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I Have Seen the Future of a Republican Party That Is No Longer Insane

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A panel at the Niskanen Center’s conference on the Republican party’s future after Donald Trump, Tuesday, December 11. Photo: Will Wilkinson This week, the Niskanen Center, a libertarian-leaning Washington think tank, held a conference on the future of the Republican Party, called “Starting Over: The Center-Right After Trump.” In my

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"In theory, it argues, market forces do a better job than central planners. In reality, though, most of the regulations conservatives target are those that advance legitimate social objectives — protecting health, safety and the environment — and impose costs on existing firms. The regulations most in need of scaling back are those imposed by state and local governments, and which protect incumbent owners of businesses and land. That is, regulations can be either good or bad, but in general, Republicans are attacking the good ones while leaving the bad ones in place."
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The Corruption of the Republican Party

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, on July 19, 2016 Jonathan Ernst / Reuters Updated at 1:44 p.m. ET on December 14, 2018. Why has the Republican Party become so thoroughly corrupt? The reason is historical—it goes back many decades—and, in a way, philosophical.

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The Digital Maginot Line

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There is a war happening. We are immersed in an evolving, ongoing conflict: an Information World War in which state actors, terrorists, and ideological extremists leverage the social infrastructure underpinning everyday life to sow discord and erode shared reality. The conflict is still being processed as a series of individual

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"Algorithmic distribution systems will always be co-opted by the best resourced or most technologically capable combatants. Soon, better AI will rewrite the playbook yet again — perhaps the digital equivalent of Blitzkrieg in its potential for capturing new territory. AI-generated audio and video deepfakes will erode trust in what we see with our own eyes, leaving us vulnerable both to faked content and to the discrediting of the actual truth by insinuation. Authenticity debates will commandeer media cycles, pushing us into an infinite loop of perpetually investigating basic facts. Chronic skepticism and the cognitive DDoS will increase polarization, leading to a consolidation of trust in distinct sets of right and left-wing authority figures – thought oligarchs speaking to entirely separate groups."
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Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Tattoo

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Click here to go see the bonus panel!

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Another idea: A tattoo in Chinese that means 'this tattoo means strength in Chinese.'


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Sandboxing Cycle

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All I want is a secure system where it's easy to do anything I want. Is that so much to ask?
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DaftDoki
128 days ago
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Life
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JayM
130 days ago
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Oh, this is perfect. Must pay some royalties for this for the next microsegmentation conversation. So spot on.
Atlanta, GA
tante
130 days ago
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XKCD's sandboxing circle not only applies to tech.
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beslayed
130 days ago
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Covarr
130 days ago
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You don't have to sanitize your inputs if your application runs in a sandbox that prevents inputs.
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alt_text_at_your_service
130 days ago
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All I want is a secure system where it's easy to do anything I want. Is that so much to ask?
alt_text_bot
130 days ago
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All I want is a secure system where it's easy to do anything I want. Is that so much to ask?
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