Lectures potser remarcables d’aquests darrers dies.
[Hossein Rahnama] is building an application called Augmented Eternity; it lets you create a digital persona that can interact with people on your behalf after you’re dead.
But can any company afford to manufacture one-off medical care?
And so it is that every year on October 9, in conjunction with celebrating Valencian identity, lucky lovers find themselves unwrapping an explosive history of peace, war, and love.
According to an account in the People’s Daily, the artificial moon is “designed to complement the moon at night”, though it would be eight times as bright. The “dusk-like glow” of the satellite would be able to light an area with a diameter of 10-80km, while the precise illumination range could be controlled within tens of metres – enabling it to replace streetlights.
Just like in music, where order is more pleasurable to our ears than chaos, so is a well-designed text with an established rhythm easier to read and more enjoyable to consume by our eyes.
Conceptual, street art. Warning Signs and Other Humorous and Unexpected Interventions by Michael Pederson
In conclusion, the two expressions “there’s a fool born every minute” and “there’s a sucker born every minute” both had anonymous attributions initially. Over time they were reassigned to prominent individuals of the time period. However, only the fame of P. T. Barnum has endured.
This repository contains the code of a decentralized microblogging service running on the Ethereum blockchain.
Tutorial for implementing a mini blockchain application implemented in Python from scratch.
Yo habría sido el superraro y Manolo el superpachanguero. Pero la gracia del encuentro placentero entre la pachanga y el underground fue lo que hizo a la banda. No fue un choque, y ninguno renunciaba a nada. Simplemente nos limitamos el uno al otro.
Algunes lectures d’aquests dies.
This is my summary of the history of (Western) philosophy showing the positive/negative connections between some of the key ideas/arguments of the philosophers.
Five counterintuitive findings from the BBC Loneliness Experiment:
- Younger people feel lonelier than older people
- 41% of people think loneliness can be positive
- People who feel lonely have social skills that are no better or worse than average
- Winter is no lonelier than any other time of year
- People who often feel lonely have higher levels of empathy than everyone else
The cognitive effort to actively and intelligently read a text in depth is, if not equal to, then on the same order of magnitude as the effort to write about a complex subject. But we only have full-featured tools to help us with writing.
But suspicious minds wondered whether Sotheby’s was completely taken by surprise.
Algunes lectures d’aquests darrers dies.
Studying the language of science delivers some surprising results: fairytale schemas help us to understand the narrative structure of articles; the study of verb tense reveals common linguistic patterns of sense-making between science and mythology, and tracing hedging in citations allows us how citations work to spread claims much like rumors.
The researchers also found that if User A, whom we’ll call Anna, shares her contacts with Facebook, including a previously unknown phone number for User B, whom we’ll call Ben, advertisers will be able to target Ben with an ad using that phone number, which I call “shadow contact information,” about a month later. Ben can’t access his shadow contact information, because that would violate Anna’s privacy, according to Facebook, so he can’t see it or delete it, and he can’t keep advertisers from using it either.
The system, created by researchers at UC Santa Barbara, uses a single Wi-Fi router outside of the room to measure attenuation and signal drops.
“Around 2030 we expect to begin developing propellant and sending it to spacecraft in space,” Hakamada said. He hopes that by then, there will be several hundred people working on the Moon, or in lunar orbit, to support an industrial base. A decade later, by 2040, he envisions a city called “Moon Valley” on the lunar surface, with a diverse array of industries and thousands of visitors per year.
Young Boston intellectuals in the early 1800s used a humorous code of abbreviated phrases, like KC (“knuff ced”), “KY” (“know yuse”) and “OW” (“oll wright”). While most of them eventually fell out of fashion, one abbreviation persisted: “OK” or “oll korrect.”
Lectures potser interessants d’aquesta setmana.
La verdadera catástrofe es que nos relacionemos con el mundo como espectadores, engañados y manipulados, incapaces de pensar y actuar para cambiarlo (Guy Debord), atrapados en falsas y diabólicas dicotomías de las que necesitamos escapar (Stengers y Pignarre). “Pensar es el único contra-embrujo posible”. Y la lucha, la ocasión para no vivir y morir idiotas.
“I would like to see the real sea someday,” muses a sailor of the Mongolian Navy. “I imagine it’d be gentle and peaceful. Here on Lake Khövsgöl, the water is very rough and cold.”
Por mucho que vistamos la estadística de seda, estadística se queda.
A lo que me opongo es a ese control por parte de monopolios gigantes en el que cualquier conexión entre personas solo se puede financiar si hay una tercera persona que quiere manipular a esas dos personas […] Internet en sí mismo sigue siendo genial.
Es indiscutible que los mitos tecnológicos tienen capacidad consensual y están muy presentes en los discursos políticos públicos. Otra cosa muy distinta es el papel efectivo que desempeñan, por ejemplo, la economía del conocimiento o la inteligencia artificial en nuestro sistema económico y político.
La historia del siglo XX ilustra lo determinante que es la organización jerárquica de los enemigos, lo trascendente que es el escalafón del mal.
Lectures potser remarcables d’aquesta setmana.
Alibaba claims that its program can produce 20,000 lines of ad copy a second, and that it is being used nearly a million times a day by companies.
…a research team of archaeologists… stumbled across evidence of a massive brewery from many millennia before the dawn of agriculture. “This accounts for the oldest record of man-made alcohol in the world.”
Upload filters are orwellian and perform poorly. But this doesn’t target small communities or people independently hosting their content. “Ultimately, this directive targets an era of the web that is already beginning to wane.”
The modern family ties and genetic sleuthing are making it easier for donor-conceived children to learn about their backgrounds—and harder for anonymous donors to maintain anonymity.
No cal cagar tots els dies.
Automation often replaces human labor, but very rarely in the last sixty years has it eliminated an entire occupation. Only one of the 270 detailed occupations listed in the 1950 US Census has since been eliminated by automation […]: elevator operator.
“…we looked for the simplest, easiest-to-use note-taking app that’s relatively affordable.” Best one: Google Keep. Good alternative: iA Writer.
Coses que hem llegit aquests dies.
En estos momentos, la posverdad corporativa e ideológica se encarna de forma sobresaliente en nuestro Tribunal Supremo y su empeño en mantener la acusación de rebelión contra los líderes políticos del movimiento independentista catalán. Tratar de encajar las conductas del “otoño caliente” del 2017 en el tipo penal de rebelión es contrario a la lógica, el sentido común y el propio derecho español […] Se han propuesto dar un escarmiento ejemplar a los líderes del independentismo, un castigo que deje claro a las próximas generaciones el riesgo al que se exponen si alguien intenta de nuevo una estrategia unilateral rupturista […] Para frenar el disparate y la injusticia que se está cometiendo con las acusaciones de rebelión, haría falta una sociedad civil que se tomara en serio que en una democracia resulta inadmisible juzgar a unos políticos por hechos que no han cometido. No estamos ahí todavía.
Advertising is manipulation and should be illegal.
While the SSRP team was doing their experimental re-runs, they also ran a “prediction market”—a stock exchange in which volunteers could buy or sell “shares” in the 21 studies, based on how reproducible they seemed. They recruited 206 volunteers—a mix of psychologists and economists, students and professors, none of whom were involved in the SSRP itself. Each started with $100 and could earn more by correctly betting on studies that eventually panned out.
Coses que he llegit aquesta setmana.
My own belief is that the ruling oligarchy will find less arduous and wasteful ways of governing and of satisfying its lust for power, and these ways will resemble those which I described in Brave New World.
Algunes lectures d’aquesta setmana.
…the conspiracy theory behind the conspiracy theory is that leftist pranksters inspired by Wu Ming’s novel Q created a fake internet person named “Q.” Under this guise, they share fake news in alt-right forums, getting users worked up over implausible revelations…
It turns out that women are more adept at certain skills, such as spatial awareness, after their period. Three weeks after, they are significantly better communicators – and, oddly, particularly good at telling when others are feeling fearful. Finally, for part of their cycles their brains are actually bigger.
There could be a systematic bias where male physicians are not listening to female patients’ complaints as readily as [those of] a man, or there could be a bias that favors men in the medical literature, leading to misdiagnoses in women. It may also be that female doctors do a better job than their male counterparts.
The Walbrook, which once flowed openly through the center of Roman London and was used for transport, was paved over in the 15th and 16th centuries. The Romans had a temple and port in its banks […] A total of twenty one rivers were forced underground by the burgeoning city, but their impact on London’s landscape remains.
Para los multimillonarios, el futuro de la tecnología consiste en su capacidad de huida. El objetivo es trascender la condición humana y protegerse del cambio climático, los grandes flujos migratorios, las pandemias globales…