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Nicolas
Occasional tweets about software, anthropology, and sciences. Probably muted you. Engineering at . Past:
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Nicolas 3h
Replying to @sayrer
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Nicolas 3h
Twitter is a constant reminder that people prefer to read their own ideas and fears into what is said by others. The intellectual laziness on display never fails to disappoint
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Nicolas 3h
Replying to @meelijane
Who said those are the only options?
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Nicolas 3h
Replying to @manyweare
Congratulations on missing the point. If you want to understand impact on millions of people you can't reduce everything to measured quantities
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Nicolas 3h
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Nicolas 12h
Replying to @MiguelCervera
You might assess the consequences of decisions but that isn't the same thing as thinking you can measure every consequence. Or worse, that the only consequences that matter are the ones you can quantify / measure.
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Nicolas 17h
I'm all about the chopsticks and spoon life after working with
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Nicolas 21h
Replying to @floydophone @Vjeux
Workplace posts and notes provide the kind of cross-organisation visibility, collaboration, and feedback that felt almost entirely missing at Twitter by default, IMO
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Nicolas 22h
Replying to @Vjeux
I think Workplace is a better product than Facebook (and Slack) 😅. I wish we'd used it at Twitter
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Nicolas Feb 14
Computers are worse at "its" vs "it's" than humans. Although now I've disabled autocorrect I'll have no excuse going forward 😬
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Nicolas Feb 14
Replying to @TM1M1TW
At least data science usually limits itself to what can be quantified. Y'all are often the first line of defense against people reducing everything to data and reading too much from data alone
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Nicolas Feb 14
Replying to @sayrer
That not everything can or should be quantified doesn't mean that nothing should be or that gut decision making is the only alternative
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Nicolas Feb 14
Imagine living your personal life such that you never took (or were allowed to take) any action unless you could first quantify or measure it's impact. Now you understand one of the pathologies affecting the tech industry
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Nicolas Feb 14
I enjoyed the Facebook interview process for UI engineers. Clear expectations, conversational interviews, graduated problems, and no computers. A good interview should leave people feeling positive whether or not an offer is extended
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Jason Box Feb 10
Compared to global ecosystem collapse, most problems seem minor
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The Ice Age Feb 10
Welcome to the Anthropocene Photo: Siberian Times
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Nicolas Feb 9
Hanoi Old Quarter on a Saturday night during new year is insane
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NowThis Feb 7
‘We have a system that is fundamentally broken.’ — Rep. is explaining just how f*cked campaign finance laws really are
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Nicolas Feb 8
Replying to @dhh
VCs on equity: "Do you want 30% of something or 100% of nothing?" VCs on taxes: "30% of something is nothing!"
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Butterfly Conservation Feb 5
Breathtaking views and exotic moths, is this paradise? This clip, shared with us by Robert Campbell, shows a cloud of Milionia basalis, a day-flying moth from Cambodia, taking a keen interest in Robert and his camera. Likely extracting vital salts from perspiration on his hands.
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