I'm embarrassed to live in a "free" country where a developer who worked on an open source privacy tool got arrested and will be tried, because the tool could also be used by criminals. 🤮

If anyone is interested in reading this book for themselves, there are several places where you can get a free copy, e.g.
- effectivealtruism.org/
- 80000hours.org/book-giveaway/

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I now feel like I have been playing around with a chess board and pieces all my life, making up my own rules, and am now finally learning the rules of chess from this book.

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I think this book is a must-read for everybody who is interested in doing some good in the world, no matter how much.

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The second part is how to bring these principles into action. Even though I had been reading about this before, it still surprised me in how many areas I am actually not following these principles. This part of the book is pure gold.

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The book consists of two parts. The first part is about the principles behind Effective Altruism. Since I was already familiar with these concepts, it was nice to read but not world shocking to me.

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I just finished reading Doing Good Better by William MacAskill. What an eye opener! It is about how to have as much impact as possible with a limited amount of time and/or money for doing good in the world, advocated by a movement called Effective Altruism.

That time Saturn accidentally showed everyone how much space is wasted with cars.

Cynical take: US conservatives oppose abortion, because they fear running out of children for their target practice on schools.

TIL: When AWS reports your server farm emits 1 MTCO2e per year, it doesn't emit 1 megaton (1,000,000 ton) of CO2e, but 1 metric ton of CO2e. Units are hard...

I feel desperately sad for East Timor. AU, your gov't sucks. Also, this is why NZ needs to leave 5 Eyes. We don't really want to be politically associated with any of these dickheads. youtube.com/watch?v=xqegTsi6Si

And frankly, I think IP should be taxed since holders rely on the government to protect it. If I have a house, it’s at least hypothetically possible that I can defend it myself. That’s not possible with intellectual property. So if holders are relying on that government to uphold its value, they should be expected to contribute proportionally to that value for the service.

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so, how do you solve operator precedence? do you encode it in the grammar? do you use Pratt parsing? hell no

Reading social media, it's sad to realize that most progress in general AI to have computers pass the Turing test has been made by people getting dumber.

Someone said "is that still a thing?" when I announced I was on Mastodon. Is it?
Boost this so we actually get a few votes maybe? How far can it go?

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