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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 02/15/2022 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2022/02/15/dai…
COVID-19 Counter Measures Should be Age Specific ⋆ Brownstone Institute
brownstone.org/articles/covid…
#COVID19, #CounterMeasures, #AgeSpecific, #OpEd
America faces greater division as parties draw safe seats for congressional districts
theguardian.com/us-news/ng-int…
#CongressionalDistricts, #HouseOfRepresentativesSeats,#PartisanPolitics, #remapping
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100% wrong. Engineering != science.

As explained in #Antifragile, our world is built by engineers, tinkerers, & practitioners, often uneducated, misclaimed by universities.

Science never claims ANYTHING about these matters. Science=research procedure not a risk control method.
The BS model:
Science => Technology => Practice.

Historically, the truth:
Practice =>Technology =>"Scientific" misattribution

@paulg ImageImageImageImage
Know How vs. Know What
A truth is that, as much as we enjoy counterintuitive intellectual puzzles, our world owes a lot more to the Teslas than to the Einsteins.
Engineers would have figured out the time discrepancies without asking questions. The reverse doesn't work.
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Had a fun time talking about #leadership in #STEM (at any stage of career), #BlackExcellence #WomenInSTEM #DEI #DiversityandInclusion to a range of students and faculty at @tennesseetech. Thanks for the invitation @JosephCSlater. Look forward to building further on this.
Talked about ways to take on community level leadership roles to develop skills in acquiring funding, managing a budget, team building, managing people, executing.

Know what you are good at and balance the rest with your team. Don’t try to be it all.
Particularly on #Twitter, being overt about terms like #bias or #BLM or #racism can result in blowback. That does not mean what you said was wrong rather others may have insecurity or have work to do. Manage your energy as an advocate. Avoid burnout.

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1/8 Die #MPK könnte am 22. handeln. Könnte.

Wir könnten dann jammernd und in Empörung darüber vergehen. Könnten.

Oder - wir machen etwas sehr, sehr Deutsches. Wir engagieren uns im Ehrenamt. In jeder Kommune genügend für 3-fach-tracing.

Eine Freiwillige Covidwehr.
2/8 Freiwillige Covidwehr - oder der Deutschen Covid-Tracing-Gesellschaft. Oder Tracking for Future. Oder in der COVIDA. Dem Landestracebund. Im hippen #tracetothetop. Zivildienst? Coviddienst. Kehrwoche? Tracewoche.
3/8 Entscheidend ist:

Wir müssen *absolut* sicher sein, dass wir von jeder Infektion alle Kontakte finden und jeden Tag testen. Bei jedem Fall muss das die Mission der Freunde, Familie, Kollegen sein.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/26/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/12/26/dai…
How Cities Lost Control of Police Discipline

nytimes.com/2020/12/22/us/…

#unions #police #Detroit
In Search of a New Reserve Currency - World Game

brunomacaes.substack.com/p/in-search-of…

#reserve #currency #world
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@ryankatzrosene criticizing the New Narrative “Ditch red meat & dairy, & don’t bother with local food”: canadianfoodstudies.uwaterloo.ca/index.php/cfs/…

Excellent read, in defense of contextual, community-centered approaches to food instead of top-down, reductionist 'efficiency' planning. #Antifragile
"To assert that the localized cultural context of food is inconsequential to health & sustainability is to follow in the footsteps of a colonial mindset" 💯!!

'Efficiency' planners pooh-pooh this as romanticism. So do vegans. From my debate with Barnard👇
academic.oup.com/ajcn/article/1…
Should have stated *many* vegans and *most* efficiency planners, but I ran out of characters 😄
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A THREAD (1/9) about the evolution of my #CRYPTO #portfolio and the reasoning behind it.

I started investing into Crypto markets in Oct. 2017. I wasn't sure about any project so I started with equal amounts of $BTC $ETH $LTC. The amounts in total was 1% of my investment capital.
(2/9)

The purpose of this small allocation was to have "skin in the game". I make better decisions when I have real money at stake. So, with prices fluctuating I decided to research projects quickly to find my optimal portfolio. Here is what I found:
(3/9)

$BTC: 1st mover, store of value, most liquidity, proof of work converting value of energy into monetary value.

$ETH: 1st mover for providing decentralized smart contracts. Value of providing platform for dapps is reflected in its monetary value.

$LTC: Silver to $BTC
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Thanks for the invitation @Ned_Arick to talk of #thestateofhealthcare

We have clear #evidence of a #system that has failed as has been pointed out by leading experts like @EricTopol

Respect the work on systems done by @MartyMakary @PatrickConwayMD @donberwick
#MedTwitter
Am at @MITSloan doing @MITSloanFellows to learn from experts like @zeynepton @lpbreva @EshipMIT to solve problems through #innovation.

When the biggest #healthcare crisis in a century comes, why couldn’t we be more #antifragile? Why were lives & jobs lost? #MedTwitter

Not ok
In past, folks like those who authored, edited, approved #Medbikini studies defined #professionalism, labeled docs with MBAs as “sellouts” - but #business of #healthcare fails to deliver needed care for results or #quality #MedTwitter #COVID19 #pandemic
nytimes.com/2020/05/15/us/…
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It's out! How to Manage your Engineering Team Under Pressure - Lessons on Antifragility By Adam Wolff @dmwlff From Robinhood @RobinhoodApp and Facebook
Listen or read: bit.ly/3g2stko
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#engineeringmanagement #Antifragile
1. Preserve optionality:
Not committing to a single course of action is valuable. Incrementality is a great way to make it work in practice. You set a direction, and set up checkpoints where you can stop, and redirect yourself.
2. Skin in the game:
If your employees can succeed without helping the business, that makes the organization fragile. You need to give them the proper responsibility and proportionate accountability to make them thrive.
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Clear directions from venture capitalists on fund raising
1. Acknowledge the new reality that revenues are tending towards zero. Prior valuations and also cost structures were based on revenue projections. Now, costs need to be reimagined from base levels (1/n)
Investors are more than happy to support founders. No investor is saying NO to funds. However, such requests need to be practical and balance obligations. Every founder has to be rational and bring costs down. (2/n)
Founders need to be practical at this time. Valuations were based on GMV, however, now is the time to Be PRACTICAL and accept lower valuations. This also means that a company hoping for a Series D valuation might have to settle for Series C valuation. (3/n)
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The #Covid_19 crisis is an excellent example of how stress can make systems #Antifragile because it offers us a opportunity to see the weaknesses extant in global travel and supply chains and to develop policies and procedures for dealing with pandemic control and treatment. 1/6
I'm not one for Panglossian interpretations. I do assert, however, that we have a valuable opportunity and, therefore, a real duty to learn and to make definite changes in order that we are better prepared to handle the next--inevitable--pandemic. 2 /6
Despite COVID-19's viciousness it is relatively benign when compared to many alternatives. What if the next challenge is as infectious as a flu but has the rate of morbidity of a hemorrhagic fever? We must change. What we must not do is create a massive Federal program. 3/6
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The #CoronaVirus or #Covid19 is a classic #BlackSwan event.

No one could see it coming. (Ok @BillGates did highlight risk of a pandemic - but realistically not many planned for this)

...
Such a chaotic event is catastrophic for those who are #Fragile,
A downturn for #Robust
Good for #Antifragile

(Channelling my inner NNT)
What is fragility?

As per @nntaleb checklist

- too much concentration of power (can’t talk back to authority with honest feedback)
- one trick pony (export one commodity)
- too much leverage (financial or over optimised supply chain)
- experience of previous crisis
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"emergence happens as a consequence of the system is in criticality" ~ 9:13

now, what is the relation between #criticality and #antifragility? is criticality a consequence of the system being #Antifragile?

researchgate.net/publication/33…
or criticality is the underlying mechanism of antifragility?
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My personal generalized thoughts and conclusions from #RWRI 12 @nntaleb

-Statistics is about the elimination of noise
-Decision making gets easier in uncertain conditions
-Skin in the game is a filtering mechanism
-Group behavior is not expressed by individual preferences
-Nature is scale invariant
-You create tail events simply by regulating the process - it’s an unnatural constraint
-It’s misconstrued that lowering variability actually lowers risk
-McDonalds exists as an insurance policy
-Everything non-linear is necessarily convex/concave
-Don’t theorize about what people want, just act on what they do
-Have optionality on the convexity of random events
-PTSD vs Post traumatic stress growth. One is talked about because it makes $$$
-Floor your losses
-Zero intelligence trading works when you have convexity bias
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1/n: “Everything gains or loses from volatility. Fragility is what loses from volatility and uncertainty.”

Had 4-5 uninterrupted flight hours this Friday. Re-read #Antifragile by @nntaleb. So here’re some nuggets/quotes/insights from one of my favorite books. #TweetThread 👇🏼
2: Some things seem to improve if they are placed in environments of volatility and unpredictability. ‘Antifragile’ analyzes why this is the case. It suggests that this quality has been vital for the progress of human civilization since ancient times.
3: Taleb describes that something is antifragile when it gets better with chaos, disorder, and time whereas anything fragile hates volatility.

Nature is the ultimate example of something antifragile as it can adapt and gets stronger with difficult times.
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Awesome panel called “#bitcoin Without Internet” at #MCC2019–covering satellites, #meshnetworks & #hamradio & ways to handle last-mile connectivity issues. #antifragile @adam3us @nvk @remyers_ @eiaine @goTenna @Blockstream @Coinkite Image
“It doesn’t really matter what kind of radio you use. They all run at lightspeed.” —@nvk
“The types of use for these different communication technologies are going to be different in different parts of the world.” —@remyers_
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Some notes on @nntaleb's #Antifragile: Some things benefit from shocks; they thrive and grow when exposed to volatility,randomness, disorder, and stressors and love adventure, risk, and uncertainty.. there is no word for the exact opposite of fragile. Let us call it antifragile.
This is pretty much a sense of complexity
of much interesting is that aging and chronical diseases (as diabetes) lower your complexity level in physiological time series such as heart rate (working paper)
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