No single birthplace of mankind, say scientists
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.
So much to learn here.
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.
So three successive presidential administrations have said over 16 years about the war in Afghanistan.
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.
Good background on my favorite newsletter.
One the games I played most with my two sons as they grew up.
Not much about Age of Empires isn't epic.
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.
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
I love my wife. My wife is dead.
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.
Facebook owes its existence to the open web.
Added several to my list!
just how well would AlphaZero do if it was focused on chess?
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.”
“Am I just fighting for a bunch of idiots?” he asked.
These fragments they leave behind are main chapters of my life but for them just beginning ones—ones they probably will forget.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A failing, even multiple failings, doesn’t negate someone’s ability to have a positive impact on your life.
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.
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.
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.
But one participant in the study tweaked only one variable while leaving the rest unchanged: the spending rate.
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.
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
MapReduce/Hadoop is a soft target at this point because even the cargo culters have realized that the planes ain’t en route.
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,”
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,
Short but insightful.
The difference between discussion and action is a second forward-facing question.
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).
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.
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.
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 free course covered the high-level theory; the paid gave specifics.
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.
You’ll be able to see where you’re always getting stuck, and where you succeed most often, and why.
Whatever the work is, do it well—not for the boss but for yourself.
Still, I'm averaging into Bitcoin...
Bitcoin offends the sensibilities of resource-conscious and performance-measure-maximizing engineers and businessmen alike.
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.
Except decay, holes, people as holes, emptiness, and audience—it’s another mystery almost seen. The feeling is rather sad.
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.
We solved that by deleting all 1500 tests, representing several human years of effort.
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.
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.
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.