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"We TOLD you it was hard." "Yeah, but now that I'VE tried, we KNOW it's hard."
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vl
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Instead of algorithms it should be machine learning of course.
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Suggest having this strip at hand when reading Cathy O'Neil's book, Weapons of Math Destruction.
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For the last time, Joe, an algorithm can't explain why kids love the taste of Cinnamon Toast Crunch!
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My life in a nutshell
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"We TOLD you it was hard." "Yeah, but now that I'VE tried, we KNOW it's hard."
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ROFL. :)
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Decision Paralysis

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Good point--making no decision is itself a decision. So that's a THIRD option I have to research!
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... I just realized my greatest ... weakness? Strength?
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OMG this is me.
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Just out of frame is a bike. It's not locked to anything, so it'd be the easiest to steal, but it might not be fast enough to get to the bomb in time, and it can't carry any passengers. But maybe the time saved in stealing it and the guarantee it won't need to stop for gas will make it the better choice?
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Good point--making no decision is itself a decision. So that's a THIRD option I have to research!

Focus, People

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There's a side conversation occurring among Democrats today about whether protests are fueling momentum and organizing for a Democratic electoral comeback or diverting energy from it. For me, it's all of the above. I do not believe they're in opposition to each other at all. But for everyone who is worried, determined, angry or anything else to save the country from Trumpism, please focus on this. If all Donald Trump's nominees are confirmed by the Senate, which is quite likely, we will have in the next few months at least four House special elections for seats now held by Republicans. These contests are each critical for stemming the tide of Trumpism.

There are two elections I want to focus on today.

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What to do about Kellyanne?

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Just read a piece in Fortune by my longtime friend Mathew Ingram about Kellyanne Conway and Trump's war against the media. Ingram makes it sound like a conundrum. If they don't give her airtime that will just fuel their argument that the press is at war with them. So -- confusion.

But if you actually look at it like a war, or a sport, which are all modeled after war -- like tennis or chess or canasta, play it out. Either way they're going to say the same thing. It doesn't matter what you do. Anything you do will provoke the same response.

Why do I see this so clearly? Because I once tried to appease a platform vendor who was committed to crushing my small startup. They kept giving us hoops to jump through, and we would jump through them. There was always another hoop. Eventually they won. But the truth was they had won the moment they started.

POTUS has power and tools you can only dream of, as with the platform vendor we had the hubris to challenge. If Trump goes to war with you, he wins. So you might as well accept that from the beginning, and change how you see yourself, and change your goals accordingly.

I suggest you think of yourself as one of your readers or listeners, one with an extra big megaphone. You have no more rights or privilege than we do. Now you can relax and be glad you get paid to do this. Eliminate any sense of power or right or privilege and you now are fighting a different battle, not one where you can bring down a corrupt leader, but one where you can help the people figure out what's going on, even a little. That's a different kind of achievable victory.

And for crying out loud don't go to the Nerd Prom this year. It will be totally humiliating, in ways you can't possibly imagine. 

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"POTUS has power and tools you can only dream of, as with the platform vendor we had the hubris to challenge. If Trump goes to war with you, he wins."

I fundamentally disagree with this. He is just a man, he does have power but, just because you fight his lies with truth does not automatically mean he wins.
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Use your mind

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I think emotions are getting the better of us.

We're capable of clear thinking.

Let's use the web for that, and other places for expressing emotions.

I know people feel they have a "right" to do it, but here's the thing about the treadmill we're on. We wouldn't be on it if people did things for smart reasons not because they have a right to do it.

Think about that for a bit.

You know IBM had a great sign they put on all employees' desks when they were at their peak of power.

It's what they valued. It works.

A picture named think.png

Let's do that.

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