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The power of exercise cannot be understated. Yesterday I forced myself to go on what was probably the worst run in a very long time, but today I feel over 75% for the first time in months.

It's been a rough few weeks. I lost a family member and sleep has been very illusive. Gave CBD a shot with no expectations and man I'm glad I did. Still struggling with loss, but at least I'm not crazy tired anymore.

It's time to rebuild the web

"The web was never supposed to be a few walled gardens of concentrated content owned by Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and a few other major publishers. It was supposed to be a cacophony of different sites and voices. And it would be easy to rebuild this cacophony—indeed, it never really died. There are plenty of individual sites out there still, and they provide some (should I say most?) of the really valuable content on the web. The problem with the megasites is that they select and present "relevant" content to us. Much as we may complain about Facebook, selecting relevant content from an ocean of random sites is an important service.

We already have a tool for solving this problem. RSS lets websites provide "feeds" of news and new items. And, unlike Facebook, Feedly doesn't know anything about its users except for the sites they read."


sounds like an interesting project. I myself will be making the switch to and apps in the near future myself.

Despite constantly calling the president incompetent and possibly mentally unfit for his office many Democrats supported the continuation of domestic spy rules that should have never been created to continue

Make no mistake, the ending of agency fees would cripple already severely weakened ability to stand up for workers.

Why is no one talking about the potential of and occurring on the elite force Seal Team Six? I sift through hundreds of articles a week and I have seen only one...

Years ago, I was worried when Bush 43 created the Dept of Homeland . Today, my concerns have occurred. The agency is now used to silence descent instead of doing its job. You can't tell me there are not higher priority people for deportation than law abiding advocates who have been living here in peace for decades.

The only solution is to break up this agency. Consolidation of power always leads to the degradation of civil society.

This sort of got lost in all the -neutrality discussion last year, but it is important to highlight that your company can mine your data to sell you crap...and sell your data to third parties to push more crap on you.

I currently have locally owned broadband and my rural hometown had it to. I would rather go without than deal with one of the big telcos so many are stuck with.


Repairability of could cut down on , address environmental concerns, and save consumers a staggering amount of money. Kudos to the State of for being a leader on this, I hope this legislation passes.

When bloggers tell me that ad revenue is their right...even though it abuses my privacy and security all I can think is how small minded they are. There are plenty of ways to make money ethically, people want to support, but they want respect too.

Micro-donations are one possible solution already being used to change people's lives.

Pretty crazy personal project, last time I had a week free I read two books, and felt super productive. Building an 8-bit CPU from scratch in a week is pretty mind blowing to me

The CPB is in real danger of being shattered from within. Even if Trump is defeated in 2020 the damage maybe too great to repair.

It is clear from Mulvaney's actions since taking office that he does not want to protect consumers, he actually wants to endanger them as much as possible....just when they thought it was possible that real reform could happen.

Though I do not support the wholesale cancellation of student loan debt, I do think something needs to be done.

I would support 1) Cancellation of all interest accrued for everyone, 2) Settlement amnesty in where all defaulted loans can be restructured to wipe away fees and interest to an IBR program, and 3) Anyone still paying after 15 years has the remainder forgiven.

The bigger thing is loan reform for current students before they get in over their head.