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this seems to be a terraforming apologia, but it comes highly recommended, so i bought it.
<div>We all know our planet is in crisis, and that it is largely our fault. But all too often the full picture of change is obstructed by dense data sets and particular catast...
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a kind of moore's law for graphene. if you can convince enough of the industry that the roadmap is real, it becomes real due to all the investment it triggers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moore%27s_law#As_a_target_for_industry_and_a_self-fulfilling_prophecy
Roadmap for graphene and 2d materials science and technology (credit: Graphene Flagship) In an open-access paper published today in the Royal Society of
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the state of memetic engineering ca. 2015

http://www.aleph.se/Trans/Cultural/Memetics/
My friend Laura June made me write a thinkpiece and I am very sorry.
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From: Virginia Heffernan
To: Paul Ford
Subject: can you watch my kids tonight?
I know it’s short notice but you’d really be saving us. I’ve got a pre-Oscars bookmaking pow-wow at Candace Bushnell’s (eyeroll!) and they just need dinner, baths and for you to kind of lie with them in their loft beds while they go to sleep. The sleep part takes an hour, tops. I usually fall asleep then! But no then just clean up dinner stuff and quickly rub down the tub, and you’re free to have burritos, whatever’s in the freezer. YOU ARE A GODSEND ROCKSTAR. See you in 20 mins?
Paul Ford and Virginia Heffernan have never met, but they just spent two months sending prank emails in order to panic e…
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published p-values cluster suspiciously around this 0.05 level, suggesting that some degree of p-hacking is going on. This is also often described as torturing the data until it confesses
This is perhaps the first real crack in the wall for the almost-universal use of the null hypothesis significance testing procedure (NHSTP). The journal, Basic...
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johnny appleseed has nothing on these guys.
With his company Afforestt, eco-entrepreneur Shubhendu Sharma is creating mini-forest ecosystems using an accelerated method. It’s based on the practices of Japanese forester Akira Miyawaki, as well as on Sharma’s own experie...
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Johnny Appleseed was also planting trees from seed; the apples wouldn't be useful for much other than hard cider. Just sayin'.
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Nature has decided to add an option for double-blind peer review - papers would be sent to the referees without author names or institutional affiliation on them. papers from Big Names won't bother, because they have more to lose by being covered up. So the double-blinded papers might end up disproportionately from smaller groups who are trying to even the playing field, and it risks becoming a negative signal. It might be better if Nature were to take the plunge and blind everything.
About this Author. DBL%20Hendrix%20small.png College chemistry, 1983. Derek Lowe The 2002 Model Dbl%20new%20portrait%20B%26W.png After 10 years of blogging. . . Derek Lowe, an Arkansan by birth, got his BA from Hendrix College and his PhD in organic chemistry from Duke before spending time in ...
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Right now, I'm chewing over the final edits on a rather political book. And I think, as it's a near future setting, I should jot down some axioms about politics ... We're living in an era of increasing automation. And it's trivially clear that the adoption of automation privileges capital over ...
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a fun hack.
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BILLIONS OF APPS. thanks, j-school dropouts, for informing me of this amazing milestone.
Over five billion downloaded Android apps are vulnerable to being hacked, research has found, as attackers exploit flaws in Google's operating system.
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Hours after encountering its first video game, and without any human coaching, the AI has not only become better than any human player but has also discovered a way to win that its creator never imagined. A game like Crazy Climber is a closer analogue to the real world than chess is, and in the real world humans still have the edge. Moreover, whereas Deep Blue was highly specialized, and preprogrammed by human grandmasters with a library of moves and rules, DeepMind is able to use the same all-purpose code for a wide array of games.
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it still about computers beating themselves at their own game...
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we seem willing to pay $100,000 or more for cancer drugs that cure no one and at best add weeks or a few months to life. We are willing to pay tens of thousands of dollars for knee surgery that, at best, improves function but is not lifesaving. So why won’t we pay $10,000 for a lifesaving antibiotic?
A $2 billion prize might get scientists to deal with the superbug crisis.
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that's dealt with if you read the article :)
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  • Literargymnasium Rämibühl, Zurich
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I am the technical lead for the Google Maps UI, bringing maps and local search to a billion users around the world.
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Senior Staff Software Engineer / TLM
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  • Google
    Senior Staff Software Engineer / TLM, 2007 - present
  • Endoxon
    Software Engineer, 2005 - 2007
  • Digitas
    VP / Architect, 2004 - 2005
  • Wyona
    COO, 2002 - 2005
  • KPMG
    Team Lead, Emerging Technologies Group, 1998 - 2002
  • SQE Services
    Software Engineer, 1993 - 1997
  • KAYWA
    Cofounder, 2003 - 2003
  • GateInfo Ltd
    Project Manager, 2001 - 2001
  • OSCOM
    Board Member, 2002 - 2006
  • Apache Software Foundation
    VP, Apache Lenya, 2003 - 2009
  • Xaraya
    Project Management Commitee, 2002 - 2003
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    Project Management Committee, 2001 - 2002
  • University of Zurich
    Teaching Assistant, 1997 - 2000
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