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This is the latest spoof video from Represent Us -- I think it's great! The actor is totally "on point." Feel free to re-share and spread.

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Studies like these are useful not only for their results but also for showing how clearly flawed the underlying studies are. It's amazing to me that those underlying studies don't get even simple scrutiny and are instead popularized by the media. 

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A persuasive article by someone who I find to be smart and thoughtful. I agree whole heartedly with the view he expresses here. 

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Sweet. Kudos to GM for making this actually happen, compared to Tesla's down the road plans. GM should have a relative advantage in terms of infrastructure to go from idea to production.

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After many years of obsessing with "quality" coffee, I can relate to this article. I still enjoy making the occasional artfully crafted espresso drink, but I find myself increasingly warming up to the simplicity and comfort of a simpler cup. :)

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Really interesting article (and just a fun read) about a brilliant person who is still unknown to many people. I especially liked the article's discussion about his thoughts on AI and the future of work. 

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Hopefully this will mark the beginning of a movement that changes how our political system works (or, more accurately, how it currently doesn't work). The Seattle initiative was modeled after the American Anti-corruption Act that was formulated by Represent.us. One of the key components is the "democracy vouchers" that are given to voters, so they have currency (pun intended) to express their preferences in a way that actually matters to candidates. Good stuff.

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Wow, this looks amazing. Can't wait for it to enter production to see if it's as impressive in person as it seems in print/video. 

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This is a good example of using technology/video for good rather than for evil. :) It's a short, clever way to engage kids (both young and old) and perhaps spur their interest in further investigation; or at least to make them critical of believing everything they see/read.

Here's a situation that comes up every now and then and with which I'd love to get some suggestions:  how to divide goods between a group of people based on their individual preferences.  

Here are two example scenarios:

1.  Box of Candy.  Suppose you have a box of mixed candies and want to divide them up between 4 people.  :)  One way to do that is just by taking turns, but although that results in everybody getting the same number of candies, I feel like it doesn't result in everybody getting the same "value" of candy.  For example, if someone really loves chocolate covered almonds, they might prefer 2 of those rather than 3 or 4 other candies.

2.  Food Basket.  Suppose you have a basket of foods, including various fruits, vegetables, and meats; and you want to divide that between 3 people.  Again, other than dividing by taking turns, is there a way to do this that maximizes the perceived value that each person receives?

I did some research online and found a bunch of stuff related to dividing goods in the context of a divorce setting, as well as several academic papers from math departments.  So now I know about the sealed bids method and the "method of markers," but neither seem well suited to the examples above.

Intuitively, it seems to me that there should be some method where each person either ranks their preferences or allocates a given amount of points, but I can't quite figure that out.

Any suggestions?
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