For the last 20 months, Putanumonit has been your reliable source for wanton quantification of romantic relationships, devaluation of p-values, the sort of liberal politics that makes liberals angry, and updates on Asians doing sports. For the next 3-4 month, the supply of all the above is going to become much less reliable. I'm not taking … Continue reading Summer Programming Notice
Listing all of the facts that fit your theory while conveniently ignoring any that don’t – this is the kabbalah. The rest is just commentary.
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Welcome to day 14 of Putanumonit's birthday week celebration! It's time to wrap up the year-in-review and get ready for a couple of serious writing projects. In Zero Agents and Plastic Men I tried to conjure up some new jargon, and it turned out kind of lame and confusing. My buddy Ryan and I came … Continue reading Year 1 Redux – Friends and Rationalists
Putanumonit's birthday week continues, this is the second of my year 1 review posts. Smart students, stupid charts I stand behind everything I wrote in I Smell a Chart, at least until someone shares it with FiveThirtyEight's Leah Libresco who will politely explain why I'm an idiot. My post focused on the abuses of data and statistics in … Continue reading Year 1 Redux – Trump
A series revisiting year 1 of Putanumonit. Today: Serena Williams vs. Ivan the Terrible.
Happy birthday to Putanumonit! Come celebrate with me next Friday (10/28) at Zach Weinersmith's BAH Fest West. If you move fast you can grab one of the few remaining $10 tickets. I'm giving a talk on the dumbest idea ever to solve the global food crisis. For a taste, here's my performance from last year's BAH … Continue reading A Year of Putting a Numonit
Status update 5/25/2016 Do rich people deserve their riches? Do poor people deserve their poverty or criminals their punishment? Is inequality a problem that needs to be solved? Inequality of what, exactly? For the past few weeks I've been obsessed with the idea that we're thinking about these things in an entirely wrong fashion. Not … Continue reading Brain Rewiring in Process