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Paul Haahr
Matthew & Allie’s dad, Susan’s husband, software engineer at Google, old-time liberal
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Marshall Steinbaum 🔥🍉 11h
Replying to @Econ_Marshall
The basic difference of opinion here is whether you think politics is an ideological power struggle or a mechanism for enacting an expert agenda. Hoping that a Serious Republican Daddy will step in and make political decisions in a technocratic vein flows from the latter view.
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Jamison Foser Mar 20
1. Yes; such calls came *before* 2016. 11 of the 13 states that have joined national popular vote compact did so before 2016. 2. Undemocratic outcomes in 40% of this century’s elections will tend to help people see a system’s flaws aren’t theoretical.
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Paul Haahr Mar 19
Bomb squad trucks near Ikea in Palo Alto. Freeway northbound apparently just reopened.
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Richard Yeselson Mar 18
Can anybody imagine a newly democratic nation today creating an Electoral College to mediate popular voting and create a hierarchy of meaningful votes = to maybe 30% of the electorate vs. the 70% which are merely cosmetic, including those in four out of the five largest states?
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Paul Haahr Mar 16
Replying to @katestarbird
Fantastic! Truly deserved for such incisive work!
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Steve Silberman Mar 16
Well this was certainly a prescient news item. From 1912.
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Rachel Strohm Mar 12
As someone from a rich family who went to an elite school, this framing is driving me nuts. Why? Because outright fraud / huge donations are outliers. Rich kids are more likely to end up at the Ivies because of STRUCTURAL problems with how we fund & run high schools in the US. /1
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Paul Haahr Mar 10
If Bitcoin were reserve currency, maybe this would be a thing, but it’s not, by any stretch of the imagination. One day I will understand the motivated reasoning behind cryptocurrencies, but it hasn’t happened yet.
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Paul Haahr Mar 8
Replying to @mattyglesias
The issue is the balance between relevance and authoritativeness. How do you choose between less exactly matching but highly authoritative results and more clearly relevant but less authoritative ones? What if there are no authoritative docs using the same terms as the search?
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Paul Haahr Mar 4
Replying to @didyma
We'd love to have you back!
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Paul Haahr Mar 4
Today is my 17th anniversary in my current job. It's still the most fascinating thing I've done in my professional life. And I'm humbled to work on a product that so many people use.
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Paul Haahr Feb 16
Replying to @jkru
We mostly just gave in.
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Paul Haahr Feb 16
It’s insidious how easy it is to mislead and troll people by juxtaposing images with misleading quotes (or fake quotes). Still, incisive and funny.
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Paul Haahr Feb 15
Train I was on terminated at 24th Street due to “police activity” at Glen Park. Someone’s DVD player is ticking.
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𝔻𝕠𝕦𝕘 𝔹𝕣𝕒𝕕𝕖𝕟 Feb 14
This is some straight up fuel (or maybe ?): Click that link: the person you see is generated by a neural network ~from scratch~. Refreshing the page makes a brand new one. This person does not exist ⤵
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Paul Haahr Feb 15
Replying to @PreetBharara
Scanning 1000+ pages is expensive for backlist books. But it’s a shame, because the physical edition is so heavy.
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Paul Haahr Feb 11
Replying to @mattyglesias
I hate to play to the cliches, but all four of them are during on “authenticity” in their own way.
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Adrienne Porter Felt Feb 5
Oh no, I almost missed Safer Internet Day. Here's some safety advice: 1. Use a password manager 2. Use a password manager 3. Use a password manager 4. Wear brightly colored, reflective clothing when you run at night 5. Use a password manager
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Paul Haahr Feb 4
Replying to @nelson
My experience with it is pretty good overall: very accurate predictions of arrival times. But I occasionally believe it that I should take 101 in the morning and that's just never true.
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Paul Haahr Feb 4
Charlie Brown : Lucy : Football :: me : Waze : 101
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