i've spent the last 6 months mad about nfts. and i guess i finally got mad enough to write it all down. ->
looking for a job, trying to escape an abusive situation, boosts appreciated
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Turns out the worst place for child sexual abuse isn't Pornhub, it's Facebook.
The iceberg of "how programmers think memory works" versus... how it actually works.
rhetorical tactics of blathering pseudointellectuals
Anyway, I found this essay which breaks down, line by line, some of the rhetorical tactics Alexander uses to make his bullshit arguments feel like you're reading deep intellectual thoughts. Super helpful, a prime example of extremely useful thinking tools that they never teach you in STEM class.
"Stand on Zanzibar" is only $2.99 today!
A defining SF novel, one of Brunner's very best. (Along with Shockwave Rider, The Sheep Look Up, and Jagged Orbit, aka The Black Tetralogy, all about different sorts of pollution.)
Turns out Shockwave Rider, on information pollution, was astonishingly prescient. 50 years ago, he called it. But SoZ is well worth reading.
Remember how Facebook lied about how many people were watching videos, encouraged a bunch of publishers to pivot to video production, and hence bankrupted them?
Turns out Facebook also lied about many people you could reach with their advertising platform.
Cool, apparently this short piece of Python code:
compiles to over 32TB of bytecode in cpython (per this post)
Pandemic special: all of my recent eBooks are available for free https://markwatson.com/books/ - Common Lisp, Haskell, Hy lang, Java. topics: NLP, AI, Knowledge Graphs, deep learning, etc.
Really looking forward to a time when I can get through one crisis before the next one hits.
We've managed to evacuate to somewhere with power and heat, but we have quite a few friends who aren't so lucky. -14C is no joke when you've got no heat and you're not equipped for it because you live in Texas.
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