What students know that experts don't: School is all about signaling, not skill-building
Education vs. diploma problem is getting worse
ukihiro Matsumoto is not very happy, he notices other programmers are not happy. He creates Ruby to make programmers happy. After creating Ruby “Matz” is happy, the Ruby community is happy, everyone is happy.
Zeman as a sign of his times, as seen by WaPo.
Taken out of context, this is a good speech and is very well targeted.
Yes, fact-checkers will go crazy and you should check them, but it shows how much Trump knows what he is doing.
Agreed it is one if the most important skills. Disagree on timeline; it has already happened.
It will be very interesting to see how those changed will unfold
Worldview of Trump supporters
The authors concluded that sitting in an office for long periods has a similar effect to smoking and ought to come with a health warning.
They taught me that it is not what we have been told it is up to now. I found there is evidence that seven specific factors in the way we are living today are causing depression and anxiety to rise – alongside two real biological factors (such as your genes) that can combine with these forces to make it worse.
Age of mass-production od fake videos is here and the implications for “fake news” problems are terrible.
ML arms race is here.
A backstory of SV prople behaving as you’d expect.
But many of the A-listers in Silicon Valley have something unique in common: a lonely adolescence devoid of contact with the opposite sex.
People are horny. Lives are complex.
Worse of all, though, his concern that “We aren’t building the right thing” will be replaced with “We aren’t building the thing right.”
How FB messes with politics and is starting to be an active influencer.
The story of an affair between West and Gaddafi. Kinda jaw-dropping, and sign od things that came later.
By July 2019, the bitcoin network will require more electricity than the entire United States currently uses. By February 2020, it will use as much electricity as the entire world does today.
Great summary of Trello’s missed opportunities
JPL is just doing their job batshit crazy well.
Do not read code, dissect ideas instead
He was particularly aware of the allure of Facebook “likes”, which he describes as “bright dings of pseudo-pleasure” that can be as hollow as they are seductive. And Rosenstein should know: he was the Facebook engineer who created the “like” button in the first place.
A stereotypical story of the Valley, morale included.
With this sort of cold-blooded thinking, so divorced from the contingency and mystery of human life, it’s easy to see how long-standing values begin to seem like an annoyance – why a concept such as privacy would carry so little weight in the engineer’s calculus, why the inefficiencies of publishing and journalism seem so imminently disruptable.
Good background overview on KRACK attack
Everybody wants vaccines for pennies rather than pounds because you get them when you’re healthy,” Almond said. “Nobody wants to pay anything when they’re healthy. It’s like car insurance, right? But when you’re sick you will empty your wallet, whatever it takes.”
Terrific read. Not heartbleed-level due to proximity requirements, but otherwise almost as bad.
The outright denial of design for addictiveness is...suspicious. As is the apparent oblivion to certain biases in ML.