Level 1: "There's a lion across the river." = There's a lion across the river.
Level 2: "There's a lion across the river." = I don't want to go (or have other people go) across the river.
Level 3: "There's a lion across the river." = I'm with the popular kids who are too cool to go across the river.
Level 4: "There's a lion across the river." = A firm stance against trans-river expansionism focus grouped well with undecided voters in my constituency.
From: lesswrong.com/posts/fEX7G2N7Ct

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I have a quarantine joke, but you won't get it 

Remember, "capitalist" and "socialist" are just adjectives, and fairly ambiguous ones at that. It's often clearer to try to say what you mean without using them.

Accordion link of the day is a mini-concert by Milan Řehák of three songs:

• Antonio Vivaldi - Winter (The Four Seasons)
• Nicolo Paganini / R. Würthner - La Campanella
• Michael Jackson / M. Řehák - We Are the World

youtu.be/sODr1cD26Dw

@InvaderXan

SARUMAN (kneeling before a Palantir): What is thy will, Sauron, lord of Middle-Earth?

BURNING EYE: BUILD ME AN ARMY WORTHY OF-

MR. SNEEBLES: mew

BURNING EYE: WHAT IS THAT

SARUMAN: Forgive Mr. Sneebles, lord! I'll move him.

BURNING EYE: NO, NO. I TOTALLY WANT TO SEE THE CAT

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It seems there is a whole lot of temperature checking going on in China: siderea.dreamwidth.org/1605405

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While humans carry out social distancing, a group of 14 elephants broke into a village in Yunan province, looking for corn and other food. They ended up drinking 30kg of corn wine and got so drunk that they fell asleep in a nearby tea garden.

Welp, that's the first time I saw an urban legend on Facebook about coronavirus: a "simple self-check" to see if you have it. I replied with the Snopes link.

Standing in line: not recommended. Try somewhere else, or come back when it's not busy.

Security theater is more important than I expected. Right now, what matters is that ordinary people take coronavirus seriously and act accordingly.

If having the president read off a teleprompter incorrectly gets the message across and gets a bunch of people to stay home and events cancelled, well, at least the most important thing got done.

Too bad it wasn't sooner, and it's unfortunate that so many travelers were inconvenienced over theatrics.

Cancel culture? Coronavirus cancels everything.

Having trouble playing difficult music? Learn to use music notation software, and then if the music is too hard to play, you can just change it to something easier and print it out again.

Adjectives are excessively binary. You can either use them or not.

Still don't know who to vote for tomorrow. How did it end up coming down to Sanders vs. Biden? What kind of choice is that?

Thinking of voting for Yang anyway.

What if I told you that *both* versions of that web page contain AMP code? You only think you have a choice because one of them has "amp" in the URL.

My experiments have convinced me that 10hz is too slow a sample rate for pretty much any musical instrument input. But 100hz is fine. 100hz is fun. Even if it's just a kazoo.

The neat thing about buying an accelerometer is that you get a physics problem thrown in for free. Hello Kalman filters.

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