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May 27 2016

I don’t hang out with people who self-identify as capital-S Skeptics. Or Atheists. Or Rationalists. When people like this get together, they become tribal. They pat each other on the back and tell each other how smart they are compared to those outside the tribe. But belonging to a tribe often makes you dumber.
Dear "Skeptics" - Scientific American Blog Network
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May 17 2016

“Privilege is the human version of ‘works on my machine’” —@lrnrd
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May 07 2016

Saying you want more progress, however stridently, is less progressive than working to make more progress, however modestly.
Dale Carrico
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and maybe in a hundred years we won’t be around any more, maybe yeah the planet will be a mess and we’ll all be dead, and if other people come from the stars we won’t be around to meet them and say hi! how are you! we’re people, too! you’re not alone any more!, maybe we’ll be gone

but we built robots, who have beat-up hulls and metal brains, and who have names; and if the other people come and say, who were these people? what were they like?

the robots can say, when they made us, they called us discovery; they called us curiosity; they called us explorer; they called us spirit. they must have thought that was important.

and they told us to tell you hello.
and i am not resigned
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May 05 2016

There is a tsunami of mediocre white men running for office. Our self-inflating sense of ability and talents has convinced many of us to run in the face of overwhelming empirical evidence that we are in fact not the most qualified. [Can You Not PAC is] fighting back against the notion that looking like a Ken doll is a qualification for elective office.
Can You Not PAC
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April 26 2016

Technology is a thing that men do.

Men invent Soylent, and it’s considered technology. Women have been drinking SlimFast and Ensure for decades but it was just considered a weight loss aid.
Quantified self is an exciting technology sector that led tech giants such as Apple to make health tracking a part of the iPhone. But though women have been keeping records of their menstrual cycles for thousands of years, Apple belatedly added period tracking to its Health Kit.
Men alter their bodies with implants and it’s considered extreme bodyhacking. Women bound their feet for thousands of years, wore corsets that altered their rib cages, got breast implants, and that was all considered shallow narcissism.
Bodyhackers are all around you, they’re called women | Fusion
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April 07 2016

Given a 10 percent chance of a 100 times payoff, you should take that bet every time. But you’re still going to be wrong nine times out of ten.
Jeff Bezos
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April 02 2016


March 24 2016

All machine learning algorithms strive to exaggerate and perpetuate the past. ... The[ir] fundamental assumption is that the past is correct, and anything coming in the future will be, and should be, like the past.
This is a fine assumption to make when you are Netflix trying to predict what movie you’ll like, but is immoral when applied to many other situations.
Anthony Garvan
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March 17 2016

I see the people that do the real work and what's really sad, in a way, is that... the people that are the most giving, hard working and capable of making this world better, usually don't have the ego and ambition to be a leader. 
They don't see the interest in superficial rewards,they don't care if their name ever appear in the press, they actually enjoy the process of helping others, they're in the moment
— A quote from Before Sunset, which struck me as perfectly fitting to ...well, hackers
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March 16 2016

Programming forces us to be so technically correct all the time we often end up forgetting how to be humans.
Your Feelings are Wrong - Speed of Light by Jason Brennan
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March 11 2016


February 29 2016

Despite the fact that I spend hundreds of dollars a year and hours of work to host my own email server, Google has about half of my personal email. Last year, Google delivered 57% of the emails in my inbox that I replied to.
Google Has Most of My Email Because It Has All of Yours – copyrighteous
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February 22 2016


February 17 2016

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February 13 2016

In Civilization, despite starting with the lowest level of aggression to reflect Gandhi’s historical legacy of pacifism, the Indian civilization would eventually become more hostile and confrontational towards other leaders as a result of a coding error: At some point, Gandhi’s already low aggression value would lower into a negative value in the game’s code, causing it to underflow into the highest setting just as the level of military aggression begins to wane across the world in the game. With the advents of strategic nuclear weaponry in the Atomic Era, Gandhi’s hyperaggression typically leads to rampant threats and use of nuclear bombs on other civilizations, earning him an odd reputation of being a nuke-obsessive warmonger.
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February 10 2016


No we can't

How "Organizing for America" (Obama's efforts to keep his activist coalition going after his election) failed

January 27 2016

50 years from now, I think it will seem ridiculous that we used fear of not being able to eat as a way to motivate people.
Basic Income - Y Combinator
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January 25 2016

Both ideas and material possessions should be tools that serve us, rather than things we live in service to.
Moxie Marlinspike >> The Worst
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