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Paul Graham 9h
Replying to @nbashaw
When I search for "call out" on Twitter, this is the first search result:
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Paul Graham 10h
"Call out" is just a synonym for "attack" that assumes the attacker is correct.
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Massimo 13h
The so called elephant's toothpaste experiment shows the decomposition of hydrogen peroxide, which decomposes into water and oxygen gas in the form of foam, using potassium iodide as a catalyst to speed up the reaction [full gif: ]
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Paul Graham 14h
Replying to @zackkanter
Incidentally, any government that uses tax incentives (= practically every government) is implicitly stating that they do not believe this.
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Paul Graham 14h
Replying to @ryanmyfoo
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Amjad Masad 🎱 21h
The weekend is finally here. Time to code 😄
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Paul Graham 14h
Simple reversion to the mean. This sort of mediocrity is the default for projects within large organizations, and Docs is far enough from Google's focus that you see default behavior.
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Steve Stewart-Williams Jun 14
Multiple lines of mysterious ancient humans interbred with us "Denisovans may be not one, but three distinct kinds of human, one of which is almost as different from other Denisovans as they are from Neanderthals."
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Zack Kanter Jun 14
1 in 25 people on death row are awaiting their murder, not their execution.
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Paul Graham Jun 14
"One peer-reviewed study suggested that at least 4.1 percent of those sentenced to death in the United States are innocent. With more than 2,700 Americans on death row, that would imply that more than 110 innocent people are awaiting execution."
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Paul Graham Jun 14
For something like the reason fewer is better for axioms.
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Paul Graham Jun 14
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Paul Graham Jun 14
Replying to @trajanfilipov @JuJoDi
It doesn't simply mean grammatical mistakes though. It includes spelling mistakes, and misusing phrases you've misunderstood.
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Paul Graham Jun 14
Replying to @mckaywrigley
Suggestion: don't aim for a fixed number, and try to make the number as low as possible.
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Paul Graham Jun 14
When I was younger I assumed perfection came from people's desire to do things well. But it can also come from curiosity: if you're curious what the perfect version of something would look like, sometimes the only way to find out is to make it.
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Paul Graham Jun 14
Replying to @Toffleresque
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Paul Graham Jun 14
Replying to @paulg
Making fun of Trump's solecisms certainly doesn't hurt his political support. After all, his base is the people whose (grammatical and political) solecisms you make fun of, and the fact that you do is a significant part of their motivation for supporting him.
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Paul Graham Jun 14
Ridiculing Trump's solecisms may make you feel better, but it doesn't harm him, and may even help him. Every bit of attention you draw to them draws attention away from things he really doesn't want people looking at, like his business dealings before the presidency.
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Paul Graham Jun 13
Replying to @TrevMcKendrick
Very early, in the first few months.
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Paul Graham Jun 13
Replying to @skaragiannis
Being 54, that is fairly easy.
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