[Repost] LWT W/ John Oliver: Voting Machines

https://youtu.be/svEuG_ekNT0

"They were careless people[...]- they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness [...], and let other people clean up the mess they had made.- Nick Carraway, The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald

[Repost] Opulence

https://youtu.be/jD-PbF3ywGo

I was recently assigned to read this entire article/essay/magazine in a class of mine and was blown away by how comprehensive it is. If you guys are just beginning to dip your toes into IT or software development, then this is a must-read! To read: https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-paul-ford-what-is-code/

A Million Little Deaths

To the skeptics and the willingly blind, Recently, a friend and I was talking about politics and current events and this phrase was uttered: "I think people are exaggerating. Well, it's not like the world is going to end."Or something to that effect; I don't remember it word-by-word. And immediately, it had a gut-clenching effect…

[Repost] Bias in Medicine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TATSAHJKRd8

There's always this nebulous cloud of unease whenever I get invited to a discussion of race and privilege with a white person. At best, they could listen to what's being said and try to understand but at worst, it will devolve into a he said she said where everything is taken as a personal attack or a joke. This article puts that feeling into more definite terms.

By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.-Kafka

July 2019 Quote of the Month

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” ― James Baldwin

Tolerance vs Acceptance

Within the past several decades, as people take an increasingly nuanced look at their identity, many more identities have risen to the public awareness. These different identities aren't new to the human race. There have been many representations of people identifying as queer and transgender etc. since people have existed. Whereas before, Western and specifically…

Othering and Purity Culture

I recently finished Pure, a book about the purity movement in evangelical Christianity (and beyond)and the psychological effects it has left on the generation of girls that grew up under it. It's a really good read and offered me a lot of insight into the minds of a community that I have always had a…

June 2019 Quote of the Month

“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” ― Malala Yousafzai

Symbolic Logic: Conditional/Indirect Proofs and Proving Theorems

Hey guys! So, this time, we're going look at other methods we can use to construct proofs when just deriving from the premises isn't enough. Conditional Proof (CP) The setup: Basically, you use this method when the conclusion or a part of the conclusion you want is a conditional. This makes it so you assume…

May 2019 Quote of the Month

Life isn't fair? Then, make it fair!

April 2019 Quote of the Month

I am a socialist; of course I am a socialist. To hold a vision that society can be fundamentally different, to believe that all people can be equal - that is not a new idea. --Bernie Sanders