The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @pwgallagher ever

August 2020

The Andrews govt, seeking to extend its ‘emergency’ powers, attributes a death to COVID-19 if the person tested…61

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“My picture of the world is drawn in perspective, and not like a model to scale”, Frank Ramsey. Recommended.…

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amalab “I was up close when King was giving the ‘I Have a Dream’ speech. To this day, it still affects me in a profound…yy

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MargRev Four stylized facts about Covid-19

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@JoshFrydenberg Hand-wringing doesn’t cut it @JoshFrydenberg & @TimWilsonMP. Victorians’ (Goldstein-ians’) agency,…oX

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The Atkeson, Kopecky, Zha paper is an important corrective to the insane ‘horror’ story that AU state medical…Lv

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Neither AU nor Vic disease or deaths is ‘out of control’ in a statistical sense, although both are completely out…pf

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Adam_Creighton “Melburnians are enduring the longest, most draconian restrictions any Western leader has imposed on citizens”.…

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“It’s more like Panasonic, back in the days of landlines, expecting 30% from the Sears Catalog orders you placed…YE

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Yes! “Google and Facebook are great companies… give consumers wonderful products for free… give people who…0r

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googledownunder The reason Google doesn’t share information about how the Search algorithm works is because if we did, people…g5

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Directions for transport in the Roman empire with intermodal (road, river, coastal and open sea) duration & costs……Yx

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The ‘Cheerios Effect’. Also: a paper with some modelling, but the same story (…)…

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patrickc In all of the discussion about AB5, it seems underreported that a significant majority of the tech platform…qG

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It’s Apple’s overbearing power, not Epic, that makes developers (+ millions of game players) ‘wary’. It threatens…x1

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greg_ip By the way here’s a link to the story which I forgot to add to the first tweet:…

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Brilliant rant on Google’s programming culture & disinterest in wholesale/developer customers (compared to Amazon,…zZ

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“Managing COVID-19 with Common Sense” Certainly more sense than Lib or Labor govts have

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@mumford_jacob @Progressive_Con SWE has done well on mortality. Deaths per 100k pop. = 57. Not even close to the…Tt

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alan_john_moran The nation’s two top Keynesian economists, the RBA governor and Treasury secretary urge the states to double…yl

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@chip_roh @scottlincicome Consensus is the basis for any WTO agreement. No? (Also, USA insisted on commitment to…Sa

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hofrench How To Teach China This Fall via @ChinaFile

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@chip_roh @scottlincicome There’s another simple explanation: WTO deals need everyone, not just almost everyone…RM

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What mandate does a statutory authority banker have to prescribe any economic policy (let alone this Keynesian…iL

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snlester Second, not surprisingly, he still doesn’t like the Appellate Body. But his panel-based system with no appeals…GB

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@JDMayger @MikeSmithAFR A dumping margin estimates the diff. between the price in the export market at a level of…1o

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“Researchers find method to regrow cartilage in the joints.” Important if it works.…

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There were 541 more deaths in Victoria in July 2019 than in July 2020! [Data here:…]…

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RT @insteconomics: I discuss the new national security test for foreign investment in this piece for @TheMandarinAU

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The first “State of Disaster” report to the Vic. Parliament reveals Govt’s specious reasons for creating a quasi…fi

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“Is lockdown preventing this evolutionary process, by confining the disease to settings where it can still thrive…Y1

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WSJ From @WSJopinion: Australia is discovering what much of the world has already learned: There’s only so much you…zN

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@Adam_Creighton It does, case by case. Anti-dumping, allowed by a GATT/WTO exception, is a curse. It’s a phoney ‘…oq

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… The second threat to civilisation he mentioned was “boredom ..a feeling of hopelessness”. When I first saw it,…Iw

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Early in the first episode of his monumental series “Civilisation” titled “The Skin of Our Teeth” Kenneth Clark…uO

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SincDavidson The Western Australian government has legislated to retrospectively extinguish legal rights.…

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SincDavidson The Australian government needs to pull its head in. @JoshFrydenberg…

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matthewlesh Australia’s exit restrictions are bordering on absurd:

“What kind of country is this? I want to go. I am…lV

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How to account for the lack of public outrage at internal and external movement bans? “Australia is the only…iZ

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RT @dikenson: @joesmith323 I wouldn’t be surprised to see zero new US trade ageements by this date in 2024.

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CRISPR was a frontier breakthrough. But manipulating protein synthesis is like trying to alter the silicon…v3

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Adam_Creighton The great epidemiologist Donald Henderson in 2006:
“Communities faced with epidemics respond best and with the…W8

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Can ideas be (re)located? Butterflies retain the memories of the caterpillar although their brains are liquified…Fj

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@samirvarma @KSHartnett BTW, Scott Aaronson has the best encapsulation in English: “There is a protocol by which…ub

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@samirvarma This is indeed a “marvellous proof” (Fermat), and difficult to explain. Perhaps @KSHartnett does it…sT

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Hmm… although his simulations show Biden wins 73% of the time@NateSilver53838 is hedging his…8l

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Kenneth72712993 New study:

Scientists estimated the global temperature as ~14.5°C in the 1880s-1900s.

Berkeley, NASA, and…Nm

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Ha! Fortnite parodies Apple’s 1984 commercial (contra IBM) in reply to Apple’s ban and launches it inside the…

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Incumbents loose more often than contenders win. Seems the biggest single problem for Mr Trump is his unsuitable…IT

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Note: the last week of May when this curve becomes exponential is when evidence emerged that bungled Vic. Govt.…no

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Moving one word would make the title more accurate: “AI can write like an almost-human…”……

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“The task all along with Covid wasn’t to extinguish the virus… [but] to balance the health and economic risks,…sD1H

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@BobWolfeSPS @chip_roh Lamy (and Zoellick) thought it looked close in 2003, too. But that was an even worse call.…Dy

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You could make this stuff up, but only as a satire of stuff-ups. Abusive police, heedless civil servants,…aQ

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Google researchers use refined ML networks to reconstruct visually accurate ‘3-D’ models of public places from…Y1

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If it is “beyond doubt”, acc. to the Premier, that the government’s botched hotel-quarantine is responsible for…Vc

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SkyNewsAust Victorian Premier @DanielAndrewsMP has admitted the state’s second wave is “attributable to the hotel quarantine…CE

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alan_john_moran Governments shut down supply in economies and thought the stimuluses would counteract this. It never does. We are…0H

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” …we don’t have to be taught how to [make analogies] by explicitly being shown analogies in the way I had to show GPT-3” @MelMitchell1

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Good interview with @BillGates about his optimism for vaccines (& Trump on vaccines), administrative stuff-ups,…7t

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The real benefits for US firms and investors (also CHN consumers) of commerce with CHN will, I hope, stymie US…wz

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manyapan The US sanctions on WeChat cause concern on Weibo, where “Apple or Wechat?” is trending; assuming that iOS…l3

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One way science grows stronger: “Ten takeaways from ten years at Retraction Watch” It’s reassuring there’s no…bP

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j_g_allen If you’re not outraged we don’t have these rapid tests yet, you’re not paying attention.

at home…GF

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SincDavidson Victorian government declares a state of disaster allowing the executive to overrule any Act of Parliament and…OZ

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KennedyCSIS “The public evidence that TikTok is a fundamental, and unique, threat to US security is simply not there.”…

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Adam_Creighton Shameful what’s occurring in Victoria.
Effective dictatorship declared.
Devastating, destructive power of the…MK

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evmulholland If you think it was crook that Morrison cancelled Parliament you should also believe that it is outrageous that…37

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What is it in law that gives D Andrews the right to trample on our rights of assembly, association and movement…CE

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pwafork Everything else aside it’s pretty nuts that Victoria can suspend its parliament leaving Dan Andrews to decide…Ki

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Then there’s electric vehicles. Lucid (said to be Tesla’s strongest competitor) has designed a car with a camera…mO

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What about national security issues posed by CHN’s OTHER sneaky cultural intrusions into the West? Lip-sync is…F3

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@gwern @s_r_constantin @MelMitchell1 did not find GPT-3 “solves Copycat”, afaik. She reported on Twitter some succe…

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