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Classical Wisdom
What is the Soul? Putting the Psyche back in Psychology...
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Jim Nielsen’s Blog
AI Is Like a Lossy JPEG That’s something I’ve heard before — ChatGPT Is a Blurry JPEG of the Web — and it kind of made sense...
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That’s something I’ve heard before — ChatGPT Is a Blurry JPEG of the Web — and it kind of made sense when I read it. But Paul Ford, writing in the Aboard Newsletter, helped it make even more sense in my brain. [AI tools] compress lots and lots of information—text, image, more—in...
One Useful Thing
Captain's log: the irreducible weirdness of prompting AIs Also, we have a prompt library!
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CONTEMPORIST
Before + After – A Garage Transformed Into A Pool House Nathan Fell Architecture has shared photos of a garage they transformed into a pool house with...
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Nathan Fell Architecture has shared photos of a garage they transformed into a pool house with plenty of space for entertaining. Here’s what the pool house looked like before… The design of the pool house was conceived as an addition to the garage that more appropriately capped...
Seeking Wisdom
Stay the course I spend a couple of weeks every February keeping up with my investments, timing it to coincide with...
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I spend a couple of weeks every February keeping up with my investments, timing it to coincide with the release of Buffett’s annual letter to shareholders. I found something interesting while performing this ritual this time. I came across Aswath Damodaran’s website, where he has...
Cheese and Biscuits
Solo, Aughton When I was first out of university, trying to decide what to do with my life, and with no long term...
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When I was first out of university, trying to decide what to do with my life, and with no long term plan other than the fact I knew - eventually - I wanted to move to London and stay there, I got a job as a cashier at Ormskirk Abbey National. Ormskirk is ostensibly a market town,...
GeoCurrents
GeoCurrents Reorientation Dear Readers,  GeoCurrents has been on hiatus for the past two months as I have redirected most of...
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Dear Readers,  GeoCurrents has been on hiatus for the past two months as I have redirected most of my efforts to writing a book on environmental philosophy, politics, and policies. This work is tentatively titled Middle Path Environmentalism: Taking Climate Change and Other...
Flashbak
The Wild Universe of Fletcher Hanks – The Outsider Comic Book Artist (1939-1941) Stardust, Fantomah, Big Red McLane and Space Smith. Just some of the superheroes created by American...
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Stardust, Fantomah, Big Red McLane and Space Smith. Just some of the superheroes created by American cartoonist Fletcher Hanks (December 1, 1889 – January 22, 1976) in a two-year flurry of creativity in which he wrote, penciled, inked and lettered 51 stories. As Joshua LH Burnett...
Words and Buttons...
Rational interpolation Rational interpolation is a step forward from polynomial interpolation towards rational splines....
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Rational interpolation is a step forward from polynomial interpolation towards rational splines. With rational interpolation, you can build functions that run through a set of points and also have vertical asymptotes whenever you want. With this capability, you can now model...
TokyoDev
Grad school in Japan: my experience doing a Master of Sciences in Computer Science My journey in Japan began with an unconventional scholarship program called Vulcanus in Japan, which...
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My journey in Japan began with an unconventional scholarship program called Vulcanus in Japan, which allowed me to take a Japanese language course and intern at a major Japanese company. I wrote all about it in [my previous TokyoDev...
diamond geezer
439 In March 2020 TfL published a Croydon Bus Study, a 54 page examination of the local bus network and...
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In March 2020 TfL published a Croydon Bus Study, a 54 page examination of the local bus network and how it might need to change in response to proposed development, particularly to the south of Croydon. Essentially it said "if more people are going to live here they'll need...
Old Structures...
Changes and Not I almost missed this 1938 entry in Berenice Abbott’s “Changing New York” project, because it’s...
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I almost missed this 1938 entry in Berenice Abbott’s “Changing New York” project, because it’s mislabelled at the New York Public Library web site as “Vista, Thomas Street”. We all make mistakes, and whomever confused Thames and Thomas hid the location of this photo by accident....
Anecdotal Evidence
'He Belonged Essentially to the Order of Wags' A gift I prize is seeing the humor in writers not taxonomically labeled “Humorists.” If you tell me...
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A gift I prize is seeing the humor in writers not taxonomically labeled “Humorists.” If you tell me a piece by S.J. Pearlman has made you laugh my response is, “Enjoy yourself.” I don’t find Pearlman as funny as I did when I was a kid, though I’m happy for you. But if you tell me...
Data Boutique
How to Estimate Sales Using Inventory Web-Scraped Data A powerful use case for web data
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ntietz.com blog
Building a demo of the Bleichenbacher RSA attack in Rust Recently while reading Real-World Cryptography, I got nerd sniped1 by the mention of...
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Recently while reading Real-World Cryptography, I got nerd sniped1 by the mention of Bleichenbacher's attack on RSA. This is cool, how does it work? I had to understand, and to understand something, I usually have to build it. Well, friends, that is what I did. I implemented RSA...
nanoscale views
APS March Meeting 2024 - coming soon This week I'm going to be at the APS March Meeting in Minneapolis.  As I've done in past years, I...
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This week I'm going to be at the APS March Meeting in Minneapolis.  As I've done in past years, I will try to write up some highlights of talks that I am able to see, though it may be hit-or-miss.  If readers have suggestions for sessions or talks that they think will be...
Construction Physics
Airport Reading List The major sources I found helpful for learning about airports and their construction are listed...
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The major sources I found helpful for learning about airports and their construction are listed below. As usual, these are listed roughly in order of how useful I found them. And because “useful” isn’t the same as “actually interesting to read” I’ve marked the books that are...
African History...
a brief note on Africa in 16th century global history. the international relations and manuscripts of Kongo
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FIRE v London
Feb ’24: Envyidia I’ve had quite a lot of culture to enjoy in February. Aside from some travel for the Six Nations...
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I’ve had quite a lot of culture to enjoy in February. Aside from some travel for the Six Nations rugby, I’ve been to two shows – one in London’s Royal Opera House and one on the south coast. Both events were either full or practically full. Covid feels fully behind us now. But...
@Westenberg Feed -...
Bellroy, not Louis Vuitton. Louis Vuitton preens. It flaunts its studded monograms and neon canvas as haute couture. Marketing...
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Louis Vuitton preens. It flaunts its studded monograms and neon canvas as haute couture. Marketing as megaphone, blasting a vision of luxury built on status not substance. Bellroy whispers. Clean, minimalist designs reveal quiet confidence in thoughtful construction. They let...
journal – Winnie Lim
some ruminations on the inherent dislike of my self [cw: suicidal thoughts] I guess this does not come as a surprise to anyone – I think I have an...
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[cw: suicidal thoughts] I guess this does not come as a surprise to anyone – I think I have an inherent dislike for my self. No one who inherently likes them selves...
The Honest Broker
A Failed Rock Adaption of Dune Might Have Starred Mick Jagger, Orson Welles & Salvador Dalí (with... This gets the top spot on my list of never-made films I'd like to see
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Noahpinion
Why small developers are getting squeezed out of the housing market A guest post by Coby Lefkowitz
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The Ruffian
Delusional self-belief is a superpower until it's a disaster What's the optimal amount of self-deception for a politician?
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Maps Mania
Solar Symbology
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Dreams of Space -...
Bozo and His Rocket Ship -Capitol Record-Reader (1947) Here an old piece of "rocket" ephemera. Back when there were these big black round things called...
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Here an old piece of "rocket" ephemera. Back when there were these big black round things called "records," there were children's record-readers. My mom had some of these from here childhood so I actually read some of them. You would put a stack of records on (this one had 4...
99% Invisible
Roman Mars Describes Santa Fe As It Is [EPISODE] Santa Fe wasn’t always on the proverbial map — in fact, the Santa Fe railroad just passed it on by....
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Santa Fe wasn’t always on the proverbial map — in fact, the Santa Fe railroad just passed it on by. A lot of care has been taken to keep Santa Fe cute and quaint over its history, with steps to preserve native architecture and historical design. The result is a mixture of...
SatPost by Trung...
The Greatest Meme Template Ever Why does Juan Joya Borja (aka El Risitas aka “Spanish Laughing Guy”) always put a smile on our...
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devonzuegel.com
Part 5: Relationship with Travis Air Force Base A new city has been proposed in California, and I’ve never been more captivated by a vision for the...
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A new city has been proposed in California, and I’ve never been more captivated by a vision for the future of my home state in my lifetime. This post is part of a series I’m writing about this bold proposal. Up until recently, the new city’s potential impact on Travis Air Force...
The Convivial...
The Art of Living The Convivial Society: Vol. 5, No. 4
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Saturday Morning...
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Kid Click here to go see the bonus panel! Hovertext: I mean it's frustrating. Why can't we just select...
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Click here to go see the bonus panel! Hovertext: I mean it's frustrating. Why can't we just select the year that the sun swallows the Earth and work backward? Today's News:
A Collection of...
Collections: Phalanx’s Twilight, Legion’s Triumph, Part IIIa: Peak Pike-Phalanx This is the first part of the third part of our four(ish) part (Ia, Ib, IIa, IIb, IIIa) look at the...
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This is the first part of the third part of our four(ish) part (Ia, Ib, IIa, IIb, IIIa) look at the triumph of the Roman legions in the third and second century over the Hellenistic armies of the heirs of Alexander. Last time, we looked at some of the operational and strategic...
Confessions of a...
A Deep Dive into the Underlying Architecture of Groq's LPU What powers the ground breaking performance of Groq's Langauge Processing Unit?
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XO Capital - Field...
Moving To A Paid Community I've been debating / delaying this moment for 3 years. They say to build a business these days, one...
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I've been debating / delaying this moment for 3 years. They say to build a business these days, one smart way to do it is build a community first. We do have a community. It's on discord. It's been useless for all but the past
The Modern House
A Modern Way to Live: our co-founder Matt Gibberd on materials When it was first published in 2021, we ran some excerpts from our co-founder Matt Gibberd’s book, A...
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When it was first published in 2021, we ran some excerpts from our co-founder Matt Gibberd’s book, A Modern Way to Live, which looked at the five principles that best-designed homes tend to pay attention to and which make for happier, healthier living environments: space, […]
xkcd.com
Geographic Qualifiers
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Coffee with an...
Design Paths Design is hard. The path you follow from start to finish is never a straight line. If only there...
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Design is hard. The path you follow from start to finish is never a straight line. If only there were a handful of clear diagrams to explain the process. This isn’t that:
Wuthering...
Metamorphoses, cantos 7 through 10 - more Heroides, more gore, more of everything - What meen my... Metamorphoses is fluid, quick, and ever-changing.  Let’s look at cantos VII through X, which...
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Metamorphoses is fluid, quick, and ever-changing.  Let’s look at cantos VII through X, which have their share of famous stories, stories famous, or as famous as they are, because of Metamorphoses.  Venus and Adonis, Baucis and Philemon, Orpheus and Eurydice, Pygmalion.  Icarus –...
Moneyness
Why my favorite coinage is Byzantine coinage What do I like about Byzantine coinage? Most people probably admire the Byzantine solidus, a gold...
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What do I like about Byzantine coinage? Most people probably admire the Byzantine solidus, a gold coin that maintained its weight and purity for over 600 years, which is quite remarkable for a coin. The solidus was exported all over the world, including to Europe, which lacked...
Castles in the Sky
Once the Cosmos Become Commonplace Castles in the Sky #59
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Bits about Money
Financial systems take a holiday Ever wondered about what happens when banks are closed or why some apps have operating hours? It's...
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Ever wondered about what happens when banks are closed or why some apps have operating hours? It's fascinating.
The Pragmatic...
Happy Leap Day! 29 February is causing problems in software systems across the globe. It’s a good reminder on how...
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29 February is causing problems in software systems across the globe. It’s a good reminder on how few assumptions we should make about dates – and why to use a date library when you can.
bunnie's blog
Winner, Name that Ware January 2024 As I noted when posting the ware, I actually don’t know what its original function was — it’s just a...
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As I noted when posting the ware, I actually don’t know what its original function was — it’s just a gizmo I picked out of a junk bin in Akihabara. Personally, I could not figure out the grabby motion until I actuated the central plunger manually: So, I was impressed that Ian...
Quanta Magazine
What Is the Nature of Time? Time is all around us: in the language we use, in the memories we revisit and in our predictions of...
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Time is all around us: in the language we use, in the memories we revisit and in our predictions of the future. But what exactly is it? The physicist and Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek joins Steve Strogatz to discuss the fundamental hallmarks of time. The post What Is...
Common Edge
‘Not Having to Worry about Proportion, Harmony, and Beauty Is a Cop-Out’ A conversation with 2024 Driehaus Prize winner Peter Pennoyer.
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Rest of World -...
Google’s Gemini problem will be even worse outside the U.S. It’s hard to keep a stereotyping machine out of trouble.
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Seth's Blog
The leap In action movies, there’s a lot of leaping. Brave shifts in which the hero gets from here to there,...
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In action movies, there’s a lot of leaping. Brave shifts in which the hero gets from here to there, all at once. It’s easy to imagine that sudden leaps are how we make our impact. This is blog post #9000 (give or take). When did the leap happen? It wasn’t an external leap. The...
Dan Quach Blog
The Unexpected $30,000 Benefit of the Pandemic: Haircuts During the early pandemic, a topic came up I never thought I would need to worry about. Who would...
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During the early pandemic, a topic came up I never thought I would need to worry about. Who would cut my hair? My Asian hair is a bit funky where it is similar to Wolverine in X-men. After a couple weeks the sides get really pointy and uncomfortable so I would go to the barber...
Ink & Switch
05 · Edit groups “Formality on demand” allows writers to choose the level of structure they want in their...
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“Formality on demand” allows writers to choose the level of structure they want in their collaboration, and avoid needless ceremony.
Spoon & Tamago
A Glimpse Inside the Whimsical Wooden Miniature Homes of Yukihiro Akama Artist Yukihiro Akama is set to unveil his largest exhibition to date, ‘Basho no Kankaku – A Sense...
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Artist Yukihiro Akama is set to unveil his largest exhibition to date, ‘Basho no Kankaku – A Sense of Place,’ at Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP). Related posts: Whimsical Wooden Automata by Kazuaki Harada A Wooden Cabin Constructed Locally in the Mountains of Japan Using a 3D...
Artificial Ignorance
Tutorial: How to narrate video with Sora, GPT-Vision, and ElevenLabs The future of entertainment is going to be a wild ride.
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Ralph Ammer
Aristotle — How to live a good life 2400 years ago Aristotle found out how to be happy. His Nicomachean Ethics is an operating manual...
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2400 years ago Aristotle found out how to be happy. His Nicomachean Ethics is an operating manual for a good life: What is good? First of all, what makes a thing a good thing? A good thing fulfils its unique function. A good knife is a knife that is good at cutting. A good eye is...
Trying to Understand...
The Power Of Absent Things. It explains a lot about Ukraine.
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This Space
"A mighty, contagious absence" The number of obituaries, tributes, backhanded compliments and overt smears in the corporate news...
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The number of obituaries, tributes, backhanded compliments and overt smears in the corporate news media following the death of John Pilger reveal the state of journalism in our time. [1] Can you name one living Anglophone journalist whose loss would prompt such widespread notice?...
Go - Bitfield...
Master of my domain Let’s talk business—independent business, that is. What’s the cost of being the boss? Some more...
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Let’s talk business—independent business, that is. What’s the cost of being the boss? Some more hard-learned lessons from my own horrible career.
ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ Herman's...
Why Pictures For a brief period circa 2016 I wrote and published a weekly webcomic. I wanted to run a successful...
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For a brief period circa 2016 I wrote and published a weekly webcomic. I wanted to run a successful webcomic along the lines of Poorly Drawn Lines, Oglaf, or The Oatmeal. I love reading these and am always thrilled when one pops up on my RSS feed. Prior to this experiment I...
TheCollector
Who Were the First Christian Martyrs of Britain? undefined
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The Marginalian
Jonathan Franzen on How to Write About Nature, with a Side of Rachel Carson and Alice in Wonderland I grew up loving Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. My grandmother read it to me before I could read....
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I grew up loving Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. My grandmother read it to me before I could read. I read it to myself as soon as I could. I loved the strangeness of it, and the tenderness. As a child mathematician, I loved knowing that a grown mathematician had written it. But...
Working Theorys
Word Association Fame The new attention playbooks will be full of old plays.
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Computer Things
Know (of) the right tool for the job Last week's Picat essay did pretty well online! One of the common responses was "This looks really...
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Last week's Picat essay did pretty well online! One of the common responses was "This looks really interesting but I don't know where I'd use it." For Picat there was a gap of five years between me hearing about it and actually learning it. The same is true for most of the weird...
Society's Backend
Updates to Society's Backend New benefits for paid subscribers, support Society's Backend for just $1/mo, a referral program, and...
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New benefits for paid subscribers, support Society's Backend for just $1/mo, a referral program, and more
IEEE Spectrum
What If the Worst AI Fear Is AI Fear Itself? It’s been just about a year now—a nonprofit called the Future of Life Institute posted an open...
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It’s been just about a year now—a nonprofit called the Future of Life Institute posted an open letter reflecting people’s darkest fears about artificial intelligence. “Contemporary AI systems are now becoming human-competitive at general tasks,” it said. It called for a pause in...
Arduino Blog
Not bigger, just better: Introducing the Nano 33 BLE Rev2 The Nano 33 BLE is one of our most popular boards, and for good reason. It’s small and...
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The Nano 33 BLE is one of our most popular boards, and for good reason. It’s small and 3.3-V-compatible; it comes with an embedded nine-axis IMU featuring accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer; it has a powerful processor; it offers a powerful Bluetooth® Low Energy module...
AI Snake Oil
On the Societal Impact of Open Foundation Models Adding precision to the debate on openness in AI
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Both Are True
what do i do with my life? kill the trolls
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Londonist
Exciting News For London Art Lovers! A special offer just in time for the Easter holidays
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NeuroLogica Blog
Frozen Embryos Are Not People Amid much controversy, the Alabama State Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are children. They...
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Amid much controversy, the Alabama State Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are children. They did not support their decision with compelling logic, with cited precedence (their decision is literally unprecedented), with practical considerations, or with sound ethical...
Archinect - Features
Creativity Won’t Protect Architects from Automation — But Labor Unions Might The proliferation of generative AI tools such as Midjourney and ChatGPT has undermined long-held...
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The proliferation of generative AI tools such as Midjourney and ChatGPT has undermined long-held assumptions that artificial intelligence would not threaten creative disciplines. In an effort to balance the opportunities and limits of artificial intelligence in the architecture...
Bartosz Ciechanowski
Airfoil The dream of soaring in the sky like a bird has captivated the human mind for ages. Although many...
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The dream of soaring in the sky like a bird has captivated the human mind for ages. Although many failed, some eventually succeeded in achieving that goal. These days we take air transportation for granted, but the physics of flight can still be puzzling. In this article we’ll...
History Today Feed
Measuring the Shape of the Earth Measuring the Shape of the Earth JamesHoare Tue, 02/27/2024 - 10:20
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The Works in...
Britain’s interwar apartment boom A decade of Art Deco densification
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Inverted Passion
Why time seems to pass faster as we age 1/ I’ve been mega-obsessed with this feeling. A year as a 36-year-old seems so much shorter as...
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1/ I’ve been mega-obsessed with this feeling. A year as a 36-year-old seems so much shorter as compared to when I was a kid or even as a teen. It seems cosmically unfair – we have fewer years to live, and each year flies by faster. 2/ But, why is that happening? My tentative...
Daniel Bourke
Introducing Nutrify | A Pokédex for Food Like Shazam. But for food. A simple app to make learning about food fun.
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Business Brainstorms
Business Brainstorms 💡- My favorite ideas of the week #1 💡 The more competitive a market the more buying decisions boil down to vibes. For example, I...
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#1 💡 The more competitive a market the more buying decisions boil down to vibes. For example, I recently started looking for an AI meeting note taking software we can use in our sales and clients calls. Fireflies, Fathom, MeetGeek, tl;dv… there are just so many of them and they...
Tony Dinh's...
$500K milestone – my reflections after 1 year of building Typing Mind Also in this issue: one-off purchase vs. subscription, selling Xnapper, and other updates from me in...
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macwright.com Micro
CSS Roundup I’ve been writing some CSS. My satisfaction with CSS ebbs and flows: sometimes I’m happy with its...
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I’ve been writing some CSS. My satisfaction with CSS ebbs and flows: sometimes I’m happy with its new features like :has, but on the other hand, CSS is one of the areas where you really often get bitten by browser incompatibilities. I remember the old days of JavaScript in which...
the singularity is...
The World’s Computer This was the tagline of Ethereum, and it’s really smart. Sadly, I feel they have lost their way with...
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This was the tagline of Ethereum, and it’s really smart. Sadly, I feel they have lost their way with Proof of Stake, and wish they would go back to focusing on building a reasonable world computer. In 2024, it’s still painfully annoying to stand up a database. This is the only...
David Heinemeier...
Switching to Android was easy In addition to trying out Windows for a week, I also switched my main phone number to Android...
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In addition to trying out Windows for a week, I also switched my main phone number to Android recently. And that turned out to be far easier. Dangerously easy, you might say, if you were in Apple’s shoes. But it’s all down to how deep you’re mired in the platform services soup. I...
Internal Tech Emails
Steve Jobs on iPhone design This may be our answer - we could put the number pad around our clickwheel.
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David Heinemeier...
VSCode + WSL makes Windows awesome for web development I’m kinda shocked. Windows actually got good for web developers. Between VSCode, WSL, and Intel’s...
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I’m kinda shocked. Windows actually got good for web developers. Between VSCode, WSL, and Intel’s latest desktop chips, I’ve been living with a PC for over a week that runs my programming tests faster than an M3 Max, ships with an excellent window manager out-the-box, and...
Citation Needed
Become a Wikipedian in 30 minutes What will we do if Wikipedia falls to the type of AI-generated garbage that seems to be...
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What will we do if Wikipedia falls to the type of AI-generated garbage that seems to be proliferating on the web? The number one thing you can do is learn to edit, and I will walk you through how to get started in only 30 minutes.
A Smart Bear
How startups beat incumbents A startup can beat a large, successful incumbent, if it does things the incumbent can not or will...
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A startup can beat a large, successful incumbent, if it does things the incumbent can not or will not do. Here are those things.
Nothing Human
Materialist Conceptions of God yet another attempt at bridging religion and rationality
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Irrational...
More (self-)publishing thoughts. I recently got an email asking about self-publishing books, and wanted to summarize my thinking...
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I recently got an email asking about self-publishing books, and wanted to summarize my thinking there. Recapping my relevant experience, I’ve written three books: An Elegant Puzzle was published in 2019 as a manuscript by Stripe Press (e.g. I wrote it and then it was released as...
Christopher Butler...
object – Wooden Task Lamp I made this in just a couple of hours. We needed just a little bit more light on the desk. I...
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I made this in just a couple of hours. We needed just a little bit more light on the desk. I made a quick sketch for a lamp I could make at home that would also look fun — if I didn’t screw it up. I gave myself a budget of about $25, which was enough to pick up a utility...
Atoms vs Bits
My Personal Electoral College Total Would the states you've visited be enough to win the electoral college? Find out....
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The Rational Walk
Will Berkshire Hathaway Pay a Dividend? Investors have been debating the dividend question for decades. So far, shareholders have been well...
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Investors have been debating the dividend question for decades. So far, shareholders have been well served by Warren Buffett's reluctance to send out dividend checks.
Engineer’s Codex
Meta's new LLM-based test generator is a sneak peek to the future of development Meta's TestGen-LLM is a sneak peek to the future of developer productivity: specialized,...
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Laetitia@Work
Why midlife women walk out of corporate jobs Laetitia@Work #67
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The History of the...
Filling gaps with a polyfill In the early 2000s, Web 2.0 prompted new web standards, HTML5 and CSS3. Developers used 'shims' and...
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In the early 2000s, Web 2.0 prompted new web standards, HTML5 and CSS3. Developers used 'shims' and 'polyfills' for browser compatibility, fostering innovation. The post Filling gaps with a polyfill appeared first on The History of the Web.
Contemporist...
The Exposed Wood Ceiling Of This Home Shows Off Its Structure Eva Hinds Arquitectura has shared photos of a modern home they have completed in La Libertad, El...
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Eva Hinds Arquitectura has shared photos of a modern home they have completed in La Libertad, El Salvador, that has exposed structural elements.
Rozado’s Visual...
Artificial Intelligence and Portraits of 17th Century Physicists The case for customizable AI systems as an alternative to one-size-fits-all AI systems
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Agilent has made the 8656A Signal Generator Operating & Service Manual available as a PDF, but the schematics of chapter 8 are all spread over 3 or 4 pages, which makes them hard to follow. I spent a good evening extracting the schematics pages, cutting-and-pasting them together...
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Last week, 20 tech companies across Big Tech, social networks and AI providers signed a voluntary pledge to fight election interference from AI-generated content going through 2024. We dive into the timing of the announcement (2024 is a big election year across the globe), some...
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I've read over 1,000 nonfiction books in my life, and these 33 are the most powerful of them all. I can honestly say they changed my life, who's to say they won't change yours too? Don't just take my word for it though. Read on for my summary of all 33 books and see for yourself...
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I’m an artist and maker from southern Scotland, designing and hand printing bespoke textiles for interiors. My work focuses on the relationship between pattern & place; all of my designs are inspired by a particular location and aim to interpret the story of their surroundings....
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We’ve all been there. A request comes in and you don’t have a lot of time. Like 5 or 10 minutes. What! Ok, ok, be cool, this is going to be ok. Just breathe…and think. Think. Yes, we’ve got this. We’ve got the tools and the resources to crank out a serviceable map in the amount …
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In 1970, Mira Nakashima joined the family business run by her father, renowned furniture designer and craftsman George Nakashima. Since his death in 1990, Mira has helmed Nakashima Woodworkers, now a 21-building complex and National Historic Landmark nestled among the trees in...
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On Thursday, February 29, I’ll be giving my talk “Towards a New Philosophy of Progress” to the New England Legal Foundation, for their Economic Liberty Speaker Series. The talk will be held over breakfast at NELF’s offices in Boston, and will also be livestreamed over Zoom. See...
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Employment Insurance (EI) is a social insurance program in Canada that provides temporary financial support to eligible individuals who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. While this is the most commonly understood purpose of EI, the program offers various benefits...
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These are mostly my thoughts about what I was expecting as a junior and how I perceived senior developers. To […] The post Falsehoods Junior Developers believe about becoming Senior appeared first on Vadim Kravcenko.
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Years ago, Jeff Bezos famously quipped that "your margin is my opportunity." This was of course aimed not at Amazon’s customers, but rather its competitors, and it was deadly serious: customers of AWS in those bygone years will fondly remember that every re:Invent brought with it...
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[Note that this article is a transcript of the video embedded above.] This is the Union Pacific Railroad’s Austin Subdivision in central Texas. It’s a busy corridor that moves both freight and passengers north and south between Austin and San Antonio… But it’s mostly freight....
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How we built our onboarding email flow (with actual performance data) Marketers believe onboarding emails are a powerful tool for driving engagement. Everyone else thinks...
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In previous articles (here, here, and here) I’ve looked at evidence of a gender gap in political alignment (liberal or conservative), party affiliation (Democrat or Republican), and policy preferences. Using data from the GSS, I found that women are more likely to say they are...
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A/B testing tools often lie about whether something is "statistically significant." Here's an extremely simple, mathematically sound formula to compute it for yourself.
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In the context of valuing companies, and sharing those valuations, I do get suggestions from readers on companies that I should value next. While I don't have the time or the bandwidth to value all of the suggested companies, a reader from Iceland, a couple of weeks ago, made a...
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Hello! I always wish that command line tools came with data about how popular their various options are, like: “basically nobody uses this one” “80% of people use this, probably take a look” “this one has 6 possible values but people only really use these 2 in practice” So I...
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As printmakers, we know that having good tools can be a game changer when it comes to your printmaking practice. There are lots of lino and wood cutting tools to choose from so read on for a breakdown of the different options available. All our linocut tools can be found here. We...
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Competition tends to eliminate high profits resulting from business models that have worked spectacularly well. Will Berkshire's playbook continue to perform well in the future?
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#1 💡 Action produces information. Just keep doing stuff. Trying to solve the issue by thinking about it only makes it worse. Don't stop. Trust the process. Eventually the right opportunity will appear right in front of you and the choice will be crystal clear.
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This year February will have an extra day -- we discuss why? The post Enjoy the Coming Leap Day: Some Thoughts about the Calendar appeared first on Andrew Fraknoi - Astronomy Lectures - Astronomy Education Resources.
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In a previous article, I used data from the General Social Survey (GSS) to see if there is a growing gender gap among young people in political alignment, party affiliation, or political attitudes. So far, the answer is no. Ryan Burge has done a similar analysis with data from...
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Such a deep ML system could well be developed outside of Google-- at Microsoft, Baidu, Yandex, Amazon, Apple, or even a startup.
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How do you know when to use which programming language? Hello Alex, Congrats on graduating. So the question you’re asking is very vague, but I’d like to...
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Hello Alex, Congrats on graduating. So the question you’re asking is very vague, but I’d like to help you out […] The post How do you know when to use which programming language? appeared first on Vadim Kravcenko.