Love forever, love is freelyTurned forever, you and me
If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid with regard to external things. Don't wish to be thought to know anything; and even if you appear to be somebody important to others, distrust yourself. For, it is difficult to both keep your faculty of choice in a state conformable to... Continue Reading →
They will lead you to your doom. Masada is not a success story.
so, I saw a thing on the internet one day, we don't need to say what it was or give it any extra airtime here, but to sum it up... it was anti-semitic. no doubt about it. straight-up, in your face, anti-semitism. and it was hilarious. it was an exhibit in peak irony, tongue-in-cheek and... Continue Reading →
The Mishnah and the Talmud. The constitution and the federalist papers. Code and documentation. Gotta keep 'em separate. (And also, nothing new.)
Natural language processing as a field will continue to be a failure for as long as they neglect to produce software that can reliably predict when autocorrect mishaps are occurring. It's a solvable problem. If the word doesn't fit in the sentence, underline it in purple. If the word "duck" is in a sentence, underline... Continue Reading →
I'm not leaving the house for this shit. I guess it was always just to entertain the idea really.
Go back more than a few hundred years, and all history is just academics stumbling around in a dark forest with nothing but matches, holding up their feeble light to whatever leaf they can find, then telling you grand, intricate stories about the tree that must be attached. Like, yeah... you're probably right that it's... Continue Reading →
Lefties: We believe in science! Scientists: Nuclear power is actually very good for the environment and humanity. Lefties: Can't trust these nerdy fascists, I'm telling you.
It was the Persians who first liberated Jerusalem and ended the Babylonian exile. It was the Persians who freed us to build the Second Temple. Why then, do we now beat the war drums in their name?
Your heritage is a lie. A tidy story of a single shining light, emanating faithfully from the distant past—an origin myth conjured in its entirety from the smoke and fumes of a still-burning wildfire. A clean line of history presented where the only underlying truth is a jagged branching mess of crisscrossing fates with no... Continue Reading →
I miss when the people around me used to push me to be better. Now, whenever I'm being pushed by people, it's only to conform. Or obey.
It's typically presented as a way to protect vulnerable people from latent bias in the words we use. And at its best, it can be exactly that. But more often, it is a rhetorical barrier constructed by wealthy (and highly educated) people in order to dismiss those who simply don't have the time or resources... Continue Reading →
Any imperatives that start with "A real man should—" will get completely ignored. And not even because of any issues with masculinity, but just... I know when I'm being manipulated.
Ella: So basically, they're ableist. Yoav: Well, no I'm not saying that haha. I don't think anyone wants to hear someone who looks like me telling them what is or isn't ableist. Ella: ... because they're ableist.