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Articles I liked from the week of April 22nd, 2018.

  1. EX-99.1EX-99.1 Exhibit 99.1 To our shareowners: TheAmerican Customer Satisfaction Index recently announced the results of its annual survey, and for the 8 th year in a…
  2. Gupta On EnlightenmentThat story about the blockchain-based dating site gets better: its designer is an enlightened being. I got this from Vinay Gupta’s wiki , which describes some…

  1. Fat Thinking and Economies of VarietyLeak before failure is a fascinating engineering principle, used in the design of things like nuclear power plants. The idea, loosely stated, is that things…
  2. When Every Path is a Critical PathYou're probably familiar with the distinction between clock time and event time, which loosely corresponds to the chronos vs kairos distinction in classical…
  3. Moral Warfare: Packetizing ShameTuesday, 17 April 2018 Moral Warfare: Packetizing Shame How does the open source moral network -- the combo of the #resistance, #metoo and #neveragain -- turn…
  4. The insect that painted Europe redAlthough scarlet is the colour of sin in the Old Testament, the ancient world’s elite was thirsty for red, a symbol of wealth and status. They spent fantastic…
  5. Is Plastic Waste Poisoning Our Seafood?(Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images) We know that plastic waste is overwhelming the ocean , sea life is dying from ingesting it and some even ends up in seafood.…

  1. Exiting the Vampire CastleThis summer, I seriously considered withdrawing from any involvement in politics. Exhausted through overwork, incapable of productive activity, I found myself…
  2. The Key to EverythingJohnny Miller/Unequal Scenes/Thomson Reuters Foundation Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl, part of greater Mexico City, 2016 Geoffrey West spent most of his life as a…
  3. The problem with votingI read, with great interest, Fred Ehrsam’s post on blockchain governance , as well as Vlad Zamfir and Vitalik Buterin’s responses. Their debate centers around…
  4. The Five Types Of Nicolas Cage MoviesOur Hollywood Taxonomy series, which just turned 3 years old, is all about the pursuit of clarity through categorization — using box office data and critical…

  1. When algorithms surprise usMachine learning algorithms are not like other computer programs. In the usual sort of programming, a human programmer tells the computer exactly what to do. In…