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by JasonL
Yesterday, 18:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1882
Views: 83053

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

We ... almost completely agree?

*backs slowly away from thread*
by JasonL
Yesterday, 15:51
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 8003
Views: 324894

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Forgot it was him. Makes sense with the dark/shiny look. Whatever you call the Snyder filter.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 15:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Petty annoyances
Replies: 9813
Views: 448988

Re: Petty annoyances

I feel that way about Marx, which just seems like a thousand years.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 15:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 8003
Views: 324894

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

It's not a good movie. The distance from cold war Reaganitis makes some of it not feel relevant, the characters were not particularly well done. Rorschach was pretty much perfect and the rest was very meh.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 15:10
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1882
Views: 83053

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Less worried about the institutions and more worried about the impact to quality along with the lack of skin in the game for applicants. I know I know i'm skin in the game bot, but I think I have good reasons for that.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 14:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1882
Views: 83053

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Yeah I agree with the foreign doctors part. One of my first imperial decrees would be to import a million doctors.

Not sure about making med school free. I have the same skepticism about that I do with making higher ed free.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 14:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 404
Views: 14984

Re: Dancing With the Dems

nicole wrote:(In case it wasn't clear the source of my confusion is the Smiths song "Panic" which makes reference to discos.)
Oh right.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 12:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 404
Views: 14984

Re: Dancing With the Dems

They are freaking terrible. No more Smithsy than any other Emo band, which, I grant is a thing.
by JasonL
Yesterday, 11:24
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 404
Views: 14984

Re: Dancing With the Dems

nicole wrote:
Yesterday, 10:40
I just realized I do know the "High Hopes" song. (I've been seeing a lot of references to it/videos of it on Twitter but obviously I have my sound off and don't watch videos.)

It's...not good.
Sinatra or Panic! At the Disco?
by JasonL
Yesterday, 09:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7119
Views: 285358

Re: Orange is the new President

Buck Sexton be all like "why is Vindman's character so important but the whistleblower's isn't?" People I know be like "Benedict Arnold had a sterling military record". People's grossest instincts come out. I think controversial supreme court nomination that tips the balance is probably the worst pe...
by JasonL
Yesterday, 04:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 419
Views: 16168

Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

The additional layer is about the relationship between this notion of being a badass and modern feminism. It’s not just slacktivism it’s expression of a bizarre identity that isn’t really very feminist when you scratch the surface. That’s the claim anyway.
by JasonL
19 Nov 2019, 20:16
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread
Replies: 886
Views: 55035

Re: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread

And, I’ve said this for years, but the reason HR is gullible is because they in most roles across the public sphere can’t predict success through any mechanism other than “has already succeeded at this role”. They still use educational signals because they are something. They have success stories fr...
by JasonL
19 Nov 2019, 20:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread
Replies: 886
Views: 55035

Re: Mo's moderately interesting sci/tech thread

dbcooper wrote:How to recognize AI snake oil:

https://www.cs.princeton.edu/~arvindn/t ... akeoil.pdf
That’s really cool thanks!
by JasonL
19 Nov 2019, 16:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 7119
Views: 285358

Re: Orange is the new President

I can't handle the truth.
by JasonL
19 Nov 2019, 12:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Worthwhile intertubez finds
Replies: 12321
Views: 790376

Re: Worthwhile intertubez finds

Yeah, the Bari Weiss long talk on anti semitism was hard for me to get through. I think she is right in some regards, but also claims about the uniqueness of suffering of her tribe makes her sound exactly like anti racism fundamentalists like Coates. I don't trust and have little interest in picking...
by JasonL
19 Nov 2019, 09:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed
Replies: 419
Views: 16168

Re: Intellectualism: Dark and Webbed

She seemed very reasonable on 5thC
by JasonL
18 Nov 2019, 19:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1882
Views: 83053

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

I think the doc compensation problem is the biggest problem, followed by nobody actually wanting to pay for it, followed by people being happy with employer plans and the choices therein. People have expectations that emerge from their experiences. Large sudden expectation gaps on “what is your life...
by JasonL
18 Nov 2019, 16:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: There must be a pony in here somewhere.
Replies: 1882
Views: 83053

Re: There must be a pony in here somewhere.

Related to some of Shem's comments about his belief E Warren is being tactical in her pandering regarding medicare for all: There are a couple of visions of the "what do people really want to do with healthcare" question. In one version people simply want cheaper point of access healthcare and they ...
by JasonL
18 Nov 2019, 12:56
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 659
Views: 20548

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

Ok? Are we arguing about something?
by JasonL
18 Nov 2019, 11:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 404
Views: 14984

Re: Dancing With the Dems

oh gawd I don't know. Biden? Butt? I was really trying to talk myself into E Warren not being as bad as she seemed because of primaries, but ... every specific proposal is worse than the last. Like, I believe there is room in the US for higher tax rates on a broad base, a VAT for example, to pay for...
by JasonL
18 Nov 2019, 11:12
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 2998
Views: 165515

Re: Twitter!

This is common of the left and right handwringers. The version from the left is like Wendell Berry everyone used to play with Bambi and frolic in the fields and didn't care about owning things and So. Much. Community.
by JasonL
18 Nov 2019, 11:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Dancing With the Dems
Replies: 404
Views: 14984

Re: Dancing With the Dems

Every new thing E Warren says makes me dislike her more. I was trying to talk myself into this thing like "ok look she wants to move the discussion and to win she will propose a lot of stuff and say it's all funded by Bill Gates and no new taxes on anyone but she is actually policy savvy and will ha...
by JasonL
18 Nov 2019, 10:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 659
Views: 20548

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

Shem wrote:
17 Nov 2019, 20:23
That's Unemployment.
I know? I was just clarifying the flavor of UK unemployment.
by JasonL
17 Nov 2019, 16:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income
Replies: 659
Views: 20548

Re: Money for Nothing: the Universal Basic Income

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/j/jo ... ce-jsa.asp

Normal mode seems to be up to 26 weeks with requirements to continue searching for employment and accepting any job with “reasonable”wage.
by JasonL
16 Nov 2019, 12:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Damn database problems
Replies: 366
Views: 81276

Re: Damn database problems

Is anyone else have the experience that Tapatalk won’t display most recent posts in some threads? This started in the twitter thread but is now in the good thread and some others. I will see Unread posts exist, I tap to see them, I see the thread load somewhat slowly even if internet is fast, the th...