Ok I'm seeing folks doing these, so here's my #introduction:
On the "blockchain isn't decentralized" thing, technically a #blockchain system is distributed redundant storage of a single database. It's not a decentralized database system. But this kind of subtlety in distinction gets lost easily within hype-laden tech journalism.
By sheer volume of hype, blockchain systems were able to appropriate the word "decentralized".
Reactivity knows how to invalidate data, but it does not know how to update the invalidated data efficiently.
I really wish more frontend folks would focus on building *incremental* libraries instead of just reactive libraries. Reactivity solves part of the problem, but it doesn’t fix everything.
What we want is the ability to write code that is as-optimized as hand-coded JS would be. Reactivity gets you part of the way there, incrementality is the last bit you need.
American politics, journalism, abortion
Reminder that the US media has a strong tendency to generate outrage domestically when there is also important shit to know about abroad.
The Supreme Court stuff is incredibly important, but please make sure to pay attention to international news sources every once in a while
People aren’t fucking idiots. The reason folks are switching to Fox News and the like is not because they’re stupid (as many establishment journalists claim), but because the journalists there are held more accountable and are significantly more reactive to how their reader base wants them to cover stories.
Establishment journalists are effectively signing their own death warrants by refusing to fucking *think* and accept criticism, and they’re encouraging further radicalization.
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