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
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
Can’t wait to start using these. https://mastodon.social/media/dl0c0Do0ppPip1QncXg
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 Show more
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.
my friend vanessa sent this to me
The two aren’t compatible sometimes. For instance, instrumental rationality might mean believing in things that are useful to you, over things that are actually true.
I have a friend who ‘believes’ intelligence doesn’t exist, despite decades of research, because it’s not something you can control. This isn’t true. But it sure as hell is useful in his day to day life. He has no excuse for feeling inferior to other smarter people, and merely thinks ‘oh, I need to work hard’.
I think the #lesswrong community got it wrong. “Rationality is about winning” — but there are two kinds of rationality: epistemic and instrumental.
Epistemic rationality is about knowing how accurately your beliefs map to reality.
Instrumental rationality is about achieving your goals.
Traditional Chinese businessmen have way more instrumental rationality than the average lesswronger.
Non aged whiskey. What. https://mastodon.social/media/MCh_EjqvVM8Zzju5sqQ
Oh, make that 22 more books to go. So, basically, 1.5 books a week till the end of the year? https://www.goodreads.com/user_challenges/12682281
(Also, isn’t famous Tokyo YouTube omurice basically just a French omelette on top of fried rice?) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu5zGHjRaMo
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