So ... apparently the Italian name for Life of Brian is “Brian of Nazareth”?! https://mastodon.social/media/ktjT2uPxdC8Oq2L--iY
My kind of taste test! https://mastodon.social/media/yYAFFN3ffvokxiRnNOI
One of these are not like the others. https://mastodon.social/media/rxstLnwbOOttfvVWsH0
I am a grown ass man. But I want one. https://mastodon.social/media/N0Wn9gYeTqQVLkn9kgc
@p I am ashamed to say that I have this book on my toread list. Haha.
Took a Grab to the airport today in an electric vehicle. Not a Tesla - brand was BYD, a Chinese company. Engine was completely silent. Acceleration felt great. Driver tells me #Singapore has only 10 charging points island-wide; and charging time is 0-100% in 2 hours. These are privately run things — his company pays the landlord for access. https://mastodon.social/media/qlB8lgf50KNS_YlZous
@kai I find it really difficult to find an instance that speaks to me. Most of the instance discovery tools aren’t great.
Can’t wait to start using these. https://mastodon.social/media/dl0c0Do0ppPip1QncXg
Kahneman can only talk about biases that are easily measured in a lab. But more important to instrumental rationality would be biases of the sort “what is the most important thing I can be working on for my goals, and if I am not working on those things, why?”
How do you keep your Mastodon timelines fresh and clean?
@thomasfuchs You’re killing me. How do you come up with such puns?!
this is a beautiful story of design ethnography, of someone noticing a real life pain point and then *doing the work to get it right* instead of (ignorantly & selfishly) leaping to a solution https://blog.thealzheimerssite.com/jelly-drops/
McCain and David Foster Wallace
I know I said that I’d never toot politics here, but in remembrance of McCain, I thought I’d just share David Foster Wallace’s McCain’s profile here: https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/david-foster-wallace-on-john-mccain-the-weasel-twelve-monkeys-and-the-shrub-194272/
I read it when I was very young; I think it’s the essay that has most shaped the way I think about the cynicism of politics today. This is a level of writing that I can aspire to but never achieve.
Its sad to see that proper instrumental rationality handbooks come out of the finance industry instead. (I’m mostly thinking Ray Dalio’s Principles, which imo is the best of the lot).
@kai what’s the last book you really enjoyed? (Mine’s The 3 Body Problem trilogy).
my friend vanessa sent this to me
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