49 / The opportunity will find you

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Tweet of the Week

me, age 7: I want to be an adult so I can eat as many pickles as I want me, age 30, eating pickles: haha hell yeah — @hauntedlatte



  • The opportunity will find you (thoughtbot.com)

    Matheus Richard about opportunity and pro-active action.

  • Why is it so hard to buy things that work well? (danluu.com)

    Dan Luu about they reasons why people buy things and how it affects the decisions companies take.

    Mongo's decision to loudly repeat demonstrably bogus performance claims and making demonstrably false correctness claims was, from a business standpoint, superior to focusing on actual correctness and performance

Software Engineering

Cutting Room Floor

  • The (Edited) Latecomers Guide to Crypto (mollywhite.net)

    Molly White and 14+ cryptocurrency researchers and critics have annotated the New York Times article, which reads more like an ad.

  • Hundreds of AI tools have been built to catch covid. None of them helped. (2021) (technologyreview.com)

    Will Douglas Heaven about the shortcomings of almost all AI systems developed to detect covid and how a bit more co-operation could have made a huge difference.

    Many unwittingly used a data set that contained chest scans of children who did not have covid as their examples of what non-covid cases looked like. But as a result, the AIs learned to identify kids, not covid.

  • Web3 is centralized (and inefficient!) (neelc.org)

    Neel Chauhan about decentralised systems like Tor or Folding@Home and why "Blockchain Sucks, Period".


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