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I’m reading John Crowley’s Ka at the moment, so I have to point out that to a crow, ravens aren’t black.
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If you take that advice, I’d appreciate links to good stuff. My dilettantish attempts have all led me into bogs of dubious and unsourced assertions.
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I love the idea that the symbol for a pawnbroker’s shop can be interpreted as low-hanging fruit. I shall be stealing it forthwith.
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Reminds me of Parmentier’s potato patch, at a time when the French refused to eat them. He posted armed guards, who were instructed to accept all bribes from midnight poachers.
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Does that apply to Eric & Don Jr.?
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Well put. And we didn't even have to bring in the Norsemen.
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Works fine on an iPad. I think we need to re-popularize he term “servile arts” for the things universities teach that aren’t liberal arts.
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The USA benefited from German liberal reformers fleeing the wreckage of the revolution manquée of 1848. Fair is fair.
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Lots of classes can use #3. What role has Eli Whitney’s idea of “interchangeable parts” played in Modernist literature?
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"A maxim of the Zen Bureaucrat: you can not do only one thing."
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Sorry, New York. Sorry, Frankfurt.
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If anyone is wondering, a Rackaboor is like a Sidehill Gouger, but much more ill-tempered. Like the difference between a wild hog and a groundhog.
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Now, I’m not like that. I can’t sit still and see another man slaving and working. I want to get up and superintend, and walk round with my hands in my pockets, and tell him what to do. It is my energetic nature. I can’t help it. - Three Men in a Boat
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He doesn’t go on a map. Trump is a massless boson. Observing him in one place at one moment annihilates the possibility of predicting where he will be at any time in the future.
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Honestly, I think we’ve got the circuses well in hand. The bread part could use some work.
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Do not: Send the URL of your notebook to your boss when they ask you what you've learned in your project to date.
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But your writing isn't dry...
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P.Z. Myers has fun smacking down the Drake Equation. His biologist's estimate of fi is 10^-8 or -9. https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2012/08/23/playing-with-the-drake-equation/ https://freethoughtblogs.com/pharyngula/2014/06/28/the-difference-between-astronomers-and-biologists/
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The people around here are deliberately short-changing their own infrastructure because they don't want foreigners coming in. I agree there's a causal arrow between immigrants and innovation, but I don't yet know which direction it points.
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Odd that Trump listed his birthday as Bastille Day, since his mission is clearly to un-do the French Revolution.
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Drop in anytime you’re in Mt. Jackson. I’m around behind the old mill.
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Aaronson has some angry commenters. I’d have been flattered.
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There are six people on the faculty of Stanford named Taylor.
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We still agree. A big problem today is the psychological chasm between treating individuals with kindness and charity and casting macroscopically destructive votes.
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