That is correct. In his draft he quotes Atwater using the word (4 times) and he does not redact it.— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) February 11, 2021
I’ve asked Byers to clarify, but as I read this tweet, it seems that Bret Stephens included an unredacted use of the n-word in his column this week to make a point, and the column got spiked—maybe as a result?
Stephens goes on in his column (which never saw light of day) to cite famous Lee Atwater quote that uses racial slur, and which NYT has cited \u201cat least seven times.\u201d— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) February 11, 2021
"Is this now supposed to be a scandal?\u201d he asks.
ITT we censor the actual political strategy of the post-Southern Strategy Republican party in the name of wokeness.— General Secretary of Harm Reduction (@ImmortalJuche) February 11, 2021
For context: In 2019, a Times reporter was reprimanded for several incidents of racial insensitivity on a trip with high school students, including one in which he used the n-word in a discussion of racial slurs.— Angus Johnston (@studentactivism) February 11, 2021
One of the things my students have taught me in recent years is that my standard for what constitutes \u201cgratuitous\u201d may be far higher than theirs and in fact at this point it may be that all white \u201cmention\u201d of racial slurs is becoming, or already just is, \u201cuse.\u201d https://t.co/4zjJSgLjhf— Gerry Canavan (@gerrycanavan) February 11, 2021
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Back in Aug 2016, I started creating content to share my experiences as an entrepreneur.
Over 3 years I had put out 1,200+ hours of content - posting every week without
August 2016.— Ankur Warikoo (@warikoo) October 2, 2020
It has been 3 months since LinkedIn had launched its video feature.
And I had been waiting for it to be activated on my profile.
Little did I know that something I started almost 4 years back would give my life an entirely new direction.
At the end of 2019, my biggest platform was LinkedIn with ~700K followers.
In Jan 2020, I decided to build a team that would help me with the content.
I ran a month long recruitment drive to hire a team of interns.
It comprised 4 detailed rounds - starting with my loved 20 questions, then an assignment, then a WhatsApp video round and finally F2F.
Through 1,200+ applications, I finally selected 6 profiles, starting March.
I am a firm believer in @peterthiel's one task, one person philosophy
So the team was structured such that everyone was responsible for ONLY one task
1. Content ideas
3. Video editing
4. LinkedIn (+TikTok) distribution
5. FB+IG distribution
6. YouTube distribution
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Most poor people don't leverage. Trying to get everything done yourself will limit you to only how much you can do.
Get more hands working for you, and find a way to pay or show them what's in it for them.
When doing business, poor people would require collateral from strangers, but excuse those close to them because they *trust* them.
That's how you get scammed.
The unspoken rule is to know your safety net whenever you're not taking collateral.
Never need to trust.
Never seen a very successful businessman say "This is not a good thing, it's evil."
It's either good for business or bad for business. Its either effective or ineffective.
Morality will only limit you.
Expecting someone to help you because you helped them in the past is ludicrous.
If you're no longer useful to them, people have no reason to help you.
"Whenever you see water flowing upstream it means someone it repaying a kindness."
— 48 Laws Of Power
Like how following Trayvon Martin's death, he tried to convince people it was okay to say "n word" now as long as you ended with an "a" (and said it).
2/ Or how, one of his "undeniable truths" was that "Feminism was established so as to allow unattractive women easier access to the mainstream of pop culture."
3/ Or how if a prominent woman would publicly defend another woman, he would refer to it as "solidarity of the vaginas."
4/ How he absolutely hated Michelle Obama...and used to refer to has as "moo-chelle." He really liked this because it both attacked her for mooching off system as he claimed and because it was his way of calling her a cow (he thought she was fat).
5/ He had this one song called "Barack the Magic Negro." The lyrics were even more racist than the name. And he played it all the time. He was still playing that song during his show a few months ago.
Wind power is currently producing about 4,000 MW, or 2/3 of the ~6,000 MW that ERCOT was counting on wind to contribute during winter peaking events. Solar is coming online now and helping during daytime, exceeding the <300 MW it is counted on for in system planning.
Main story continues to be the failure of thermal power plants -- natural gas, coal, and nuclear plants -- which ERCOT counts on to be there when needed. They've failed. Of about 70,000 MW of thermal plants in ERCOT, ~25-30,000 MW have been out since Sunday night. Huge problem.
ERCOT started directing electric utilities (like Oncor or Austin Electic) to start rolling blackouts or involuntary emergency load shedding at 1:25am on Monday morning, with 10,500 MW shed during that late morning. That's ~2 million homes worth of load
Throughout Monday, many thermal power plants remained offline, as freeze-offs + fuel shortages in gas pipelines forced large numbers of natural gas plants offline. Many coal plants likely struggled as well w/frozen coal piles, but breakdown of thermal outages by fuel type unclear
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On startups, writing, and your career:
People don't have short attention spans:
• They finish 3 hour Joe Rogan episodes.
• They binge 14 hour shows.
They have short *consideration spans:* they must be hooked quickly.
Point: Don't fear making great, in-depth content. But, ensure your first minute is incredible.
In observing friends who’ve sold startups and made millions:
After a year, they’re back to toying with their old side projects.
They used their money to buy a nice home and eat well.
That’s it. They’re otherwise back to who they were.
Point: Aim to be fulfilled, not rich.
Reading many books is the most socially accepted vanity metric for adults.
You get zero kudos for reading 100 books a year.
You get massive kudos for learning efficiently and making interesting things.
Bloggers who post frequently (2x/wk) are rarely worth reading consistently.
I read for insights. And no writer can generate profound insights on a fixed schedule.
I aggregate writers who publish sporadically. When they post, they truly have something to say.
If everyone was holding bitcoin on the old x86 in their parents basement, we would be finding a price bottom. The problem is the risk is all pooled at a few brokerages and a network of rotten exchanges with counter party risk that makes AIG circa 2008 look like a good credit.— Greg Wester (@gwestr) November 25, 2018
The benign product is sovereign programmable money, which is historically a niche interest of folks with a relatively clustered set of beliefs about the state, the literary merit of Snow Crash, and the utility of gold to the modern economy.
This product has narrow appeal and, accordingly, is worth about as much as everything else on a 486 sitting in someone's basement is worth.
The other product is investment scams, which have approximately the best product market fit of anything produced by humans. In no age, in no country, in no city, at no level of sophistication do people consistently say "Actually I would prefer not to get money for nothing."
This product needs the exchanges like they need oxygen, because the value of it is directly tied to having payment rails to move real currency into the ecosystem and some jurisdictional and regulatory legerdemain to stay one step ahead of the banhammer.
Where to start? Ah... Let's build the operating system...
2) Well... We have an option here... Seeing that we are still in "binary-land," it would be best to stick with known technologies...
Ah LINUX! Nope
Unix? Yep... For now...
Ultimately? We roll our own OS.
3) Ok... We'll start with OpenBSD—the most battle-hardened OS for security operations.
Next step... Close ALL ports. Zero communication with any outside network... later we'll open up a couple ports.
For now, we need a black box.
4) Ok! We have a Unix box... yay!
Ok... Time to start coding... But what language?
There is only ONE choice—a programming language even geniuses have a hard time with.
But what language is that? Is it new? Tip of the spear?
Nope... it was created in 1959.
5) Why is Lisp preferred for AI, robots, satellites, and other mission-critical software?
Well... For one, Lisp can CREATE new programs itself... If you train it correctly, it will write its own programs.
Paul Graham said it