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by Jadagul
12 Jun 2019, 01:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12120
Views: 729921

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Posters are the way a lot of researchers in many fields communicate their results at conferences. But there's usually a strong argument for doing what everyone else is doing, because everyone else is doing it, and you don't want to do something too weird. (But sometimes doing something weird is good...
by Jadagul
11 Jun 2019, 22:13
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12120
Views: 729921

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

It's a cultural move, not a practical one.

I would be really hesitant to encourage my students to do a poster like that, because it's not what anyone expects to see.
by Jadagul
06 Jun 2019, 23:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12120
Views: 729921

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Warren more serious bad ideas than anyone else in the field. She also has more serious good ideas. She's just expressed more ideas and plans in general. I have trouble really liking her, because a couple of her bad ideas are really bad. But she also has a lot of good ideas. (Many of her bad ideas ar...
by Jadagul
06 Jun 2019, 15:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12120
Views: 729921

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Bernie is way worse than Warren, though not nearly as bad as Trump. Warren is still an institutionalist and doesn't want to challenge the basic order of modern liberal society. Bernie is not, and kind of wants to tear the whole thing down. But Trump wants to tear the whole thing down _and_ has worse...
by Jadagul
31 May 2019, 20:03
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 750
Views: 33926

Re: Putin on the Writs

These conversations keep conflating two or three different things. Should Trump be removed from office when the majority of the country and the majority of the Senate thinks he should not be? Obviously not. Would it be tactically wise for the Democrats to vote for articles of impeachment this week? ...
by Jadagul
29 May 2019, 17:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 686
Views: 30200

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Aresen, that would explain the Trump support.
by Jadagul
15 May 2019, 17:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2930
Views: 105825

Re: I just don't get it

You can't fill out a rec letter for the common app without having the PDF appear in your browser.

As in, my browser is configured to open PDFs in a separate program, and so I cannot use that browser to fill out common app recommendation forms.
by Jadagul
14 May 2019, 17:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2415
Views: 118772

Re: Twitter!

Or this

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by Jadagul
13 May 2019, 16:47
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: I just don't get it
Replies: 2930
Views: 105825

Re: I just don't get it

Formal dining rooms make a ton of sense if "inviting people over for dinner parties" is a substantial portion of your social life. In general, the point of the living room and the dining room is that you keep them nice and clean like you're expecting to have company over at any given time. This is i...
by Jadagul
09 May 2019, 17:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 909
Views: 45694

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

I'm prepared to cede this particular match between Weinstein and Yglesias to Yglesias. Much as I dislike Yglesias, Weinstein isn't an IDWer that I follow or give a shit about, and I do agree that for reasonable definitions of " cultural social construct" math is indeed a cultural construct. My bigg...
by Jadagul
09 May 2019, 16:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 909
Views: 45694

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

I'm prepared to cede this particular match between Weinstein and Yglesias to Yglesias. Much as I dislike Yglesias, Weinstein isn't an IDWer that I follow or give a shit about, and I do agree that for reasonable definitions of " cultural social construct" math is indeed a cultural construct. My bigg...
by Jadagul
09 May 2019, 15:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 4060
Views: 155591

Re: When journalism goes bad

The policy has now been reversed because social media erupted but I have to say...uh...I find it really weird to see people specifically complaining about how kids should be able to have hot lunches, and cold sandwiches are some kind of problem, because I had cold sandwiches for lunch throughout sc...
by Jadagul
09 May 2019, 04:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 909
Views: 45694

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

I stand corrected about Yglesias, but can we agree that Warren is wrong about Godel? Definitely. As to cultural constructs, I will agree that there are some well-constructed notions that are culturally constructed, and I agree that most mathematical structures are well-constructed products of cultu...
by Jadagul
08 May 2019, 22:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 909
Views: 45694

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

1) Yglesias wasn't talking about Gödel at all. He was referencing a pretty much completely distinct debate within epistemology, and if people are invoking Gödel's incompleteness theorem in that debate they're almost certainly doing it inaccurately. (Now, Gödel had strong opinions and he worked on th...
by Jadagul
08 May 2019, 19:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 909
Views: 45694

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

Godel proved that there are mathematical statements that are both true and yet unprovable. Yglesias is not stating it well. Neither is Warren. There certainly is a sense in which math is a cultural construct. This is very different from most of the other things that often get labeled cultural const...
by Jadagul
07 May 2019, 15:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9656
Views: 390220

Re: Petty annoyances

Yeah, that's what I meant by the difference between TV and film. TV is sort of inherently a mass event, and I can see the TV studios wanting to make it more so. While movies are a bit more independent and the studio definitely wanted to keep discussion of spoilers tamped down. Jason: which both thin...
by Jadagul
06 May 2019, 16:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9656
Views: 390220

Re: Petty annoyances

Increasingly difficult to avoid GOT spoilers online. Really fascinating to me how the entire internet (and especially Twitter) have been fanatic about not spoiling Endgame, and at the same time giving an unwarned play-by-play of every GoT episode as it happens. I suspect this is like 2/3 the differ...
by Jadagul
06 May 2019, 16:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Voting methodologies
Replies: 140
Views: 5031

Re: Voting methodologies

The other thing it does is means that the parties have to actually be responsive to you if you have strong opinions on major issues. Right now if, say, you think gun rights are the most important thing, you're gonna vote for the guns candidate. And then the guns candidate doesn't have to actually wo...
by Jadagul
29 Apr 2019, 19:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: OFFS: The Forsakening
Replies: 6774
Views: 240021

Re: OFFS: The Forsakening

The thing I'll say for Robin Hanson is that he actually is genuinely that oblivious. A lot of his writing is basically "I, a person who genuinely doesn't understand social interaction, have discovered some basic element of social interaction that everyone took for granted and now must announce it to...
by Jadagul
28 Apr 2019, 19:58
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2415
Views: 118772

Re: Twitter!

I thought the whole point of Twitter going to 280 characters was that we wouldn't have to deal with confusing abbreviations anymore! ;) I despise Twitter for several reasons. That the character limit is one of them, but people posting thousand word essays 280 characters at a time is an even bigger ...
by Jadagul
17 Apr 2019, 16:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When life gives you Yemens
Replies: 48
Views: 4759

Re: When life gives you Yemens

Can the president even veto a resolution under the WPA? The Constitution does not have any presidential involvement related to Congress’ powers of declaring war. Gawd who knows? Those dipshits handed emergency declaration powers over to the president, and put a provision in to allow a vote by congr...
by Jadagul
11 Apr 2019, 03:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Brexit: what say ye?
Replies: 425
Views: 13661

Re: Brexit: what say ye?

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
11 Apr 2019, 02:43
Brexit is becoming to Great Britain what a balanced budget is in the U.S.: just another can to keep kicking down the road.
Someone on twitter joked that it's great the British have a whole six months now to negotiate how long the next extension will be.
by Jadagul
10 Apr 2019, 05:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12120
Views: 729921

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

I use cotton bags for meat because I can wash them.

I use leftover bags used to hold Mardi Gras parade throws for everything else. We collect them every March so I might as well use them.
by Jadagul
09 Apr 2019, 16:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 750
Views: 33926

Re: Putin on the Writs

There are different standards. Mueller concluded that there was not enough evidence to bring conspiracy/collusion charges. He made no conclusion about whether there was enough evidence to bring obstruction of justice charges. The first statement doesn't mean he proved there was no conspiracy; it's t...
by Jadagul
07 Apr 2019, 16:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 490
Views: 23878

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

I was guilty of a no fucking way is this real life thing well past the final count. Yeah. I ignored the polls. I was sure this was impossible. But me ignoring the polls does not mean they are wrong. Sent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk Right. I definitely had a certain feeling that surely things w...