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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

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For those interested in Alameda history, this text is considered (by some) as "The Bible of Alameda History." (PDF) #Alameda #AlamedaHistory #alamtg — RAsheed ☥ Shabazz (@Rasheed_Shabazz) August 5, 2020 via

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Neuroscience is finding what propaganda has long known: nostalgia doesn’t need real memories – an imagined past works too. Editor’s pick: — Aeon+Psyche (@aeonmag) July 25, 2020 via

Be More Chill (Riends Cast)

Be More Chill (Riends Cast) July 22, 2020 at 01:34PM

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Over the last weeks I've been thinking a lot of what sets Zoomers and Millennials apart, and I think it is that Zoomers deeply understand that their behavior is input to algorithms rather than just being passive consumers of algorithms. This makes them so much more powerful. 1/🧵 — Malte Ubl (@cramforce) July 2, 2020 […]

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I was recently interviewed about something painful in my life. I learned more about how not to be an interviewer than anything I've read/practiced. This is a devastating time for so many, and people don't owe us their stories. Some insights on how to be respectful & empowering: — Annie Hylton (@HyltonAnne) July 1, 2020 […]

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The Apple Marketing Philosophy, from 1977 ▪️ Empathy▪️ Focus▪️ Impute — Brian Wagner (@BrianRWagner) June 30, 2020 via

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We’re used to God having many names, but what about pronouns? How do you talk about God? I make a case for calling God “they” in our latest video. — Peter Enns (@peteenns) June 25, 2020 via

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Psychologists have tried to determine how much these traits are genetically inherited, by comparing identical vs. fraternal twins. Roughy speaking: psychopathy is 65% inherited, narcissism 60%, but Machiavellianism just 30%. (There are h² figures.) (4/n) — John Carlos Baez (@johncarlosbaez) June 21, 2020 via