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  1. Hasty Treat - A Month On Firefox

    In this Hasty Treat, Scott and Wes talk about a month of using Firefox — what they liked, what they didn’t, and whether or not they’ll keep using it. LogRocket - Sponsor

    LogRocket lets you replay what users do on your site, helping you reproduce bugs and fix issues faster. It’s an exception tracker, a session re-player and a performance monitor. Get 14 days free at logrocket.com/syntax. Show Notes

    3:42 - Dev tools are really good

    19:16 - Browsing experience

    22:40 - Setup and switchover tips

    26:45 - What we didn’t like

    29:57 - Will we stay?

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  2. Consumption Efficiency & Waste Reduction via Blockchain Technology w/ Vinay Gupta, Founder & CEO of Mattereum

    Consumption Efficiency & Waste Reduction via Blockchain Technology w/ Vinay Gupta, Founder & CEO of Mattereum

    Vinay Gupta, one of the most well-known blockchain minds, discusses how blockchain technology can be used to tackle climate change. We dive deep into his company - Mattereum - which aims to achieve consumption efficiency by assigning digital identities to the world’s physical goods. Episode Notes

    Today’s You’ve Been Warmed episode features Vinay Gupta - Founder & CEO of Mattereum - a blockchain startup that creates digital identities for the world’s physical goods.

    Vinay is also really well known for his humanitarian efforts - he created the ‘hexayurt’ structure which is a great option for providing refugees with shelter and scaling humanitarian response, he has worked extensively with the Rocky Mountain Institute and was also the release coordinator for the Ethereum project - the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap in the world, after Bitcoin.

    I have to say Vinay is one of the most intelligent and well-spoken people you could probably meet and I have been following him closely since my early days in the crypto space.

    In this episode, we addressed the main issue that Mattereum aims to address - making consumption more efficient. For those who are not aware of the specifics of blockchain, Vinay made a great summary that explains the value of the technology and why it’s needed moving forward. We also discussed how the world could manage carbon emissions with blockchain technology and the current vs future emissions of blockchains.

    Finally, we dove into Mattereum - how they aim to create a digital identity for the world’s physical goods, what this means in practical terms, what new use-cases and consumption efficiencies this will generate and how it will ultimately lead to a world with much less waste.

    Vinay is a visionary and has both an interesting past & a encouraging vision for the future. Highly recommend listening to this until the end. Let’s get into it.

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  3. Humane Tech - Episode 4: Down the Rabbit Hole by Design

    Episode 4: Down the Rabbit Hole by Design

    When we press play on a YouTube video, we set in motion an algorithm that taps all available data to find the next video that keeps us glued to the screen. Because of its advertising-based business model, YouTube’s top priority is not to help us learn to play the accordion, tie a bow tie, heal an injury, or see a new city — it’s to keep us staring at the screen for as long as possible, regardless of the content. This episode’s guest, AI expert Guillaume Chaslot, helped write YouTube’s recommendation engine and explains how those priorities spin up outrage, conspiracy theories and extremism. After leaving YouTube, Guillaume’s mission became shedding light on those hidden patterns on his website, AlgoTransparency.org, which tracks and publicizes YouTube recommendations for controversial content channels. Through his work, he encourages YouTube to take responsibility for the videos it promotes and aims to give viewers more control.

    We’d love to hear your thoughts. Join a conversation on this episode July 11 or July 15.


    Tagged with youtube ai

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  4. Stephen Fry and Richard Dawkins in Conversation

    Stephen Fry and Richard Dawkins, two of the most respected minds in their respective fields, sit together on the CSICon stage to discuss science, religion, politics, and more.

    The Center for Inquiry is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization. CFI’s vision is a world in which evidence, science, and compassion—rather than superstition, pseudoscience, or prejudice—guide public policy.

    You can join CFI and find out what we do to protect critical thinking and science by visiting: https://centerforinquiry.org

    Stephen Fry is an English actor, screenwriter, author, playwright, journalist, poet, comedian, television presenter, film director and all round national treasure. Stephen’s new book, Mythos, his unique retelling of the Greek myths, was published in November 2017 and he is currently working on a one man stage show of the book for a first run at the Shaw Festival in Niagara.

    Richard Dawkins is one of the most respected scientists in the world and an internationally best-selling author. Among his books are The Selfish Gene, The God Delusion, and his autobiography A Brief Candle in the Dark. He is a fellow of the Royal Society and of the Royal Society of Literature.

    This talk took place at the CSICon 2018 in Las Vegas on October 20, 2018

    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYPZwZud_PA
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Mon, 25 Feb 2019 13:27:08 GMT Available for 30 days after download


    Tagged with education

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  5. Brexit III: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

    The UK could officially leave the European Union next month, which would be a huge change with hugely damaging consequences.

    Connect with Last Week Tonight online…

    Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube channel for more almost news as it almost happens: www.youtube.com/user/LastWeekTonight

    Find Last Week Tonight on Facebook like your mom would: http://Facebook.com/LastWeekTonight

    Follow us on Twitter for news about jokes and jokes about news: http://Twitter.com/LastWeekTonight

    Visit our official site for all that other stuff at once: http://www.hbo.com/lastweektonight

    Original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaBQfSAVt0s
    Downloaded by http://huffduff-video.snarfed.org/ on Mon, 18 Feb 2019 09:55:13 GMT Available for 30 days after download

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