Chris Brooks

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Chris Brooks

40 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

47 days ago

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

Death at a Penn State Fraternity

theatlantic.com

Chris Brooks

105 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

113 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

127 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

136 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

141 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

rollingstone.com

Chris Brooks

151 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

153 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

farnamstreetblog.com

Chris Brooks

154 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

158 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

160 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

160 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

162 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

165 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

165 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

168 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

168 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

168 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

168 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

journal.thriveglobal.com

Chris Brooks

168 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

170 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

173 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

174 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.

On Time Blocking

usingomnifocus.com

Chris Brooks

175 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

175 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

175 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

179 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

185 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

185 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

190 days ago

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

The Push Train

pushtrain.club

Chris Brooks

190 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

191 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

195 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

Chris Brooks

198 days ago

Reading Holiday’s Obstacle or listening to Ferris’s Tao of Seneca, you can’t help but get swept away by their stoic gusto. But then along the way you suddenly awake from this carnival to realize how far you’ve come from the Stoa.

The Inadequacies of the Invincible

medium.com

Chris Brooks

198 days ago

right alongside the growth of dumb or sensory devices, there is the growth of brainy or thinking devices or Smart Internet Devices (SIDs).

The two, opposing IoT r/evolutions in play

thoughtworks.com

Chris Brooks

222 days ago

the award for the worst public policy idea of the year goes to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

The Cuomo College Fiasco

nytimes.com

Chris Brooks

225 days ago

Most readers make their first and last trip to Galt’s Gulch – the hidden-valley paradise of born-again capitalists featured in Atlas Shrugged, its solid-gold dollar sign standing like a maypole – sometime between leaving Middle-earth and packing for college.”

The new age of Ayn Rand: how she won over Trump and Silicon Valley

theguardian.com

Chris Brooks

231 days ago

“Just be me. The real me. The sarcastic, overcompensating asshole.” He concluded, with simple awe, “It just never occurred to me to write like myself.”

Father John Misty vs. the Mysteries of Life

theringer.com

Chris Brooks

232 days ago

entry-level computer programming jobs would no longer automatically qualify as a “specialty occupation,” which is a basic requirement for receiving an H-1B work visa

Tech Roundup: Changes to the H-1B Visa Program Begin

nytimes.com

Chris Brooks

250 days ago

How was this done? Via pursuit of specificity. I turned my attention to Bob and, under the pressure of trying not to suck, my prose moved in the direction of specificity, and in the process my gaze became more loving toward him

George Saunders: what writers really do when they write

theguardian.com

Chris Brooks

283 days ago

Dan Majerle—former Suns star, current college coach, no Googling required—came up during a camp game and said, “Nico, Grand Canyon University is offering you a scholarship. Now go back to the game.”

Nico Mannion: Peek into life of basketball prodigy

si.com

Chris Brooks

285 days ago

This is a difficult balance - more hours doesn't always mean more effective, and it is rarely sustainable.

The data shows that managers in the top quartile of utilization — a.k.a. those who work the longest hours — end up with employees who work up to 19% more hours relative to their colleagues who report to less highly utilized managers.

What Great Managers Do Daily

hbr.org

Chris Brooks

286 days ago

Bill Simmons on The Ringer’s first year, his canceled HBO show and what ESPN got right

recode.net

Chris Brooks

300 days ago

Often a full assessment of a recruit's situation reveals that a promise of cash payments isn't the way to go. Sometimes a recruit's family could be so far under the poverty line that any kind of sudden flush spending would draw the attention of the NCAA

Meet the Bag Man

sbnation.com

Chris Brooks

300 days ago

The average employee is already overworked and undertrained; asking them to learn the management equivalent of Dungeons and Dragons on top of their workload is foolish, if not inhumane.

Zappos is struggling with Holacracy because humans aren’t designed to operate like software

qz.com

Chris Brooks

300 days ago

Among football players, the reverse has actually started to happen: They’re electing to go “into the shit.” They discover infantry life while at West Point, first as the unthinkable and then as a competition.

Inside Army's top secret, years-long plan to finally ‘Beat Navy’

sbnation.com

Chris Brooks

300 days ago

A counterargument to your own should first be summarized in its strongest form, with holes caulked as they appear, and minor inconsistencies or infelicities of phrasing looked past.

Adam Gopnik on Darwin’s Brilliant Strategy for Preempting Criticism and the True Mark of Genius

brainpickings.org

Chris Brooks

300 days ago

When something bad happens, ask yourself, “What would I recommend if this happened to someone else?” And then do that.

Stoicism Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

bakadesuyo.com

Chris Brooks

321 days ago

Great story about dealing with our lizard brain.

So that’s why even though I’m 56, I’m learning to code.

I’m learning to code at 56. Here’s an epic beat-down of my critical inner self.

medium.freecodecamp.org

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