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  • Fomo3D is a game on the Ethereum blockchain where the last person to pay money before a timer goes to zero wins the pot. The timer resets every time someone pays money. Thanks to a number of bots playing, the pot grew to three million dollars, before it was apparently won by a human playing a smarter game.

  • Wil Wheaton gets pushed off a Mastodon instance by people reporting him as anti-trans.

  • Counting people in line for Shake Shack in New York using machine learning.

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  • Fascist Activists Have Spent The Last Year Trying to Win Over Police (I'd add to that 'haphazardly' -- I don't think there's an obvious pattern in these Discord logs except multiple fascists thinking it's a good idea to win the police over, and being more likely to be sympathetic to police than to see them as agents of an enemy "occupation".)

  • The Momentum-Killing Strike

    This will be the first in our series “Reconsidering the strike.” Strikes are probably the most idolized of all the tactics workers use in their struggles, and the one people most equate with worker power. This series will dig into real stories of strikes to bring the tactic back down to earth, and critically reassess it. This piece is about a strike and lockout at Canada Post in 2011, which undermined worker militancy. –Ed.

  • USian attitudes to capitalism and socialism. Not a huge change, except some polarisation effects -- Democrats are now less happy with capitalism then they were in 2010, (47% are positive now, 53% were in 2010), and a bit more favorable about socialism (57% 2018, 53% 2010). A lot of the increase in liking socialism comes from under-thirties, but even so, capitalism is still beating out socialism in general population (2018 - 56% vs 37%, 2010 - 61% vs 36%).