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white2  ·  101 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Mysteries around obesity and the contaminant hypothesis

They don't seem to address the apparent link between poverty and obesity, neither here or in their blog posts, which is disappointing.

white2  ·  111 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: US sends troops to Kabul to evacuate some embassy staff

It sucks to see this, but it's not surprising. It takes a fair bit of magical thinking to believe that long term positive results will come from Army infantry captains/lieutenants attempting to build a market economy in a mud-brick village in an otherwise deserted valley with conventional units while the Taliban descend from the hills to plant bombs every night. Or that these guys

had the will or ability to hold off these guys

At least it's over?

white2  ·  175 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: June 9, 2021

>kb's advice on academic politics and pecking order

Can you point me to this if it's public? I can't find it. I'm in my first year as a Ph.D student (CS, cryptography) and still getting the lay of the land.

white2  ·  240 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: TIOBE Index for April 2021

I suspect a primary reason for Fortran popping its head into the top 20 is APIs like OpenMP and MPI, which allow for one to write C, C++, and Fortran code that is distributed or parallel (or both) while abstracting away most of the parts that make this difficult. It's not just that the dinosaur languages are fast, or that Fortran might be particularly decent at numerical computation, but also that there is decades of work in optimizing this speed in multiprocessor contexts. You can compile your binary and shove it into a supercomputing cluster with relative simplicity. Things like memory safety that new languages are working to fix don't matter as much in this domain.

white2  ·  245 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Yearly Hubski Check In.

Checking in. I take a gander here every few months. It's nice to see that this place continues on. Lurking is my lot, though.

white2  ·  1473 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 253rd Weekly "Share Some Music You've Been Into Lately" Thread

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white2  ·  1771 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The State Department’s entire senior management team just resigned

    I suspect that Tillerson is primarily motivated by money, and if he couldn't make more money by being the head of the State Department than being the head of Exxon, I doubt he'd do it.

Exxon has a forced retirement age of 65 and Tillerson turns 65 in March. Not that it invalidates your point.

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white2  ·  2141 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I GOT INTO WEST POINT!

Thanks! I'm going to continue lurking, though. In the shadows and whatnot.

white2  ·  2141 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I GOT INTO WEST POINT!

Dude. Congrats! Soon you'll understand what "the suck" is and what embracing it really means! :)