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Paul Graham on Twitter: "Something I didn't fully realize till the past month: it's dangerous to have a leader whose base holds him to a low standard. If Trump's base insisted he take charge of the Covid-19 response, he'd have to. But since they're satisfied with press conferences, that's all we get." / Twitter —… Continue reading Paul Graham on Twitter: “Something I didn’t fully realize till the past month: it’s dangerous to have a leader whose base holds him to a low standard. If Trump’s base insisted he take charge of the Covid-19 response, he’d have to. But since they’re satisfied with press conferences, that’s all we get.” / Twitter
AROUND 15 OR 20 years ago, in the early aughts of this century, it was faddish in certain corners of the history of science to write biographies of obscure figures. The idea was that understanding the life of run-of-the-mill researchers would tell us more about how science actually operates than would studies of rarefied individuals.… Continue reading When Einstein Was Just Another Physicist
So I got into this long conversation with my co-leader of Hack Club & CodeDay a while back. We're graduating, and although we have already found the succeeding generation of leaders for next year, we are starting to become concerned with these programs' futures: What comes next? What will these programs look like? Who's going to… Continue reading Let’s Be Pessimistic, For Once.
Introduction This is the story of the Jianruiying, a small elite unit of specially selected Manchu soldiers under the Qing dynasty. They were trained to overcome rough terrain, obstacles, and rivers in order to commence special attacks towards fortifications. In some ways, they are comparable to today's special forces. Background story: The Jinchuan situation In the eighteenth century,… Continue reading Special Forces of the Qing Dynasty