Monday, June 29, 2020

CCP vs Uighurs

A report from AP on the Chinese government's programs to suppress its ethnic Muslim Uighurs. Here.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

A small moment of courage

There are flashier videos around but this is worth the 52 seconds it takes to watch.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Quote of the Year?

A serious contender from Diana S. Fleischman
It's pretty incredible that the same movement celebrating George Floyd can't tolerate other historical figures we admire who have done terrible things.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

The NYT is despicable

The NYT threatens SlateStarCodex. Doxxing is mob rule and deliberately endangers lives. This is truly despicable behavior by the New York Times.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Losing respect for Taleb

“Bleached Barbarians”

Free speech advocates “support sinister racial ideas”

UPDATE: Slip slidin’ away. Seriously, this is a ridiculous tweet, argument by imaginary ellipsis.

UPDATE: Taleb makes a howler.  The correct answer to the question as stated depends on the non random sample, and can be any percentage greater than 0 and less than 100.  If anyone else made this error, how would Taleb have responded?