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Common Sense with Bari Weiss β€’ 7776 implied HN points β€’ 16 Jan 24
  1. A new documentary challenges key parts of the George Floyd story: the knee-on-the-neck hold as Chauvin's signature move, asphyxiation as the cause of death, and whether Chauvin received a fair trial.
  2. The full footage of the incident shows more context than the viral clip - officers had tried to place Floyd in the squad car and Chauvin's knee was not on Floyd's neck for as long as widely believed.
  3. Chauvin's criminal trial presented an opportunity to reassess the evidence and public opinion, with the prosecution having to prove Chauvin's actions constituted assault and caused Floyd's death.
Charles Eisenstein β€’ 6 implied HN points β€’ 28 Feb 24
  1. Encountering unexpected events can lead to a sense of synchronicity and connection to a deeper intelligence beyond everyday experiences.
  2. The traditional narrative of objective reality may limit our understanding of the world and our creative potential.
  3. Healing the world requires moving beyond existing stories and roles, embracing new perspectives, and treating others with openness and compassion.
Glenn Loury β€’ 2063 implied HN points β€’ 19 Dec 23
  1. The Derek Chauvin trial had potentially exculpatory evidence excluded and facts misrepresented.
  2. There were concerns raised about the pathologist's autopsy report not aligning with the popular narrative surrounding George Floyd's death.
  3. Speculation was raised about the use of certain statements, like 'I can't breathe', becoming tropes in police encounters.
Breaking the News β€’ 666 implied HN points β€’ 05 Jan 24
  1. Presidential elections are often influenced by economic and other indicators like job creation, inflation trends, crime rates, and deficit levels.
  2. Media narratives about political figures can shift over time, impacting public perception and election outcomes.
  3. It's important for the media to avoid legitimizing hate speech and to critically analyze the rhetoric and actions of political figures.
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Working Theorys β€’ 72 implied HN points β€’ 12 Feb 24
  1. There are two types of true entrepreneurs: those who love the mission they're obsessed with and those who love the game of entrepreneurship itself.
  2. The entrepreneurial type you are, whether Type I or Type II, can significantly impact how you approach ideas, your role, and your long-term success.
  3. Identifying whether you are driven by the love for a mission or the game of entrepreneurship can help you understand your motivations, make better decisions, and potentially find more fulfillment in your entrepreneurial journey.
All Visible Objects β€’ 79 implied HN points β€’ 04 Feb 24
  1. Jeopardy questions about Herman Melville and Moby-Dick can be quite challenging and sometimes misleading, requiring in-depth knowledge of the book.
  2. Jeopardy has made factual errors about Melville and Moby-Dick, including incorrectly identifying the port the Pequod sails from and mixing up dates from the novel.
  3. Some Jeopardy clues have questionable or confusing phrasing when referencing Melville's quotes, life events, and genealogy, requiring a careful understanding to navigate.
Pluriversal Planet β€’ 314 implied HN points β€’ 03 Jan 24
  1. The hegemonic narrative is collapsing, challenging individuals to redefine their beliefs and stand for a different world where many worlds can coexist.
  2. Human consciousness is undergoing a significant shift, urging people to confront the oppressive systems of the past and choose a path towards creativity, selflessness, and consciousness.
  3. The concept of Pluriverse emphasizes the coexistence of diverse worldviews and interconnectedness, offering a new perspective on how to rebuild civilization along more inclusive and interconnected lines.
Charles Eisenstein β€’ 5 implied HN points β€’ 20 Feb 24
  1. Reality can be perceived differently by different people - bifurcation of reality is a concept to consider.
  2. Beliefs and perceptions can shape the reality we experience - choosing the beliefs that resonate with the best parts of ourselves can be empowering.
  3. In times of societal fragmentation, creating pockets of coherence and love can help in reuniting fractured perspectives and narratives.
Talking Travel Writing β€’ 648 implied HN points β€’ 03 Oct 23
  1. The future of travel writing involves a shift towards more diverse voices and a focus on sustainability and responsible travel.
  2. Guidebooks of the future will prioritize providing a human context to travel experiences that AI cannot offer.
  3. Travel writing is expected to see a resurgence, with an emphasis on self-reflection, diversity, and challenging traditional travel norms.
Age of Invention, by Anton Howes β€’ 1297 implied HN points β€’ 07 Jul 23
  1. Henry Cort, a key figure in the British Industrial Revolution, may have stolen iron-making improvements from enslaved Jamaican metallurgists.
  2. The origin of Cort's inventions is still debated, with limited evidence to prove the claims made by Jenny Bulstrode in an academic paper.
  3. The narrative presented by Bulstrode requires multiple unproven assumptions and lacks concrete evidence.
Fathom β€’ 117 implied HN points β€’ 10 Dec 23
  1. The text explores a moment between a parent and child, highlighting the transition from childhood to adulthood.
  2. The child's curiosity and deep questions about life are a central theme.
  3. The concept of fractions is used metaphorically to discuss emotions like heartbreak.
DARK FUTURA β€’ 1395 implied HN points β€’ 28 Mar 23
  1. Legacy media is becoming outdated and irrelevant in the face of democratized citizen journalism.
  2. The internet has revolutionized news delivery, allowing direct access to information and challenging traditional media sources.
  3. Legacy media is resorting to censorship and biased reporting to maintain control over the narrative as their power diminishes.
Daily Philosophy β€’ 39 implied HN points β€’ 12 Jan 24
  1. The short story delves into the meaning and significance we attribute to names, exploring how different interpretations can impact our experiences.
  2. The narrative showcases a town where buildings have names instead of numbers, reflecting unique beliefs and values of their owners.
  3. The story blends philosophical musings about time and creativity, highlighting how diverse perspectives shape the creation and perception of timepieces.
House of Strauss β€’ 23 implied HN points β€’ 23 Jan 24
  1. The show 'First Things First' is highly praised and successful in captivating its audience through storytelling.
  2. Successful sports talk involves taking the audience on a journey through engaging narratives rather than just shouting or acting crazy.
  3. The success of 'First Things First' is attributed to its mix of entertainment, accountability for past opinions, and the show's ability to anchor viewers in the present moment.
Things I Think Are Awesome β€’ 216 implied HN points β€’ 15 Oct 23
  1. The post discusses using an IKEA-diagrams LoRa of SDXL for fun, generating impossible things like 'happiness' and 'poetry.'
  2. The diagrams in the post show steps to make a robot, angel, and golem, each with unique and interesting instructions.
  3. The post also touches on AI tools for code and reinforcement learning from an AI perspective.
Myth Pilot β€’ 628 implied HN points β€’ 27 Mar 23
  1. The author aims to publish more content regularly, mixing fiction and non-fiction.
  2. The author plans to share short little posts and vignettes to engage readers and improve writing practice.
  3. The vignette shared is a mix of fact and fiction about a soldier's experience with a State Department official in Iraq.
RPG Design Theories β€’ 334 implied HN points β€’ 26 Apr 23
  1. Game mechanics should aim to be believable, easy-to-understand, and fun at the same time.
  2. Mechanics should tie to what's important in the game, determining when dice rolling comes into play.
  3. Consider the impact of player failure on their gameplay experience and find the right balance of randomization in tasks.
coldhealing β€’ 353 implied HN points β€’ 01 Apr 23
  1. Oedipal narrative conflicts involve rejection of parental influence and adolescent identity assertion.
  2. In storytelling, conflicts with mothers focus on emotional understanding, while conflicts with fathers revolve around parental authority and judgment.
  3. Narratives like 'Everything Everywhere All At Once' explore complex mother-daughter dynamics and the generational struggle for understanding.