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Unit Economics "Commentators are looking hard for what’s wrong with startups in Silicon Valley.  First they talked about valuations being too high.  Then they talked about valuations not really meaning anything. ..." https://blog.samaltman.com/unit-economics

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The Audio Revolution "If I told you about a piece of consumer electronics technology that: A billion+ people own and use every dayHas changed those people and their world in some pretty radical and consequential waysGet…" https://alexdanco.com/2019/10/17/the-audio-revolution/

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Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t understand free speech in the 21st century | Siva Vaidhyanathan "Zuckerberg’s unsophisticated thoughts on free speech generated a manifesto that can only be called incoherent" (by Siva Vaidhyanathan) https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/oct/18/mark-zuckerberg-free-speech-21st-century

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Thomas Edison’s Greatest Invention "It wasn’t the light bulb or the phonograph or the moving picture—or anything tangible. It was a way of thinking about technology." (by Derek Thompson) https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/11/edmund-morris-edison/598357/

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HackPPL: a universal probabilistic programming language "HackPPL: a universal probabilistic programming language Ai et al., MAPL’19 The Hack programming language, as the authors proudly tell us, is “a dominant web development language across …" https://blog.acolyer.org/2019/10/18/hackppl/

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How a Band of Surfer Dudes Pulled Off the Biggest Jewel Heist in N.Y. History "For a few months in 1964, “Murph the Surf” and his crew became folk heroes when they looted the Hall of Gems from the American Museum of Natural History." https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/17/nyregion/natural-history-museum-jewelry-heist.html

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A record number of colleges drop SAT/ACT admissions requirement amid growing disenchantment with standardized tests "Two Ivy League schools also dropped the requirement of a Graduate Record Exam test for many of their graduate programs." https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2019/10/18/record-number-colleges-drop-satact-admissions-requirement-amid-growing-disenchantment-with-standardized-tests/

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Male brain is programmed to seek out sex over food "Brain cells specific to men fire up when mates are present and override the need to eat, scientists have found" https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11931886/Male-brain-is-programmed-to-seek-out-sex-over-food.html

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All plastic waste could be recycled into new plastic
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"The fact that plastics do not break down, and therefore accumulate in our ecosystems, is one of our major environmental problems. But at Chalmers, a research group led by Henrik Thunman, Professor of Energy Technology, sees the resilience of plastic as an asset. The fact that it does not degrade mak" https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/news/Pages/All-plastic-waste-could-be-recycled-into-new-high-quality-plastic.aspx



All plastic waste could be recycled into new plastic
| Chalmers

"The fact that plastics do not break down, and therefore accumulate in our ecosystems, is one of our major environmental problems. But at Chalmers, a research group led by Henrik Thunman, Professor of Energy Technology, sees the resilience of plastic as an asset. The fact that it does not degrade mak" https://www.chalmers.se/en/departments/see/news/Pages/All-plastic-waste-could-be-recycled-into-new-high-quality-plastic.aspx

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Headless Brands "Headless brands are decentralized consensus systems which facilitate emergent narratives without centralized oversight." https://otherinter.net/web3/headless-brands/

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About International Repair Day - Open Repair Alliance "International Repair Day is a joint initiative of the Open Repair Alliance, celebrated …" https://openrepair.org/international-repair-day/

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Iceland Grey Listed for Inadequate Money Laundering Policies "Having failed to adequately comply with the recommendations of the FATF (Financial Action Task Force) – concerning anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing measures – Iceland has been added to the FATF’s Grey List (along with Mongolia and Zimbabwe). The FATF met this week in Paris. Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and Ethiopia were removed from the list. […]" https://www.icelandreview.com/news/iceland-grey-listed-for-inadequate-money-laundering-policies/

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People-first perspective for your code "Enrich your repositories by visualizing how contributors and teams collaborate. Make reaching-out and collaboration even easier showing who knows what and build-in collaboration into your company's culture." https://www.networkperspective.io/for-code/

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4snakes - games2d - Xojoc https://xojoc.pw/games2d/4snakes/

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Prewarming PostgreSQL I/O caches - Cybertec "PostgreSQL uses shared_buffers to cache blocks in memory. The idea is to reduce disk I/O and to speed up the database in the most efficient way possible. During normal operations your database cache will be pretty useful and ensure good response times. However, what happens if your database instance is restarted – for whatever reason? …" https://www.cybertec-postgresql.com/en/prewarming-postgresql-i-o-caches/

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PG&E CEO Says It Could Impose Blackouts in California for a Decade "PG&E’s chief executive said it could take as long as 10 years for the company to improve its electric system enough to significantly diminish the need to pull the plug on customers to reduce the risk of sparking fires." (by Katherine Blunt) https://www.wsj.com/articles/pg-e-ceo-says-it-could-impose-blackouts-in-california-for-a-decade-11571438206?mod=rsswn

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Craftsmanship—The Alternative to the Four Hour Work Week Mindset
• Daniel Tawfik "(This article was originally published in TechCrunch: https://tcrn.ch/2r9lVsW) Often times when I attend a conference or a networking event I am surprised how many people operate at the periphery of the tech industry. Social media gurus, SEO ‘... | Daniel Tawfik | I am the founder and CEO of Zen Patient. I write about life and what I’ve learned from my abundant mistakes. " http://dantawfik.com/craftsmanship-the-alternative-to-the-four-hour-work-week-mindset-1

Craftsmanship—The Alternative to the Four Hour Work Week Mindset
• Daniel Tawfik "(This article was originally published in TechCrunch: https://tcrn.ch/2r9lVsW) Often times when I attend a conference or a networking event I am surprised how many people operate at the periphery of the tech industry. Social media gurus, SEO ‘... | Daniel Tawfik | I am the founder and CEO of Zen Patient. I write about life and what I’ve learned from my abundant mistakes. " http://dantawfik.com/craftsmanship-the-alternative-to-the-four-hour-work-week-mindset-1

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The worst keyboard ever made "Low traffic (once every 50 days) newsletter with keyboard stories and updates on the progress of the book about the history of keyboards. Subscribe and get instant access to cool secret stuff! Posts by Marcin Wichary." https://www.getrevue.co/profile/shift-happens/issues/the-worst-keyboard-ever-made-148939

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Bloomberg - Are you a robot? https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-17/builders-ditch-nest-as-google-ties-digital-assistant-to-devices

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Booste http://www.devs.booste.io/

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Can adding an index make a non SARGable query SARGable? "This question came up the other day from a co-worker, he said he couldn't change a query but was there a way of making the same query produ..." http://sqlservercode.blogspot.com/2019/06/Can-adding-an-index-make-a-non-SARGable-query-SARGable-instead-of-rewriting-sql-query.html

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Friday Facts #317 - New pathfinding algorithm | Factorio "Last week we mentioned the change to make biters not collide with each other,
but that wasn’t the only biter-related update we released this past
week. Somewhat coincidentally, this week’s updates have included something I’d
been working on for a few weeks before – an upgrade to the enemy pathfinding
system.


Pathfinding


When a unit wants to go somewhere, it first needs to figure out how to get
there. That could be as simple as going straight to its goal, but there can be
obstacles – such as cliffs, trees, spawners, player entities – in the way. To
do that, it will tell the pathfinder its current position and the goal
position, and the pathfinder will – possibly after many ticks – reply with a
path, which is simply a series of..." https://factorio.com/blog/post/fff-317

Friday Facts #317 - New pathfinding algorithm | Factorio "Last week we mentioned the change to make biters not collide with each other,
but that wasn’t the only biter-related update we released this past
week. Somewhat coincidentally, this week’s updates have included something I’d
been working on for a few weeks before – an upgrade to the enemy pathfinding
system.


Pathfinding


When a unit wants to go somewhere, it first needs to figure out how to get
there. That could be as simple as going straight to its goal, but there can be
obstacles – such as cliffs, trees, spawners, player entities – in the way. To
do that, it will tell the pathfinder its current position and the goal
position, and the pathfinder will – possibly after many ticks – reply with a
path, which is simply a series of..." https://factorio.com/blog/post/fff-317

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