A Rule of Learning

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 →

Paradox of Propagation

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 →

Rules of Codes

The Mishnah and the Talmud. The constitution and the federalist papers. Code and documentation. Gotta keep 'em separate. (And also, nothing new.)

Fault of Research

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 →

A Rule of History

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 →

Paradox of Animosity

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?

Paradox of Ancestry

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 →

A Rule of Real Men

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.

A Paradox of Invisible Disability

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.

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