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Grant Potter

Grant Potter

https://qz.com/1174091/china-wants-an-orderly-exit-from-bitcoin-mining/ "China accounts for more than two-thirds of the world’s processing power devoted to mining. It’s also home to some of the world’s leading creators of mining hardware, which usually also operate large mining pools—groups of miners who agree to add up their resources to improve their odds of finding bitcoin."

Grant Potter

Grant Potter

https://fredrikdeboer.com/2017/05/16/study-of-the-week-what-actually-helps-poor-students-human-beings/ "What’s shared by tutoring, small group instruction, cooperative learning, and feedback and progress monitoring – the interventions that come out looking best? The influence of another human being. The ability to work closely with others, particularly trained professionals, to go through the hard, inherently social work of error and correction and trying again. Being guided by another human being towards mastery of skills and concepts. Not paying tons of money on some ed tech boondoggle. Rather, giving individual people the time necessary to work closely with students and shepherd their progress. Imagine if we invested our money in giving all struggling students the ability to work individually or in small groups with dedicated educational professionals that we treated as respected experts and paid accordingly."

Grant Potter

https://0xacab.org/riseuplabs/crabgrass Crabgrass is a web application designed for activist groups to be better able to collaborate online. Mostly, it is a glorified wiki with fine-grain control over access rights.

Grant Potter

Sentenced to 4.5 years today ... encouraging and a model for citizens groups and - congrats @X_net_ https://www.thenation.com/article/simona-levi/

Grant Potter

https://points.datasociety.net/whats-propaganda-got-to-do-with-it-5b88d78c3282#.1pl738sd8 "Our understanding of media power (and of what it means to call something propaganda) must make room for a variety of potential collective and individual influences. This includes corporations, interest groups, activist groups, and other traditional collectives; it should also include the new forms of individual and collective presence that digital communications facilitate. This includes state-sponsored online actors and ad-hoc user collectives."

Grant Potter

Growing Up In Arcades: 1979-1989 @flickr pool sure brings great memories https://www.flickr.com/groups/arcades/pool/page1/

Grant Potter

https://dmca.digitalrighttorepair.org - a united front of consumers, environmental organizations, the aftermarket, and digital rights advocacy groups ... taking back control of the things we own.

Grant Potter

Wikipedia and the Oligarchy of Ignorance cc: @holden 'when you deny an organization the formal power to distribute power equitably—to acknowledge the inevitable hierarchies in social groups and deal with them explicitly—you inevitably hand power over to those most willing to be ruthless and unflinching in their pursuit of it.' http://www.uncomputing.org/?p=1622