Reforming land use regulations | Brookings Institution
Edward Glaeser looks at how local land use regulation has impacted Americans' decisions across state lines and suggests ways to reform this system.
The Lost Picture Show: Hollywood Archivists Can’t Outpace Obsolescence
Studios invested heavily in magnetic-tape storage for film archiving but now struggle to keep up with the technology
"The fact that the studio had lost access to its own film after less than a decade is a sobering commentary on the challenges of archiving computer-generated work."Posted on 2017-04-29T20:12:26+0000
I Worked at Fyre Festival. It Was Always Going to Be a Disaster.
“We were standing in an empty gravel pit trying to figure out how to build a festival village from scratch”
"At this point it was pretty clear that this was a mess and I shared my concerns with the man I reported to. But he assured me that the Fyre execs were legit, and said some socialite was underwriting the whole thing. The budget was okayed and we were told to carry on with our planning. That night Ja Rule gave a toast. “To living like movie stars, partying like rock stars, and fucking like porn stars.” If Ja Rule is punished for anything perhaps it should be that."Posted on 2017-04-29T03:41:24+0000
Climate change: The Arctic as it is known today is almost certainly gone | The Economist
On current trends, the Arctic will be ice-free in summer by 2040
"The hard truth, however, is that the Arctic as it is known today is almost certainly gone. Efforts to mitigate global warming by cutting emissions remain essential. But the state of the Arctic shows that humans cannot simply undo climate change. They will have to adapt to it."Posted on 2017-04-29T03:28:12+0000
Reckon you've seen some stupid security things? Here, hold my beer...
My mate Lars Klint shared this tweet the other day: Your password is not unique. pic.twitter.com/ga4GwxtzrQ— Lars Klint (@larsklint) April 16, 2017 Naturally, I passed it on because let's face it, that's some crazy shit going on right there. To which the Twitters responded with equal
"Please be advised that in surveys we have completed, a huge majority of customers like our system with no password. Using your e-mail address as your password is sufficient security."
How are companies like this still in business? This should be illegalPosted on 2017-04-28T17:33:54+0000
Just Say No · Jacques Mattheij
I grew up in Amsterdam, which is a pretty rough town by Dutch Standards. As a kid there are all kinds of temptations and peer-pressure to join in in bad stuff is something that is hard to escape. But somehow that never was a big factor for me, computers and electronics kept me fascinated for long en...
"If you’re reading this as a technical person: there will always be technically clueless people who will attempt to use you and your skills as tools to commit some crime. Be sure of two things: the first is that if the game is ever up they’ll do everything they can to let you hold the bag on it and that once you’re in you won’t be getting out that easily."Posted on 2017-04-28T17:24:14+0000
American Airlines announces pay raises, and investors balk
American Airlines is giving pay raises to its pilots and flight attendants, who have complained they are paid less that peers at other airlines. Wall Street isn't happy.
"“This is frustrating. Labor is being paid first again. Shareholders get leftovers,” Citi analyst Kevin Crissey wrote in a note to clients. Investors showed their displeasure by sending American Airlines Group Inc.’s stock down 5.2% to $43.98 on Thursday"
I don't evenPosted on 2017-04-28T16:46:24+0000
Uber’s Anthony Levandowski out as Advanced Technologies lead amid legal fight
Uber's Anthony Levandowski, who founded Otto and then became head of Uber's Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) once Otto was acquired by the ride-sharing..
Have We Forgotten about Geometry in Computer Vision?
has revolutionised computer vision. Today, there are not many problems where the best performing solution is not based on an end-to-end deep learning model. In particular, convolutional neural networks are popular as they tend to work fairly well out of the box. However, these models are largely big...
2 iron workers badly hurt — catapulted at Facebook site in Menlo Park
Two iron workers who were helping to construct a Facebook building in Menlo Park were injured Wednesday evening after a “catastrophic failure” caused them to fall about 20 feet, authorities said. The two workers, whose names were not released, were standing on a steel beam assembling the building’s…
"The two workers, whose names were not released, were standing on a steel beam assembling the building’s steel framing when the beam dropped and catapulted them, authorities said, citing witness statements."
Being catapulted does not sound fun at all. Especially when it's not plannedPosted on 2017-04-28T02:39:28+0000
Why Poverty Is Like a Disease - Issue 47: Consciousness - Nautilus
On paper alone you would never guess that I grew up poor and hungry. My most recent annual salary was over $700,000. I am a Truman…
This whole article is amazing. I kept changing which quote to highlight because every paragraph kept getting better.
"The standard American myth of meritocracy misinterprets personal narratives like mine. The accumulated social capital of American institutions—stable transfer of power, rule of law, and entrepreneurship—certainly create economic miracles every day. But these institutions are far more suited to exponentially growing capital where it already exists, rather than creating new capital where society needs it. Stories such as mine are treated as the archetype, and we falsely believe they are the path to escape velocity for an entire segment of the population. In doing so, they leave that population behind. I am the face of the self-made rags-to-riches success story, and I’m here to say that story is a myth. The term “meritocracy” was coined in 1958 as a mockery of the very idea of evaluation by merit alone. We’ve forgotten to laugh, and the joke is on us."Posted on 2017-04-27T00:25:37+0000
Are Baby Boomers A 'Generation Of Sociopaths'?
A controversial new book argues boomers are beset with egotism, impulsivity and a shocking lack of empathy -- and they're leaving the world a worse place.
Lawmaker's Childhood Experience Drives New Mexico's 'Lunch Shaming' Ban
New Mexico has made it illegal to stigmatize students who cannot pay for their lunches. State Sen. Michael Padilla, who introduced the bill, says he had to mop cafeteria floors as a foster child.
Robinhood stock trading app confirms $110M raise at $1.3B valuation
Zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood has joined the unicorn club. That's thanks to it reaching 2 million total monthly users, and 17% month-over-month growth..
Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer to Make $186 Million From Verizon Deal
Yahoo Chief Executive Marissa Mayer is set to make some $186 million as a result of the internet company’s sale of its core business to Verizon Communications, according to securities filings.
Uber must turn over to Waymo information about its acquisition of Otto, court rules
Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the center of the legal battle between Google and Uber over driverless-car technology, has suffered a setback...
Suicide of an Uber engineer: Widow blames job stress, racism
[...] his time at Uber turned into a personal tragedy, one that will compel the ride-hailing company to answer questions before a judge about its aggressive work culture. Always adept with computers, Joseph Thomas worked his way up the ladder at tech jobs in his native Atlanta, then at LinkedIn in M...
6 figure salary considered low income for Bay Area families
If you think the Bay Area is expensive, new numbers from the Department of Housing may prove you're right.
Hey, Computer Scientists! Stop Hating on the Humanities
Opinion: Computer science departments need to teach coders more than just how to code.
The new status symbol: it’s not what you spend – it’s how hard you work
The rich used to show how much they could spend on things they didn’t need. Today, a public display of productivity is the new symbol of class power
"Today, the old slogan of the labor movement sounds like utopian science fiction. Imagine a society that claimed so little of our labor. Imagine a world where the poor didn’t have to work so hard to exist, and the rich didn’t have to work so hard to appear worthy of their wealth, because rich and poor didn’t exist."Posted on 2017-04-25T00:59:58+0000
Analysis | Trump wants NASA to send humans to Mars pronto — by his second term ‘at worst’
He asked an astronaut what the timeline is for going to the Red Planet. She replied: “Well, as I think your bill directed …"
Here’s Why Juicero’s Press is So Expensive – Bolt Blog
Last week Bloomberg published an article exposing how easy it is to “hack” Juicero’s produce packs by squeezing them with your hands…
"Our usual advice to hardware founders is to focus on getting a product to market to test the core assumptions on actual target customers, and then iterate. Instead, Juicero spent $120M over two years to build a complex supply chain and perfectly engineered product that is too expensive for their target demographic.
Imagine a world where Juicero raised only $10M and built a product subject to significant constraints. Maybe the Press wouldn’t be so perfectly engineered but it might have a fewer features and cost a fraction of the original $699. Or maybe with a more iterative approach, they would have quickly found that customers vary greatly in their juice consumption patterns, and would have chosen a per-pack pricing model rather than one-size-fits-all $35/week subscription. Suddenly Juicero is incredibly compelling as a product offering, at least to this consumer."Posted on 2017-04-24T22:51:04+0000
High-performance .NET by example: Filtering bot traffic
Mistakes and lessons from a real-world feature performance optimizations: from API usage to advanced data structures, from bit hacks to CPU-friendlier code.
Caterpillar found to eat shopping bags, suggesting biodegradable solution to plastic pollution
Scientists have found that a caterpillar commercially bred for fishing bait has the ability to biodegrade polyethylene: one of the toughest and most used plastics, frequently found clogging up landfill sites in the form of plastic shopping bags.
Really exciting. And also fairly brutal scientific methods.
"To confirm it wasn't just the chewing mechanism of the caterpillars degrading the plastic, the team mashed up some of the worms and smeared them on polyethylene bags, with similar results."Posted on 2017-04-24T22:45:32+0000
BART takeover robbery: 40 to 60 teens swarm train, rob weekend riders
A recent string of robberies on BART trains took a frightening turn when dozens of juveniles swarmed an Oakland station over the weekend and commandeered a train car, forcing passengers to hand over bags and cell phones and leaving at least two with head injuries, witnesses told the transit agency.…
Stop Using Unroll.me, Right Now. It Sold Your Data To Uber.
The company, which helps people manage their email subscriptions, says "we can do better" after reportedly selling anonymized emails to Uber.
Perspective | Want to rescue rural America? Bust monopolies.
Globalization and technology aren't the only factors crushing the heartland. Monopolies are, too.
"It is a myth that the economic challenges that rural and small-town America face are caused by forces largely outside our control, like globalization or improvements in technology. We have the ability to help restore competition and economic vibrancy in rural America and beyond. The government has the authority to ensure markets are once again open and competitive so that communities have a chance to shape their own economic destinies. The question is whether we will recognize the error of our ways and put taking on monopolies high on the economic agenda — for rural and small-town America, and for everyone who wants to ensure our country can once again be the land of opportunity."Posted on 2017-04-23T17:52:57+0000
Millennial Savages Me on Glass Door for Giving Her ... Constructive Feedback
This is an amazing Glass Door post savaging me as one of the the "rudest and [most] unprofessional hiring managers" a 23 year-old millennial has ever
"This is not anecdotal. This is not an isolated instance. This is an entire culture that some of you folks out there have created by being helicopter parents; hovering around your kids; never letting them fall off their bikes; insisting that they get trophies for everything even when they lose; arguing with their teachers to get them better grades; coddling them and holding their hand through absolutely everything and never letting them sink or swim on their own. This is the monster that you have created."Posted on 2017-04-23T06:05:26+0000
Not just "IT coolies": An Indian computer scientist built a new programming language in Bengaluru
Julia Computing's Viral Shah co-created a brand new language while living in Bengaluru.
68 Resources on creating programming languages
A guide to create programming languages presenting an organized list of selected articles, books, tutorials, and tools on designing languages and compilers.
I Was a Landlord. This Is What it Taught me About People.
You never know a person until you see how they live.
America is Regressing into a Developing Nation for Most People
A new book by economist Peter Temin finds that the U.S. is no longer one country, but dividing into two separate economic and political worlds
"America’s underlying racism has a continuing distorting impact. A majority of the low-wage sector is white, with blacks and Latinos making up the other part, but politicians learned to talk as if the low-wage sector is mostly black because it allowed them to appeal to racial prejudice, which is useful in maintaining support for the structure of the dual economy — and hurting everyone in the low-wage sector. Temin notes that “the desire to preserve the inferior status of blacks has motivated policies against all members of the low-wage sector.”"Posted on 2017-04-22T17:34:53+0000
What Happens When You Send a Zero-Day to a Bank?
In October 2008, shortly after introduction of the original iPhone I wanted to know if it is possible to trade stocks using my Zecco tradin...
"What if Raneri is a cunt and sues you? Well I think he has the biggest risk, there are millions of transactions that happened at his company while was CEO & CTO and he did non properly report to authorities that he could not verify their authenticity. Also, he probably failed to make this material disclosure to the buyers when he sold this company. Either way he landed as a partner at PwC and probably has better things to do."
We need better regulations for securityPosted on 2017-04-22T00:58:28+0000
Trial and Terror
Most people prosecuted for terrorism since 9/11 never committed a violent act
"Very few terrorism defendants had the means or opportunity to commit an act of violence. The majority had no direct connection to terrorist organizations. Many were caught up in FBI stings, in which an informant or undercover agent posed as a member of a terrorist organization. The U.S. government nevertheless defines such cases as international terrorism."Posted on 2017-04-21T15:36:15+0000
The United States of Work
Employers exercise vast control over our lives, even when we're not on the job. How did our bosses gain power that the government itself doesn't hold?
Mcdonald's Real Estate: How They Really Make Their Money - Wall Street Survivor Blog
McDonald’s is one of the biggest real estate companies in the world. It owns $28.4 billion worth of land and buildings (before depreciation).
Australia unveils major changes to citizenship process - BBC News
Applicants will face stricter tests on their English and "Australian values", the government says.
As a friend pointed out, these schemes are kind of racist because they don't always enforce things equally.
Case in point from the article: "In explaining what constituted "Australian values", Mr Turnbull said migrants must demonstrate support for religious freedom and gender equality."
But would they deport a born-and-bred Australian who doesn't support religious freedom or gender equality (or partakes in domestic abuse?). I highly doubt it.Posted on 2017-04-20T19:15:59+0000
The Practical Nomad blog: Chicago airport police attack passenger on Republic Airlines plane
The Practical Nomad: Edward Hasbrouck's blog
This is an amazing read on the United flight incident. Covers a lot of things in detail that I hadn't known about, including how the police weren't really police and how the airline responsible wasn't just United.
"Major airlines like United want to keep their contractors financially dependent, but don't want to take on the costs of operating feeder flights with their own higher-paid employees. Contracting out these flights enables airlines to evade their union contracts and create a de facto two-tier wage scale, with contractors' employees paid less than the union scale for mainline airline employees. United wants Republic to emerge from bankruptcy and keep flying, which probably depends on Republic dodging the bullet of blame for this incident."Posted on 2017-04-20T15:31:10+0000
Silicon Valley’s $400 Juicer May Be Feeling the Squeeze
Two investors in Juicero were surprised to learn the startup’s juice packs could be squeezed by hand without using its high-tech machine.
Whistleblower uncovers London police hacking of journalists and protestors - World Socialist Web Site
The existence of a secretive unit acting illegally within the Metropolitan Police raises fundamental issues of democratic rights that have not been broached by the media.
"The media in Britain has recently followed the lead of the US media by subjecting people to a daily barrage of propaganda on alleged “Russian hacking”, based on no evidence other than assertions by the intelligence agencies.
Their response, however, to real hacking by the British police, backed up by concrete evidence, has been virtual radio silence, with only two newspapers and the BBC giving the story any coverage at all, which they then dropped from their coverage immediately."
That time a customer reported an error in the map used by Flight Simulator
But whose map is right?
Google accidentally pushed a Dogfood test build of the May 2017 security update to the Pixel XL
Google seems to have a problem with keeping testers and customers apart. Last month, the company pushed an unfinished Google Drive for Windows update, caus... by Corbin Davenport in Applications, Google, News
Opinion | When the Airlines Became Abusive Cartels
Airline deregulation brought about consolidation, and that led to mistreatment of customers. The industry needs to be regulated more closely.
Silicon Valley CEO Pleads ‘No Contest’ to Abusing His Wife—and Is Offered a Deal for Less Than 30 Days in Jail
A deal was struck, and the judge had left for vacation, before the victim had her say in the same courthouse where Brock Turner was given a six-month sentence.
Steve Ballmer Serves Up a Fascinating Data Trove
A stealthy pet project by the former Microsoft chief lets you search and learn about how the government spends tax dollars.
"“How many people work for government in the United States?” he asked, with the excitement of a child showing off a new toy, before displaying the answer. “Almost 24 million. Would you have guessed that?”"
Yay for dataPosted on 2017-04-18T04:19:40+0000
Bride, Groom Say They Were Kicked Off United Flight on the Way to Get Married
Just as the outrage over the way a United passenger was dragged from a flight lat week started dying down, United Airlines is now facing a new public r ...
Typing the technical interview
In the formless days, long before the rise of the Church, all spells were woven of pure causality, all actions were permitted, and death was common. Many witches were disfigured by their magicks, found crumpled at the center of a circle of twisted, glass-eaten trees, and stones which burned unceasin...
This series is great.
Solving the n queens problem using type theory and meta programming in Haskell.
When C++ template meta programming wasn't enough...Posted on 2017-04-16T20:50:42+0000
Competitive Programmer's Handbook
The purpose of this book is to give the reader a thorough introduction to competitive programming. The book is especially intended for students who want to learn algorithms and possibly participate in the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI) or in the International Collegiate Programming Cont...
Optimizing Rust Struct Size: A 6-month Compiler Development Project
Anyone who knows me knows that I've been spending a lot of time working on the Rust compiler, to the detriment of all my other projects. I'm glad to say I'm done. The 2000-foot version: Rust structs,
What in the World Is Causing the Retail Meltdown of 2017?
In the middle of an economic recovery, hundreds of shops and malls are shuttering. The reasons why go far beyond Amazon.
Vanguard Is Growing Faster Than Everybody Else Combined
Thanks to the power of its index funds, Vanguard is pulling in more money than all of the other fund companies in the business.
"In the last three calendar years, investors sank $823 billion into Vanguard funds, the company says. The scale of that inflow becomes clear when it is compared with the rest of the mutual fund industry — more than 4,000 firms in total. All of them combined took in just a net $97 billion during that period, Morningstar data shows. Vanguard, in other words, scooped up about 8.5 times as much money as all of its competitors."Posted on 2017-04-15T17:35:02+0000
Princeton’s Ad-Blocking Superweapon May Put an End to the Ad-Blocking Arms Race
An ad blocker that uses computer vision appears to be the most powerful ever devised and can evade all known anti ad blockers.
Mardan university takes action against victims; launches probe into 'blasphemous activity'
Day after student's murder, notification posted by university says three students will be investigated for blasphemy.
I didn't think this situation could get any worse, but it just did.
To re-cap, one student got killed and another got seriously injured by a lynch mob for allegedly posting blasphemous content (with no proof/verification).
The university decides to investigate some students for the blasphemy allegations, conveniently sweeping aside the issue of an actual lynch mob taking the law into their hands.
I don't even...Posted on 2017-04-14T17:16:13+0000
Why United Was Legally Wrong to Deplane David Dao
On Sunday, United Airlines passenger David Dao was forcibly removed from his United Airlines flight when he refused to relinquish his seat. The incident has caused a PR nightmare for United Airlines. Videos of the incident have reinforced the public perception that airlines care too much about their
Burger King’s new ad forces Google Home to advertise the Whopper
Burger King is unveiling a horrible, genius, infuriating, hilarious, and maybe very poorly thought-out ad today that’s designed to intentionally set off Google Homes and Android phones. The...
Report: Body of country's first female Muslim judge found in Hudson River
The body of the United States’ first ever female Muslim judge was found Wednesday afternoon in the Hudson River near Manhattan, according to
Why a $75 Billion Industry Is Powering Down on Employees
In the videogame business, staffers do the most important jobs while outside labor comes and goes. The surprise hit ‘Rocket League’ shows how contractors are changing the world of work.
How I Learned to Take the SAT Like a Rich Kid
To get into elite colleges, one must train for standardized tests with the intensity of an athlete.
So true, it's often about playing the game and knowing how to do so.
"The bottom line is that students like me — from middle- to low-income families, who live in less prosperous areas of the country — tend to stumble upon opportunities by luck (if at all). My summer-school friends knew to compete for generous merit awards. They understood they had to transform themselves into perfect applicants for a competitive college and employment market that draws students from all over the world."Posted on 2017-04-10T19:09:54+0000
The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews
We use them to try to “get to know” people. It doesn’t work.
"Realistically, unstructured interviews aren’t going away anytime soon. Until then, we should be humble about the likelihood that our impressions will provide a reliable guide to a candidate’s future performance."Posted on 2017-04-09T21:21:56+0000
Why Delta Air Lines Paid Me $11,000 Not To Fly To Florida This Weekend
Delta encountered historic travel delays this week — and some passengers profited by getting bumped. Here's how you can make money from the airlines, too.
Gut microbial degradation of organophosphate insecticides-induces glucose intolerance via gluconeogenesis
Organophosphates are the most frequently and largely applied insecticide in the world due to their biodegradable nature. Gut microbes were shown to degrade organophosphates and cause intestinal dysfunction. The diabetogenic nature of organophosphates was recently reported but the underlying molecula...
Why F.E.A.R.’s AI is still the best in first-person shooters
The shadows on the wall tell me they’re coming. Two of them, both with assault rifles swinging idly at their hips. If I’m quick enough, I’m sure I can take them
Teaching Men to Be Emotionally Honest
With so much research showing that young males suffer beneath the gravity of conventional masculinity, why isn’t there more help for them on campus?
Federated Learning: Collaborative Machine Learning without Centralized Training Data
Posted by Brendan McMahan and Daniel Ramage, Research Scientists Standard machine learning approaches require centralizing the training da...
Bay Area murder suspect could be released on bail after offering $70 million in property
A Bay Area woman accused of killing the father of her two children is planning to offer nearly $70 million in property to get out of jail.
Bay Area housing crisis splits young and old
A new poll shows sharp generational divides in the attitudes of Bay Area residents toward the housing crisis. Among its findings: 70 percent of millennials say “yes” to housing in their…
"Many older homeowners, Regan said, have “for all intents and purposes built regulatory walls around their communities that prevent even their own children from moving back to the area after college, given the housing costs.”"Posted on 2017-04-07T03:52:22+0000
These high school journalists investigated a new principal’s credentials. Days later, she resigned.
In a story published Friday, a high school newspaper staff questioned the legitimacy of the recently hired principal's degrees and of her work as an education consultant.
Uber finds one allegedly stolen Waymo file – on an employee’s personal device
Uber admitted today that it had found one of the documents Waymo alleges was stolen by a former employee -- who left its self-driving car effort to join..
This just gets better and better. I love Alsup's comments.
"If your guy is involved in criminal activity and has to have criminal lawyers of the caliber of these two gentlemen, who are the best, well, okay they got the best. But it’s a problem I can’t solve for you. And if you think I’m going to cut you some slack because you’re looking at—your guy is looking at jail time, no. They [Waymo] are going to get the benefit of their record. And if you don’t deny it—if all you do is come in and say, “We looked for the documents and can’t find them,” then the conclusion is they got a record that shows Mr. Levandowski took it, and maybe still has it. And he’s—he’s still working for your company. And maybe that means preliminary injunction time. Maybe. I don’t know. I’m not there yet. But I’m telling you, you’re looking at a serious problem."
"Well, why did he take [them] then?". "He downloaded 14,000 files, he wiped clean the computer, and he took [them] with him. That's the record. He’s not denying it. You're not denying it. No one on your side is denying he has the 14,000 files. Maybe you will. But if it's going to be denied, how can he take the 5th Amendment? This is an extraordinary case. In 42 years, I've never seen a record this strong. You are up against it. And you are looking at a preliminary injunction, even if what you tell me is true."
Espresso makes Google cloud faster, more available and cost effective by extending SDN to the public internet
, where we shared details about Espresso, Google’s peering edge architecture—the latest offering in our Software Defined Networking (SDN) strategy. Espresso has been in production for over two years and routes 20 percent of our total traffic to the internet—and growing. It’s changing the way traffic...
Why White Parents Won't Choose Black Schools
Last year when I attempted to pick my daughter up from school, the volunteers in the carpool line tried to put a fourth grader in my car, not the four ye...
"My neighbors and I don’t have to build a charter school for our children to experience diversity. But we do have to build a charter school in order for our kids to experience diversity on our terms. Really, if we are experiencing diversity on white terms, what good is that diversity anyway?"Posted on 2017-04-04T15:20:48+0000
For 18 years, I thought she was stealing my identity. Until I found her
A woman apparently using my name meant a nightmare of unpaid traffic fines and a criminal record. But when I tracked her down, a different story emerged
Great read and heart warming.
Also kind of makes me feel frustrated that almost all records go by name and date of birth and not some other identifier so this will always happen for them.
"I felt there was only one thing to do. I had to find the Lisa Davises, to untangle myself from them, to talk to them about being Lisa Davises, and to see if they agreed with my supposition: that the real “crime” they had committed was being non-white."Posted on 2017-04-04T04:20:37+0000
Evidence that WSJ used FAKE screenshots
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This seems juicy. If true, I wonder how fast the lawsuit from Google will come, especially since they should have logs of ad impressions on any given video.Posted on 2017-04-02T23:21:53+0000
Men Without Work
I have been promising a review of Nicholas Eberstadt’s very important book, Men Without Work: America’s Invisible Crisis. The book is relatively…
Interesting data, not sure I fully agree with the assumption that people "need" work, but it's a common one.
"As we shall see, a single variable – having a criminal record – is a key missing piece in explaining why work rates and LFPRs have collapsed much more dramatically in America than other affluent Western societies over the past two generations. This single variable also helps explain why the collapse has been so much greater for American men than women and why it has been so much more dramatic for African American men and men with low educational attainment than for other prime-age men in the United States."Posted on 2017-04-02T17:00:59+0000
Canadians Adopted Refugee Families for a Year. Then Came ‘Month 13.’
Everyday Canadians spent a year embracing Syrians in the world’s most personal resettlement program. Letting them go might be the biggest test yet.
Stanford Professor Loses Political Battle To Simplify Tax Filing Process
A tax law professor tries to change the way we pay our taxes, so it is easy and painless. His system has been tested and it works. But when he tried to convince California to adopt it, he had to square off with well-funded lobbyists and political power brokers.
Robinhood stock trading app valued at $1.3 billion with big raise from DST
Zero-fee stock trading app Robinhood has added to its coffers, raising another big round of funding. According to sources, the round was led by Yuri Milner..
Fuchsia: a new operating system [LWN.net]
The following subscription-only content has been made available to you by an LWN subscriber. Thousands of subscribers depend on LWN for the best news from the Linux and free software communities. If you enjoy this article, please consider accepting the trial offer on the right. Thank you for visitin...
Canada’s AI Moment
Today’s blog post is authored by Geoffrey Hinton, Chief Scientific Advisor for the Vector Institute and VP and Engineering Fellow at Google...