Chris Brooks

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Chris Brooks

73 days ago

The latest analysis suggests that this patchwork emergence of human traits can be explained by the existence of multiple populations that were periodically separated for millennia by rivers, deserts, forests and mountains before coming into contact again due to shifts in the climate.

No single birthplace of mankind, say scientists

theguardian.com

Chris Brooks

108 days ago

So much to learn here.

Python Modules and Packages – An Introduction

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Chris Brooks

148 days ago

Seth's Blog

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Chris Brooks

205 days ago

How Warren Buffett Won His Multi-Million Dollar Long Bet

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Chris Brooks

230 days ago

I know I've underestimated...

One of the big failings of high-level analyses of future trends is that in general they either ignore or seriously underestimate the complexity of the job at a detailed level.

Will truckers be automated? (from the comments)

marginalrevolution.com

Chris Brooks

235 days ago

So three successive presidential administrations have said over 16 years about the war in Afghanistan.

Attacks Reveal What U.S. Won’t: Victory Remains Elusive in Afghanistan

nytimes.com

Chris Brooks

239 days ago

Warren Buffett tells us to be fearful when other are greedy and greedy when others are fearful. Greed is rampant now so a healthy dose of fear is warranted.

Crying Over Spilled Milk or What to Do if You Missed the Stock Market Rally

wealthyaccountant.com

Chris Brooks

240 days ago

Good background on my favorite newsletter.

Be Smart: Mike Allen Wrote The Rules Of Washington And Now Donald Trump's Destroying Them

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Chris Brooks

255 days ago

One the games I played most with my two sons as they grew up.

Not much about Age of Empires isn't epic.

“The least-worst idea we had”—The creation of the Age of Empires empire

arstechnica.com

Chris Brooks

255 days ago

One day, when a gull flew into her pool, she grabbed it, waited for the trainers and then gave it to them. It was a large bird and so the trainers gave her lots of fish.

Why dolphins are deep thinkers

theguardian.com

Chris Brooks

259 days ago

Fisher says that many of his students are in a state that he calls “depressive hedonia … an inability to do anything else except pursue pleasure”. I’m not trying to give my students pleasure, or make them enjoy themselves

'The difficulty is the point': teaching spoon-fed students how to really read

theguardian.com

Chris Brooks

261 days ago

I love my wife. My wife is dead.

Rich.

Love After Life: Nobel-Winning Physicist Richard Feynman’s Extraordinary Letter to His Departed Wife

brainpickings.org

Chris Brooks

261 days ago

Best technical description I've yet seen.

A key word here is "speculative." Modern processors, like Intel's, perform speculative execution. In order to keep their internal pipelines primed with instructions to obey, the CPU cores try their best to guess what code is going to be run next, fetch it, and execute it.

Kernel-memory-leaking Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

theregister.co.uk

Chris Brooks

261 days ago

Facebook owes its existence to the open web.

Mark Zuckerberg, let Facebook rejoin the open web

scripting.com

Chris Brooks

263 days ago

Added several to my list!

The best science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels of 2017

theverge.com

Chris Brooks

287 days ago

just how well would AlphaZero do if it was focused on chess?

The future is here – AlphaZero learns chess

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Chris Brooks

345 days ago

He doesn't get it.

“That big old rig could blow sky-high, slam into a school. It needs a human being. There isn’t a machine that can equal a human being,” he says. “Artificial intelligence can be hacked ... Who is ready for that? I wouldn’t want my family going down the road next to a truck that’s computer-operated.”

End of the road: will automation put an end to the American trucker?

theguardian.com

Chris Brooks

351 days ago

“Am I just fighting for a bunch of idiots?” he asked.

Death at a Penn State Fraternity

theatlantic.com

Chris Brooks

410 days ago

These fragments they leave behind are main chapters of my life but for them just beginning ones—ones they probably will forget.

How to Throw Away the Memories Our Kids Leave Behind

grownandflown.com

Chris Brooks

417 days ago

Hmmm. I could try this next term.

Under the Larner model, students do their homework the night before class, rather than after it. They study the material in texts and online before a class, then take a short quiz to gauge how well they've learned it. After that, they break up into groups of six and attempt to solve a medical problem, then discuss their conclusions, led by a professor who acts as both a facilitator and an instructor, Jeffries said.

Medical school without the ‘sage on a stage’

washingtonpost.com

Chris Brooks

432 days ago

The games weren’t bringing me joy; they were just ghosts trapped inside jewel cases. The collection was a weight I was dragging from house to house, and opening a bin only to find boxed NES games always felt like metal poured into my gut. These games made me picture a young woman wanting to hug me when I was hurting, then deciding not to. The games were bottles of expensive, and then cheap, scotch in the garbage, double-bagged so the neighbors wouldn’t see how bad it was getting.

The $5,000 decision to get rid of my past (update)

polygon.com

Chris Brooks

441 days ago

Just grind and do it.

I just try to write a lot. I don’t try to develop a style, since I don’t think contemporary American English—my natural idiom—lends itself so well to self-conscious style. I figure if I keep on writing, it might along some dimensions improve. Clarity, at the very least.

How Tyler Cowen—Superstar Blogger and Economics Professor—Writes Every Single Day

writingroutines.com

Chris Brooks

446 days ago

I had no idea.

And holy shit, this is Chris Cornell, as Cliff Poncier, recording all of these songs, with lyrics, and total creative vision, and he has recorded the entire fake, solo cassette.

Cameron Crowe on the 'Singles' Soundtrack, Chris Cornell

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Chris Brooks

455 days ago

A failing, even multiple failings, doesn’t negate someone’s ability to have a positive impact on your life.

Meditations on Meditations: Reflections on a First Reading of Marcus Aurelius

artofmanliness.com

Chris Brooks

458 days ago

Why We Make Poor Decisions

There are lots of reasons we make poor decisions. Let's take a look at two of the biggest ones.

The Ultimate Guide to Making Smart Decisions

fs.blog

Chris Brooks

458 days ago

Hmmm

Because conversations in Slack happen on a one-way conveyor belt, our team began feeling like they had to stay constantly connected to keep up.

Why We’re Betting Against Real-Time Team Messaging

blog.doist.com

Chris Brooks

463 days ago

Great education here in building a mining rig.

So to increase their odds, small miners band together in mining pools, which combine each individual miner's computing power to hash blocks.

An Idiot’s Guide to Building an Ethereum Mining Rig

motherboard.vice.com

Chris Brooks

465 days ago

But one participant in the study tweaked only one variable while leaving the rest unchanged: the spending rate.

How to Go from Middle-Class to Kickass

mrmoneymustache.com

Chris Brooks

465 days ago

Great insight as this takes into account, indirectly, your living expenses.

If you are spending 100% (or more) of your income, you will never be prepared to retire, unless someone else is doing the saving for you (wealthy parents, social security, pension fund, etc.). So your work career will be Infinite.

The Shockingly Simple Math Behind Early Retirement

mrmoneymustache.com

Chris Brooks

467 days ago

But as a unit of money, it also means the value of Bitcoin can sustainably grow at a much faster pace than most real-world businesses because it is untethered by building products or services

Three Thoughts on the “Crypto Bubble”

medium.com

Chris Brooks

470 days ago

MapReduce/Hadoop is a soft target at this point because even the cargo culters have realized that the planes ain’t en route.

You Are Not Google

blog.bradfieldcs.com

Chris Brooks

470 days ago

The idea is that early Homo sapiens dispersed around the continent and elements of human modernity appeared in different places, and so different parts of Africa contributed to the emergence of what we call modern humans today,”

Oldest Homo sapiens bones ever found shake foundations of the human story

theguardian.com

Chris Brooks

473 days ago

For example, the fact that bitcoin’s core developers generally speak English but miners generally speak Chinese can be viewed as a happy accident, as it creates a kind of “bicameral” governance that makes coordination more difficult,

The Meaning of Decentralization

medium.com

Chris Brooks

473 days ago

Short but insightful.

The difference between discussion and action is a second forward-facing question.

The Question I Never Asked But Should Have

leadershipfreak.blog

Chris Brooks

473 days ago

Choose friends wisely. Prepare for unexpected. Invest in yourself. Question habits. Skip the news.

Unless you’re a hedge-fund manager or a journalist, most of the breaking news out there is utterly irrelevant to your life (to say nothing of it being endlessly manipulative, exploitative and often incorrect).

themission.co

Chris Brooks

473 days ago

Not sure I like there lobster analogy but still a good read.

At each new stage (or shell) in your journey, you will feel like a child. You’ll be required to learn and do new things.

How to Reach the Next Stage of Your Personal Evolution

medium.com

Chris Brooks

473 days ago

Back then, Martin explains, the stereo mix was an afterthought for which the band wouldn’t even bother to show up to the studio. It just so happens that stereo wound up becoming the dominant format.

How The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper” Was Retooled To Sound Fresh 50 Years Later

fastcompany.com

Chris Brooks

475 days ago

Silent reading was so rare that in the Confessions, Augustine remarks with astonishment when he sees St. Ambrose glean meaning from a text simply by moving his eyes across the pag

The Dangers of Reading in Bed

theatlantic.com

Chris Brooks

478 days ago

The free course covered the high-level theory; the paid gave specifics.

The anatomy of a six-figure email course

growthlab.com

Chris Brooks

479 days ago

Good insight here- time blocking is a power tool but can also lead to angst and guilt.

I do believe that time blocking is a deceptively advanced technique.

Calendar Integration – Part 1: On Time Blocking

usingomnifocus.com

Chris Brooks

480 days ago

You’ll be able to see where you’re always getting stuck, and where you succeed most often, and why.

“Personal kanban”: a life-changing time-management system that explodes the myth of multitasking

qz.com

Chris Brooks

480 days ago

Whatever the work is, do it well—not for the boss but for yourself.

The Work You Do, the Person You Are

newyorker.com

Chris Brooks

480 days ago

Still, I'm averaging into Bitcoin...

Bitcoin offends the sensibilities of resource-conscious and performance-measure-maximizing engineers and businessmen alike.

Money, blockchains, and social scalability

unenumerated.blogspot.hr

Chris Brooks

484 days ago

The modern product manager needs to know the customer intimately. This means being obsessed with usage metrics and building customer empathy through online channels, one-on-one interviews, and shadowing exercises to observe, listen, and learn how people actually use and experience products.

Product managers for the digital world

mckinsey.com

Chris Brooks

490 days ago

Except decay, holes, people as holes, emptiness, and audience—it’s another mystery almost seen. The feeling is rather sad.

How the Beatles Wrote ‘A Day in the Life’

theatlantic.com

Chris Brooks

490 days ago

Etsy should have focused more explicitly on helping sellers increase their revenue rather than creating, as New York magazine put it, “an extremely cozy private welfare state” for employees.

The Barbarians Are at Etsy’s Hand-Hewn, Responsibly Sourced Gates

bloomberg.com

Chris Brooks

494 days ago

We solved that by deleting all 1500 tests, representing several human years of effort.

The Push Train

pushtrain.club

Chris Brooks

494 days ago

Pretty much everything beyond hour number four sucked. Past that, any writing I attempted had negative returns and I was strangely better off playing video games or something.

How To Be More Productive by Working Less

markmanson.net

Chris Brooks

496 days ago

As relevant today as it was thirty years ago.

The songs pondered 1980s America as both myth and presence: its landscape, its stated ideals of freedom and openness, its culture, its sensuality, its violence.

Review: U2 Revisits ‘The Joshua Tree’ in the Here and Now

nytimes.com

Chris Brooks

500 days ago

Connors found a population that desperately needed help with the marketing of personal brands. Now she got out her iPhone and started swiping rapidly through photos, many of which centered on azure shorelines and shirtless men. “Cuba is preserved like a time capsule,” she said.

Is the Gig Economy Working?

newyorker.com

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