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Nicolas
🇫🇷 🇮🇪 🇬🇧. Past: Engineering & Product ; Anthropology & Natural Sciences
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Nicolas Aug 14
Why Every Software Team Needs an Anthropologist "Understanding people is key to building better product…Build software and products rooted in the values and expectations of your end-users and not your own." by /ht
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Nicolas Aug 12
We live in strange times where talking about the facts of our current predicament appears pessimistic because so many of us believe in optimistic lies about the future.
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Nicolas Aug 11
“The crisis in our democracy comes because maintaining quaint ideas of ‘balance’ in a world filled with ‘systematic disinformation’ is now an existential threat…”
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Nicolas Aug 10
What do you trust? Academic research OR slurp juice philosophy🤔
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Nicolas Aug 9
Replying to @necolas
"At a time of the widespread rise of right-wing populism…and specific denial of climate change as an issue, the likelihood that the combination of factors necessary to allow humanity to navigate the planet to an acceptable 'intermediate state' must surely be close to zero."
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Nicolas Aug 9
Replying to @necolas
"We can avoid the hothouse scenario but it's going to take a fundamental re-adjustment of our relationship with the planet…a total re-orientation of human values, equity, behaviour and technologies is required"
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Nicolas Aug 9
Replying to @necolas
Some days I struggle with the knowledge that merely existing within our current systems is to be complicit in the senseless destruction of habitability and life
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Nicolas Aug 9
On track for the worst climate scenarios: "Billions [could] die…We have already passed the point where a return to the stable climate of the past 14,000 years is possible…it will be down to human beings to manage the entire ecosystem to keep it stable"
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Jason Box Aug 7
Climate change: Our plans are in pieces as killer heat shreds records - CNN
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Naomi Wu 机械妖姬 Aug 5
Okay here goes Sarah Jeong, Jason Koebler, Vice Magazine, and me. I know it's not great, I say what I can and it's understandable if that's unsatisfactory. I think it does give a better idea of my experience though. RT if you think it's helpful.
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Nicolas Aug 1
Astonishing how much land is wasted on livestock and biofuels, as well as the amount of privately owned timberland
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Nicolas Jul 27
"Every tree in the forest is a fountain." Another look at the fascinating complexity of the planet and the challenges ahead as we continue to radically transform it.
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Benjamin Schmidt Jul 27
I recant my 2013 view that there's no humanities crisis in the US. The last five years of degree data have been brutal, and all humanists need to worry about how to deal with the attendant changes to our disciplines. Post:
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Nicolas Jul 26
People who think they already know something have a hard time improving. This is what developing the "beginner mind" is really about: to learn you must first quiet your ego so you can get out of your own way. That is a skill that must itself be practised.
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Longreads Jul 26
"Purging fake accounts may do away with some misinformation and spam, yet there is another, less-acknowledged challenge to curing what ails Twitter: a rotten culture."
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Streetsblog New York Jul 25
Everyone who wants city transportation systems to work well for transit, biking, and walking should read 's new report on Uber, Lyft, and other TNCs.
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Nicolas Jul 25
Really impressed with this team management tool that ex-Twitter engineers and have been making. Check it out!
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Nicolas Jul 18
Replying to @necolas
Intent has nothing to do with it. The point of propaganda is to make people believe that a lie is a reasonable truth, precisely so that it can be spread regardless of individual intent or understanding of the consequences.
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Nicolas Jul 18
Zuckerberg should rethink this. The false equivalence is absurd. Posting Holocaust and global warming denial is not simply "getting it wrong", it's spreading extremist propaganda designed to undermine historical and scientific reality
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Vox Jul 8
Here's how France's immigration history helped create an international soccer powerhouse.
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