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Globe Hackers have an up-to-date understanding of our world and a long-term view of human potential. We are visionaries focused on solutions. We are curious, open and grounded.
Before you think this project is all about computers read this definition of "hacking" on the Urban Dictionary.
The life of a true hacker is episodic, rather than planned. Hackers create “hacks.” A hack can be anything from a practical joke to a brilliant new computer program. (VisiCalc was a great hack. Its imitators are not hacks.) But whatever it is, a good hack must be aesthetically perfect. If it's a joke, it must be a complete one. If you decide to turn someone's dorm room upside-down, it's not enough to epoxy the furniture to the ceiling. You must also epoxy the pieces of paper to the desk. Brian Harvey University of California, Berkeley
Let's discuss living a fascinating life and engaging in the process of learning all we can while we're fortunate enough to be alive. We must redefine freedom, power and identity within community.
“When I was very young and the urge to be someplace else was on me, I was assured by mature people that maturity would scratch this itch. When years described me as mature, the remedy prescribed was middle age.In middle age I was assured greater age would calm my fever and now that I am fifty-eight perhaps senility will do the job. Nothing has worked. Four hoarse blasts of a ship's whistle still raise the hair on my neck and set my feet to tapping. The sound of a jet, an engine warming up, even the clopping of shod hooves on pavement brings on the ancient shudder, the dry mouth and vacant eye, the hot palms and the churn of stomach high up under the rib cage. In other words, once a bum always a bum. I fear this disease incurable. I set this matter down not to instruct others but to inform myself....A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find after years of struggle that we not take a trip; a trip takes us.” John Steinbeck
Epicurus was an ancient Greek philosopher who understood that pleasure is not just about feeling good.
Without a healthy world in which healthy people can thrive we can not hope to have a better future. We have made so much progress in the domains of science, engineering, technology and ideas, and yet we face life-threatening challenges today as in the past.
Understanding how to thrive is a global project for all of humanity.
There are many things that make our planet unique, and one thing, regardless of our human differences, connects us all - our oceans.
Sailing is a humbling, exhilarating, and challenging experience. From ancient times, it has been a major mode of exploration, opportunity for trade, expansion, and conquest. The sea holds a romance and history that defines the human spirit.
Exploration, independence, adventure, power, both natural and human, combined with an indomitable spirit has been the foundation of human progress across domains throughout our history. Nothing embodies these qualities more than the seafaring person.
Anyone in love with the sea is horrified by what is happening to our oceans today. We must unite to maintain the health of our natural ecosystems so that they can sustain a wealth and diversity of life for generations to come.
"Bread and circuses" (or bread and games; from Latin: panem et circenses) is a metonymic phrase critiquing superficial appeasement. It is attributed to Juvenal, a Roman poet active in the late first and early second century AD — and is used commonly in cultural, particularly political, contexts.
In a political context, the phrase means to generate public approval, not by excellence in public service or public policy, but by diversion, distraction or by satisfying the most immediate or base requirements of a populace — by offering a palliative: for example food (bread) or entertainment (circuses).
Juvenal, who originated the phrase, used it to decry the selfishness of common people and their neglect of wider concerns. The phrase implies a population's erosion or ignorance of civic duty as a priority.
Globe Hackers understand that stoicism is really about resilience and moral character. We know it's much more than merely keeping cool under pressure or taking a good beating without complaint.
Its four cardinal virtues are courage, equanimity, self-control, and wisdom.
Practicing stoicism can help us become anti-fragile.
As the old adage goes, fall down seven times and stand up the eighth.
Globe hackers are adept at finding ways to do what they really want to do, within the law, of course, anywhere they want, and by any means.
Globe Hackers are creative, curious and resilient people who don't give up easily and are always looking for the right solutions to complex problems.
They consider themselves citizens of the world and enjoy feeling connected to people across culture, age, race, creed, and other divides.
Most of all, Globe Hackers think they can.
Humanity's dream to fly had existed for thousands of years, its eventual realization made us godlike as we went from transatlantic solo flights to moon landings. The Space Shuttles, the Hubble Space Telescope, Pioneer 10, computer technology, satellites, and antenna arrays are helping us explore our Universe in greater detail than ever before.
Although we have made great progress, it's time for us to develop new social systems for humanity that will facilitate a transition to sustainable modes of living as part and parcel of nature, and as citizens of Earth.
Flight has allowed us to see ourselves and our place in the Universe in completely new ways.
Flight also epitomizes modern travel.
We need new flight fluels that are better for the environment. Wh has the solution?
This Month – Yanis Varoufakis
We can improvise a solution for selfish reasons, or we can develop solutions to improve life for everyone. These kinds of judgements depend on one's values. What incentivizes us to do the right thing?
In this remarkable and provocative book, Yanis Varoufakis explodes the myth that financialisation, ineffectual regulation of banks, greed and globalisation were the root causes of the global economic crisis. Rather, they are symptoms of a much deeper malaise which can be traced all the way back to the Great Crash of 1929, then on through to the 1970s: the time when a ‘Global Minotaur’ was born. Just as the Athenians maintained a steady flow of tributes to the Cretan beast, so the ‘rest of the world’ began sending incredible amounts of capital to America and Wall Street. Thus, the Global Minotaur became the ‘engine’ that pulled the world economy from the early 1980s to 2008.
Today’s crisis in Europe, the heated debates about austerity versus further fiscal stimuli in the US, the clash between China’s authorities and the Obama administration on exchange rates are the inevitable symptoms of the weakening Minotaur; of a global ‘system’ which is now as unsustainable as it is imbalanced. Going beyond this, Varoufakis lays out the options available to us for reintroducing a modicum of reason into a highly irrational global economic order.
An essential account of the socio-economic events and hidden histories that have shaped the world as we now know it.
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The Urban Dictionary's second definition of "Hacker" states:
"A person (usually possessing thorough knowledge in no single field), who is talented at devising superficial "fixes," which are nothing more than auxiliary work-arounds for problems which eventually have to be solved "correctly" by a "trained professional."
Hackers are self-motivated, and learn through experimentation and persistence, as opposed to through "traditional" means.
Computer hackers do not completely fit this definition. Due to the high artificiality of computer technology itself, computer hackers must be highly knowledgeable before they can implement their first successful "hack." For them, "hacks" are the product of brilliant insight and thorough investigation, rather than the talent and natural law that go with hacking in more humanity-driven fields, such as entertainment or sports.
Chess masters have a similar level of mental discipline, although many hackers tend to lack the attention span necessary to be good at chess."
As of August 2016, neither the International Commission on Stratigraphy nor the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) has yet officially approved the term as a recognized subdivision of geological time, although the Anthropocene Working Group (AWG) of the Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy (SQS) of the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS), voted to proceed towards a formal golden spike (GSSP)proposal to define the Anthropocene epoch in the Geologic Time Scale and presented the recommendation to the International Geological Congresson 29 August 2016.
Various different start dates for the Anthropocene have been proposed, ranging from the beginning of the Agricultural Revolution 12,000–15,000 years ago, to as recent as the Trinity test in 1945. As of February 2018, the ratification process continues and thus a date remains to be decided definitively, but the latter date has been more favoured than others.
The most recent period of the Anthropocene has been referred to by several authors as the Great Acceleration during which the socioeconomic and earth system trends are increasing dramatically, especially after the Second World War. For instance, the Geological Society termed the year 1945 as The Great Acceleration.[
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