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First generation

  • Characteristics
    • High-subsonic speeds
    • Straight wings
    • Little difference from the final generation of propeller-driven aircraft
    • Mechanical control systems
    • Optical gunsights
  • Examples:
  • F-80 Shooting Star
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Created Feb 14, 2019
2019-02-13 Clojure MN Meetup

AWS API Library from Cognitect: cognitect-labs/aws-api

  • Authentication
  • S3 User
  • IAM user
  • Operations
  • Documentation
  • AWS SDKs often include extra functionality that's not in the library itself

Reading List

  • Holiday - Trust Me I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator
  • Vaughan - Challenger Launch Decision: Risky Technology, Culture and Deviance at NASA (reread)
  • Zuboff - The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
  • Ousterhout - A Philosophy of Software Design
  • Mao, Lawson - The Qing Empire and the Opium War: The Collapse of the Heavenly Dynasty (Cambridge China Library)
  • Kuran - Private Truths, Public Lies: The Social Consequences of Preference Falsification
  • Tuchman - The Guns of August
  • Furet - The Passing of an Illusion: The Idea of Communism in the Twentieth Century
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Last active Oct 19, 2018
Virgin Yahweh vs. Chad Shiva

Virgin Yahweh vs. Chad Shiva


  • Scatters followers for constructing a building
  • Insecure, demands exclusive attention
  • Never married
  • Can't even kill his son, has to have Romans do it
  • Waits three days to ressurect son, then sends him away to await the "second coming"
  • Blows up evil cities

Referring to now here's why I'm punching you

A premise of this post is that sanctioning people is sometimes better than the alternatives.

I mean that literally, but mostly metaphorically. Things I take as metaphorical sanctioning include name calling, writing angry tweets to or about someone, ejecting them from a group, callout posts, and arguing that we should sanction them.

Given that sanctioning people is sometimes better than the alternatives, I think we need to be able to have conversations about when “sometimes” is. And indeed we can and do have those conversations. Many words have been spilled on the subject.

But I think it’s probably a good idea to try to avoid having those conversations while actually sanctioning people.


2018-2019 Premier League Season


Friday 2018-08-10

  • Manchester United 2 - 1 Leicester City

Saturday 2018-08-11

  • Newcastle United 1 - 2 Tottenham Hotspur
  • AFC Bournemouth 2 - 0 Cardiff City
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Org Mode

  • To have org-mode expand everything by default: M-x customize-variable RET org-startup-folded
  • To insert code-blocks quickly: <s TAB
  • To insert a new bullet/number in the current list: M-RET
  • To promote a heading: M-<left arrow>
  • To demote a heading: M-<right arrow>
  • Hyperlinks:
    • To link to another org-mode file:


  • 99% Invisible
  • Bombshell
  • Brookings Cafeteria
  • CNAS Podcasts
  • Interplanetary Podcast
  • Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast
  • The Economist Radio
  • Brookings Intersections
  • Again, the math here seems off. If the agent has to get a $1000 checkup if they've realized that they've been affected by a cosmic ray, doesn't that imply that the actual world table is as follows?
Decision            World       Utility     Probability     Weighted Utility        Total Utility
Attempt taking $100 No ray      $100        1-p             100-100p                
                    Ray         $1 - 1000   p               p - 1000p               100-1099p
Attempt taking $1   No ray      $1          1-p             1-p                     
                    Ray         $100-1000   p               100p-1000p              1-901p