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Where Goals Come From

Where Goals Come From “Soccer analysis. Plus video content here.”

Thomas Sedlacek – The European (R)evolution – Part 2

Thomas Sedlacek – The European (R)evolution – Part 2 May 8, 2014 at 07:04AM

Against longtermism

Against longtermism. “We can now begin to see how longtermism might be self-defeating. Not only could its ‘fanatical’ emphasis on fulfilling our longterm potential lead people to, eg, neglect non-existential climate change, prioritise the rich over the poor and perhaps even ‘justify’ pre-emptive violence and atrocities for the ‘greater cosmic good’ but it also contains […]

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There are plenty of movements to catch up with if you’re a Man City opponent. Here’s just a sequence where @JackGrealish, @BernardoCSilva, @PhilFoden and Joao Cancelo interacts with eachother to create spaces for others. — RostadiusVideos2 (@RostadiusV2) Oct 19, 2021 via

The moderating role of culture on the benefits of economic freedom: Cross-country analysis

The moderating role of culture on the benefits of economic freedom: Cross-country analysis “Introducing economic freedom enhances economic development if the population is oriented at long term benefits rather than short term gains. High levels of uncertainty avoidance decrease the beneficial effects of economic freedom on economic development.” Sounds a lot like “Give people freedom […]

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@rianwatt You probably already know what you want or need to do, deciding is really about you mourning the thing that you’re not going to do — Maya Ramakrishnan (@maya_ramakr) Sep 6, 2021 via

Billie Jean King interview

Billie Jean King interview “Therapy helps to understand who you are, how you are. A lot of the challenges the players have stem from their emotional self and what they feel about themselves. I know a lot of players lose because they don’t think they deserve to win. You’ll see them get right to the […]

Rats prefer to help their own kind. Humans may be similarly wired.

Rats prefer to help their own kind. Humans may be similarly wired. “Using fiber photometry, immunohistochemistry, calcium imaging and other diagnostic tools, researchers found that all the rats they studied experienced empathy in response to another rat’s signs of distress. However, to act on that empathy, the helper rat’s neural reward circuitry had to be […]

What If You Could Do It All Over?

What If You Could Do It All Over? “Given just a single shot at existence, we owe it to ourselves to hit the mark; we must not just survive but thrive. It’s no wonder that for many of us “the story of our lives becomes the story of the lives we were prevented from living.””

The Carry of a Fly Ball

The Carry of a Fly Ball “The primary purpose of this report has been to quantify the notion of “carry” and to estimate the carry the different parks. The carry has to do with atmospheric effects and not with other factors, such as the dimensions of the park. On the other hand, one can ask […]

Predictive Coding has been unified with Backpropagation

Predictive Coding has been unified with Backpropagation “The backpropagation algorithm has three steps. Flow information forward through a network to compute a prediction. Compute an error by comparing the prediction to a target value. Flow the error backward through the network to update the weights. The backpropagation algorithm requires information to flow forward and backward […]

Tricameral Legislatures

Tricameral Legislatures “In a three-chamber system, we can relax that requirement. Any of the three chambers can propose a bill, and if they can get one of the other chambers to approve it, then it goes to the executive. If we have three chambers, A, B, and C, a law can be passed by A […]

Quote about Conservativism

Quote about Conservativism “Conservatism consists of exactly one proposition, to wit: There must be in-groups whom the law protects but does not bind, alongside out-groups whom the law binds but does not protect. There is nothing more or else to it, and there never has been, in any place or time.”

Unix History Slideshow

Unix History Slideshow “We were introduced to the Unix philosophy of software development: Make each program do one thing well. To do a new job, build afresh rather than complicate old programs by adding new “features”. Write programs to handle text streams, because that is a universal interface. Treat a tool’s output as an API. […]

E Unibus Pluram (David Foster Wallace)

E Unibus Pluram (David Foster Wallace) (pdf) “Think, if you will for a moment, of Third World rebels and coups. Rebels are great at exposing and overthrowing corrupt hypocritical regimes, but seem noticeably less great at the mundane, non-negative tasks of then establishing a superior governing alternative. Victorious rebels, in fact, seem best at using […]

Hamlet and Bereavement

Hamlet and Bereavement August 13, 2018 at 03:39AM

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Looking Back at Postgres – — Christopher D. Long (@octonion) June 16, 2020 via

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Your evaluation of the late Justice and disagreement with your professor reminds me of this trenchant takedown of conservatism and its apologists: — Patrick John Gillam (@PatrickGillam) September 8, 2020 via

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Meet Eric Blomster: The creator of Svensk Husman Socks – the most Swedish socks you've ever seen — SwedesInTheStates (@SwedesinStates) August 20, 2020 via

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Neat resource alert: the Trans Journalists Association has curated an incredible style guide re: how to respectfully report on trans communities! It covers everything from language to ethical editing practices, and it is Very Good — Elizabeth Blackstock (@eliz_blackstock) August 18, 2020 via