Is K(x|y) uncomputable for infinite x, y pairs or only for fixed y, infinite x? Show more

Anyone know what’s good in computable economics these days?

Got my first ever conference rejection last week. Utterly value-neutral experience tbh, I was very anxious about the possibility of having to talk.

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I was in the library once and a book fell on my head from high up.

Luckily it was "JavaScript — The Good Parts", that book weighed nothing.

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the safest way to use computers is still abstinence

"Discovery of Galileo’s long-lost letter shows he edited his heretical ideas to fool the Inquisition"

nature.com/articles/d41586-018

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people assume that you need some kind of innate talent to understand math but really all you need is the willingness to accept that you are a dipshit idiot baby who needs concepts explained at an extremely basic level

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Y'all wanna do any...
*glances around*
discrete math

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"Most worryingly, Google appears to be scooping up information about people who use incognito mode in their browsers – which most people think makes their activities invisible from Google." #privacy #security #surveillance

fastcompany.com/90222071/study

Graphic CC BY-SA Sean O'Brien

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Westlaw is like Wikipedia in that it can lead down some fun rabbitholes. For example, thirty-year-old attorney discipline cases from Kentucky:

"Conceding that former Judge Wood... did call Mr. Jerrigan a 'profane and provocative' name, it is my belief that the action taken by Mr. Jerrigan--viz., kicking Judge Wood in the groin--was not justified...."

Kentucky Bar Ass'n v. Jerrigan, 737 S.W.2d 693, 694 (Ky 1987) (Stephens, C.J., dissenting)

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"And then I came back as if I came back to a refrain;—the ideas go on—as though we are all no more than little cells and corpuscles in some great brain beyond our understanding...."

HG Wells, The New Machiavelli

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