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Reality has a liberal bias. I would never die for my beliefs because I could be wrong.
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Aug 4, 2018 10 tweets 2 min read
One problem that seems common on the right and left is aversion to valid criticism of arguments. Many people seem less interested in finding truth than they are looking for reinforcement of their world views. This environment is very exhausting, and it's damaging to our republic. The difference between the republican party and the democratic party on the issue of racism depends upon which party the south selects to run on. The logical error people make is assuming that because the south selects one party, all people in that party must be racist by def..
Jul 28, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
The amount of damage that has been done by the lack of interest in cyber security is incalculable. The interference in our election isn't even the most dangerous thing that I see. The most dangerous thing is the billions of records we are losing on our civilians every year. /1 These records are almost certainly being capture by governments like Russia. The reason that is dangerous is because machine learning tactics can be used to manipulate and discover weaknesses in our society. /2
Jul 28, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
If one isn't careful with circumstantial evidence, he or she can construct a therefore, because of this fallacy. One has to drill down on cases that can cause the ground to be wet. For example, did your wife decide to water the lawn? /1 In computer systems, there are many different cases where things can go wrong and produce inconsistent output. This is why investigations have to be done by experts in the field because they not only have to know the cases but rule them out. /2
Jul 28, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
Lord give me strength.

Computer scientists have been trying to engage the public on cyber security issues for a very long time. In fact, we have been yelling fire for a very long time. Unfortunately, the public doesn’t want to listen. /1 And congress shut down the office of technological assessment in the mid 90s. The issue isn’t that we have been silent; instead, the issue is people like this person who doesn’t want to listen. They prefer the story of snake oil salesmen because it’s convenient. /2
Jul 26, 2018 5 tweets 2 min read
[RANT] I wish people realized how much they do not know.

The reason experts are important is because of limitations of human beings. In the universe of knowledge, mankind collectively knows a subset of it. Individuals only know a subset of what mankind knows. /1 Although it's common to hear people say what "we" know when discussing topics like science, truth is much of what "we" know is taken on authority. We have very limited lifespans, memory, and intellectual ability. /2
Jul 14, 2018 9 tweets 3 min read
I should start sharing the zillions of comments I use to get with when I use to have the energy to put a lot of effort into promoting egalitarianism in the south just to provide perspective. One thing you'll notice very quickly is that people have a very different viewpoint of the confederacy. In addition, you should expect a lot of arguments dressed up with social desirability bias.
Jul 12, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
On the topic of trade, I suspect #China is happier about Trump’s #TradeWar than many suppose. Sure, China will feel some short to mid term pain from these disruptions; however, the United States is leaving behind a very large vacuum in the international community. /1 While America is off attacking everyone coming and going, China is quietly offering to provide leadership on trade. There are many trade deals taking place where America is on the outside looking in; thus, China stands to win big in the long-term application of the trade war. /2
Jul 9, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
The republican party has been about fear for as long as I can remember. It's been the party of snake oil salesmen for as long as I can remember. The whole conservative apologists movement is already getting old. People forget that even John McCain took a win at all costs strategy when he was running for President. Do you think he gave any thought about what would happen to the country should something happen to him as he picked Sarah Palin?
Jun 24, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
@RadioFreeTom I noticed these people back when Obama first got elected, and I spent many years debating them afterwards. These people want to see a racial order return, and they think liberals like myself destroyed america by taking it away. /1 @RadioFreeTom My old high school is decked out in confederate symbols. They adopted these symbols during the first year of desegregation. Although the law was going to force desegregation, they were still going to find a way to communicate to black people their place. /2