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#3 "page not found"

There's a space in the URL between "at" and "San", if you remove that it works.

Bizarre. The space is still there but I get to it with no problem. I doubt the server team created a redirection. Maybe my browser (Chrome) adapted.

I have an old version of Apple's Safari, and sometimes an embedded space (%20) in a link fails but in this case it does not. I think that means the website is stripping spaces from the links before interpreting them.

I sent Tyler that link, and many of the links with embedded spaces on MR are ones I submitted. This appears to be a problem in the Apple Mail program -- it inserts unwanted spaces in links that exceed a certain line length, and there's no way to shut off this behavior. Despite all the hoopla over Apple products, their software quality is poor. I run into bugs every day. I will never buy another Apple product.

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#1 Wow, reporters could really write back then. A pleasure of an article.

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2. I was hoping the link would be this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oi_7MdRCPAM

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That Emo bit is just what I thought of when I saw that.

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#2. Somehow it seems less harmful to start with the ears. Bunnies are cute, and you don't want them to suffer.
Alternatively, maybe it would be more humane to break off the head first, in it's entirety. A quick death. But then you would be left with separate bunny pieces to keep track of and it would be harder to fit back into the package for storage, which could be annoying. In either case, the eating of the bunny is an activity that is steeped in feelings of guilt, for reasons not limited to the calorie count and the carbs.

It is more humane to eat baby chocolate bunnies. Pop the whole thing in your mouth.

That's especially good if they are filled with nuts and caramel.

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3B would be better without ranting against suburbs. Cities are not keen on living with granny either. The Post wrote last August back about how 4BR and 5BR apartment units are being phased out in D.C. because they “are not consistent with the creation of a vibrant new community.” That is, landlords prefer childless millennials.

What the heck happened to just calling it a "guest house" like normal people?

In my neck of the woods it is called an inlaw apartment.

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A five bedroom apartment will be shared by a lot more childless Millennials than large families.

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The Portland initiative in 3B is interesting.

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#2. Also ...
https://arxiv.org/pdf/1703.10449.pdf

Wow, nice parody of machine learning papers! A gem.

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4. "[W]e show that conservatives interrupt liberals more frequently than vice versa". Who knew?

Conservatives have a lower tolerance for bullshit.

Right, because supreme court justices are renowned for spouting unjustified nonsense.

https://www.law.cornell.edu/supremecourt/text/410/113

that was predictable

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Wickard v. Filburn is a much better example.

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4. This is a tremendous use of resources. I thank God every day that I wake up in a country where people with letters after their names spend months applying their years of learning to the big questions.

They restricted their analysis to 3 years. So statistically, this paper is more than likely just noise.

Sometimes people do something like that so they can make a point like that and maybe access resources to do a more extended version of the project.

For something like that, I think I'd hesitate to go too historical into the data unless I also had deep enough knowledge to not see something in the data/stats that historical knowledge and realities would reject.

I agree about 3 years probably being noise. Maybe it will lead to something more interesting.

What could be the actionable result from more research? That men talk over women and shouldn't do that? Maybe we should create the Department of Gender Equity that stations a bureaucrat in every courtroom to ensure that no one does that ugly masculine interrupting. This research is completely unproductive and polarizes for the sake of it. And lord knows, any economist worth their salt could tear their methodology to pieces and find different results that seem reasonable enough should they want to waste a few months.

If it introduces bias into the process, then the relevant people would presumably want to be aware of it. I dunno, maybe nothing actionable (not meant in legal sense...).

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Cited for EATING A PIZZA at Market and 7th?

I've walked by junkies shooting up on the corner of Market and 7th. This city has its priorities all out of whack.

But hefty fines for eating in public may make homelessness prohibitively expensive and not feasible at all. The power to fitne is the power to destroy.

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It sounds like they are prioritizing. There's a limited amount of police, so you have to. Apparently the authorities have decided to come down hard on random eating at bus stops which is obviously a rather heinous act of lawlessness.

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The guy should have claimed he was an illegal. The cop would have just left him alone.

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As Tyler says...I have seen SF homeless do far worse than shoot up.

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Re: #3, what will it take for the average person to become more libertarian or at least more suspicious of government power? How do we mitigate the polemics in politics without encouraging discussions about laws and selective enforcement as revenue generators?

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#4 I am diapspointed. I thought I was to read what an android thinks about the Supreme Court.

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#5: "From there, we can create entire ecosystems of services that couldn’t have existed before, and all of it will be secure on the blockchain, costing pennies and requiring no IT departments or data centers."

If it costs pennies, the confirmation time behaves like this: https://blockchain.info/charts/avg-confirmation-time The future is so cool that things that take a few seconds today will take 10+ minutes with blockchain, no thanks.

Right, one of the problems with blockchain hype generated by the success of bitcoin is that the expense of maintaining the blockchain is masked by the nature of how bitcoin operates. Each block in the bitcoin blockchain contains at most 1 megabyte of transaction data and the reward for adding that block to the blockchain is 12.5 bitcoins plus another bitcoin or so for transaction fees. At current market rates, that is nearly $16,000 per megabyte! Moreover, as you note, transactions can be subject to delays of 10 minutes or more. A lot of people say "blockchain" when, what they really mean is a system for maintaining a tamper-proof database that can be queried in real time. There are certainly solutions other than the blockchain that will come out to be much cheaper than $16,000 per megabyte and with much faster processing times.

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