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Tom Chivers @TomChivers Science writer

"Far too nice to be a journalist": T Pratchett. DMs open, chiversthomas(a)gmail. https://t.co/PhbHr1ieNk Preorder my first book, The AI Does Not Hate You, below

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@dallascampbell @MartineBBC Ah, Dimebag Darrell. RIP @TomDavidson09 Yup. Probably one sent out by the publishers. @TomDavidson09 Hope you like it! Although not sure I’m pleased to see it’s in charity shops already… @ProfChalmers Thank you!UK friends should know about this fab book by @TomChivers about AI risk and our community. Crucially, I appear in i… https://t.co/rLVcPuiYsA
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6/15
2019
@mjrobbins When I get back from the bog I willBuy this. Now give me my 5p, Chivers. https://t.co/ftzs05T8vl
Retweeted by Tom Chivers @bigdamo Amazing! Thanks guys @alexmassie @duncanrobinson One international publisher’s invoice form wanted me to download 12 new fonts to fill it out“Overall, [the] results indicate that the size of the stereotype threat effect...may range from negligible to small… https://t.co/zSVPio45Sg
Retweeted by Tom ChiversI spent two years as a journalist in China, and I'm not sure I can remember reading a piece in the state media as w… https://t.co/2elJjaTQae
Retweeted by Tom Chivers @RobDotHutton I would say more "very easy" or "almost unavoidable" or "obviously the correct thing to do" @MarkDiStef @stuartmillar159 congratulations! have you considered renegotiating it @sTeamTraen I can understand "worrying", and I could even see a case for "neutral", but I don't know how you get to "reassuring" @dave_chivers @DianeCoyle1859 Thanks! I have not, but I have now followed her, so I dare say I will soon. @Squizzla_ I don't know really, just roll around on this massive bed of money I supposeI wish I could work out how to make videos from reddit embed on Twitter, I'd do such massive numbersbaby turtle swims for first – oh hang on https://t.co/IzucdJtFi7 @dave_chivers me neither. I think it's definitely less of a thing. Maybe in smaller places (I am thinking of Ipswic… https://t.co/LeYgBDJP4V @ed_macfarlane yes; see GP waiting times, school exam performances, etc. Goodhart's Law, in fact https://t.co/LZjfBquvAR @ed_macfarlane amazing! thank you. I hope you like it…"I said no trainers. I don't care if you're on the guest list." https://t.co/u9HgVzfWsHNEW: This week, The Daily Telegraph’s star political columnist Allison Pearson successfully got management to dele… https://t.co/gWNH5pdScn
Retweeted by Tom Chivers @MattBrookes3 @notayesmansecon ha! Well, that might undermine my point somewhat, because I fundamentally say that I… https://t.co/WxjnF7uHsd @sib313 I honestly wondered that! I mean: probably, let's face it @dotski_w I've wondered about that quantum immortality thing! I'd vaguely assumed it worked in a way that you stay… https://t.co/oO2g5TKOMa @DrAlisonHill @lukemcgee ooh, a little platoon of them. Hi Mum! @anitathetweeter mind you, an EXTENDED bing bong song might outstay its welcome pretty quicklyI used the word "ineffable" in a sentence, guys, pretty important that you read it https://t.co/bItpl6JnY5 @anitathetweeter the bing bong song is good thoughMeanwhile the Telegraph has laid off more than 100 journalists since 2013, including their chief foreign correspond… https://t.co/nf5svKSuE2
Retweeted by Tom Chiversin a way this would work better if he WAS doing it, and I could say "Channel 4 producers' threats to Boris if he wangs on too long"Channel 4's stern message about the Tory leadership debates https://t.co/t9foNJe209Woah! This 2014 tweet from Chuka might come back to haunt him https://t.co/Nufvk4rN7y
Retweeted by Tom ChiversI have one of the best jobs in the world, you could do it for a bit because I'm heading off on maternity in the Aut… https://t.co/nC194BNFwI
Retweeted by Tom Chivers @salonium *cough* Chesterton’s fence *cough*Remember when outrage over "wasteful" pre-peeled oranges led to WholeFoods discontinuing them? They were for ppl w… https://t.co/IgivarSWU8
Retweeted by Tom Chivers @ed_macfarlane edinburgh skeptics in September!The curse strikes again https://t.co/yR0dXW71uQCharles Moore, former editor of the Spectator, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph, authorised biographer of Marga… https://t.co/S2W1DNcvRi
Retweeted by Tom Chivers @SophieWarnes I think "reporting" is a subset of "journalism", and "journalism" includes comment, features, editing… https://t.co/WJrdvgzCGELong bemoaned the inconsistency of parties approving something if they do it & bemoan when others do. Choosing PM w… https://t.co/XMEeZUxrjO
Retweeted by Tom ChiversIt’s not that nuclear never kills. It’s that it saves 10,000x more lives than it takes. Nuclear accidents will shor… https://t.co/GeAU0Uoxfx
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6/14
2019
@adamdale78 Ooh whiskyMonocle Reads: @TomChivers talks to @georginagodwin about ‘The AI Does Not Hate You’, published by @orionbooks https://t.co/v9tfa7dRLY
Retweeted by Tom Chivers @SophieWarnes I guess if you're a good enough writer (however defined: funny, insightful, etc), outlets will pay yo… https://t.co/ELGLwwVJRC @YiannisBab yup @JonnElledge yes, me too. (I'm doing some proper reporting at the moment and it's reminded me of how bloody time-co… https://t.co/rbn6LU6iBY @JaspJackson finding a story and then, importantly, *not getting sued for writing it* is REALLY BLOODY HARD but no one sees that @Schroedinger99 hurrah! thanks mike @Psythor may I also just raise the point that assuming the worst possible motives for some outcome is often the way… https://t.co/aful1c9Y1L @cjayanetti I enjoy comment writing, and spending time reporting it – actual expert voices in comment! it makes it… https://t.co/sWUlbTwlMd @Schroedinger99 Today!Oh shit actually some big-name columnists follow me on here. I didn’t mean YOU, obviously! Please still be nice about my bookYes to this! I have done comment and I have done reporting, and reporting is MUCH HARDER (and yet you usually get m… https://t.co/x4VAKNWqoo @josh_tipple https://t.co/eV2eqcGYyo @SophieWarnes oh that's a pain @whippletom @caleb_scharf oh god, it's bad enough that you're "relaxing" into a sock at your desk, but don't use my book for itThis is excellent. Not sure it's a principle but I think at the root of most political positions is a tough choice… https://t.co/8135STTPPY
Retweeted by Tom Chivers @adamdale78 thanks Adam! and – happy birthday? @Roxy_Hart SORRY OKAY @hwallop @TimHarford oh bugger I'm behind on my More or Lessing @sib313 "historicism" as in using historical trends to foretell the future? I think they'd accept it insofar as I u… https://t.co/NqGdhwjgEgha! apparently the "unmarried women are happier" thing that's going around was based on a misreading of survey term… https://t.co/UTTywRryPs @sib313 I bet you a large fraction of the Rationalists have read it! They're nerds about that sort of thing (and many other things) @jamesrbuk @KateMaltby oh yes you're absolutely right, he avoids acknowledging agency. I just am on a hair trigger… https://t.co/xcQKssheDi @KateMaltby @jamesrbuk in case the original snarky tweet shows up, I wish it to be known that I thought I was snark… https://t.co/RHXkohE6Uj @KateMaltby @jamesrbuk just did a snarky tweet about the passive voice before I realised it was James's book so immediately deleted @thecentristboy ahhhh, I understand where you were going with it now @thecentristboy @indiaknight @caitlinmoran yes? @indiaknight @caitlinmoran man, I miss having photoshop. @indiaknight @caitlinmoran https://t.co/MLAMREhfx0Remember your vocative commas, people. https://t.co/29TpK40iP0
Retweeted by Tom Chivers @whippletom Ah, fair enough. Pride of place I seeThis is my Boris Johnson story. I’ve never told anyone this & it’s a bit of a long thread but please stick with it.… https://t.co/3FDzBdxatu
Retweeted by Tom Chivers @whippletom I just spent 30 seconds confirming to my own satisfaction that the yellow one at the bottom is not my b… https://t.co/jgrDA9kyf5Just one week to go until @TomChivers comes to tell us why the AI doesn't hate you at @CasaLiverpool - rsvp here:… https://t.co/cRN0QsC2Bn
Retweeted by Tom Chiverssplendid signoff to the automated reply from the editor of a scientific journal whom I'm trying to contact https://t.co/WwPYqUxSZS @guyruddle @lukemcgee If you’re accusing me of hacking your amazon account to buff my opening day sales then - damm… https://t.co/HNWrxssVLaTom’s book “Well actually you’re wrong according to science” or whatever the hell he’s called it is out now. Buy it… https://t.co/votiz4Aju2
Retweeted by Tom Chivers @rafaelbehr (And thanks) @rafaelbehr Hahaha @MadsDavies Thank you! @RachaelKrishna No the little parasites used my free copies to tie the balloons on @flashboy No I assumed so @PeteEtchells Thanks Pete! @flashboy thanks! they are good balloons @McKelvie thank you! @WondrousDavid yeah apparently they just put them on the shelves whenever they get them, but today is OFFICIAL @IanDouglas thanks! that's your work done. if you fancy reading it at some point that is also fine by me @sarahcfloosie good idea though @SAshworthHayes @boringviewpoint I dunno, I think the two guys on the outside here have the perfect expressions https://t.co/jUO1pcKSZg @SAshworthHayes @boringviewpoint I'd use a Stormcast mask I thinkPublication day today! The kids got me balloons https://t.co/JG0F2rH3YR @boringviewpoint @SAshworthHayes I know! that was what prompted the tweet. It's extraordinary @jamesrbuk @JamieJBartlett Direct quote: "(If you’re hearing about this for the first time, I’m sorry about the aeo… https://t.co/7Rqfr3DGYv @mttrchrds ooh I'll have a look @JamieJBartlett yup! It makes a brief appearance in the bookcan I just say that this short, fan-made Warhammer 40K video, Astartes (this is part 1; part 4 has just been releas… https://t.co/T1BM8Z5ccjmusings on wellbeing, GDP, and what we should measure https://t.co/T5uDHHqhVb
6/13
2019

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