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The Next Great (Digital) Extinction
From the outset, members of that movement embraced nascent technological change. Stewart Brand, one of the Merry Pranksters, began publishing the Whole Earth…
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8 weeks ago
Why Paul Romer won the Nobel Prize in economics - Marginal REVOLUTION
It is hard to do better than Alex’s video on Romer , pretty much definitive and Romer liked it too. Most importantly, Romer won the Prize for seeing how the…
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8 weeks ago
Is fasting the fountain of youth?
By Lisa Drayer, CNN Updated at 8:46 AM ET, Tue October 2, 2018 01:20 How listening to music helps your brain 01:13 Saying this word can extend your life 01:20…
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Instinct Can Beat Analytical Thinking
Researchers have confronted us in recent years with example after example of how we humans get things wrong when it comes to making decisions. We misunderstand…
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Addiction Inc.
DEC. 27, 2017 Marketing wizards and urine-testing millionaires: Inside the lucrative business of America’s opioid crisis. Illustration by Eddie Guy Marketing…
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8 weeks ago
Raised by YouTube
Max Guther ChuChu TV, the company responsible for some of the most widely viewed toddler content on YouTube, has a suitably cute origin story. Vinoth Chandar,…
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8 weeks ago
Brett Kavanaugh and the Information Terrorists Trying to Reshape America
The network architecture built in Gamergate helped propel Trump to the presidency and fuel conspiracies like Pizzagate and QAnon. Now it’s backing Brett…
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9 weeks ago
When Tech Knows You Better Than You Know Yourself
When you are 2 years old, your mother knows more about you than you know yourself. As you get older, you begin to understand things about your mind that even…
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9 weeks ago
A philosopher explains how our addiction to stories keeps us from understanding history
Napoleon Crossing the Alps by Jacques-Louis David. Image: Wikipedia Commons “I myself am a victim to narrative,” says Alex Rosenberg , a Duke University…
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9 weeks ago
China Used a Tiny Chip in a Hack That Infiltrated U.S. Companies
In 2015, Amazon.com Inc. began quietly evaluating a startup called Elemental Technologies , a potential acquisition to help with a major expansion of its…
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9 weeks ago
A €100m Magical Scam - Bloomberg
Bloomberg Need help? Contact us We've detected unusual activity from your computer network To continue, please click the box below to let us know you're not a…
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9 weeks ago
If the Point of Capitalism is to Escape Capitalism, Then What’s the Point of Capitalism?
What Would Happen if We Gave Each Other the Things Capitalism Tells Us to Keep From Each Other? There’s a question that keeps recurring to me these days. It…
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9 weeks ago
Assassin’s Creed: An oral history
Assassin’s Creed artwork Ubisoft It’s perhaps fitting that a game with the tagline “nothing is true; everything is permitted” emerged from creative director…
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9 weeks ago
Inside the Haywire World of Beirut's Electricity Brokers
A fading skirt of tawny light sets the city aglitter. The glare undulates for miles across the hillsides, touching cozy homes and glitzy high-rises and…
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10 weeks ago
Transcript of Reboot 11 speech by Bruce Sterling, 25-6-2009
*A scholar just took the trouble to transcribe all of this 40-minute conference rant of mine… “Share it, or stop it.” This article has been reproduced in a new…
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Questions · Patrick Collison
Why are certain things getting so much more expensive? Spending on healthcare in the US is up 9X in real terms since 1960. K12 education spending in the US has…
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10 weeks ago
How We Know Kavanaugh Is Lying | Current Affairs
On Thursday morning, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Christine Blasey Ford detailed under oath her claim that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh…
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10 weeks ago
The-Melancholy-of-Subculture-Society - Gwern.net
If you crack open some of the mustier books about the Internet - you know the ones I’m talking about, the ones which invoke Roland Barthes and discuss the…
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10 weeks ago
What 61,000 hidden structures reveal about Maya civilization | Ars Technica
Enlarge / Mapping the Maya landscape 21st Century Fox Earlier this year, a team of archaeologists announced the discovery of over 61,000 long-lost Maya roads,…
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10 weeks ago
The Power of Full Engagement: The Four Energy Management Principles That Drive Performance
One of the most common mistakes I see people make is that they don’t match the energy to the task. It’s easy to come into the office, sit at your desk and start…
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10 weeks ago
What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast
Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity. Let me explain. We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests the single…
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10 weeks ago
The Top 3 Most Effective Ways to Take Notes While Reading
*** Before you get started: Filter the book by reading the preface, index, table of contents, and inside jacket. This tells you where the author is going to…
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The Work Required to Have an Opinion
“I never allow myself to have an opinion on anything that I don’t know the other side’s argument better than they do.” — Charlie Munger “We all are learning,…
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How a Decision Journal Changed the Way I make Decisions (Template Included)
Decision journals are an easy way to improve your ability to make decisions over time. In most organizations today, your product is decisions . By and large,…
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10 weeks ago
MMP Blog 2: THE BASICS OF MACRO ACCOUNTING
In this blog we are going to begin to build the necessary foundation to understand modern money. Please bear with us. It may not be obvious, yet, why this is…
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10 weeks ago
MMT Primer
The posts from the MMT Primer series have been collected and organized into Randy’s latest book, Modern Money Theory. It makes for a much more coherent read and…
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10 weeks ago
Thoughts and Observations on Apple’s iPhone XS/XR and Series 4 Apple Watch Introductory Event
The Event and Venue I just re-read my “ Welcome to the Steve Jobs Theater ” piece from last year, and my description of the venue holds up well. It truly is a…
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10 weeks ago
Everything You Know About Obesity Is Wrong
From the 16th century to the 19th, scurvy killed around 2 million sailors, more than warfare, shipwrecks and syphilis combined. It was an ugly, smelly death,…
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10 weeks ago
Siri Shortcuts: Opening up Siri’s next chapter
Apple In 2011, Apple announced that its newest iPhone would incorporate a brand new virtual assistant, based on an app developed by a company that Apple had…
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10 weeks ago
How do you decaffeinate coffee?
BBC - Future - How do you decaffeinate coffee?
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About time: why western philosophy can only teach us so much
O ne of the great unexplained wonders of human history is that written philosophy first flowered entirely separately in different parts of the globe at more or…
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10 weeks ago
A monstrous primer on the works of H.P. Lovecraft
Image by Michael Bukowski for Polygon In the realm where science fiction, horror and fantasy meet lives the work of Howard Phillips Lovecraft, who endures as…
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10 weeks ago
On compositionality
This post is copied (with some small modifications and additional comments) from section 0.4 of my Ph.D. thesis, Towards compositional game theory . It is…
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10 weeks ago
"Do What I Mean": Name Resolution in Programming Languages | Will Crichton
&Notepad "Do What I Mean": Name Resolution in Programming Languages Will Crichton — September 16, 2018 Resolving names is a hard problem that permeates many…
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10 weeks ago
iOS 12: The MacStories Review
Introduction Setup and Performance iPad Do Not Disturb, Notifications, and Screen Time Do Not Disturb Notifications Grouping Instant Tuning Provisional…
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11 weeks ago
Uber’s Bundles
With Uber, nothing is easy. Start with profitability, or the lack thereof: two weeks ago the company reported its quarterly “earnings”, 1 and once again the…
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august 2018
Amazon Sign In
Hello, Timothy C Disney Please enter your password to continue There was a problem Please provide your email-address or mobile phone number Invalid email…
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august 2018
The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature
In 2014, a graduate student at the University of Waterloo, Canada, named Cohl Furey rented a car and drove six hours south to Pennsylvania State University,…
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august 2018
Thieves steal Sweden’s crown jewels and escape in a speed boat
The Swedish Royal Family’s crown jewels from the 17th century are seen in this handout photo distributed on Aug. 1, 2018. (Swedish Police/via Reuters) Sweden’s…
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august 2018
A Spectre is Haunting Unicode
In 1978 Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade andIndustry established the encoding that would later be known as JIS X 0208, which stillserves as an important…
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july 2018
How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions
Jerome Jacobson and his network of mobsters, psychics, strip club owners, and drug traffickers won almost every prize for 12 years, until the FBI launched…
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july 2018
The Rub of Rough Sex
Chelsea G. Summers | Longreads | July 2018 | 15 minutes (3,801 words) This is a piece about abuse. This is a piece about kink and a piece about consent. This is…
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july 2018
Forecasting a headline risk: NetSpectre – Starting Up Security – Medium
Understanding short term likelihood of an in-the-wild attack. When headline a risk comes around, it can sometimes lead to massive uncertainty and confused…
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july 2018
Resistant protocols: How decentralization evolves – John Backus – Medium
Why do we build decentralized technologies? How do we predict what will be successful, what will get shutdown, and what will end up as a science experiment that…
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july 2018
Booting Secure
Howdy, y’all. Long time 😄 So now the 2018 MacBook Pro exists. If you didn’t hear, it ships with Secure Boot. If you did hear, you might be freaking out about…
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july 2018
The Conversations that Cryptocurrency Killed
Have you ever been in abusive relationship? All you can do is get the hell out, because convincing your abuser to treat you well is a lost cause. They are a…
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july 2018
Meet the Anarchists Making Their Own Medicine
The first time I encountered Michael Laufer, he was throwing thousands of dollars worth of homemade medicine into a packed audience at Hackers on Planet Earth…
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july 2018
How to see kung fu films
In this video, MoMA film curator La Frances Hui gives us a very quick and informative overview of what to look for when watching kung fu and martial arts films.…
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july 2018
The accent gap: How Amazon’s and Google’s smart speakers leave certain voices behind
When Meghan Cruz says “Hey, Alexa,” her Amazon smart speaker bursts to life, offering the kind of helpful response she now expects from her automated assistant.…
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july 2018
Gaming’s toxic men, explained
This story is not another attempt to chronicle the activities of racist and misogynist men who harass women and people of color on social media and in…
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july 2018
Pointers Are Complicated, or: What's in a Byte?
Jul 24, 2018 • Internship, Rust • Permalink This summer, I am again working on Rust full-time, and again I will work (amongst other things) on a “memory model”…
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july 2018
We Spent an Hour Talking to Hello Games About Everything ‘No Man’s Sky’
The launch of No Man’s Sky , one of the most anticipated games in recent memory, was rocky, at best. The infinite possibilities suggested by the game’s…
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july 2018
Theresa May’s Impossible Choice
May’s task has been to quell a populist wave, not ride it. Her best hope has been to contain the damage on all sides. Illustration by Andrea Ventura The British…
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july 2018
Russian operatives blasted 18,000 tweets ahead of a huge news day during the 2016 presidential campaign. Did they know what was coming?
This June 19, 2017, file photo shows fingers on laptop keyboard in North Andover, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File) On the eve of one of the newsiest days…
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july 2018
How People Weave Online Information Into Pseudoknowledge - Joshua Introne, Irem Gokce Yildirim, Luca Iandoli, Julia DeCook, Shaima Elzeini, 2018
Introduction Section: Digital misinformation has been widely recognized as a significant and serious modern problem (). In a recent Pew Report (), roughly half…
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july 2018
SSC Journal Club: Dissolving The Fermi Paradox
I’m late to posting this, but it’s important enough to be worth sharing anyway: Sandberg, Drexler, and Ord on Dissolving the Fermi Paradox . (You may recognize…
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july 2018
Methodologies for measuring project health
A lot of people are interested in measuring the health and velocity of open source projects. After digging through the current research landscape, I’d like to…
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july 2018
Can Economists and Humanists Ever Be Friends?
Those who seek to reduce behavior to laws would seem hopelessly at odds with those who are fascinated by our full particularity. Illustration by Tamara Shopsin…
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july 2018
Riot's Approach to Anti-Cheat
Combating cheats is an ever-evolving arms race. The scope and complexity of cheat development grows every year along with the stakes in online gaming. The…
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july 2018
The New Intelligence – World Positive
Modern AI and the fundamental undoing of the scientific method The days of traditional, human-driven problem solving — developing a hypothesis, uncovering…
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july 2018
How a cabal of romance writers cashed in on Amazon Kindle Unlimited
On June 4th, a group of lawyers shuffled into a federal court in Manhattan to argue over two trademark registrations. The day’s hearing was the culmination of…
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july 2018
The New Story of Humanity's Origins in Africa
An ancient human skull from Jebel Irhoud Ryan Somma / Flickr / Katie Martin / The Atlantic There is a decades-old origin story for our species, in which we…
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july 2018
Sex, Beer, and Coding: Inside Facebook’s Wild Early Days in Palo Alto
Everyone who has seen The Social Network knows the story of Facebook’s founding. It was at Harvard in the spring semester of 2004. What people tend to forget,…
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july 2018
The Haunting Doubts of Mr. Rogers and Paddington Bear
Fred Rogers on the set of his show Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood from the film, Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Jim Judkis/Focus Features MY NEIGHBOR Television was an…
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july 2018
Can meditation really make the world a better place? – Ute Kreplin | Aeon Essays
Among the promised psychological and physical benefits of meditation are the elimination or reduction of stress, anxiety and depression, as well as bipolar…
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july 2018
C Is Not a Low-level Language - ACM Queue
The May/June issue of acmqueue is out now Programming Languages PDF April 30, 2018 Volume 16, issue 2 Your computer is not a fast PDP-11. David Chisnall In the…
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july 2018
Order Out of Chaos: Patterns of Organization for Writing on the Job
Illustration by Dougal MacPherson A few years ago, a former boss of mine emailed me out of the blue and asked for a resource that would help him and his…
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july 2018
Disposable America
MirageC / Getty A straw is a simple thing. It’s a tube, a conveyance mechanism for liquid. The defining characteristic of the straw is the emptiness inside it.…
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july 2018
Survival of the Richest – Future Human – Medium
L ast year, I got invited to a super-deluxe private resort to deliver a keynote speech to what I assumed would be a hundred or so investment bankers. It was by…
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july 2018
How to get away with financial fraud
‘G uys, you’ve got to hear this,” I said. I was sitting in front of my computer one day in July 2012, with one eye on a screen of share prices and the other on…
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july 2018
The Rise of ``Worse is Better''
Previous: Lisp's Apparent Failures Up: Lisp's Apparent Failures Next: Good Lisp Programming is Hard I and just about every designer of Common Lisp and CLOS has…
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july 2018
The Beautiful, Ugly, and Possessive Hearts of Star Wars
John Boyega as Finn and Daisy Ridley as Rey in Star Wars: The Last Jedi . Lucasfilm/Walt Disney Pictures THE TOWER I’ve never seen a popular conversation go as…
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july 2018
When Truth Falls Apart
How do we restore consensus in an age so divorced from fact? Image: jimjarmo If I have recognized the spread in drug warnings and financial doublespeak, where…
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june 2018
Use 'Find a Reddit' to Discover Even More Fascinating Things to Waste Away the Hours
Photo: Jerod Harris ( Getty Images ) Reddit, crazy as it can be at times, is a great time-waster—no argument there. And while it’s fun to browse /r/videos and…
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june 2018
The gospel of Elon Musk, according to his flock
Last year, hospitalized and bedridden for several months following a suicide attempt, Salina Marie Gomez turned on individual notifications for Elon Musk’s…
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june 2018
Finally, A Problem That Only Quantum Computers Will Ever Be Able to Solve | Quanta Magazine
Early on in the study of quantum computers, computer scientists posed a question whose answer, they knew, would reveal something deep about the power of these…
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june 2018
Inside the Crypto World's Biggest Scandal
One day in the spring of 2010, Kathleen McCaffrey, a sophomore at New York University, received an invitation from a stranger named Arthur Breitman. On the…
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june 2018
Big Tech Isn’t the Problem With Homelessness. It’s All of Us
The icons of downtown San Francisco are the same whether you’re looking at the buildings or at your phone. In the blocks around the undulating, metal-screened…
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june 2018
California Net Neutrality Bill Was 'Hijacked,' Lawmaker Says
Last month the California Senate passed what would be the country's toughest net neutrality protections , which go even further than the repealed Obama-era…
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june 2018
Programming the Cloud
Over the last 5 years while working at Microsoft and AWS I’ve frequently day-dreamed about the potential of a truly programmable cloud development platform. Of…
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june 2018
Friedrich Hayek: Libertarian Hero or Ideologue? - Evonomics
By Ulrich Witt The social philosophy of Friedrich A. Hayek finds a renewed attention these days in the political arena of the U.S. – not least also in Evonomics…
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june 2018
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