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Mediocratopia: 1 

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Alita: Battle Angel 

Elderblog Sutra: 2 

11.1: Brown Girl in the Ring pre-read w/ Mendez Hodes: The History of African Religion in Diaspora 

On writing at speed 

Weirding Diary: 3 

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"almost everything produced by ML could have been produced, more cheaply, using a very dumb heuristic you coded up by hand, because mostly the ML is trained by feeding it examples of what humans did while following a very dumb heuristic."

this article is so good and also full of hilarious quotes

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“...their hard work, their persistence, their creativity, reveals their competency and their value, but not their humanity.”

The deliciousness of snakes that bite their tails, &c 

The Super Bowl Prop Gambling Game 2019 

We should start with Lenin musing on Beethoven 

In honor of the SuperBowl, which I as a Brit know nothing about 

The Breaking Smart AMA, Part 2 

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Nobody Knows How to Learn a Language: the first in a forthcoming series of posts about a new theory of language learning. Achieving fluency is rare, existing language learning models are poor, so methods are incomplete or bad.

Shutdown plus First fruits equals two months salary, pouf!! 

Coming at Putin-Trump from an oblique angle 

Jackass and catfish, catfish and gourd 

Umpires, Brexit, and the State of the Union 

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