In this series, I assume the role of a reader instead of a writer, discussing articles by other writers... things I recommend.
Let's begin with the question of which operative system to use, Windows or Linux. In the past, I used Linux. Various circumstances make me use Windows right now, but I consider Linux to be better, if you know what you do. I know, however, that it is not easy if you don't know how to handle it; changing from Windows to Linux might seem too difficult for the average user - so it's easier to keep Windows. In an ongoing series, relatively new member @valo tries to introduce us to Linux. Four parts have been published so far:
@Pantera writes about Metaverse and Facebook, or perhaps one should say why we need a Metaverse without Facebook, in A Trustless and Decentralized Metaverse is the Main Objective. This is an important discussion, and I fully agree with @Pantera here.
Defi Winter?! When Stablecoins Become CBDCs writes @xuanling11. This is not a “deep” article, it states something that for many is obvious, but it deserves to be stated. For me, I have never really had any interest in so-called stablecoins. Perhaps they have their uses, but they are not real cryptocurrencies for me.
A title that caught my attention: "noise.cash is scamming people". I am not active at noise.cash so far; it might change eventually, but until now I have never found the time for it. I have read about it though, and I have seen many enthusiastic posts about it, and it seemed unbelievable that it would be a scam. How can one scam people by paying them?
Well, by reading this article by @JustMyRambles01, I found that the author saw it similarly, and actually refuted what the title says. This post definitely ought to be read by newbies and people who for some reason feel disappointed with noise.cash.
Another read-worthy article by the same author, @JustMyRambles01, is 05/11/21 - Working from home! And Upcycling!. This is someone who obviously appreciates the advantages of working from home, even if few of them are mentioned. I have previously written about this (see Covid-19 and a lagging step of the Digital Revolution); in many cases “going to a job” is a waste of as well money and time as environmental qualities.
The other point of @JustMyRambles01's article is “Upcycling”, which has obvious merits. We live in an era of waste; people waste everything. Upcycling is a small step in the opposite direction.
Next, we have Lessons from collapse of civilizations by @aniruddhasen, in which the author discusses different causes for collapse of civilisations. In the end he speculates whether the present “world civilisation” has any chance to survive, and he ends:
“But we have the ability to learn from our past and mend our ways. Collapse of the world civilization is not inevitable if we are ready to change ourselves. But as it is said human nature never changes, only the ways and means change with time.“
In my opinion, the world civilisation is already breaking down, and it is too late to stop that process. The question is what new will grow from the ashes and how long time it will it take. It is quite possible that we, living in the breakdown, will hardly even notice it, since historical processes follow another time scale than human lives (unless there is some cataclysmic event involved). It is necessary to step out from the limited perspective of a human lifetime to really discern patterns and processes of history and future.
@Debesh recently published Less is Always Better Than More. It sounds counter-intuitive, but the is right. This is about a step by step approach instead of a single time overfeeding of the mind with tips and advices. I have previously expressed similar ideas in The Power Of Graduality.
This leads us to the next article, A HowTo Related to Wealth by @ezrider. The author gives a good explanation of how to change one's habits in order to build wealth. I absolutely agree, building wealth is not about getting a high income, it is about how one thinks of and handles money.
An old article by the same author is Interesting Book That Review the History of God. An interesting topic.
@Sinless writes about NTFs in Would you like to open an art gallery? Cyber Brings Digital Art to Life!
@Greatwolfman writes about Banshees in Celtic Mythlogical Creatures - Abhartach, the Banshee.
Some history in Fawzia Fuad, Egyptian Princess Queen of Iran by @ceky321. I happened to be in Egypt when Princess Fawzia died in 2013; there was almost no attention given to the event. (I mentioned princess Fawzia in an article here a long time ago: Ottoman Egypt, Muhammad Ali & his Dynasty.)
@cmoneyspinner teaches us about ta blue mushroom, E. hochstetteri, in Did You Know There is Such a Thing as a BLUE MUSHROOM?.
@ahmadmanga writes about learning Japanese from Anime and Manga. I have heard about quite a number of people who have done that, so I think it is possible. Read more in [eBook Highlights] Fluent Japanese from Anime and Manga.
Finally some fiction:
True or Faux is a story published as a series by @Ozzyy. So far 26 chapters have been published. It is long, but well worth reading. The introduction to the series says:
“One morning, you woke up with the ability to see true and false when written down. If it glows a golden color then it is true, but if it glows a dark color, then it is false. Out of curiosity, you go to the library and walk into the History section, and to your horror, all you see is darkness.“
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