"A Technology Freelancer's Guide to Starting a Worker Cooperative" ranks #5 on The 10 highest-rated articles on Hacker News on September 08, 2019 which have not appeared on any previous Hacker News Daily. https://www.daemonology.net/hn-daily/2019-09-08.html. This toolkit is 10 years old. . . .talk being ahead of the curve. #coops
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#TIL that "Form 27B/6" in the movie Brazil was a reference to the address of one of George Orwell's apartments.
@emacsen @thufie Yes, one of the biggest challenges we're hitting is that at many times people are requesting things (eg, "enforce deletion at the protocol level") that as far as our understanding of the universe is, is mathematically impossible. So there are alternative things that we can propose, which are possible (eg, something that does "cooperative" deletion requests), but people may be unhappy: "We want more than that!"
But *nobody* can only provide more that, they can only lie about it
If 20% of a group are harassers (evenly across genders), & the group has more men than women… then each woman gets 16x more bad experiences than each man.
The Petrie Multiplier: in a group where x% are bullies/harassers, the minority will feel it (x/100)^2 more.
This blog post has stuck with me through the years. I like the maths in it, & I like the conclusion that attacking sexism/racism etc doesn't have to be an attack on the majority.
Sylvester's sequence based mixed radix numerals. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvester%27s_sequence
Math folks: what would you call the following type of sequence? The entry at index i is an integer from 0 to the total number of such sequences of length < i. These are isomorphic to non-negative integers and actually come up in a network I'm working with.
(0, 0, 1)
(1, 0, 1)
(1, 2, 6)
(0, 0, 0, 1)
There! I've written up a tutorial for Preserves, which I would describe as The World's Most Interesting (but WIP) Serialization Format https://dustycloud.org/misc/preserves-tutorial.html
Also submitted a PR so it can get pulled into Preserves proper.
Alright, I need something to keep my brain fresh, so time for some learning.
What resources have you used to learn Python? My experience with programming is pretty minimal; I've dinked with C, C++ and Matlab, but have mostly learned how to fix This Problem Right Here instead how to start from scratch to solve many problems.
Boosts welcome, a moderate amount of trying to convince an engineer that they should learn a different language is also allowed.
PhD candidate at @UMSI. Networks, decentralization, civic tech, cats, bad puns. Formerly @civicMIT @medialab @i3detroit.
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