Math guy. MD at Thiel Capital. Host of The Portal at https://t.co/gHSLEy6iyP YT: https://t.co/Qszr1mtwld
Woah. A few years ago I was walking with Tony in Downtown Las Vegas discussing his vision of urban regeneration. He asked me if I wanted a drink. I said sure. He walked up to a secret door on the street and unlocked an entire bar that didn’t even officially exist. So damn cool.
Tony Hsieh might be the most original thinker I’ve ever been friends with. He questioned every assumption and shared everything he learned along the way. He genuinely delighted in making anyone and everyone happy. The earth has lost a beautifully weird and helpful person. RIP
My colleague @RHDijkgraaf (who heads @the_IAS with the world's top physics department) has written a provocative argument attempting to refute the narrative of an End of Fundamental Physics. It would be terrific to have him on The Portal to make the case:
Is physics facing a nightmare scenario? A desert scenario? Worry not, writes @the_IAS director @RHDijkgraaf. "What we currently know is an absolutely negligible fraction of the physics that’s out there, waiting to be investigated." https://www.quantamagazine.org/the-end-of-physics-20201124/ via @QuantaMagazine
Suspended in Error.
Good to know it is completed 100% random and doesn’t happen much more frequently to people who point out that these imposed narratives that Tech enforces are generally authoritarian and can be often questioned on legitimate grounds:
“Irregardless” when generally used by voluptuaries as an ejaculation to advance their cupidity is literally an inflammable provocation whose enormity prevents it from being impactful.
I must now go into a shame spiral before we get started on Double Copulas.
Oh, the horror. 😉
What’s a word people routinely say incorrectly and it drives you nuts every single time?
I’ll go first.
“Pitcher”- as in, “Smile, I’m gonna take your pitcher!” 🤬
These are wealth transferring edicts. They concentrate wealth by fiat.
Question: Shouldn’t we be paying for the business & jobs these orders destroy by taxing the tiny number of businesses and business owners they make wealthy?
I’m sure the answer is “That is unfair!” Ok. Why?
BREAKING: Los Angeles County has announced a new stay-home order as coronavirus cases surge out of control in the nation’s most populous county. The order, which takes effect Monday, comes as the county confirmed 24 new deaths and 4,544 new COVID-19 cases. http://apne.ws/hZTAVUj
In a heartbeat, I would make a pilgrimage if in the area.
Abdus Salam was a beacon from a very vulnerable marginalized community of Ahmadis. I hope to make him more famous still for his less recognized work with Indian American physicist Jogesh Pati as a part of Geometric Unity.
Our final blue plaque of the year celebrates the Physicist and Champion of Science, Abdus Salam! 🔵 Salam's work on electroweak theory contributed to the discovery of the Higgs boson particle – the 'God particle' which gives everything mass.
That’s a lot of PhDs. The Middle East doesn’t see science as irrelevant and, unlike the west, believes that science/research are, ultimately, life and/or death.
Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a top nuclear scientist in Iran, was killed in an apparent assassination, state media there reported. https://trib.al/h7hQJzb
I’m thankful that I have not yet been kicked off of this platform despite my talking about the alarming swerve towards control of our conversation under the guise of safety.
Humans need protection. Bad ideas held by @TwitterSafety should not receive privilege from this platform.
We have an auto immune disease. An essential part of us is attacking us. You can’t “Burn It all the F down” even if tempted with your commandeered institutions.
My goal is to try to save the institutions while trying to dislodge the hijackers in their 70s & 80s.
@EricRWeinstein I wonder if you're on the side of technocrats or the rest of us with this comment, Eric
Thanks for all the agency and hope over the years. Especially the hope.
A) Donald Trump is controlled by Russia, a hostile foreign power capable of hacking voters' minds.
B) The US IC is patriotic and more capable than Russia or than it was when it acted against elections in Iran & Chile.
C) There is no reason to fear rigging in 2020.
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Thank you to the innovators at @PositiveGrid.
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People say you shouldn’t live in a filter bubble.
I don’t know about that. My experience of living in multiple incompatible filter bubbles is pretty awful.
Takeaway: the fault is on the media and tech side. The bubble are the problem. Given the bubbles choosing one makes sense.
Question1) When a sitting senator becomes President-elect or Vice President-elect, How many days in after the election do they usually resign from the senate?
Question2) What are the latest concessions we have ever seen? How many days after the election are the 5 longest waits?
I know of no 11 or now 12 figure billionaires endowing the independence of institutional sense-making.
In a highly unequal world widely agreed as having gone mad, securing Academic Freedom for Sense-making has now become of zero interest to anyone who has true financial freedom.
If I express curiosity as to why half my timeline is talking about Pennsylvania, 47 missing USB memory devices, an appellate ruling, etc... and half are not even aware of this discussion, does that make me a bad person? A dumb person? Both?
I bet It’s both. Damn.
“Here at X we are fully committed to free speech. The diversity of ideas is in fact the very reason this company was founded. At the same time, we at X strive for diversity inclusion so that all users on our platform may have an optimal user experience sharing perspectives.” https://twitter.com/wheeldonkey/status/1331678993477627904
What is the most loved toy you ever gave a child under 5 years old that also cost less than $100? For me it was either a Whimshurst generator or a red squire electric guitar from @Fender. Two of my best purchases ever as judging by my kids’ reactions.
Awakenings? Stirrings? Longings?
The human heart is a wild beast and I, for one, did not foresee this.
Barney Frank looked disgusting--nipples protruding--in his blue shirt before Congress. Very very disrespectful.
This raises an interesting question: When does @elonmusk turn to fundamental Physics like Jim Simons, Fred Kavli & Yuri Milner?
If you want to get off-planet, you are this rich & you know physics...it just doesn’t compute that you wouldn’t personally oversee physics’ rescue. 🤔
.@elonmusk surpasses #BillGates to become the world’s second-richest person as #Tesla’s market cap inches closer to $500 billion
Internet Coherence Test: Can We Now Agree on Anything At All?
Please state anything succinct which is both meaningful and something on which we should all be able to agree. If you see something wrong with a statement in this thread, let the poster politely know in a comment.
There is controversy here about why this is.
FACT-CHECK: It is not *true* that Senator Diane Feinstein was first elected to office in her 30s over 50 years ago and was born during the Hoover Administration.
She was in fact born almost 4 months *after* the Hoover Administration.
BREAKING: Senator Diane Feinstein to step down as top Democrat on Senate Judiciary Committee.
He’s not conceding defeat as I understand it. He’s conceding that he will not be able to hold an untenable position without a MAJOR discovery. Which has not happened. And likely will not happen. But I have no problem with him searching for a grand conspiracy. It’s a free country.
@EricRWeinstein Is he conceding Eric? What's going on here? 🤔
This was a completely unnecessary threat to our system. Yet I’m glad that I never believed that you ultimately would not leave office if beaten despite my *extreme* differences with you. But most of all, many of your supporters are friends of mine and they needed to read this.🙏
...fight, and I believe we will prevail! Nevertheless, in the best interest of our Country, I am recommending that Emily and her team do what needs to be done with regard to initial protocols, and have told my team to do the same.
You gotta be kidding!
We must *pretend* Americans suck at science & STEM. I have all the credentials, I must thus *never* be allowed in.
It’ll jump from Boomers to their Millennial children as the rest of will instantly go from being too young to too old. In a heartbeat. Watch.
Like to see Eric in some position in the admin. https://twitter.com/EricRWeinstein/status/1330982484717105153
Under the age of 50??
I know people in their 60s who are now retiring with almost no savings who spent an entire non-career waiting for this magical group of special humans born in the ‘40s to stop choosing each other for every single position so that they never face critique.
@EricRWeinstein Why anyone under age 50 puts up with rule by geriatrics is mind-blowing...what does this say about this generation of Americans....
Celebrating brilliant female economists far more powerful than their spouses with Janet’s better half, Laureate George Akerloff.
Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen reportedly Biden pick for Treasury Secretary https://yhoo.it/3kYIDgH
It is impossible to follow a plotless plot. Characters appear. Are praised. They vanish and are often insulted on leaving. Lawsuits are filed. Allegations are made but then abandoned. New Characters appear. Etc.
The common element seems to be personal destruction of reputation.
Ah. The Flavor-Aid is served, and
you’re either Team Zipporah or Team Hyacinth.
Might I recommend getting off that train absent a documented fraud theory?
“The Onliest One Alive: Surviving Jonestown, Guyana” by Hyacinth Thrash is available in Paperback.
You’re either all in for @realDonaldTrump or you’re not!
I’m all in! Are you?
Aisle one. U.S. Supermarket.
I can briefly forget how much I love U.S. diversity.
Let’s not ruin it by making it into a trademarked compulsory political ideology.
Make Diversity Meaningful Again!