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The Battle to Lose the Independent Vote - Wait But Why
The American Presidents—Washington to LincolnThe 7 Types of Modern American Bigots7 Asinine Things About Society
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How (and Why) SpaceX Will Colonize Mars - Wait But Why
This is Part 3 of a four-part series on Elon Musk’s companies. For an explanation of why this series is happening and how Musk is involved, start with Part…
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How Tesla Will Change The World - Wait But Why
This is Part 2 of a four-part series on Elon Musk’s companies. For an explanation of why this series is happening and how Musk is involved, start with Part 1.
A…
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yesterday
Elon Musk: The World's Raddest Man - Wait But Why
http://time100.time.com/2013/04/18/time-100/slide/elon-musk/↩
Thank you for following instructions. I came across much more in my research than I have room to…
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The AI Revolution: Road to Superintelligence - Wait But Why
Note: The reason this post took three weeks to finish is that as I dug into research on Artificial Intelligence, I could not believe what I was reading. It hit…
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The AI Revolution: Our Immortality or Extinction - Wait But Why
Note: This is Part 2 of a two-part series on AI. Part 1 is here.
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We have what may be an extremely difficult problem with an unknown time to solve…
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yesterday
Tech nerds are smart. But they can't seem to get their heads around politics.
We live in an age of nerds.
Sometimes I try to explain to my kids that I grew up in a time — a dark age known as The Eighties — when reading comic books,…
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2 days ago
Landmark study suggests most psychology studies don't yield reproducible results | InsideHigherEd
Science is a process, not a product — often a long one. And key to the process of organizing and creating knowledge is replication, or reproducing even the most…
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2 days ago
Workflow 1.3 Brings Powerful Widget, Sync, Health Actions, and More
Since its debut on the App Store last year, Workflow has established a new paradigm for automation on iOS.
By deeply integrating with iOS apps, device hardware…
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2 days ago
Bank of Canada - Credit Conditions - Household Credit
Over last year CDN economy taken on $70B in new mortgage debt, as we bid up prices on assets with no productive value
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3 days ago
How UBC lost a president a year after they hired him
An unusual group had assembled at the Point Grey campus residence of Arvind Gupta, the president of the University of British Columbia. The gathering was made…
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3 days ago
The MOOC revolution that wasn’t
What happened to the MOOC revolution? Just a few short years after promising higher education for anyone with an Internet connection, MOOCs have scaled back…
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4 days ago
How Social Bias Creeps Into Web Technology
Software tags our photos, recommends products to buy online and serves up ads based on our interests. Increasingly, it also plays a role in more consequential…
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4 days ago
How big data is unfair — Medium
As we’re on the cusp of using machine learning for rendering basically all kinds of consequential decisions about human beings in domains such as education,…
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4 days ago
How Google Could Rig the 2016 Election
America’s next president could be eased into office not just by TV ads or speeches, but by Google’s secret decisions, and no one—except for me and perhaps a few…
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4 days ago
Algorithms and Bias: Q. and A. With Cynthia Dwork
Algorithms have become one of the most powerful arbiters in our lives. They make decisions about the news we read, the jobs we get, the people we meet, the…
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4 days ago
Quentin Tarantıno on White Supremacy, Obama, and Why He Doesn’t Worry About a Transformers Future
We’re five months from the release of The Hateful Eight. How close to finishing are you?
We’ve got a little bit more than an hour finished right now. I just got…
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4 days ago
Google Has a Secret Interview Process... And It Landed Me a Job
Three months ago, I thought I wasn’t ready to apply for a job at Google. Google disagreed. I was in the midst of a career transition. I had spent three years…
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4 days ago
The economics of “everyone’s private driver” — Medium
Update: The hourly numbers in this post are overstated, for reasons I explain in this followup.
Uber, the car service which launched as “everyone’s private…
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4 days ago
How well uberX pays, part 2 — Medium
When I wrote my story about the economics of “everyone’s private driver”, I included a few calculations about the effective hourly rate that can be earned by…
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4 days ago
The Difference Between Machine Learning and Statistics
At a glance, machine learning and statistics seem to be very similar, but many people fail to stress the importance of the difference between these two…
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4 days ago
Wanting to Be Heard: On Podcasts and Representation - The Toast
I set out to write about podcasts and representation in terms of media criticism; to ask podcasters, Who do you record with? Who gets to hold the mic? Are you…
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5 days ago
PhD students: what to do if you don't work well with your supervisor
Some PhD students have positive tales of supervisors who are good managers and become lifelong friends. Others, however, have horror stories. These are the…
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5 days ago
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Abstracts for the Stata Conference Columbus 2015
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Issue Brief 37 | THE WAGE SUBSIDY A Better Way to Help the Poor
Issue Brief
No. 37 August 2015
THE WAGE SUBSIDY
A Better Way to Help the Poor
Oren Cass, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute Executive Summary
As contentious…
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6 days ago
Transition Q & A: Sara Langworthy | University Affairs
Sara Langworthy earned her PhD in developmental psychology from the University of Minnesota. She’s currently an educator at University of Minnesota Extension’s…
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6 days ago
China’s Complexity Problem
Ricardo Hausmann takes issue with Pope Francis’s diagnosis of what ails poor countries.
Bill Emmott identifies weak political institutions as the main culprit…
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6 days ago
How Relay FM Proves That Podcasts Aren’t An Overnight Success
When Myke Hurley and Stephen Hackett launched Relay FM, they expected to build a small independent network of weekly tech podcasts. Just a year later, Relay FM…
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7 days ago
The Unfortunate and Obscure History of Monica Rambeau, the First Female Captain Marvel
As Carol Danvers rides high in the comics as Captain Marvel, it’s hard to remember that she wasn’t the first woman to take on the mantle: back in 1982, Monica…
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7 days ago
David Gauntlett | Writing a successful funding application in the arts and humanities
Competition for research funding is famously intense. In the arts and humanities, it’s no easier than anywhere else. The AHRC’s statistics for 2013-14 show that…
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7 days ago
“Nice boots, Tinker Bell!”: Steve Rogers as an allegory for the impossibility of performative masculinity.
There’s nothing new about the consideration of male superheroes as icons of masculinity. Superman representing the pinnacle of wholesome, idealised masculine…
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7 days ago
You Really Don’t Need To Work So Much
>>>In other words, the long hours may be neither the product of what we really want nor the oppression of workers by the ruling class, the old Marxist theory. They may be the byproduct of systems and institutions that have taken on lives of their own and serve no one’s interests. That can happen if some industries have simply become giant make-work projects that trap everyone within them.
7 days ago
Backfeed dares to democratize the Internet
Photo credit: company website
Founded by a small group of graduate students with a vision for a fairer society, this startup aims to start a revolution as big…
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7 days ago
Sense8: The Show No One is Talking About, But Everyone Needs to Watch by Anjeanette LeBoeuf
Netflix released a new Sci-Fi drama series called Sense8 in June. This original series was created, written, and produced by Andy and Lana Wachowski (The…
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7 days ago
Who Won Science Fiction’s Hugo Awards, and Why It Matters
Since 1953, to be nominated for a Hugo Award, among the highest honors in science fiction and fantasy writing, has been a dream come true for authors who love…
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7 days ago
The Misleading War on GMOs: The Food Is Safe. The Rhetoric Is Dangerous.
Is genetically engineered food dangerous? Many people seem to think it is. In the past five years, companies have submitted more than 27,000 products to the…
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7 days ago
Inside the mind of ‘mathemagician’ John Horton Conway | Toronto Star
Born in Liverpool in 1937, John Horton Conway studied mathematics at Cambridge, where he later taught before moving to Princeton in 1987. A fellow of the Royal…
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8 days ago
Spinning Heartache Into Humor: Tig Notaro on Cancer, Her HBO Special and Going Topless
Next time you have a terrible year, feel free to call it a Tig Year. Because the comedian Tig Notaro’s 2012 was one for the ages.
In a span of just four months,…
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8 days ago
Jeff Bezos and the Amazon Way
The best thing about Jeff Bezos, the founder, chairman, president and chief executive of Amazon, is that he doesn’t give a hoot what anybody else thinks. The…
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8 days ago
We are sacrificing the right to walk – Antonia Malchick – Aeon
In 2011, Raquel Nelson was convicted of vehicular homicide following the death of her four-year-old son. Nelson, it’s crucial to note, was not driving. She…
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8 days ago
Exploring the Hacker Tools of Mr Robot | HackerTarget.com
Over the years the most famous hacking tool that has made it into the movies is Nmap . When producers of a movie actually try to put a dose of reality into the…
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8 days ago
University Ranking Watch: Changes in Ranking Methodology
A Blog devoted to the analysis and discussion of university rankings and other topics related to the quality of higher education. Anyone wishing to contact…
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9 days ago
A moment that changed me – Gamergate | Brianna Wu
The terrible one-year anniversary of Gamergate is nearly here, and the women that make your games are war-weary, exhausted by a cultural battle that we never…
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9 days ago
The EPA is a mess that needs cleaning up - The Boston Globe
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Waste water streamed out of the Gold King Mine in Colorado on Aug. 11.
In George Orwell’s dystopian novel…
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10 days ago
A/B Testing with Hierarchical Models in Python
In this post, I discuss a method for A/B testing using Beta-Binomial Hierarchical models to correct for a common pitfall when testing multiple hypotheses. I…
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10 days ago
My Tryst With MCMC Algorithms
The meaning is normally hidden in deep layers of Mathematical noise and not easy to decipher. This blog post is intended to clear up the confusion around MCMC…
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10 days ago
A map of the remaining 420-mile markers in the U.S. - The Washington Post
"replace 420 mile marker with 419.99 to deter marijuana-minded thieves"
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11 days ago
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