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Dakho Dakho (@Dakho) on Pinned comment
How did Snapchat became a category at Tribeca International Film Festival?
Just because!

TRIBECA SNAPCHAT SHORTS
SMALL SCREENS. BIG STORIES.
tribecafilm.com/snapchatshorts
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john John Skorick (@john) on Pinned comment
I am shocked that the top bid is only 125K. If the owner had merely parked the domain he'd have made that many times over by now.

What a waste.
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on Pinned comment
An excellent article! These are all known facts but it is good to remember from time to time who these people are and who pays the price of their "empires".
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Healthy Healthy (@Healthy) on Pinned comment
What you reap is what you sow.
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ashianeh ashianeh (@ashianeh) on Pinned comment
Sencorship is not new in the world of Zuckerberg's Facebook. In September, Facebook disabled the accounts of multiple editors of two of the most widely read online Palestinian publications. This move was interpreted as part of an agreement between him and the Israeli government.
www.commondreams.org/news/2016/09/23/evidence-feared-israel-led-censorship-facebook-bans-palestinian-editors
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angel angel (@angel) on Pinned comment
And this will work because? People are using facebook like an escape from work, tasks, family, whatever... Why would they want to socialize more with the coworkers, for mor gossip maybe? Probably I don't get it...
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Psychologist Psychologist (@Psychologist) on Pinned comment
I bet all my friends would look like cute mini monkeys in my living room, mesmerized by this cool technology :D
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iraj iraj (@iraj) on Pinned comment
Apple always has been a Microsoft but with an attitude hence overcharging for their products.
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
Here's a good piece on Kim Jong-Un from Onion, it's reminiscent of some America-hating characters in here (though all of them emanate from a single source).


Wistful Kim Jong-Un Stumbles Onto Childhood Drawings He Made Of Nuclear Attacks On West
www.theonion.com/article/wistful-kim-jong-un-stumbles-childhood-drawings-he-53929
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Kind of funny how Uber markets the cars as "driverless" despite there being a human behind the wheel of each vehicle. Uber just chooses to not call that person “a driver.” ;)
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) replied to Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
Thanx for your comment and kind words.
In contrast to mainstream/corporate pedagogy in an alternative, democratic pedagogy the emphasis is on the relational nature of learning and how the instructor herself is as much a student as others in the classroom.

"A Pedagogy of the Oppressed" has been the central text for past half century in the field of emancipatory pedagogy.
PEDAGOGY OF THE OPPRESSED – WHAT IS IT AND WHY ITS STILL RELEVANT.
www.practicingfreedom.org/pedagogy-of-the-oppressed-what-is-it-and-why-its-still-relevant/

Talking about alternative approaches in Silicon valley startups, a few weeks back I was leafing through this book on the same topic and it leaves the readers with an unburnished view of it all.
Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley
knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/chaos-monkeys-startup-founders-silicon-valley-tell/
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said Saïd Amin (@said) replied to ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) on Pinned comment
Great point and picture!

As you may know, in tech culture we strongly encourage startups to innovate & 'disrupt' inefficient industries. When successful in doing so, we laud the founders/company (AirBnB, Amazon, SpaceX, etc.). Founders, employees and their investors get rich(er), the media shower praise and society's reward is a product or service that is either new or superior to its predecessor(s). The startup world encourages critical thinking in a way that (as you pointed out) the educational system does not; and that's too bad. If mindfulness/critical thinking were formally included in our educational system, individuals and society at large would greatly benefit from it. Sadly, this is one of the last things most governments want -- an awakened population of critical thinkers willing to challenge the status-quo and 'business as usual' approach.
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) replied to Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
There's also the most important issue of the entire educational system and pedagogical techniques which the article never mentions.
When an educational system is basically tasked with preparing workers for a job market bent on homogenization, commodification, consensus and conformity, of course issues related to abstract thought and critical thinking won't be central to its pedagogy.
An emancipated society not based on commodification will certainly put a premium on teaching values, methods and perspective related to critical thinking and philosophical thoughts.

"The sleep of reason produces monsters"
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john John Skorick (@john) replied to Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
There was so much outcry when this change was rumored that I'm a bit surprised they went through with it.

I never wear headphones but just saw this; perhaps it's of use.

gizmodo.com/an-insanely-long-list-of-ways-to-deal-with-the-iphone-h-1786067822
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
What a worthwhile topic to explore/contemplate. Prior to reading it, my mind was racing in so many directions -- the article helped center me.

Contrary to what the author suggests, I don't think that technology is to blame, nor is the media (mainstream or social), for our growing lack of critical thinking. The culprit lies in chosen behaviors, like surrendering to your path of least resistance -- a path of conformity that is void of mindfulness.

The article is a reminder that my own critical thinking is a skill; a skill that needs repetition and practice. I'm reminded to...

- resist the urge to amplify.

- regurgitate someone else’s thoughts and ideas that I may, or may not agree with.

- challenge assumptions -- my own and those of other people.

- check for my bias(es).

- harness/grow my own critical thinking skills and consider alternatives.
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said Saïd Amin (@said) on Pinned comment
"Goodbye headset jacks, hello wireless headphones."

Mumble. Tangled headphone wires are certainly a pain the ass, but it's something I can live with. My biggest gripe with this change is that I often damage my iphone headphones by putting them through the washer/dryer and carelessly lose them when out and about. As a result I probably go through 5+ Apple EarPods a year ($29.00 a pair). The new AirPods (EarPods without wires) are going to cost me significantly more -- $149 a pop! Suffice it to say I'm not thrilled about this change, but the silver lining is that the price hike will (hopefully) make me less careless with my headphones.
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SaitouKatsu SaitouKatsu (@SaitouKatsu) on Pinned comment
The rocket explosion didn't destroy the satellite. It's destruction came moments after it fell to the ground, when the satellite itself exploded inside the payload fairing. Rocket science is hard, but the ground is even harder.
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FitFanatic FitFanatic (@FitFanatic) on Pinned comment
Spectacular explosion. The aftermath: a conversation between Zuck and Elon Musk.
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ChamoshChamoshvnd ChamoshChamoshvnd (@ChamoshChamoshvnd) replied to dohelzen (@dohelzen) on Pinned comment
Actually any concise and correct translation of "Daesh" should include Mullahs of Iran as the Original Daesh and ISIS.
All theocracies are doomed; whether Islamic theocracies like Saudis or our own 'beloved' Islamic Republic of Hell or Jewish theocracy like Israel.
Talking about doomed, remember how that White Polar Bear got it rear behind kicked in Afghanistan? Looks like it is on the course for another round of getting kicked on its rear behind in Syrian. Count on it.
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dohelzen dohelzen (@dohelzen) on Pinned comment
Ha ha . Of course the translation half right but the concise and correct translation of ‘Daesh’ is Israel .
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