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"Helping White Refugees Gets You £350. Helping Black or Brown Ones Gets You Prison Time." Or, the new approach to the problem of refugees. novaramedia.com/2022/05/27/hel via @novaramedia

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The PM says he “takes full responsibility” – but what does this mean? "A Prime Minister taking ‘full responsibility’ for a serious wrong is to perform an action, rather than to say a thing. The action the Prime Minister would perform is to resign." davidallengreen.com/2022/05/th

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The NRA Is Banning Guns for Trump's Appearance at Its Upcoming Convention. "The irony is almost too disgusting and predictable to even bother pointing out." jezebel.com/the-nra-is-banning

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Second day on the trot I got Wordle in 3 goes! 😁

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trying the same thing over and over but expecting different results is the definition of flaky test suite

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Well today definitely had a big helping of luck!

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List of Worker-Owned Tech Cooperatives Worldwide

news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3

I'm linking to the HN discussion as it's interesting how techbros like to say something's not possible when there's literally lots of people doing it!

(Yes, I've submitted a PR to add @weareopencoop)

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Woot!

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Any sufficiently advanced technology is insufficiently documented

What these guys miss (and the tech industry misses because it's largely run by these guys) is that collective work using a structured process will trump high-IQ every time. It's the basis of progress in most fields: the scientific method, arts and humanities, construction, etc

Reading up one unfamiliar fields is actually a lot of fun. You can study and follow the arguments made in a field over the years and even come to a reasoned disagreement based on the current state of the field

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Reasoning from first principles about unfamiliar fields is a popular past-time among many smart people in tech. They love to try to "solve" long-standing fields based on nothing more than their wits and personal observation.

But most fields have points in their history where they were stuck in false paradigms or fallacies because those were the conclusions a smart person would draw based on their wits and observation.

It takes years of collective work for fields to break out of these fallacies

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The thing about people who have a lot of whatever it is that we're measuring with IQ is that they quite often tend to be way _more_ wrong than those who have less of whatever it is that those points stand for.

High IQ is kind of like superglue for opinions

Not only doesn't IQ compensate for ignorance or poor methodology, it acerbates the issue.

Rationalisation is a powerful drug. Most people can convince themselves of almost everything but those with high IQ tend to be _extraordinary_ at it.

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That was slightly annoying - nearly there in 3 but took 5 in the end. 😢

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Police violence against ethnic minorities is absolutely standard here in the UK. Here's another story where gentrification is a driver - rich white folk move into an area, want food delivered, but don't want the delivery drivers around. novaramedia.com/2022/05/17/cou via @novaramedia

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Now that's a nice word.

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Someone carved the alphabet into a tree and let it deform for five years and made a font out of it: bjoernkarmann.dk/occlusion-gro

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