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Ro.bert
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a weekly list of goodies, ideas, pieces of research, principles, models, and other random stuff curated by Robert

fiery stuff I've been ingesting
  1. How Spotify Is Changing Our World Forever
  2. Why communism fails
  3. What is reality? by Jed Buchwald
  4. No Evidence of Dehydration with Moderate Daily Coffee Intake: A Counterbalanced Cross-Over Study in a Free-Living Population
  5. Association of Sugar-Sweetened, Artificially Sweetened, and Unsweetened Coffee Consumption With All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality
  6. Rules to live (and work) by
  7. San Francisco 1906 (New Version) in Color [60fps, Remastered] w/added sound 
  8. Listen to world leaders speak English
  9. Using Windows 3.11 to scam scammers
  10. LingoDuck: learn languages faster by video chatting with natives for free
  11. blogboard: engineering blogs by top tech companies
  12. Why Not Wait On AI Risk?
  13. What is a Life?
  14. Another 7 Taboo Questions About History and Society 
  15. With all due respect to experts
  16. Agile is dead! Waterfall is coming back
  17. One hour in the life of an experimental physicist at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics 
  18. A google researcher was put on leave because he apparently believed his AI project had become sentient. Dr Mike Pound discusses.
  19. How I capture ideas really fast
  20. Marc Andreessen on learning to love the humanities. Maybe history nerfed the humanities because they don’t want people to think deeply.
YouTube video essay (from the archives)
Weird desires drive innovation
Weird desires drive innovation
tweets for thought
Brienne Yudkowsky
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but with robots pretending to be humans pretending to be robots pretending to be humans.
Visual Theory
Cultivating Hope, Resilience, and Purpose in Hard Times:

Antifragility as Resilience 2.0

thread 🧵 https://t.co/WOGeM3bH7u
Lex Fridman
"Science is what you know. Philosophy is what you don't know." - Bertrand Russell
Arte y más
El gran Pablo Picasso trabajando en una obra en 1956 https://t.co/rblXGVxfiz
Venkatesh Rao
radical idea: the head evolved as an end-effector for a mouth first, and only later became a locus for eyes, brain, etc. Brains and senses are just opportunistic spandrel development of mouth containers
The Economist
“They didn’t understand where they were.” How Chernobyl’s staff handled the Russian occupiers
Dylan Burns 🇺🇦🏳️‍🌈
Video from a Canadian 🇨🇦 volunteer who is fighting in Sieverodonetsk. He is part of the Foreign Legion, which is fighting on the frontlines of the battle for the city. https://t.co/QB8kB5mYcJ
Where once the main sources of wealth were material assets such as gold mines, wheat fields and oil wells, today the main source of wealth is knowledge. And whereas you can seize oil fields by force, you cannot acquire knowledge that way. The profitability of conquest has declined as a result.
war stuff
🇺🇦 You can donate to support the people in Ukraine.
All funds will be used to help those in need, affected by armed conflict, blood collection, mobilization of volunteers and resources, and emergency activities.
Disclaimer: There is no such thing as unbiased news. You can call it “less biased news”. There are numerous other biases that can influence news reporting too.
Overt political bias is probably the least concerning aspect of a democracy because it is simple to identify and weigh. 
The more concerning biases in news reporting today are those that are more subtle, such as financial incentives and self-censorship of topics. Many topics are simply not covered, and the mainstream media does not question why.
Other places
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— Robert
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