Category Archives: Communication

Assignment and observation

This shouldn’t be a big deal but is becoming so: Assignment is performative and implies agency whereas observation is descriptive. In Danish, you could use “tildelt” and “observeret”. If you see someone use the wrong word they may just have … Continue reading

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The Overton window and crowdsourced morality

The Overton window is the range of policies politically acceptable to the mainstream population at a given time. This range applies to government policies but also to general public discourse. And, unsurprisingly, the window moves with time. When the window … Continue reading

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Why playing fair is good for yourself

I believe in playing fair from a moral reasoning, but there is also a reason for those that forget to include those they disagree with, or compete with, with those they want to treat fairly: Any weapon introduced into battle … Continue reading

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Expressing yourself

I like this quote: There are approximately 1,010,300 words in the English language, but I could never string enough words together to properly explain how much I want to hit you with a chair.— Alexander Hamilton, to Thomas Jefferson You … Continue reading

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An idea for a really useful AI tool

(yes, it’s a ML tool, but more people will get the headline when I write AI) It’s a supplement to this idea from Randall Munroe/xkcd: An idea that Youtube added for a short while as an option. — The idea … Continue reading

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Write like a human

Sentence autocomplete is a great tool for improving your writing. Whenever the autocomplete is right, start over. You were about to say something so predictable it had little information value. — Michael This is somewhat related to my idea to … Continue reading

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Stan Lee on “fuck”

The late, and much loved, Stan Lee:

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Projections vs. predictions

To predict something is to determine what will happen in the future. When time passes, we will know if the prediction was correct: A prediction can be falsified. To project something is to determine what a specific model says will … Continue reading

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More than 10 years of blogging

Well, September 1st passed and I could have celebrated 10 years of blogging by then, at least 10 years on this blog. This is the first blog I started that I actually managed to keep going and at 10 years, … Continue reading

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The Nine Nazi Fallacy; or, Daryl Davis’ wisdom

There’s a saying that when a person sits down at a table with nine Nazis, there are ten Nazis at the table. The answer to that is He might be Daryl Davis, or someone like him, and zero Nazis might … Continue reading

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