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Zed
Personal artistic explorations in pigment. I paint quite a lot and this account is all about art. If you want code follow .
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Zed 55m
Posted another morning practice song: Hooked up my plus pedal to an organizer to get some dark ambient. Starts off all moody but give it a bit then it's moody with a beat.
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Paul Ford May 2
This publication features great nerd content (see the JPEG editor built into this page) and each file can be downloaded as a WARC file to encourage decentralized archiving of interactive content. It's...just really good and thoughtful.
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Zed 13h
Hack #3 of my huge files image gallery: Getting into using the svelte-spa-router and controlling the torrent action to be less intense.
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Zed Jun 25
Replying to @anaisbetts
I think that would most likely be the effect. A kind of "chilling effect" on motivation because the course is pitched as "if you can't do this simple 1 credit then you're not a natural", which has no basis in any science or reality. A related paper
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Zed Jun 25
Replying to @anaisbetts
Amazing. So this 1 credit class can prevent you from going into engineering? It’s totally just for excluding people then, not teaching.
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Zed Jun 25
I will never understand why people believe these AirBNB for camera or car rental websites: There is no way they can confirm the identity of these people, and they won’t help you find them, and the law says voluntary parting means you’re fucked.
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Zed Jun 25
Replying to @Silverborne
I know that, yet here’s a test used to exclude people (mostly women) based on the idea that they won’t be good at it.
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💀 damned sinker 💀 Jun 24
I think about Roger Ebert's 2004 review of The Village regularly.
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Zed Jun 25
Replying to @jennschiffer
It is also gouache you could use to make your own award.
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Zed Jun 25
Replying to @kcunning
Fake news! Women’s jeans don’t have pockets.
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Zed Jun 24
I got added to a group chat of Zeds, but I'm the only Zed by birth right, so I sent them this:
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Zed Jun 24
Replying to @anaisbetts
Interesting. Which class? The one with the test or the one that fixes the test?
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Zed Jun 24
Replying to @jamesbritt
Yet, read that article, and you've got a test that seems to only exclude women despite, well, like you said, tons of dudes sucking at art, mental imagery, and math, going right into it.
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Zed Jun 24
Replying to @zedshaw
Finally, this means when a man can't visually rotate shit in his head he has "aphantasia", but goes on to engineering just fine. When a woman can't do it they're considered "bad at math", but they could just have aphantasia just like the men who have it and do just fine.
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Zed Jun 24
Replying to @zedshaw
But, if they can't pass it then how are they possibly doing engineering if the test is supposed to find people clearly good at engineering? Nail in the coffin: Have them take the class and see if they then pass it. If a class "cures" their aphantasia then the test is invalid.
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Zed Jun 24
Replying to @zedshaw
Identify a bunch of working capable engineers who have aphantasia, confirm it, then test their skill on this test. If they can pass it then the test can't be testing any ability with mental visual skill like it claims because these are people with aphantasia who just can't.
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Zed Jun 24
Replying to @zedshaw
1. Plenty plenty plenty of men have aphantasia and do everything from engineering to art, but couldn't pass that test. 2. If test is for some innate ability then one class couldn't possibly help some pass it. That means you can do a SCIENCE!
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Zed Jun 24
Replying to @zedshaw
Then, if there's a simple class that trains women to pass this exclusionary aphantasia test then that means you could have men take this class too. This could definitely be a way to demonstrate that the entire test is invalid for two reasons:
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Zed Jun 24
Replying to @zedshaw
Every time an article on aphantasia comes up HN is chock full of (probably) men saying they have aphantasia. If so how are they passing the rotation test that's excluding women? Also, this means that the test doesn't test for engineering ability, it tests for aphantasia.
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Zed Jun 24
Wait a minute! Read this article: Now, why isn't this considered Aphantasia? If so, then read this: If men in tech have Aphantasia. and they do well, then doesn't that make the former test invalid?
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