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Weekend Reading: Hiatus

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After numerous posts, and even more examples of bad Roman numerals. I am suspending my link posting.
Thank you for your attention.


Weekend Reading CCXXXII

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Why a Hedge Fund Started a Video Games Competition

The CTO of this Hedge Fund was one of the people who started Google Research’s hybrid model. He had a very interesting perspective on the difficulties of creating effective but innovative research inside large commercial organisations.

http://nautil.us/issue/54/the-unspoken/why-a-hedge-fund-started-a-video-game-competition


Map Showing How much Time it takes to Learn a Foreign Language for English Speakers

http://www.openculture.com/2017/11/a-map-showing-how-much-time-it-takes-to-learn-foreign-languages-from-easiest-to-hardest.html


Weekend Reading CCXXXI

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Scrabble Pros recount their Best and Worst Plays

I’ve recently dipped back into playing Words with Friends,


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Developers Share their Most Memorable Dirty Coding Tricks

The QA process for video games on consoles is intense. QA sounds like a terribly difficult job.

https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/310570/Developers_share_their_most_memorable_dirty_coding_tricks.php


The Impossibility of Intelligence Explosion

There is a post-millennial melancholy gripping the world right now, a sense that we have passed our peak. Perhaps this is the dip before the next peak when machine intelligence brings us the great revolution of the next phase of our existence. The world

https://medium.com/@francois.chollet/the-impossibility-of-intelligence-explosion-5be4a9eda6ec


Weekend Reading CCXXX

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Happy Thanksgiving

The German Town that’s Literally Breaking Apart

The placement of the wells in close proximity to the town, combined with the low compensation paid, are both troubling.


http://www.robertgaskins.com/powerpoint-history/sweating-bullets/gaskins-sweating-bullets-webpdf-isbn-9780985142414.pdf [PDF]



Weekend Reading CCXXIX

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https://www.wired.com/story/facebooks-listening-smartphone-microphone/


The Token Handbook

Tokens are a high-risk but highly innovative asset class for new organisations.
They can be a way to create a decentralised hybrid of kickstarter, seed investment, and engagement tool.

https://hackernoon.com/the-token-handbook-a80244a6aacb


Magic the Gathering is Turing Complete

Time to get writing on a Game of Life in Cards

http://www.toothycat.net/~hologram/Turing/index.html


Inside a Low-Budget Consumer Hardware Espionage Implant

The presence of a private(?) surveillance/tracking interface is ominous, especially if they are storing or analysing that data.

https://ha.cking.ch/s8_data_line_locator/