blockchain. They are designed for uniqueness, instant transferability, liquidity, digital scarcity, and security.
The worst crimes were dared by a few, willed by more and tolerated by all.
To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace.
An alternative to blockchain developer who tests the applications in a somewhat real (near-live) environment.
"Revealing systemic injustice and providing a platform for progressive and transformative ideas, through in-depth investigative reporting and critical analysis. With a powerful, independent voice, we will spur transformations in consciousness and inspire both policy change and direct action."Aggregator news amplifier for soft liberal-left and centrist establishment parsing and propagating articles from simpatico sources like Democracy Now plus a small but prolific inhouse staff.Bullshit Spigot Rating: B-
T S Eliot
Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?
Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn (3-Apr-1925 to 14-Mar-2014) was a British politician, writer and diarist who served as a Labour Party Cabinet minister in the 1960s and 1970s. When the Labour Party was in opposition through the 1980s, he emerged as a prominent figure on the left wing of the party and unsuccessfully challenged Neil Kinnock for the Labour leadership in 1988. After leaving Parliament at the 2001 general election, Benn was President of the Stop the War Coalition until his death in 2014. Benn was widely seen as a key proponent of democratic socialism and Christian socialism. The terms Bennism and Bennite came into usage to describe the left-wing politics he espoused from the late 1970s and its adherents. He was a major influence on the politics of Jeremy Corbyn, who was elected Leader of the Labour Party a year after Benn's death.
I propose to take our countrymen’s claims of American exceptionalism seriously, which is to say I propose subjecting our country to an exceptional moral standard.
The classroom was a jail of other people’s interests. The library was open, unending, free.
Hate gives identity. The nigger, the fag, the bitch illuminate the border, illuminate what we ostensibly are not, illuminate the Dream of being white, of being a Man. We name the hated strangers and are thus confirmed in the tribe.
Ta-Nehisi Coates (1975-)
Writer and academic at NYU, Ta-Nehisi Coates - born 30th Sept 1975 - is a popular corporate civil rights crossover figure, influential in conferring academic legitimacy on social movements in service of black Americans and neoliberal elites, both in historical context and as they unfold in real-time..
"I propose to take our countrymen’s claims of American exceptionalism seriously, which is to say I propose subjecting our country to an exceptional moral standard."
He is the author of books: The Beautiful Struggle, We Were Eight Years in Power, and Between The World And Me. His first novel, The Water Dancer, was released in September 2019. Ta-Nehisi is a mainstream crossover culture poster-boy
for upwardly mobile 21st-century intellectuals including authoring current incarnations of Black Panther and Captain America comic book series and introducing the Case For Reparations
to the popular imagination.
“The classroom was a jail of other people’s interests. The library was open, unending, free.”
"Hate gives identity. The nigger, the fag, the bitch illuminate the border, illuminate what we ostensibly are not, illuminate the Dream of being white, of being a Man. We name the hated strangers and are thus confirmed in the tribe."/blockquote>
tabula rasa (blank slate)
Formalised by philosopher John Locke (1632-1704) in n Essay Concerning Human Understanding, tabula rasa is the theory that individuals are born without built-in mental content (ideas) and therefore all knowledge (conceptual) comes from experience or perception - epistemological proponents of tabula rasa disagree with the doctrine of innatism, which holds that the mind is born already in possession of certain knowledge - instead preferring nuture over nature emphasis (without discounting nature exerting great influence over nurture) building on potentials that vary from person to person
Terry Eagleton (1)
By and large, academic institutions have shifted from being the accusers of corporate capitalism to being its accomplices. They are intellectual Tescos, churning out a commodity known as graduates rather than greengroceries.
The Shepherd's Crown (2015)
It refers to an Ethereum Testnet that supports parity clients and uses Proof of Authority consensus.
It refers to an Ethereum Testnet that supports geth clients and uses Proof of Authority consensus.
It refers to an Ethereum Testnet that supports both the geth and parity clients and uses Proof of Authority consensus.It is mostly similar to mainnet.
Texas Tribune Reporting Children Covid-19 Hospitalization The Atlantic: Peter Thiel Single Digit Millionaires
Who Wants to Be a 'Single-Digit' Millionaire @ ARTICLE LINK
on The Atlantic website.
The Daily Beast
"Independent. Irreverent. Intelligent. The Daily Beast delivers award-winning original reporting and sharp opinion in the arena of politics, pop-culture and power."Millennial pop-aesthetic left-liberal orthodox reportage following the news zeitgeist interlarded with mass culture clout chasing (and directing) by ambitious young-ish journalists and bloggers.Bullshit Spigot Rating: B
The Daily Kos
"News you can do something about."Aesthetically a very left-liberal, very woke, raw Millennial activist Daily Beast pale fire outlet, substantially another credentialist we-smart-they-dumb bullshit spigot gossip parser. Bullshit Spigot Rating: B+
The Fed Prints Trillions. Inflation Threatens. Will It Do A Weimar?
Since the beginning of Covid in Feb/March 2020, the Fed has pumped a mountain of cash into the economy to keep it running decently. But the prices of consumer goods are rising nonetheless, while real estate value isn't keeping pace.Inflation is usually a direct corollary of minting more money into the system. 40% of all USD in existence today was printed in the last 12 months.Some are forecasting runaway inflation rates and asking if America is repeating the same mistake of Weimar Germany in 1921?
The Great Nation of Futurity (1839) The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences (2014) The Intercept
"Award-winning news organization dedicated to holding the powerful accountable through fearless, adversarial journalism."Corporate-run liberal-left reportage with a divided mandate: half quality journalists exposing corruption and speaking truth to power, half neoliberal overseers editing output to ensure it stays inside Clinton-corporate best interests.Bullshit Spigot Rating: C-
The Outrage Industry "Rittenhouse is the latest product of the outrage industry. Tribalism is the neoliberal business model. Rittenhouse is a mirage, a manufactured repository for our outrage, our self-righteousness, our fear and our guilt. He is a phantasm conjured up by the corporate media to feed its bottom line and feed our egos."
The Rise of the Biosecurity State (20-Sept-2021) by Whitney Webb
The Rise of the Biosecurity State - with Whitney Webb on Rokfin (20-Sept-2021) @ ROKFIN VIDEO on Whitney Webb's Rokfin channel.
The Safe Network Primer
The Safe Network Primer - an introductory guide to the world's first fully autonomous data and communications network (last update: August 2020) at safenetwork.org.
The Silent Drift Towards Totalitarianism By Judges
"If the policy of govt upon final questions affecting the whole people is to be irrevocably fixed by decisions of SCOTUS… people will have ceased to be their own rulers, having to that extent practically resigned their government into the hands of that eminent tribunal."
Theodore Roosevelt (1)
Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government, owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to dissolve the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day.
Theodore Roosevelt (2)
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.
Thomas Chatterton Williams Twitter: Customer Service v Quality of Care
Thomas Chatterton Williams Tweet about French stores hours. "I've lived in France too and sympathize with your frustration at this kind of 'inexcusable' inconvenience. Initially, it affirms preconceptions: typical European "siesta-brain"- bad service, bad business. But then reflect on quality of product, quality of life, quality of care."
Thomas Clement Douglas
Fascism begins the moment a ruling class, fearing the people may use their political democracy to gain economic democracy, begins to destroy political democracy in order to retain its power of exploitation and special privilege.
Mounting a campaign against plutocracy makes as much sense to the typical Washington liberal as would circulating a petition against gravity. What our modernized liberal leaders offer is not confrontation but a kind of therapy for those flattened by the free-market hurricane: they counsel us to accept the inevitability of the situation.
Listen Liberal or Whatever Happened to the Party of the People (2013)The People, No; a short history of anti-populism (2020)
Thomas Jefferson (1)
A nation which expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilisation, expects that which never was and never will be.
Thomas Jefferson (10)
The man who never looks into a newspaper is better informed than he who reads them; inasmuch as he who knows nothing is nearer to the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
Thomas Jefferson (11)
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies.
Thomas Jefferson (2)
Propaganda works best when those who are being manipulated are confident they are acting on their own free will.
Thomas Jefferson (3)
This is the secret of propaganda: Those who are to be persuaded by it should be completely immersed in the ideas of the propaganda, without ever noticing that they are being immersed in it.
Thomas Jefferson (4)
Think of the press as a great keyboard on which the government can play.
Thomas Jefferson (5)
Not every item of news should be published. Rather must those who control news policies endeavour to make every item of news serve a certain purpose.
Thomas Jefferson (6)
It would not be impossible to prove with sufficient repetition and a psychological understanding of the people concerned that a square is in fact a circle. They are mere words, and words can be moulded until they clothe ideas and disguise.
Thomas Jefferson (7)
If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of everyone, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it. Its peculiar character, too, is that no one possesses the less, because every other possesses the whole of it. He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me. That ideas should freely spread from one to another over the globe, for the moral and mutual instruction of man, and improvement of his condition, seems to have been peculiarly and benevolently designed by nature, when she made them, like fire, expansible over all space, without lessening their density in any point, and like the air in which we breathe, move, and have our physical being, incapable of confinement or exclusive appropriation. Inventions then cannot, in nature, be a subject of property.
Thomas Jefferson (8)
I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever, in religion, in philosophy, in politics or in anything else, where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent. If the only way to get to Heaven was with a party, I would not go there at all.
Thomas Jefferson (9)
The majority, oppressing an individual, is guilty of a crime, abuses its strength, and by acting on the law of the strongest breaks up the foundations of society.
Thomas Paine (1)
To argue with a person who has renounced reason is like administering medicine to the dead.
Thomas Paine (2)
To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.
Thomas Paine (9-Feb-1737 to 8-Jun-1809) was an English-born American political activist, philosopher, political theorist, and revolutionary. He authored Common Sense (1776) and The American Crisis (1776–1783), the two most influential pamphlets at the start of the American Revolution, and helped inspire the colonists in 1776 to declare independence from Great Britain. His ideas reflected Enlightenment-era ideals of transnational human rights.
Thomas Paine Wikipedia
Thomas Sowell (1)
The media are less a window on reality, than a stage on which officials and journalists perform self-scripted, self-serving fictions.
Thomas Sowell (2)
If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda, it is all the more important that the public understand that difference, and choose their news sources accordingly.
Thomas Tamm (1952)
Attorney with the Justice Department’s Office of Intelligence Policy and Review who served as a source for much of the warrantless wiretapping reporting of the mid-2000s. See Thomas Tamm Wikipedia entry.
Thomas Wolfe (1)
It is very comforting to believe that leaders who do terrible things are, in fact, mad. That way, all we have to do is make sure we don't put psychotics in high places and we've got the problem solved.
Tim Cook (1)
Our own information, from the everyday to the deeply personal, is being weaponised against us [by corporations, political parties and oligarchs] with military efficiency… Taken to its extreme, this process creates an enduring digital profile that lets companies know you better than you may know yourself… Rogue actors and even governments have taken advantage of user trust to deepen divisions, incite violence, and even undermine our shared sense of what is true and what is false. This crisis is real. It is not imagined, or exaggerated, or ‘crazy.
Tim Cook (2)
Our own information, from the everyday to the deeply personal, is being weaponised against us [by corporations, political parties and oligarchs] with military efficiency... Taken to its extreme, this process creates an enduring digital profile that lets companies know you better than you may know yourself… Rogue actors and even governments have taken advantage of user trust to deepen divisions, incite violence, and even undermine our shared sense of what is true and what is false. This crisis is real. It is not imagined, or exaggerated, or ‘crazy'.
One reason we rush so quickly to the vulgar satisfactions of judgement, and love to revel in our righteous outrage, is that it spares us from the impotent pain of empathy, and the harder, messier work of understanding. Let me propose that if your beliefs or convictions matter more to you than people -if they require you to act as though you were a worse person than you are -you may have lost perspective.
Tokenization is a process that allows the translation of business goods, strategies, or services into discrete units that are tradable and can be recorded on a blockchain. READ MORE
Tom Green (1)
Public pranks should be seen as a crass, desperate attention grab unless there’s a risk of genuine physical or mental damage.
Tommie Smith | Fist Raised in 1968 Top 1% Dodge $163 Billion in Taxes Each Year Tor Metrics: Monitoring the Tor Network Real-Time
Tor Metrics archives historical data about the Tor ecosystem, collects data from the public Tor network and related services, and assists in developing novel approaches to safe, privacy preserving data collection.
It is a functional, less universal programming language that lacks non-deterministic functions, but have more characteristics.
An input/ addition into a blockchain that can make some changes in the existing blockchain data is known as a transaction. READ MORE
Transaction block refers to a collection of transactions on the blockchain that can be hashed and submitted to the blockchain.
The minimal fee imposed on certain transactions delivered through a blockchain network is known as the transaction fee.
Transaction pool is a pool or list of transactions, propagating through a common network, but haven’t added in a block.
- William Godwin books: St Leon and Political Justice (1st edition)
- William Haldane book: Daedalus: Science and the Future
- Bernal book: The World, the Flesh and the Devil
- Humanity 2.0 renamed Transhumanism Society after beating out libertarian right-wing transhumanist bloc.
21st CENTURY INTERNECINE
Libertarian right v Liberal left schism over equality of access to transhuman tech - Vs - give it to me and my clever Ubermensch first, fuck the loser proletariat, Ayn Rand would've blessed us doing what human winners do - making sure the technological singularity includes us, transformed, in perpetuity. Not our problem, the 99% of homo sapiens who miss the boat and get doomed to a future of mortal scraps.
BLURB WHAT IS TRANSHUMANISM?
Transhumanism cross-pollinates with a lot of alt-culture demographics. Many charlatans. Many conceited sociopaths. But also higher quality outliers, a better more capable non-conformist who wants to be active doing things that drive humanity forward rather than swaddle in the status quo. Pros and cons here. Aubrey de Grey, Aldous Huxley and Nick Bostrum are a decent "quality control trinity" re: the intelligent (but flawed), more serious multi-discipline creative types associated with transhumanism.
INSTITUTE FOR ETHICS AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES @
HUMANITY PLUS (formerly World Transhumanist Association) @
ALCOR LIFE EXTENSION FOUNDATION
(Cryonics, monetizing death-panic, dodgy) @
Transparency International Tristan Harris (1)
Our politicians have sacrificed their principles on the altar of special interests; our corporate leaders have sacrificed their integrity on the altar of profits; and our media watchdogs have sacrificed the voice of dissent on the altar of audience competition.
Truth Be Told
"TruthBeTold.news (formerly called HU Insight) is a non-profit, non-partisan website and digital network, run and edited from Howard University’s Department of Media, Journalism and Film in the School of Communications."College feeder training bullshit spigot high-quality diversity journalism for establishment careers speaking truth to power (so long as it goes nowhere) and exposing different perspectives (so long as they misdirect away from systemic change).Bullshit Spigot Rating: D+
It refers to the capability of a programming language to simulate a Turing machine.
A machine that can perform any task or algorithm, that can be performed by a computer.
Two means tolerance, one means division.
Twitter Thread: The Days of Full Covid Coverage Are Over (21-Sept-2021) Twitter: Afghanistan @RespectIsVital
Twitter feed from Afghanistan @RespectIsVital via THREAD