Time Servers, Psychedelics, Boxed Babies, Group Chats, Facebook, etc.

Cloudflare's Time Service

Link: https://developers.cloudflare.com/time-services/ntp/usage/

Archived Link: https://archive.vn/4pjYL

Just discovered that Cloudflare provides its own NTP servers, and accessible from their edge network nonetheless.


Johns Hopkins launches Center for Psychedelic Research

Link: https://hub.jhu.edu/2019/09/04/hopkins-launches-psychedelic-center/

Archived Link: https://archive.vn/OPCZO

Hopefully a positive step towards the decriminalization of (and stoppage of the war on) plants.


Why Finnish Babies Sleep in Boxes

Link: https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-22751415

Archived Link: https://archive.vn/f7yNx

Interesting social safety net. Might be a good initiative to do in other countries, especially in the third-world considering Finland has done the necessary R&D with supporting stats.


How China is Cashing in on Group Chats

Link: https://a16z.com/2019/09/06/china-is-cashing-in-on-group-chats/

Archived Link: https://archive.vn/1JQD2

Great read, one of the interesting takeaways is how successfully this has worked at-scale both horizontally and vertically.


It's Later Than You Think

Link: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/its-later-than-you-think-j-r-storment/

Archived Link: https://archive.vn/wfraO

Reminder of how the work-life balance should instead become a work-life harmony, if possible.


Facebook’s New Currency Has Big Claims and Bad Ideas

Link: https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/06/24/971554-facebook-bitcoin-libra-crypto-bad/

Archived Link: https://archive.vn/gPROl

Identifying the Catch-22's in Facebook's new Libra cryptocurrency. Absolutely love the quote at the end by Sarah Jamie Lewis: "Can't wait for a cryptocurrency with the ethics of Uber, the censorship resistance of Paypal, and the centralization of Visa, all tied together under the proven privacy of Facebook."