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A Caravaggio for Christmas: is his stolen Nativity masterpiece about to reappear? | Art and design | The Guardian
"One of the most moving of all such scenes of reverence for a newborn child is about to mark its 50th year in limbo. Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio’s Nativity With Saints Lawrence and Francis was painted in Palermo, capital of Sicily, in 1609 and stolen 360 years later. It hasn’t been seen since, at least not by any honest citizen. Yet as the anniversary of its disappearance approaches, it may be about to resurface."

Caravaggio always brings to mind M by Peter Robb
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8 hours ago by keithpeter
Almost surely - Wikipedia
measure theory hits probability. The set of possible exceptions can be non-empty but the probability of picking an element in that set is zero. Example, probability proportional to area on some target. Probability of hitting a line across the target is zero because line has no area.
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14 hours ago by keithpeter
Why you should care about the Nate Silver vs. Nassim Taleb Twitter war
"Predictions have two types of uncertainty; aleatory and epistemic. Aleatory uncertainty is concerned with the fundamental system (probability of rolling a six on a standard die). Epistemic uncertainty is concerned with the uncertainty of the system (how many sides does a die have? And what is the probability of rolling a six?). With the later, you have to guess the game and the outcome; like an election!"
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15 hours ago by keithpeter
Donald Knuth: The Yoda of Silicon Valley | Hacker News
>> And they asked him, "How could you possibly do this?" And he answered, "When I learned to program, you were lucky if you got five minutes with the machine a day. If you wanted to get the program going, it just had to be written right. So people just learned to program like it was carving stone. You sort of have to sidle up to it. That's how I learned to program." <<
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yesterday by keithpeter
The Yoda of Silicon Valley - The New York Times
>> “Knuth made it clear that the system could actually be understood all the way down to the machine code level,” said Dr. Norvig. Nowadays, of course, with algorithms masterminding (and undermining) our very existence, the average programmer no longer has time to manipulate the binary muck, and works instead with hierarchies of abstraction, layers upon layers of code — and often with chains of code borrowed from code libraries. But an elite class of engineers occasionally still does the deep dive. <<

Abstractions built on abstractions again - this pattern keeps coming up
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yesterday by keithpeter
Team Collaboration Software & Online Whiteboard for Teams
Simple whiteboarding platform for
cross-functional team collaboration
collaboration  design  tool  notes 
yesterday by archangel
Google Jamboard: Interactive Business Whiteboard | G Suite
Visualize your ideas in a new and collaborative way

Unleash your team’s creativity with Jamboard. Sketch your ideas whiteboard-style while benefiting from the access and connectivity of an interactive canvas. Drop images, add notes, and pull assets directly from the web while collaborating with team members from anywhere.
collaboration  education  google  notes  commercial 
yesterday by archangel
Empower your audience. | Onset
Keep your teams and stakeholders in the loop on the latest features and product updates, all in one place with Onset.
software  product  release  notes  mediashift 
2 days ago by kpieper876
ReleaseNotes.io - Share your product progress
We create software for you to easily manage, publish, and announce your release notes to your user base. To make it easy to keep your customers up to date with product progress.
software  product  release  notes  mediashift 
2 days ago by kpieper876
Best Note Taking App | Organize Your Notes with Evernote
Evernote is the app that keeps your notes organized. Memos are synced so they’re accessible anywhere, and searchable so you always find what you need. Learn more!
evernote  notes  online_service  saas  tool  collaboration  online_storage 
2 days ago by boscage

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