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Artificial Ignorance
AI Roundup 067: GPT-4o and Google I/O May 17, 2024.
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A Collection of...
Collections: On the Reign of Alexander III of Macedon, the Great? This week, in part as a follow-on to our series on the contest between Hellenistic armies and Roman...
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This week, in part as a follow-on to our series on the contest between Hellenistic armies and Roman legions, I wanted to take the opportunity to talk about Alexander III, who you almost certainly know as Alexander the Great. But I want to discuss his reign with that title, ‘the...
The Works in...
Issue 15: To change a norm Plus: bland buildings can't be blamed on labor costs, reasons to be sceptical about prediction...
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Plus: bland buildings can't be blamed on labor costs, reasons to be sceptical about prediction markets, and gentrification policies that actually help.
Computer Ads from...
MicroSpeed PC-TRAC Let's Get Right To the Point
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Patterns in Humanity
Immigrant assimilation in Denmark A brief overview of the school performance of 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation immigrants in Denmark
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Society's Backend
Weekly Backend #7: 39 Resources and Updates GPT-4o, Google I/O, Fugaku LLM, Prep for Machine Learning Interviews, and more
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The Architectural...
Architects call for a crisis meeting after politicians demand more traditional architecture After enduring decades of failed modernism, the residents and politicians of Sweden’s second-largest...
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After enduring decades of failed modernism, the residents and politicians of Sweden’s second-largest city, Gothenburg, want to see more new traditional architecture. This has led architects and officials to call for a crisis meeting. During the 1960s and 1970s, Gothenburg...
SatPost by Trung...
Jim Simons and the Making of Renaissance Technologies The philosophy and lessons behind "a moneymaking machine like no other" (with a cumulative trading...
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David Heinemeier...
System tests have failed When we introduced a default setup for system tests in Rails 5.1 back in 2016, I had high hopes. In...
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When we introduced a default setup for system tests in Rails 5.1 back in 2016, I had high hopes. In theory, system tests, which drive a headless browser through your actual interface, offer greater confidence that the entire machine is working as it ought. And because it runs in...
Out-of-Pocket Blog
AI in healthcare - defensibility, capabilities, and cost reduction | Out-Of-Pocket fine fine I'll write about AI
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Farza's Newsletter
me and the beatles just ate some waffles in tokyo I've raised $12M for my company + hired amazing people -- and until very recently, whenever anyone...
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I've raised $12M for my company + hired amazing people -- and until very recently, whenever anyone would ask me my 10-year plan I would flat out say "I have no idea".
The Changelog
Review of Reputable, Functional, and Secure Email Service I last reviewed email services in 2019. That review focused a lot of attention on privacy. At the...
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I last reviewed email services in 2019. That review focused a lot of attention on privacy. At the time, I selected mailbox.org as my provider, and have been using them for these 5 years since. However, both their service and their support have gone significantly downhill since,...
Computer Things
What I look for in empirical software papers Behind on the talk and still reading a lot of research papers on empirical software engineering...
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Behind on the talk and still reading a lot of research papers on empirical software engineering (ESE). Evaluating a paper studying software engineers is a slightly different skill than evaluating other kinds of CS papers, which feel a little closer to hard sciences or...
Vadim Kravcenko
Stand Out and Dare to Disagree Question: Answer: The post Stand Out and Dare to Disagree appeared first on Vadim Kravcenko.
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The Modern House
Our Guide to Oxford: neighbourhood restaurants and riverside walks in the city of dreaming spires
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The Convivial...
The Stuff of (a Well-Lived) Life The Convivial Society: Vol. 5, No. 7
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Spoon & Tamago
The 2024 Toyama Kei-Truck Gardening Contest The 2024 Kei-Truck Gardening Contest took place over the weekend. In what is perhaps the...
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The 2024 Kei-Truck Gardening Contest took place over the weekend. In what is perhaps the most-Japanese contest, professional gardeners and landscapers compete to create a beautiful, seasonal, and unique landscape , all within the bed of their kei-trucks. This contest originated...
Handprinted - Blog
Meet The Maker: Lorenzo Davitti Originally from Florence, Italy, I'm a printmaker and tutor now based in London for the past 10...
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Originally from Florence, Italy, I'm a printmaker and tutor now based in London for the past 10 years. I work mainly on abstract art, and I am especially interested in the possibilities that printmaking offers when experimenting with colour, shapes and textures.   Describe your...
Trying to Understand...
A Short Essay About A Long-Playing Record One I bought fifty years ago.
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Dan Slimmon
Ask questions first, shoot later The fact that fixing and diagnosing often converge to the same actions doesn't change the fact that...
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The fact that fixing and diagnosing often converge to the same actions doesn't change the fact that these two concurrent activities have different goals. The goal of fixing is to bring the system into line with your mental model of how it's supposed to function. The goal of...
Escaping Flatland
On having more interesting ideas “To write well, all you have to do is cultivate your mind and then write what you see.” When I talk...
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“To write well, all you have to do is cultivate your mind and then write what you see.” When I talk to people who have worked with their ideas seriously for 10+ years, it feels like I can throw any topic on them and they’ll have an interesting idea, or if not an idea so at least...
99% Invisible
Rocket Man [EPISODE] In the twentieth century, the jetpack became synonymous with the idea of a ‘futuristic society.’...
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In the twentieth century, the jetpack became synonymous with the idea of a ‘futuristic society.’ Appearing in cartoons and magazines, it felt like a matter of time before people could ride a jetpack to work. But jetpacks never became a mainstream technology, leaving many to...
Strange Loop Canon
AI embraces its product arc fuzzy processors are entering mass production
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Archinect - Features
Let's Talk About Architectural Licensure Welcome to Archinect In-Depth: Licensure. Over the coming weeks, Archinect will explore the journey...
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Welcome to Archinect In-Depth: Licensure. Over the coming weeks, Archinect will explore the journey undertaken by those in the United States seeking to practice as a licensed architect, including reflections on the history of licensure, comparisons to other countries, the cost...
AFAR Media - Travel...
The Best Walking Neighborhoods in Toronto
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Left To Write
№ 79: Allowing Those You Love The Right To Be Wrong Why you’re getting this: I’m Jason Nguyen. I run Bloomstory.co.uk and The Mailroom. This is my...
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Why you’re getting this: I’m Jason Nguyen. I run Bloomstory.co.uk and The Mailroom. This is my newsletter. I used to write this every week, but now I send this out when I can — life got in the way. Updates on what’s been going on in my life are at the bottom of this newsletter.
alexwlchan
What comes after AWS? James Governor posed some interesting questions yesterday: Grumble Bundle @monkchips ...
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James Governor posed some interesting questions yesterday: Grumble Bundle @monkchips what are the core primitives developers need for building and deploying modern applications? what platform services does the underlying infrastructure need to...
CONTEMPORIST
This Renovated 1970s Home Now Has Concrete Floors That Flow Between The Interior And Exterior Spaces ANACAPA Architecture has shared photos of a 1970’s-era residence and combination guesthouse/home...
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ANACAPA Architecture has shared photos of a 1970’s-era residence and combination guesthouse/home office they updated in the hills of Montecito, California. Collaborating with the client, the designers reworked the home to bring it up to date. They did this by maintaining the...
Probably...
Estimation with Small Samples Here’s another installment in Data Q&A: Answering the real questions with Python. Previous...
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Here’s another installment in Data Q&A: Answering the real questions with Python. Previous installments are available from the Data Q&A landing page. gauss_bayes Estimation with Small Samples¶ Here’s a question from the Reddit statistics forum. Hey, so imagine I only have 6...
Cheese and Biscuits
Baudry Greene, Covent Garden There are few things more important in the success of a restaurant than pedigree. If you are able to...
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There are few things more important in the success of a restaurant than pedigree. If you are able to launch one good restaurant, you're more than likely to be able to make a good go of a second. And then a third, and so on. Well, up to a point. You don't want to spread yourself...
Res Obscura
LLM-based educational games will be a big deal For the first time, digital games can make qualitative assessments of learning. Here's what that...
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Irrational...
How should you adopt LLMs? Whether you’re a product engineer, a product manager, or an engineering executive, you’ve probably...
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Whether you’re a product engineer, a product manager, or an engineering executive, you’ve probably been pushed to consider using Large Language Models (LLM) to extend your product or enhance your processes. 2023-2024 is an interesting era for LLM adoption, where these...
Both Are True
graphic design is my new pation that's really how my brain spelled passion!!
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Val Sopi
The Waiting Room <p>Growing up I was always told to work hard, wait my turn, and good things will...
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<p>Growing up I was always told to work hard, wait my turn, and good things will happen.</p><p>However, I've been the most successful when I didn't wait.</p><p>The "waiting room"&nbsp;is the worst place to be in.&nbsp;</p><p>You're at the mercy of someone else letting you...
Arduino Blog
Meet Mr. Wallplate, an animatronic wall plate that speaks to you Interactive robots always bring an element of intrigue, and even more so when they feature unusual...
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Interactive robots always bring an element of intrigue, and even more so when they feature unusual parts and techniques to perform their actions. Mr. Wallplate, affectionately named by Tony K on Instructables, is one such robot that is contained within an electrical wall plate...
Working Theorys
Baseline Fame When privilege becomes a pre-requisite.
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Jim Nielsen’s Blog
The Gist That Keeps On Giving I’m working with git and make a big boo-boo. Now I’m facing a situation where I’ve deleted a local...
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I’m working with git and make a big boo-boo. Now I’m facing a situation where I’ve deleted a local branch with all my work and there’s no backup on GitHub. “This is git. There has got to be a version of this things still on my computer somewhere, right? RIGHT?!” So I start...
The Rational Walk
The Digest #198 Thoughts on risk, Berkshire recap, Graham's first investment, Marks on debt, Electricity demand, How...
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Thoughts on risk, Berkshire recap, Graham's first investment, Marks on debt, Electricity demand, How to spend your days, AI and productivity
Sam Altman
GPT-4o There are two things from our announcement today I wanted to highlight. First, a key part of our...
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There are two things from our announcement today I wanted to highlight. First, a key part of our mission is to put very capable AI tools in the hands of people for free (or at a great price). I am very proud that we’ve made the best model in the world available for free in...
Ed Zitron's Where's...
Expectations Versus Reality A few months ago, OpenAI showed off “Sora,” a product that can generate videos based on a short...
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A few months ago, OpenAI showed off “Sora,” a product that can generate videos based on a short prompt, much like ChatGPT does for text or DALL-E does for images, and I asked myself a pretty simple question: "...how can someone actually make something useful out of
The Marginalian
Nothing: The Illustrated Story of How John Cage Revolutionized Music Through Silence "We make our lives by what we love."
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Nelson's Weblog
Kagi is a good search engine Google search is overwhelmed with spam these days. Back in January I switched to Kagi and have been...
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Google search is overwhelmed with spam these days. Back in January I switched to Kagi and have been happy with it. It’s not free but there’s a limited trial to check it out. I pay $10/mo for unlimited access. Turns out I do about 50 searches a day. I’m unclear on how Kagi works...
Retail Design Blog
Old London Way gin by Andranik Ovsepian Explore “Old London Way”: a captivating journey through the diverse world of gin, where each variant...
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Explore “Old London Way”: a captivating journey through the diverse world of gin, where each variant unveils its own captivating...
Quanta Magazine
How ‘Idle’ Egg Cells Defend Their DNA From Damage How do immature egg cells maintain genetic quality for decades before they mature? Scientists find...
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How do immature egg cells maintain genetic quality for decades before they mature? Scientists find unusual safeguards in this quiescent cell that may inform research into fertility. The post How ‘Idle’ Egg Cells Defend Their DNA From Damage first appeared on Quanta...
Contemporist...
A House Design Inspired By The Idea of Turning Boxes Architecture studio JMA has designed the Vistas House in Escobar, Buenos Aires, whose shape is based...
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Architecture studio JMA has designed the Vistas House in Escobar, Buenos Aires, whose shape is based on the idea of turning boxes rotated to take advantage of the lake views and sun.
Common Edge
Jane Jacobs, Cyclist We should have known the famed urbanist loved the bike.
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NeuroLogica Blog
Spotting Misinformation There is an interesting disconnect in our culture recently. About 90% of people claim that they...
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There is an interesting disconnect in our culture recently. About 90% of people claim that they verify information they encounter in the news and on social media, and 96% of Americans say that we need to limit the spread of misinformation online. And yet, the spread of...
History Today Feed
How the CCP is Closing China How the CCP is Closing China JamesHoare Mon, 05/13/2024 - 10:47
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The Elysian
I’d rather have an investor than a publishing contract In pursuit of a better book deal (and record deal and podcast deal...)
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Open Culture
Jerry Seinfeld Delivers Commencement Address at Duke University: You Will Need Humor to Get Through... This weekend, Jerry Seinfeld gave the commencement speech at Duke University and offered the...
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This weekend, Jerry Seinfeld gave the commencement speech at Duke University and offered the graduates his three keys to life: 1. bust your ass, 2. pay attention, and 3. fall in love. Then, 10 minutes later, he added essentially a fourth key to life: “Do not lose your sense of...
Maps Mania
Can You Draw America?
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The American Scholar
The Importance of Being Different A travel writer’s education The post The Importance of Being Different appeared first on The...
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Christopher Butler...
The Elements of Good Craft How details, focus, time, and taste elevate craft. Attention to Detail The number one...
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How details, focus, time, and taste elevate craft. Attention to Detail The number one distinction among designers who need a lot of direction and designers who do not is their attention to detail. This is because attention to detail is commonly misunderstood. Attention...
xkcd.com
Driving PSA
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Seeking Wisdom
A great investor is a great rejector I tend to grasp math concepts better from books written for other fields. Take linear algebra for...
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I tend to grasp math concepts better from books written for other fields. Take linear algebra for example — I developed a stronger understanding and appreciation for it after reading the book Modeling Life. Similarly, the investing book What I Learned About Investing from Darwin...
Quantum Frontiers
Let gravity do its work One day, early this spring, I found myself in a hotel elevator with three other people. The cohort...
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One day, early this spring, I found myself in a hotel elevator with three other people. The cohort consisted of two theoretical physicists, one computer scientist, and what appeared to be a normal person. I pressed the elevator’s 4 button, … Continue reading →
Saturday Morning...
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Automatic Click here to go see the bonus panel! Hovertext: I think I finally hit a completely new theodicy. If...
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Click here to go see the bonus panel! Hovertext: I think I finally hit a completely new theodicy. If I can draw this out to 200 pages, I could get a divinity degree. Today's News:
Liz Denys
Notes on cone 6 clay bodies, part 1 One of the things I love most about working in a community studio is hearing about other...
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One of the things I love most about working in a community studio is hearing about other ceramicists' experiences with new-to-me clay bodies. This has helped me feel confident in trying out many different clay bodies, and I now use a bunch of different clay bodies in my...
Classical Wisdom
Weekend Roundup Mothers of the Ancient World
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African History...
a brief note on Ethnicity and the State in Africa the evolution of the Tutsi/Hutu dichotomy in the precolonial Great Lakes.
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One Useful Thing
Superhuman? What does it mean for AI to be better than a human? And how can we tell?
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Flashbak
A Book of Dreams: 25 Vintage Visions To Awaken Your Mind We’re dreaming today with collector Robert E Jackson. Triggered by the undertow of memory and fed by...
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We’re dreaming today with collector Robert E Jackson. Triggered by the undertow of memory and fed by desire, our dreams are visions of other lives, possible clues to the future. “The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the...
Electronics etc…
Zephyr Ravenna Control Board Replacement Blog post that probably has an audience of one, myself. Introduction Zephyr Ravenna - Confusing...
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Blog post that probably has an audience of one, myself. Introduction Zephyr Ravenna - Confusing Information Two PCBs - Control Board & Switch Assembly Switch of the Breaker!!! Glass Canopy Removal Duct Cover Removal Swapping the Control...
Inverted Passion
How to be a messy thinker I love thinking about thinking. Give me a research paper on rationality, cognitive biases or mental...
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I love thinking about thinking. Give me a research paper on rationality, cognitive biases or mental models, and I’ll gobble it up. Given the amount of knowledge I’ve ingested on these topics, I had always assumed that I’m a clear thinker. Recently, though, it hit me like a...
Seth's Blog
The strategy sessions I’m workshopping a new book. For the last few months, I’ve been feverishly writing a book about...
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I’m workshopping a new book. For the last few months, I’ve been feverishly writing a book about strategy. Strategy for individuals, small organizations and large ones as well. Strategy for someone seeking to make a difference, and strategy for people who do projects. Starting...
This Space
39 Books: 2003 This year I read Robert Antelme's The Human Race for the first time. I was nonplussed. The strange...
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This year I read Robert Antelme's The Human Race for the first time. I was nonplussed. The strange title, closer to popular sociology than memoir, should have been a warning. This was not quite the horror story one imagines of memoirs from those who survived Nazi concentration...
A Smart Bear
Hello, I'm 1074018628 Is "customer service" a genuine service? Or is it a shield so that most people at your company never...
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Is "customer service" a genuine service? Or is it a shield so that most people at your company never have to speak to one of those pesky customers?
diamond geezer
The Wrythe Today we're off to the only south London suburb that starts with The, namely The Wrythe which is a...
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Today we're off to the only south London suburb that starts with The, namely The Wrythe which is a significant part of Sutton. Essentially it's North Carshalton but has had a separate identity since medieval times, actual residents since Victorian times and today forms a...
Anecdotal Evidence
'That Judgment Day of Man’s Illusions' In 1956, The American Scholar asked forty-three writers, critics and scholars to name the book...
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In 1956, The American Scholar asked forty-three writers, critics and scholars to name the book published in the preceding twenty-five years they believed to have been “the most undeservedly neglected.” For this reader, sorry to say, most of them remain neglected. I don’t even...
journal – Winnie Lim
why i love hong kong Hong Kong still seems like the same place in many ways, but it feels different. I don’t know how...
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Hong Kong still seems like the same place in many ways, but it feels different. I don’t know how much of it is due to the changes in me or the changes...
Noahpinion
The death (again) of the internet as we know it A few big changes are making the online world a more boring place to hang out.
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Twelve Mile Circle –...
Kaiserslautern I hope to stay longer than 72 hours the next time I visit Germany. I don’t recommend such a short...
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I hope to stay longer than 72 hours the next time I visit Germany. I don’t recommend such a short visit. However I went there for work as I do occasionally, and I had no choice. So that’s what I did. I landed in Frankfurt on Monday, drove down to Kaiserslautern, stayed through...
Tony Finch's blog
Migrating to BIND9 dnssec-policy Here are some notes on migrating a signed zone from BIND’s old auto-dnssec to its new...
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Here are some notes on migrating a signed zone from BIND’s old auto-dnssec to its new dnssec-policy. I have been procrastinating this migration for years, and I avoided learning anything much about dnssec-policy until this month. I’m writing this from the perspective of a DNS...
The Honest Broker
Your Brain on Art My Q&A with Susan Magsamen and Ivy Ross
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Old Structures...
The Personal Connection Times Three It’s hard to overstate the importance of personal links in discussing how people feel about the...
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It’s hard to overstate the importance of personal links in discussing how people feel about the built environment. This 1952 photo by Angelo Rizzuto looks east past St. Paul’s Chapel to the St. Paul and Park Row buildings: I’ve worked on St. Paul’s and the Park Row building. As a...
RhysTranter.com
Cultivating Silence Saturday afternoon. Revisiting Merton, Newman, and this from Madeleine Delbrêl…
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TheCollector
Who Were the Maccabees? undefined
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Paolo Amoroso's...
Insphex, a hex dump tool in Medley Common Lisp <![CDATA[I'm developing the new program Insphex (inspect hex), a hex dump tool that is created with...
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<![CDATA[I'm developing the new program Insphex (inspect hex), a hex dump tool that is created with and runs on the Medley Interlisp environment. Similarly to the Linux command hexdump, it shows the contents of files as hexadecimal values and the corresponding ASCII characters....
The Ruffian
Zadie Smith and the 'Both Sides' Problem On Centrist Meta-Commentaries
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FIRE v London
April ’24: Juggling cash as new UK tax year begins The temperature in the Middle East got even hotter in April, with Israel and Iran trading attacks on...
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The temperature in the Middle East got even hotter in April, with Israel and Iran trading attacks on each other’s sovereign buildings/territory. Somehow World War III has never really seemed in danger of breaking out but it is a reminder that only change is constant. Over in New...
The Great Discontent...
Earlonne Woods and Nigel Poor When Earlonne Woods and Nigel Poor came up with the idea for Ear Hustle, the podcast they’ve hosted...
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When Earlonne Woods and Nigel Poor came up with the idea for Ear Hustle, the podcast they’ve hosted together since 2017, Earlonne was serving a prison sentence of 31 years to life—the result of California’s three-strikes law. The two met at San Quentin State Prison where Nigel, a...
Construction Physics
Will Stone Replace Steel and Concrete? A recent viral tweet by Micah Springut, founder of stone-carving startup Monumental Labs, argued...
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A recent viral tweet by Micah Springut, founder of stone-carving startup Monumental Labs, argued that it will be cheaper to build buildings with stone than with steel or concrete within the next 10 years. Stone has of course been used for thousands of years as a construction...
Rest of World -...
Jumia Food delivery workers’ final payments are still missing Jumia says it paid its logistics partners. Logistics partners say they paid all the workers. The...
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Jumia says it paid its logistics partners. Logistics partners say they paid all the workers. The workers say they haven’t been paid.
Josh Collinsworth
A decade of code A personal (read: meandering) post inspired by the realization that I first began to learn HTML and...
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A personal (read: meandering) post inspired by the realization that I first began to learn HTML and CSS exactly ten years ago, reflecting on the lucky turning points that brought me to where I am today.
Weighty Thoughts
The Real Risks of AI Humans are really the ones to be scared of
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Passing Time
An Ode to Manchester Wall A 19th-century bridge's contribution to climbing culture
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Prolost
Apple’s “Let Loose” iPad Event was Shot on iPhone — With Panavision Lenses Still from Apple’s “Let Loose” video. Apple unveiled their new line of iPads yesterday in a...
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Still from Apple’s “Let Loose” video. Apple unveiled their new line of iPads yesterday in a pre-recorded video titled “Let Loose.” As with the previous “Scary Fast” MacBook Pro launch video, “Let Loose” ends with a tag proclaiming “Shot on iPhone” — this time adding “Edited on...
Rest of World -...
Why Southeast Asia became a spyware hotspot A new Amnesty International report raises difficult questions.
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Mark Manson
How to Conquer Your Biggest Fear What is your biggest fear? What would it mean if you could overcome that fear, once and for all? In...
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What is your biggest fear? What would it mean if you could overcome that fear, once and for all? In this article, I'm going to help you do exactly that by teaching you five tactics to conquer anything you might be afraid of. Heights, spiders, small spaces, strangely-shaped...
detreville
🎼This Is the Worst Trip I’ve Ever Been On 🎶 (A Lengthy Vacation Post-Mortem)
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Vitalik Buterin's...
Multidimensional gas pricing
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Moneyness
Renovatio monetae This silver pfennig from the Archbishopric of Magdeburg (1152-1192) was subject to a policy of...
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This silver pfennig from the Archbishopric of Magdeburg (1152-1192) was subject to a policy of renovatio monetae. Twice a year whoever held it had to bring it in to be changed for new coins at a rate of four old coins to three new coins. That suggests an annualized tax rate on...
Engineers Need Art
Building Quarter-Cab - Phase I Lets build a simple virtual pinball controller to bring more immersion to your game.
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Rest of World -...
Writers and publishers in Singapore reject a government plan to train AI on their work Singapore's literary community is pushing back against an official effort to train LLMs using their...
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Singapore's literary community is pushing back against an official effort to train LLMs using their published works, part of a growing global resistance.
Atoms vs Bits
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Can audio engineering ideas help us deal with life in the city?s
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Citation Needed
Issue 57 - I take deep breath and I get real high Changpeng Zhao's sentencing, FOIA requests reveal past FBI investigations into Coinbase, and the SEC...
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Changpeng Zhao's sentencing, FOIA requests reveal past FBI investigations into Coinbase, and the SEC is on a Wells notice bender.
nanoscale views
Wind-up nanotechnology When I was a kid, I used to take allowance money and occasionally buy rubber-band-powered balsa wood...
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When I was a kid, I used to take allowance money and occasionally buy rubber-band-powered balsa wood airplanes at a local store.  Maybe you've seen these.  You wind up the rubber band, which stretches the elastomer and stores energy in the elastic strain of the polymer, as in...
Maggie Appleton
Faking William Morris, Generative Forgery, and the Erosion of Art History
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Ink & Switch
Universal version control and rich text on Automerge In this dispatch we're sharing some updates about our ongoing research on universal version control.
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Nat Eliason's Essays
Crypto Confidential Pre-Order Bonuses! Live Hangs, Early Chapters, Cut Material, and more…
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Blog - Practical...
How Bridge Engineers Design Against Ship Collisions [Note that this article is a transcript of the video embedded above.] On March 26, 2024 (just a few...
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[Note that this article is a transcript of the video embedded above.] On March 26, 2024 (just a few weeks ago, if you're watching this as it comes out), a large container ship struck one of the main support piers of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, collapsing...
General Robots
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If you follow robotics at all you may have noticed that there has been an explosion of humanoid robot startups. What's with that? Why humanoids? Why now?
Product Identity
Designing for a single purpose What do a Dutch chocolate chip cookie and a thousand-year-old teahouse in Kyoto have in common?
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Meet the alliance helping Google and Meta fight election-related misinformation in India The Misinformation Combat Alliance, set up by Bharat Gupta, sees participation from 12 fact-checking...
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The hidden media play/pause/stop keys on the Lenovo ThinkPad L390 Yoga ThinkPad keyboards were once well known for their great layouts, feel and functionality. This...
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ThinkPad keyboards were once well known for their great layouts, feel and functionality. This included the media playback control keys. On the ThinkPad T430, the new chiclet keyboard layout moved the media keys to the function row. Still there, but less convenient to access. The...
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Indian politicians are bringing the dead on the campaign trail, with help from AI Digital rights activists have questioned the ethics of using “soft fakes” to resurrect the past and...
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“Apocalypse Now”: an architect goes grossly over budget. Another architect is sent out to find him and value-engineer the project, in the jungle, during a war. “It’s a wonderful life”: An architect mishandles his finances. Jumps off a bridge. Is saved by his guardian angel /...
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2024-05-06 matrix For those of you who are members of the Matrix project, I wanted to let you know that I am running...
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For those of you who are members of the Matrix project, I wanted to let you know that I am running for the Governing Board, and a bit about why. For those of you who are not, I hope you will forgive the intrusion. Maybe you'll find my opinions on the topic interesting anyway. I...
Castles in the Sky
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These are all the best things I read and watched in April 2024. If you open this in a browser, you can click the link to take you straight to that part of the article. Cosmographia by M. E. Rothwell “On reaching the age of the TV anti-hero” by Erik Hoel
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"Thoughts on OpenAI" To: Satya Nadella; Bill Gates
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Telemedicine (and mobile health generally) accumulated a hunk of public mindshare during the pandemic emergency, but speaking as someone with a day job in public health for almost two decades, it's always been a buzzword in certain corners of IT with enough money sloshing around...
Charles Chen
Need for Speed: LLMs Beyond OpenAI with .NET 8 SSE + Channels, Llama3, and Fireworks.ai If your gen AI use case has a need for speed, then it might be time to move beyond OpenAI GPT and...
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If your gen AI use case has a need for speed, then it might be time to move beyond OpenAI GPT and combine that with a backend capable of high-throughput concurrent processing.