Wednesday, May 31, 2023
The World’s Biggest Problems
Is Wikipedia still relevant after ChatGPT?— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) May 30, 2023
Should Wikipedia not present itself in a new form? I would love an app that was only fed on Wikipedia and nothing else.— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) May 30, 2023
Should Wikipedia not expand by a factor of 100, at least? Go into all sorts of niches and sub-niches? Because it now can.— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) May 30, 2023
Their idea of not burning bridges. Another guess: they might be trying to save time. pic.twitter.com/zKK6DzlIXa— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) May 30, 2023
Hey Twitter fam 👋— Tiago Forte (@fortelabs) May 29, 2023
After 10 years of continuous usage, I'm taking an extended break from Twitter (maybe forever though)
To get off the dopamine hamster wheel, be more present with my family, & focus on new things
My team will keep sharing new content and updates on my behalf
Kerala Tourism claims "God's Country"— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) May 30, 2023
My daughters are 10 and 12, and I don’t want the way vapes are marketed, promoted and sold to be attractive to them.— Rishi Sunak (@RishiSunak) May 30, 2023
That’s why I am launching a new crackdown today to protect children and go after the rogue companies and online crooks who are putting vapes into their hands.
Lindsey Graham is a F’N moron… stupidity like this makes it impossible to end this ludicrous war that Russia is winning easily… pic.twitter.com/jQxY6rrbgI— Matt Couch (@RealMattCouch) May 30, 2023
Russia’s Interior Ministry has issued an arrest warrant for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) after he praised U.S. military aid to Ukraine as “the best money we’ve ever spent.”— The Hill (@thehill) May 30, 2023
In April 2022, I charged $500 TOTAL for 10 60-minute calls.— Kieran Drew (@ItsKieranDrew) May 30, 2023
Last week, I made an average of $35,000 per day.
It doesn't matter where you start.
It matters how willing you are to learn.
Business and life lesson I've learned recently:— Dickie Bush 🚢 (@dickiebush) May 30, 2023
Recurring time blocks are the easiest way to make progress on anything.
And the more often those recurring blocks of time, the more progress I make.
के मधेसी विदेशी हो?— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) May 31, 2023
के मधेसी विदेशी हो?— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) May 31, 2023
के मधेसी विदेशी हो?— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) May 31, 2023
के मधेसी विदेशी हो?— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) May 31, 2023
Yaad ayo lendup dorje ko…— Manisha Koirala (@mkoirala) May 31, 2023
नेपाल मा बस्ने मधेसी भारतीय? भारत मा बस्ने मनिषा नेपाली?— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) May 31, 2023
Tenzing Norgay Sherpa Way, 75 St & 41 Av, Queens, New York.— Kashish Das Shrestha कशिश दास श्रेष्ठ (@kashishds) May 30, 2023
Amazing and deserved recognition to the first man who conquered Chomolungma, & his community in USA🙏🏼🇳🇵🇺🇸
Seen in 2nd pic, his son, Norbu dai (white shirt), holding the sign.https://t.co/utQI3VVmdF pic.twitter.com/NVXfopTcyQ
Looks like Kami Rita Sherpa is also a regressive propagandist. https://t.co/cQNg5C5r0M— Apil Gurung (@apligrg) May 30, 2023
सांसद विकास कोष पाउनु भएसी बल्ल सांसदहरु वडा अध्यक्षको लेबलमा आउनु भयो ।— Balen Shah (@ShahBalen) May 30, 2023
वडा अध्यक्षकै काम गर्न मन भए किन सांसद बन्नु हुन्छ माननीय ज्युहरु ।
**सांसद विकास कोष र भौतिक विकास** [थ्रेड]— Surya Raj Acharya (@SuryaRAcharya) May 30, 2023
१) विगतमा चर्को रुपमा आलोचित बनेको र खारेजीमा परेको 'सांसद विकास कोष' अहिलेको बजेटमा पुन: ब्युँत्याईएको छ। यो कार्यक्रमले स्थानिय तहमा भौतिक विकास हैन, सिमित स्रोतको दुरूपयोग गर्दै योजना बिनाका कुरुप/असान्दर्भिक संरचना बन्ने छन्। १/n
आफूलाई फाइदा हुने भए -- तैँ चुप, मैँ चुप,— Rabindra Mishra (@RabindraMishra) May 30, 2023
अरूलाई फाइदा हुने भए -- भ्रष्टाचार?
१२५ भोटले हारेँ, त्यो भिन्दै कुरा हो तर मैले चुनावी प्रचारको क्रममा सांसद विकास कोषका बारे जोडदार रूपमा विरोध गरेको थिएँ र सांसद भएको खण्डमा त्यो नलिने वाचा गरेको थिएँ।
अहिले बजेटमा हरेक सांसदलाई ५… pic.twitter.com/c5CkodW0Hi
प्रतिपक्षमा हुँदा काँग्रेस: सांसद विकास कोष नीति नै खारेज गर।— Sharad Raj Pathak (@SharadRPathak) May 29, 2023
सरकारमा काँग्रेस अर्थमन्त्री @PSMahat : प्रत्येक निर्वाचन क्षेत्रलाई ५ करोड छुट्याएको छु।
सांसदलाई पैसा दिनु नीतिगत भ्रष्टाचार हो।सांसद नीति निर्माता हुन्, व्यवस्थापक हैनन्। काँग्रेसको कुनै ठोस अडान छैन,चरम विचलन छ। pic.twitter.com/5bduWxA9kY
Such a shame.. https://t.co/aldxHhmYCK— Manisha Koirala (@mkoirala) May 30, 2023
बागमती प्रदेश सभाका माननीय आर्थिक मामिला तथा योजना मन्त्री ज्युले प्रस्तुत गर्नु भएको विनियोजन विधेयक, २०८० का सिद्धान्त र प्राथमिकता माथी छलफलको दोस्रो दिन। pic.twitter.com/rducexTbTa— Laxmi Ghimire (@laxmighimire41) May 25, 2023
My thoughts too !!! This current system has failed common people in Nepal , barring those who benefit from it or hold some ideology which for them seems more valuable then plight of common people!! In the garb of caring for people they rather care about the ideas/concepts….😏 https://t.co/LVmHOS4WCn— Manisha Koirala (@mkoirala) May 28, 2023
Who can ever resist the charm of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s elegant world?! Not me for sure!#Heeramandi coming soon only on @netflix_in!#SanjayLeelaBhansali @bhansali_produc @prerna982 @aditiraohydari@sharminsegal @RichaChadha @iamsanjeedal @sudeepdop@_MaheshLimaye pic.twitter.com/DgWtIY6EY1— Manisha Koirala (@mkoirala) February 18, 2023
Monday, May 29, 2023
Data speaks for itself: Nepal is progressing a lot more now than in the past Several development indicators show Nepal is doing much better in education, GDP, infrastructure, tourism, life expectancy and many more. Here is a case-by-case description. .......... In 1981, the literacy rate was 21 percent; in 1991, it was 33 percent; in 2021, it was 71.15 percent. From 1991 to 2021, the increase is more than double. No wonder we witness a lot of brain drain to high-income countries. .......... In 1990, school enrollment at the primary level was less than 70 percent, but today, we have around 96 percent (2019). ......... In 1950, Nepali people lived 34 years on average; in 1990, they lived 53 years, and these days they live 72 years. ......... In 1950, 28 people in every 1,000 people used to die, which improved in 1990 when 13 out of 1,000 people and in 2023, 6 out of 1000 people died. Two-thirds of the population used to smoke in 2000 (64.50 percent); these days, around 30.40 percent (2020) of the population smoke. If you look at the hunger statistics, it is equally revealing. In 2001 around 23.50 percent of people were hungry; now, only 5.50 percent of the population is hungry. Among South Asian countries, Nepal is doing better compared to India (16.30 percent), Bangladesh (11,40 percent) and Pakistan (16.90 percent). ............ In 1960, the GDP of Nepal was 0.51 billion USD; in 1990, it was 3.63 billion USD, and now it is around 36.29 billion USD, which is almost ten times the increase since 1990. .......... 1/4th of the GDP comes from remittance (around 9 billion USD) at present ........... Nepal sends around 3 billion USD to India as remittance, and we receive around 1 billion USD from India. ............ In 1991, the debt compared to GDP was 65 percent, the debt had reduced by almost half to 34 percent in 2010, and at present, the country’s debt is around 39 percent. ............. In 1990 it was 1554.6 USD, and in 2022 it is 3922.08 USD. ............ In 1996, 18 percent of the population had access to electricity; in 2020, it was around 90 percent. .......... About 20 years ago, Nepal’s road network was one of the smallest in the world, with a road density for both strategic and local road networks estimated at 13.7 km per 100 km2 in 1998 (DOR, 2002, 2017). However, by 2016, it had increased to 49.6 km per 100 km2 and continues to increase at a very rapid pace ............. The tourism industry contributed about 6.7 percent to Nepal’s GDP, while its total impact was US$ 2.2 billion. In addition, in 2019, tourism supported over one million direct and indirect jobs or 6.7 percent of total employment. ............ number of tourist destinations, star hotels, services and domestic tourists has increased exponentially, which is a sign of the Nepali population’s improvement in purchasing power. Two new international airports in the most popular tourist destinations will connect more destinations in the coming days and tourism could become a major contributor to the country’s GDP............... the number of seats held by women in the national parliament is one of the highest in South Asia. ............ More voices from underprivileged people are common, which irritates many of these ‘SukilaMukila’ primarily from the Khas-Arya group.
१/— Dr Nirmal Kandel (@kandelnirmal) May 29, 2023
सांसद विकास कोष यस्तो नहोस्। तलको टुईटको जस्तो होस् भन्ने चाहना राखियो।
Data speaks for itself: Nepal is progressing a lot more now than in the past - Nepal Live Today https://t.co/rMOCJtsbbQ— Sagar_श्रमिक (@sagartiwari_1) May 29, 2023
पश्चिमाको आफ्नै परिभाषा अनुसारको न्यारेटिभ मिल्ने मेट्रिक। 😂😂😂 https://t.co/1mPTGR3KiM— Dr Nirmal Kandel (@kandelnirmal) May 29, 2023
हर्क साम्पागं - 🙏🏽 https://t.co/57tNDYWjyQ— Dr Nirmal Kandel (@kandelnirmal) May 29, 2023
धन्यवाद प्रभाकर जी 🙏🏽 https://t.co/7F3ZvmbPPD— Dr Nirmal Kandel (@kandelnirmal) May 29, 2023
यो लेख २००५ मा निस्केको रहेछ। कसैले यो लेख नेपालीमा प्रकाशन गर्न अनुरोध गरे। यो लेखको विषय बस्तु पक्कै खण्डन भएका होलान्, त्यसका लिन्क छ भने शेयर गर्न अनुरोध गरे।— Dr Nirmal Kandel (@kandelnirmal) May 29, 2023
गणतन्त्रमा दुबै पक्षका कुरा सुन्न पाईन्छ र सुन्न पनि पर्छ। फ्रिक स्ट्रिट बारे .@uttamjp दाजुलाई धेरै थाहा होला।… pic.twitter.com/caTGlicdEK
गणतन्त्र दिबसको उपलक्ष्यमा देशमा भएका प्रगतीबारे धेरै मित्र र शुभचिन्तकहरुको सुझाव अनुसार तलको धागोलाई लेखमा परिवर्तन गर्ने प्रयाय गरेको छु। पढेर सुझाउनु होला र मन परे शेयर पनि गर्नु होला।— Dr Nirmal Kandel (@kandelnirmal) May 29, 2023
धन्यवाद @NepalLiveToday @BhagirathYogi @siromanid https://t.co/CbKDkPXwN7
माथि भनेको धागो https://t.co/ccPchiWv6F— Dr Nirmal Kandel (@kandelnirmal) May 29, 2023
Mustard is outdated, 'Bell' is latest. 🤣 https://t.co/xt4qQTFF7K— Dr Nirmal Kandel (@kandelnirmal) May 29, 2023
स्रोत : सामाजिक सञ्जाल pic.twitter.com/QfVTgad54S— Kritika Tharu (@NepaliMan80) May 29, 2023
Data speaks for itself: Nepal is progressing a lot more now than in the past— Nepal Live Today (@NepalLiveToday) May 29, 2023
Several development indicators show Nepal is doing much better in education, GDP, infrastructure, tourism, life expectancy and many more. Here is a case-by-case description.https://t.co/7YjFrtgXW5
गणतन्त्र दिबसको उपलक्ष्यमा सबैलाई हार्दिक शुभकामना।— Dr Nirmal Kandel (@kandelnirmal) May 29, 2023
तलको धागोमा ३३ वटा टुईटले देशमा भएका उपलब्धिहरु समेटेको छ, आज एक चोटी हेर्नु होला। यो भन्दा धेरै गर्न सकिन्थ्यो तर केही नभएको पनि होईन। धन्यवाद 🙏🏽 https://t.co/4u9cJ1GjJc pic.twitter.com/qpZpTL9fZy
२९/— Dr Nirmal Kandel (@kandelnirmal) May 27, 2023
यो वर्ष करिब २० अर्बको विद्युत् निर्यात गर्ने सरकारको लक्ष्य छ। https://t.co/RDSVbOwmlq
Sunday, May 28, 2023
The Kalkiist Manifesto https://t.co/jmCZM8vWnu Reimagining the economic system, reimagining the caste system, getting rid of dowry.— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) May 28, 2023
पुँजीवाद असफल, साम्यवाद, समाजवाद असफल। त्यसैले कल्किवाद चाहिएको हो।
https://t.co/XQoGGDcemO Capitalism has failed, communism has failed, socialism has failed. Enter Kalkiism.— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) May 28, 2023
रेशम चौधरीलाई आममाफी दिने सरकारको निर्णय स्वीकार्य हुन्न : महेश बर्तौला
राष्ट्रपतिबाट गृहमै फर्कियो प्रस्ताव : मन्त्रिपरिषदबाट निर्णय भएर पुनः राष्ट्रपतिकहाँ जाने
राष्ट्रपतिद्वारा रेशम चौधरीसहित ५ सय १ जनाको कैद माफी
रेशम चौधरीको बाँकी सजाय मिनाहा गर्ने निर्णय स्वीकार्य हुन्न : एमाले सचेतक बर्तौला
रेशम चौधरीको सजाय माफी दिन मन्त्रिपरिषद्को सिफारिस
‘नेतृत्व परिवर्तनका लागि महाधिवेशन पर्खिन सकिन्न’ यतिबेला कांग्रेसले संकटबाट निकाल्न सक्दैन भन्ने निष्कर्षमा म पुगिसकें भने बाँकी कुरामा मैले किन चिन्ता गर्ने ? त्यसपछि के-के भंग हुन्छ हुन्छ । हिँड्दै जाऔं, गर्दै जाऔं ।
राष्ट्रपतिद्वारा रेशम चौधरीसहित १९ जनाको कैद सजाय माफी ४८२ जना कैदीको भुक्तान हुन बाँकी सजाय माफ ....... राष्ट्रपति रामचन्द्र पौडेलले रेशम चौधरीसहित १९ जनाको कैद सजाय माफी गरेका छन् । नेपाल सरकार मन्त्रिपरिषद्को जेठ १२ र १४ गते बैठकको सिफारिस अनुसार पौडेलले सो निर्णय गरेका हुन् । .
नागरिकता विधेयक प्रमाणीकरणबारे प्रधानमन्त्रीको अभिव्यक्ति आपत्तिजनक छः रघुजी पन्त सांसद पन्तले सो विधेयक तत्काल संसदमा ल्याएर पारित गराउनुपर्ने उल्लेख गर्दै त्यसका लागि आफ्नो पार्टी तयार रहेको समेत बताए ।
राष्ट्रपतिद्वारा रेशम चौधरीको आममाफी सम्बन्धी प्रस्ताव फिर्ता
जेलबाट रेशम चौधरीको लेख : मलाई मृत्युदण्ड स्वीकार्य छ ! अन्ततः मैले न्याय पाइनँ । कसरी पाउँछु न्याय ? थारूले न्याय पाएको इतिहास नै कहाँ छ र ? अधिकांश थारूहरूलाई हार प्रमाणीकरणको लालमोहर लगाउने नै न्यायालय हो । करिब ४ लाख पटक भन्दा बढी जमिनी मुद्दाको हार बेहोरेका छन् न्यायालयबाट थारूहरूले । सत्य यही हो, सदियौँदेखि जोतभोग गर्दै आइरहेको जमिनको न्यायिक फैसला नभएकै कारण थारूहरू कमैया बन्न पुगे । मुद्दामामिलाका कारण थारूहरूको जमिन मात्रै गुमेन, चाँदीको सिक्कासमेत स्वाहा भयो । विगतदेखि वर्तमानसम्म न्यायालय र प्रशासनको सिकार भएकै छन् थारूहरू । साँच्चै भन्दा नश्लीय शासकको नोकरवाद लाद्ने गधा बनाइएका छन् थारूहरू । ....... टीकापुर घटना राजनीतिक घटना हो । २०७२ भाद्र ७ गते थारूहरूको जुलुस टीकापुर बजारमा ‘थरुहट प्रदेश’ लेख्न गएकै हो । तर टीकापुरमा थरुहट प्रदेश लेख्ने आन्दोलनको आह्वान मेरो निर्देशनमा होइन । जेठानको देहान्त भएकाले भाद्र ४ गतेसम्म त म काठमाडौँमै थिएँ । धनगढीमा हुने सर्वदलीय बैठकमा भाग लिन गइदिनुपर्यो भन्ने नेपाली कांग्रेसका सभापति शेरबहादुर देउवा र एमालेका नेता भीम रावलको आग्रहमा म धनगढी गएको हुँ । आन्दोलन चलिरहेकाले भाद्र ७ गतेसम्म सुरक्षाकर्मीको सबै बन्दोबस्त मलाई पूर्वगृहमन्त्री भीमबहादुर रावलले नै गरिदिनुभएको हो । भाद्र ६ गते टीकापुर सशस्त्र प्रहरी उग्रतारा गणमा भएको सर्वदलीय बैठकमा सबैलाई मैले भनिदिएकै हुँ– ‘आन्दोलन मेरो नियन्त्रणमा छैन, म यो आन्दोलनको संयोजक पनि होइन ।’ ......... भाद्र ७ गते टीकापुरमा हुने थारू आन्दोलनका बारेमा प्रशासन जानकार थियो । त्यो आन्दोलनलाई रोक्न मैले कति प्रयत्न गरेँ, त्यो तत्कालीन सिडिओ राजकुमार श्रेष्ठलाई थाहा छ । जिल्ला प्रहरी प्रमुख विक्रमबहादुर चन्दलाई थाहा छ, सशस्त्र प्रहरी बलका उपरीक्षक लक्ष्मण सिंहलाई थाहा छ । टीकापुर उद्योग वाणिज्य सङ्घको अध्यक्षलाई थाहा छ, स्थानीय सबै राजनीतिक दलका प्रतिनिधिलाई थाहा छ । सर्वदलीय बैठकमै अब रेशमलाई दोष दिनुहुन्न भनेर सबैले स्वीकारेका छन् । ........ अनि म दोषी भएँ कसरी ? भाद्र ७ गते बिहान ९ बजेसम्म मैले के प्रयत्न गरिनँ ? थारू आन्दोलनको भीडमा जाऊँ, कमरेड विकासले मारिदिन्छु भन्याछन्, अखण्ड सुदूरपश्चिमको भीडमा गए मेरो कपाल पनि बच्नेवाला थिएन । सुरक्षाकर्मीसँग सल्लाह गर्न खोज्यो, तँ आन्दोलनकर्मी होस् भन्छन् । कतै केही सिप नलागेपछि म रेडियो हेर्न बर्दियातिर लागेको हुँ । ........ मेरो हकमा न्याय भएन; फैसला मात्रै भयो, पपुलिस्ट फैसला । ....... मिसिलमा उल्लेख गरेजस्तो भाला, बन्चरो कुनै थारू आन्दोलनकर्मीले बोकेका थिएनन् । कसैलाई दोषी करार गर्ने मलाई कुनै हक छैन तर वास्तविक घटना कसले गरायो, त्यो टीकापुरलाई थाहा छ ।
पाकिस्तानका स्वास्थ्यमन्त्रीले इमरान खानको मानसिक अवस्थामाथि उठाए प्रश्न पाकिस्तानी मिडियाका अनुसार मेडिकल रिपोर्टमा डाक्टरहरूले इमरान खानसँग लामो समयसम्म कुरा गर्दा उनको व्यवहार फिट व्यक्तिको जस्तो थिएन भन्ने लेखिएको छ । पटेलले खानको पिसाबको नमूनाको प्रारम्भिक परीक्षणमा रक्सी र कोकिनको प्रमाण भेटिएको पनि आरोप लगाए । मन्त्रीले खानको खुट्टामा भाँचिएको कुनै लक्षण नभएको भन्दै ‘पाँच–छ महिनासम्म किन प्लास्टर गरिएको ?’ भन्दै प्रश्न गरे । ...... यसैबीच इमरान खानको पार्टीले मन्त्रीविरुद्ध मुद्दा दायर गर्ने तयारी गरिरहेको बताएको छ ।
प्रचण्डलाई मधेसको एजेन्डा सुझाउन दिल्लीमा सीके राउतको दौडधुप आजै उनले भारतीय जनता पार्टीका विदेश विभागका प्रमुख डा.विजय चौथाईवालालाई भेटेका छन् । राउतले तीन चार दिनसम्म दिल्लीमै रहने र हरेक तहका व्यक्तिलाई भेटेर मधेसको विषयमा प्रधानमन्त्री प्रचण्डलाई दबाब बढाउने बताइएको छ ।
सीके राउतले भने–चौतर्फी घेराबन्दीमा छु, केही समय धैर्य गर्नुहोस्
Team @acquiredotcom now an AI startup.— Andrew Gazdecki (@agazdecki) May 27, 2023
Valuation has increased 1000% overnight.
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GPT-4 for personal tutoring: https://t.co/fk3kwnJRrO— Greg Brockman (@gdb) May 27, 2023
Attended Estonia's largest tech and startup conference @Latitude59.— Kaja Kallas (@kajakallas) May 27, 2023
We have a very open, resilient, flexible and dynamic business environment with a strong startup culture.
So, I’m encouraging startups and tech companies to come to Estonia and discover what we have to offer. pic.twitter.com/mvqI2CR1nK
To the LSU Tigers: You did it. You are leaders, role models, and now NCAA national champions. pic.twitter.com/2qtj2JHq54— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) May 27, 2023
Probably not too much of an over-statement to say that we all owe a debt of gratitude to the often-maligned gamers for (almost) singlehandedly subsidizing @nvidia to get us to the current AI revolution? https://t.co/IxTwO7hQPl— Scott Kupor (@skupor) May 26, 2023
This is why exit controls are such an important part of socialism – otherwise, all the greedy people will just leave, which is why all of the fairest countries have the barbed wire and guns pointed inwards. https://t.co/CRE2YpXcR6— Zack Kanter (@zackkanter) May 27, 2023
Yesterday, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham flew to Kyiv, Ukraine to meet with President Zelensky.— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) May 27, 2023
Graham promised Zelensky that Republicans stand by Ukraine’s side in their fight against Russia, no matter what the rhetoric is that they say on the campaign trail.
Graham said,… pic.twitter.com/YlhIb17bBg
In 1926, thirteen black men put together their savings and founded Safe Bus Company, making it the largest black owned bus company at that time.— AFRICAN & BLACK HISTORY (@AfricanArchives) May 27, 2023
It was formed in Winston-Salem to serve the black neighborhoods due to segregation and operated till 1972. pic.twitter.com/cWbk3wZCYK
God grant me the confidence of the SDR who sent me a cold outbound calendar invitation for a "quick sync" on Memorial Day— Justine Palefsky (@JustinePalefsky) May 26, 2023
I propose a new acronym for the AI-ensconced red-hot tech giants:— Yann LeCun (@ylecun) May 27, 2023
Meta, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Apple.
Tune in as I deliver the commencement address at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. https://t.co/7WnEnIsQF9— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) May 27, 2023
3 years ago, I bought a $20 PDF course about agriculture (don't ask me why).— Dela (@datafeels) May 27, 2023
I live on the 40th floor of a skyscraper and do not have an urban rooftop garden, nor do I have the intention to become a farmer.
All I remember is that organic food was trending. 👩🏻🌾
To this day, I…
The recent wealth tax increase in Norway was expected to bring an additional $146M in yearly tax revenue— Luca Dellanna (@DellAnnaLuca) May 26, 2023
Instead, an estimated $54B-worth of ultra-rich left the country, leading to a lost $594M in yearly wealth tax revenue
A net decrease of $448M+
(sources and calculations ↓)
प्रचण्ड उवाच-जलहरिमा ओलीलाई जाेड्न उचित हैन। ओली उवाच- नक्कली भुटानी शरणार्थी प्रकरणमा बयानमा उल्लेखित माथि थप छानविन गर्न पाइँदैन । देउवा उवाच- चुप लागाै, माैन बसाै सबै पच्छ, क्यानटाेमेन्ट पनि पच्छ।नबाेलेरै पचाउन सकिन्छ किन बाेल्ने ? भ्रष्टाचारमा तीनदलीय सेन्डिकेटकाे निर्णय।— dambar khatiwoda (@dambarkhatiwoda) May 27, 2023
Failures fail 10 times.— Charles Miller (@charlesmiller_7) May 26, 2023
Successful people fail 10,000 times.
Think about it.
Enter generative AI.— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) May 27, 2023
Every $1 we invest in the IRS brings in as much as $12.50 in revenue by tracking down wealthy tax cheats. It’s ridiculous that Republicans want to cut IRS funding. They’d rather help the ultra-rich get away with tax dodging than help working families.— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) May 27, 2023
It's interesting to see what OS people use to access internet globally:— Lex Fridman (@lexfridman) May 26, 2023
41% - Android
28% - Windows
17% - iOS
7% - OS X
6% - Other/Unknown
1% - Linux
And just in US:
30% - Windows
26% - iOS
20% - Android
17% - OS X
4% - Chrome OS
3% - Other/Unknown
Embrace imperfection.— Glenn (@glennwrites1) May 27, 2023
I've built a $5k/month online business despite:
•Working a 9-5
• Drinking alcohol
• Never meditating
• Waking up at 8:30am
• Having a personal life
You don't need perfect habits...
You need action.
ATACMS now or explain why not. The slow trickle and eventually, grudgingly providing weapons that could save lives and end the war more quickly now leads to many awkward questions.https://t.co/3S8wMcZMGc— Garry Kasparov (@Kasparov63) May 27, 2023
“The woke mind virus is basically a form of cultural Marxism,” DeSantis says. «Cultural Marxism” was the favorite conspiracy theory of Norwegian Fascist, terrorist and mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik. Says a lot about Republicans, doesn’t it? https://t.co/Ck9i2gdBFG— Per M. Koch (@perkoch) May 26, 2023
Ron DeSantis vs. the ‘Woke Mind Virus’ But behind these unforced errors lie deeper failures of political judgment by DeSantis, ones that speak to a blinkered and — for all his cultural populism — elitist worldview. How else do you explain a campaign kickoff with more discussion of crypto regulation than of inflation? .......... First, there’s his inability to see what is obvious to Musk’s critics, which is that Musk, while perhaps a genius in some areas, is also often an arrogant screw-up whose projects break down in public. (See: the Tesla Cybertruck’s supposedly shatterproof windows or the explosion of the SpaceX Starship.) You have to be fairly deep in the right-wing echo chamber to believe Musk’s self-presentation as a swaggering Tony Stark figure who can be counted on to deliver. ......... Last night, after the announcement, his campaign tweeted a bizarre, music-less video that features DeSantis speaking about immigration over a montage of images of him and of Musk, as if they were running for president as a team. ......... DeSantis is betting that anti-wokeness, the belief system that ties him to Musk, is enough to power a presidential race. ......... 55 percent of Republicans said “Fighting woke ideology in our schools and businesses” was more important than protecting Social Security and Medicare. ......... the reactionary agenda he’s enacted in Florida, which includes sweeping limitations on what can be taught in public schools, a six-week abortion ban and the cruelest anti-trans policies in America. ........... anti-wokeness has different flavors. There are the worries about the erosion of what were once called “family values,” and then there are the esoteric concerns of Silicon Valley edgelords. DeSantis emphasized the latter on Wednesday night, discussing niche issues in language that I suspect is unintelligible to ordinary people, even those who might hate the brand of social justice politics derided as wokeness. He spoke, without much explanation, about college “accreditation cartels,” the “E.S.G. movement” — investing that weighs environmental, social and governance factors — and central bank digital currency. A large part of the discussion — far more than about, say, the economy or foreign policy — was about Twitter itself. ........... “The woke mind virus is basically a form of cultural Marxism,” DeSantis said later Wednesday night on Fox News. If you spend time on the right-wing internet, that is a platitude. But my guess is that for a lot of people, it’s gibberish. Now, Trump also repurposes ideas and memes from the far-right internet demimonde, but he does so with a lowest-common-denominator bluntness. “We’re going to defeat the cult of gender ideology and reaffirm that God created two genders, called men and women,” Trump said in South Carolina earlier this year. You don’t have to know exactly what “gender ideology” is to know what he means. ............ He speaks the language not of normal people but of right-wing counter-elites, thinkers and activists who come out of the same rarefied milieus as the progressive intellectuals they despise. ............ the word “elite,” to him, is not about wealth, talent or achievement. Instead, it’s an epithet for progressives, those who share “the ideology and outlook of the ruling class, which one can demonstrate by ‘virtue signaling.’” ........ a standard right-wing rhetorical move to suggest that so-called wealth creators are part of an oppressed class. The problem with DeSantis is that he seems to believe it, so when he’s speaking to plutocrats on Twitter Spaces, he thinks he’s speaking to the people.
Thursday, May 25, 2023
The Wagner group forecasts disaster if Russia does not move into total war footing. Yevgeny Prigozhin has been ramping up pressure on Russia’s military leadership and extending his criticism to the country’s moneyed elites. .
The U.S.-Chinese Economic Relationship Is Changing—But Not Vanishing How “De-Risking” Can Preserve Healthy Integration .
Two Weeks at the Front in Ukraine In the trenches in the Donbas, infantrymen face unrelenting horrors, from missiles to grenades to helicopter fire. ......
If you want to live, dig......... shock waves and shrapnel had reduced the surrounding trees to splintered canes. Artillery had churned up so much earth that you could no longer distinguish between craters and the natural topography. ......... A log-covered dugout, where the soldiers slept, was about five feet deep and not much wider. ........ As for the infantrymen, their mission was straightforward: not to leave and not to die.......... The village was controlled by the Wagner Group, a Russian paramilitary organization notorious for committing atrocities in Africa and the Middle East. ......... “They were like zombies. They used the prisoners like a wall of meat. It didn’t matter how many we killed—they kept coming.” ........... and the conventional troops who replaced them were far less numerous and suicidal ........ “A lot of the new guys don’t have the stamina to be out here,” Pavlo said. “They get scared and they panic.” ........ The uncanny extent to which both men had adapted to their lethal environment underscored the agitation of the recent arrivals, who flinched whenever something whistled overhead or crashed nearby............ Taking out his phone, he swiped through a series of photographs: “Killed . . . killed . . . killed . . . killed . . . killed . . . wounded. . . . Now I have to get used to different people. It’s like starting over.” .......... He’d been there for six weeks and had not so much mastered his fear as accepted the illogic of running: there was nowhere to escape to. All the same, he was so timid by nature that it was difficult to imagine him repulsing a Russian attack. “I hate weapons and violence,” he said with wide-eyed incredulity, as if he still could not believe where he was. “I’m just trying to stay alive until I can get home.” ......... I spent twelve days with the 28th Brigade, and I never once saw Tynda, Odesa, or Bison put on body armor or a helmet. When I asked Bison about this, he replied, “If I’m going to die, I’ll die.” ........ the veterans had so internalized the soundscape of the war that they knew instinctively where each munition was coming from and where it would land .......... The gun’s operator, a rawboned soccer hooligan with brass knuckles tattooed on his hand, spoke of the Maxim like a car enthusiast lauding the performance of a vintage Mustang. ........... In the course of the past year, the U.S. has furnished Ukraine with more than thirty-five billion dollars in security assistance. Why, given the American largesse, had the 28th Brigade resorted to such a museum piece? A lot of equipment has been damaged or destroyed on the battlefield. At the same time, Ukraine appears to have forgone refitting debilitated units in order to stockpile for a large-scale offensive that is meant to take place later this spring. At least eight new brigades have been formed from scratch to spearhead the campaign. While these units have been receiving weapons, tanks, and training from the U.S. and Europe, veteran brigades like the 28th have had to hold the line with the dregs of a critically depleted arsenal. .......... it was “more important to focus on the accumulation of resources” for future battles. “May the soldiers in the trenches forgive me,” Zaluzhnyi said. .............. his mortar teams had fired about three hundred shells a day; now they were rationed to five a day. The Russians averaged ten times that rate. ............. The most important element of any dugout is the roof. Raw logs are brought on trucks as close to the front as possible, then carried by soldiers to the trenches. A proper roof consists of three layers of logs stacked crosswise under three feet of dirt—a thickness greater than the distance that most projectiles can penetrate during the millisecond between their impact and their detonation. Railroad ties serve as vertical posts. The dugout should be deep enough that the top barely crests the ground; from outside, all you see are steps descending to a subterranean door. ................ “I’d seen how people burn alive inside,” he told me. “One R.P.G. or mortar strike, and that’s it.” ........... and as we approached a white church outside Kostyantynivka I noticed Volynyaka crossing himself. In town, I asked him if the war had made him more religious. “No, the opposite,” he said. “I’ve started to question the existence of God.” ........... According to Volynyaka, “almost everyone” who had not already fled the town was pro-Russian. A clerk at the local grocery store had told him, “We don’t want you here.” I asked him if the hostility had eroded his motivation to keep fighting. He shook his head. “I know it’s my land—why should I care what they think?” ............... and asked me if the soil in the United States was as rich and arable as theirs. The fact that this same soil now shielded them against injury and death had only deepened their attachment to it. ............. In his spare time, he tended the vegetable patch, which he hoped would be sprouting when the homeowners returned. ............. He later told me that his preferred avatar in his favorite video game, Skyrim, was an archer. “grove st 4 life,” a reference to Grand Theft Auto, was tattooed on his forearm. When he found enough bandwidth, he planned to download a game called World of Tanks onto his phone. ........... Then, on the eve of the offensive, a young member of the brigade posted a video of himself and his comrades in which he announced where “we will be attacking.” By the time the video was deleted, it had been viewed more than eleven thousand times. ......... When a sergeant overheard a draftee telling me that he was sick, the sergeant interjected, “Everybody is sick.” .......... “Maybe the drone saw the Starlink satellite,” Ivan said. “Or they saw our toilet. It’s obviously for officers.” (The toilet was just a pit that had been dug deeply enough to afford its occupant protection while squatting.) .......... Ivan grabbed a pastry from the food rations. “I want to eat some cake before I die.” ......... Morale was as crucial an asset as any in the infantry. One day, while I was on the Zero Line, an “Army psychologist” had visited. He did not have a degree in psychology, and his role was limited to identifying soldiers who were incapacitated by fear and could not “overcome their paralysis.” He explained, “I try to convey to them why they must follow their orders. If that doesn’t work, then we send them to a real psychologist.” ............. Ivan claimed that men often faked injuries in a bid to escape the trenches. “It happens all the fucking time,” he said. But, he allowed, such desperation could arise from genuine psychological damage. ............ Almost all the veterans had suffered multiple concussions, but, as Kaban had told me, “If we get sent for treatment, who will stay in the trenches?” ............ Post-traumatic stress disorder did not seem to be an apposite diagnosis for anyone on the front, because the traumatic event was still happening. .................. “It’s easier psychologically to stay here. It’s hard to come back after visiting civilization.” ........ Kaban had recalled going to Odesa a few months earlier and experiencing a panic attack as soon as he exited the train station. The overwhelming stimuli—bustling crowds, speeding cars, jarring city noises—felt like an onslaught of potential threats. Strangers were rifling through their bags, making phone calls; Kaban instinctively reached for his Kalashnikov, only to realize that he was unarmed. When he spotted a group of soldiers patrolling the station, he ran to them, pale and shaking. “Don’t worry,” a soldier assured him. “You’re not the first. This happens a lot.” ........ At the start—when there were no Five Hundreds or fainthearted draftees, and everyone was still a volunteer, galvanized by a profound sense of patriotic duty—Oper had commanded twelve extraordinarily courageous men. He had loved them all, and all of them had died. The losses had broken something in him, and he no longer permitted himself to form comparable attachments to his subordinates. ............. The whole country has been affected by the war, but nobody has absorbed its misery and horror the way infantrymen have. ............ and he did not think that having three children should exclude a man from serving. “It should be the other way around,” he said. “They have more to fight for.” ............. “Just like the Battle of Saratoga, the fight for Bakhmut will change the trajectory of our war for independence and for freedom.” This March, Zelensky told the Associated Press that if Ukraine lost the city Putin would “smell that we are weak” and “sell this victory to the West, to his society, to China, to Iran.” .
The faster you are, the less good you have to be.— Kristen Anderson (@FintechKristen) May 24, 2023
See a problem, fix 60% of it in an hour?
You're a rockstar.
See a problem, hold 3 meetings, spend 2 weeks researching, and use 2 engineers to fix 90% a month later?
You're a problem.
Velocity is sustenance for a startup.
I sat down with the @WSJ to breakdown the money behind the Roy family in HBO’s hit show ‘Succession’.— Douglas A. Boneparth (@dougboneparth) May 25, 2023
This is definitely one of the coolest things I’ve done in my career. I hope you enjoy it! pic.twitter.com/lNzsX8CK5X
Exclusive: A geothermal startup showed its wells can be used like a giant underground battery.— MIT Technology Review (@techreview) March 7, 2023
If these field results work at commercial scale, it could become cheaper and easier to eliminate greenhouse-gas emissions from the grid. https://t.co/DkgfPgldZE
2020 to 2040 will bring the most rapid and dramatic changes in human history.— Misha (@mishadavinci) May 25, 2023
I encourage those who believe they are helping Taiwan by hyping the threat of war to read this op-Ed. Hyping the threat does Beijing’s work for it, including by making it harder for Taiwan to attract foreign capital it needs for sustained growth. https://t.co/Kd6XzmO0Nm— Ryan Hass (@ryanl_hass) May 25, 2023
Prompt: Red Rose In The Style Of Van Gogh pic.twitter.com/PPFE6CvQsc— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) May 25, 2023
Anyone against “wokeness” is a bigoted racist.— Alexis Soterakis (@asoterakis) May 25, 2023
A 3M reach is impressive, glitches and all.— Paramendra Kumar Bhagat (@paramendra) May 25, 2023
I nearly bought some $NVDA the other week but didn’t because I was like, “How much upside can a $600B company really offer.”— ian 🔮🪤 (@IanRountree) May 25, 2023
The answer was apparently “$150B in a single day” 🤯 pic.twitter.com/1n7TZdjOkz
In my interview to @ThereseLHSvD @SvD I emphasised we must discredit aggression as a tool of statecraft and hold Russia and its leaders accountable - otherwise Russia's aggression will sooner or later return and there can be no lasting peace in Europe.https://t.co/eEnPdLv1FZ— Kaja Kallas (@kajakallas) May 25, 2023
My 4yo daughter has discovered Polaroid photos.— Brian Nichols (@b_nicks11) May 24, 2023
They are *everywhere* in our house after 1 day.
So I've decided she needs to start paying for them herself.
They cost me $1 on amazon
I'm going to charge her $.25 (she will earn it!)
Growth at all costs, am I right? #VCmath
The remote work vs. in office debate is strange.— Peter Yang (@petergyang) May 24, 2023
Pretty obvious to me that the best arrangement is:
- 3 days in the office for meetings / team work
- 2 days at home for deep work
My laptop is slow as hell and sounds like an airplane taking off.— Kieran Drew (@ItsKieranDrew) May 25, 2023
I think it's time for a new one.
I've always been a Windows man. But I'm open to suggestions.
Apple vs Windows - which and why? 👇
There's a lot to parse in Geoffrey Hinton's explanation as to why he realized that deep learning systems like GPT-4 are more efficient intuition machines than humans. He formerly believed that we needed to model the brain. pic.twitter.com/aEtUf1O6F5— Carlos E. Perez (@IntuitMachine) May 25, 2023
NVIDIA popped because everyone underestimated the amount of GPU compute the world needs. I’m honored that Lambda was mentioned in NVIDIA’s earnings call today.— stephen balaban (@stephenbalaban) May 25, 2023
Soon, every human will be using AGI powered by GPUs. And Lambda is going to be the #1 GPU cloud in the world.
I'm terrified about the possible implications of actual default. But the rating agencies are just irrelevant 2/— Paul Krugman (@paulkrugman) May 25, 2023
@GovRonDeSantis announced he’s running for president on Twitter. This was by far the biggest room ever held on social media. Twitter performed great after some initial scaling challenges. Thanks Twitter Team for adapting so quickly to make history!https://t.co/mTJ2INQ1Y7— David Sacks (@DavidSacks) May 24, 2023
The less you need Venture Capital.— Martin Tobias (Pre-Seed VC) (@MartinGTobias) May 24, 2023
The more Venture Capital needs you.
Do not aspire to be great.Great people come in different types. Aspire to be a good person. Good person are only one type ,they are about doing good. Be good not great.— Prabhakar Bagchand (@PBagchand) May 25, 2023
Grocer's wife , B.P. Koirala pic.twitter.com/wtZC44oRVG
Julian Assange is a political prisoner. pic.twitter.com/6Y00oo2d2E— Edward Snowden (@Snowden) May 24, 2023
I welcome today's decision of the @EUCouncil to extend temporary trade liberalization for Ukrainian products for another year. The full abolition of duties and quotas has been extended until June 2024. As we move towards the EU, this temporary liberalization should become…— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) May 25, 2023
रेशमको सजाय माफीका लागि शीतलनिवास पठाइयो २० फाइल
मधुमेह भएकाहरूले निर्धक्क भएर खान सक्छन् यी फलफूल
हिरासतबाट बालकृष्ण खाणलाई सचिव पाण्डेको पत्र–ओली बा र देउवालाई भनेर मिलाउनुपर्छ
दूधमा यो मसला मिसाएर पिउनुका पाँच ठुला फाइदा : प्रतिरोधी क्षमता बढ्छ, हड्डी पनि बलियो
कस्तो छ रास्वपामा रवि-स्वर्णिम केमेस्ट्री ? थुप्रै आर्थिक र राजनीतिक विरोधाभासबीच एउटै पार्टीको उच्च तहमा रहेका रवि लामिछाने र स्वर्णिम वाग्लेको सुरुवाती सहकार्य जम्दै गरेको देखिए पनि यसले दीर्घकालीन निरन्तरता पाउनेमा आशंका बाँकी नै छन् । .
लगातार किन भासिंदैछ न्युयोर्क सहर ? म्यानहटन सहर अहिले सामुद्रिक जलस्तरभन्दा केवल एक वा दुई मिटरमात्रै माथि छ ।
रेशम चौधरी क्रान्तिकारी हुन् : बाबुराम भट्टराई
नागरिक उन्मुक्ति पार्टीले गर्यो आन्दोलनको घोषणा
प्रचण्ड, देउवा र ओली आज पनि छलफलमा
मधेश सरकार विस्तार, यादवको प्रतिक्षामा प्रम प्रचण्ड, भित्र भित्रै पाक्दै छ यस्तो खिचडी
रेशम चौधरी जेलमुक्त हुने गरि सरकारले नयाँ विद्ययेक ल्यायो
भ्रष्टाचार विरुद्व जनकपुरधाममा जनमत पार्टीको प्रदर्शन र विरोध
यसै मधेश सरकारमा अन्य दलहरु मन्त्री बन्ने हो : उपेन्द्र यादव जनमतको जिम्मा प्रधानमन्त्रीलाई, आलोपालो मुख्यमन्त्री पाउने हो
यादव र ठाकुर जनकपुरधाममा, मधेश मुख्यमन्त्री यादवको राजिनामा आउने सम्भावना यादव र ठाकुर बिच राती छलफल भई मधेश सरकार परिमार्जनको रुपरेखा तयार हुनेछ ।
मधेश सरकारको नेतृत्व पनि परिवर्तण हुनुपर्दछ : महन्थ ठाकुर
सत्ता गठबन्धनमा उपेन्द्र र डा. राउत बिचमा घोचपेच सुरु, उपेन्द्रको यस्तो आरोप मधेश सरकारमा परिर्माजनको जिम्मा देउवा, यादव र ठाकुरलाई
इमरान खानले इस्लामाबाद उच्च अदालतबाट पाए अर्काे राहत
इमरान खानले भने– ‘मलाई १० वर्ष जेल हाल्न खोजिएको छ’ इमरान खानले सोमबार दाबी गरेका छन् कि देशको शक्तिशाली सैन्य प्रतिष्ठानले उनलाई देशद्रोहको आरोपमा आगामी १० वर्षसम्म जेलमा राख्ने योजना बनाएको छ। ...... इमरान खानले यी ‘अपराधी’ हरूले जसरी ‘चादर र चार दिवारी’को पवित्रता हनन् गरिरहेका जनाउँदै उनले त्यो आजसम्म कहिल्यै नभएको पनि बताएका छन्।
Elon Musk says the ‘laptop class’ needs to ‘get off their moral high horse’ when it comes to remote work Chief executives, trying to bring employees back to the office, argue that working-from-home leads to less engaged and less productive workers....... Musk argued that tech workers—who he characterized as the “laptop class”—were unfair in demanding privileges that other people, like service workers or factory employees, could not enjoy. “You’re going to work-from-home, and you’re going to make everyone else who made your car come work in the factory? You’re going to make people who make your food that gets delivered—they can’t work from home?” Musk asked. “Does that seem morally right?” ...... In-person work sometimes led to COVID outbreaks in sectors like the meatpacking industry where working-from-home was not possible. ....... Musk claimed on CNBC that he only took two or three days off a year, and otherwise did at least some work seven days a week with only six hours of sleep a night. ........ (Musk was seen partying at a music festival in Mexico last weekend hours before a meeting with Emmanuel Macron, joking with the French president that he had to “sleep in the car” beforehand.) ...... CEOs argue that working-from-home hurts company culture, and claim that fully remote workers lose opportunities for feedback and mentoring, hurting their growth. ....... Employee surveys consistently report that workers think they are more productive at home. ......... The battle may be reaching an equilibrium around hybrid work, where employees come into the office for part of the week. The number of U.S. firms demanding in-person work five days a week dropped over the past three months, from 49% to 42% ....... Also on Tuesday, asset manager BlackRock asked employees in an internal memo to start coming in four days a week, up from three, arguing that remote workers missed both “teaching moments” and “market-moving moments” while at home.
Bill Gates is full of regret about missed vacations and broken relationships in commencement speech: ‘You are not a slacker if you cut yourself some slack’ .