Wow, is using their Great Firewall to inject a malicious JavaScript into passing HTTP traffic to attempt to DDoS (a Hong Kong pro-democracy forum): cybersecurity.att.com/blogs/la

"Conservative donor gatherings...Most of the attendees are there only because they are not smart enough to recognize that the Democratic Party offers a far more effective reputation laundering service. The rest are probably too senile to know where they are at all." americanaffairsjournal.org/201

Hierarchical business org charts are the least organic thing you can imagine, so they should definitely not be referred to as "organigrams"

My new favourite phrase is "that's not so much the elephant in the room, as the conjoined twin mammoth with a flock of Dumbos circling overhead".

No: deadly #violence is no proportionate reaction on behalf of the #police in #HongKong at the Polytechnical University. We need strict #accountability of every single police agent. They need to be identifiable in order to keep the actions of the police within reasonable limits. This situation is at the very tipping point, and #deescalation is the only way forward that will not end in a bloodbath. #StandUpforHongKong

HKPOL/Facebook/Signalboost 

HN commenter on Cerebras: "4 billion parameters is about the size of a bee brain. 1GHz is about 5 million times faster than a bee brain.
It would take about 20000 such chips to simulate a human-sized network. Not economical and presumably the model parallelism would break long before this. But it is interesting to note that under the not implausible 1 parameter is >= 1 synapse assumption, we are only a few orders of magnitude away from human-sized networks training 5 million times real-time."

Businesses: You don't need to know too much, bosses are in charge.
And: We know what we are doing and who is smart. No need to ask for thoughts.

Also businesses:
Why are we not making more money?!
Don't expect me to invest while we're not growing!
Write a business case, prove ROI!

" It’s simple: all you gotta do is work out the size of your transaction in bytes, multiply it by the median byte size, take the answer in satoshis, divide it by 100 million (or 1e8 on a scientific calculator), get the answer in bitcoin and then convert to USD." news.bitcoin.com/how-to-calcul

They can be fluffy robots too, exception here as well.

I'm fully against weird genetic engineering EXCEPT when it comes to creating dogs that stay puppies forever

In my experience the most exhausting thing about a job is not that it is cognitively demanding, let alone having any dimension of physical exertion, but just that it's draining doing stuff that has no purpose and no connection to anything that has purpose.

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