2019-09-16

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

 16 Sep 2019

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

Cloudflare's Time Service

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

Johns Hopkins launches Center for Psychedelic Research

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

Why Finnish Babies Sleep in Boxes

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

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

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

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."

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