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  1. May 2024
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  3. Aug 2023
    1. The going theory was that the students weren’t learning enoughbecause their teachers weren’t doing a good job.
    2. Theoperations we performed on numbers translated into trillions ofdollars sloshing from one account to another.
  4. Jul 2023
    1. No fairness, again, is a human construct.   01:10:41 And I mentioned before, evolution doesn't  care. If a species is going extinct,   evolution doesn't freak out and go, oh, we  got to keep that species. It just happens.   There's no thinking being back there going, well,  should we let them go or not? And let's face it,   01:11:12 when we eat the blackberries off the vine, that's  their babies. Is that fair that we eat the babies   of the blackberries?
      • for: nature has no values, human values, purpose, purposelessness,
      • key insight
        • evolution doesn't care
        • humans care, humans construct value and want to save ourselves. Evolution doesn't care if entire species live or die.
      • comment
        • I've thought the same thing. It differentiates human beings from nature
        • Another way to say this is that humans have purpose, nature does not
    1. Google’s foundersand early employees believe deeply in the power of information technol-ogy to transform human consciousness, collective and individual.
    2. claiming that Google’s Web-search technique mimics the way human brains recall information.
    3. and collective judgments, opinions, and (most important) desires, it hasgrown to be one of the most important global institutions as well.
    1. The second lesson is that, when trying to make predictions, you needn’t worrytoo much about why your models work.
    2. First, and perhaps most important, if you are going to try to use new data torevolutionize a field, it is best to go into a field where old methods are lousy.
    1. pure researchallows for great leaps forwar
    2. As is true for much of the IT industry, nearly every well-knowncompany in search can trace its roots to a university, the kind of in-stitution that allows big ideas to flourish without the straitjacket ofcommercial demands.
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    1. the Carthusian monks decided in 2019 to limit Chartreuse production to 1.6 million bottles per year, citing the environmental impacts of production, and the monks' desire to focus on solitude and prayer.[10] The combination of fixed production and increased demand has resulted in shortages of Chartreuse across the world.

      In 2019, Carthusian monks went back to their values and decided to scale back their production of Chartreuse.

  7. Mar 2023
  8. Feb 2023
    1. Deutsch’s index and his ‘facts’, then, seemedto his students to embody a moral value in addition to epistemological utility.

      Beyond their epistemological utility do zettelkasten also "embody a moral value"? Jason Lustig argues that they may have in the teaching context of Gotthard Deutsch where the reliance on facts was of extreme importance for historical research.

      Some of this is also seen in Scott Scheper's religious framing of zettelkasten method though here the aim has a different focus.

  9. Jan 2023
    1. The value of <Y>, the position of which varies in the sequences, may be the precursor of place value, in which, for example, 5, 50 and 500 represent different values according to their position, thought to have been a Sumerian invention (d'Errico et al. Reference d'Errico, Doyon and Colage2017).

      The idea of place value is thought to have been a Sumerian invention (d'Errico et al., 2017), but the example of <Y> in the work of B. Bacon, et al (2023) may push the date of the idea of place value back significantly.

  10. Dec 2022
    1. You can categorize your values into three domains of life: yourself, your work, and your relationships

      Can values be categorised? Shouldn't most values be applicable to the whole of your life?

      Furthermore, why does the Work domain encompass the Relations domain?

  11. Nov 2022
    1. Values are the attributes of the person you want to become. They are “how we want to be, what we want to stand for, and how we want to relate to the world around us,”

      How do we want to interact with the world?

  12. Oct 2022
      • lists can consist of any type of Python data
      • elements in a list need not be the same type - ex. the following contains a string, float, integer and another list
      • braces [ ] is simplest way to create lists
      • a list within a list is said to be *nested
  13. Sep 2022
    1. We know where you live.’ These days, it’s, ‘We know where you are,’ ” Purdue University president Mitch Daniels wrote last year about his school’s location-tracking software. “Isn’t technology wonderful?”

      It's clear that we all have different philosophies and inherent values. I, for one, do not think this sort of technology is wonderful.

    2. It also generates a “risk score” for students based around factors such as how much time they spent in community centers or at the gym.

      Who is qualified to design such general parameters to assess an individual's "risk" score?

    3. A student avoiding the cafeteria might suffer from food insecurity or an eating disorder; a student skipping class might be grievously depressed. The data isn’t conclusive, Benz said, but it can “shine a light on where people can investigate, so students don’t slip through the cracks.”

      Is it really the place of a university to make profiles on people's personal struggles and premptively intervene?

    4. using systems that calculate personalized “risk scores” based on factors such as whether the student is going to the library enough.

      Using private data to create personality profiles of their students.

    5. Graduates will be well prepared … to embrace 24/7 government tracking and social credit systems

      University students become accustomed to this type of surveillance, and their values adapt

    1. “We use Amazon’s platform to make this work. Amazon stores information about usage that can be purged upon request.”

      We assume that Amazon adheres to our requests.

    1. the ancient cathedrals and La Sagrada Familia, though unfinished, are meaningful. They are testimony to the community and community processes over generations that built them. Barn raising is way more important than having a barn built by a contractor, even though the result in terms of barns is the same.

      Cathedral building or its more practical and common relative barn raising are expressions of communal effort, and a monument to a community's value/coherence. What a community creates for communal use can be proxy for its meaning. It's a result from community feeding back into community. I've also used the metaphor of mushrooms on mycelium (also comparing orgs to mushrooms)

    2. The process involved in creating something is at least as important as the outcome. The process needs to embody the values that need to embody the result.

      A process has its own value, is its own intervention. Esp in complex enviro where outcomes are unplannable, rather are observed and then attenuated or amplified. [[Waarde van proces versus uitkomst 20031208161249]] If a result does not embody the values of the process, or the process does not hold the values intended in the result it demeans both.

  14. Aug 2022
    1. Should my granddaughter even listen to a word I say about the world?

      I think elders are the carriers of much wisdom, and that part of their "job" is to pass the wisdom forward to future generations. As I've mentioned elsewhere (where, oh where?) in our conversations, I feel that part of the malaise in our society is that we don't have a solid foundation of values, principles and ideals that we staunchly stand on. "Every choice is ok, don't judge, don't say the wrong thing..." has led to young people being frightened to express their opinions, for fear they will be pounced on.

      And, playing devils' advocate on the "we are doomed" mindset, both you and I lived through the "fuel crisis" of the 1970s (and imagined toilet paper shortages then and more recently), dire predictions of acid rain destroying our planet, and a number of other things.

      Don't get me wrong, I am dismayed at what poor stewards we have been and continue to be of our planet. Yet, we allow giant corporations (BigFarma and BigPharma) to continue to poison the earth and look elsewhere for answers, rather than looking to our elders of long ago for wisdom on how to live in beautifully balanced harmony with the earth.

  15. Jul 2022
    1. Wikipedia was similarly showcasing the power of collaborative communities toproduce compelling material
    2. Companies spent a huge amount maintaining their own server farms, most ofit not for hardware but for IT staff, backup and disaster recovery capabilities, and so on.Cloud services could spread those costs over many users, making computing more effi-cient and manageable.

      Cloud services, money saving for companies

    3. The word browser captures the way that Berners-Lee expected people to use his cre-ation: clicking links from one page to another was like browsing a market from onestall to the next.
    4. “Prodigy, AOL, and CompuServeare all suddenly obsolete—and Mosaic is well on its way to becoming the world’s stan-dard interface. . . . The global network of hypertext is no longer just a very cool idea.”

      The purpose of Mosaic was to integrate text and images seamlessly, created by Marc Andreesen and Eric Bina

    1. Then, of course, there's the lottery play: theoretically, pure researchallows for great leaps forward, leaps that may contain within them thespark of a hundred-billion-dollar opportunity. Not that that's thestated purpose of pure research, of course.
    2. As is true for much of the IT industry, nearly every well-knowncompany in search can trace its roots to a university, the kind of in-stitution that allows big ideas to flourish without the straitjacket ofcommercial demands.

      This would explain why tech companies tend to be so freeform with with their own companies. Google's campus is often compared to a university campus.

    3. WebCrawler was important to the evolution of search because itwas the first to index the full text of the Web documents it found.
    1. Any Go function can return multiple values. For more, see Effective Go.

      function can return multiple values.

      func Hello(name string) (string, error) { return name, nil }

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    1. Students in a gateway biology course were randomly assigned to complete a control or values affirmation exercise, a psychological intervention hypothesized to have positive social effects. By the end of the term, affirmed students had an estimated 29% more friends in the course on average than controls. Affirmation also prompted structural changes in students’ network positions such that affirmed students were more central in the overall course friendship network.
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  21. Oct 2021
    1. In psychology, self-affirmation theory suggests that reflecting on our personal values, we are less likely to experience distress when confronted with information that threatens our sense of self. Self-affirmation consists in engaging in activities that promote our values, our beliefs, and the roles we consider to our personal identity. These activities help us to establish and assert our concept of self. 

      I would think that it is more about saying kind things to yourself, but you affirm yourself doing things that align with your purpose and values, that's interesting

  22. Sep 2021
    1. ing world. What needs to be said is not that one way of life is better than the other, but that this is a place of the most far-reaching conflict; that the historical record is not a simple one of neutral and inevitable 124

      technological change, but is also one of exploitation and of resistance to exploitation; and that values stand to be lost as well as gained.

    1. Chris, to address your “magic number” concern, instead of doing line-height: 0.5, you can use percentage-based positioning (top: 50%) on the pseudo-element.
    1. The house wife watching her soap opera wail doing chores. Family’s finding ways to schedule time around television. One rule in my house hold all of the homework had to be done before watching TV.

  23. Aug 2021
  24. Jun 2021
    1. objective function that tries to describe your ethics

      We can't define ethics and human values in objective terms.

    2. The problem is, algorithms were never designed to handle such tough choices. They are built to pursue a single mathematical goal, such as maximizing the number of soldiers’ lives saved or minimizing the number of civilian deaths. When you start dealing with multiple, often competing, objectives or try to account for intangibles like “freedom” and “well-being,” a satisfactory mathematical solution doesn’t always exist.

      We do better with algorithms where the utility function can be expressed mathematically. When we try to design for utility/goals that include human values, it's much more difficult.

    1. use :ENABLE_SOUNDTRACK, class: :boolean
    2. ENV! can convert your environment variables for you, keeping that tedium out of your application code. To specify a type, use the :class option:
  25. May 2021
    1. Annotation, in the ATI project, helps scholars to make their knowledge claims more transparent and publicly accessible to academic communities.

      This is an important why to put the value of openness into practice. Annotations are critical to those concerned with values-enacted scholarship.

  26. Apr 2021
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    1. The reason Final Form does this is so that pristine will be true if you start with an uninitialized form field (i.e. value === undefined), type into it (pristine is now false), and then empty the form field. In this case, pristine should return to true, but the value that the HTML DOM gives for that input is ''. If Final Form did not treat '' and undefined as the same, any field that was ever typed in would forever be dirty, no matter what the user did.
    1. ts potential to democratize and fundamentally change the way people interact with information.

      These are values worth the money and time to inculcate, are they not?


    1. Instead of connecting an output to a particular task, you can also choose to let it connect to a track. A track is created by taking a task’s output, retrieving its semantic, and then connecting it to the next available task that is “magnetic to” this semantic.
  28. Feb 2021
    1. Using a terminus to indicate a certain outcome - in turn - allows for much stronger interfaces across nested activities and less guessing! For example, in the new endpoint gem, the not_found terminus is then wired to a special “404 track” that handles the case of “model not found”. The beautiful thing here is: there is no guessing by inspecting ctx[:model] or the like - the not_found end has only one meaning!
    2. A major improvement here is the ability to maintain more than two explicit termini. In 2.0, you had the success and the failure termini (or “ends” as we used to call them). Now, additional ends such as not_found can be leveraged to communicate a non-binary outcome of your activity or operation.
    1. AuthenticityCommunityCompassionIntegrityRespect

      These are synonymous with my core values, which makes this place much more appealing to visit - seeing these are it's values.

  29. Jan 2021
    1. This brings me to the fourth pattern of oscillating tension: Shadow values.The pattern goes something like this: We have two values that (without proper planning) tend to be in tension with each other. One of them, we acknowledge, as right and good and ok. One of them we repress, because we think it's bad or weak or evil.Safety vs. AdventureIndependence vs. Love Revenge vs. Acceptance All common examples of value tensions, where one of the values is often in shadow (which one depends on the person).So we end up optimizing for the value we acknowledge. We see adventure as "good", so we optimize for it, hiding from ourselves the fact we care about safety. And man, do we get a lot of adventure. Our adventure meter goes up to 11.But all the while, there's that little safety voice, the one we try ignore. Telling us that there's something we value that we're ignoring. And the more we ignore it, the louder it gets.And meanwhile, because we've gotten so much of it, our adventure voice is getting quieter. It's already up to 11, not a worry right now. Until suddenly, things shift. And where we were going on many adventures, now we just want to stay home, safe. Oscillating tension.

      Shadow Values

      Shadow Values are a pattern of Oscillating Tension.

      When we have two values, one which we make explicit and acknowledge, one which we don't, we might optimize for the one we made explicit.

      This results in our behavior pursuing the maximization of that value, all the while ignoring the implicit one (the shadow value).

      Because this value is getting trampled on, the voice that corresponds to it will start to speak up. The more it gets ignored, the more it speaks up.

      At the same time, the voice corresponding to the value that is getting maximized, becomes quiet. It's satisfied where it is.

      We find ourselves in a place where all we want to do is tend to the value that is not being met.

  30. Nov 2020
    1. An additional benefit is semantic identifiers. For example, --main-text-color is easier to understand than #00ff00, especially if this same color is also used in other contexts.
    1. I'm still calling this v1.00 as this is what will be included in the first print run.

      There seems to be an artificial pressure and a false assumption that the version that gets printed and included in the box be the "magic number" 1.00.

      But I think there is absolutely nothing bad or to be ashamed of to have the version number printed in the rule book be 1.47 or even 2.0. (Or, of course, you could just not print it at all.) It's just being transparent/honest about how many versions/revisions you've made. 

  31. Oct 2020
    1. const debounceFunc = debounce(1000, false, (num) => {    console.log('num:', num);}); // Can also be used like this, because atBegin is false by defaultconst debounceFunc = debounce(1000, (num) => {    console.log('num:', num);});
    1. Looks like the problem is that debounce defaults to waiting for 0 ms ... which is completely useless!

      It would be (and is) way to easy to omit the 2nd parameter to https://lodash.com/docs/4.17.15#debounce.

      Why is that an optional param with a default value?? It should be required!

      There must be some application where a delay of 0 is useless. https://www.geeksforgeeks.org/lodash-_-debounce-method/ alludes to / implies there may be a use:

      When the wait time is 0 and the leading option is false, then the func call is deferred until to the next tick.

      But I don't know what that use case is. For the use case / application of debouncing user input (where each character of input is delayed by at least 10 ms -- probably > 100 ms -- a delay of 0 seems utterly useless.

    1. But recently I started to think about default values as some sort of a technical debt ... which is not a straight bad thing but something that could provide some "short term financing" get us to survive the project
    2. Right, and if most uses of an FTP service use new FtpService() the one that sets an alternate port will stand out (service.SetPort(12345))
    3. General rules of thumb
    4. The question about default values in general - default return function values, default parameter values, default logic for when something is missing, default logic for handling exceptions, default logic for handling the edge conditions etc.
    5. For a long time I considered default values to be a "pure evil" thing, something that "cloaks the catastrophe" and results in a very hard do find bugs.
    1. what we love

      What do you love? What values do you live by?

      For me, I have books that remind me that there was a reason that moved back to the land over 30 years ago. One of my books is A Continuous Harmony by Wendell Berry. Here is a recent reading from that book where I talk about my values. Books remind of these values.


  32. Sep 2020
    1. For my point of view, and I've been annoyingly consistent in this for as long as people have been asking for this feature or something like it, style encapsulation is one of the core principles of Svelte's component model and this feature fundamentally breaks that. It would be too easy for people to use this feature and it would definitely get abused removing the style safety that Svelte previously provided.
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    1. We value results, transparency, sharing, freedom, efficiency, self-learning, frugality, collaboration, directness, kindness, diversity and inclusion, boring solutions, and quirkiness. If these values match your personality, work ethic, and personal goals, we encourage you to visit our primer to learn more. Open source is our culture, our way of life, our story, and what makes us truly unique.
  37. Apr 2020