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> Ask any parent whos children are doing common core math.

Mishegos looks really nice!

Yes, that's half of what I was suggesting!

With a little bit of additional work, Mishegos could also be used to test x86 Assemblers... and/or to "pit" x86 Assemblers vs. x86 Disassemblers...

But anyway, excellent links!

It used to be possible to dip your toes in with light modifications while still keeping everything working. Now with verified boot chains, safety net and hardware backed verification, you either have everything fully locked down or you go full Richard Stallman and have everything foss.

People used to speak of Saabs being from Trollhättan like they do of Porsches being from Stuttgart. I guess Swedes have trolls too?


"As of 2011 Trollhättan hosts a film production complex known as Trollywood"

It IS banned on eBay. Who does this protect? Who is hurt if A sells a Seuss book with hurtful stereotype pictures to B on eBay?

This is not like Facebook amplifying someone's vile posts and showing them to hundreds or thousands of people. It's just a 1:1 transaction for a physical object that contains racist depictions.

"Moving the goalposts", like "attacking a straw man" and "derailing", is an well-known informal fallacy. As you desire that we all use logic, surely you agree that these concepts should not be restricted to formal debate.

What is your definition of "cancel"?

The tweet author seems to suggest it only causes issues if lowercase

I mean, there are definitely places where hard wrapping makes sense or is the only option. I’m not saying it’s never the right thing to do, just that with emails or full-Markdown docs specifically it tends to restrict the ability to render in an optimal manner more than it helps.

E = q2 F basically motivates & defines the electric field from first principles by normalizing the force against the charge of the particle experiencing it.

D = q1 / 4 pi R^2 relates the charge of the first particle to the field at the location of the second particle.

And D = E epsilon of course tells you how those two quantities are related to each other.

Together these describe how two stationary particles interact with each other electrically.

Hopefully that's livid and intuitive?

Is it? How do you know? Have you reviewed the budgets? Do you work in education in Baltimore, and thus, have a sense of what an appropriate number would be?

I don't know the answers, but I do know this -- it's a hell of a lot less than what gets spent in the NY metro area.

Why is that crazy? Between eggs and pests "diffusing" into adjacent buildings only to "diffuse" back after a sweep, I can completely understand why a town would opt for the nuclear option after a few failed attempts to get rid of an infestation.

Apple is not a sentient entity. It does not have wants and needs.

The main template engine 11ty suggests is Nunjucks, which requires you to trust the template author. https://www.11ty.dev/docs/layouts/ https://mozilla.github.io/nunjucks/templating.html#user-defi...

Zola uses a similar template language called Tera that seems to be a lot safer.

One uses Outlook Web Access (where the first exploit exists), the other does not.

If the hosted version lacks the component that has a security issue, it won't have that issue, it is technically misinformed to conclude anything nefarious.

I've built a system that kinda does that: https://patcdr.net/carl/listing

tl;dr: People can build ASM modules on that site and load them into my game (when enabled) using chat commands. And it does work on my original SNES by using some SD2SNES trickery.

For sure. The even-order harmonic distortion can sound "good" though. It's not my cup of tea but I wouldn't say somebody's crazy if they prefer it!

LPs are a slightly more interesting discussion IMO. Objectively inferior to Redbook audio by a mile. But, given the 30-40dB noise floor even in a "quiet" room, and the THD added by the loudspeakers, I think their real-world performance competes very very well with digital audio...

Liberals do tolerate, and have tolerated, the dissent of people who have disagreed with liberalism. (By "liberalism" I mean Enlightenment philosophies, not "the left wing of the U.S.".) (In this post, I'm speaking in generalities and making some assumptions...)

The problem is that a subset of the people that were so tolerated (let's call them Visigoths) have now taken control of the academies and other institutions (to varying but increasing degrees), and are establishing their own new principles—which are incompatible with the liberal principles, so they're getting rid of the latter, and also pushing out the liberals themselves. The Visigoths do not tolerate dissent, so while the Visigoths were allowed to thrive in liberal academia, liberals are not allowed to thrive in Visigoth academia.

The Visigoths didn't get there by reasoned argument, nor by democratic majority. It seems to have been a combination of (1) mendacious argumentative tactics (e.g. dismissing one's opponent as "privileged" or even as an oppressor, essentially an ad hominem; falsely smearing one's opponents as "racist" [if pressed, they claim to have redefined "racism"] and similar terms; using guilt by association and other tactics to smear one's opponents as Nazis or other villains; responding to objections by saying "Look at these horribly oppressed victims; your concerns are invalid" [optional followup: "the fact that you have the luxury of caring about that concern shows your privilege"]); (2) shaming, intimidation, and bullying tactics (some of which are closely related to the smearing); (3) claiming to represent genuinely good causes that came before them (i.e. those for equal rights and equality before the law), and using that to win the support of the naively well-intentioned and to malign opponents as being opposed to the genuinely good stuff; (4) using university classes for recruitment and training, in which some of them (as professors) teach their views while suppressing dissent (finding various excuses for doing this in a nominally liberal institution); (5) despite being a minority, aiming to sound like a majority by being loud and suppressing dissent via bullying and mob targeting.

It's a pretty interesting accomplishment. Some of it was consciously arranged; much of it is probably not, and is out of control of those who laid the groundwork. The animating mindset seems to involve always looking for oppressor-victim dynamics: always looking for someone to hate, and someone in whose name to hate. The ideology is inconsistent enough to almost always give a way to find words to condemn one's chosen target (one example: roughly speaking, a work of media can be condemned as "exclusionary" if it doesn't have certain minorities, as "tokenism" if it has them but portrays them the same as everyone else, and as "stereotyping" or "cultural appropriation" if it has them and tries to portray anything specific to that minority); probably as a result, different branches of the Visigoths fight each other a lot, which may partly explain how they get good at fighting. I suspect the sense of how to choose targets is dictated primarily by primate-dominance-contest social instincts, which likely work pretty well or else there would be a lot more chaos than there is.

Is there hope? Ideally, we could get an "everyone knows that everyone knows" moment where the well-meaning majority recognize that the Visigoths are fundamentally just destroying things and not seriously helping those whom they claim to protect (e.g. policy recommendations like affirmative action and mandatory sensitivity training are counterproductive; telling people not to aspire to "colorblindness", because it demonstrates privilege and probably racism, is counterproductive). But I doubt that shooting down particular proposals is going to work, nor would firing everyone who seems like a Visigoth be good or feasible. One interesting proposal is to get the Visigoth ideology classified as a religion, and therefore forbidden to be taught uncritically in public schools. That would be appropriate, but on a few levels I'm not sure if it's feasible. Perhaps because I'm in an immunizing mood, I wonder if it would work to get people to recognize the underlying Visigoth mindset—the "always searching for someone to hate, and someone in whose name to hate", the acceptance of logical inconsistency and ad hominem and redirection and everything else—so that, when exposed to Visigoth teachings, their reaction is to attack the logical weaknesses and eventually to perceive the destructive mindset that generates them.

seeking an interpretation is what leads you to the zen anti-interpretation. You learn and learn and start to understand the things you've learned weren't meaningful.

> the endpoint where you intuitively understand exactly what a Many-Worlder, Copenhagenist, or Bohmian would say about any given issue, and also how they’d respond to each other, and how they’d respond to the responses, etc. but after years of study and effort you’ve returned to the situation of the baby, who just sees the thing for what it is.

This could be serious. If strings in some cases are interpreted as keywords, there may be a way to get an SQL injection into iCloud.

In javascript, every number is technically floating point. :)

> People still work with him

That's part of the problem. A bunch of people effectively didn't have a choice but to put up with this sort of communication style because their job required them to interact with the Linux community.

> Offense is taken and it is a choice.

This is a meaningless platitude. Whether you take offense or not, sometimes the most productive response is to tell someone their behavior is counterproductive, instead of stoically shrugging it off.

I think one thing that China has that makes this easier is a more homogeneous society, as well as a form of government that can enforce nationwide policies in a manner that many Western countries would find distasteful.


I'm not aware of any alternative email protocol that's implemented, except TMTP. I don't believe closed-source, walled-garden services, which don't allow third-party clients or servers, really count as legitimate alternatives.

There's Matrix, but that's a synchronization protocol for chatrooms, not a store-and-forward messaging scheme.

If you are saying that a sitting President have no effect on unemployment rate and the economy, I think it’s fair for the burden of proof to be on the detractors.

The wording of my original statement was careful to avoid this whole boring “correlation does not imply causation” conversation. The negative of that statement would be one to claim Trump has no effect whatsoever on the unemployment.

Uh, no. We are fairly sure that we can build a working fusion plant and we know with good accuracy what remaining engineering problems are. We have literally no idea what the path to AI even looks like.

That happens all the time. It's just not called being canceled.

When CPAC de-platformed Milo Yiannopoulos and Young Pharaoh, weren't they being canceled? Yet I have no problem with them doing that.

Whenever I try to come up with a non-partisan definition of "cancel" - one that doesn't explicitly point to "liberals" or "left" - I easily discover that of course conservatives also cancel.

Because facing negative consequences of actions or expressions is part of human nature.

Now, of course there are times when I think that the "canceling" was wrong. If someone loses their job because of their support for unionizing, or faces pressure to suppress reporting sexual harassment, then that's both canceling and illegal, and I am definitely against both cases.

My problem is that "cancel" seems to have a built-in anti-left bias, making it simply a proxy for "leftists should stop complaining."

>"Newer high-temperature superconductors—so called because they can superconduct at relatively balmy liquid nitrogen temperatures above 77 kelvins—were not around when ITER was designed. But they can carry much higher currents, tantalizing fusion designers with the prospect of smaller, cheaper reactors.

Yet they are brittle, persnickety materials, so “a lot of people had given up on them,” says Rod Bateman of Tokamak Energy, the U.K. startup that is also betting on the technology. “They were just too unreliable.”

In the past decade, researchers have developed ways to deposit thin layers of

superconducting rare-earth barium copper oxide (ReBCO) on metal tape.

The tapes can be manufactured reliably in long lengths, and perform best at about 10 K. But in terms of low-temperature engineering, “10 K is a lot easier than 4 K,” says magnet engineer John Smith of General Atomics in San Diego.

The ReBCO tapes can be bent but, being flat, are challenging to wind into coils, Mumgaard says. “You have to stop treating it like a wire and asking it to do the things that wire does.” Commonwealth has developed a cable with stacked layers of tape twisting like candy cane stripes.

The company believes the cables can carry enough current to generate a 20-tesla field—1.5 times stronger than ITER’s—in magnet coils just a few meters across."

Weird Idea: Might have future applications in warping space, like in a warp drive... (but don't ask me how that would be possible at this point in time!)

There was a PM i worked with that had the last name "Null". Every few months, she'd be deleted out of the HR system.

There is an app called Neverthink which has a section called random cool videos. I think you can find a lot of cool new channels via it.

Do you use VSCode to read your emails and edit Wikipedia?

Will it do this for Markdown inside of comments in C/C++/Rust code?

How does it even know you're using Markdown in comments as opposed to something else?

(I'll have to trust your answers since I don't have a Windows machine, let alone a Visual Studio license)

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