2021 media diet

movies save yourselves - far more entertaining than initially expected. this made 2021 the year of the poufe. shirley - elizabeth moss plays menace with glee. not fun, tough to pull away from as well. the assistant - i can’t recall the last time that you loathed a character that you never actually saw on screen so much. oh, and seriously? boner injections are a thing? women in blue (PBS) - predates the murder of george floyd....

February 14, 2021 · sulrich

post coup/insurrection/smearing the capitol with shit, reading

it’s no secret, i was really disappointed with the results of the 2016 election, but i honestly didn’t think things would end up here. one could reasonably be forgiven for thinking that there would be practical limits to the damage that could be wrought in 4 years. i was incredibly naive. to be fair, i think a lot of us were. oh the things i’ve learned over the past 4 years....

January 15, 2021 · sulrich

yo! fat tails

I wrote about some key takeaways from @nntaleb's new technical book, Statistical Consequences of Thick Tailshttps://t.co/Qj5ab0WtpJ It's a short review on fat tails in plain english, including the relationship between moments, tail indices, and pseudo-convergence pic.twitter.com/X5Zbmc088J — F Y Isaac (@gelmanisaac) December 23, 2020 source link a surprisingly readable rundown on fat tails that will force you to brush up on some old stats stuff. oh, and there’s wolfram/mathematica code to explore as

January 3, 2021 · sulrich

reading - does facebook use private data for ads?

ACM article: does facebook use sensitive data for advertising purposes? (DOI:10.1145/3426361) answer: yes. #reading

December 31, 2020 · sulrich

why be a parent

ouch. the truth hurts. “Affluent and well-educated Americans, by which I mean roughly the upper 20 percent of the socioeconomic strata, are instead narrowly concentrating on ensuring that their children retain their privileges. I think this tendency first became apparent to me in the 1990s, when “soccer moms” began to drive around in huge SUVs that were more like tanks than cars. The message that could have been on a bumper sticker was, “No matter what happens, my kids will be safe, even while yours might be toast....

November 24, 2016 · steve ulrich

interesting bitcoin reading

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April 4, 2016 · steve ulrich

interesting reads - april-2013

tech related theia - a visual tool for diagnosing hadoop issues - a nice quick paper with a use of D3 for presentation. ...

May 10, 2013 · steve ulrich

oh burn.

snark done well… ...

May 20, 2012 · steve ulrich