[READING] Interesting articles, books, and prose.
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[READING] Interesting articles, books, and prose.
201 Name: Anonymous : 2019-04-20 20:12
This is really cool. I don't use Windows much anymore, but I grew up with it. I like reading about the classic versions.
202 Name: Anonymous : 2019-05-11 05:17
203 Name: Anonymous : 2019-05-19 08:52
Turns out he wrote a book based on this essay. I'm reading it. It's good. Pop academia that is very funny while covering some depressing topics.
Speaking of essays that were expanded into books:https://jacobinmag.com/2011/12/four-futures/
Where the author imagines four possibly scenarios for our (Western presumably) political/economic environment without getting stuck too far up his ass.
204 Name: Anonymous : 2019-05-19 09:11
Thank you for sharing this.
205 Name: Anonymous : 2019-05-20 02:40
Here's an article about companies that post memes and get into stupid fights:https://jacobitemag.com/2019/02/11/ragnarok-but-dumber/
206 Name: Anonymous : 2019-05-28 20:05
207 Name: Anonymous : 2019-06-11 20:29
Great little book, it tells exactly what is in it's name. From the first cup of coffee drunk in Japan to the first coffee shop, into modernity.
208 Name: Anonymous : 2019-07-16 19:52
Illuminati Tinder sounds interesting, but it's no post office.
209 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-21 17:21
210 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-28 03:10
A blog post about the long-ongoing crisis in social sciences, includes some nitty-gritty statistical details.
211 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-28 11:21
i think the social sciences (marketing, management and psychology especially) would improve especially if they switched over from using interval likert scales to continuous VAS scales that you usually see used for pain scales, like in a hospital.
it would be simple to do, and for large sample sizes like n=100, the standard error would be less (assuming normally-distributed data).
212 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-29 07:41
Social sciences are just propaganda.
213 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-29 12:04
What isn't these days?
214 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-29 19:18
215 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-30 02:41
I shudder to think what stupid shit I did online that will come back to haunt me.
216 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-30 19:25
It really is shocking how this anti-blackness is at all levels of our lives.
217 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-30 22:08
lol this reminds me of those people that get removed from their jobs for wearing MAGA hats. imo, I don't really care if a person wears something for a political cause, even if I disagree with it. Is it that hard to just not care and accept that someone has different opinions than you? This would be different if the worker were literally preaching to you about how you should care about their cause, but if its just a piece of clothing, I can't imagine why it would matter
218 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-30 22:17
Is it that hard to just not care and accept that someone has different opinions than you?
Yes. Have you seen Twitter or Reddit? There are places just to screencap people who have different opinions and laugh at them. A lot of BLM adherents feel it isn't political also.
This is human rights and it should be something that is promoted at our school. It’s an excuse to not talk about it by saying this is politics, talk about it on your own time. It’s just an excuse because they’re uncomfortable with the conversation.
This is a very straightforward, apolitical statement of something that has been made to be seemingly controversial but really isn’t.
Do you really blame business owners for not wanting their employees to wear controversial clothing? It could lose them business or cause a frazzled atmosphere. It's funny honestly. It is what it is.
219 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-30 22:55
Interesting link but everyone is aware at this point and they'll still do nothing.>>215
If you drop out of big data I assume you are dumped into into an undesirable category and get "filtered" just the same. There is always at least a little data about you available here and there, so all that Google etc. have to do is fill the gaps with other data they can triangulate to get a decent enough picture of you while marking you as a negative, potentially disruptive individual. Meanwhile other people will see you as a weirdo for rejecting the system and make negative assumptions about you (nazi, pervert, terrorist, schizo etc.)
It's over, and it will tie into employment harder and harder in the coming years.
220 Name: Anonymous : 2020-09-30 23:11
Interesting link but everyone is aware at this point and they'll still do nothing.
People try but it is hard to be a functioning member of society while maintaining privacy is hard.
A lot of people who try this and just stop using FOSS stuff because they don't care anymore because it is over.
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226 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-28 23:58
227 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-29 08:28
I'm not smart enough to understand most of this, I can't even tell if it's fiction or not.
228 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-29 08:32
Wait, yes it is.
Disregard that, I suck cocks.
229 Name: Anonymous : 2020-10-31 14:14
230 Name: Anonymous : 2020-11-22 20:42
231 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-01 00:54
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235 Name: Anonymous : 2020-12-22 21:48
236 Name: Anonymous : 2021-01-04 17:20
237 Name: Anonymous : 2021-01-19 00:14
Extraterrestrial Languages https://files.catbox.moe/7hs78i.pdf
Seems a lot of people are interested in linguistics here, it takes me a while to read stuff but I've been working my way through these, they're pretty interesting.
238 Name: Anonymous : 2021-01-19 15:17
Guidelines for the production, control and regulation of snake antivenom immunoglobulinshttps://www.who.int/bloodproducts/AntivenomGLrevWHO_TRS_1004_web_Annex_5.pdf
Epidemiology of snakebiteshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epidemiology_of_snakebites
Both worth reading if you're into venomous snakes.
239 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-03 01:01
240 Name: Anonymous : 2021-02-11 04:54
241 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-01 18:08
Thank you for posting The Hidden Life of Trees, I just finished it, it was fascinating.
242 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-20 20:12
243 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-25 15:39
Are these both archived? It's always annoying when an edu domain loses links to really useful material.
244 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-25 17:19
Yup, I checked archive.org and it looks like both have been crawled!
245 Name: Anonymous : 2021-03-26 19:09
246 Name: Anonymous : 2021-04-27 12:08
247 Name: Anonymous : 2021-05-09 23:09
248 Name: Anonymous : 2021-05-22 04:55
thanks for this, Ico is one of my favorite games of all time. It's always interesting to see it analyzed and dissected like this.
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249 Name: Anonymous : 2021-05-27 00:45
In my search for witty writers, I came across this index of essays from the late Christopher Hitchens. All links were "x free articles this month", but not hard paywalled so I hope this counts.
Hitchen's The Medals of His Defeats
is an brilliant examination of Winston Churchill's legacy and my personal recommendation from this list.