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Favorite Rejects 2022-10-23
Santa Monica's City Attorney told the city they have to approve the 16 projects they've received. So Tuesday the City Council is discussing finding a different lawyer who'll tell them something different. 🤣
China now has a black market for tutors, incredible
Chinese people's adaptation resiliency: As Chinese govt cracks down on private tutoring, a new service arises --highly educated 'nannies'. 'Aunty Huang' here has BA & MA degrees in electrical engineering & fiber-optics, speaks English, plays the flute, and will babysit your kid. https://t.co/t6jaM2J3Zy
Wen-Ti Sung @wentisung
Xi is replacing a distributed bureaucratic oligarchy with a personalistic dictatorship, and I do not think this will end well.
Team Xi: China's new leadership lineup by @GraceL129 👍 https://t.co/skkxBYgCbR
Shigesaburo Okumura @NikkeiAsia @ShigesaburoO
Automated deletion of comments violating policies on violence and incitement reduce subsequent violations in shorter threads and deter future violations arxiv.org/pdf/2210.10454… Related to our finding showing spirals of toxicity in online comments (below)
Key finding 3 (https://t.co/yhqlZwRS2O): Toxicity can spread: -More toxic comments get more likes (except in most extreme cases), which can increase algorithmic exposure -Randomly exposing participants to more toxic comments leads them to write more toxic comments themselves https://t.co/HbjoMIkape
Brendan Nyhan @BrendanNyhan
i'd have to go look, but i suspect i have multiple games for which this is true
If you have more than 1,080 hours in a video game, you've played it longer than Liz Truss was Prime Minister of the UK
the prince with a thousand enemies ♂️ @jaketropolis
GOLDMAN SACHS: "The US economy does not appear to be on the brink of recession at the moment." More:
This is a good thread on promotions in big tech companies. 3 points resonate 1. Promotions are all about your manager making the case you deserve it. 2. The real promo criteria are tribal knowledge not what’s in the career ladder. 3. <50% of people who should be promoted are.
I got promoted a while back, which really hammered home how arbitrary promos are. I was promoted 2x in 3 years at my current job (senior -> staff -> sr. staff) vs 0x in 3 years at other BigCos. AFAICT, the main difference was that my manager made sure I got credit for my work.
Dan Luu @danluu
So, if I'm understanding correctly, all of the USSR/Russias aircraft carriers and other capital ships and most of their tanks were built in Ukraine? No wonder Russia is sucking so hard without them.