Want to Be Happy? Buy More Takeout and Hire a Maid, Study Suggests
Want to Be Happy? Buy More Takeout and Hire a Maid, Study Suggests查看简体中文版查看繁體中文版SHAREShare on FacebookPost on TwitterEmailLog in to SaveRead Laterhttps://nyti.ms/2u1fXcmShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsappShare on Google PlusShare on RedditShareCancelResearchers found that paying others to do tasks on...
Building a startup in public: from first line of code to frontpage of Reddit
I show how I built a mini startup called Hoodmaps in public from the first line of code to a functioning web app that I got to the frontpage of Reddit with over 300,000 people using it. While recording the entire process on Twitch and Twitter. (This post is gigantic, click through to build, launch,…
When you're playing your favorite game on Dolphin with a powerful computer, things should run fairly well. The game is running full speed, there are no graphical glitches, and you can use your favorite controller if you want. Yet, every time you go to a new area, or load a new effect, there's a very...
Perspective | Is Amazon getting too big?
A 28-year-old law student takes on the “Everything Store” by questioning whether antitrust law is ready to deal with a winner-take-all economy
14 Years After Decriminalizing Drugs, One Chart Shows Why Portugal’s Bold Risk Paid Off
Reason to celebrate.
"So how did it all happen? The answer doesn't lie in decriminalization as much as what it liberates the state from. As Johann Hari notes in Chasing the Scream, a book on the international war on drugs that includes reporting from Portugal, "In the United States, 90% of the money spent on drug policy goes to policing and punishment, with 10% going to treatment and prevention. In Portugal, the ratio is the exact opposite.""Posted on 2017-07-29T02:53:03+0000
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan Is Ordered Removed
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan Is Ordered RemovedSHAREShare on FacebookPost on TwitterEmailLog in to SaveRead Laterhttps://nyti.ms/2u3YvnGShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsappShare on Google PlusShare on RedditShareCancelSupporters of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during rally to condemn his dis...
WMCTV : Officers kill man with no active warrants at wrong house
<p>SOUTHAVEN, MS (WMC) - Documents show that Southaven officers went to the wrong house to serve a warrant on Monday, which resulted in the shooting death of a man who did not have any active warrants
Sperm Count Dropping in Western World
The trend has occurred over 40 years
'Don't get shot by police' is goal of new advice in Arizona driver's manual
Record shows that victims of police shootings during traffic stops are more likely to be black or Hispanic, lawmaker says.
I agree with a reddit commenter:
"How have we reached a point where police are in the same kind of "free roaming hazard category" as bears and sharks, where the government is training the public on how not to get injured by them? We are figuratively being told "don't make any sudden movements or look them in the eye" as if they are instinct driven animals instead of trained professionals. WTF USA?"Posted on 2017-07-25T06:59:16+0000
How a VC-funded company is undermining the open-source community
A San Francisco startup called Kite is being accused of underhanded tactics.
The Company Behind Many Surprise Emergency Room Bills
A study by Yale researchers found that the rate of out-of-network doctor’s bills for customers of a big insurer jumped when EmCare entered a hospital.
18 year old guy arrested for reporting a shamefully stupid bug in the new Budapest e-Ticket system
The amount of stupidity in this story warrants that this is going to be somewhat long, so I start at the end: as the title says, an 18 year old guy was arrested two days ago for 'hacking' the new Budapest public transport e-Ticket system a week before, even though
How economists rode maths to become our era’s astrologers – Alan Jay Levinovitz | Aeon Essays
By fetishising mathematical models, economists turned economics into a highly paid pseudoscience
Why Good People Leave Large Tech Companies – ThinkGrowth.org
I was visiting with an ex-student who’s now the CFO of a large public tech company. The company is still one of the hottest places to work…
Sean Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary
Mr. Spicer quit after telling President Trump he vehemently disagreed with the appointment of the financier Anthony Scaramucci as communications director.
Excerpts From The Times’s Interview With Trump
President Trump discussed a range of issues, including the Russia investigation, with three New York Times reporters in the Oval Office.
Terminal and shell performance
There’s a great MSR demo from 2012 that shows the effect of latency on the experience of using a tablet. If you don’t want to watch the three minute video, they basically created a device which could simulate arbitrary latencies down to a fraction of a millisecond. At 100ms (1/10th of a second), whi...
There were hopes that the flood of Chinese students into America would bring the countries closer. But a week at the University of Iowa suggested to Brook Larmer that the opposite may have happened
How Uber's Hard-Charging Corporate Culture Left Employees Drained
After a highly publicized corporate meltdown this spring, Uber is working to repair a culture that employees and observers say is aggressive, cutthroat, and demanding. But years of putting out fires 2
A great piece on a cut-throat corporate culture.
The following bit really made me grateful for the blameless SEV review process we have at FB:
"In May 2015, an on-call engineer failed to respond to alerts about an issue with a master database. As a result, Uber suffered a service outage that affected operations teams worldwide: Drivers signing up to drive couldn’t be onboarded to Uber’s platform, and employees couldn’t respond to rider requests for help.
At the time, Uber had recently reached a valuation of $50 billion. Stakes were high, and CTO Thuan Pham used a companywide email to let staff know the cost of a mistake like that."
"“We try to have a blameless postmortem,” said one engineer. “That email from Thuan [...] was great example of not following that.” Besides, the employee added, “if you’ve been woken up at 3 a.m. for the last five days, and you’re only sleeping three to four hours a day, and you make a mistake, how much at fault are you, really?”"Posted on 2017-07-18T05:26:16+0000
American Tech Companies Are So Afraid Of Offending Indians That They're Censoring All Their Products
In the world’s largest democracy, Amazon Prime Video deletes most nudity and profanity, Google bans retailers from buying ads for erotica, Amazon and Flipkart refuse to sell adult products, and Tinder
Ask a Repair Shop - Philip Yurchuk
This is the story of how you’re buying your enterprise software the wrong way. Probably your appliances, too. Some years ago, I had a broken GE washer. Pretty sure I knew the culprit, but if I was wrong I’d waste a bunch of money on a part I couldn’t return. So I called a local repair shop who servi...
Starbucks should really make their APIs public. – Tendigi
From Slack integrations to coffee buttons, there are loads of potential integrations that could be built if they opened their API to third…
Nevada running out of weed, ‘state of emergency’ declared
Nevada's governor has endorsed a state of emergency declared for recreational marijuana regulations, after the state's tax authority declared that many stores are running out of weed. The Nevada Tax Commission said in a statement it will consider emergency regulations on July 13 to provide a structu...
" A halt in this market will lead to a hole in the state’s school budget," the department said in its statement."
Wait, it's only been ten days and they already put all the projected revenue into the budget?
Also kind of hilarious to hear "think of the children!" as an argument for weed, not againstPosted on 2017-07-11T06:10:57+0000
Washington’s new family-leave law is among the most generous in the nation
This week, Washington became the fifth state to mandate that employers pay workers' salaries when they need to take time off for the birth of a child. Our law allows a longer leave at higher rates of pay than many others.
A Path Less Taken to the Peak of the Math World | Quanta Magazine
June Huh thought he had no talent for math until a chance meeting with a legendary mind. A decade later, his unorthodox approach to mathematical thinking has
Amazing human interest story that happens to touch upon math.
"Huh’s inadvertent proof of Read’s conjecture, and the way he combined singularity theory with graphs, could be seen as a product of his naïve approach to mathematics. He learned the subject mainly on his own and through informal study with Hironaka. People who have observed his rise over the last few years imagine that this experience left him less beholden to conventional wisdom about what kinds of mathematical approaches are worth trying. “If you look at mathematics as a kind of continent divided into countries, I think in June’s case nobody really told him there were all these borders. He’s definitely not constrained by any demarcations,” said Robbert Dijkgraaf, the director of IAS.
Soon after he posted his proof of Read’s conjecture, the University of Michigan invited Huh to give a talk on his result. On December 3, 2010, he addressed a room full of many of the same mathematicians who had rejected his graduate school application a year earlier"Posted on 2017-07-07T16:48:07+0000
This is how Big Oil will die – NewCo Shift
Self-driving cars will be electric because of cost. And the cost will be so low, oil will not survive.
United States Files Civil Action To Forfeit Thousands Of Ancient Iraqi Artifacts Imported By Hobby Lobby
Earlier today, the United States filed a civil complaint to forfeit thousands of cuneiform tablets and clay bullae. As alleged in the complaint, these ancient clay artifacts originated in the area of modern-day Iraq and were smuggled into the United States through the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and…
EPA launching program to challenge climate science
Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has recruited a team of researchers to challenge climate science.
"EMILY HOLDEN, REPORTER, E&E NEWS: So, what we know so far is essentially that Administrator Pruitt wants to recruit scientists who work on this red team/blue team to sort of look at any potential vulnerabilities, any sort of uncertainty in climate change report. So, the red team would do that. The blue team would be the team producing and defending the reports."
so, peer review?Posted on 2017-07-03T17:53:05+0000
Selling t-shirt > selling mobile apps. Dinosaurs.
Stop doing the apps. Start selling t-shirts. I spent an enormous amount of time doing apps, or even programs (before we begun to call it apps). I spent days on doing more or less challenging stuff like PGP implementation or Cryptography. Even the PDF counts (the spec is 756 pages)
A generational failure: As the U.S. fantasizes, the rest of the world builds a new transport system
Tomorrow, two high-speed rail lines open in France, providing new corridors for trains to slice through the countryside at 200 mph (320 km/h). One is a 302-kilometer link that will connect Paris to…
Silicon Valley Women, in Cultural Shift, Frankly Describe Sexual Harassment
More than two dozen women in the tech start-up industry spoke to The New York Times about being sexually harassed by investors and mentors.