Andrew Gelman: I can’t quite say I’m shocked that people aren’t more shocked about Harvard University and the CDC’s latest misdeeds . . . but I’m disappointed that people aren’t more disappointed. Here’s what really stunned me. Not that Harvard and the CDC made embarrassing stupid errors—again, we all do that; I proved a false theorem once, and one of my articles has an incorrect definition of p-values in its first sentence, granted that particular error was introduced in the editing process, but it’s still my job to read my damn articles before they go to press, right?—; and not even that they haven’t shown any interest in fixing these mistakes. No, what really bothered me was the reaction of our blog commenters. (more)
Andrew Gelman (born February 11, 1965) is an American statistician, professor of statistics and political science at Columbia University. He earned an S.B. in mathematics and in physics from MIT, where he was a National Merit Scholar, in 1986. He then earned his Ph.D. in statistics from Harvard University in 1990 under the supervision of Donald Rubin. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Gelman http://www.stat.columbia.edu/~gelman/
Zvi Mowshowitz: Covid-19 10/14: Less Long Covid. The pandemic has become predictable, which is the world we much prefer to live in. Cases and deaths continue their slow but steady declines, vaccine approvals for boosters and children continue to slowly move forward. Mandates continue to make people angry but mostly work when used, while also not that often being used. Same old, same old. The big news story was that one of the studies of Long Covid was revealed to be vastly overestimating frequency due to a methodological ‘error.’ It’s an important update. (more)
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Ben Thompson: Nvidia's Integration Dreams. Over the weekend Nvidia consummated the biggest chip deal in history when it acquired Arm from Softbank for around $40 billion in stock and cash. Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang wrote in a letter to Nvidia employees: We are joining arms with Arm to create the leading computing company for the age of AI. Oct'2021 update: EU is investigating this, it still hasn't gone through. (more)
Operating Manual For Spaceship Earth is a short book by Bucky Fuller, first published in 1969.... The book relates Earth to a spaceship flying through space. Noting the lack of any user manual to help Earthians steward this ship, Fuller offers some reflections, prognostications, and guidance, based on contemporary concepts of linked relationships, that may help in the understanding, management, preservation, and sustainment of this ship. The spaceship has a finite amount of resources and cannot be resupplied. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operating_Manual_for_Spaceship_Earth
In computer science, function composition is an act or mechanism to combine simple functions to build more complicated ones. Like the usual composition of functions in mathematics, the result of each function is passed as the argument of the next, and the result of the last one is the result of the whole. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Function_composition_(computer_science) (more)
Place/action to Focus your attention/effort, instead of drizzling BullShit. Bottleneck literally refers to the top narrow part of a bottle. In engineering, it refers to a phenomenon where the performance or capacity of an entire system is limited by a single or small number of components or resources. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bottleneck (more)
This is the publicly-readable WikiLog Digital Garden (17k pages, starting from 2002) of Bill Seitz (a Product Manager and CTO). (You can get your own pair of garden/note-taking spaces from FluxGarden.)
My Calling: Reality Hacking to accelerate Evolution by increasing Freedom, Agency, and Leverage of Free Agents and smaller groups (SmallWorld) via D And D of Thinking Tools (software and Games To Play).
Beware the War On The Net!
- FluxGarden for Digital Garden hosting
- Director Product Managment, NCSA Sports
- wrote Hack Your Life With A Private Wiki Notebook Getting Things Done And Other Systems ASIN:B00HHJA5JS
My Coding for fun.
- CTO/Product Manager at a series of startups: MedScape, then Axiom Legal, then Living Independently, then DailyLit, then AEP...
- founded Family Financial Future, personal-financial-planning nagware for parents
- founded Teamflux.com, a hosting service for wiki-based collaboration spaces.
- founded Wikilogs.com, a hosting service for WikiLog-s (wiki-based weblogs).
FluxGarden; Everyone Needs Their Own ThinkingSpace; Digital Garden; Virtual ThinkingSpace; Thinking Tools Companies; Webs Of Thinkers And Thoughts; My CollaborationWare History; Wiki Proliferation; Portal Collaboration Roadmap; Wiki For GroupWare, Overlapping Scopes Of Collaboration, Email Discussion Beside Wiki, Wiki For CollaborationWare, Collaboration Roadmap; Sister Sites; Wiki Hack
Fractally Generative Pattern Language, Small Tribe, SimplestThing, Becoming A Reality Hacker, Less-Bullshit Living, The Craft; Games To Play; Evolution, Hack Your Life With A Private Wiki Notebook, Getting Things Done, And Other Systems
Alternatives To A College Degree; Credit Crisis 2008; Economic Transition; Network Economy; Making A Living; Varieties Of Info Technology Jobs; Generative Schooling; Product Oriented Unschooling; Reality Hacker; A 20th Century Economic Theory