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🧵 Thread: How Bitcoin Block Hash Revolutionizes Provably Fair Lottery Draws 🎰
1/ Hey Twitter fam! Today, I want to talk about an exciting concept that has transformed the world of lottery draws: the Bitcoin block hash. It's not just about cryptocurrency; it's about provable fairness and transparency in lotteries. Let's dive in! #Bitcoin #LotteryDraws
2/ The beauty of using the Bitcoin block hash in lottery draws is in its unpredictability. Each block hash is unique, making it impossible to predict or manipulate the outcome. Ensuring that every participant has an equal chance of winning, free from any foul play. #ProvablyFair
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As an advocate for fairness and justice, I strongly condemn the American government's recent accusation against South Africa for allegedly providing arms to Russia. It is deeply hypocritical for the US to level such allegations while simultaneously engaging in similar actions... Image
... by providing arms to Israel, a country with its own record of human rights violations.

The refusal of the American government to hold the Israel regime accountable for its crimes against humanity is deeply troubling...
... The ongoing oppression and displacement of Palestinians demand immediate attention and accountability. We must strive for consistency in our condemnation of arms deals and human rights abuses, regardless of geopolitical alliances...
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#Distort, #discredit, #dismiss - 6 additional tactics of media manipulators and why they work to sabotage public discourse


Details follow:
1/ 6 types of media manipulators
Anti-science activism never went away, it got a new ugly face in the #information age:

Quacks, gurus, contrarian doctors, fake experts, influencers, political commentators and similar media manipulators.

Previously we looked at "merchants of #doubt"

Today, we take a look at the "merchants of #ambiguity"

Their overarching goal is to create the perception that scientific issues are either eternally #unresolved or that #alternative interpretations are just as plausible or likely.

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A thread. 1/11

An elected head of state is accountable, democratic, representative, cost effective. It provides stability, legitimacy, transparency, adaptability, and unity.

@RepublicStaff @GrahamSmith_ #NotMyKing

Accountability matters. An elected head of state is answerable to the people who voted them in. #accountability #democracy

Democracy is the bedrock of a free society. An elected head of state reflects the people's will, chosen through a fair and transparent process. #democracy #fairness
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I just spoke (and listened) at #DevEngage2023 conference.

A gathering of bright, thoughtful people grappling with the big questions:



And how to build bonds of #trust between the public in rich and poor countries..

Here are five things I learnt.

A 🧵 Image

👉🏿Talking to the public about supporting aid and development only really works when they feed it’s the right thing to do.

👉🏿Making a foreign policy or a trade argument doesn’t.

#DevEngage2023 Image
2️⃣ TRUST ⛓

👉🏿The public don’t often believe that institutions are going to be able to change things.

👉🏿A charity mindset of helping people isn’t empowering. Better to build bonds of solidarity and learning between people.

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At @mycaredge, we are working on using data analysis to help car buyers figure out a fair price to pay for any vehicle. Our goal is to empower consumers to make informed decisions and have a successful car buying experience. #carbuying #dataanalysis #fairprice
Are you tired of getting hit with bogus fees when buying a car? CarEdge has got your back! Our chatbot analyzes deals to identify unnecessary fees, so you can save money and have a hassle-free car buying experience. #carbuying #transparency #fairness
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Thread: I seldom post about anything personal, but I am incandescent with rage. My 4.5-year-old at school is being bullied and called names for being dusky. #colourism is a serious problem in India- she doesn't want to go to school because she was told she is "dark & scary"
This is not the first time- 6 months ago we brought this to the teacher's attention. This is one of the most expensive, private, Montessori, alternative schools in Pune. We shared a copy of @Lupita_Nyongo's Sulwe and asked the teachers to address this issue.
@Lupita_Nyongo For those who haven't read #Sulwe, it's a beautiful story about colourism in an African nation. Very similar to #India where a darker skinned person is called names. School is no longer a psychological space envrionment for my toddler and from loving school she's refusing to go.
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“We are deeply disturbed by the 20-yr track record that places Judge Alito on the far right of the judicial spectrum, esp when it comes to women’s & #civilrights. If #SamuelAlito is confirmed…many of our fundamental rights will be at great risk, & could well be lost entirely.”⬇️
2/Prophetic: “Dear Senator, NOW is strongly opposed to the elevation of Judge #SamuelAlito to the #SupremeCourt of the United States, and with every passing day, more information appears that re-confirms our opposition. We urge you to review his record, writings…
3/“…and judicial philosophy, and join us in opposing his nomination.Not only is NOW disappointed that President Bush has proposed to replace Justice Sandra Day O’Connor with yet another white male ultra-conservative, but we are deeply disturbed by the twenty-year track record…
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There is growing recent interest in DAG-based protocols for reliable broadcasting, e.g. @Aleph__Zero @aptos. There are striking similarities between these protocols and the @IOTA 2.0 solution, however, also fundamental differences.
Let me explain some of them. (1/n)
The DAG can be seen as a shared mempool. Before transactions can be added to the ledger they have to be broadcasted from the users to the block producing nodes. In traditional blockchains this is done via a shared memory-pool and only some leader is allowed to add blocks. (2/n)
Protocols like Hashgraph, Aleph, Nahrwal, are changing this. Let s take a closer look at the most recent Nahrwal.

Every validator is allowed to add blocks. However, they can not add blocks as they please. First, they send the blocks content to all others validators, (3/n)
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1/ 🧵 Dental research generates data, but is data available and is machine-actionable?
That's the question we asked w/ @ASofiMahmudi @raittioe @IlzeMal & @baiba_vilne in #openaccess @JDentRes… thanks to @mikrotik_com & @bbcentre_eu #FAIR #openscience
2/ Raw data allows replication and validation of results. Additionally, if it is in a machine-accessible format, this would allow new hypotheses to be explored using the available data

#reproducibility #researchtransparency #opendata #FAIRdata Image
3/ in order for machines to access data, it must be Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable. This is known as #FAIRdata Image
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Want to thank @Bindestriche for the retweet. Inspired the need to vent my thoughts in this🧵
An article on Peter #Thiel & his vision, to me a sign: we need to reclaim our #future & not let #techgurus take over.
Let’s start to look at our daily routines: fast pace thru … 1/21
#digital tools for working, shopping, researching, studying. communicating & more, made possible by mostly #SiliconValley’s tech companies for a “convenient” life. And I wonder if this is really the concept of the #goodlife that I dreamed of in my childhood? …2/21
..& will it be favored by unborn generations? It seems we are letting a certain type of tech vision take over.
Let me try to look behind that future that seems to be favored now:
As I see it the few leading tech companies now are mainly white men in their 30‘s & 40‘s … 3/21
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@C0PE 1. A crucial #COVID19 paper ( with simple #solution that does not have any #vested interest is #retracted seven months after publication in a #PeerReviewed journal @SpringerNature where there could be #conflictofinterest @RetractionWatch.
@C0PE @SpringerNature @RetractionWatch 2.Retraction was initiated by an #influential scientist who doesn't have any research on #COVID. If s/he had co-authored papers with author in other areas, will there not be #ConflictofInterest?
Can it not be verified/disclosed? Who will check if there is #fairness of intention?
@C0PE @SpringerNature @RetractionWatch 3) There was no open #public #debate allowed before retraction. Then how #transparency is maintained and how the right of the author is protected? A negative review can be written for any paper and a paper rejected in one journal can also be published in another journal.
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Be proud of who you are.

Anyone who calls a socialist an enemy of ordinary people is an enemy of ordinary people – because socialism is precisely about protecting ordinary people.

Lie about that and what else will you lie about?

Anyone who calls a socialist an enemy of the economy is an enemy of the economy – because any fool knows the economy's real enemies are those who strip away its assets and hoard away its wealth.

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1/ I'm sitting in on an @ifgevents live stream with @ICOnews's Elizabeth Denham… #IfGDenham

If there's something relevant from a public engagement perspective I'll add to this thread
2/ Some prepared remarks from ED first. The law worked best, she says, when the publics' views are put front and centre of any data use #IfGDenham
3/ Big things on her desk are #transparency, #AI #algorithms and #BigData < I wonder how many of those are big things from the public's perspectives? Suspect outcomes and impacts are much more relevant, less about data #IfGDenham
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1/9 🏛️ "The type of #Governance needed to assure proper oversight, transparency & accountability by those using data is still being understood..." @sheila_warren @wef4ir #4IR

🌐… @wef #GlobalGoals

⬇️🧵 Learn how to adopt a #HumanCentric
approach 💗 $TRUST
2/9 🔗 Five interrelated features of good human-centric #DataGovernance:

- human as logical integration point
- empowerment with data
- ecosystems approach
- pluralism
- proportionality & equity

🦋 Everything affects everything else!!!… #MultiConnectivity
3/9 🙂 human as logical point of integration

"... digital ID management, breaking down silos within & between data-holding organizations, quality & richness enabled by combinations, accountability to individuals for use of data they're involved in generating..." #HumanCentricity
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"#Data: a new direction" - a public consultation by @DCMS on "reforms to the UK’s #DataProtection regime":…

The consultation ends on 19 Nov 2021, and you can respond by e-mail to or online here:… Image
A quick sample of initial reactions...

We're clearly going to be hearing a lot about #LegitimateInterests, as well as #commercial and #public ones. The real question being, how do this Government's interests actually align with YOURS?

140+ pages on a Friday is a lot to digest, but @lilianedwards' "penumbra of often futile determinedly populist ideas largely not evidence-based" seems entirely consistent with @DCMS's Drunkard's Walk through #data and #ID this past year...

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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 09/08/2021…
An Interview with Zeynep Tufekci about Lessons from the Pandemic and the Crisis of Authority…

#COVID19 #PandemicResponse #authority #consequences #sociology #paywall
Archie Cochrane and the Early Days of Evidence-Based Medicine: Seeing Medicine through the Eyes of Philosophy…

#EvidenceBasedMedicine #philosophy #ArchieCochrane #history
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Here’s a truth grenade:

You've been treated like garbage.
The establishment doesn't give a damn about you.
You deserve to be listened to.

#TruthGrenade #Truth
Here’s another truth grenade:

You want hope.
You want safety and security for your children.
You want to feel part of something special.

#TruthGrenade #Truth
And a third:

You don't want to be talked down to.
You want to be treated as an equal.
You want a say in the things that effect your life.....

#TruthGrenade #Truth
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(1\25) The #vision & addressable market opportunities of Blockchain’s such as @ElrondNetwork & accompanying #community/network $EGLD ⚡️ is vast beyond what many can fully grasp. It’s the opportunity to re-write the rules of the status quo system that currently serve the few (1%) Image
(2\25) & inherently promotes inequitable opportunity & wealth inequality. #Blockchain systems can re-shape every industry #Finance, #Entertainment, #SupplyChain, Content Delivery, #BigTech, #Food, #Agriculture, #Education, #Politics/Government, #Transportation, #healthcare
(3\25) #Digital gaming etc. The existing status quo system restricts the majority from participating both in the value sharing (#investing) at the ground level due to supposed accredited investor protections & the value creation (new products/services) unless one has access to
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Prestigious European #grants might be #biased, study suggests…

One day I will share my own research on the UK :) Very interesting patterns. Eventually, I wonder if this was true anywhere despite the *appearances* of #fairness of one or another system.
The are several reasons... let me share my *non-expert* opinion about this issue.

1) A background of overlap between panels and awardees can never be eliminated because they should be both at the top of their fields.
2) Who knows the system (and people within it) have an advantage because can be advised (with no malice) about the unwritten rules, processes, priorities and good practices.
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Join our WEBINAR on 25th March 2021 w/t @slatter_alexis @jamildhanji & @saraanzani as they explore new post-Brexit imm rules surrounding the handling of non-EU asylum claims under 3rd country inadmissibility principles.
⏰12 pm
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Senior practitioners @slatter_alexis @jamildhanji & @saraanzani are live now with their webinar exploring the new post-Brexit immigration rules on non-EU asylum asylum claims under the new “Third Country Rules”
@saraanzani is starting off by looking at the Secretary of State's stated rationale for the changes which includes the intention to treat certain asylum claims as inadmissible
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 03/08/2021…
Lockdowns Do Not Control the Coronavirus: The Evidence…

#COVID19 #lockdowns #effectiveness #DataAnalysis
To Create Real Change That Lasts, Start With A Majority…

#SystemsChange #ideas #strategies
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If you care about any of the following:
#Fairness and #Integrity
#Honesty in #HigherEd
#Liverpool and #Wellbeing
Can you please RT?
It pains me to have to tweet the following about the University where I have spent 18 largely happy years. I am still an honorary professor there and I want it to remain an honour.
What is happening at the University of Liverpool is not normal and it threatens not just the 47 academics who are threatened with the sack. What is at stake is even bigger. I explain why below. Please RT to ask management to reconsider.
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