Joe Biden: ‘I Wish to Hell I’d Just Kept Saying the Exact Same Thing’
“It’s like a Rubik’s cube trying to figure this guy out,” Biden sighed. “We have no freakin’ idea what he’s gonna do.”
Today, Trump's much-derided, frequently written off and ultimately successful candidacy has exposed the intellectual inadequacies and political perils of mono-journalism. And those complicit in it have no choice but to reformulate their aims and methods.
From 2013. Still great!
Tversky was a font of memorable one-liners, and he found much of life funny. He could also be sharp with critics. After a nasty academic battle with some evolutionary psychologists, he proclaimed, “Listen to evolutionary psychologists long enough, and you’ll stop believing in evolution.” When asked about artificial intelligence, Tversky replied, “We study natural stupidity.” (He did not really think that people were stupid, but the line was too good to pass up.) He also tossed off such wisdom as “The secret to doing good research is always to be a little underemployed. You waste years by not being able to waste hours.” Managers who spend most of their lives in meetings should post that thought on their office walls.
Unlike many nonfiction writers, Mr. Lewis declines to take advances, which he calls “corrupting,” even though he could easily earn seven figures. Instead, he splits the profits from the books, as well as the advertising and production costs, with Norton. The setup spurs him to work harder and to make more money if the books are successful, he says.
This estimate can be thought of as DeepStack’s intuition: a gut feeling of the value of holding any possible private cards in any possible poker situation.
Westeros has not developed viable anti-dragon technology.
One day, it would be awesome to say, ‘Hey, Digit, am I OK for retirement?’ And all Digit does is send back a thumbs-up emoji.
At first, we had to look at a mirror to see if we looked presentable. Then all four of us went into a photo booth and snapped pictures with funny poses. Then the computer took our image and gave everyone funny faces, making us all 20 or 30 years younger. We all now had colorful lipstick and rosy cheeks. The computer also made our eyes bigger, like with anime characters. Then we could add a bunch of writings and stickers to the images before we printed them out.
There is a lot of work to be done to get to that point. But this early evidence suggests that success in the business world isn’t just about brainpower or climbing a linear path to the top, but about accumulating diverse skills and showing an ability to learn about fields outside one’s comfort zone.
“People looked at us like we were buying real estate in Cleveland—it could be a good thing but is hard to understand,”
Q: Do you think this is a great interview?
A: But what if it *isn't* a great interview?
In John Locke’s letters 350 years ago, he didn’t use any animated GIFs because he couldn’t. I’m not saying that he would have written letters in animated GIFs, but if he could have dropped a photo in to illustrate a point, he totally would have.
Good thoughts on what we need to make live content work.