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Michael Shermer once wrote a cautionary essay on Ayn Rand’s inner circle. In it, he warned that even people self-co…
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3 days ago
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Me scrolling through Twitter:

-Oh, fuck this
-Oh, fuck that
-Fuck that too
-Why is everything so stupid?
-Well, th…
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3 days ago
Joos jokes
semantics is sociology
4 days ago
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I mean, it can't be a simple failure to hire someone to advise them ... right?
This does even just go without sayin…
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5 days ago
Who Uses EMacs to read mail? : emacs
Emacs (using EXWM) is my window manager
programming 
5 days ago
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Men—when you introduce your employee who's a woman and say, "She does all the work"/"runs things"/"keeps us all san…
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8 days ago
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Java is over?

Is Oracle telling companies to stop using Java? And switch to c# or JavaScript or anything else?…
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10 days ago
Delayed sampling and automatic Rao-Blackwellization of probablistic programs
via Marco
'solution of analytically tractable substructure in prob progs'
probability  to-read 
11 days ago
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This is fascinating: HTTPS everywhere has broken local HTTP caches, which are essential for achieving useful loadin…
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Conjecture: Only AI problems that you can simulate and sample endlessly many training samples for can be solved wit…
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11 days ago
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lol, people are citing scihub links in real papers now
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13 days ago
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A tale of two AI summers:
1980s Now
Expert systems Deep learning
More rules! More data!
LISP…
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14 days ago
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I remember telling people in the 1980s to stop using so goddamned much hand sanitizer and antibacterial crap, becau…
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15 days ago
BBC - Travel - The dish worth a 15-hour flight
Wow! Awesome! Definitely go have chicken rice at the Hawker Center -
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17 days ago
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I will go substantially out of my way to avoid buying things that brag about being non-GMO. Imagine virtue-signalin…
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21 days ago
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I love this.

When the Far Side came out in 1982, paleontologists realised they'd never actually named that part of…
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28 days ago
Language Log » Spiritual high tech
I'm in Mongolia. Just had to buy the solar powered dashboard prayer wheel. The instructions alone are worth the $5 price tag.
28 days ago
VisiData
'VisiData is an interactive multitool for tabular data. It combines the clarity of a spreadsheet, the efficiency of the terminal, and the power of Python, into a lightweight utility which can handle millions of rows with ease.'
data  to-read 
4 weeks ago
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Google, GPS and 20 other technologies made possible by federal funding:
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I had wondered whether native RTs and all the "Like" and "because you follow so and so" injections in th…
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4 weeks ago
State the Problem Before Describing the Solution
State the Problem Before Describing the Solution
Leslie Lamport
via Bertram Ludascher
advice 
4 weeks ago
Charting progress
This is the most fair way to chart mental health progress. Not by counting your bad spells, but noting how you slo…
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5 weeks ago
Optimizing community trees using the open tree of life increases the reliability of phylogenetic diversity and dispersion indices - ScienceDirect
("based on an interface with ..." - that's the interface I worked on)
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Paywalled, ugh. Didn't they get the message.
opentree  jar 
5 weeks ago
A meat-space confused deputy
Alice and Bob have a child, Dennis. Dennis wants to buy ice cream, but he has no money. Bob has money, but won't give money to anybody else but Alice. Alice can request money from Bob, and Dennis can ask for her to do this, but she disapproves of ice cream. And, finally, Alice wants Dennis to do well in school.

From: Corbin Simpson
Dennis has a plan. He asks Alice for money for school supplies. Alice writes a note to Bob indicating that Dennis should receive school-supply money. Dennis takes the note to Bob, who recognizes Alice's writing (authenticating her signature!) and hands Dennis some cash. Dennis purchases ice cream.
security 
5 weeks ago
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BREAKING: This is urgent. Tomorrow the Senate is expected to vote to confirm Benczkowski as Asst AG. He would be in…
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Semantics of probabilistic programs
Dexter Kozen, 1981
If S and T are two programs such that S(u) = T(u) whenever u is a point mass, then S = T under Semantics 2.
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probability 
5 weeks ago
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"We need to stop teaching abstinence-only statistics, telling students they can only do it if they are in a committ…
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For everyone who would like to reorder our national priorities but worries where money would come from to pay for h…
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6 weeks ago
Every now and then, a hotel honors me by giving me the 404 room.
Every now and then, a hotel honors me by giving me the 404 room. This time, in Oxford, I got 302. Rather appropriat…
Herbert van der Sompel
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6 weeks ago
Ant mimic
This is not an ant. This is Myrmecium, a Brazilian spider that does a pretty convincing cosplay.
Alex Wild
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7 weeks ago
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RT : Thread. Some thoughts from a white South African, directed at friends in the USA.

I have been thinking about the…
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7 weeks ago
the right has been going steadily more crazy for decades
Good storm, via mikki, about calling out officials who are doing bad things
politics 
7 weeks ago
The Bandwagon
Claude Shannon
"Information theory has, in the last few years, become something of a scientific bandwagon."
via twitter somehow
information  publishing 
7 weeks ago
China blocks HBO after John Oliver parody of Xi Jinping | World news | The Guardian
How is ATT going to deal with this?

This is a real danger in the merger at John Oliver himself noted.
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7 weeks ago
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Yall let someone send me rape threats for a year. You made me delete an anti-Nazi tweet as if Nazis are a protected…
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8 weeks ago
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Koko the gorilla once ripped a sink out of the wall and, when her keepers confronted her about it, she blamed her k…
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8 weeks ago
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Love this piece on Norbert Weiner and the human use of human beings. A foundational text at Science Commons thanks…
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8 weeks ago
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We are now representing whistleblowers within ICE, outside contractors, etc. They have reached out to us to provide…
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8 weeks ago
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call it "notchain" and I'm all for it, but there are no sensible applications of "blockchain" in t…
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8 weeks ago
The implementation of procedurally reflective languages
Jim des Rivières and Brian Cantwell Smith. 1984.
10.1145/800055.802050
scheme  programming 
8 weeks ago
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The only alternative to this cruelty and chaos was to elect a person who used a personal email account for work, so…
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8 weeks ago
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in case you missed it.. "in October 2018, Chrome (M70) will start showing the red 'not secure' warning when users e…
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9/ Detention as Deterrence of future migration works only if it’s unpleasant, and only if you can ensure that peopl…
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8 weeks ago
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Please stop saying things like,

"This is not the America I know!" when you see Trump locking refugees in cages.…
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8 weeks ago
Reference Guide to the [DwCA] XML Descriptor
darwin core archives, detailed explanation
taxonomy 
8 weeks ago
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The edge of Earth’s atmosphere and low Earth orbit to scale with the map. Stack of pennies on right represents the…
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8 weeks ago
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Welcome cloudy Saturday in Chandler, AZ, with some rain.
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9 weeks ago
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The struggles of finding a job after graduation. (v/)
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9 weeks ago
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Stuck in the middle of debugging an ancient code base:
(1) My biggest regret: saying *what* I did in my commit…
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9 weeks ago
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