Much has been written about the usual evolution of general-interest online communities. Less attention has been paid to the dynamics of more specialized, expert-led forums — and the unique if ultimately destructive role of expertise. Over the past 25 years, I participated in dozens of such groups. The forums ranged from 200 to 200,000 members, have been hosted on a variety of platforms, and have dealt with topics ranging from electronic circuit design, to emergency preparedness, to collectible antiques. In almost every instance, they followed the same trajectory — so today, I’d like to put forward a general lifecycle model for expert-led communities.
Standing on the shoulders of giants: Colm on constant work
The Builders' Library gathers the expertise of Amazon's most experience builders in one place. One article that really got me thinking was Colm MacCárthaigh's "Reliability, constant work, and a good cup of coffee" which is about an anti-fragility pattern that he developed for building simple, more robust, and cost-effective systems.
This video presents the History of Israel-Palestine conflict that rooted a few thousand years ago. Chapter:00:00 Introduction00:42 Early History of Israeli-Palestinian conflict03:11 Israel and Palestine under the British rule04:25 The Birth of the Israel State05:12 The 1948 Arab-Israeli War06:15 The Six-Day War07:01 The First Intifada and the Oslo Accords08:38 The Second Intifada09:21 Israel conflict with HamasIn the 17 centuries BC, following the call of God, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob settled in Canaan, later known as the Land of Israel. In 1000 BC, King Saul established the Israelite monarchy, which was later split into the Kingdom of Israel and the Kingdom of Judah. The conquest of Roman Empire in 63 BC gave the name “Palestine” to Judah. During this time, Christianity became a dominant religion towards the end of the Roman Empire. In 636 came an Arab conquest, beginning the spread of Islam. In the 11th century, Christians in Europe launched several crusades to bring the Holy City back to the hand of the Christians while from the 16th century, more and more Jews were joining a movement called Zionism aiming to create a Jewish national state in its ancient homeland.WWI exploded in 1918 and ended with the collapse of the Ottoman Empire. Its land in the Middle East was carved by the British and French Empires. The region under the control of Britain was what it called the British mandate for Palestine. Tensions between the Jews and the Arabs who both claimed the land grew, which even led to acts of violence.In 1947, the UN partitioned Palestine into two independent states: a Jewish state and an Arab state with the City of Jerusalem becoming an international zone with a special status. Less than one year after that, Israel declared itself an independent state. Right after the declaration, the 1948 Arab-Israeli War broke out and ended when a cease-fire agreement was reached in 1949, giving more than two-thirds of historic Palestine, including West Jerusalem, to Israel. There came more wars and fighting in the following decades, namely the Six-Day War ending with the victory of Israel, the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon kicking the Palestinian Liberation Organization out of Beirut, the First Intifada ending with the Oslo Accords, the Second Intifada ending with Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza.Then came the establishment of Hamas, a Sunni Islamist militant group founded in 1987, aiming to destroy the state of Israel and create an Islamic state. After the Battle of Gaza (a conflict between Hamas and Fatah), Hamas split from the Palestinian authority and gained power in the Gaza while the West Bank was separately controlled by the PLO. Israel put Gaza under a suffocating blockade, leading to several bloody wars between Israel and Hamas, the military group in control of the Gaza Strip till today.What caused wars between Israel and Palestine?Do you think Israel and Palestine can reach a peace treaty? Tell us in the comment section below.► Thanks for watching!------------------------------------------------► Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE for more videos every day: https://bit.ly/2O870K8------------------------------------------------#Israel_Palestine_conflict #Gaza_Strip
On a dry lakebed in the Mojave, a group of friends build a practical scale model of time: 13.8 billion years of cosmic evolution, and our place within it. Best viewed at 4k playback on the largest screen available, with good sound or headphones. A complete chart of model scales & distances: https://www.toscaleseries.com/timehttps://www.toscaleseries.comIf you want to see more films like this, become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/toscaleFollow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/toscaleseriesFollow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/toscalefilmseriesCopyright 2023To Scale is created by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh
In this video I break down the reasons why WWE feels so different today?This is just my opinion, but let me know in the comments, which version of WWE do you prefer?FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIA - Wrestling Flashback▶INSTAGRAM: @wrestling_flashbackhttps://www.instagram.com/wrestling_flashback▶TIKTOK: @wrestlingflashbackhttps://www.tiktok.com/@wrestlingflashback▶WEBSITE: https://wrestlingflashback.com00:00 - INTRODUCTION00:16 - FEEL OF THE SHOWS02:17 - CROWDS05:29 - STORIES08:23 - ACTION10:43 - STAR POWER13:45 - ROSTER14:48 - TELEVISION
I spent a recent flight finding out what I could do with a connection to the flight’s wifi, but without access to the internet.
I was on my way home from Strange Loop, a direct flight from St. Louis to Oakland. It’s a long enough flight that I planned to purchase the $8 internet access and get some work done, but Southwest’s wifi portal wouldn’t accept any form of payment. The web page didn’t give me any helpful error messages, so I opened up my browser’s network dev tools to see if I could figure out what was going wrong.