The Crazy Years

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Related: American Cheese: Neither American, nor Cheese

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Sometimes when a potential client walks in the door, the lawyer needs to embrace the word “no!” Three and a half minutes? You are going to clog the court’s docket and delay actual justice sought by others for three and a half effing minutes?

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How many such cases are not “a potential client walks in the door”, but class action law firm finding a plaintiff?

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Journal of Advanced Ceramics will cease publication with Springer Nature on completion of Volume 11/2022. The journal will be published by Tsinghua University Press from Volume 12/2023.

https://www.springer.com/journal/40145

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Not crazy – inevitable.

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This reminds me of this mother-and-daughter story that centered on the lucrative business of transgender ‘services’:

Another source is Scott Newgent:

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The MIT Communication Lab has published a guide, “Faculty Application: Diversity Statement” explaining how candidates for faculty appointments should craft the required “diversity” statement for applications.

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Why Evolution Is True deconstructs the instructions.

Update: It would be fun to prompt GPT-3 with some of the suggested verbiage and see how well it does bullshitting the DIE comissars. (2022-11-28 12:23 UTC)

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Meanwhile in Airstrip One:

https://www.thejc.com/news/news/children-chant-massacre-jews-song-at-north-london-school-3PhICML3MzCLam4xjXz3vr?reloadTime=1669638786844

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Not sure whether to respond ‘Brrrr’ or ‘Urrrrggghhh!’

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And, if the “making Islamophobia illegal” bill passes, it will be verboten to criticize such Islamist inciting of genocide. This kind of stuff makes US virtue signaling - “taking a knee” - seem paltry, considering these folks would have to “take a head” to demonstrate support. Of course, In England, that very act happens from time to time in the middle of the street in broad daylight; even happens to bobbies as I recall.
Addendum: not a bobbie - a soldier. Sorry.

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Yes - this is grist for my recent post, “The Greatest Intellectual Error of Modernity” - at work in no less than MIT! The scientists and technologists succeeded in splitting the atom; they may, one day succeed at fusing atoms. By comparison, the politicians and psychologists are succeeding wildly at splitting racial, ethnic, sexual, and interest groups; don’t expect to see much fusion of humanity through their tutelage for the foreseeable future (unless it results during a thermonuclear flash).

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I wonder if it in this case the attorney did not in fact instigate the lawsuit - or went “shopping” for a suitable client…

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So not only programming jobs pay well… deprogamming jobs as well?

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A good opportunity to test the capabilities of GPT-3’s latest model, text-davinci-003, which was released earlier today.

Here was the output using text-davinci-002:

And this is what I got using the new text-davinci-003:

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Edit: The thief, Sam Brinton, happens to be an MIT grad.

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Meanwhile …

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