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Today I learned that a large number of people cannot imagine any possible reason besides "I am too snooty" for why someone wouldn't want to talk to their rideshare driver. Wow. twitter.com/esyudkowsky/st…

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Today I learned that a large number of people cannot imagine any possible reason besides "I am too snooty" for why someone wouldn't want to talk to their rideshare driver. Wow. twitter.com/esyudkowsky/st…

Hey @Uber and @lyft, apparently there's a ton of people who really really really want a "no conversation please" option in the app settings, and would instantly switch away from your competitor if you added that feature first.


Posted by ESYudkowsky on Saturday, December 16th, 2017 2:27am


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Posted by ESYudkowsky on Saturday, December 16th, 2017 6:46am


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skorgu
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Really it should be a breathalyzer and only attempt conversation if I'm at least 1.3 sheets to the wind.
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The Resulting Fallacy Is Ruining Your Decisions

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Are you judging your decisions on their outcomes?

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acdha
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Washington, DC
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Surge in gun sales after Sandy Hook led to spike in accidental gun deaths, study says

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Surge in gun sales after Sandy Hook led to spike in accidental gun deaths, study says:

The study, published Thursday in the journal Science, estimates that the 3 million guns sold in the several months after Sandy Hook caused about 60 more accidental gun deaths than would have occurred otherwise. Children were killed in a third of them — some 20 youngsters, the same number as died at Sandy Hook.

The work by two Wellesley College economists tackles one of the biggest questions in gun research: how to measure the relationship between gun prevalence and gun deaths. For decades, hamstrung by lack of funding and the politically charged landscape surrounding gun control, researchers have lacked data to try to answer that question.

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acdha
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Opinion | I Grew Up Around Korean Beauty Products. Americans, You’ve Been Had.

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Opinion | I Grew Up Around Korean Beauty Products. Americans, You’ve Been Had.:

This is quite fun.

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acdha
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Reminder: Holy Shit, We're Getting Another Star Wars Movie in Only Five Months

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It’s always been years. Three years between Star Wars movies. Sixteen years between trilogies. Then it shrank—it took 10 years to get The Force Awakens after Revenge of the Sith, and since then Star Wars movies have been a mere year apart. But now, for the first—and probably last—time ever, we’ll have two new Star Wars

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drchuck
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It's insane!
Long Island, NY
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What Exactly Should My MAC Address Be?

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Looks like I’m becoming the gateway-of-last-resort for people encountering totally weird Nexus OS bugs. Here’s another beauty…

I'm involved in a Nexus 9500 (NX-OS) migration project, and one bug recently caused vPC-connected Catalyst switches to err-disable (STP channel-misconfig) their port-channel members (CSCvg05807), effectively shutting down the network for our campus during what was supposed to be a "non-disruptive" ISSU upgrade.

Weird, right? Wait, there’s more…

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JayM
4 hours ago
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It happens. I miss Dino.... Though not sure he would have been anywhere near that code.
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How women, who helped shape computing's early years when it was considered "women's work", were systemically pushed out of the field in the US and UK (Christopher Mims/Wall Street Journal)

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Christopher Mims / Wall Street Journal:
How women, who helped shape computing's early years when it was considered “women's work”, were systemically pushed out of the field in the US and UK  —  In computing's early years, when it was considered women's work, all six programmers of America's first digital computer, ENIAC, were women

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JayM
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