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Patrik Björklund
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I use Waze every day for the crowsourcing realtime information about accidents, jams and similar. Really hoping that this acquisition is handled in a way that doesn't take away from these elements. Integrating with google maps is an exiting opportunity to bring some better visual design to the app. And perhaps sometime even lane-switching indication (I frequently end up in the wrong lane).

Will be interesting to see what happens with this.
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I have a creeping suspicion that Readmill is better with friends.

Join in and comment on my reading habits, mostly pragprog titles it seems.
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Magical 10,000 hours

I read the first 100ish pages of Einstein's biography from Walter Isaacson and what striked me as most interesting is that Einstein had a LOT of practice with mathematics starting at a very young age. At age about 12 he went through a few textbooks of exercises. There are passages that describe him sitting at home working on math instead of playing with others in the field, etc. Family friends and his parents encouraged him in these activities, and he loved it.

He's often described as a child prodigy and all that, but why does nobody mention that there is not as much magic in that as they would have us think? He didn't just magically understand everything, he was probably slightly better than average and then worked his ass off at expense of social/physical things.

You hear this often as a form of encouragement: "You're doing so well! You're so smart!" I would change it: "You're doing so well! You must have worked very hard!". There is some research on this in education field that shows that the latter is a better form of encouragement for students.

I've been trying to figure out if I've spent 10,000 hours coding already. I feel like I've been coding forever, but I did the math and it came out to somewhere in high 9000's (10,000 hours is A LOT!). It's very hard to say, though because I'm integrating over my entire life, and memory doesn't serve me as well anymore.

Did you spend 10,000 hours on some specific activity? (Partying etc. doesn't count!)
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Has anyone else added the #hackernews circle? I was slightly concerned that following an additional ~700 people would clutter my feed but actually I'm getting some really nice content. HN is such a great community, loads of insights about web / tech / science worlds.
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