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TROM ebooks are available in multiple formats: online reading, PDF, Plain Text, audio format, and video. Please note that we just started to make audiobooks and videos out of these ebooks, so most ebooks won't be available in these formats because of that. More than that, the audio and video versions of TROM ebooks are slightly different from the ebooks themselves (we may add new video materials, interviews, excerpts from videos, etc. for these versions - and they will lack the full extent of links and videos from the main online format of ebooks). Despite all of that, all formats are similar to the ebook they represent. 

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Year: 2018 / Author: Tio

What do we want? I think this is the best question that not many seem to have the time or drive to ponder about, perhaps being caught up in trying to change something in the world (activism!?), and this is what I am going to ask TROM right now. I want to do that because we must not lose track of what we are trying to achieve.

So, TROM, what is it that you want? Why all of this struggle with books and videos, social networks and newsletters, quizzes and memes?

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Year: 2017 / Author: Jennifer

Driving is glamorized in every movie, television show, marketing promo, video game and even sports like nascar and F-1 racing. Most imagine themselves as carefree, untethered creatures cruising down an open road, wind in hair, perfect jams on the radio and stunning views as far as the eye can see. It’s no wonder humans are emotionally attached to these machines that take us just about anywhere we want to go. However, there is also a very grim and largely overlooked side to our current transportation system that they won’t show you in any glossy advert. One that creates many harmful problems and dangers for our species.

In spite of that, TROM project goes beyond pointing out the flaws and proposes realistic, viable solutions to everyday problems. Join us on this journey that goes far beyond the limits of our outdated, trade-based system and view the world of transportation with a whole new level of admiration that works for every inhabitant on planet earth.

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Year: 2017 / Author: Tio

Have you ever wondered what language is?

And by language, we’re not just talking about what you are reading right now or the language that you speak. We’re talking about language as a general concept ranging across mathematics, sign language, body language, biology, odors, touch, grammar, animals that seem to communicate, programming languages, and so on. As wide, complex, eccentric and unreachable as it might seem, we are now going to deeply explore this subject.

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Year: 2016 / Author: Tio

Here’s the thing: we all pretty much agree that the following are huge issues today: poverty, famine, crime, violence, wars, poor education, pollution, climate change, overpopulation, terrorism, social classes, corruption and bribery, water scarcity, environmental destruction, abuse of animals (including humans), slavery and coercion, and so much more. Well, what if I told you that behind all of these, there is only one primary cause? One! Hard to believe? Well, that’s what we are going to show, and if that’s true, then tackling that single core problem will solve or greatly diminish all of those issues. With this book, we will try to present how the world that we experience today evolved (with its jobs, money, companies, products, property, government, laws, etc.) as well as how it currently operates (distribution, management of resources, values, etc.). We will look at how money was invented, the role it serves, and what we can truly do to evolve into a world devoid of today’s major problems.

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Year: 2015 / Author: Tio

What would it be like if (humans) people on another planet grew up thinking of mouths the way that we think about genitalia?  Let’s see…  Disclaimer Warning: Due to its content, this article may include a number of ‘obscene’ photos, so please be aware of that!  🙂

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Year: 2015 / Author: Tio

In this special book we will look at how tools that humans invented surpass humans on many levels, how they are part of what humans are, and also why the distinction between human-made tools (the machines) and ourselves (biological creatures) is blurry.  We will try to replace all body parts with mechanical ones, will look at nanobots, how we can extend our senses and how do we hear or see, what artificial intelligence is (machine learning, neural networks, etc.), what supercomputers can do today, why stem cells are so important, and basically we will look at nearly 'everything' related to humans and robots and their relationship.

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Year: 2015 / Author: Tio

You might often hear about depression, ADHD, or any kind of ‘mental disorders’ as being a properly defined ‘thing’, and that there are even ‘cures’ for them.  In our book on psychology, we argued that mental ‘disorders’ may not be a properly defined and understood aspect of psychology, but let’s suppose that they are.  Even if it proves true and they are shown to be similar to biological diseases, there are big problems with the way humans currently approach this situation today.  I will try to exemplify this focusing on cancer.

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Year: 2015 / Author: Tio

Eating is something that we have to do for both energy and mass.  No eat - no life; it’s as simple as that. But what do we eat? What is the impact of what we eat on our health and the environment? We look at all that in this article.

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Year: 2015 / Author: Tio

We are ‘glued’ to a huge sphere by gravity, protected by a 62 mile (100 km) ‘blanket’ of particles that we call ‘our atmosphere’.  We orbit one of the billions of stars in our galaxy, which is one galaxy among billions of others in, perhaps, just one of many universes out there. We explore the amazing connection to the Earth, its places, creatures and events in a 200+ pages special issue full of great images and extraordinary videos.

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Year: 2015 / Author: Tio

We will not look back over history with this article, but at the present, to highlight one such ideology that dominates today’s ‘justice’ systems all over the world: Prisons.  We will show you why this approach is not working, how it has been turned into a profit machine, and how many people of all ages suffer because of it, all as part of a cyclical waste of resources, energy, and humans, along with all of their potentials. But we will also look at what it can be done to change this situation.

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Year: 2015 / Author: Tio

What drives people to… well, do something? Some insist that people are born competitive, some say that cooperation is better for learning and progress, some suggest that what really motivates people is autonomy, mastery and purpose. But what if we are being blinded by the language we’re using and none of these are true, or maybe they all are, or could it be much more complex than that? In this article, we will try to look more closely at these notions, and also to try to understand what is meant by ‘curiosity’.

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Year: 2015 / Author: Tio

If there is one scientific theory that has been completely misunderstood by the general public, or at least severely twisted when explained by many, it would be the process of transmutation (what many call ‘evolution’), and this process has been romanticized and mysticized so much that it may qualify as the most ‘purpose’-infected scientific theory of all time.

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Year: 2015 / Author: Tio

When you like a page (supposedly because you are interested in what that page posts), Facebook will not mention its secret to you: that you will rarely see that page’s posts, very rarely.

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Year: 2015 / Author: Tio

If you view the world as a set of experiments in societal organization, you will realize how fluid this notion of a family is. We will also show you how the money game we play today influences this notion of family in ways that you may didn't think before.

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

I’m sure you’ve heard these words many times and how, from politics to religion or everyday life, people really believe that these words have some particular meaning.  However, no one seems to have a proper definition for them and, as I will show you in this article, there are some very specific reasons for that.

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

What is behavior? An air conditioner, a flower with a brain, a mindless toad, and John with an umbrella.  Let’s begin!

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

This event exists purely for watching a few people play with a ball, all the while following some simple and ancient rules.  If you were an alien, you would not be able to tell the difference between any 2 football (soccer) matches, except the colors on the team’s equipment.  They bring nothing new (relevant) and nothing can be learned from these games by anyone, let alone the fans. But what is more is the profits they make on the back of poor people and the environment.

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

If we want to solve poverty, reduce waste and crime, get rid of corruption, solve climate change, and all of our major problems that we face today on planet Earth, shouldn’t we start and build self sustainable cities, move to renewable energies, make better laws, and so forth? What if, we should not. What if the solution is a scientific education + relevant infrastructure that together can create a new kind of society? I see it is paramount to educate people about subjects like obscenity, nudity, monetary system, how their bodies work, what science is, and so forth, in order to create a saner society.

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

Although this idea of ‘owning’ may seem normal to us, it is actually a part of the game we currently play (the money game). It’s an invention. What’s more, it’s such a wasteful and inefficient part of this highly obsolete game we still play.

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

We humans laugh the same, regardless of culture.  We also cry the same, and for the same reasons, like losing a loved one.  But is this actually true?

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

If humans can use logic, they can reason out a way to make this world a better place… Or not. We will look in detail at the notions of 'reason' and 'logic' in this article, considering different cultures and points in time, 'mental' games, puzzles and illusions, and all that to try and find out if these notions make any sense at all.

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

When I was 12 or so, I started to realize something very weird about the world: it repeats itself year after year.  I realized that each year is almost identical to the year before it, and will be basically identical to the year that follows it. But why is that?

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

The world can hurt you if you have less or nothing to eat, or have no comfort and so on, but many, many things that hurt you are only in your head. They are merely part of your own projection.

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio and Colin

We are all familiar with seeing a new smartphone coming out every six months to a year, but is this all part of some shady plan to keep consumers buying products, or is it just a normal part of everyday business?

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

We live in a world where people value money more than mostly everything you can imagine.  There are amazing people, with amazing ideas and projects with great potential, that are never discovered or given credit because of the money based world. Can money though 'value' people's skills, or people in general?

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

Many people have difficulties understanding what will motivate mankind in a society where nobody will be forced to work, there won't be jobs and no one will feel compelled to obey or follow a path of personal profit.

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

Why are humans spending all of their life training and working? What is this race all about? Is this journey of life even worth the effort?

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

There are millions of homeless people and tens, if not hundreds, of millions of available apartments.  There’s more than enough for all, yet the game we play is damn obsolete, unfair and idiotic overall.

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

The interesting fact about humans is that they do not have all this armament and personnel to defend their species from another one. No, they have all this armament and personnel to defend themselves from each other as they kill many of their own for profit and power, or sometimes just for fun.

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

Harmful thinking only results when cultural values interfere with a scientific education or when one cannot properly conduct relevant research, thus breeding an irrational mind . This is something of which we should be acutely aware.

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Year: 2014 / Author: Tio

AA World : Automated - Autonomous World is a series of articles about the current state of Automated and Autonomous technology to try to demonstrate how a world of abundance for all is possible with today's technology. We will look at transportation, goods and services, construction, cities, and more.

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Year: 2013 / Author: Tio

If there is one notion that is completely distorted and misunderstood in this world, it must be the notion of “beauty”.Beauty contests, beautiful people, beautiful cars, beautiful houses, clothes, legs, furniture, websites, paintings, songs, writings……

Even scientists are trying to prove that this concept has a correlation in reality and please remember, the cosmetics industry, which is basically just a huge pile of people on planet Earth creating and selling “stuff” (mixtures of chemical compounds) ONLY to “enhance” one’s look, is worth 70 billion/year in the US, Europe, and Japan alone.

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Year: 2013 / Author: Tio

How fairly is money distributed in this world? How fair is it for people? Do jobs or work hours reflect the earnings? I promise this article will leave you all in wonder, asking yourself if indeed you live in a completely insane society.

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Year: 2013 / Author: Tio

I want to offer further explanations and provide an article with new examples and facts about what generates everyone’s personality, including yours and mine. We will look at the gay gene, the alcoholism gene, or the violence gene, and see if they make any sense in a scientific context.

TRANSLATED:

HE - Behaving: From Genes to Gender
 
PT - Behaving: From Genes to Gender

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Year: 2013 / Author: Tio

Today's education is so embedded into the monetary system that it’s almost impossible to separate the two.  You now spend 12 to even 20 years or more studying to mainly become a worker to pay your way through life on planet Earth. In this article we will showcase how the future of education could look like.

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Year: 2013 / Author: Tio

An analysis of the methods of psychology to find out if it is an exact science like biology, chemistry or physics and, if not, then what are the implications.  We use multiple sources from scientific papers, videos and documentaries, plus an interview with someone clinically diagnosed with schizophrenia.

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Year: 2013 / Author: Tio

If you kill 14 students, you’ll get a spacious single room and a private bathroom while sharing a kitchen with a dozen of your neighbors. But if you lose your job and have no other means to pay the rent, you get to stay on the streets and hope you will find something to eat.

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Live updates about TROM Project

Mind you, some updates may sound a bit "personal" and unrelated to TROM project, but are indirectly related to it: my struggles with the project, my work on sister projects like VideoNeat and so forth. I want to give you an insight into my work on TROM and related projects. But most updates are, of course, entirely about TROM and the work that goes behind the project. I, Tio, created this project back in 2011 and I manage most of it at the moment. In time, other volunteers will be able to post updates here. If you can help my work please donate here - it really matters.

 

Tio: Finally FB approved the ad for our tromsite trailer. Let's see what it will bring. I am super curious laugh.
Tio: FB still didn't approve our advertising....will wait longer....and will let you know here
Tio: We aim to finish Dmitry's book (proofreading and review) until Monday. Sasha, who travels around the world for the past 10 years, also contributed to the book. Awesome!
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Tio: Facebook ad created! I am waiting for FB's approval. Here are the details: Location - Living In: Australia, Canada, United Kingdom, New Zealand, United States
Age: 18 - 40
People Who Match: Interests: Community issues, Volunteering, Gift economy, Sustainability, The Venus Project, Current events, The Zeitgeist Movement, Charity and causes, Jacque Fresco, Environmentalism, Sustainable living, Sustainable products, Charitable organization, Recycling, Zero waste, Nonprofit organization, Ethical consumerism, Social change, Equal opportunity, Sustainable development, Environmental organization, Natural environment, Social movement, Sustainable Development Goals, Social equality, Activism, Renewable energy, Environmental science, Humanitarianism or Environmentalist, Field of study: Sustainability, Human rights, Environmentalism, Sustainable development, Environmental studies, Ecology or Environmental science, Employers: ‎Human rights, Environmentalism, Humanitarian aid or ‎منظمة خيرية‎‎, Industry: Community and Social Services and the photo attached.
Tio: added language flags to tromsite.com homepage https://www.tromsite.com/ for the 3 languages that we ahve lots of materials translated: russian, german, and spanish. thank you to Aaron, Dmity, and Rafa!
Tio: Fixed some VideoNeat broken URLS, because I also manage that website on top of the TROM Project. VN, very important project too!
Tio: Today I want to pay for the FB advertising. Very excited to see the impact! Will keep you updated here.
Tio: Only 5 documentaries more to watch for the book laugh. We will finish them in a few days time, maybe 2. We are also pretty close to finally finish up Dmitry's book proofreading. Then we need to send to Yoav who wants to help with designing TROM books.
Tio: We are still brainstorming about how to use the money Mark donated to us for advertising. We will for sure advertise the tromsite trailer on facebook but we want to know how to do that in an efficient manner. So amazing that we have this opportunity thanks to Mark!
Tio: I found a solution for Draw. As I mentioned the Libre Office update messed up the Draw project for The Origin of Most Problems book. Luckily LibreOffice comes in a few different flavors, one is "fresh" (the most updated), and one is "still" (a few months older but more stable). So I reverted to Still and it works. Although slower and still a few errors what I could quickly fix, at least it is ok. That book is so huge that it makes it look like it is Draw's fault but in fact such tiny errors can happen from one upgrade to another for any software. I reported the Draw bug to the developers like I do for all open source software. It is really effective and you help these projects. Wonderful!
Tio: TROM torrent file updated https://www.tromsite.com/save-trom/
Tio: I decided we should go for Liberapay as our main donation option. But we won't give up on the other options so I updated a bit the donate page to reflect that https://www.tromsite.com/donate/. I also added IBAN as an option for direct deposits. I thought about it and Liberapay seems quite good. I added our main goal there too, which is 300 Euros a week - because they calculate weekly. Liberapay accepts Paypal and Stripe so they have most payment options that are usually available on any website. Soon I will try to push Patreon people to move to Liberapay, but I want to wait a bit longer until i do that. I am also going to add a donate button here on the live page so people discover it easily.
Tio: Ok so I have this great news but I was not sure if to say something about until it was confirmed. An interesting guy contacted me several days ago. His name is Mark. He was talking about a Gift Economy and how that is an antidote to trade and the problems trade creates. I agree with him and we will present such solutions in the last parts of our massive The Origin of Most Problems book. To keep this short, he offered 1.000 Euros to advertise the tromsite.com trailer, the one about trade, on Youtube. I was super skeptical because 1.000 Euros is TROM's budged for 2.5 months. A ton of money. I didn't want to make him donate so much money for advertising so I said we can start with a lower amount and he decided to donate 500 Euros. This is still a lot of money for advertising. Thank you Mark so so much! Now that we have the money let's brainstorm a bit about how we can spend it. Our idea is to promote the TROMsite trailer on Facebook for like 2 weeks to reach English speaking people that are interested in volunteering, social change, activism, and similar topics. Do you suggest something better? Tell us please and Mark you are amazing for this huge donation. I am sure something interesting will happen after we create the ad. We have a big chance of reaching a plethora of new minds.
Tio: I didnt set up a date for the live video I want to make because I am waiting to finish some stuff up before I think about such a date.
Tio: I am very unhappy with the donation options we have....I mean we have patreon, liberapay, paypal, and cryptocurrencies....too many! But what can I do? I could stick with patreon since it is the most well known and secure and stable, but they take a lot of fees...Liberapay promotes a fair way for donations and have no fees except the ones that paypal or stripe take (their payment gateways). Paypal is limited to Paypal users for recurring donations....We need something that has a monthly goal and one frickin payment gateway that can accept pretty much every method (card, paypal, whatever). Very frustrating! Plus, from any of those methods we get conversions from one currency to another at their own rates. Paypal, Stripe, Patreon, all suck in their own fees. So I don't know how to deal with this. It stresses me out a lot. I wish I could only use Liberapay but I am afraid people don't trust it or because they are not very well known at all and are underfunded as a project they will go bankrupt or something like that will happen with them and I will go bankrupt with them.
Tio: From Aaron (who deals with the German part of TROM): ". last weekend i was on a youth event about education for sustainable development and made a workshop there. Around 20 young people which were 15 to 22 years old came to my workshop and we discussed about TROM topics, which was great. We had only 1 and a half hour, so not really enough time to get deep into this new way of thinking but i hope i made them interested in reading books and watch the documentary"
Tio: Libre Office Draw got an update recently and messed up a few things when I open the latest book project with its Draw tool. Meaning now I can't do much to update this book because of this bug. I reported it...but it is very challenging for me as a "creator" of these books to deal with updates that always seem to break small parts of the design in Libre Office Draw. I completely understand that this can happen with any piece of software....it is frustrating though
Tio: A big thank you to Patreon and Liberapay supporters for the ongoing monthly and weekly donations. https://www.tromsite.com/support-us/ Without you this project would not be possible. Hopefully more people like you can support TROM.
Tio: Today I want to finish up the Spanish tromsite page + watch a bunch of documentaries for the book + I will set up a date for the Live I want to do about TROM in general. I want to post it on the main TROM youtube channel where we have 3k subscribers. I want to record with OBS Studio https://obsproject.com/ - free and open source software design for this purpose. If everything goes well and I enjoy doing this I want to do it every week and start inviting people (TROM friends or anyone who wants to participate). I want in the future to start discussing important topics: from open source software and hardware, to volunteering, news from TROM News, human behavior, or any particular topic (based on TROM books or not). Let's see how this goes wink.
Tio: Today was a "free documentaries" day since I watched none for the book. Been to do some yearly medical check-ups, in particular I am doing a yearly skin cancer screening, which sounds more "severe" than it is. Basically the dermatologist looks carefully at your skin (usually the skin that was most exposed to the sun) and if it sees something suspicious then we can catch cancer while it is not dangerous. I stay in the sun quite a lot in the summer and I don't usually wear sunscreen so I decided to do this since it was covered by my health insurance. Ok, now think about how this could be done in an automated way for all people as trade-free. The dermatologist only looks for patterns on the skin, that's all. It would be so easy to have an app on your phone that can do this - yes I know there are some but are profit driven and not well tested from my knowledge. Skin cancer is a serious thing and perhaps one of the easiest to prevent. We don't need 1 dermatologist for 1.000 people, we need an automated system for every one of us. You know, "IF suspicious moles detected, THEN suggest more automated tests, AND IF necessary send patient to a human doctor for further investigations." - that's how it should be. I also have this weird "canker sore" inside my mouth for the past few days that hurts like hell and I went to have it check-up (they say nothing to worry about but I need to meet with a surgeon in 12 days to have a proper look). Again, medicine should automate these things. Today I have to have a health insurance, then create an appointment, then wait, then see this doctor, then make another appointment, then see another one, and so forth. Very inefficient. Today's healthcare system is so ancient. I also have a kidney stone - f**kin hell smile) what the heck haha. Not a huge deal but if you "pass it" then it hurts like crazy so I have to meet with an urologist this month. Jeez, I don't like to go to hospitals but this period of time I have to do several tests that I do every year due to my past issues with my digestive system and the fact that I have some gallbladder polyps that have to be checked every year (if they grow too big they may get cancerous). So, here I am doing a skin cancer screening, having a kidney stone, a canker sore (hopefully), and gallbladder polyps. hahaha. Thing is, most people may have these without knowing. If you are searching for a "problem" you'll find more problems. Like I found about the kidney stone from the ultrasound that I had for my gallbladder. And the canker sore from a routine check at the dentist (cleaning). Anyways, such little things can become stressful to anyone who has to wait for appointments and tests. I am 100% fine, these are not even issues really, but they can be a bit stressful. Will work on TROM again starting tomorrow wink.
Tio: TROM German page updated https://www.tromsite.com/de/ - lots of content available into German thanks to Aaron!
Tio: I tried these days to add the text to our Draw project files for our books, for the ones that do not have text added to (the majority of the books), but I gave up because it is a lot of work and maybe not that needed. Up until recently (a few months ago) we made our TROM books using joomag.com, a paid subscription service. It was very expensive and we didn't have much control over these books. Now we make the books into LibreOffice Draw and we publish directly on tromsite.com. That's fantastic and it allows us to share the Draw Project files with anyone (public) for translation purposes. But that meant we had to convert the old books from PDF to Draw format. We did that but it is very difficult to mirror the text so most Draw files do not have a text. For translation purposes this is not a big deal, but say someone discovers a broken link or typo in one of these old books. The only way to fix that now is to use a proprietary software like Master PDF Editor and edit the PDF file directly. So far is a compromise I have to accept. Btw people should understand that what we do here at TROM goes far beyond releasing some books and videos, we created a model for a project that is quite decentralized. All of our books can be downloaded as PDF, Draw, or plain text. This anyone can translate them., use them, edit them, share them. Even our videos can be downloaded without narration (voice) so that anyone can add a voice to them in a different language, and people also have access to the script for each video. All such files, everything we have created, is available on people's computers: peer to peer (torrents). So the TROM project wants to become a "model" for how we can create a trade-free project and I will explain that in the last parts of The Origin of Most Problems book.
Tio: I am so excited that we are going to organize a TROM meeting (in person) very soon - in a few months time. Can't wait to meet all of the people that are part of TROM, who wrote books, helped with proofreading, videos, whatever. Amazing group of people. And I am super excited because by them we will publish The Origin of Most Problems full book + I will work on the script for the new documentary so when we meet I can share it with them and get help and perhaps will film some stuff and "do some interviews". I didn't feel as excited since I started TROM in 2011. So, the following months I have a ton of work to do so that when we meet we have the big book published (alongside perhaps a few other smaller books) + the documentary script done. I will also publish photos and thoughts from the meeting, here in the live section of tromsite.com.
Tio: My head feels so heavy....I am watching too many documentaries for the book....but not many left. Only 22! I hope that in less than a week I will devour them all, and after that I can't wait to get back to write the last parts of the book and then focus on positive stuff like solutions. The beginning of these last pages will still be "negative" and then the rest will be positive. As much as I understand that we have to know in detail what creates today's problems (this trade game) it has become very depressive to focus so much on the problems lately. I've seen only negative stuff...so it is time to focus on the positive side more and more. That will do! Not sure if I will add those doco to VN as I said, maybe I will wait until I am done with the docos from my list and then add them all. Btw I love this LIVE update better than on my personal website since I am on tromsite.com non-stop anyways, reading the curated news and videos, so it is so easy for me to post updates: click the trom logo and post it wink
Tio: I created a template for translated tormsite pages for the pages we currently have: spanish, german, and russian. As soon as we translate these pages properly I am going to add the flags for these languages on the main tromsite page for easy access wink - so awesome to have tromsite and its materials (part of them at leas) translated into 3 languages. Thank you Rafa, Aaron, and Dmitry!
Tio: I removed madeinamerica from TROM Curated News - I was never very happy to add them to the news source - they did have some good pieces on criticizing psychology and psychiatry but I feel they are more and more pseudoscientific. They criticize that psychology and psychiatry are blaming chemical imbalance or genes to psychiatric disorders, which is a correct and deserved criticism, but then they proclaim certain meds are creating depression or diet or the "microbiome". Jeez. You can't even say that this or that food creates cancer, let alone a mood disorder. Then they also started to focus on "meditation" as a cure for mood disorders, which is not entirely untrue but they go to extremes and instead of being moderate and say: "meditation, or relaxation, is shown to improve mood in some people" they go and say "meditation can 'solve' some mood disorders". Anyways, they are not moderate at all and that smells like bad science. Just look at NHS UK how scientific they present such news - break down the studies, properly mention if there is any causation or only correlation, etc.. There should be more people criticizing the unscientific way psychology and psychiatry look at mental disorders as if they are diseases, but we need proper science in the mix not emotionally driven assumptions and correlations. Bye bye madinamerica!
Tio: cleaned up the CSS for the curated videos and news for a bit. continuing to watch documentaries for the book silly
Tio: I think tomorrow will add a lot of documentaries to VN. I watch documentaries for the current book and I already watched like 40 that I need to add to VN so better add them these days than wait until I am done with them all and add 100 documentaries at once. Very sad and eye opening documentaries that need to be kept as a reference somewhere and that's where VN comes in handy. Also, please when you use VN magnets, SEED! We need more and more seeders to spread these important documentaries and decentralize them.
Tio: been talking with the closest people to TROM project and we want to do a meetup in person for all of us, to both know each other better, but also because for the new documentary i want to make we need to unite our forces and do a great job at it, plus i want to film them (us). you'll see, we may be cooking something. we'll keep everyone posted here about all of these wink