MadBadDangerous (@madbaddangerous)

Melbourne, Australia

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August 2020

The Andrews govt, seeking to extend its ‘emergency’ powers, attributes a death to COVID-19 if the person tested +ve..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…61

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“My picture of the world is drawn in perspective, and not like a model to scale”, Frank Ramsey. Recommended. the-tls.co.uk/articles/frank…

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amalab “I was up close when King was giving the ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. To this day, it still affects me in a profound wa..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…yy

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MargRev Four stylized facts about Covid-19 dlvr.it/Rfd6Xs

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@JoshFrydenberg Hand-wringing doesn’t cut it @JoshFrydenberg & @TimWilsonMP. Victorians’ (Goldstein-ians’) agency,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oX

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The Atkeson, Kopecky, Zha paper is an important corrective to the insane ‘horror’ story that AU state medical offic..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Lv

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@EPatersonMorgan I feel for you. Been There; Done That. Worse (if possible), is when you wake at 5:30 because the w..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…dS

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EPatersonMorgan Percy Shelley. He wouldn’t drink, would look appalled when you ordered rare steak, would talk about religion and po..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oh

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Neither AU nor Vic disease or deaths is ‘out of control’ in a statistical sense, although both are completely out o..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…pf

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Adam_Creighton “Melburnians are enduring the longest, most draconian restrictions any Western leader has imposed on citizens”. theaustralian.com.au/inquirer/shock…

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“It’s more like Panasonic, back in the days of landlines, expecting 30% from the Sears Catalog orders you placed us..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…YE

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Ttravelsmag Today’s posting is on the beautiful town of Noto, Sicilly by Anna Laricheva. Sicily is one of TT’s favourite countr..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…J6

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Yes! “Google and Facebook are great companies… give consumers wonderful products for free… give people who want..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…0r

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googledownunder The reason Google doesn’t share information about how the Search algorithm works is because if we did, people would..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…g5

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Directions for transport in the Roman empire with intermodal (road, river, coastal and open sea) duration & costs…twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Yx

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The ‘Cheerios Effect’. Also: a paper with some modelling, but the same story (people.maths.ox.ac.uk/vella/Vella200…) youtube.com/watch?v=mbKAwk…

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patrickc In all of the discussion about AB5, it seems underreported that a significant majority of the tech platform workers..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…qG

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It’s Apple’s overbearing power, not Epic, that makes developers (+ millions of game players) ‘wary’. It threatens t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…x1

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greg_ip By the way here’s a link to the story which I forgot to add to the first tweet: wsj.com/articles/covid…

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Brilliant rant on Google’s programming culture & disinterest in wholesale/developer customers (compared to Amazon,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…zZ

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“Managing COVID-19 with Common Sense” Certainly more sense than Lib or Labor govts have shown::sensiblecentre.org.au/corona/

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@mumford_jacob @Progressive_Con SWE has done well on mortality. Deaths per 100k pop. = 57. Not even close to the hi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Tt

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alan_john_moran The nation’s two top Keynesian economists, the RBA governor and Treasury secretary urge the states to double stimul..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…yl

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@chip_roh @scottlincicome Consensus is the basis for any WTO agreement. No? (Also, USA insisted on commitment to al..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Sa

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hofrench How To Teach China This Fall shar.es/abj6x9 via @ChinaFile

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@chip_roh @scottlincicome There’s another simple explanation: WTO deals need everyone, not just almost everyone to..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…RM

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What mandate does a statutory authority banker have to prescribe any economic policy (let alone this Keynesian spen..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…iL

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Byron Bits are short talks on Lord Byron’s greatest poem. BB5 & BB6 explore the penultimate events in the unfinishe..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Nq

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snlester Second, not surprisingly, he still doesn’t like the Appellate Body. But his panel-based system with no appeals will..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…GB

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@JDMayger @MikeSmithAFR A dumping margin estimates the diff. between the price in the export market at a level of t..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…1o

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“Petrarch now found that his idol [Cicero] was a mortal man, weak, timorous, and vacillating…”. A remarkable tale..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…s4

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“Researchers find method to regrow cartilage in the joints.” Important if it works. med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/…

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There were 541 more deaths in Victoria in July 2019 than in July 2020! [Data here: bdm.vic.gov.au/sites/default/…] catallaxyfiles.com/2020/08/19/som…

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RT @insteconomics: I discuss the new national security test for foreign investment in this piece for @TheMandarinAU https://t.co/78Z5uDDOg1

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The first “State of Disaster” report to the Vic. Parliament reveals Govt’s specious reasons for creating a quasi po..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…fi

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“Is lockdown preventing this evolutionary process, by confining the disease to settings where it can still thrive w..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Y1

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WSJ From @WSJopinion: Australia is discovering what much of the world has already learned: There’s only so much you can..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…zN

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Everything in (say) a Cruikshank cartoon is simultaneous. A portrait of absurdity, horror, disgust. But Gauld’s gag..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Gz

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@Adam_Creighton It does, case by case. Anti-dumping, allowed by a GATT/WTO exception, is a curse. It’s a phoney ‘co..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…oq

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… The second threat to civilisation he mentioned was “boredom ..a feeling of hopelessness”. When I first saw it,..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Iw

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Early in the first episode of his monumental series “Civilisation” titled “The Skin of Our Teeth” Kenneth Clark lis..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…uO

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SincDavidson The Western Australian government has legislated to retrospectively extinguish legal rights. twitter.com/FinancialRevie…

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SincDavidson The Australian government needs to pull its head in. @JoshFrydenberg
about.google/intl/ALL_au/go…

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matthewlesh Australia’s exit restrictions are bordering on absurd:

“What kind of country is this? I want to go. I am perfectl..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…lV

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How to account for the lack of public outrage at internal and external movement bans? “Australia is the only democr..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…iZ

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Euopeana.eu is a site about European culture funded & managed by the EU Commission. A wealth of interes..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ji

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Euopeana.eu is a site about European culture funded & managed by the EU Commission. A wealth of interes..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…u7

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RT @dikenson: @joesmith323 I wouldn’t be surprised to see zero new US trade ageements by this date in 2024.

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CRISPR was a frontier breakthrough. But manipulating protein synthesis is like trying to alter the silicon instead..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…v3

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Adam_Creighton The great epidemiologist Donald Henderson in 2006:
“Communities faced with epidemics respond best and with the leas..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…W8

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Can ideas be (re)located? Butterflies retain the memories of the caterpillar although their brains are liquified du..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Fj

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@samirvarma @KSHartnett BTW, Scott Aaronson has the best encapsulation in English: “There is a protocol by which tw..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…ub

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@samirvarma This is indeed a “marvellous proof” (Fermat), and difficult to explain. Perhaps @KSHartnett does it bet..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…sT

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Hmm… although his simulations show Biden wins 73% of the time@NateSilver53838 is hedging his betsfivethirtyeight.com/features/its-w…8l

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Kenneth72712993 New study:

Scientists estimated the global temperature as ~14.5°C in the 1880s-1900s.

Berkeley, NASA, and HadCRUT..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Nm

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Ha! Fortnite parodies Apple’s 1984 commercial (contra IBM) in reply to Apple’s ban and launches it inside the game::youtube.com/watch?v=ZYXnaK…

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@RickRain04 Hooray! Enjoy! Don Juan (like the Decameron) is one of the best things to do during a plague! Canto II..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…3C

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Incumbents loose more often than contenders win. Seems the biggest single problem for Mr Trump is his unsuitable te..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…IT

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The 3rd (“What happened to the ending?”) and 4th (“Diverting himself”) of my short talks on Byron’s Don Juan have b..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Az

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Note: the last week of May when this curve becomes exponential is when evidence emerged that bungled Vic. Govt. hot..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…no

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Moving one word would make the title more accurate: “AI can write like an almost-human…”::wsj.com/articles/ai-ca… wsj.com/articles/ai-ca…

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“The task all along with Covid wasn’t to extinguish the virus… [but] to balance the health and economic risks, knowtwitter.com/i/web/status/1…sD1H

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@BobWolfeSPS @chip_roh Lamy (and Zoellick) thought it looked close in 2003, too. But that was an even worse call. I..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Dy

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You could make this stuff up, but only as a satire of stuff-ups. Abusive police, heedless civil servants, inadequat..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…aQ

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Google researchers use refined ML networks to reconstruct visually accurate ‘3-D’ models of public places from mess..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Y1

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If it is “beyond doubt”, acc. to the Premier, that the government’s botched hotel-quarantine is responsible for Vic..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Vc

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SkyNewsAust Victorian Premier @DanielAndrewsMP has admitted the state’s second wave is “attributable to the hotel quarantine sy..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…CE

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alan_john_moran Governments shut down supply in economies and thought the stimuluses would counteract this. It never does. We are n..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…0H

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” …we don’t have to be taught how to [make analogies] by explicitly being shown analogies in the way I had to show GPT-3” @MelMitchell1

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EPatersonMorgan 1823 a bored Byron (Revolutions not being quite as action packed as he’d hoped) attends Dr James Kennedy’s lec..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…nR

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Good interview with @BillGates about his optimism for vaccines (& Trump on vaccines), administrative stuff-ups, Tik..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…7t

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The real benefits for US firms and investors (also CHN consumers) of commerce with CHN will, I hope, stymie US offi..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…wz

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manyapan The US sanctions on WeChat cause concern on Weibo, where “Apple or Wechat?” is trending; assuming that iOS systems..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…l3

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Byron Bits: short recorded talks on Lord Byron and his great, unfinished poem, Don Juan. Only 5-10 mins and mostly..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…BF

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One way science grows stronger: “Ten takeaways from ten years at Retraction Watch” It’s reassuring there’s no penal..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…bP

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j_g_allen If you’re not outraged we don’t have these rapid tests yet, you’re not paying attention.

$1
paper-based
at home
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SincDavidson Victorian government declares a state of disaster allowing the executive to overrule any Act of Parliament and then..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…OZ

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KennedyCSIS “The public evidence that TikTok is a fundamental, and unique, threat to US security is simply not there.” wired.com/story/trump-ti…

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Adam_Creighton Shameful what’s occurring in Victoria.
Effective dictatorship declared.
Devastating, destructive power of the st..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…MK

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evmulholland If you think it was crook that Morrison cancelled Parliament you should also believe that it is outrageous that Dan..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…37

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What is it in law that gives D Andrews the right to trample on our rights of assembly, association and movement wit..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…CE

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pwafork Everything else aside it’s pretty nuts that Victoria can suspend its parliament leaving Dan Andrews to decide which..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…Ki

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Then there’s electric vehicles. Lucid (said to be Tesla’s strongest competitor) has designed a car with a camera th..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…mO

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What about national security issues posed by CHN’s OTHER sneaky cultural intrusions into the West? Lip-sync is terr..twitter.com/i/web/status/1…F3

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@gwern @s_r_constantin @MelMitchell1 did not find GPT-3 “solves Copycat”, afaik. She reported on Twitter some succe… https://t.co/DXTNXGNKt5

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