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    Re: soft power I've had much more success just...

    Re: soft power

    I've had much more success just implementing solutions (e.g. style guide, standardized data frame, tooling ecosystem) and then proselytizing for them to get gradual conversion....
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    A worthy choice. Congrats!

    A worthy choice. Congrats!
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    re: endgame i think they had to satisfy a lot of...

    re: endgame i think they had to satisfy a lot of design constraints. A 3 hour run time and [REDACTED PLOT DEVICE] help ease those constraints, but there's still lots of beats to hit. They're...
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    Congrats on that, pump! Funny old thing, life.

    Congrats on that, pump! Funny old thing, life.
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    He doesn't even get into his specific thesis...

    He doesn't even get into his specific thesis about Russian aggression, there. I find the Trump thing much, much scarier in the context of a Russia that deliberately creates an isolationist...
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    Chance there's no wrongdoing - 0% Chance...

    Chance there's no wrongdoing - 0%

    Chance there's impeachable wrongdoing e.g. obstruction - 100%

    Chance he will be impeached AND removed - 0%

    Chance that this ends up net negative somehow for...
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    miata is always the answer! . . .in this case...

    miata is always the answer!

    . . .in this case because any boy with high enough testosterone to worry about won't want to be seen in it
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    Related and worth reading if you want to see how...

    Related and worth reading if you want to see how the sausage is made:
    ...
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    Control Valves and Boeing

    https://imgur.com/a/5wcFx8M
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    Oh, I understand why to care about group identity...

    Oh, I understand why to care about group identity and racism generally, I legitimately wonder why we're caring about this specifically. Is it because Tucker Carlson is part of the conservative...
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    CARLSON: I -- you know, I think that you're onto...

    CARLSON: I -- you know, I think that you're onto something. I mean, not someone who?s like a Klansman or anything, but someone who's totally unbound by P.C. rules, who will just say whatever the hell...
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    Left is relative to the window, but the point was...

    Left is relative to the window, but the point was the hyperbole to begin with. It's fair to note, I concede the point on a number of issues.

    I don't understand how electability is not secondary to...
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    At a glance, it suggests that we'll get the...

    At a glance, it suggests that we'll get the furthest-left candidate in US History. It's a bold strategy, Cotton. Time to find out if the Soviet boogeyman is still scary.
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    I see Gordon's coming around to the the...

    I see Gordon's coming around to the the conservative school of thought that responsibility ultimately rests with individual agency, with the intersectional group identity as a secondary...
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    My take is that is an obviously racist meme and...

    My take is that is an obviously racist meme and the "just racism" analysis is still too reductive and is counterproductive to the progressive cause.

    If you want to say that Trump's GOP appeases...
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    Totally unclear to me, here is the actual ...

    Totally unclear to me, here is the actual

    https://patents.google.com/patent/US7913679
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    Good read/find, Steve. I suppose one shouldn't be...

    Good read/find, Steve. I suppose one shouldn't be surprised when self-avowed conservatives behave in a manner consistent with loss-aversion. It does completely upend any hope I have for the GOP being...
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    It is remarkable watching democrats...

    It is remarkable watching democrats simultaneously call the 2016 heartland electorate racist and misogynist while courting a field of primarily minority and/or female candidates for 2020. Can we just...
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    The axe uses the Cobra patent. I think this is...

    The axe uses the Cobra patent. I think this is the mq, it's as close as I can find anyway.

    https://patents.google.com/patent/US20070028910A1/en#
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    Alcohol is a trash drug for self moderation...

    Alcohol is a trash drug for self moderation generally. It is just such a great social lubricant for the introvert, though.

    I really love being a 240 pound lightweight, a single quality beer of...
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    Good link from Marginal Revolution Today: ...

    Good link from Marginal Revolution Today:

    http://matthewg.org/bostonu.pdf
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    Will be interesting to see if this nonsense leads...

    Will be interesting to see if this nonsense leads to any structural curtailing of executive power.

    - - - Updated - - -

    For the record I am skeptical of any/all structural changes occurring
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    https://www.amazon.com/ION-Audio-Cassette-Adapter-...

    https://www.amazon.com/ION-Audio-Cassette-Adapter-Bluetooth/dp/B00I3YLHAC
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    A $50 aftermarket unit with an aux in has...

    A $50 aftermarket unit with an aux in has provided me with as much functionality as I have ever wanted. Your phone already does voice commands.
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    I was born in 1986. Hamilton is very...

    I was born in 1986.

    Hamilton is very obviously a work of musical genius, I got very into it a month or two ago. Nice backdoor into musical theory and emotional narrative structure.
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