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Coder's malady, Part1:

OK, so deduction isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, in reality.
That’s because we don’t have access to any axioms for reality.
Without axioms, deduction is literally a non-starter : there’s no deductive way to arrive at premises that have any chance of being sound.
Deduction is still useful, but only as an add-on heuristic to induction.

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combining milkshaking and glitterbombing for maximum effect

Fun fact: the guy who voiced Yoda, Frank Oz, also voiced Bert on Sesame Street and Miss Piggy on the Muppets.

I had this goofy idea and I just decided to run with it :antifa:

Now with 20% less of me accidentally being an ass.

Run for office y'all. You don't need to be anything. You don't need to be some kinda special 1 of a kind maverick or whatever. You'll have staff and a legal team to help you out with whatever you're unsure of. We have elected officials in congress RIGHT THE FUCK NOW who think
-babies grow in our stomachs
-carbon monoxide is good for us
-periods happen at will
-A biblical war between Muslims and Jews will bring Jesus Christ back.
-That a Nuclear Winter is no bfd.

You're fine, you're qualified.

Software engineer/Lover of good: it’s a good idea to be able to see who’s blocked you. Folks are too quick to drop the block hammer instead of clearing up a misunderstanding🧐.

Me: Thats fucking absurd.

Software engineer/Lover of good:🙅‍♂️😡BLOCKED.

"In a society that profits from your self doubt, liking yourself is a rebellious act..." #OurStreets

our meme generation neural network student is getting towards the end of his masters thesis and the results are absolutely a riot

People who think they're being subversive and ~standing up for the little guy~ by outright stanning "disruptive" startups and supporting privatisation are kinda yikes, TBH.

You'd achieve your (stated) goals a lot better by supporting a higher minimum wage (or the abolition of capitalism period) — the profit motive doesn't actually incentivise providing a better deal to end users or society as a whole.

"...[O]ne of the tasks of art is to overthrow the tyranny of time and to recreate a universe within which the dead converse at ease with the living." - Jonathan Miller
WOW. What an absolute tour de force of a statement. Truthful, prosaically gorgeous, concise; probably one of the best sentences I've read about theater and art in my career.

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The funniest thing about the milkshake is that if the shitty right wingers had even the slightest idea how to deal with minor public embarrassment, it wouldn't be working
But as it is they react to having some milkshake on them like a man being pepper sprayed, like it's going to ruin their whole career to be seen like this
They literally have no idea how to walk or off and deal with the fact that some people really, really dislike them
(whereas as a trans person I'm super used to that)

"but if the Nazis and Fascists don't feel safe out on the streets, aren't you just as bad as them?"

No, because we are protecting the people they want to kill. And with that in perspective, a milkshake to the face is a mild action.

@dredmorbius This article should explain exactly why I say JTB is obsolete, held on to only by outsiders to philosophy, who have not thought about just how broken it is :

@dredmorbius Maybe starting over fresh is better than getting stuck in a rut that you haven't necessarily chosen yourself.

The "big" theory of truth currently is Correspondence Theory, but it is also basically on fire and falling over. The problem is that we have no way of ascertaining that something corresponds to facts, because the facts aren't something we have. All we have is our beliefs about facts, and if we base our belief that X is true on that belief, we've made a circular self-deceit.

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