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RT : Wildlife on Rothera Point: Adelie penguins
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RT : One big change since my last visit 11 years ago is that Rothera now attracts a lot of elephant seals. Here are four…
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RT : In the main building is an explanation of why the station is called Rothera. Surveyors would leave markers in cairn…
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RT : When your parents call using Skype for the first time.
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The Minimal Persuasive Effects of Campaign Contact in General Elections: Evidence from 49 Field Experiments by Joshua Kalla, David E. Broockman :: SSRN
We argue that the best estimate of the effects of campaign contact and advertising on Americans’ candidates choices in general elections is zero.
politics  science  elections  advertising 
6 days ago
It's Hard to Reason About Systems • Hillel Wayne
In programming arguments, such as static vs dynamic typing,1 people use their experiences and reason to frame these debates. However, reason is often a poor grounding for justifying complex positions. Usually warnings against using “reason” take the form of “it’s easy to be biased” or “we tend to make logical fallacies.” But this presupposes that if we were less biased we could answer the question by thinking really hard. I’d like to argue that this is actually impossible: we can’t u...
computers  programming  types  arguments 
6 days ago
Fighting Game Tutorial Is Brutally Honest
Tutorials, even those as extensive as Under Night In-Birth’s, aren’t enough to make someone a master. You need to be ready to get out there and lose, lose, and then lose some more.
games  learning 
6 days ago
Twitter
RT : You find this amazing blade in a buried treasure hoard and determine it's magical. What does it do? (French dagger…
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RT : I’ve mentioned before how our setup automatically creates commits that do formatting and code cleanup, ri…
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RT : Tiny hedgehog thinks you can do it
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RT : This kid shattering the top of a frozen trampoline with one perfect jump may be the most satisfying thing you'll se…
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RT : Meta-analysis: "The best estimate of the effects of campaign contact and advertising on Americans’ candidates choic…
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RT : Older I get, more I'm convinced that the greater evil is not ignorance but the premature conclusion that you've und…
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RT : Checkmate, static typing advocates.
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RT : I'd just like to say that I ❤️ . They've made such a huge difference to the quality and experience of deve…
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Hidden Markov model - Wikipedia
Is that the same thing as learning hidden Markov models?
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RT : . has announced police are rolling out fingerprint scanning, without Parliament or the pe…
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RT : This copy of Alice in Wonderland was posted on Reddit, due to water damage it's grown spores and has actual mushroo…
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I'm currently reading Jared Diamond's book *Collapse*, which has a section on the Maya: not light readi…
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Classic Maya collapse - Wikipedia
Nobody knows, though there are several theories:
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10 days ago
Twitter
RT : Your definitive guide to the sports of the 2018 Winter Olympics
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10 days ago
Kansas Scrambles To Change Rules After 6 Teens Enter Governor's Race : The Two-Way : NPR
There is no law that defines the qualifications for governor of Kansas. A half-dozen high school boys have declared they're running, even though many can't yet vote.
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10 days ago
Twitter
RT : Day 5: They’ve broken past the barrier. I’m out of food and water. If you’re reading this, I
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10 days ago
Unrolled thread from @DPRK_News
The Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea is not funny, nor is it charming. It's the worst industrialized state on Earth.
northkorea  twitter  olympics 
10 days ago
Twitter
RT : It is important for every college classroom in the United States to have a computer and projection system that does…
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Twitter
RT : Unreal foresight from Bowie on internet culture, back in '99.
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RT : This is the same UK government which has sworn to be able to protect your data from abuse in their massive surveill…
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RT : I work in science and I draw cartoons about said Science
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This is indeed an epic Superb Owl thread.
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10 days ago
Twitter
RT : Wow, the Dow is a terrible index that should be ignored Use the S&P 500; distrust anyone wh…
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10 days ago
The Dow Jones industrial average is ridiculous - The Washington Post
RT : Wow, the Dow is a terrible index that should be ignored Use the S&P 500; distrust anyone wh…
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10 days ago
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RT : This great thread from put me in mind of an idea I've been Steve Teles are talking about developing.
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10 days ago
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RT : Jack Nicholson hyping himself up for the axe scene in The Shining - incredible
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RT : Chinese Railway police are the first to start using facial recognition eyewear to screen passengers for criminals.…
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RT : CamelCase is popular because it’s part of OOP culture, which was shaped by Smalltalk, which used CamelCase because…
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RT : RFC3339 YYYY-MM-DD_HH:MM:SS dates are the One True Way. Globally unambiguous and sorts naturally.…
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10 days ago
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RT : the roiling sea of hatred for Elon Musk is illuminating because it's worthwhile to know how much people would despi…
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10 days ago
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RT : meanwhile, on the timeline where Elon Musk decided to fix Flint's water:

"lol @ techbros reinventing municipal wat…
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RT : This seems like a plausible two-dimensional space.
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RT : Massive aurora on Jupiter, as seen by .
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RT : THE FULL EXTENT OF THE JAM
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10 days ago
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RT : Miranda, moon of Uranus, from Voyager 2 on January 24 1986 -
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RT : Miranda, moon of Uranus, from Voyager 2 on January 24 1986 -
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It's been a long time since I read it, but I remember it being *weird*. The constructed…
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RT : Trainspotting 3 went dark.
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Twitter
RT : : A police drama, but the twist is that the main character isn't a workaholic. Instead he actively looks fo…
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10 days ago
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RT : When you see your best friend after a long time

🎥IG: sanderszoo
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RT : Battery falling down a hole
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10 days ago
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RT : This isn’t super cool,

Don’t put tech (and world affairs!) in the men’s section. It’s weird and bad.
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10 days ago
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RT : I want to go on tech job interviews to see how long I last spouting nonsense before I'm kicked out.

"Do I know AW…
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10 days ago
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RT : OKAY AS PROMISED!!!

Here is a thread on WEIRD CEPHALOPOD BEHAVIOR that would ALSO make good worldbuilding details…
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10 days ago
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RT : Social Heisenberg uncertainty principle: you can never be 100% certain of both your positions and principles. If yo…
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10 days ago
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RT : Having taken that very road, and also waited 8h for a landslide to be cleared e…
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RT : It took a surprising amount of work to collect a sufficiently large dataset to train a neural network on knuckle ta…
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10 days ago
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RT : The caption for this picture is the best thing I've read today. I can't stop laughing. wins
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RT : SUMMIT! First winter ascent of Gora Pobeda (Pik Pobeda) by Simone Moro and Tamara Lunger, the highest mountain (300…
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10 days ago
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RT : Frontier Works Organization has started upgradation and widening of Skardu-Jaglot road.
According to ISPR, the road…
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10 days ago
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RT : Day 42: 'To pit oneself merely against other players, and make a race of it, is to reduce to the level of a game wh…
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10 days ago
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RT : Voldemort: I’m here to kill Harry Pott- [struggling to open baby gate]

James Potter: push down and then pull back…
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10 days ago
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RT : We were promised flying cars, we got...a valuable lesson in the importance of specificity. 💁🏼‍♀️
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10 days ago
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RT : Have acquired time machine. Unfortunately paradox related issues prevent me from using it to kill Hitler, so I'm co…
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10 days ago
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RT : Here's my of me wondering where the snow leopards are, because 99.999% of tracking snow leopards is…
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10 days ago
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RT : Here’s the cargo in the front of the aircraft - lots of fresh fruit and veg for the base. Fresh food is only availa…
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In languages where uninitialised variables are falsy, `x ||= expr` means "set x to expr, unless it already…
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10 days ago
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ISTR a horrific bug-finding story that included patching the Perl source to remove non-ASCII characters in Tolkein…
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RT : One of the problems of the whole "static vs dynamic typing" correctness debate is that switching your language is i…
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