Solo game developer. Former conscientious objector at @facebook. SY ‘16. He/him

Joined November 2019
When I was 3 I was stung by a wasp in the backyard. Being the most traumatic experience of my life so far, it naturally launched a life-long investigation and obsession with insects that has culminated in this mostly-biologically-accurate game about ants: beneskildsen.itch.io/antocra…
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Ok "mostly" might be a bit of an exaggeration. But please check it out! Each time someone plays it gets me that much closer to finally accepting my post-sting loss of innocence.
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Ben Eskildsen retweeted
the accuracy of this
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Replying to @fbnewsroom
is the fact that there’s no text in this post meant to convey that no corrections are warranted or
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So Many Ants
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Wow I knew only the first tweet in this thread (and also the one about the Diebold ceo promising Ohio to Bush in 2004 since he did that in my home town). But wow. Republicans have been rigging elections for decades
2000: Rs block manual recount after memory card is found to have inexplicably deleted 16k votes from Gore’s total on a Diebold machine in Volusia county; no other races were impacted. Bush declared victorious by 537 votes. History forever altered. 1/
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Pretty fucked up that the phone I bought specifically to avoid interfacing with Facebook and that never had a Facebook product installed on or associated with it had its number pwned in the breach
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They certainly got this number because of Facebook Messenger’s practice of tricking users into giving fb all their contacts. So if anyone I messaged from my Facebook-isolated phone had me as a contact that they shared w/Fb then fb could associate it back to my old account
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Excellent thread. I am also of the opinion that integrating ethics into regular courses is much better than mandating some one-off “ethics” class that will inevitably be treated as a throwaway pre-req
Countless people are harmed by those who believe CS is "objective" and undergrad CS curricula perpetuate this myth by not engaging with ethics from day one Here's a thread of every undergrad CS course I took at Georgia Tech and how ethics could've been integrated (if it wasn't)
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Sounds like what you’re doing.
Replying to @ylecun @BloombergME
It's easy to make erroneous assumptions about the effect of FB on society, and then selectively pick hearsay that confirm your preconceived narrative. Mix in factually false statements seasoned with assumptions of nefarious intent. Boom!
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Mine is probably ANTS (I'm just really excited about ants)
What's your Meyers Briggs personality type? Wrong answers only. Im HDMI
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I watched Schrep cry in front of the whole company right after the Cambridge Analytica fiasco. What a fucking fraud. They must've hired him cuz he can cry on demand
Replying to @_KarenHao
The core narrative of this article is incorrect. I fear people reading it would decide fairness and bias in AI aren’t important problems to work on. Or that teams working on it would be less motivated to keep pushing.
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Wow, agreed. And you should see this guy's threads absolutely railing on bitcoin
Got asked who is doing more harm to the fabric of society Facebookers or Bitcoiners? Easily Facebook.
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Thought about this a lot back when I commuted. The primary bottleneck is not the width of the highway but the throughput of the onramps and off ramps. Increasing the lanes of the highway just means more cars can be stuck in traffic while the same number of people use those exits
1970: One more lane will fix it. 1980: One more lane will fix it. 1990: One more lane will fix it. 2000: One more lane will fix it. 2010: One more lane will fix it. 2020s: Houston, you have a problem
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ah yes, we'll really rise above and prove we're good by doing all the bad things, but like, in a nice way
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She looks like she chose the wrong grail cup to drink from
Isn’t it ironic? Don’t you think?
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6. If you're already falling, then you want to fall feet-first with knees unlocked so that the bending of your legs can absorb the impact. From this height you could likely walk away fine if the fall is good, though sprained or broken ankle would also be likely
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Finally, there's a personal responsibility that comes with climbing (one might think a Republican would be aware of this...). This person didn't fall or slip, they slapped a hold that was too far away and gave up and let go. Don't do that! Climb down or re-evaluate your next move
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