September 6th, 2017

Mr. Twister

Сексизм как есть

CNN -- [Mrs Clinton] writes bluntly that sexism hampered her ability to reach voters effectively. "What makes me such a lightning rod for fury? I'm really asking. I'm at a loss," she asks her readers, before concluding: "I think it's partly because I'm a woman."
Совершенно согласен. Против безумного старика голосуешь без малейших эмоций. А вот если оказывается, что это именно тётенька всю жизнь мечтала вместо него быть кровавым главнокомандующим, то этот факт вызывает совершенно отдельное и самостоятельное омерзение.
Leif Gram: Mr. Fix

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Oracles were apparently first studied by Turing, in his 1938 PhD thesis. Obviously, anyone who could write a whole thesis about these fictitious entities would have to he an extremely pure theorist, someone who wouldn't be caught dead doing anything relevant. That was certainly true in Turing's case - indeed, he spent the years after his PhD, from 1939 to 1943, studying certain abstruse symmetry transformations on a 26-letter alphabet.
-- Scott Aaronson