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#151 2022-12-03 13:34:38

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

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The Flaws of Academic Statistics: the Null Ritual

Is there a transcript? I'm very impatient and I can read faster than I can listen.


“Et ignotas animum dimittit in artes.” — Ovid, Metamorphoses, VIII, 18.

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#152 2022-12-03 15:14:41

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

Is there a transcript? I'm very impatient and I can read faster than I can listen.

You don't listen to lectures and academic podcasts while you are bike riding or washing dishes or doing other things? How inefficient.

Do what my daughter does - listen to it on double speed. She did her entire bachelor's degree like that. Everything I know about blockchain technology I overheard on double speed at the dinner table when she would bring her laptop and listen to class lectures.

I don't know of a transcript. If you want to speed-read through the 9 studies that are referenced in the podcast, you can find them listed on the podcast website, notrelated.xyz. He did another one a few months later that's of interest in the same vein - "Against Method and For 'Pseudoscience'".

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#153 2022-12-03 15:17:55

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

andyprough wrote:

You don't listen to lectures and academic podcasts while you are bike riding

Dear me, no. I need to have all my senses available and at full disposal to maximise my chances of survival.

andyprough wrote:

If you want to speed-read through the 9 studies that are referenced in the podcast, you can find them listed on the podcast website, notrelated.xyz.

Thanks.

andyprough wrote:

He did another one a few months later that's of interest in the same vein - "Against Method and For 'Pseudoscience'".

Hmm. They do know that pseudo is latin for "false", right? big_smile


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#154 2022-12-03 17:08:52

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
andyprough wrote:

He did another one a few months later that's of interest in the same vein - "Against Method and For 'Pseudoscience'".

Hmm. They do know that pseudo is latin for "false", right? big_smile

It's a discussion of the writings of Paul Feyerabend and Karl Popper: Epistemological Anarchism is a total rejection of the so-called "demarcation problem": the attempt by early 20th century philosophers to distinguish "science" from other realms. It overturns the assumptions of logical positivism and returns us to the conception of knowledge held by antiquity, the scholastics, the Renaissance and everyone else: science can't rule out its perceived opponents by technicality or it would have also undermined the very "pseudoscientists" that developed us our scientific conceptions of today.

It's pretty good - brings up more questions than answers.

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#155 2022-12-03 17:30:25

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Ha! I almost missed this as I rarely look at this or the music thread because I do so little of either, I don't have much to say . . .

Humans think and rationalize too much. When you look through the wrong end of a telescope things get distorted so it's no surprise we are in the mess we are in . . . and have always been in. It is a mental disease that binds us to suffering. The solution is not "out there" in science or opinion but in looking inward to unravel the fantasy we create out of bare sensory experience.

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#156 2022-12-03 19:14:26

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

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The Flaws of Academic Statistics: the Null Ritual - https://piped.kavin.rocks/watch?v=an0RFLzJ5Yo

Hold on, that's Luke Smith. He's an idiot. I'm not wasting an hour of my life listening to his drivel. He doesn't offer refunds. I've tried before with that dickwad.

I studied statistics in medical school back in the 90s. He is speaking out of his ass. IMO. Not that I've bothered listening big_smile


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#157 2022-12-04 00:22:03

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That's pretty funny that you thought that I thought you would like Luke Smith. Trust me I know you at least well enough to know you would hate him. He does make some interesting connections with the materials though. I think it's probably good for you to be challenged by the opinions of people you hate on occasion.

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#158 2022-12-04 00:33:25

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From the gist of it I get the distinct impression he's suffering from a bad case of the Dunning-Kruger effect. But seriously his facial hair is so irritating I literally can't watch the cunt without wanting to smash the screen. Sorry.


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#159 2022-12-19 19:56:38

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Lone Wolf & Cub by Kazuo Koike & Goseki Kojima, the first omnibus edition (700 pages!). Utterly awesome. Even better than the Baby Cart movies. The Mandalorian was also inspired by this manga, interestingly.

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#160 2022-12-25 20:24:32

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BMW Motorcycles 100 Years by Andy Dowds. Top quality coffee table book. Very nice. It even has a good picture of the 1995 R850R on which I started my despatch career 20 years ago. Not the exact bike though, obviously.

And I've just learned from the book that apparently BMW also produce cars as a side-business to keep the motorcycle division properly funded. Interesting.

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#161 2022-12-25 21:41:52

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Head_on_a_Stick wrote:

And I've just learned from the book that apparently BMW also produce cars as a side-business to keep the motorcycle division properly funded. Interesting.

More likely that the motorcycles were making them too much money, so they started a loss-making car business on the side for the tax deductions.

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#162 2023-01-13 19:47:54

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A blast from the past:

Class War newspaper archives

I was a regular reader back in the day. Loved it.

And now they have a website :-)

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#163 2023-01-14 01:35:43

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I guess it's a bit of nostalgia mixed with pure nerdiness, but I've been reading though old Compute! Gazette Magazines at archive.org

Maybe I've been watching to much of "Adrian’s Digital Basement" and "8-bit guy"

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#164 2023-01-14 01:51:14

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Re: What are you reading/want to read ?

JWM-Kit wrote:

I guess it's a bit of nostalgia mixed with pure nerdiness, but I've been reading though old Compute! Gazette Magazines at archive.org

Maybe I've been watching to much of "Adrian’s Digital Basement" and "8-bit guy"

One of my actual duties in my first computer job was to read Compute! Gazette (and BYTE, and all those late 70's early 80's mags) and report my impressions to management about what was going on in the biz. Some pretty bizzarro advertising! Those were the days! The microcomputer 'industry' was just beginning to shake itself out, and then along came the IBM PC...

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#165 2023-01-14 20:02:25

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Bored this weekend so doing a lot of reading:

Anarchist antimilitarism and myths about the war in Ukraine

Good article, if a little obvious.


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#166 2023-01-14 20:04:13

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sgage wrote:

One of my actual duties in my first computer job was to read Compute! Gazette (and BYTE, and all those late 70's early 80's mags) and report my impressions to management about what was going on in the biz. Some pretty bizzarro advertising! Those were the days! The microcomputer 'industry' was just beginning to shake itself out, and then along came the IBM PC...

That sounds like a pretty sweet gig,  I loved the ads.  Some were so technical and straight to the point.  I liked those. Then others were as you said "bizzarro". 
I enjoy the modern PC, but I really hated seeing the home computer scene being replaced with the era of  PCs.

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#167 2023-01-14 22:02:18

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Here's a way to find fun, old weird books.  "A Search Engine That Finds You Weird Old Books
To help ‘rewild your attention’ I built a book-finding app"

https://debugger.medium.com/a-search-en … 74fbb5f3d4

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#168 2023-01-15 12:15:05

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Anyone read Prince Harry "Spare" yet? Supposed to be the number one best seller of all time.

Have started to read Cormac Mcarthy's new Book "The Passenger", It has an interesting narrative to say the least.

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#169 2023-01-15 14:54:23

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Running Plasma on VisionFive-2

The RISC-V boulder is slowly gathering moss. Nice.


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#170 2023-01-21 19:33:24

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Every few years I revisit this gem from 1982 that had such a huge impact on my life. Just images and music (Philip Glass) . . .

Koyaanisqatsi

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#171 2023-01-27 17:45:52

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Liu Cixin:Ball Lightning . I''l strongly recommend. I have been reading books by Alastair Reynolds but L.C is my new favourite now.
Recently i noticed that there's a copy of "linux system programming" in the local library. Maybe i'll read that some day.

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#172 2023-01-27 18:58:40

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“Et ignotas animum dimittit in artes.” — Ovid, Metamorphoses, VIII, 18.

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#173 2023-01-27 23:43:35

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"Credo" by Karl Barth, probably the most impactful theologian since Calvin and Luther. Trying to get a better understanding of him. Barth's critics accuse him of promoting universal salvation, but that seems to be a misreading, as Barth talks about universal "hope" of salvation, a very different thing. Barth believes that Christ's atoning sacrifice was sufficient for all, and that our job is to respond in faith and not reject that atoning work. This would seem consistent with the Biblical passages that say Christ died once for all, and the concept in Mark 3:28-29, where Christ said, ““Truly I say to you, all sins shall be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they utter; but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”-...” (NASB). Don't reject the ongoing sanctification work of the Holy Spirit, don't assign the product of that work to demonic forces.

I'm not convinced yet, and Barth's critics on this point are the large majority in evangelical Christianity, so if I decide to become a proponent then I'm going to have my apologetics work cut out for me.

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#174 2023-02-04 12:12:50

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Andy the theologist, eh? Didn't see that coming. Interesting stuff, thanks for sharing.

I'm reading Professor David Graeber's excellent Bullshit Jobs. Absolutely brilliant. Everybody should read this.


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#175 2023-02-04 18:43:16

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@HoaS . . . Maybe give this one a spin. There is a red "Free Download" button. All the contributors are/were known to me and I even got a mention at the end of the Preface for my contribution . . .

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