Hi everyone! This is my #intro post here on wandering.shop! I used to be @firstname.lastname@example.org and before that @email@example.com . At work I do #datascience and other than that I mostly play #tennis, plus a bit of #gloomhaven and #dnd (DMing and playing 5e). My favorite tennis players are #shapovalov and #murray. Lately I've been reading anything by Martha Wells, John Scalzi, Brandon Sanderson, and Ursula K Le Guin, and Tor's monthly ebooks.Looing forward to meeting cool people here!
My dad just called me to tell me to look at the clouds lol and wow look at these clouds (and the moon) !!! #theskytoday
my imposter syndrome: "you are not qualified to get into infosec"
the guy whose talk I watched on OSINT yesterday on a professional platform: "here is how to do google searches with quotes, you should use a VPN like NordVPN, here is an inspiration quote from Jordan Peterson, and btw I make a quarter million a year."
Both monetization and politicization are forms of gamification that distort people's incentives to act sincerely in public, and instead present a facade of what they hope is popular to their chosen market/audience, in order to trade it for power/status/wealth.
This dynamic leads to a widespread lack of sincerity and then a lack of trust which in turn leads to anger and suspicion and conflict and eventually hollows out the whole society.
How do we incentivise sincere cooperation?
In the same way "carbon footprint" is a concept with some merit that has been weaponised beyond the point of return by gas companies, "echo chamber" places the blame on consumers of social media when the real problem isn't that they're completely surrounded only by opinions they've selected to hear, it's that the social media companies are bombarding them with things they'll find anger provoking or distressing
wild story about how today's college students don't have a mental model for computer directory systems or the concept of files
Data Scientist in the bay. Tennis player (4.5). D&D, Gloomhaven, and board game enthusiast. Double-verified.
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