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L-M&C-2006.pdf
Wildly inaccurate drawings of bikes
cogsci  cycling  mechanisms 
10 days ago
The illusion of understanding | Meaningness
When challenged, regular cyclists were unable to draw bicycles that could actually work. They thought they understood bikes, but actually didn't.
This suggests a practice: when someone is ranting about a political proposal you disagree with, keep asking them “how would that part work?” Rather than raising objections, see if you can draw them into developing an ever-more-detailed causal explanation. If they succeed, they might change your mind! If not—they might change their own.</bl...
learning  politics  cogsci  ethics  cycling 
10 days ago
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RT : Story time! Let me tell you all the tale of a badass lady that was SO BADASS NO ONE BELIEVED SHE WAS AS BADASS AS…
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RT : “Escher sentences” are sentences that seem fine at first, but on reflection have no stable interpretation, just lik…
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RT : This. This is what friends are for.
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RT : cs researcher: we need to figure out ways to write safer code with fewer bugs so it can be exploited less often.
H…
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RT : Just realized that since we read serial nineteenth-century novels only as whole books, we are basically bingewatchi…
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RT : We know little about that ancient culture, and even less about the "web" they used to communicate, but we believe t…
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RT : Reasons why "douche" is a perfectly appropriate insult:

1) they're completely useless
2) they can be downright har…
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RT : A couple sharing an intimate moment in Kraków, Poland in 1970
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RT : Basic laws of arithmetic, like a×(b+c) = a×b+a×c, are secretly laws of set theory. But they apply not only to sets…
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RT : from Metaphors We Live By, Lakoff and Johnson
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RT : On top of these I've remembered another one I really enjoyed. In Call of Cthulhu I played a character who was a mas…
10 days ago
Did the Scottish mass-murdering cannibal Sawney Bean actually exist? - History Extra
According to most accounts, Alexander ‘Sawney’ Bean was a Scottish farm labourer born in about 1530 in Galloway...
scotland  cannibalism  history  crime  incest  mythology 
11 days ago
The History of Fire Escapes
What can software learn from the history of fire escapes in New York City? Turns out, we're following a similar evolution. This was a keynote for QCon 2018.
computers  safety  devops  newyork  fire  disaster  history 
11 days ago
(500) http://slatestarcodex.com/2018/01/24/conflict-vs-mistake/
Scott Alexander's thoughts on Conflict Theory and Mistake Theory are along similar lines:
11 days ago
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RT : Writing really needs a Bob Ross. There's way too much 'here's how to write a query letter/here's how to sell your b…
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RT : the term triggered started life as a clinical term used in trauma therapy (has also been used with regards self har…
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RT : Spiderbot, Spiderbot
Gets rid of all the spiders you've got
Sends them out with its sign
Don't worry though
They'l…
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RT : In just over a week, New Horizons will take its first pictures of MU69. It will just be a dot, but to me it marks t…
11 days ago
Being Glue
Your job title says "engineer", but you seem to spend most of your time in meetings. You'd like to have time for code, but then who will respond to customers, …
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11 days ago
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RT : On the issue of ignorance and feelings in an age of opinion: I grew up working class. Surrounding me were men and w…
11 days ago
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RT : just sharing my favorite photo on the internet with you all, my internet friends
11 days ago
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RT : To all of the haters that said this day would never come
11 days ago
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RT : my 4 year old daughter was asking about my “to the barricades” shirt. I was trying to explain so she de…
11 days ago
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PLOT TWIST: this axis is completely orthogonal to left/right.
11 days ago
We're Lucky Mark Zuckerberg Is in Charge – The Startup – Medium
Mark Zuckerberg is imperfect, naive, and sometimes overly defensive. He can be robotic, unrelatable, and frustrating. He could also be a whole lot worse.
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12 days ago
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RT : It's amazing to me that some think it's OK to push people towards Trumpism because they were partway there already.…
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RT : Cosplayer Melissa Troutt with Doctor Strange Magic Spell Display using LED fan Video by Dan…
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RT : 9. You'd think we'd have more fantasy stories about medieval Scottish cannibal highwaymen but then you'd ALSO think…
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RT : DOC: It's your kids, Marty. Something gotta be done about your kids!

MARTY: What's wrong?

DOC: Your daughter's a…
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RT : That's some Kobayashi Maru shit right there.
12 days ago
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RT : There are too many dungeons and not enough dragons in D&D. I'd complain, but to who? The Dungeon Master? Pfft! I do…
12 days ago
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RT : Weekend plans:
1. Actively avoid thinking about not thinking about not writing as writing procrastination in an eff…
12 days ago
We had a security incident. Here's what you need to know. : announcements
RT : Hey, look. Reddit got owned up. STOP USING SMS 2FA. It doesn’t work.
12 days ago
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RT : I live on a remote Scottish island and we are starting to plan food stores and increased food production because of…
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RT : apparently the "irate trucker buys a GPS jammer to not be tracked" phenomenon has escalated into full-fledged elect…
12 days ago
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RT : Would prefer: Avery Brooks has signed on to star in a series on the continuing story of Benjamin Sisko, who is now…
12 days ago
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RT : Okay HOLD THE FUCK UP.

I just opened my wife's purse to get something for her and found A COOKIE INSIDE?

Women, d…
12 days ago
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RT : Bored? Let's play a game!

Retweet once you see the cat.

I swear this is not a trick. It's there in full plain sig…
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RT : git rebase --exec is currently substantially simplifying my life. Thanks for teaching me about it !…
12 days ago
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RT : Druzhba (Friendship) Sanatorium in Yalta, USSR. Designed by Igor Vasilevsky and completed in 1986.
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*screams excitedly*
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RT : THIS THREAD IS INCREDIBLE
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RT : The main French commander during the First Indochina War went from being wounded by a Prussian lance at age 25 to c…
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RT : You might be familiar with the concept of linguistic relativity- the influence of language on one’s worldview and p…
12 days ago
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RT : just realized Diogenes the Cynic and Oscar the Grouch are functionally identical
12 days ago
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RT : People don't have a strong intuitive sense of how much bigger 1 billion is than 1 million. 1 million seconds is abo…
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RT : You know those things that you assume everyone knows, but not everyone does?

If you accidentally use a permanent…
12 days ago
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RT : This man’s rucksack has its own rucksack. I can’t believe in 35 years that has never occurred to me as a way of car…
12 days ago
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RT : A quick environment check:

Can people...
[ ] ask questions freely without being judged?
[ ] say "I don't know"…
12 days ago
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RT : It's hard to believe that people's performance on a bunch of weird little abstract puzzles could be distilled into…
12 days ago
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RT : Here’s a new poem entitled ‘Metrics’.
12 days ago
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RT : boys always assume that sending nudes is what grabs a gal's attention, when what really grabs their attention is th…
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RT : The horrifying thing about my brain is that it deals with high-stress projects by _starting more projects to distra…
12 days ago
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RT : RETRO: Just in case you thought the Daily Mail going cuckoo-bananas paranoid about Labour leaders was a new thing,…
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RT : There’s a kid on my train to Brighton... he must about 12? 13? He’s sat in a rainbow t shirt applying the most perf…
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RT : I keep saying this, but possibly the only good thing about Brexit is how thoroughly it debunks the notion, widely h…
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RT : Kirov reservoir, Kyrgyzstan
12 days ago
Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2018/720
RT : My new cryptographic construction is out: Source repo:
12 days ago
GitHub - google/hpolyc: HPolyC specification and test vectors
RT : My new cryptographic construction is out: Source repo:
12 days ago
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RT : Interesting idea about how to deal with obnoxious people yelling on the internet.
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