Consider the Expert
Noise to Signal #7
A big enough operation that wants consistency inevitably becomes a bureaucracy:
3xp0rt @3xp0rtblogIn the XSS forum, darksupp user (DarkSide Ransomware) got a claim due to an unpaid network from pentester. This happened because of the recent losing control of servers. Admin of XSS withdrew 22.081 BTC from darksupp deposit for compensation. https://t.co/n2BEOhCZPa
Putting aside the object-level, the situation of studying someone who you think should believe something else is inherently difficult, and it would behoove us to consider how many studies are really just that:
Strategic interaction is normal, here’s some media where you can feel it take place seamlessly, empathizably 🧵:
“Wikipedia is not a source” didn’t really work out…but the result has put us in a funny position:
Ethan Mollick @emollickThe secret heart of academia is... Wikipedia. In an experiment, this paper found that a single quality Wikipedia article written by chemistry experts influenced the content of 250 published peer-reviewed academic papers! Articles referenced in Wikipedia also become more cited. https://t.co/lWUj9ea76H
Visions of utopia are always revealing as to what people think the fundamental bottleneck to happiness is:
Eugenics, as above, is a great concept to examine how people think power works, clarified elegantly here:
Kevin Bird @thebirdmaniacGreat news! Some of the worst people have gotten together to ask a question no one needed answered. The answer should be “no”! https://t.co/AtfcGScH5r
A lot of arguments use equivalencies that are assumed on good faith, here’s a literal example:
Your situation in life often gives you “free computation”, because you’ve become a library for the things that you’d need to know and can “look them up” by looking at yourself; what if you’re an outlier, though?
A new ecosystem of labor?
John Palmer @john_c_palmerUniswap Grants Program is going to be so much bigger than people realize. Multiple core tools are being built extremely fast in parallel by grantees, who aren’t affiliated with Uniswap Labs in any way.
Karl Friston: “the free energy principle is what it is — a principle. Like Hamilton's principle of stationary action, it cannot be falsified. It cannot be disproven. In fact, there’s not much you can do with it, unless you ask whether measurable systems conform to the principle.”
Aguilera et al.:
Immersion™, now for more than just foreign languages:
On the Origin of Cakes
The only reason kayfabe feels weird is because you’ve been taking people literally:
Emptiness can be a confusing message, because you have to read the background instead of the foreground:
Perfect tweet cut-off:
Art by Chris Pirillo