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Ask Dharmesh About The HubSpot Culture Code
So much great stuff... maniacal commitment to metrics / mission. SFTC. Share openly. Autonomy & ownership. Great people. Question everything. Life is short.
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7 hours ago by ajohnson1200
Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humans | Pew Research Center
Experts say the rise of artificial intelligence will make most people better off over the next decade, but many have concerns about how advances in AI will affect what it means to be human, to be productive and to exercise free will By , Lee Rainie and Alex Luchsinger Digital life is augmenting hum via Pocket
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8 hours ago by jburkunk
Daniel Temkin
Daniel Temkin collaborates with machines, exploring the collision between human thought and computer logic. His work examines just how terrible we are with logic, and the way computers expose this while reinforcing compulsive thinking.
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14 hours ago by atran
Against Activism | The Baffler
"To be an activist now merely means to advocate for change, and the hows and whys of that advocacy are unclear. The lack of a precise antonym is telling. Who, exactly, are the non-activists? Are they passivists? Spectators? Or just regular people? In its very ambiguity the word upholds a dichotomy that is toxic to democracy, which depends on the participation of an active citizenry, not the zealotry of a small segment of the population, to truly function."
activism  politics  society  culture 
16 hours ago by mildlydiverting
Letter From a Chengdu Jail by Wang Yi | CBN News
The goal of disobedience is not to change the world but to testify about another world.
Christianity  international.relations  culture 
17 hours ago by pgt150
Why you should care about the Nate Silver vs. Nassim Taleb Twitter war • Towards Data Science
Isaac Faber:
<p>If a prediction does not obey some fundamental characteristics, it should not be marketed as a probability. More importantly, a prediction should be judged from the time it is given to the public and not just the moment before the event. A forecaster should be held responsible for both aleatory and epistemic uncertainty.

When viewed this way, it is clear that FiveThirtyEight reports too much noise leading up to an event and not enough signal. This is great for driving users to read long series of related articles on the same topic but not so rigorous to bet your fortune on. Taleb's and Silver's take on how FiveThirtyEight should be judged can be visualized like this.

<img src="https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/1600/1*D_tidaT-fHMY3DRLgjwekw.png" width="100%" /><br /><em>Taleb vs. Silver's different take on how FiveThirtyEight should be judged in 2016</em>

Because there is so much uncertainty around non-linear events, like an election, it could reasonably be considered frivolous to report early stage forecasts. The only conceivable reason to do so is to capture (and monetize?) the interest of a public which is hungry to know the future. I will not go into the technical arguments; <a href="https://arxiv.org/pdf/1703.06351.pdf">Taleb has written and published a paper on the key issues with a solution</a>.</p>


"Too much noise, not enough signal" - but elections mostly are noise, and figuring out what is signal can only be done afterwards. (And everyone can argue it differently.)
culture  statistics  maths  elections  probability 
18 hours ago by charlesarthur
Jerry Saltz: How to Be an Artist
Jerry Saltz on how to be an artist. New York magazine’s art critic on his 33 rules to take you from clueless amateur to generational talent (or at least help you live life a little more creatively).
art  howto  article  ifttt  creativity  Archive  arts  culture  Instapaper  Pocket 
19 hours ago by atran
Woody Allen's Secret Teen Lover and 'Manhattan' Muse Speaks | Hollywood Reporter
She also hid something much more tragic from Allen. Engelhardt had repeatedly been raped in the years before meeting him, first by an older classmate, then on multiple occasions by a family friend.

PERFECT SCENARIO FOR CREEPY WOODY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF
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21 hours ago by maoxian

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