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My on another site: I'm a microeconomist who spends his days searching for better models, but I mostly use this site for one-liners.

Am a heavy music consumer, and may post track links w/background. I do a lot with intellectual property, migration, and computational statstics, which I think are important topics with a lot of room for curiosity and creative exploration. I make soap, bike everywhere, often sleep in tents, and am generally an introverted hippie.

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Machine learning competitions are just highly distributed hyperparameter searches

Here's a cartoon unicorn explaining the Progressive Spending Tax, a sales tax + a demogrant (aka UBI):

I reran this survey:
on twitter:

* Overall distribution of self-styling (public statement of self-report of perception of how people saw you a decade or three ago) largely similar.

* Lack of problem children indicates not a lot of troll saw the polls. +1 to both Twt & Mst

* N is small on Twt, b/c posts that don't match The Algorithm are shadowbanned.

* One person on Twt was annoyed that you can't check all that apply, which Mst allows.

Racist, anti-Jew propaganda 

Yes, mainstream politicians in the present day are still willing to cast Jews and minorities as puppet masters controlling white people.

On the plus side, the politician who approved it acknowledged that it's an insensitive lapse of judgment and saw some consequences.

I've decided to register myself as an appendix donor. I'm blessed and privileged to have one that I don't strictly need, and wish to spread my joy and energy outward. I am thinking of _you_, via my appendix. 🤗🌈🧆💞

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My uncle just finished 1.6 kg, 700 pages long dictionary of Northern Sami, a language spoken by around 20,000 speakers.

Sami are an indigenous people who have inhabited large parts of Northern Europe spanning from Russia to Norway for millenniums.

He has dedicated his life to advocate for their rights and preserve their languages and culture. This book is a major contribution in an effort to ensure that this ancient language will be passed on to future generations.

It has been 0️⃣ days since somebody left anti-Jew propaganda in front of our house.

They want me to demand Congress declare war on Israel, in response to "A Jewish conspiracy to grab the whole world". "Zionist Jews plot the death and/or enslavement of the Non-Jewish people of the United States", &c &c

You know how Spider Man has a sixth sense that tingles when there's danger about? I have that too, but with pollen.

Passive-aggressive monopolistic lock-in 

Google calendar will spam you and the only way to get it to stop is to switch to Gmail.

"You are receiving this courtesy email [...] because you are an attendee of this event.

To stop receiving future updates for this event, decline this event. Alternatively you can sign up for a Google account [...] and control your notification settings"

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“The toxic optimism emanating out from Silicon Valley—the enduring conceit that whatever makes me into a billionaire is, by a handy miracle, guaranteed to be of incalculable benefit to society.”

My laptop couldn't boot today after an Arch Linux update, but it didn't matter because I keep all my data in the cloud.

Moving your data to the cloud...Facebook should look into that.

Is there anybody out there who rates emojis by deliciousness? Some fonts are much tastier than others.

Microsoft's falafel is not bad at all. 🧆🧆🧆🧆, would consume, even without a hommous emoji.

There's a literature of _deservedness studies_, about when people perceive others as deserving help or not. The lead descriptor is the "CARIN" criterion, which you can't make up.

[Control, Attitude, Reciprocity, Identity and Need]

Bonus track: "I can shower for hours/leave the lights on/I'm not payin' those... Bills"

Which is further proof that their linen service is supremely wasteful to begin with, btw.

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Am at a hôtel today. They're a low-grade ecological disaster, with everything disposable and everything wasting energy to make it feel adequately sterile. Yet every one I can ever recall visiting has a sign in the bathroom celebrating how reusing the towels will save the planet

Marie Kondo, anti-consumerist edition: if it does not spark joy, BURN IT ALL DOWN.

Typical soap/sunscreen/cosmetics/... label:

Ingredients: factory-farmed animals ground up into a fine paste, just enough of the plant pictured on the label to make it distinctive.

I've been working from VR for a few months now, and it's going great. Gave away my desk. I work lying on the couch; simulate a standing desk by, y'know, standing up; and don't notice how cluttered this room is and so don't pop up to clean something every five minutes.

I'm still not full-workday on it, but I could never sit still that long with a desk either.

I'm using Immersed on Oculus. Am open to suggestions if there are other/better options.

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