Confessions of a researchaholic

January 18, 2021

Fairness

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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it was not fair for younger, healthy people in richer nations to get the jab before vulnerable people in poorer states.

If we continue this line of reasoning, is it fair for younger, healthy people in richer nations to receive more heath care, social welfare, etc., than vulnerable people in poorer states?
How should we define fairness across different groups of people?
Is such fairness achievable or desirable?

Money, discipline, and life

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Without enough disciplines, money, talent, or other resources cannot solve our problems, if not create more.

November 3, 2020

Election night doodling

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“The American people are a very generous people and will forgive almost any weakness, with the possible exception of stupidity.” – Will Rogers

April 12, 2020

Scaffolding knowledge

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Every information is a piece of an entire knowledge, so instead of treating what we learn as separate fragments, it is more effective to memorize and understand them as a whole.
This is possible because knowledge often repeats in different forms, such as through history or books.


In effect, Funes not only remembered every leaf on every tree of every wood, but even every one of the times he had perceived or imagined it.
To think is to forget a difference, to generalize, to abstract. In the overly replete world of Funes there were nothing but details, almost contiguous details.
– Funes the Memorious

April 3, 2020

The pandemic world war

Filed under: Real — liyiwei @ 11:21 am
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When this is all over,
The disease will dissipate,
The economy will recover,
But the world order will be very different.



December 11, 2018

Carlos Ghosn

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Mediocre people, when they have the right chance, can still hurt better people in unexpected ways. I am glad that I learned this lesson early enough so the damage I received is quite limited.
I am less sure about him though.



August 11, 2017

How to defeat an ideology

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The more we avoid or suppress an idea, the more powerful it becomes.

“The statements that make people mad are the ones they worry might be believed. I suspect the statements that make people maddest are those they worry might be true.” – What you can’t say by Paul Graham.

Engage and attack: attend-listen-embarass, rebut

July 27, 2017

John Urschel

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Retiring NFL player who is also a current MIT math PhD student and his latest paper is about CVT.
😀

July 17, 2017

You can measure the size of a person by what makes him or her angry

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http://time.com/4860367/winnie-the-pooh-xi-china-obama-ban/

http://time.com/4860693/twitter-reaction-ann-coulter-delta/

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