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RT : For real people, if something works in theory, but not in practice, it doesn't work.

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RT : I think I figured out why coding interviews stress me out so much

my natural mode of problem-solving is very explo…
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In a complex system, it is common that the obvious, direct solution to some perceived problem is wrong. It won’t ac…
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Ya know, our brains aren’t actually doing one-shot learning when we use our intuitive understanding of physics, int…
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“To persist in the face of continual rejection requires a deep love of the work itself, and learning that lesson ke…
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GitHub - jjhelmus/berryconda: Conda based Python distribution for the Raspberry Pi
Missing steps for getting PyTorch on the Raspberry Pi 3:
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Missing steps for getting PyTorch on the Raspberry Pi 3:
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RT : Of course, the math nerds have modeled the heck out of mutual distrust, see Byzantine Generals and all that.

But n…
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RT : I don't want to discount humans. Every system I see that actually works has men and women of honor at its core. Y…
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Watching this neural network train must be what it's like to enjoy sports. I *really* want this number to go up, an…
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RT : A *lot* of what you're taught growing up in Western society is that you need permission to do a thing. Someone mus…
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This reasoning process goes on unconsciously, almost instantaneously, and we conceal how complicated it really is b…
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RT : As far as I can tell every advanced software technology, from AI to VR to CV to 3D audio, is just matrix multiplica…
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TIL:
`xargs -I someplaceholderword` lets you provide your command with arguments at positions other than the last o…
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1. Orthogonal Composability. Composable blocks should address a single concern.

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There’s little that’s more hellish than my being stuck with the perception of “pure possibility,” the perception th…
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“‘Groundhog Day’ Shows We’re Stuck with Virtue”

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"Hundreds of popular magazine articles notwithstanding, trying everything in parallel just isn’t the sort of thing…
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Our project was to sniff for phone MAC addresses to take attendance, audit to the IOTA tangle, and mak…
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RT : “If you can get today’s work done today, but you do it in such a way that you can’t possibly get tomorrow’s work do…
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RT : I really like the rules for their Studio curriculum. Views from the campus aren't bad either!
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"If we start to believe that the Internet itself is an entity that has something to say, we're devaluing those peop…
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Reflectiveness, I think, is simply the capacity to question, “Is this what I want to be doing?”... Reflectiveness i…
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My thoughts and opinions are complex because I haven’t yet figured out the truth of it all, and because I have the…
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“[Sam] wondered what the man’s name was and where he came from; and if he was really evil of heart, or what lies or…
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‘...your brooch, Pippin...I have kept it safe, for it is a very precious thing.’

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RT : “The 'sentimentalist fallacy' is to shed tears over abstract justice and generosity, beauty, etc., and never to kno…
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Is self-sacrifice the only mode of kindness you know? Then you limit yourself, and miss out through exhaustion. Lea…
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RT : "Capitalism is not an 'ism.' It is closer to being the opposite of an 'ism,' because it is simply the freedom of or…
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RT : If you're a new programmer I just want you to know

me and all of my colleagues with years of experience

Google th…
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...any source which cannot be fairly interpreted as giving help is instantly secondary. More tricky are the sources…
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“That is, imagine there's no final exam, no quizzes, no weekly exercises to be graded, but that one should try be a…
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A more mature and useful notion of "study" is to try to acquire awareness of the general pattern of events, some il…
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The genuine survival-skill math that everyone needs to know (e.g., how to estimate) is hard to formalize, hard to f…
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