2011: cryptocurrency allows you to Be Your Own Bank

2021: cryptocurrency allows you to Be Your Own banksy

A lot of the people who defended Net Neutrality and hated on Trump for threatening 230 are praising big tech for effectively silencing hundreds of voices around the world.

From what I can see these voices come from an incredibly diverse background of human experience and speak to an incredibly diverse spectrum of issues.

This is social media's Napster vs RIAA moment.

There is obviously a pattern to evolution.

Don't get caught up in the details.

This too shall pass.

"It's a disgrace in this life when the soul surrenders first while the body refuses to."
- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 6.29

"You are afraid of dying. But, come now, how is this life of yours anything but death?" - Seneca, Moral Letters, 77.18

"Both Alexander the Great and his mule-keeper were brought to the same place by death - they were either received into the all-generative reason, or scattered among the atoms."
- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 6.24

The path of least resistance is the fastest way to the grave.

"Death lies heavy upon one
who, known exceedingly well by all,
dies unknown to himself."
- Seneca, Thyestes, 400

"Know Thyself" - Socrates

Last night I spent 3 hours debugging a 20 line Python script that worked fine in Development, but failed randomly in production.

This is about how it went.

"It's all one whether we've experienced forty years or an aeon. What more is there to see?"
- Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 7.49

"As Cicero says, we hate gladiators if they are quick to save their lives by any means; we favor them if they show contempt for their lives."
- Seneca, On Tranquility of Mind, 11.4b

"I say, let no one rob me of a single day who isn't going to make a full return on the loss"
- Seneca, On Tranquility of Mind, 1.11b

"We're tight-fisted with property and money, yet think too little of wasting time, the one thing about which we should all be the toughest misers."
- Seneca, On The Brevity of Life, 3.1-2

It's better to conquer grief than to deceive it.
- Seneca, On Consolation to Helvia, 17.1b

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