Saturday, March 25, 2023

NSW Elections: Voter Wordle

 I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them. —Adlai Stevenson

Developers demolished a historic pub. They must rebuild from the rubble.”  The heritage culture that is England.  I recommend the photo of the pile of rubble.  Was the original building so attractive in the first place?

Let’s hope Labor governs for one and all 

ALP in every state … bar tassie

liveNSW election will be won by Labor, Antony Green says, as big swings begin to materialise

Catherine Cusack Election 2023: Crystal ball gazing and hot tips

Australia’s Richest 250 list has been unveiled by The Australian, featuring the country's biggest mining magnates, tech giants, property tycoons and more.

Australia and its top 250 Richest Men and Women

We propose the nose as central to faces and their perception.


Musa al-Gharbi on why conservatives are happier


Some observations on Chinese management


Bryan Caplan revalued GPT.  And EleutherAI open source stuff.  And Prismer open source stuff (“every day, people!”).  And Adobe’s Firefly AI now in beta.  And @getlindy.  And “Little gods for older people,” how AI will transform being old


Infovores interview with Hollis Robbins


Fed’s new treatment of collateral.


Hokusai sells for $2.8 million.

The 10 Most Bizarre Moments From a Real Wedding in a Taco Bell-Branded MetaverseGizmodo


Springtime is in the air and so is poetry in translation Dayton Daily News

At Long Last, a Donkey Family Tree New York Times

The Twitter Files and the new censorship regimeAndrew Lowenthal

Posed Riddles Drift Magazine 

  1. “The idea is to kind of not in fact talk about what people would normally be talking about” — philosopher Stephen Asma (Columbia College) and actor Paul Giamatti are putting together a new podcast called Chinwag. Here’s the trailer.
  2. “The key question to ask in a particular case is this: how much more likely am I to have this intuition if its content is true than if its content is false?” — Nevin Climenhaga (Dianoia, ACU) on how much philosophers should trust intuitions. He’s responding to this earlier pieceby Edouard Machery (Pitt).
  3. “I’ve been told by middle-class academics that I don’t belong in academia and that I should be grateful to have any kind of platform. Fellow working-class academics have told me that I shouldn’t be working with ‘elitist’… universities” — on coming out as working class in academia
  4. Philosophy is training for death, said Socrates. Is marriage training for divorce? — a profile of Agnes Callard (Chicago), with a focus on her marriages, in The New Yorker
  5. “There is only one way to avoid the risk of over-attributing or under-attributing rights to advanced AI systems: Don’t create systems of debatable sentience in the first place.” — Eric Schwitzgebel (Riverside) and Henry Shevlin (Cambridge) on “a potentially catastrophic moral dilemma”
  6. “Professors are people too. They don’t like to think of themselves as the bone structure of our society’s most consequentially oppressive hierarchy” — on how professors neglect the structural injustice of academia. How accurate a picture is this?
  7. Hegel, who denied the existence of black history and black thought, inspired black philosophers who studied in Germany, such as Du Bois, Fanon, and Davis — five philosophers on making black intellectual history more visible in Germany