jignesh darji

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jignesh darji

36 days ago

In practice, research has shown (pdf) that shoppers who can recall a few low-price products—perhaps because of a prominent ads or promotions—tend to think that a store offers low prices across the board, regardless of other evidence. And in a particularly devious experiment, a psychology professor (naturally) got his students to evaluate his teaching (pdf), with one group asked to list two things he could improve and another asked to list 10. Since it’s harder to think of 10 bad things than just two, the students asked to make a longer list gave the professor better ratings—seemingly concluding that if they couldn’t come up with enough critical things to fill out the form, then the course must be good.

The flaws a Nobel Prize-winning economist wants you to know about yourself

qz.com

jignesh darji

45 days ago

It took some time for me to realise this. Happiness is a by-product.

Happiness isn’t obtained. It’s earned. It’s not the product. It’s the byproduct.

The purpose of life isn’t to be happy—it’s to be fulfilled

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jignesh darji

68 days ago

Moore says the most surprising thing the team learned is that responses drop-off significantly for emails that use language above about a sixth grade reading level, but emails that are too simple tend to be ignored as well. A 3rd grade reading level is optimal. He was also surprised that neutral emails tend to receive fewer responses than positive or negative emails. In short, being too negative is bad, but being slightly negative is better than being boring

AI Is Here to Help You Write Emails People Will Actually Read

wired.com

jignesh darji

68 days ago

Crux of this article is to emphasize that one thing that you should NOT do to think better is multi-task. Multitasking, artivle says, reduces your ability to focus on what's relevant and what's not and also your ability to filter concepts into boxes, ie categorise.

Learning How to Think: The Skill No One Taught You

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jignesh darji

82 days ago

If You're So Smart, Why Aren't You Rich?

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jignesh darji

108 days ago

Silicon Valley’s First Founder Was Its Worst : Backchannel

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jignesh darji

108 days ago

Microsoft’s cloud revenue grows, while IBM’s fades

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jignesh darji

141 days ago

Using technology to hack dating

Looking for the One: How I Went on 150 Dates in 4 Months

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jignesh darji

146 days ago

MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world

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jignesh darji

146 days ago

As Uber Flails, Its Self-Driving Car Research Rolls On

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jignesh darji

147 days ago

The novelist who inspired Elon Musk

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jignesh darji

147 days ago

Summary: You need to keep your present untended no matter how busy you are to tend to your future self.

You Need to Practice Being Your Future Self

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jignesh darji

159 days ago

Google is super secretive about its anti-aging research. No one knows why.

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jignesh darji

159 days ago

The psychological importance of wasting time

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jignesh darji

159 days ago

From JFK’s Moonshot to the Mission to Mars: A Historical Perspective

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jignesh darji

210 days ago

Love in the Time of Cryptography

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jignesh darji

211 days ago

The Digital Nomad Life: Combining Work and Travel

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jignesh darji

211 days ago

You Can Train Yourself to Be Frugal—And It's Pretty Painless

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jignesh darji

248 days ago

"Facebook has wisely retired its one-time internal-development philosophy, “move fast and break things,” but no business reliant on civil or structural engineering would ever have adopted such a motto in the first place."

Programmers: Stop Calling Yourselves Engineers

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jignesh darji

248 days ago

" often your late-model car fails to start inexplicably or your office elevator traps you inside its shaft. Computing has become infrastructure, but it doesn’t work like infrastructure."

Programmers: Stop Calling Yourselves Engineers

theatlantic.com

jignesh darji

255 days ago

In the time you spend on social media each year, you could read 200 books

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jignesh darji

267 days ago

You wouldn’t be able to pause your video games today without Jerry Lawson

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jignesh darji

267 days ago

A wonderful interview of Harari for his new book on the future of humanity

The Post-Human World

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jignesh darji

274 days ago

John Arnold Made a Fortune at Enron. Now He's Declared War on Bad Science

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jignesh darji

275 days ago

How Big Data screwed us all!

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down

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jignesh darji

304 days ago

Notice that you don’t have to finish your task. In fact, you don’t even have to work on the primary task. However, thanks to Newton’s first law, you’ll often find that once you start this little 2-minute task, it is much easier to keep moving.

The Physics of Productivity: Newton’s Laws of Getting Stuff Done

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jignesh darji

314 days ago

I was recently introduced to Stoicism and I'm finding it quite interesting. I have realised that having a philosophical point of view that guides you towards a happy life is crucial. I shall continue my exploration of these philosophy.

How to Be a Stoic

newyorker.com

jignesh darji

314 days ago

Got to get rid of the morning smartphone routine even though I wake up early. 😅

How I became a morning person (and why I decided to make the change)

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jignesh darji

314 days ago

An insight on the gender imbalance in the world of Chess

Where’s Bobbi Fischer?

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jignesh darji

314 days ago

Why So Many Smart People Aren’t Happy

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jignesh darji

317 days ago

It’s tough to be a man

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jignesh darji

334 days ago

Bruce Lee on Self-Actualization

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jignesh darji

342 days ago

If there was an ambassador for nerds/geeks, it would definitely be Richard Feynman. He was one of the finest nerd with the curiosity. And I don't mean curiosity in just the scientific context. He was curious about everything. To emphasize his curiosity, I'm going to write it again. Everything.

He tried out drugs to under

Richard Feynman On Believing What Isn't True

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jignesh darji

346 days ago

Linux.com article on what's wrong with Docker and VMs and the how Unikernel solves those problems. (Not sure how relevant this is now since it's from 2014)

Containers vs Hypervisors: The Battle Has Just Begun

linux.com

jignesh darji

346 days ago

Apple to Start Publishing AI Research to Hasten Deep Learning

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jignesh darji

353 days ago

It's crazy how impactful is programming. Here is the dark side of it, a confession from a developer who helped code a website that lead to deaths of teenage girls.

The code I’m still ashamed of

medium.freecodecamp.org

jignesh darji

354 days ago

Slack CEO describes 'Holy Grail' of virtual assistants

networkworld.com

jignesh darji

354 days ago

Obituary: Great Barrier Reef (25 Million BC-2016)

outsideonline.com

jignesh darji

358 days ago

Perspective! ❤
This time it's Orwell using math that books aren't costly, which is the excuse most of his friends gave, than other forms of recreation.

Books vs. Cigarettes

orwell.ru

jignesh darji

359 days ago

Perspective! 😓

The Tail End

waitbutwhy.com

jignesh darji

364 days ago

Tim Urban is an Expert on not Being an Expert

medium.com

jignesh darji

374 days ago

Trump’s America, Hiding in Plain Sight

newyorker.com

jignesh darji

374 days ago

A short history of 150 years of paper currency in India

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jignesh darji

378 days ago

Taming the Mammoth: Why You Should Stop Caring What Other People Think

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jignesh darji

386 days ago

A must read how one of the pioneering developers of the Cloud Computing revolution built a company that's being used by everyone constantly - from connecting to your Uber driver to verifying Yelp reservations!

The Wizard Of Apps: How Jeff Lawson Built Twilio Into The Mightiest Unicorn

forbes.com

jignesh darji

390 days ago

We tend to wear our ability to get by on little sleep as some sort of badge of honor that validates our work ethic. But what it really is is a profound failure of self-respect and of priorities. What could possibly be more important than your health and your sanity, from which all else springs?

10 Learnings from 10 Years of Brain Pickings

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jignesh darji

397 days ago

Is the Self-Driving Car Un-American?

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jignesh darji

399 days ago

This one is a wonderful article written by Charles Duhigg about the findings of Project Aristotle at Google. The aim was to find the characteristics of the perfect team. I'm sure this one will burn all your notions of the perfect team as the results are contrary to what you'd expect. A long read but definitely worth the time for anyone who's ever going to work in a team. Not specifically Computer Science or Engineering. It's for everyone. 😃

The paradox, of course, is that Google’s intense data collection and number crunching have led it to the same conclusions that good managers have always known. In the best teams, members listen to one another and show sensitivity to feelings and needs.

What Google Learned From Its Quest to Build the Perfect Team

nytimes.com

jignesh darji

401 days ago

Are you willing and happy to experience the journey? Or do you only want the end result?

You probably know to ask yourself, “What do I want?” Here’s a way better question

qz.com

jignesh darji

402 days ago

The End of Small Talk (Updated With Podcast)

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