This podcast about #meditation and related topics is always interesting, but this weeks discussion with #ai researcher Joscha Bach is particularly good. https://deconstructingyourself.com/podcast/dy-029-what-can-ai-tell-us-about-the-human-mind-with-joscha-bach
"Does dropping (malicious) USB drives in parking lots and other places really work?"
297 samples were dropped, 290 got picked up. 135 people opened documents (HTML pinger), 54 flash drives got returned.
20% were opened within the first hour. In less than 5 hours half of the devices were used by someone.
Study & talk (2016) by Elie Bursztein: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJCQBqTmGUU
Well done #uspol. Maybe you are not quite as stupid as you look. Still, we'll be keeping a close eye on you.
Watch this student's perfect eye-roll behind right-wing speaker during Brexit debate http://feeds.boingboing.net/~r/boingboing/iBag/~3/koohRy6J59k/watch-this-students-perfect.html #boingboing #body_language #eye_rolls
Reckless believing is a hazard to you, and those around you.
#philosophy #epistemology #ethics
How #scifi author Greg Egan and an unknown 4-chan poster advanced a tricky problem in combinatorics.
Monday morning is the day of my weekly #meditation on the sound of the dustbin men doing their pickups in my neighbourhood. I don't remember which sutta the Buddha describes it in, but it's an exercise in advanced equanimity. which I don't also do well at.
Astrophysicist Ethan Siegel discusses the achievements of 5 women he believes were unjustly passed over for Nobel Prizes.
Physicist George Chapline has a controversial theory that "Dark Energy Stars" exist in places where conventional theories predict black holes.
#physics #astrophysics #astronomy
Forests Emerge as a Major Overlooked Climate Factor | Quanta Magazine - https://www.quantamagazine.org/forests-emerge-as-a-major-overlooked-climate-factor-20181009/
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