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Max Kaizen – Hunter of Genius
what I secretly know is that “frivolous” learning embarked upon with merriment and curiosity-led adventure, could be our surprise escape hatch to snatching victory from dystopian doom.
science 
5 days ago
Twitter
Early in my career in journalism, two male colleagues at my level told me what they earned. Armed with that info, I…
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14 days ago
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Meet these chromatic caterpillars: Each possesses its own set of traits—colors, shapes, behaviors, and weapons—that…
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19 days ago
A Visual Git Reference
After 8 years or more, I still refer to this regularly. About the only web page deserving of a bookmark.
programming  git 
20 days ago
Design of a synthetic yeast genome | Science
We describe complete design of a synthetic eukaryotic genome, Sc2.0, a highly modified Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome reduced in size by nearly 8%, with 1.1 megabases of the synthetic genome deleted, inserted, or altered.
via:arthegall  to-read 
20 days ago
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This year, late-night comedians often did a better job covering the Trump administration than serious news networks…
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23 days ago
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& genus of peculiar beetle discovered in a limestone cave in China seems to be the most extremely cave-…
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24 days ago
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Junior developer: "I will just copy over this code to reuse it"
Middle developer: "I will make it DRY with code sha…
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24 days ago
Dataset  |  Search  |  Google Developers
We're basing our implementation on recommendations from and from .
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25 days ago
Dataset - schema.org
We're basing our implementation on recommendations from and from .
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25 days ago
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People are complaining about 'algorithms' are ACTUALLY complaining about 'capitalism.' It's just not socially accep…
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25 days ago
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I see things scroll past all the time that have nothing to do with me. Guess what I do? Nothing. I don't comment, s…
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26 days ago
The ontogeny of scale-free syntax networks through language acquisition
Is there a "language acquisition device" in our brains, as Chomsky suggested in 1960? Syntax networks in children support this idea. Here's our paper on phase transitions in language acquisition
via:vaguery  language  to-read 
26 days ago
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Here's an image of the Japanese Internment Camps we built during WW2. The memorial we built for these says "Here we…
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27 days ago
Twitter
The unspoken side effect is that this keeps out people who are homeless. I doubt that is accidental.
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27 days ago
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"How I Got Converted to G.M.O. Food" - former anti-GMO activist explains that it's the Green version of climate cha…
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5 weeks ago
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A majority of white voters voted for an admitted sexual predator as President in 2016.

A majority of white voters…
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5 weeks ago
The Digital Path: Smart Contracts and the Third World
Mark S. Miller and Marc Stiegler
Appearing in: Markets, Information and Communication. Austrian Perspectives on the Internet Economy. Routledge 2003.
politics  jar 
5 weeks ago
Composing contracts: an adventure in financial engineering - Microsoft Research
Simon Peyton Jones, 2000
wonder how this relates to Miller and Steigler's smart contracts.
via:arthegall  programming 
5 weeks ago
The Case for Learned Index Structures – Arxiv Vanity
I haven't read it but arthegall thinks I shouldn't make fun of it
via:arthegall  programming 
6 weeks ago
nextProtein
via Robin Berjon on twitter
entomology  nutrition 
6 weeks ago
n-gate.com. we can't both be right.
An annotated digest of the top "Hacker" "News" posts for the first week of December, 2017.
humor  from twitter_favs
6 weeks ago
John Cage . Indeterminacy . 1
An old
shoe would look
beautiful in this room.
art 
6 weeks ago
Polarity sensitivity and evaluation order in type-logical grammar
Chung-shieh Chan
applies delimited continuations to sentence analysis! very cool.
scheme  language 
7 weeks ago
Uncommon Knowledge
Harvey Lederman
In this paper, I argue that people do not have any approximation of common knowledge or common belief in these circumstances. The argument suggests that people never have any approximation of common knowledge or common belief.
(via philosophy reading group)
7 weeks ago
Chapter 4D - MUTCD 2009 Edition - FHWA
Section 4D.04
Vehicular traffic facing a steady RED ARROW signal indication shall not enter the intersection to make the movement indicated by the arrow and, unless entering the intersection to make another movement permitted by another signal indication, shall stop at a clearly marked stop line; but if there is no stop line, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection; or if there is no crosswalk, then before entering the intersection; and shall remain stopped until a signal indication or other traffic control device permitting the movement indicated by such RED ARROW is displayed.
society 
7 weeks ago
(429) https://twitter.com/i/web/status/935619980594466816
One of my favorite weird internet things:

From ANY wikipedia page, click the first non-italicized, non-parenthetic…
humor  from twitter_favs
7 weeks ago
Name+DOB+SSN=FAFSA Data Gold Mine — Krebs on Security
re non-security of FAFSA - student financial aid application
security 
7 weeks ago
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Doesn't putting this to a community seem like it would increase the information silo/bubble, not…
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8 weeks ago
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Google's decision to "de-rank" RT and Sputnik is part of broader crackdown against voices critical of the U.S. gove…
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8 weeks ago
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*on which you’re willing to die
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8 weeks ago
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Do you ever lie awake at night fearing we’re walking into a tyranny of untaxed young men in t shirts controlling ru…
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8 weeks ago
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I wonder if Expensify SmartScan users know MTurk workers enter their receipts. I’m looking at someone’s Uber receip…
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8 weeks ago
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I love these character studies of Neanderthals by the artist Tom Björklund. So rarely are they pictured as if they…
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9 weeks ago
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I am becoming convinced that autonomous vehicles are designed to solve the problem of "I live in a wealthy suburb b…
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9 weeks ago
Apple Updates — A Comic | The Public Domain |
Did Apple just break your devices with an "update"? This comic is for you.
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9 weeks ago
Binder (beta)
Turn a GitHub repo into a collection of interactive notebooks.
via Zane
programming 
9 weeks ago
Home | Apolitical
via stephen pinker
We are a free resource used by public servants and their partners in 99 countries
politics 
9 weeks ago
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