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Centrist

jwz
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Halloween, Night Five. I dressed as a centrist. See, my dress shirt isn't white, it's actually light purple! That's how you can tell I say things like "socially liberal but fiscally conservative" and "I'd really like to meet Elon Musk some day".

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satadru
26 days ago
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I remember kids saying "socially liberal but fiscally conservative" at my high school... decades ago. But there's very little excuse for saying it now after the end of the Obama administration, knowing what we know now.
New York, NY
duerig
26 days ago
Yeah. After seeing what that means in practice it means they are in the “Lower taxes and a pony” political camp.
steingart
39 days ago
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Princeton, NJ
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53 Cards

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Well, there's one right here at the bottom, where it says "53."
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steingart
52 days ago
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Princeton, NJ
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lograh
52 days ago
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For a bit there I was expecting a Banach–Tarski joke.
Covarr
54 days ago
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If there's one thing I know about binary, it's that 1+1=10. If there's one thing I know about basic arithmetic, it's that 10-2=8. So if you spend one energy unit, then spend one more, and have a net gain of 8, that sounds pretty perpetual to me.
Moses Lake, WA
davidar
54 days ago
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Also people claiming to have invented lossless compression schemes which are guaranteed to compress every possible file.
zippy72
53 days ago
And got parents on them approved as well...
wishngrab
48 days ago
Ha ha very funny.Good. Wishngrab.com Keep it up
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55 days ago
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Well, there's one right here at the bottom, where it says "53."

Facebook’s Origin, Then and Now

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Sarah Frier:

Behold Mark Zuckerberg’s revised origin story for Facebook, as a way to give people voice during the Iraq war.

(And compare to the Harvard Crimson on Zuckerberg’s hot-or-not tool in 2003.)

“I understood that some parts were still a little sketchy” holds up as a description of Facebook, 16 years later.

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steingart
55 days ago
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Is He Flirting With You or is He Chester Cheetah?

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He once whizzed past me on his skateboard and left me in a cloud of cheese dust.

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steingart
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The Moog Cookbook

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I pretty much stopped using iTunes for music when I switched to Rdio1 (and then to Spotify). So going back in there is like unearthing a time capsule of music I listened to from ~2003-2012. This morning, bored of my Spotify playlists, I dug around a little and rediscovered a cache of songs by The Moog Cookbook. The duo uses old school Moog synthesizers to make playful covers of rock & pop songs like Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit, Are You Gonna Go My Way? by Lenny Kravitz, and Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie. Their album of classic rock covers is available on Spotify:

Their debut album (which I like more) is a bit tougher to find, but you can listen to the whole thing here on YouTube:

  1. I still miss Rdio. *sniff*

Tags: music   remix   The Moog Cookbook   video
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steingart
57 days ago
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This isn’t good at all.
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Cross Laminated Timber

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Cross Laminated Timber (or CLT for short) is a structural building material that can replace concrete and steel in new building construction.

I wrote about CLT back in April and mentioned that the Gotham Gal and I are in the process of making two CLT buildings right now.

The paper version of the New York Times has an excellent op-ed today that explains why making buildings out of wood is much better for our climate than making them out of concrete and steel. What CLT does is make it possible to make tall and strong buildings out of wood.

This explanation from that NYT op-ed is particularly good:

Trees remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in their wood. … This will allow us to pump carbon from the atmosphere and store it both in forests and in cities.

There are challenges to making buildings out of CLT. For example, CLT is not yet an approved building material in the five boroughs of NYC. That is changing however. It looks like the city will add CLT to the NYC building code soon.

I strongly encourage the NYC City Council to act quickly and approve the addition of CLT to the NYC building code.

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steingart
59 days ago
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Such an unfortunate abbreviation. Or maybe fortunate. It could be PNS.
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