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Taymon Beal
Worked at Intrinsix Corp.
Attends Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Lives in Worcester, MA, USA
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Escape from the Bottomless Pit

A psychological difficulty that effective altruists have to deal with is that we generally can’t see the concrete results of our efforts. Here I lay out the problem and some things that can be done to mitigate its effects.
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A Brief Overview of the Effective Charity Landscape, Part 1: Global Poverty

The most popular causes among effective altruists are those relating to the great humanitarian crisis of our age: global poverty. Most of the best interventions that have been found in this area have to do with health. This post provides an overview of…
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A revolution in charitable giving is underway, focused on using science to find where we can do the most good with our limited resources. This has given rise to a new movement: effective altruism.
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Well, this looks fun.
 
Time to warm up those brainmeats of yours. Here's a cross-regex puzzle- sort of like a crossword puzzle, but your only clues are regular expressions.
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Oh, this is from the Mystery Hunt? Yeah, a good friend of mine was on the winning team and she tells me it was pretty bad.
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Earlier this year, there was an article that went viral about writing and how it was the most important human invention, or something to that effect. I remember it but I can't find it.

Does anyone else remember it and still have the URL somewhere?
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You should have written it down!
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From the producer of the most viral pop sensation of 2011, comes an all-new seasonal release sure to be a massive hit.
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In Which I Advertise for GiveDirectly

If you're looking for a default choice for the best charity to donate to, consider GiveDirectly.
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Thank you. I will look into this charity. Marsha Morrow
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Helping those in need is supposed to give you a warm glow. But it doesn’t work for everyone—and it can be dangerously misleading. Here, I look at other motivations to give.
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Truly a man ahead of his time. (Couldn't resist sharing this.)
 
"... fourteen or fifteen different subjects, each inclosed in a parenthesis of its own, with here and there extra parentheses which reinclose three or four of the minor parentheses, making pens within pens: finally, all the parentheses and reparentheses are massed together between a couple of king-parentheses ..."

Mark Twain on Lisp. Well, he was speaking of German, but he could have been speaking of Lisp. :)
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Also, Facebook has been down for the past 20 minutes or so. I think G+ is officially starting its hostile takeover.
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Politics - Stack Exchange is now out of private beta and open for business!
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I can't wait to see how many questions get closed for not fitting the format. Gonna need a lot of moderation for that one.
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Nerd/geek who will one day figure out how to describe himself in one sentence.
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My quest to put myself into words continues unabated, so here's what I have so far: I'm Taymon A. Beal, a student of computer science at WPI. I love programming, theater technology, philosophy, comedy, geek culture, and all kinds of other things. I generally try to get the most out of life since it's actually pretty awesome, and am constantly looking for new ways to do so. And I never stop thinking. Ever.
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  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Computer Science, 2010 - present
  • Conant High School, Jaffrey, NH
    2006 - 2010
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