Tracking yourself for fun and profit

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TLDR version: What you measure, you optimize. But there are important caveats. Two things happened in a day that triggered pattern recognition (no, not the looting and rioting in Charlotte):  A study reports... READ MORE

Of course you can outrun your fork!

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Some errors are so grave, it takes an expert to make them – and uncritical journalists and motivated reasoners to repeat them. For example, the soundbite that “You can’t outrun your fork”. You know, because... READ MORE

Should everyone learn programming?

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People in tech have been arguing whether programming is something that everyone should know at least a bit (pun not intended), or whether it should remain a highly specialized and exclusive (i.e. expensive) skill. There... READ MORE

Life and the world are best ever

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Objective data show the world is in the best state in human history, yet people freak out and prophesize doom. Let’s see why. The blame typically falls on journalists, who are said to... READ MORE

Brexit

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Britons are voting today whether to leave or remain in the European Union. In a uniquely Anglosaxon way, mirroring the presidential election in America, the Brexit vote lacks a correct answer. People feel this, and... READ MORE

Mental Hygiene 101

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Regular readers have recently been subjected to a series of articles on economics, ethics and generally abstract subjects, so I feel like I should bribe you guys with another piece of practical advice (given... READ MORE

Mental Hygiene 101

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Regular readers have recently been subjected to a series of articles on economics, ethics and generally abstract subjects, so I feel like I should bribe you guys with another piece of practical advice (given this is what most people are coming … Continued

Work-life balance

When people can’t find a good answer to an important question, it is usually the case that they’re not asking the right question. Obviously, that doesn’t apply to scientifically hard objective problems like nuclear fusion, room temperature superconductors and faster than … Continued

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