If hunger had an effect on our mental resources of this magnitude, our society would fall into minor chaos every day at 11:45. Or at the very least, our society would have organized itself around this incredibly strong effect of mental depletion. Just like manufacturers take size differences between men and women into account when producing items such as golf clubs or watches, we would stop teaching in the time before lunch, doctors would not schedule surgery, and driving before lunch would be illegal. If a psychological effect is this big, we don’t need to discover it and publish it in a scientific journal – you would already know it exists.
With Favreau’s shitburger, we could easily substitute any number of other shit expressions: a pile of shit, a load of shit, a crock of shit, or, as prominently issued by Trump’s own personal attorney in a string of threatening emails to a stranger this week, a piece of shit. For all its political timeliness, Favreau’s shitburger is also rhetorically meaty because it figures the GOP as serving something appetizing for the American public—until they peak under the bun. Or as Favreau called a recent podcast episode: “Same shitburger, different bun.”
“Ms. Fairooz’s brief reflexive burst of noise, be it laughter or an audible gasp, clearly cannot sustain a conviction for either of the counts in the information,” Bogash wrote in a court filing. “So the only other basis for her conviction to anything are her statements after the U.S. Capitol Police arrested her for that laughing. Those statements merely expressed surprise at being arrested.”
Hagfish produce prodigious amounts of slime. A single hagfish can fill a 5-gallon bucket with slime, seemingly instantly. This slime provides protection. Hagfish have been observed escaping from sharks by choking them with enormous amounts of slime. When they feed on a carcass, the slime pours out, covering the carcass and preventing other scavengers from creeping in on their turf. If not properly cared for, hagfish in captivity will suffocate in their own slime.
Holy moly that’s a big ass.
…campaign Donald lowered the discourse, lied, offended, and slammed parents with a series of unwanted teachable moments. He was sexist, racist, and generally terrible. And more than 60 million people looked at that and said, yeah … Him! Putin didn’t do that.
In studying the death of Pahokee, Fla., resident John Henry Barrett, who died in May at the age of 77, it determined that his cause of death was homicide. There’s just one catch — Barrett died of sepsis, and was shot nearly 60 years ago.
So, so good.
Algorithmic bias is shaping up to be a major societal issue at a critical moment in the evolution of machine learning and AI. If the bias lurking inside the algorithms that make ever-more important decisions goes unrecognized and unchecked, it could have serious negative consequences, especially for poorer communities and minorities. The eventual outcry might also stymie the progress of an incredibly useful technology (see “Inspecting Algorithms for Bias”).