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I'm glad this post is on the front page of reddit again so strangers can say I look like Shane Dawson
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10 days ago by kartik
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Virtually all software has bugs. We don’t know how to practicably build software without bugs. Software security vulnerabilities leverage bugs (or chains of bugs) to trick software into doing things for attackers. We don’t completely understand which bugs will be useful to attackers. via Pocket
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10 days ago by rjp
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I wonder how many of the people and organizations who immediately linked the tragic case to and her i…
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10 days ago by demetriodor
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RT : Under the fake good-guy exterior that so many in the media are falling for is an utter bigot with major anger issue…
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10 days ago by BiteTheDust
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On aime aussi le fanmod/fangame Requiem et ses affiches "Le Comique" de Pierre Palmade, le musical Mozart, Quick et…
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10 days ago by hellpe
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cc NB: dommage qu’il ait pas écrit “scikit-learn” en enti…
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10 days ago by sfermigier
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eyeing €80 million payout to shareholders in 2019
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10 days ago by konstruktors
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RT : If you come to this country we expect you to learn the language.
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10 days ago by pigsonthewing
Talk on where macroeconomics went wrong
I gave a short talk yesterday with this title, which takes some of the main points from my paper in the OXREP 'Rebuilding Macro' volume It is mainly of interest…
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10 days ago by llitchi
Democrats Are Ignoring One Key Voting Group: Veterans - The New York Times
Democrats have a rare opportunity to gain a foothold against the Republican Party. If they come up short, it may be in part because of a failure to pursue veterans.
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10 days ago by drewcaldwell
The Democrats Have an Immigration Problem - The New York Times
Family separations, multibillion-dollar border-wall schemes, unleashed ICE officers —the Trump presidency has taught the Democrats what they stand against. Now they have to figure out what they stand for.
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10 days ago by drewcaldwell
Trapped by the ‘Walmart of Heroin’ - The New York Times
A Philadelphia neighborhood is the largest open-air narcotics market for heroin on the East Coast. Addicts come from all over, and many never leave.
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10 days ago by drewcaldwell
For Doctors, Delving Deeper as a Way to Avoid Burnout - The New York Times
As the practice of medicine shifts, physicians should follow their curiosity to continue to find meaning in their work.
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10 days ago by drewcaldwell
A Cake Fit for Julia Child - The New York Times
Paying homage to a mentor’s insistent unfussiness.
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10 days ago by drewcaldwell
Can data trusts be the backbone of our future AI ecosystem? | The Alan Turing Institute
The interest in exploring the concept of ‘data trusts’ - a way of sharing data responsibly between partners - has been gathering momentum, not least since the independent report published by government in October 2017, Growing the artificial intelligence industry in the UK.
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10 days ago by jackhardinges
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This man has woken up in the UK on living in a wheelie bin.

In desperate times, Michael has reso…
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10 days ago by hecavanagh
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Czytam w GW o tym, że skazano w Niemczech Polaków na dożywocie za zabójstwo.
Takie pisanie to rasizm i faszyzm.
Prz…
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10 days ago by piotrwojcicki
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I have stumbled upon right wing poetry and it's every bit a good as you'd imagine.
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10 days ago by dontlooknow
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I have stumbled upon right wing poetry and it's every bit a good as you'd imagine.
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10 days ago by beaugunderson
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"Instead of Matlab, everyone uses Python now" -- CEO of , name dropping et al
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10 days ago by rukku
False Rape Accusations Are Incredibly Rare
I got mad on twitter about this and ended up with a stranger mad at me for being condescending. Somebody posted it with the claim that you are more likely to become an astronaut than to be falsely accused of rape, which sounded obviously wrong (I checked: it is). Then I looked more closely and saw the original article also contains bad maths. For example they say that actually the chance you'll be falsely accused of rape is 5% of 10% -- which might well be true -- but then say this means the odds you'll be falsely accused are 0.005%. 5% of 10% is 0.5%, not 0.005%. It's easy to see how the error occurred: presumably somebody did the 0.1*0.05 calculation to get a proportion of 0.005 (i.e. 0.5%) false accusations.

[This is just the actual hard maths error; there's all kinds of other dodgy assumptions and methodological mistakes in the article, but they're harder to rebut without invoking thorny ideological issues.]

I don't like doing it, but I think this kind of thing should be called out when we see it. If we believe in our positions (and I do believe the proportion of rape accusations that are false is very small) then we should make the case truthfully. Encouraging people to go around spouting unsupported statistics about how you're more likely to be an astronaut that a regular guy who's falsely accused of rape just plays into the hands of misogynist shitheads who insist all women lie about rape. It doesn't matter that they're hypocrites who don't care about truth, they'll still weaponise the smallest factual inaccuracies against you. Don't give them the ammunition.

But how should we do this in a constructive manner? When I tried to point it out (not as well as I should have done), the person got mad at me and ascribed motivations/opinions I don't have (wanting to be thanked; thinking I can solve sexism; trying to exert power). I don't know how to make this basic point that we should, for tactical reasons, correct bad statistics on rape & other gendered issues without triggering defensiveness because I appear to want to oppose real change by nitpicking details. Largely this is men's fault -- there are a lot of dishonest men arguing this way. The well is 100% (that's 100% of 100%) poison now.

Lesson #1 though: don't bring this up with an individual you don't know on Twitter. Some people might appreciate the correction, but some others definitely won't.
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10 days ago by tkmharris
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