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The Javert paradox rears its ugly head « Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science and related:

EDIT that’s pretty bad that the OneBox (link preview thing) cuts off the title. the key word was the next one: obsessive. You can’t even hover it to get the full title

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From not knowing what an object is is to my first software engineering job in 6 months, self taught, in the UK

9 posts were split to a new topic: Hikaru Nakamura Chess Drama

This has some connection to my claims that suppressing positive outliers is extremely bad.

I think the vaccines are good, but I’m against deplatforming, censorship, social credit scores, etc., especially when they’re hidden from the affected people.

Asmongold is pretty consistently reasonable without being very intellectual/philosophical about it. He’s got common sense and pretty good values.

I generally like people who aren’t fully right wing or fully left wing. If someone really knows what they’re talking about like Ayn Rand, then purity is great. (Not that she was full right wing! She e.g. disliked Reagan and the religious right. She’s like fully pro-capitalism though and has some other strong positions.) But if they don’t know a ton, and they’re just fully on one side because of tribalism, that sucks and they ought to be more moderate and stick closer to common sense and tradition like Asmongold or All Gas No Breaks do (also Tim Pool and Upper Echelon Gaming).

Minor correction: Asmongold is wrong about Russia beating the Nazis.

I’m also in favour of the vaccines, which is part of why I’m against censorship. If an antivax person has their objections censored then it’s more difficult for people to find and address their objections. Censorship also feeds the idea that there’s something so bad about the vaccines that criticism of them has to be suppressed so people will taken them.

Also, there are some people who shouldn’t get the vaccine. Are you allowed to mention a situation in which a person shouldn’t take the vaccine on FB? And if people who shouldn’t take a vaccine end up taking it and getting ill that won’t decrease vaccine concerns.

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Kosmic responded to Summoning Salt re SMB:

There’s some interesting stuff about ‘game seconds’ and pipe transitions in the vid that I didn’t know. cc @Alisa

A few of you may remember when I debated Jani stuff with DD (I believe on BoI list). Relevant to that, apparently her mother was the main problem, which vindicates my skepticism of the narrative and of DD’s position. The mother went to over 50 doctors trying to get her other kid diagnosed schizophrenic and failed. She heavily medicated her kids and was bad enough that the government took them away, and then in a group home (a bad, hard situation) they behaved ok with lower doses: