Weekend Reading CCXI

by uber

The Rolling Shutter Effect

I had confused this effect with temporal aliasing.


On The Turing Completeness of PowerPoint (SIGBOVIK)

Powerpoint seems often to serve the role of general scratch pad for people. There are better tools like One-Note, Sketch and so on, but PPT still breaks through.


Declare War on Inappropriate Metaphors

Machine Learning is a great example of the power and peril of metaphors, especially anthropomorphism.

https://www.economist.com/blogs/prospero/2016/07/language-and-thought


Dissolving the Fermi Paradox

Maybe we are alone, and if we aren’t, then we won’t be able to do anything about it

http://www.jodrellbank.manchester.ac.uk/media/eps/jodrell-bank-centre-for-astrophysics/news-and-events/2017/uksrn-slides/Anders-Sandberg—Dissolving-Fermi-Paradox-UKSRN.pdf


The year’s best drone photos, selected by National Geographic


https://qz.com/1021937/the-best-drone-photos-of-2017-selected-by-national-geographic/