We bring you the TBB Best of Web links: We go inside Hezbollah territory in South Lebanon, we revisit a 30th college reunion, we touch base on the AI war coming ahead, an amazingly candid and personal NBA Darius Miles life retrospective and we visit the 100 top Internet websites since its inception. Enjoy it before the next blog evolution coming soon!
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Every Sunday I pick the best reads that blew my mind in the previous week. It can be…anything! I like to be eclectic and despise salesy/clickbait/sameold content you read…everywhere else!
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I REALLY like posting travel related stuff from destinations you almost never see around in blogs. And this one definitely applies here. Please, no political commentary needed here, lets leave it for never ending Trump bashing lol.
I think this is the first blog post I see from this place…I can’t believe they have a museum there! Of course totally dominated by anti Israel propaganda stuff. Other than looking at some of the bunkers they use, I really liked the 13th century Sidon Sea Castle.
This one reached out and touched me. So to speak. What I meant to say it spoke to me. Maybe because my 30th college reunion is…next year, holy crap! Maybe younger lads will not get this. If you are over 45…I think you will. And you will find yourself nodding your head non stop!
I picked some from the top 30 things the author learned:
No one’s life turned out exactly as anticipated, not even for the most ardent planner.
Many classmates who are in long-lasting marriages said they experienced a turning point, when their early marriage suddenly transformed into a mature relationship. “I’m doing the best I can!” one classmate told me she said to her husband in the middle of a particularly stressful couples’-therapy session. From that moment on, she said, he understood: Her imperfections were not an insult to him, and her actions were not an extension of him. She was her own person, and her imperfections were what made her her. Sometimes people forget this, in the thick of marriage.
A life spent drinking too much alcohol shows up, 30 years later, on the face.
For the most part, the women fared much better than the men in the looks department. [Noticing this…why is that??]
When the bell atop Memorial Church tolled 27 times to mark the passing of 27 classmates since graduation, we all understood, on a visceral level, that these tolls will increase exponentially over the next 30 years.
Those who’d lost a child had learned a kind of resilience and gratitude that was instructive to all of us. “Don’t grieve over the years she didn’t get to live,” said one of our classmates, at a memorial service for her daughter, Harvard class of 2019, who died last summer. “Rather, feel grateful for the 21 years she was able to shine her light.”
Love is not all you need, but as one classmate told me, “it definitely helps.” [As is..clicking on my links lol…sorry, could not resist!]
This is a must read. If you are interested in the subject that is. It is a subject that shows up here frequently, you may have noticed?
Yes, it is about AI. And China…
Meanwhile, as Beijing began to build up speed, the United States government was slowing to a walk. After President Trump took office, the Obama-era reports on AI were relegated to an archived website. In March 2017, Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said that the idea of humans losing jobs because of AI “is not even on our radar screen.” It might be a threat, he added, in “50 to 100 more years.” That same year, China committed itself to building a $150 billion AI industry by 2030.
At the dawn of a new stage in the digital revolution, the world’s two most powerful nations are rapidly retreating into positions of competitive isolation, like players across a Go board. And what’s at stake is not just the technological dominance of the United States. At a moment of great anxiety about the state of modern liberal democracy, AI in China appears to be an incredibly powerful enabler of authoritarian rule. Is the arc of the digital revolution bending toward tyranny, and is there any way to stop it?
It is fascinating! You may disagree but hey, this is my blog and I can post what I want! If only I was posting moronic shocking videos or xx reasons I love this or that travel rewards credit card on sale this site would not be about to evolve…any day now, sad!
I like basketball. And the NBA. I have given up on the NFL but I am sticking with the NBA I think. Anyway, I really love these personal posts by former NBA players. Here comes the latest by Darius Miles. It is fascinating. And sad. And inspiring at the end. And, for crying out loud, I hope these guys get good financial advice before they blow it all like Darius did!
Some wild stories. And incredibly candid. It’s a treat. And Quentin Richardson’s editing notes are hilarious!
What a totally awesome stroll through memory lane. We all remember some of them. Well, some of you anyway…
The one I am really familiar with is #96 RuneScape. My son was obsessed with it. And he had tricked me somehow and was actually paying to use it. Oh man, was I mad! We had some legendary
fights disagreements about proper usage of computers and gaming in general. He says now it really helped him. Maybe it did I must admit…
Oh man, Ask Jeeves lol.
Anyone remember stupid Hampsterdance?
And more, enjoy!
And I leave you with this…Don’t be mad, just order pizza next time ok?
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