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@karthiks Yes
5/31
2020
In the annals of handwritten letters, where do discovered mail-in theorems from 8-year olds rank? https://t.co/3LI3cXxphk
5/30
2020
@nikhiljoisr @karthiks create space, offer ball at right time & allow people to do their thing with it is pretty mu… https://t.co/cD8i34OqPp
5/25
2020
"its true nature" https://t.co/ozoX303eVl
5/17
2020
@sajithpai Perhaps one can also frame "office" (and what else?) as socially acceptable away-from-child time?
5/16
2020
I think a lot about this Busquets "assist" these days, and about how so much of education is about getting out of t… https://t.co/gkvXdREY3B
5/13
2020
Talent identification really continues to be underrated. Enjoyed this excellent (and scary) book on programs design… https://t.co/I3zzER8VDnCharly Rexach discovering and persuading a board to invest in 12 yo Messi maybe the best VC deal of all time? https://t.co/yGhFDYTjUR @RhysLindmark Writing actual physical letters (and sending pics of them).
5/3
2020
Am I the only only one who interpreted Marc Andreessen’s essay as an attack against the dominant culture in Silicon… https://t.co/zwfSLKOO0r
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5/2
2020
Tesla stock price is too high imo
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5/1
2020
German is a wonderfully precise language. This, from The Times: ‘’Mrs Merkel has dismissed what she called Öffnungs… https://t.co/QSPRwLDSsh
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4/30
2020
First graders back to school in Hangzhou, with social distancing headgear The long horizontal plumes on Song Dynas… https://t.co/mzFPaF8DLr
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4/27
2020
@utotranslucence Everything by Bohumil Hrabal
4/26
2020
@ksanghi FariyasTo everyone graduating now -- sorry, but no, it's not a good time to graduate no matter how many inspiring stories… https://t.co/tjJ17aeIPB
4/24
2020
Here is a perfect short story for you, by Lucia Berlin. Posted on here by ⁦@chris_power a while back I think, it’s… https://t.co/iJXN78pKRD
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4/23
2020
Not that it will matter, but this is a study waiting to be done in India (many angles exist) https://t.co/RBB5L61edr
4/22
2020
A month ago, the pseudonymous Working Group did an independent research project on the coronavirus outbreak in Japa… https://t.co/r9YHVHGIFP
Retweeted by Rahul RaghavanSchopenhauer’s mom just absolutely letting him hear it https://t.co/yJNwnTCCbN
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4/21
2020
Amazing interview on the no-lockdown Swedish policy, like a cross between Ingmar Bergman and Nordic noir. https://t.co/5MBesIIiac
4/20
2020
@radzpandit @ViragoBooks Love Mrs Palfrey At The Claremont!https://t.co/IlRYdH6610
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4/19
2020
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4/18
2020
@shuvi i would blame the high school obsession with plane geometry :)
4/16
2020
Brouwer’s fixed point theorem in a 60 second TikTok. Absolutely brilliant. He gets it all done illustrated with a c… https://t.co/V9wIEGGIpk
Retweeted by Rahul RaghavanCorrect, and the best argument against homeschooling there is. https://t.co/LMst0zwtayI wish there were more deep life-interview sites like this of regular people in different professions https://t.co/TIyHChxRF9 @srajagopalan @sibeshkar @jeremyphilemon Hey Shruti, thanks for the acknowledgement but @covid19indiaorg is a volun… https://t.co/CYl55c3rX9
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4/15
2020
"Somesh Kar is a 15 year old high school student at Delhi Public School RK Puram, New Delhi" https://t.co/Iew9xbTHFu @CT_Bergstrom Noted; though the "real" value of R0 does seem to be higher than previously thought.BTW, if IFR = 0.5%, then the present Indian reported fatality rate of 4% implies that "actual" cases = 8X reported casesIf general prevalence is 15% (!), then infection fatality rate is ~0.5%. Similar to other data (Diamond Princess, I… https://t.co/ABV3ctliPi @dheerajcr Don't think it is hard to find experts (or expert communicators); it does feel like volume of nuanced writing is way down
4/14
2020
@yooday It really did remind me of Barry LyndonSocial Distancing #HappyEaster https://t.co/lDCAsxkOAw
Retweeted by Rahul Raghavan @karthiks @teasri Leo Strauss, see esotericism & a writing style that hides "true meaning" to avoid persecution, https://t.co/yzJ3cm5yi4One useful pedagogical thing about the 2008-09 financial crisis was that you could learn a LOT by reading the best… https://t.co/chip4NbYNM @karthiks @teasri the most Straussian question of all!With Conway, you felt as if his eyes were bridged by a winding path of infinite length to his brain. Here's Siobhan… https://t.co/wsKdzjzdwS
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4/13
2020
I think I've reached that stage of my life where I enjoy re-reading and re-watching things more than doing them the first time.Don’t Visit Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 https://t.co/N31e67IOIp
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4/12
2020
@nefertitillated In Wiseman, nothing happens and yet everything happens @eaudenonsense @yooday Watching it again tomorrow to check my first estimate of the film for myself.... @nefertitillated If you do broaden your definition, the guy to watch is Frederick Wiseman, greatest documentary fil… https://t.co/ePYSKorNzs @yooday Prepare yourself for the last scene of PoaLoF....... @nefertitillated definitely Stories We Tell (Sarah Polley); Burden Of Dreams (on the making of Fitzcarraldo); The A… https://t.co/jwsgyEhPaALydia Davis, good lord https://t.co/9FCVUcWYOo
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4/10
2020
Adding to the Shakespearian tone of today's offerings from @Unherd, a brilliant analysis by @DrMatthewSweet of the… https://t.co/js7vXbzaFk
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4/8
2020
@karthiks The MLB is thinking about it... (as I am sure are the NBA) https://t.co/lz3jBJbT2T @shreyas_satish In what cases do social experiences work better online compared to offline? @david_perell The Great Courses Plus, really really good. @karthiks Key determining variable is the lockdown, right? Wouldn't a removal of the lockdown effectively just shif… https://t.co/X8pArxzT27Surprised how unsettling I find the news about the PM: largely, I think, because he is a man of such immense appeti… https://t.co/CPtAQDwcgM
Retweeted by Rahul RaghavanLiking the look of England’s 2021 kit, fittingly modelled here by Joe Root, leading from the front. https://t.co/ucL63fC4ho
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4/7
2020
A message from Vikram Seth https://t.co/6rVVP3yvon
4/6
2020
WITHNAIL & Isolation quote https://t.co/LBlSr7HWYy
Retweeted by Rahul Raghavan @silverlocket5 Absolutely gorgeous! @johnmitchinson @silverlocket5 @Dauntbooks @i_am_mill_i_am @thegentleauthor Thank you! I've read the Garner but not… https://t.co/zvToclaTuJ
4/5
2020
@johnmitchinson @silverlocket5 @Dauntbooks @i_am_mill_i_am @thegentleauthor Care to share any other children's book… https://t.co/cY4LaeuHvL @sajithpai Yes, her TV show is very good, I've just started watching....and all her interviews (the Desert Island D… https://t.co/nhAqqshtT6Sister Wendy Beckett earned a Congratulatory First at Oxford (the kind where they don't ask any Qs at the Viva but… https://t.co/HSHfzAoPcUTremendously good, highly literate and never patronising; why aren't there more books like this? https://t.co/6qU5lpl5Hx"Atleast (not) this kind of model" https://t.co/3Tc2Ru8jHw
4/4
2020
"I’ve now seen multiple studies suggesting that up to 80 or 90 percent of patients who end up on ventilators ultima… https://t.co/6axqNfFvUWSo much in the media about #COVIDー19 testing, it seems important to correct some misconceptions. Thread👇
Retweeted by Rahul Raghavan @karthiks Scene looks quite dire for some of the others, no? @karthiks @covid19indiaorg Would be really interesting to see this chart state/cluster wise @berthofmanecon @BaldingsWorld @dhanyarajendran yes, it is indeed @BaldingsWorld! @BaldingsWorld @berthofmanecon @dhanyarajendran See also Figure 12, of 4751 samples tested, only 5% positive. Despi… https://t.co/vMGbCbiQUy @BaldingsWorld @berthofmanecon @dhanyarajendran Source here, https://t.co/n1UfG5hnqM
4/3
2020
No sports, no chess, not anymore! I'm launching the Magnus Carlsen Invitational. 8 players, $250,000 prize fund: https://t.co/Eo72KbX49N
Retweeted by Rahul Raghavan @tejus_sawjiani The usual suspects are Kim ki-duk, Park Chan-wook... But I really love Hong Sang-soo (who is an acquired taste though)
4/2
2020
.@NYGovCuomo says no, he is not planning on running for president in the most Cuomo-on-Cuomo way possible. https://t.co/ZFQV2hTwKk
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3/31
2020
Now that the virus is in India, a thread 👇🏼 on the potential geography of the virus spread based on known migration… https://t.co/hXmzpeBdrJ
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3/30
2020
Multiple sources tell @ABC Pres. Trump turned to former Yankee Alex Rodriguez for advice this week. A source close… https://t.co/x2a3SltoJH
Retweeted by Rahul Raghavan @RobGMacfarlane Thank you for this. Looking forward to join from Bangalore, India! @sajithpai Also Garrett Hardin's first law of ecology, "You can never do merely one thing"
3/28
2020
Feel-good story of the day. A 101 years old man has recovered from Covid-19 in Italy. He has survived the 1918 flu,… https://t.co/qNBVlY8Pwc
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3/27
2020
@potax Woke up today to the memory of you describing The Decameron as "pure pondy". Reading anything fun?
3/26
2020
I don’t want to believe this Coronavirus: Chef Floyd Cardoz, co-owner of Bombay Canteen, dies of Covid-19 in New Y… https://t.co/jF60Mq55rl
Retweeted by Rahul RaghavanFeb 19 - few COVID cases, 0 deaths in Italy - 35k from Bergamo (30% of the town's population!) travel to Milan for… https://t.co/a7G5OzYgW4
3/25
2020
@bijal_v A treasure of the internet, and deserves to be much more well known! Thanks for your work.Amen. "....because I think that once you have a systematic method, you switch into mechanical mode and lose an oppo… https://t.co/ga3JO7Jax4"We know there are parents out there who can both love their children unconditionally and also teach them Common Co… https://t.co/4v2azglrkx
3/24
2020
If testing is being done so selectively, implying significant symptoms + travel history, isn't it puzzling that the… https://t.co/7pT4RlWRN9
3/23
2020
This was my favourite undergraduate course at IIT-M, just rock & roll from start to finish. I used the Strogatz tex… https://t.co/kwthyEpOk5Day 1 https://t.co/6NjHgoFHNN
3/22
2020
Yiyun Li, one of our very greatest writers, is teaming up with @APublicSpace to offer a free virtual book club. Rea… https://t.co/Qudj6ofdIa
Retweeted by Rahul RaghavanSo: I propose that we take Nan Shepherd's slender masterpiece The Living Mountain as the first book in the… https://t.co/qRCzkPtyKr
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3/18
2020
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Retweeted by Rahul RaghavanSo far this is the best document on what we should do: https://t.co/FkEVLdmOdg, and https://t.co/lkOal6Uwfn, #coronavirus
Retweeted by Rahul RaghavanHere’s something that’s absolutely terrifying: a comparison of the age distributions of Covid-19 cases in Italy, wh… https://t.co/i9t78Dv4Om
Retweeted by Rahul RaghavanLawyers: does the force majeure principle automatically apply to all contracts under Indian law?
3/15
2020
This article from @tomaspueyo is very good: https://t.co/jMjtxN3fUd. Reasoning sensibly about Covid-19 requires quantitative modeling.
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3/12
2020
@karthiks Why not put up the book list, run a Twitter auction & maximise utility?
3/8
2020
@potax ReallyAfter 45 years, a successor to Barry Lyndon: the miraculous "Portrait of a Lady on Fire", with a last scene that be… https://t.co/5CUhTSg0q3
3/6
2020
Wittgenstein: "How small a thought it takes to fill a whole life"
2/26
2020

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