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"This week, Berners-Lee will launch Inrupt, a startup that he has been building, in stealth mode, for the past nine months. Backed by Glasswing Ventures, its mission is to turbocharge a broader movement afoot, among developers around the world, to decentralize the web and take back power from the forces that have profited from centralizing it. In other words, it’s game on for Facebook, Google, Amazon. For years now, Berners-Lee and other internet activists have been dreaming of a digital utopia where individuals control their own data and the internet remains free and open. But for Berners-Lee, the time for dreaming is over."
A decentralized internet eh? I wonder how Richard (Silicon Valley) would feel about that?
Seriously though, any thoughts on this project (https://solid.inrupt.com/ )?
Not to hijack the thread, but I wanted to add something from a different perspective.
My dad was Japanese, and my mom from Guatemala. Japan is a very homogeneous country where diversity isn't necessarily embraced or celebrated (at least not well) by most. I was born in Guatemala, and got education in both countries (went to elementary school in both countries, junior high school in Guatemala, and high school in Japan). Although I have a Japanese name, and I am half Japanese, no matter how well I spoke the language, or how well I understood the culture I was seen as an outsider. In fact, the better I spoke the language and acted "Japanese", the harsher people would evaluate me, finding the smallest thing to call me out and claim "of course you wouldn't understand this, you're not Japanese." My dad's family being usually the harshest of critics.
A lot of people still expect people other than themselves to behave in broad stereotypical ways, and although you may think "how is that different than most other places?", my experience has been that on the whole, people here in the United States have been more accepting and open minded. Sure, not every person I've met her has the same level of acceptance or being open minded, but overall that has been my experience (sadly Guatemala isn't much better than Japan either when it comes to racism, sexism, homosexuality, religion).
Sorry, I'll finally get to my point. Naomi Osaka's father is Haitian and her mother is Japanese. Naomi was raised in the United States. Some of the most interesting reactions I've seen on social media (comments on twitter/youtube) from Japanese people are celebrating her win as one of their own. Hopefully in some small way this could help people of Japan become more inclusive and change their perceptions on what it means to be Japanese, or at the very least learn to appreciate people of different backgrounds.
PS. Sadly the comments I also saw on the videos of her winning included a lot of "I can't believe Americans are booing a Japanese beating them! Americans are the worst." I suppose most of us make those statements when we see a group of people do one thing without context and assume every one of "those people" are a certain way . I wish I could go spend all day committing on clarifying that people weren't booing the fact that a Japanese person won, but...
@ghm3 : good call on no action from the government in Jarden during the whole GR take over of the bridge and after math at Jarden. Perhaps you could bring up the fact that it was October 14th and so their attention could have been somewhere else, but that brought me to another odd part... The media. Shouldn't at least one station be covering Jarden on October 14th? You know when putting together coverage of the world's memorial ceremonies etc on October 14th someone might want to have a reporter outside the bridge to Jarden. It's a national park which owes its existence to that date. Yet not a single camera crew? And when things started to go crazy, still no coverage?
I still loved the show and hope there is a third season . But if not, I was satisfied from this restaurant's meal.
tom_g and @brewsevelt I'm on the same boat too (re: TWD). I used to watch TWD, then the leftovers. Now I watch TWD right after the leftovers. With this last episode, however, I think I should have watched the leftovers a second time, and save TWD for Monday. At this point, I think I mostly watch the show so I can listen to the watching dead (not the only reason, to be clear... I do want to see Rick, Carl, Michonne, Carol, etc, but I like the leftovers so much better) while I drive to and from work while I wait for the leftovers podcast. In a perfect world, I'd rather have an instant cast of the leftovers, then a full cast on Tuesday (how awesome would it be to hear Jim's and A.Ron's reaction right after watching the show?), but I understand TWD is such a popular show, and they have been doing that much longer
"There is nothing more dangerous than a man who believes in nothing." As some one who isn't religious, I don't have a problem with that statement as much. One can believe in love, the human spirit, etc. You don't have to be a member of a religion to believe in something.As far as Matt being portrayed as someone who is seen in a positive, and glowing light... I'm not sure I agree with that either. He might see himself as a person always on the right (most people do!), but in my eyes, he is just as flawed as the other characters. The campaign he had to expose all the wrong doings of the people who departed didn't make him a likable character per se, and like A.Ron pointed out, being in a prayer circle with folks claiming to be one of "the chosen ones" made me give him the same look Nora gave him as she walked away from said circle.I hope I'm not becoming one of those show apologist/fan boys, but I do like the show, and those are my thoughts. If you disagree, of course, your entitled to your opinion. This is probably the hardest show to talk to people about because I do really like it, but it's so polarizing that I'm afraid of recommending it to someone even though I wish more people would watch it.@A_Ron_Hubbard : Not sure if you got some emails about "What's Next" but that was the title of the book written by the person Nora yelled at in "Guest" (season 1). He lost 4 family members (I think parents, or older members of his family), and apparently had gotten a hug from Holy Wayne. By the way, when you got emotional about the pet adoption and baby adoption discussion was probably one of the highlights of all of the podcasts I've heard from bald move (and I've been listening to the bald move podcasts since Mad Men Happy Hour's episodes around the time you mentioned SS Betty