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Why John Nash Matters | FiveThirtyEight
Another great is gone. Ostrom, Coase, now Nash.
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3 hours ago by andrewheiss
Kansas's shocking new law will take poor people’s money and give it to big banks - Vox
"What mean ye that ye beat my people to pieces, and grind the faces of the poor?" (Isaiah 3:15) "…that they may get gain and grind upon the face of the poor." (2 Nephi 26:20)
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2 days ago by andrewheiss
Fake Science, Real Consequences
Kieran Healy on the retracted fraudulent study covered by This American Life. “But social science can have real consequences for people’s lives—even if in this case I hope it does not. At this point the polls look pretty good for the Yes side. But it would be bitter indeed if a referendum campaign on an issue like this were to founder, or even become a close-run thing, because its organizers tried in good faith to rely on the work of a fraud.”
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5 days ago by andrewheiss
The Plot Against Trains - The New Yorker
So good. "Ride a fast train to Washington today and you’ll start thinking about national health insurance tomorrow."
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6 days ago by andrewheiss
www.nytimes.com
Ooh. Fantastic visualization showing the professional genealogies of the all the 2016 campaign staff
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6 days ago by andrewheiss
Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's ex-leader, sentenced to death - BBC News
Gah. Sentenced to death not for any legitimate crime he did while president, but for breaking out of prison during the 2011 uprising. Meanwhile, Mubarak walks free after three years in prison and a small fine. This is all so stupid.
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9 days ago by andrewheiss
The Definition Of Hell For Each Myers-Briggs Personality Type | Thought Catalog
"You are eternally damned to working for a morally corrupt company that aims to exploit the weak and generally degrade conditions for all of society."
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11 days ago by andrewheiss
Religion in America: Who Needs a Church? | Times & Seasons
Good summary of the latest Pew survey on religion and its implications for Mormons “It’s nice that the LDS Church is not suffering overall declines to the extent of some other denominations, but it is clear we are well into an era of declining religiosity. Once upon a time Americans, even young Americans, asked “Which is the true church?” Now they seem to be asking, “Who needs a church?””
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11 days ago by andrewheiss
Emojineering Part 1: Machine Learning for Emoji Trends - Instagram Engineering
This is so cool. Machine learning algorithms to figure out the meaning of different emojis.
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14 days ago by andrewheiss
Bizarre Seventeenth-Century Jury List - Beachcombing's Bizarre History Blog
The Puritans. Making Utah and Idaho names seem tame since the 1600s.
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16 days ago by andrewheiss
Exposure to Diverse Information on Facebook | Blog | Research at Facebook | Facebook
“We found that people have friends who claim an opposing political ideology, and that the content in peoples' News Feeds reflect those diverse views. While News Feed surfaces content that is slightly more aligned with an individual's own ideology (based on that person's actions on Facebook), who they friend and what content they click on are more consequential than the News Feed ranking in terms of how much diverse content they encounter. Specifically, we find that among those who self-report a liberal or conservative affiliation, • On average, 23 percent of people's friends claim an opposing political ideology. • Of the hard news content that people's friends share, 29.5 percent of it cuts across ideological lines. • When it comes to what people see in the News Feed, 28.5 percent of the hard news encountered cuts across ideological lines, on average. • 24.9 percent of the hard news content that people actually clicked on was cross-cutting.”
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17 days ago by andrewheiss
www.nytimes.com
BREAKING: Data scientists discover qualitative research, rebrand it as "special sauce." “There is a special sauce necessary to making big data work: surveys and the judgment of humans — two seemingly old-fashioned approaches that we will call small data.”
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20 days ago by andrewheiss
Carly Fiorina failed to register this domain.
Oops. Looks like someone forgot to pick up carlyfiorina.org before running for president…
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21 days ago by andrewheiss
Sexism in science: Peer editor tells female researchers their study needs a male author - The Washington Post
Some of the reviewer comments: "It would probably also be beneficial to fine one or two male biologists to work with…, in order to serve as a possible check against interpretations that may sometimes be drifting too far away from empirical evidence into ideologically biased assumptions. …perhaps it is not so surprising that on average male doctoral students co-author one more paper than female doctoral students, just as, on average, male doctoral students can probably run a mile race faster than female doctoral students… And it might well be that on average men publish in better journals … perhaps simply because men, perhaps, on average work more hours per week than women, due to marginally better health and stamina."
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23 days ago by andrewheiss
Theory of Authoritarian-INGO Relations | INGO Restrictions
Play with my fancy formal model (made with the magical D3). It's super cool.
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26 days ago by andrewheiss
i.imgur.com
World's greatest GIF.
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: Lesser-Known Trolley Problem Variations.
These are perfect. “There’s an out of control trolley speeding towards Immanuel Kant. You have the ability to pull a lever and change the trolley’s path so it hits Jeremy Bentham instead. Jeremy Bentham clutches the only existing copy of Kant’s *Groundwork of the Metaphysic of Morals.* Kant holds the only existing copy of Bentham’s *The Principles of Morals and Legislation.* Both of them are shouting at you that they have recently started to reconsider their ethical stances.”
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
english.alarabiya.net
لحسن الحظ *انا* مش حمار
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
I am a cook in the US Senate but I still need food stamps to feed my children | Bertrand Olotara | Comment is free | The Guardian
“I’ve done everything that politicians say you need to do to get ahead and stay ahead: I work hard and play by the rules; I even graduated from college and worked as a substitute teacher for 5 years. But I got laid-off and I now I’m stuck trying to make ends meet with dead-end service jobs. American voters should ask themselves: if presidential candidates won’t help the workers who serve them every day, will they really help the millions of low-wage American workers who they don’t know or see? I’m a Bible-believing Christian, just like a lot of the candidates. Scripture says to “Love your neighbor” and “Do unto to others as you would have them do unto you”. It’s a shame too few candidates follow the guidance of the book in which they say they believe.”
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
coolice.legis.iowa.gov
Iowa's trying to outdo North Carolina's higher-education-dismantling agenda. It's like Survivor, but worse. It's *The Hunger College*: "The names of the five professors who rank lowest on their institution's evaluation for the semester, but who scored above the minimum threshold of performance, shall be published on the institution's internet site and the student body shall be offered an opportunity to vote on the question of whether any of the five professors will be retained as employees of the institution. The employment of the professor receiving the fewest votes approving retention shall be terminated by the institution regardless of tenure status or contract."
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Spiritual journey leads 3-term U.S. senator to LDS Church | Deseret News
Whoa. Harry Reid baptizes former Sen. Pressler (R-SD) into the LDS church, with HBS' Clayton Christensen giving a talk.
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4 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Colin's Letter from LucasFilm - YouTube
This is delightful. Boy writes to Lucasfilm to ask if he, as a Jedi, can get married without becoming a Sith.
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5 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Christian Discipleship in the Age of the Superfan – By Common Consent, a Mormon Blog
Michael Austin being brilliant again. "This is where fandom and discipleship differ the most, and this is why the two approaches to the Gospel are ultimately incompatible. Being a fan does not require us to be be more loving or less judgmental, and it never asks us to work hard at anything other than self-promotion. It revels in the basest and most spiritually destructive aspects of human nature, asking only that our tribal instincts and violent behavior be placed in the service of the club. Like all tribal units, fan clubs exist to create and enforce boundaries. Terms like “worthiness,” “member in good standing,” and “apostasy,” all derive from the vocabulary of fandom, which has a strong interest in determining whose expressions of love are sufficiently pure. In the end, of course, the cost of fandom is much greater than the cost of discipleship. We cannot have both, and when we give up the hard tasks of Christian discipleship and settle instead for the work of Team Jesus (or Team Mormon, or Team Prophet, or whatever) we make the critical mistake of giving up the Kingdom of God for something that it is not."
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Bible Verses Where "Curse" Is Replaced With "Bad Vibes"
“The Lord puts bad vibes on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous.” —Proverbs 3:33
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Hillary Clinton - Getting Started | Facebook
3 things: 1. She does the Bill thumbs-up-fist-pound thing at the end 2. She hired the FedEx graphic design department 3. Strengthening the Family™! Also, cool beans. She's officially running now.
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Dalek Relaxation Tape - YouTube
Unwind this afternoon with some deep relaxation.
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
What Makes The Breakfast? | Mike Phirman
This is the greatest song about breakfast food I have ever heard.
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
St Matthew Passion - All of Bach
Glorious music for this morning (via Morgan Davis). The website is incredibly well made too.
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Star Wars - I am Your Father - (Multi-Langage) 20 Langues - YouTube
Some of these are far more intimidating than others. Germans are scary.
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
www.andrewheiss.com
Super cool draft syllabus for future unscheduled class called "Telling Stories with Data." Too bad I can't teach it yet.
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Tom Chivers on Twitter: "*marks email as unread to deal with later* [10 seconds pass] "Ooh, email!" *clicks* Repeat forever"
*marks email as unread to deal with later* [10 seconds pass] "Ooh, email!" *clicks* Repeat forever
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Religious Freedom and Religious Comfort #ldsconf – By Common Consent, a Mormon Blog
Most excellent essay. “Nowhere on the list, however, is the right to avoid discomfort–even when this discomfort arises from a religious belief. Being uncomfortable with stuff is part of living in a society that protects other people’s beliefs and practices to the same degree that it protects our own. We all have to learn how accommodate each other a little bit, even if it makes us uncomfortable to do so, if we are going to have a country that protects everybody equally. It is possible for a society based on these principles to overstep and, in the name of tolerance and diversity, burden somebody else’s religious practice unjustly. I believe that we must prevent this. It is a hill that I and many others are willing to die on. But we must make sure to die on the grand hill of religious freedom and not the tiny little mound of religious discomfort.”
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
President Obama unleashes the bees as children scream in terror - The Washington Post
“Oh no, it’s a bee,” President Obama says. “That’s okay, guys.” “Bees are good, they won’t land on you. They won’t sting you, they’ll be okay.”
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6 weeks ago by andrewheiss
WALK THE MOON - Shut Up and Dance (Movie dance compilation) - YouTube
Freezing to death in this bus, enjoying this delightful compilation drowning out bus passengers who don't know what headphones are #megabus
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Bill would require all UNC professors to teach heavy course load | The Progressive Pulse
Um. Legislation to make all UNC professors teach 4 courses a semester. That’ll work out well.
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7 weeks ago by andrewheiss
Making time for kids? Study says quality trumps quantity. - The Washington Post
“Though American parents are with their children more than any parents in the world, many feel guilty because they don’t believe it’s enough. That’s because there’s a widespread cultural assumption that the time parents, particularly mothers, spend with children is key to ensuring a bright future. Now groundbreaking new research upends that conventional wisdom and finds that that isn’t the case. At all.”
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8 weeks ago by andrewheiss
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