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It would be neat to find a site with a listing of notable bloggers in niche domains.
Google is good for this! My go-to example is the set of inbound links (think Project Xanadu) to Simon DeDeo's Santa Fe page: ''. This works because interesting people cite interesting people, so it's pretty easy to continuously expand outwards from a single node.
Don't know if it can be fully decentralized, Starlink still needs access to ground relays and governments approval. But I'm not a specialist anyway... Also, dozens of thousands of satellites are gonna be a disaster for ground astronomy. What's next? Giant orbital billboards for ads? Makes me depressed to think about it... I'm all for it but they need to limit the max amount of operational satellites, because big corporations will not care.
Re: decentralization, while I agree, my implicit assumption is that a phreaker-like culture will emerge around satellite transceivers in the same way it did around phone infrastructure. To see this in it's fledgling state, look no further than defcon's aerospace village this year: Re: astronomy, artifact-removal is old-hat in computational photography, with the exception of amateurs, I suspect everything will be hunky-dory.
So, are the rumours are true... there is an "offline world"? I thought it had been a myth all along. Seriously though, I didn't know about Guzey and Gwern. I'm actually gonna say hi to Guzey. Keep dropping names if you have other similar ones.
Hi Ciro! Figured one of you would find this :). More than just emailing these sort of folks, I think you'd probably get a lot out of visiting SF. To that end, you might reach out to Harshita Arora and ask about dinner at Topos House. As for other individuals, you could reach out to folks like artirkel or atroyn on Twitter. Also, feel free to text or email me anytime: (707) 303-0871, and,
Reading their blog at is a good start.
I'm not so sure. I think that blog is written with the intent of generating consulting customers as opposed to informing about Juran's ideas. I mean, the six sigma stuff is pretty well-known, so it's not much use to read 300-odd pages on it. I'm more hoping that someone, somewhere, has written a survey/synthesis on his work so I can determine if he had more than one 'big idea'. For example, this ( synthesizes Michael Porter very well.
Poach as in try to get them to work for your company instead? They doing some good work?
I'm a student in a somewhat "practical" field of academia and my reading of the h-index is a little more cynical. It seems to me that often the people with higher h-indices have more papers (and they're of course often of very high quality) and they get cited by other papers, sometimes in a citation loop. But they aren't necessarily practical! They may not have a deployment, or often even code that isn't "gradware". I may be way wrong and I look forward to a counter view. :)
I actually agree with your points! The h-index also misses that often many people don't even read the papers they cite! Though I think the h-index should be replaced, it strikes me that it would be an interesting project to do an h-index for politicians, e.g. how many pieces of legislation have they contributed to which we're then subsequently used. It has all the same problems as a metric, but would be interesting nonetheless.
Sitting on top of a booster rocket is sitting on top of a bomb. The Space Shuttle program in my view helped to push the pause button on NASA manned missions. Let the rovers do the risky stuff. Lets ground our ego's.
I don't really think of it as ego-based, though I understand that viewpoint. Though, you bring up an interesting point vis-a-vis what grounding is there, if any, for having manned missions. Pragmatically, humans can do vastly more complex work than robots can, which doubles as an economic argument. Individually, people do want to go, such as myself. More broadly, humans seem more optimistic about the future when we try to do hard things, of which space-travel is one.
The announcement made it onto the UK news on Friday, just before a long weekend. It would have had a more prominent place in our news cycle if it wasn't for the US elections and the unrest in Belarus. It will be interesting to read the assessments of his (second) premiership. As Japan's longest serving PM, he will certainly be missed by other leaders, especially in the G7.
Great points. A similar thing likely happened here in the states too, given the RNC and what not. It'll be interesting to see who takes over, lots of good picks so far as I can tell.
Wow, I didn't even know this has happened! Will have to read more about it
I enjoyed this article if you're looking for one:
Max Hodak was a good choice for Neuralink. I'm curious about what will they do next.
Totally agree, a great choice. You should go join Lucian :)
At least on telegram, you can send voice messages without sound notifications. Not the same thing, but close enough.
It's certainly close, iMessage executes on this well too, but somehow having to press a button is to much friction. Discord's audio feature is actually fairly close to what I'm thinking of. That with the ability to save context between individual conversations
This is actually very common in Brazil, where everyone uses WhatsApp (a Facebook app). You record your voice message on your end and it appears as a playable audio clip for whoever you sent it to. I'm not a fan, but it is the favorite mode of communication of a lot of people, including my extended family.
Interesting to hear it's prevalence, especially given that the experience is fairly lackluster. The original post was prompted by my desire to be able to contact customers without interrupting them, while still conveying a level of concern that isn't present in a text or email. Maybe something like 'intercom for voice', where they can drop in on me whenever they'd like, but they can hear my messages at their discretion.
I'm all for secessions. City states for everyone willing!
City states aren't that great an idea, maybe a few here and there, but at the limit the complexity and costs that they introduce would lead to quite a bit of stagnation. Also, politically, a balkanized world would, at equilibrium, start to re-coalesce into larger states as happened in the past for the obvious reasons
Do you have a good resource about this? I haven't come across it before.
Many! I first heard about it from Peter Zeihan's book: The Accidental Superpower, skip to Chapter 12. He also has a bunch of talks on the subject here: And by coincidence, today Vice published an article on the founder of the Wexit party calling for Alberta to be the 51st state: https://
Smooth infinitesimal analysis
I like the idea of re-writing articles simply to have a free version available somewhere, super useful thing to do
my foray into "rural gigabit" led me to a surprisingly usable "FCC broadband map," that you can filter to 250mbps/1gbit speeds and see what parts of the country have availability as of 2019. I'm going to try to remember this in case I have to move one day
I was looking into the same thing not too long ago, I found quite a few state governments which had their own maps too: California (, New York (, Utah (, West Virginia (, etc.