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Prediction: within 24hrs of "the DAO" being fully funded, someone will use ~$1000 of computing power and/or a 0day exploit to mount a fork and/or DOS attack on the ethereum blockchain, and use it to empty the Treasury.
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Even though I went to Harvey Mudd, I was only a little embarrassed about being a thirty-four year old cube-virgin. But that ends today, and not because it's my birthday!

I'm still not confident I could solve an arbitrary scramble in bounded time, but I've worked out a few strategies that seem to eventually lead me to bumble down a valid path.
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I hate to tell you, but you guys all played with them when you were kids...
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Linked from http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/03/psychologys-replication-crisis-cant-be-wished-away/472272/?single_page=true (q.v.), here's an impassioned note about replicability in social psychology. Of special interest to +Brian Bliss​ and +Lara Mercurio​
Sometimes I wonder if I should be fixing myself more to drink. No, this is not going to be an optimistic post. If you want bubbles and sunshine, please see my friend Simine Vazire’s post on why she is feeling optimistic about things. If you want nuance and balance, see my co-moderator Alison Ledgerwood’s new blog*. Instead, if you will allow me, I want to wallow. I have so many feelings about the situation we’re in, and sometimes ...
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If you for some reason aren't reading Matt Levine's Money Stuff, then this is the kind of trenchant financial reporting you are missing out on:
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I saw the headline "University of Phoenix Parent Apollo Education to Be Taken Private," and I held my breath and clicked, hardly daring to hope, but it's true, it's true: "Private-equity firm Apollo Global Management LLC agreed Monday to buy Apollo Education Group Inc. for about $1.1 billion." The Wall Street Journal says that Apollo Education "isn’t related to Apollo Management despite the name," but soon that won't be true any more! I have nothing substantive to say about this, but the parallel existence of Apollo the private equity firm and Apollo the for-profit college company has long been a nagging loose end in the capital markets, and I'm glad they've decided to tidy it up.
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Dear lazyplus, I'm looking for a smartwatch. My criteria are:
1. it has to tell the time, and
2. it has to charge via microusb (for I have sworn a solemn oath never to buy another proprietary charging cable).

#1 means a digital always-on display, so OLED and backlit LCD are out; eink and transflective are in.

So far I've only found two options: Sony SmartWatch 3 and SmartBand Talk.

Any other suggestions? Why are these two simple criteria so hard to satisfy in a huge field of competitors?
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I really, really like my dumb watch. It's the opposite of a smartwatch: zero maintenance. It charges itself via solar cells built into the face, is water resistant to 100m, and automagically syncs nightly with either WWVB or JJY. http://www.amazon.com/Casio-WVA-M640-1ACR-Ceptor-Stainless-Analog-Digital/dp/B00II601K2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1464144838&sr=8-2&keywords=casio+waveceptor+solar
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Well, it's not exactly a hoverboard, but today I was finally able to use my credit card's EMV chip. #BackToTheTwentiethCenturyEurope
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I use mine frequently when in Canada. But they've figured out that visitors from the U.S. don't know their credit card PINs, so a signature is required every time.
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It is the nineties, and there is time for KLAX.
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That is cool man I wish I could do that

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I just looked at a timestamp that was "1458783227" and thought God, I'm getting old. I still remember celebrating 1e9 back in college. Could I really be nearly half as far past college as college was past the epoch??
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Omg yes. That is kinda insane
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If you haven't tried factorio yet, now might be a good time!
 
Pretty spot-on summary of Factorio, which I played in December of 2014 via Chrome Remote Desktop, because it was so compelling.
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I wish there was a bit more in the way of meaningful endgame (the critter combat stuff does not really excite me).  But it definitely delivers on building things to build more things to enable building even more things and is quite a lot of fun in that regard.
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I now feel a bit better about my total inability to comprehend Twitter. 
There's an interesting problem here. UI is hard. You can't just slap a button on the screen for every feature that could conceivably be used at any given time. Some features are only of interest to so-called “power users”, so they're left subtle, spread by word-of-mouth.
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Back at school I only ever had one semester of quantum mechanics, but I had many more of analysis. Since then I've heard a lot about so-called "renormalization" in QED, and have been very curious, but this is the first really good explanation I've found.

If you like this kind of stuff, be sure to circle +John Baez !​
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A dozen years later, this is still a great read: a post by +Lawrence Lessig​ on how he should've argued Eldritch v. Ashcroft before the Supreme Court.

(When was the last time a Presidential Primary Debate included someone who'd argued with the Supremes? Anyone know?)

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John W. Davis served as Solicitor General, argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, and was nominated as the Democratic nominee on the 103rd ballot of the 1924 presidential elections, ultimately losing to Calvin Coolidge, but it's not clear to me that he ever debated William McAdoo.

Surely somebody since then has both been a Democratic presidential primary candidate (and debated as such) and also argued before the Supreme Court?
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