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February 2017
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2017-03-08 »

Some Canadian government-sponsored propaganda about the limited role that science and analytics should have in government. No wonder Canadians get so messed up. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ideas-from-cbc-radio-highlights/id151485663?mt=2&i=1000381773939

EDIT: A less platform-specific link is here: http://www.cbc.ca/radio/ideas/the-proper-role-of-science-sir-peter-gluckman-1.3994101

2017-03-09 »

The optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds; the pessimist fears that this is true.

2017-03-15 »

I don't understand why they're not calling it "Snowmageddon 2: A New Mageddon" or something like that.

There was a run on my neighbourhood grocery store tonight. People really have no sense of perspective at all. The lady in line advised me to check the expiry date on my eggs, just in case. Answer: April 8th. The snow should be melted by then, y'all.

2017-03-16 »

I've always disliked the term "strategy tax." For better precision, I propose we rename it to "strategy cancer."

2017-03-28 »

Sometimes it's good to put large numbers into context.

"Israel is now down to purchase fifty F-35s, at a total cost of $7 billion."

https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n07/daniel-soar/the-most-expensive-weapon-ever-built

2017-03-29 »

Old but still great: http://scholar.harvard.edu/files/mickens/files/thenightwatch.pdf

However I take issue with one quote: "Indeed, I would do that if I hadn’t broken every component that a logging system needs to log data. I have a network file system, and I have broken the network, and I have broken the file system, and my machines crash when I make eye contact with them. I HAVE NO TOOLS BECAUSE I’VE DESTROYED MY TOOLS WITH MY TOOLS." There's a person that really needs printk_persist.

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