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Matteo Cerri
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Just home after a nice chat with Nassim #Taleb, the author of " the back swan". He is a great fellow and it's just awesome get to discuss with him the origin of the word #university in the hometown of one of the oldest...#bologna. About the idea of #antifragile, I'm thinking of its physiological implication...it's our brain making us more or less fragile?....maybe I'll give this to my students to work it out...
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I just gonna try, does anyone have a spare #invite for #inbox? 

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Scientists have hatched ~700-year-old crustacean eggs from a Minnesota lake. This resurrection of medieval animals has allowed them to document an example of humans altering the course of evolution on Earth. I report on the new study in my "Matter" column for the New York Times.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/09/science/a-living-time-capsule-shows-the-human-mark-on-evolution.html?_r=1

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On the way to work
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Mind Uploading - alcune considerazioni
Recentemente mi è stato di chiesto di commentare per un giornale la possibilità che il genere umana sviluppi la tecnologia del "Mind Uploading", cioè la possibilità di trasferire la propria coscienza e identità mentale all'interno di un software. Io ritengo...

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Dottorato di Ricerca, cosigli e considerazione
Conviene fare un dottorato di ricerca? E dove, in Italia o fuori? La prima cosa da considerare è la motivazione che vi spinge a questa scelta. Considerate in primis il costo dell'alternativa: se lo fate perchè non c'è nient'altro da fare, secondo me sbaglia...

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How a programmer reads a resume

Has PhD = -1 is a nice touch.

via: Steve Hanov http://stevehanov.ca/blog/index.php?id=56
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