Lol I thought this was going to be a stupid Madden gif
These past weeks, I’ve been reading so much math stuff that I think I’ve actually gotten worse at reading prose
Are you considering applying to uChicago?
No. I don’t want to college out of state, and Chicago weather is unbearable for SoCal residents.
I heard a story about a SoCal student returning home to 60 degree weather and his family was like “WE’RE SO SORRY FOR THE BAD WEATHER” and the Chicago kid was like, “dude, this is nice weather”
I did (micro and macro)- it’s super easy. I literally just checked out a book from my library. Principles level micro is really just formalized (sort of) intuition.
I’ve seen what’s on the tests. Do you think I can get away with just reading Mankiw’s Principles of Economics as preparation for both?
Yeah that’s exactly what my friend did
He’s in Berkeley now
Somebody needs to draw tsundere eyes on him
Why physics is useful in economics and finance:
- Calculate the energy needed to lift the economy
- Calculate how fast the DOW is going to fall in case Argentina defaults again
- Calculate with how much force the markets will crash
My Uncle (who works on Wall Street) has a physics major friend. He basically found self teaching the theorems of economics to be trivial compared to learning physics.
I’m not embarassed for choosing Singer’s Marx: A Very Short Introduction as a jumping-off point for learning more leftist philosophy. I weighed the costs and benefits of reading primary sources versus summaries and commentaries, and decided in favor of the latter.
this is the best thing I’ve ever done
The Melancholy of Nietzsche Suzumiya
Episode One: Life is meaningless, so I became an anime school god, kyaaa~~☆
It occurred to me this afternoon that Haruhi mirrors the realisations of the french existentialists - she discovers that there is no ‘god’, there is no inherent meaning to life. That she was not born with an ‘essence’ to her existence and that she needed to build it herself. Pardon the spoilers, but the story follows her creating meaning for herself by trying, and sometimes failing, but always attempting to exceed. By realising there is no meaning, she is able to become the ubermensch. She is able to exceed all that was ever expected, she is literally able to shape the world around herself. She is able to become God.
Hm, it’s an interesting theory, but I see a complication that needs to be resolved. In particular, we are presented Haruhi’s story through the eyes of Kyon, which means the story is told through the eyes of an existential “Other”. In light of this, it would seem as if Haruhi’s attainment of this ideal of ubermensch is not just a subjective process within Haruhi of creating meaning for herself, but an externally verifiable process with the objective consequence that whatever her subconscious mind conjures up literally becomes reality. I don’t think the existentialists had in mind that one’s perceptions of the world alone (that is, without any conscious actions being taken as a result of those perceptions) can literally change in any profound way how reality plays itself out for the people around you.
Tumblr occasionally given me some “recommended blogs” none of which piqued my interest enough to merit a followed. However, there’s a range from, “this person has abnoxious opinions (defined as opinions that aren’t intellectually formed) and I don’t want those on my dashboard” to “this blog just doesn’t suit my taste”. However, I realized today that when you press x to get rid of that recommendation, tumblr automatically interprets that as something like “ew, gross” or “I am disgusted by this”. It’s almost as if your opinion of something is a Boolean valued at “love” and “hate” with nothing in between.
So now every time I read an article about horrible conservatives – like that South Carolina mayor – I can dismiss it as a couple of people doing dumb things and probably the system will take care of it. If it doesn’t take care of it by punishing him personally, it’ll take care of it by making people like him obsolete and judged poorly by posterity.
But every time I read an article about horrible leftists – like the one with the debate club – part of me freaks out and thinks – in twenty years, those are the people who are going to be getting me fired for disagreeing with them.
And every time I want to talk about it, I freak out and worry that soon they’ll start firing people for disagreeing with the idea that you should be able to fire people for disagreeing with ideas. Like, this could go uncomfortably far."
I dO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW ITS HARDER TO MAKE A FEMALE ASSASSIN THAN A MALE
DONT WANT TO DO HAIR ANIMATION??? GIVE HER SHORT HAIR
DONT WANT TO RENDER A DRESS??? HOW ABOUT YOU DRESS HER LIKE EVERY OTHER ASSASSIN?
COME ON AC DEVELOPERS ARE YOU THAT AFRAID OF RENDERING A GODDAMN BOOB
a lot of people fear things they’ve never seen before
This is always the dumbest shit whenever it comes up. The whole point is not that it’s harder to make a female assassin. The point is that if you’re almost done with development, all your assets are for male assassins, and you did no prior planning for subtle differences between the two sexes (for example, the average female is going to be shorter than the average male, which means every time you program someone looking at the assassin, you would need to slightly adjust the angle they’re looking at so their gaze would be directed towards a shorter figure), then it’s going to be hard to add a female assassin AND make it as visually high quality, AND not push back the release date. Ubisoft even said that they would plan on making a DC with female assassins, the difference being that with a XLC, they would give themselves adequate time to get the job done and done well.