Andrei Zisu

Engineering. Philosophy. Economics.

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Două proteste, două Românii și un strigăt de disperare: „Ce popor de proști suntem!?“

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3 days ago

As the historian Sean McMeekin wrote in his 2015 “The Ottoman Endgame”, Sykes-Picot had moved to the realm of cliché, “a shorthand explanation for the latest upheaval in the Middle East that rolls easily off every tongue.”

He suggested it was time to move beyond the Sykes-Picot myth to gain a better understanding of the developments that shaped the modern Middle East.

Sykes-Picot: The Centenary of A Deal That Did Not Shape the Middle East

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3 days ago

Why hardware development is hard, part 2: the physical world is unforgiving

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3 days ago

Brain Cells Share Information With Virus-Like Capsules

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4 întrebări despre industria IT din România

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5 days ago

Singuri și beți în România

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Why They Listen to Jordan Peterson

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5 days ago

Imagine, Mr. Harris said, if Facebook's app delivered all your notifications at once, at a given time of day, like the mail. Prof. Wu, meanwhile, has suggested that tech companies should develop a phone designed to protect users' attention and time.

Your smartphone is making you stupid, antisocial and unhealthy. So why can’t you put it down?

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7 days ago

Solving the Problem of Fake News

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8 days ago

Why is our generation laughing over dancing hot dogs and sheriffs made of of emojis? In part, it is, like most social media, escapism: a way to collectively disengage from the unending horror of politics by laughing at meaningless internet jokes that mirror the nonsensical global state of affairs. Like earlier forms of Dadaism, internet memes deconstruct and scramble all coherent thought into incoherent brain goop, left open for you to take what you want from them as you will. For some, that means eating a Tide Pod.

Why millennials are making memes about wanting to die

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12 days ago

How did we find the speed of light?

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13 days ago

În consecință, am întrebat oficial Ministerul Educației dacă a făcut vreo cercetare pentru a afla cauzele analfabetismului funcțional și dacă are vreo strategie de combatere a acestui fenomen.

Ministerul nu are așa ceva.

Statul român combate analfabetismul cu statistici mincinoase

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14 days ago

„Vezi că umblă niște poze cu tine goală prin liceu”

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14 days ago

Experts fear face swapping tech could start an international showdown

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22 days ago

Declar cu franchețe că sunt pentru îmbunătățirea soartei țăranilor, că în această îmbunătățire văd fundarea naționalității române. Până când țăranii nu vor fi cetățeni, noi nu vom avea o nație. Da, domnilor! Am voit ca să se creeze o așa stare de lucruri încât cel din urmă țăran să aibă conștiița datoriilor și drepturilor lui. Cât timp îl vom lăsa în poziția în care se găsește, asuprit, bătut, tratat ca un dobitoc, nelegat către țară prin nimic, ce sprijin vom avea de la dânsul în ora pericolului? Este timpul ca înaintea interesului privat, să gândim la cel obștesc, ca înainte de a ne ocupa de moșiile cele mici, să ne ocupăm de moșia cea mare, România, cum făceau părinții noștri.

Reforma agrara a lui Cuza- cea mai importantă lege din secolul XIX

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26 days ago

To preserve its social model, the EU needs to establish common progressive fiscal rules and relieve younger generations of debts they are not responsible for.

The fairest of them all: why Europe beats the US on equality

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31 days ago

Reality has a surprising amount of detail

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33 days ago

Very good little story on AI and neural networks coming from Andrej Karpathy, the head of Tesla AI. Raises many interesting questions and problems.

Short Story on AI: A Cognitive Discontinuity.

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36 days ago

Monkey Business

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38 days ago

Normalization of deviance in software: how broken practices become standard

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41 days ago

Why dolphins are deep thinkers

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44 days ago

Mastodon is dead in the water

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48 days ago

“We’ve centralized all of our data to a guy called Mark Zuckerberg” says Pirate Bay Founder.

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71 days ago

Incoming Polish PM: We won’t bow to ‘nasty threats’

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79 days ago

Afterglow

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83 days ago

”Național-comunismul ceaușist a fost continuatorul legionarismului” (Oliver Jens Schmitt)

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85 days ago

Security Risks of Embedded Systems

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108 days ago

Cum sunt deturnaţi banii alocaţi şcolilor dărăpănate

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109 days ago

I must admit, out of all of Black Mirror, season 3 episode 1 is the one which stood out the most. It gave me a very weird mix of insecurity and emptiness. When I first found out about the Chinese SCS system, I felt the same thing.

This article explains at greater length how the SCS actually works and also offers some starting points for thinking of how to fix this: "We need trustworthy mechanisms to make sure ratings and data are used responsibly and with our permission. To trust the system, we need to reduce the unknowns. That means taking steps to reduce the opacity of the algorithms. The argument against mandatory disclosures is that if you know what happens under the hood, the system could become rigged or hacked. But if humans are being reduced to a rating that could significantly impact their lives, there must be transparency in how the scoring works."

And if you think this isn't a problem for you, just go to https://www.google.fr/maps/timeline? to see all your past location history and tell me it doesn't freak you the hell out!

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

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112 days ago

Cele două Românii

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112 days ago

The war against Pope Francis

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132 days ago

Variational Autoencoders Explained

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140 days ago

Netflix, Microsoft, and Google just quietly changed how the web works

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EU commission sees 'more evidence' of dual food quality

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140 days ago

Poland to roll out mobile phone ID cards in 2018

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140 days ago

"On 10 February 1355, St Scholastica Day, two students at the University of Oxford got into a dispute with the landlord of the tavern at which they had been drinking. The quality of the wine, they felt, was not up to snuff. The landlord disagreed. In response, the students threw a quart pot of wine in his face and proceeded to beat him senseless. The mayor of Oxford asked the chancellor of the university to arrest the students, but 200 other ‘scholars’ turned out in their defence. Three days of rioting followed, with the townsfolk, from the mayor downwards, calling in local villagers to help defeat the students. Around 63 were killed, as were 30 locals. Many more were injured, and massive damage was done to university property."

Spoiling for a fight

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142 days ago

Even This Data Guru Is Creeped Out By What Anonymous Location Data Reveals About Us

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142 days ago

INTERVIU Mircea Miclea, analiza dura a starii invatamantului : Tot inainte, tovarasi, spre ceausim! Cum au distrus fortele retrograde reforma din educatie

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142 days ago

Stat re-fondator sau județ sărac al Europei?

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142 days ago

The EU exodus: When doctors and nurses follow the money

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144 days ago

The secret to Germany’s happiness and success: Its values are the opposite of Silicon Valley’s

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152 days ago

The man who would beat Putin

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152 days ago

Politica resentimentului

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152 days ago

Colegii mei mi-au spus să mor

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154 days ago

Billions of devices imperiled by new clickless Bluetooth attack

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154 days ago

Why Do Nigerian Scammers Say They are From Nigeria?

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154 days ago

I Got a Story to Tell: Who Does What in National Security Policy?

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154 days ago

Document declasificat după 27 de ani: în iunie 1990, Armata i-a hrănit şi îmbrăcat pe minerii care au "restabilit ordinea" în Bucureşti

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157 days ago

Why Happy People Cheat

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159 days ago

Cum i-au exploatat românii pe romi secole de-a rândul. Erau bătuţi, ucişi şi vânduţi, femeile erau abuzate sexual

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