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I received an interesting question in the mail recently: What is the difference between keywords and literals? Why are True and False keywords rather than literals in python3? I was horrified recently to find that assignin...
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  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Computational Chemistry, 2003 - 2008
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Chemistry, 2001 - 2003
  • University of California, Irvine
    Chemistry, 1999 - 2001
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The Man Who Broke Atlantic City

Don Johnson won nearly $6 million playing blackjack in one night, single-handedly decimating the monthly revenue of Atlantic City’s Tropican

Statistical Discrimination And Toiletries

Hotels provide you with two different media with which to cleanse your corpus after a long day of giving talks and going for coffees:  plain

The End of the Future - National Review Online

October 3, 2011 4:00 AM. The End of the Future From the Oct. 3, 2011, issue of NR. When He opened the third seal, I heard the third living c

Study: Over Time, Even a Little Too Much Tylenol Can Kill | 80beats | Di...

Health & Medicine | acetaminophen | When it comes to acetaminophen (aka Tylenol or paracetamol), taking slightly too much for a few days

Ben Casnocha: The Blog: Selective Excerpting to Reach the Masses

A Tumblr post with life advice got sent around to several people I know, via retweets and shares. Key excerpts: This is the thing: When you

Study Hacks » Blog Archive » Flow is the Opiate of the Mediocore: Adv...

Flow is the Opiate of the Mediocore: Advice on Getting Better from an Accomplished Piano Player. Patterns of Success for the Working World S

» The Rise and Fall of Bitcoin

Wired follows the story of Bitcoin, the virtual currency you can actually spend—if it doesn't get stolen first.

China estimate of the day — Marginal Revolution

Another study, by Andrew Batson and Janet Zhang at GK Dragonomics, a Beijing-based research firm, finds that China still has less than one-q

This is bad news for we the people — Marginal Revolution

The origin of multicellular life, one of the most important developments in Earth’s history, could have occurred with surprising speed, US r

Is Creativity more like IQ or Expertise? — Marginal Revolution

IQ, whatever its flaws, appears to be a general factor, that is, if you do well on one kind of IQ test you will tend to do well on another,

Google reader wishes it were stagnating — Marginal Revolution

They’ve ruined it, here is the critique (via Brad DeLong).  I love Google products, but will they fix it?  How long should I give them?  If

“After ten years they let you cook the eggs…” — Marginal Revolution

That line was from Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Think of this film as a learning by doing model.  Bosses would like to invest in training workers,

Chimpanzees have police officers — Marginal Revolution

Anthropologists now reveal that chimpanzees mediate conflicts between other group members, not for their own direct benefit, but rather to p

Small samples mean statistically significant results should usually be i...

Genomes Unzipped: In October of 1992, genetics researchers published a potentially groundbreaking finding in Nature: a genetic variant in th

Ben Casnocha: The Blog: When We Tell Ourselves Stories

Someone at LessWrong transcribed Tyler Cowen's TEDx talk on the problem with stories and narrative--and how we let ourselves be governed by

Not a joke — Marginal Revolution

…as far as I can tell.  From a quite reputable newspaper, here goes: For 150 years, no country has expressed interest in adopting the Canadi

Ben Casnocha: The Blog: Steve Jobs Brainstorming at NeXT

Fascinating 20 min video of Steve Jobs leading a brainstorming session (among other things) at NeXT in the late 80's. At his death he was le

The World Needs More Canada — Marginal Revolution

Exceeding all expectations, Paul Romer convinced the Honduran government to authorize a charter city. Now Romer is encouraging Canada to exp

Ben Casnocha: The Blog: The Compensations and Losses of Old Age

Benjamin Schwarz comments on John Updike's writing at the end of his life, and says: Above all, and most poignantly, this collection highlig

The Roman Metro Problem

Here is the abstract of a paper by Christian Roessler and Sandro Shelegia: In Rome, if you start digging, chances are you’ll find things. W