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1. Feb 2021
2. www.nytimes.com www.nytimes.com
1. This means setting aside time to have conversations about how much friendship you’re looking for — whether a mere running buddy or a BFF — while still allowing for the relationship to evolve

This sounds like awful advice. I'd be weirded out if someone started this convo with me. "How much friendship", bruh what

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3. Jan 2021
4. suchin.io suchin.io
1. Claiming ownership of a subarea doesn’t lock you into that area, but it does make you more focused and conveys scientific maturity

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5. medium.com medium.com

That frankly seems a bit suffocating. I thought spaced repetition implied some spacing (usually increased spacing) between interations?

2. methodical sending of messages from the conscious mind to the subconscious mind so that we begin to believe new things about ourselves and our capabilities.

2 observations

• Spaced repetition is a bit broader than that, and doesn't necessarily have to be used in this context
• This kind of sounds like self-brainwashing -- that isn't necessarily a bad thing though, I suppose.

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6. Dec 2020
1. Listening to this while typing some notes on vim

:wq

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8. www.reddit.com www.reddit.com
1. Sound of Silver by LCD Soundsystem.

This is a good album but it definitely isn't ambient and in general just doesn't feel like Kid A/Amnesiac/Vespertine/Substrata which is what OP seemed to be after :/

The song 'Sound of Silver' SLAPS tho

2. Moon Pix by Cat Power

idk why but i wasn't expecting to find Cat Power here but that album kinda slaps

Of course.

4. Lost And Safe by The Books

This was great

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9. Nov 2020
10. www.kalmanfilter.net www.kalmanfilter.net
1. describes the relationship between input and output.

via differential equations

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11. nachtimwald.com nachtimwald.com
1. out data

outdated*

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12. stats.stackexchange.com stats.stackexchange.com
1. string out the data 7 values for day1 followed by 7 values for day2 ,etc .

I believe he means that they concatenate the data, eliminating the gaps...

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13. Oct 2020
14. localhost:8888 localhost:8888
1. hello fellow developer

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15. www.ams.org www.ams.org
1. f′(2)

Did he mean to write f'(3) here?

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16. en.wikipedia.org en.wikipedia.org
1. numerically evaluate the derivative of a function specified by a computer program

I understand what they're saying, but one should be careful here not to confuse themselves with numerical differentiation a la finite differnces

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17. bartwronski.com bartwronski.com
1. no gradient tapes, no graph definitions requires

Note to self: look up what this means

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18. www.instagram.com www.instagram.com
1. Yes, I also use hypothesis

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19. www.paulgraham.com www.paulgraham.com
1. work on projects that seem like they'd be cool

Interesting, so, work for startups to get in the habit of thinking of things that are missing, so that you can make your own startup.

2. Well

is PG suggesting that startups should go after niches?

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20. Sep 2020
21. robjhyndman.com robjhyndman.com
1. cross-validation is sometimes not valid for time series models

What? Why? Does he mean k-fold specifically?

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22. eng.uber.com eng.uber.com
1. chronological testing

Does this mean backtesting?

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23. www.buzzfeednews.com www.buzzfeednews.com
1. international sports

let me guess, FIFA

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24. www.scientificamerican.com www.scientificamerican.com
1. “I don't really believe in anonymous peer review,” he says. “I think it’s corrupt. It’s all a giant story of somewhat corrupt gaming, I would say. I think it’s sort of inevitable that happens with these very large systems. It’s a pity.”

2. hard to expect physicists to comb through hundreds of pages of a new theory out of the blue, with no buildup in the form of papers, seminars and conference presentations

yes. this is echoing my comment from earlier about him dropping the 448 page preprint

3. sequestered himself

seems like a recipe for echo chamber/confirmation bias

4. To the contrary, Wolfram insists that he was the first to discover that virtually boundless complexity could arise from simple rules in the 1980s. “John von Neumann, he absolutely didn’t see this,” Wolfram says. “John Conway, same thing.”

he sounds like he's obsessed with being the smartest person in the world or something, or the first one to come up with the theory of everything; it's almost like he's so obsessed with it that he's become oblivious of reality - delusional. He believes his own reality

5. “It’s this sort of infinitely flexible philosophy where, regardless of what anyone said was true about physics, they could then assert, ‘Oh, yeah, you could graft something like that onto our model,’”

in a way, sounds like astrology

6. 448-page preprint paper

how can he expect people to read that with scrutiny?

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25. bobbywlindsey.com bobbywlindsey.com
1. μ not

$$\mu_0$$

2. H not

I'm sorry but this is kind of lazy from the author. Either write H0, $$H_0$$ or H naught. H not sounds like you're saying H "not" (negation)

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26. scijinks.gov scijinks.gov
1. strong wind

How strong?

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27. Jul 2020
28. zettelkasten.de zettelkasten.de
1. A moment in time never repeats.

Something, something, eternal return

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29. jonathanbayless.com jonathanbayless.com
1. in one file

What??

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30. zettelkasten.de zettelkasten.de
1. I learned that I should never ever trust the feeling that I would understand my notes later.

Your audience is you, but you from the future, so not really you. Write as if you were explaining it to someone else.

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31. www.theguardian.com www.theguardian.com
1. “Essentially a friend of mine is head of procurement for NHS London. He has really struggled to get stuff to people in the right timeframe. So essentially what we decided to do was set up a little company and become sales agents for people in the UK who have got stock. And then essentially we would help in linking up the supply chains that are massively disastrous at the moment.”

essentially

2. Singleton said he disclosed his business to superiors in the NHS, in accordance with the rules, and was told there was “unlikely to be a conflict”.

I can see 3 different explanations for this response:

• He offered a cut of the profits to the superiors
• The superiors are incompetent

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32. www.giuliostarace.com www.giuliostarace.com
1. Welcome to my website everyone! Yes, I am a hypothesis user.

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33. Jun 2020
34. fordhamram.com fordhamram.com
1. At the end of the day, TikTok’s flawless algorithm will keep people hooked.

Byte's flawed algorithm, or lack of one, will keep people hooked to TikTok.

2. Byte, in contrast, flaunts its origins in the United States and emphasizes privacy. “Explore what’s loved by the community, handpicked by our human editors, or just served up at random,” its description reads.

I feel like this is a naïve approach. If you decide to be in the business of social media, you need to fully commit to the standards of it, at least to start with. It's naïve to believe that you will be able to compete with such an "honest" approach, when everyone else isn't.

3. Another issue people have with TikTok is its dependence on artificial intelligence (AI). Using AI technology, TikTok can figure out exactly what the user wants to see based on likes, comments and time spent on a video. Based on what the user appears to enjoy, AI can determine the user’s age, location, socioeconomic status and more. This allows the app to push more desired content. However, since the app pushes such specific content to each user, it’s addictive and invasive.

Okay, but this is what ever successful social media app (facebook, instagram, youtube, twitter) does. It is "the algorithm" and is certainly not an issue unique to TikTok

4. a host of concerns have sprung up around national security. TikTok has denied all allegations of espionage, but the United States government is still investigating the app.

It blows my mind that this is the only concern. How are people not concerned about their PERSONAL privacy, other than national security

5. It is full of bright colors, moving graphics and bumping music.

Kind of like...TikTok

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35. www.theverge.com www.theverge.com
1. It's really a shame that vine ended. They left a hole which has unfortunately been filled by the privacy monster that is TikTok. Hopefully Byte will be able to reclaim some of the market but I am skeptical.

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36. www.dartmouth.edu www.dartmouth.edu
1. the "determiners" and "primary words" are equal

Wait, what makes the determiners and primary words in the examples below "equal"? They're similar in meaning at best no?

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37. www.thoughtco.com www.thoughtco.com
1. -e-When the plural of the first noun adds an –e-.Die Hundehütte (der Hund -> die Hunde)- er-When the first noun is either masc. or neu. and is pluralized with-er-Der Kindergarten (das Kind ->die Kinder)-n-When the first noun is feminin and is pluralized –en-Der Birnenbaum / the pear tree (die Birne -> die Birnen)

I mean, this just sounds like you pluralize it in these cases.

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38. www.thegermanz.com www.thegermanz.com
1. If your compound word is supposed to be used for more than one thing each time or usually produces more than one thing or has to do with more than one thing in general, the first noun is to be put in the plural form.

I need to investigate exactly which plural form (Nominativ | Genitiv | Dativ | Akkusativ) to use here

2. Firstly you want to find out the main function and focus on that.

Function: What is the purpose of the word you intend to create?

3. You can make up cool German words yourself, easily.

If I can, then so can an algorithm...interesting.

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39. huyenchip.com huyenchip.com
1. Google has freezed hiring for ML researchers. Uber laid off the research half of their AI team.

woah, wait a minute - source? Could this not be covid related?

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40. jalammar.github.io jalammar.github.io
1. second step in calculating self-attention is to calculate a score. Say we’re calculating the self-attention for the first word in this example, “Thinking”. We need to score each word of the input sentence against this word. The score determines how much focus to place on other parts of the input sentence as we encode a word at a certain position.

The output is a vector of scores, each score corresponding to a a word in the sequence

2. What does “it” in this sentence refer to? Is it referring to the street or to the animal? It’s a simple question to a human, but not as simple to an algorithm.

In the italian education system, we have something called "Analisi Logica", basically a logical analysis of sentences. This sounds like a very basic version of that :')

3. each of them flows through each of the two layers of the encoder

each of them flows through each of the two layers of EACH encoder, right?

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41. jalammar.github.io jalammar.github.io
1. It made it challenging for the models to deal with long sentences.

This is similar to autoencoders struggling with producing high-resolution imagery because of the compression that happens in the latent space, right?

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42. hypothesis.works hypothesis.works
1. Wait a second, wrong hypothesis

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43. firstround.com firstround.com
1. it’s paramount that each person — regardless of being for or against the result — individually pledges support out loud in the meeting. “Go around the room and ask each one of them to support the decision one at a time,” he says. “Commitment meetings are really important, because when you pledge to support a decision in the presence of your peers, you're much more likely to support it.

Damn. Not gonna lie this sounds a little bit culty

2. think of the last time you were handed a decision that someone else made but for which you had to execute and usher to success. How did that feel? I’d guess it made you feel frustrated, powerless or disengaged. We want to avoid that. That’s why the decision maker is both accountable and responsible. It’s more fulfilling and empowering.

Plus, if you're engaged with something, it makes it no longer a chore, and more of pleasure to do the work related to it.

3. people understand the when, and the ‘why’ of the ‘when.’”

This is so important. I hate being told (not) to do something without knowing why I'm (not) meant to do it. Transparency is key and a lack of it can lead to a lack of motivation for me. Adding meaning to deadlines.

4. forward-thinking companies still gravitate to consensus as the way to make decisions. It turns out that for important, difficult choices, that approach is often ineffective and impractical.

kind of like how big FOSS projects have a BDFL for ultimate decision-making

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44. finance.yahoo.com finance.yahoo.com
1. they had already sent hundreds of thousands of people to this country to spread that virus

Hard to say if they explicitly "sent" these people to spread the virus. I do agree that it is heinous that they didn't disclose information about the virus for the first month or so, and that might've been on purpose

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45. karpathy.github.io karpathy.github.io
1. it seems that word-level models work better than character-level models

Interesting, if you think about it, both when we as humans read and write, we think in terms of words or even phrases, rather than characters. Unless we're unsure how to spell something, the characters are a secondary thought. I wonder if this is at all related to the fact that word-level models seem to work better than character-level models.

2. As you can see above, sometimes the model tries to generate latex diagrams, but clearly it hasn’t really figured them out.

I don't think anyone has figured latex diagrams (tikz) out :')

3. Antichrist

uhhh should we be worried

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46. colah.github.io colah.github.io
1. We only forget when we’re going to input something in its place. We only input new values to the state when we forget something older.

seems like a decision aiming for efficiency

2. outputs a number between 000 and 111 for each number in the cell state Ct−1Ct−1C_{t-1}

remember, each line represents a vector.

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47. engineuring.wordpress.com engineuring.wordpress.com

wow wait a minute, does that mean the sci-hub database is a server run locally by alexandra?

2. I did not tell Science how credentials were donated: either voluntarily or not.

Hahahah - Surely a donation can't be involuntary

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48. www.reddit.com www.reddit.com
1. LE

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49. www.newyorker.com www.newyorker.com
1. Can strongly say that this is the case for myself aswell. Another detail that wfh proponents seem to forget.

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50. May 2020
51. web.hypothes.is web.hypothes.is
1. Hypothesis/Brave login now works seamlessly there, and will on any other sites I unblock.

I'm ngl I'm not a huge fan of either of the proposed solutions for this. Just because I'm happy to allow third party cookies provided by hypothesis.is on example.com, doesn't mean I'm happy to allow all the other third party cookies on example.com, which is what the more conservative of the two solutions suggests.

Maybe there's some form of whitelisting we can do so that Brave automatically unblocks all hypothesis.is third party cookies, regardless of URL?