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Hi, I'm Drew. I'm a coder from USA. I have a background in zoology, computer science, and music. I'm interested in rationality, bio-science, reading, gaming, FOSS, economics, guitars, and FI/RE.

My scum-of-scrum lead stopped me in the hall after our sprint review and asked me if my job was still fun.

Love that guy.

I picked up a pair of those Orivis kaki pants from Costco and they are so LOUD. It's like the corduroy pants from my childhood had a baby with those wind-suits from the 90's.

Now I'm off to swiff-swiff-swiff down the hall.

My friend Chuck, the mathematician, has been training a neural net on lotto numbers to try and hit the Poweball jackpot this time. He generated like 150 numbers because....*waves hands* probability or something.

So, now we're siting in the lotto shop and he's hand filling out 150 little scantrons.

If you've read Neal Stephenson's `Termination Shock` then you might be interested in this:

Quick update since my last post:
* Changed Jobs
* Moved
* Getting a divorce

Life is....complicated.

Wow... I'm on a flight with Sergio Mendes.

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"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.

Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it."

-- Brian W. Kernighan and P. J. Plauger (in The Elements of Programming Style)

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okay, I think I've figured some of these out

dom - likes to play dominos
sub - likes to play subbuteo
switch - uncle works at nintendo
top - sleeps on the top bunk
bottom - sleeps on the bottom bunk
top from the bottom - sleeps on the bottom bunk but pretends their on the top bunk

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computer science: the professional study of getting into a fight with an inanimate object and losing

Setting up for a gig. Fun way to spend a Sat evening.

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Nassim Taleb: Bitcoin failed as a currency and became a speculative ponzi scheme

My wife's friend is getting a $200k grant to study alternative medicine this year. She's working with a herbalist and they are going to measure people's chakras, apply herbal medicine guided by medical astrology readings and then remeasure their chakra readings and compare.

This is the same woman that currently refuses to wear a mask and previously wouldn't sign up for Obamacare because it was socialism even though she was living on food stamps.

How did I make it through college without exposure to Aristotle's square of opposition?

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🔁 Scott Adams Retweeted:
Naval @naval

Schools aren’t about learning.

Offices aren’t about working.

Churches aren’t about praying.

Restaurants aren’t about eating.

Obvious now?

Full-List of bots:

If you make a company 'too big to fail' you give it's debt risk-parity with US government debt. Yet it retains %400+ the ROI.

That company becomes a better investment than building roads and damns.

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I strongly recommend having arguments about things you disagree about, and especially double-cruxing them. <> Up until today, this was all just a theoretical recommendation, but… wow does it help.

I think I'm finally starting to see the meaning of “what do you think you know, and how do you think you know it?". I'm probably right about this thing I'm arguing about, but my reasons for believing it right now are stupid (and are the same reason I didn't believe it earlier).

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Day 2 of my self-imposed quarantine. Given the recent announcement that the FDA has approved chloroquine as a treatment for COVID19, I've decided to 'self medicate' with Gin & Tonics.

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