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A Conversation with Peter Thiel and Niall Ferguson 1990’s: The pace of technological change is getting faster! and the pace at which it’s getting faster is getting faster!! Soon we’ll all be cyborgs and live for 1000 years in the … Continue reading

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Don’t Blame the Macroeconomy

It irks me when people blame “the bad economy” for why they don’t have a job. It’s like arguing that your town used to be really cold, but now it is hot, because of global warming. It may be that your … Continue reading

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Airplane passenger: It was the worst day of my life! First, we had to wait for twenty minutes! before they would let us board. And then, we had to sit on the runway for forty minutes! before they would let us take off!  Louis CK: Oh, really? … Continue reading

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Even if science is hellish on the scientists, isn’t it important for society? Perhaps. But likely not. Science merely offers power — the use of that power for good or evil is out of the hands of scientists. And as … Continue reading

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You think you want to be a scientist or an engineer. But be realistic — what do you, a teenager, know of science and engineering? You … applied to [MIT], not out of any sophisticated understanding of the choices you … Continue reading

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Bare Bones Introduction to Git

This is the shortest introduction to git I could come up with. Sometimes a really, really short introduction can get you over the hump to where you can spend a few hours going through a real introduction. Here is how … Continue reading

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icardbig> averaging averages of averages to find a fixed point of a function linear combinations of electrical signals, polynomials, waveforms, or vectors in LISP/code> linear combination is (* scalar (+ vector vector)) computer science = magic, not done on computers … Continue reading

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