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Technology
1/ How to get promoted at a startup:

At larger companies career tracks are (too) well defined, and there are clear paths on how to move up. But at startups there isn’t a playbook for how to get promoted.
2/ By “promoted” I mean bigger title, more comp, more responsibility - whatever it is that you care about. You’re more likely to get it if you do these things.
3/ At a startup things move quickly, there often isn’t a defined HR - if there is the promotion norms change every 6 mo's as company vision, strategy, team, evolve. Despite ever evolving landscape, there are things you can do to get promoted early. This gets my attention:
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When the glitch happens in a primary, the "losing" candidate typically concedes for the sake of party unity. But why would the "loser's" supporters embrace the "winner" in these circumstances? The only way to achieve unity is to fight for & implement evidence-based elections. 1/
2/ @philipbstark, who invented Risk Limiting Audits, describes "evidence-based elections" 2 mean #paperballots + robust manual audits + a transparent chain of custody between Election Night & the audit (including perhaps video surveillance of the ballots). stat.berkeley.edu/~stark/Preprin…
3/ I agree with this formulation w/ two caveats. First, as explained in my article linked in post 1, a HAND MARKED paper ballot is a much more reliable indicator of voter intent than a summary card--some call them "paper ballots"--marked by a computer.
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so, in recent muses, i've tried to establish that our next step is a) restructuring economy to b) grow & keep geeks.
how?

what changes do i make in my org, assuming that i have restructured the economy to give me space to do so, to increase the org's ability to grow and keep geeks?
in no particular order, then, here are a bunch of ideas about this.
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Science and Space
(1) I'd like to share one of the most riveting moments ever caught on radio, courtesy of @larryelder.
(2) This was a while back.

I was listening to Larry's show in Los Angeles, and he got a call from a very emphatic, angry sounding black man.
(3) Larry and the man had been on a TV show together, right before the man was sent to prison for drug dealing.

The man had said that he was going to prison because of the availability of drugs and the demand for it, and he was blaming "the system."
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Listen up it's sunday night DM science. I have a beautiful d20 but I feel like it always rolls poorly. (1/n)
So first some anatomy. Plastic dice look smooth on the outside, but on the inside the resin is porous meaning little bubbles can form (2/n)
So this can mean your die is unevenly weighted giving a non random distribution of numbers (3/n)
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so, in recent muses, i've tried to establish that our next step is a) restructuring economy to b) grow & keep geeks.
how?

what changes do i make in my org, assuming that i have restructured the economy to give me space to do so, to increase the org's ability to grow and keep geeks?
in no particular order, then, here are a bunch of ideas about this.
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Culture and Books
1/10 Sunday night musings on the efficacy of “graphic” images in advancing animal welfare
2/10 It seems like graphic images of animal suffering can be helpful for those already mitigating suffering; less helpful for those not currently open to considering the plight of other sentient beings’ suffering at all, which seems a proportionally small but crucial audience.
3/10 The extent to which different forms of animal suffering - whether thru words or images - move individuals to change wrt animals - and how it can most effectively be done, is worthy of its own elaborate analysis. Some great orgs like @Faunalytics working on this.
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Here's a tweetstorm featuring 25 things I intend to teach my 2-year old son.

[Spoiler Alert]: A bit of a surprise for those who make it to the end...

1.) You should always try to go to bed smarter than when you woke up.

For the best way to get smarter, see #2.
2.) You should read a lot. Reading makes you more empathetic & this world needs more empathy. In our house, you’ll always be surrounded by books

"In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn’t read all the time — none. Zero." - Munger
3.) Sleep more. You sleep more than 11 hours a day right now. As you get older, there will be more demands on your time and it’s tempting to sacrifice sleep. Don’t. People who sleep more have better health, sharper thinking, improved memory and many other benefits.
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Politics
(1) Remember I told you the plan to divide Trump supporters by race?

And I told you that violence was coming?

Well, it's here.
(2) Amanda Beale @ABeale202 is running for Advisory Neighborhood Council 8E02 in Washington, D.C.

She's talking about a woman in late middle age getting flattened for using the N-word on bus passengers with whom she was arguing.
(3) As you can see, she's bleeding very heavily.

We'll see a lot more of this as we get closer to the midterms.

It'll culminate in murder.
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When the glitch happens in a primary, the "losing" candidate typically concedes for the sake of party unity. But why would the "loser's" supporters embrace the "winner" in these circumstances? The only way to achieve unity is to fight for & implement evidence-based elections. 1/
2/ @philipbstark, who invented Risk Limiting Audits, describes "evidence-based elections" 2 mean #paperballots + robust manual audits + a transparent chain of custody between Election Night & the audit (including perhaps video surveillance of the ballots). stat.berkeley.edu/~stark/Preprin…
3/ I agree with this formulation w/ two caveats. First, as explained in my article linked in post 1, a HAND MARKED paper ballot is a much more reliable indicator of voter intent than a summary card--some call them "paper ballots"--marked by a computer.
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@EricHolder Eric Holder, was the first Domestic Terrorist, ever to be the Attorneys General for the United States of America!
1970’s SLA (Symbionese Liberation Army) while at Columbia University with Obama. The Domestic Terrorist group that kidnapped Patricia Hearst, committed
armed bank robberies, one that resulted in murder!
Hearst said Holder was “walking guns for the SLA”
Holder it seems hasn’t gotten over his past behavior, operation Fast&Furious
was walking guns, and a border patrol agent was murdered with one of those guns.
This is the “Big-News” story, that hasn’t gotten any attention!
There is no way around this, this coup began when Obama was sworn in, you know, where he raised his hand and swore an oath to abide by and uphold the Constitution?
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