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  1. Dec 2023
  2. Sep 2023
    1. that's that is the Dirty Little Secret 00:12:08 of where we're at right now with Americans at each other's throats politically it's being created caused on purpose by the Chinese and the Russians who are manipulating people 00:12:22 through um use of phony websites and other disinformation campaigns being run which is a type of warfare that's being run 00:12:34 against the American people and they're falling for it
      • for: example, example - internet flaws, polarization, disinformation,, example - polarization, political interference - Russia, political interference - China
      • example: polarization, internet flaws
  3. Aug 2023
  4. Jun 2023
    1. Children develop a succession of different, increasingly accurate, conceptions of the world and it at least appears that they do this as a result of their experience. But how can the concrete particulars of experience become the abstract structures of knowledge?

      I was unfamiliar with Bayesian learning/Bayesian interference before reading this article. I looked it up and found a helpful tool here: https://seeing-theory.brown.edu/bayesian-inference/index.html. Much of the information I read to familiarize myself with the topic referred to it in the context of machine learning. I can see how the idea of "how one should update one’s beliefs upon observing data" can apply to student learning, especially for young kids. Kunin, D., Guo, J., Dae Devlin, T., & Ziang, D. (n.d.). Bayesian inference. Seeing Theory. https://seeing-theory.brown.edu/bayesian-inference/index.html

  5. Apr 2023
    1. "The best way to break an unwanted habit is to change the context so that you're not in a situation that activates thoughts of the response that you've given in the past."
  6. Apr 2022
    1. Referring to other memories can place your item in a better context, simplify wording, and reduce interference.

      Referring to other memories when studying can help to place things in context and reduce potential interference of memories.

  7. Mar 2022
    1. This is a moment that we should seize, in all seriousness, in order to take on the two huge existential plagues that face us this morning: the climate crisis, outlined in this new IPCC report, and the fact that we have a madman with nuclear weapons who’s used the revenues from oil and gas to intimidate and terrify the entire world.

      This is the critical observation - everything is interconnected. It is a nexus of problems that requires that we deal with all dimensions of the problem simultaneously.

      Putin is the nexus of so much that is wrong with the world. He is like an octopus that has its arms in multiple crisis of the planet.

      The political polarization of the US, the ascendancy of the puppet government of Trump and the blatant cognitive dissonance of the extreme right who are impervious to facts is reminiscent of the propaganda imposed upon the Russian people themselves for one reason - it was part of Putin's master plan: https://youtu.be/FxgBuhMBXSA The US population has been split by Putin's information warfare system, the same one he uses on the Russian population.

      The fake news programmed by Russian propaganda about the Ukraine war has worked effectively to mislead the Russian populus: https://youtu.be/kELta9MLOzg The same pattern of psychological manipulation has also had the same impact in the belief system of the typical hardcore Trumpist.

  8. Apr 2021
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  11. Oct 2020
    1. “every courageous and incisive measure to solve internal problems of our own society, to improve self-confidence, discipline, morale and community spirit of our own people, is a diplomatic victory over Moscow worth a thousand diplomatic notes and joint communiqués. If we cannot abandon fatalism and indifference in the face of deficiencies of our own society, Moscow will profit.”

      Perhaps the best defense against active measures is a little bit of activism of our own

  12. Jul 2020
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  16. Nov 2019
    1. Figure 16.20

      Should be Fig. 16.5.4. As well as for the subsequent Fig. 16.5.4 (a), Fig. 16.5.4 (b) and Fig. 16.5.4 (c).

      In the same vein, Fig. 16.21 should be replaced by Fig. 16.5.5, and also Fig. 16.5.5 (a), Fig. 16.5.5 (b) and Fig. 16.5.5 (c), as above.

    2. Both the incident and the reflected waves have amplitudes less than the amplitude of the incident wave.

      The sentence should read: "Both the transmitted and reflected waves have amplitudes less than the amplitude of the incident wave".

      Please confirm.

  17. May 2019
    1. officious

      "Assertive of authority in a domineering way, especially with regard to trivial matters, annoying, pestering." (OED).

  18. Oct 2017