Highlights from the Web

The Uninhabitable Earth

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2017/07/climate-change-earth-too-hot-for-humans.html

It's a comprehensive summary of global climate change. Also read the comments for a bit of schadenfreude; the denial is real...

July 22, 2019

A Hacker Invaded 2 CBS Reporters' Lives Without Writing a Single Line of Code

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hacker-ibm-security-social-engineer-invades-cbs-reporters-without-writing-a-single-line-of-code/

This lady uses an RFID sniffer, painstaking recreation of company badges, and her ability to look like a normal lady to hack her way in.

June 26, 2019

How a Janitor at Frito-Lay Invented Flamin’ Hot Cheetos

https://thehustle.co/hot-cheetos-inventor/

This is a cool story about a guy who clearly identified a potential market that no one else could see. I wonder how plausible this story would be nowadays.

June 20, 2019

How to Cope with a Sudden Loss of Confidence

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/in-practice/201707/how-cope-sudden-loss-confidence

Not gonna lie, I've been fighting with this a lot lately. I think this is one of the few times I desperately googled for psych info and found a genuinely insightful article.

From personal experience I notice that I have a lot of cognitive dissonance going on when I'm anxious. It usually means I've bitten off more than I can chew.

Her root cause seems to corroborate some anxiety situations I have and her advice is to remain productive but keep a fine balance between pushing yourself and being in your comfort zone.

May 9, 2019

I Made A Smartwatch From Scratch

http://imgur.com/gallery/FSBwD3g

READ THIS. Holy shit this guy is good. I want to be like this... Also fusion 360 huh? Need to remember that for later...

April 30, 2019

MuseNet

https://openai.com/blog/musenet/

They use machine learning to generate music samples in various styles. I really want to do something with music synthesis later too. Take a listen to some of the samples!

April 25, 2019

Toshiba's Breakthrough Algorithm Realizes World's Fastest, Largest-scale Combinatorial Optimization

https://phys.org/news/2019-04-toshiba-breakthrough-algorithm-world-fastest.html

This sounds like a big fucking deal. I dunno why this article makes it seem like just another random thing.

April 22, 2019

Look at these goddamn links

Hey maaan, these snippets from the internet are p. cool imo. You should check them out. I think you should waste a bunch of time looking at them. It's totally worth it.


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