Always start with politics, except when a squirrel happens.
The OpenAI project started with a big boom, but whether this is a good idea we don’t know yet. People sponsoring the project know about the orthogonality of intelligence and values. Why then an open-source AI project is the best way forward, I don’t really know.
It seems that economists are people and do not answer coherently independent of the wording of questions.
Scott Sumner wrote The Midas Paradox and somebody explains why the book is important. It seems to be a good way to be a politician as an economist. The book is generally well received in the econblogosphere (is this still a word?).
I must reshare this link: The most terrifying statistics question. Every programmer loves their sorting algorithms, but not all sorting is made equal.
Better to learn about some probability distributions to embiggen your talking. Thanks HN.
Burritos are not the best explanation for monads, and other great insights: Start with examples, move to the abstract, and hurt your brain in the process. No way around it.
This week in stupid tech. Sometimes it’s (hopefully only) gigantically bad luck (HN), sometimes it’s bad business (HN, HN #2), sometimes it’s bad committee (don’t forget about the recent ZigBee HA screwup…).
Back to good tech. Or at least trying-to-be-better.
Bayesian inference is all we need, so let’s create a magic bayesian inference DB (HN).
Rayon is a data-parallelism library with fast fork-join primitives for Rust (reddit/rust), that while still being unoptimized seems to be good enough for first uses.
Haskell happened to evolve in 2015 (reddit, HN).