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Michał Gancarski
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(Anyone still here?)

"(...)
Yuppies are rather tragic. They are caught in the middle of the log curve of
income utility, which creates an incentive structure that traps them there. On the upper end, the marginal utility of additional work is too low to make linear increases in effort worthwhile. On the lower end, the marginal loss of comfort is too high to risk non-linear gambles. Yuppies are trapped in their own middle income trap, so they play a different game: the orthogonal game of social status.
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To celebrate The Piano Day - his own invention - Nils Frahm made his most recent album, "Solo", available for download for free. You can however donate money to support construction of the gigantic, five meters tall vertical piano - Klavins 450.

#music #download  

http://www.pianoday.org/
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Any +Uber users out there? Perhaps you could consider a bit of defiant consumer action by switching to +Lyft or other competitor available in your area?

http://www.theverge.com/2014/8/26/6067663/this-is-ubers-playbook-for-sabotaging-lyft
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A general remark: let's not mistake "developed" taste for "good" taste.
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Somewhere in the wild great game soundtracks are being born.

Ed Harrison - Carapace [Neotokyo OST]

( long time ago via +Michał Dziewoński )
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#mathematics  

Jake: Why do we have two Theorem 1.12's?
Dr. Vaughan: Because I can't count. You should see me trying to calculate a tip at a restaurant.
Jake: You just divide by 6.
Dr. Vaughan: But that's too hard to do!
Jake: But you're a number theorist!
Dr. Vaughan: That's precisely correct. I know the theory of dividing by 6.

http://www.personal.psu.edu/rcv4/568Quotations.pdf
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#code  

I am trying to broaden my programming horizons by learning languages that I would not necessarily use at work but that would teach me different programming paradigms:

- Ruby for OOP inspired by Smalltalk
- Haskell for functional programming
- Prolog for something exotic (declarative, logical programming)
- C for becoming a coding sapper and getting out of the comfort zone provided by higher-level languages

Would any of you have other recommendations?
 
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#mathematics   #reddit  

There are ways to do higher mathematics only Reddit could suggest:

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I'm not very clever but have managed to end up doing a PhD in higher order PDEs. The way I've come to approach problems is by something akin to echolocation. Rather than using sound to see the shape of things, though, my preferred output is idiocy. If I throw enough idiocy at a problem from enough different directions, the way it bounces back will (eventually, with some luck and feelings of shame) guide me to what I can do to solve it
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http://www.reddit.com/r/math/comments/1sazhk/i_dont_feel_clever_enough_to_do_higher_level/cdvrygv
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