Misread headline as: Researchers successfully train potty cows.
Rather a greater accomplishment I expected.
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Misread headline as: Researchers successfully train potty cows.
Rather a greater accomplishment I expected.
Unless you went to HS with one of biggest gifted programs in a major city, where that level was common. I would say with some certainty they were fine with college aged social activities.
By "don't wanna," do you mean decline to consent?
They mention how much time he spent on Vivaldi scores, which is really interesting when you listen to Vivaldi's violin sonatas as a Bach fan and hear where Bach added many homages back to Vivaldi in his work.
This begs the question around "more," as though rights were a scalar measure of something fungible granted by a state, like allocating food between children. You probably wouldn't argue against the principle of rights of a minority to protections of their interest, and in the case of this exemption, the individual is the ultimate minority.
To extend it, the "genius or insane?" trope comes from both being pretty much defined as to be indexed on things others can't see. The main difference is, genius reveals things that we realize afterward were always there, and insanity is mostly failing to cohere the perspective into something others can see as well.
Brain is also made to represent what a child imagines as "smart." Pinky as the genius does make the cartoon adventures more rich though.
Good. Religious exemptions are pragmatic canaries for state overreach. People are not livestock, even if states and employers like to treat them that way. The idea of a religious exemption isn't just some pastafarian variation, it represents a very real line between the individual and group and whether one is a citizen or mere property.
This is the marking issue with biometrics. Are you a being with agency, or are you property represented by your mark? The point of privacy laws are that your consent is required, and taking things from you under duress or coercion is not consent.
Zero legs to stand on with that one. Someone whose job is to manage crime has no interest in stopping or preventing it, and their only interest is using crime as leverage for more powers and budget authority. This person presides over the most invasive domestic surveillance panopticon in the history of the world. There's no moral case or basis in fact for new powers, the public comment is just a signal or tracer flare for something else.
If I had private security and my house were broken into, I'd fire the security people and find new ones who could do the job, not let them move into my living room. Given the tools and resources they already have, the government should reduce police budgets and workforce every time there is a purse snatching so that they have some skin in the game.
I'd posit that elites are just the objects of mimetic desire, where experts have expertise, they're almost completely unrelated outside narrow fields. Elites are the people you want to be like, and sometimes who we envy as a result.
As someone who previously kept a successful side hustle in arts and lifestyle journalism* while working full time in tech in my 20s and early 30s (wrote fashion and lifestyle columns and articles for newspapers and magazines) - do it as a side hustle first.
There are lots of arts talent roles, but here's one view from writing:
It costs you nothing to find editors and pitch articles to them in your off time, and you can see how far you get. Quitting a tech job to pursue it without making money on it first is substituting a commitment ploy on yourself for using your actual skills to succeed. Do you want to be a martyr to your own dream because it represents the reinvention you desire, or do you want to survive to have the choice to do the thing well? Writing is 90% an itinerant sales job, and the marginally better quality of your writing to anyone elses is going to go through the filter of the house voice of editors first anyway. A "career" in journalism now is more of a political career than one in arts. Sure, there's performance involved, but it's mainly a narrative gatekeeping role that is unrelated to artistic talent, insight, or skill, and getting a full time role favors a certain kind of navigator or operator. Being 70th percentile writer talent is just table stakes.
Figure out if you are organizationally savvy enough to land a prestige magazine/media job, and then ask, if you're really that good, why would you waste that skill for an intern level salary in a dying business, when the skills could make you jr. exec level at a real social center of power like a platform company, ibank, political campaign, etc.
If you like the arts, partner up with a gallery owner and invest or raise money for them.
I'd recommend abstracting the roles you're considering from the work itself. e.g. Do you want to write opinions instead of code, manage writers instead of developers, sell and trade in access instead of products, etc.
It's possible you just want to be a professor, which is its own decades long slog through adjunct hell as well, but the beauty of relatively high paying tech jobs is that you can use them as leverage into these other things on the side.
This generalizes as the business model is based on creating a "basket" of complementary goods: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Complementary_good
There are things like loss leaders and subsidies that are designed to create a funnel for customers, which you then convert into higher margin item sales. The popocorn at movies is a great example. Warranties and online shipping fees are another one, as they are almost pure margin. Sure, you may make a 10% unit margin on your $20 tchotchka (e.g $2), but you make 80% margin on your "shipping cost" of $10, so your gross margin selling tchotchkas is really $10 (or 50%). It's same as how printers are just a way to sell ink in cartriges, which has probably a 50x markup, or 5000% margin. This is only slightly different from the old music business, where you paid $30+ for a $0.10 blob of plastic wrapped in cardboard with a marketing machine on top of it.
Social media has more of a publishing model, where their tech is "free," as a way to attract viewers to the ads they sell to advertisers. Most consumer software has this publishing model these days, whereas most enterprise software is really a channel to convert customers to high margin consulting and support services on top of the loss leader amortization of the cost of software development - which is why most of it sucks so badly.
Like selling gas in stations, subscription revenue for tech is good, but it's monotonic based on users and inelastic, where what gas stations figured out is that their core "subscription" business was really just a funnel to get conversions for higher value users.
For this reason, I'd speculate that gas stations periodically sabotage their pay at the pump machines, probably toward the end of a quarter, as a way to get a bump in people coming to the register and driving conversions to high-margin sugar/water products there.
I'd argue this is not a straw man, but a clear summary policy and a lot of public belief. The prevailing attitude is so poor that it can be humiliated this easily by even the slightest sarcasm.
When passports do finally fail, it's going to shame a lot of people in managerialist roles who disinhibited their cruelty when they thought they were going to be able to shut the objects of their contempt out of society.
This is hopeful news, because the passport plans completely debased the practical, pro-social, and even altruistic aspects of the vaccine program.
However, provincial and federal politicians in Canada have also very cynically lied about this in the recent past, where they said they were against them and they wouldn't happen, to making snap announcements that they were implementing them with hard deadlines, so let's see how this plays out.
This explains why the crappiest of efforts are so viral, and why things that try harder fail. When I think of the meme templates I've seen, they're all grade 2 mental level, and they don't engage your critcal faculties, but this is their point. They just pass right by. There is a kind of bias where we must think, "this is so crappy, it has to be real!" which is the complement bias to, "this looks too polished to be real." I wonder what examples of things other than memes would be the effect of that bias.
Smart. A list of bad habits would help, as self selecting the ones we "remember" is different from recognizing ones we do unconsciously. Most of them will be immoderate versions of habits that are probably mostly good. Short list for me of things to choose to stop doing would be, suffering, struggling, searching, judging, among others, and in the time and emotional focus just those would free up, I could do stuff like lawncare, product development, get passively better at something I enjoy, or become interested in the experiences of others. I probably won't use an app unless it provides some kind of exogenous value, but it's a nice piece of art.
Was going to ask if this was related to that story. I had thought it was announcing space to gather some kind of intelligence about traffic to those networks, or do an attack on the tor network by providing it all as exit nodes.
I also speculated that it's possible it has to do with some kind of internal policy where if you don't use address space in a certain period of time, you lose it or it must be sold, and announcing it created a record of it being in use. Depending on for how long it was announced, the captured one-way traffic to it would provide a snapshot sample of source-dest relationships in that address space for a map.
It could also have just been used as an internal DoD ASN and it got leaked and announced by mistake, with all those routes redistributed into the announcement, though we'd have to look at the data to really recognize that error. A political hypothesis was fun, but unless it yielded evidence of some underlying activity, there seem like other explanations that could indicate the cause.
Can't help but ask, but as a security pro, what would the consequences be if we just let it burn?
SMART Health is the technology, using data from WHO's covax program, which was pushed down to public health units via govt health ministries and departments.
A teardown of the tech applied in Quebec was posted on HN several weeks ago.
I suspect it was my comment, probably flagged for comparing the ID mandates to jim crow laws, but I'd say your response question reduces to, "we are an elite, how do we deal with these ignorant proles?" which is begging the question.
The connection between data and policy is mostly fictional, other than it is used to support chosen narratives, and not to illuminate truth. I look at the resistance as a human instinct, where some can convert it to articulated objections and clearly, and others have limited tools, but what they have in common is a clear and united desire.
Anyone who knows anything about data (let alone govt) knows that data at very best only loosely informs policy decisions, it does not make them. Leaders may hide behind it, but they ignore it just as often if not moreso, and that these people reject data as censored, cherry picked, fudged, fabricated, is consistent with how policymakers handle it.
Just had a conversation about the J&J vaccine with someone who works at that company in another area and their throwaway comment was, "well, it's not really for our market because the single dose was aimed at non-western countries with weaker governments where the governments couldn't really get after people to do multiple doses."
It would have been chilling a year ago, now? Meh.