worldsayshi comments on “The Merge”
Neural interfaces have use cases but they are not the silver bullet for the kind of protocols that we need in order to not lose control of our creation.
The protocol that that we need is for transmitting information, not data. Or in other words, you don’t need a neural interface to transmit understanding.
JackFr comments on “Amazon wants a key to your house”
> binding arbitration should be made illegal
Why do you want to interfere and limit my right to execute a contract?
jandrese comments on “Qualcomm Centriq 2400: The first 10nm server processor”
thaumasiotes comments on “Steam is no longer supporting Bitcoin”
What does a vendor care if your BTC might be worth less later? He’s hungry NOW.
brightball comments on “As Discord nears 100M users, safety concerns are heard”
It’s cool seeing an Elixir company have such explosive growth.
Tinyyy comments on “Patreon’s new service fee spurs concern that creators will lose patrons”
I honestly don’t understand the outrage here. It seems that Patreon just made the fees that they were already charging more obvious, and drew ire because of that.
As the article explains, they used to charge 5% of all donations, plus the transaction costs. So the patreon donors were already covering the transaction costs, it was just invisible to them. Now, they’ve reduced the rate to 2.9%. This is a huge drop, considering that the original rate was closer to 5.3% (5% / 0.95%-transaction costs).
I don’t know how much of the $.35 will be Patreon’s profits, but I don’t think that they are making significantly more money because of that.
ZenFounder comments on “Ask HN: I’m a solopreneur and I feel demoralised”
There’s lots of great advice here- especially regarding the importance of being connected to other people and taking care of yourself physically (sleep, exercise, diet). Those are the most basic things to tend to when you’re feeling off.
I’m a psychologist who works with founders (zenfounder.com) and I can assure you that you are not alone in feeling off your game, even when the business is going well.
Sometimes the answer to the question “why am I feeling this way?” is really hard to come by. It might take some time to sort it out. I’m really glad you’re talking about it here. That’s an important first step.
It may be a good idea to see your physician and check your thyroid and testosterone levels. Both can wreck havoc on motivation and can affected by sleep-wake cycles (ie. why you feel so low in the morning). A psychologist or therapist can also help you sort out whether you may be experiencing depression or burnout (low motivation is part of both).
Being successful and having a great life don’t also protect us from physical problems or from depression. Its a good idea to see a professional to check out a variety of possible causes.
If you have a clean bill of health, then it might be time to ask some existential questions: Are you bored? Is your work meaningful to you? Are you as connected as you want to be to other people? A therapist, coach, priest, or good friend may be able to talk you through some of these questions.
Feel free to reach out to me directly if you’d like more ideas or resources.
pixelHD comments on “Coinbase down for maintenance”