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Jerry is The Boss

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"The past is reduced to a slide show. The future is a YouTube video that won’t load. And the present is a jumble of jaunty yellow buttons blurting “omg” and “awww” and “tl;dr.” What else can we do but click through?"

794 Ways in Which BuzzFeed Reminds Us of Impending Death - NYTimes.com

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Cool toy. iOS controlled Robot Ball.
 (via Sphero 2.0 - connected toy | Sphero)

Cool toy. iOS controlled Robot Ball.
(via Sphero 2.0 - connected toy | Sphero)

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"If you’ve ever seen or read a sci-fi story where factory workers are replaced by robots, Baxter is that robot. It can pack things in boxes. It can inspect, sort, and align parts. Baxter can even do “light” assembly. For $25,000—about the average annual cost of a US production worker’s salary—customers can drop Baxter into a repetitive assembly line job and have it work alongside its human counterparts."

Hands-on with Baxter, the factory robot of the future | Ars Technica

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(via Stockholm’s New Electric Ferry Takes Just 10 Minutes to Charge | Autopia | WIRED)
NEEDED IN HONG KONG.
The Movitz, a 75-foot ferry that can carry 100 passengers, is undergoing a retrofit to electric power. When the battery-powered Movitz sets sail for Stockholm’s Green City Ferries in August, its 335-horsepower diesel engine will have been replaced by two 125 kilowatt electric motors mounted outside the hull—one on each side, for ease of maneuverability.

(via Stockholm’s New Electric Ferry Takes Just 10 Minutes to Charge | Autopia | WIRED)
NEEDED IN HONG KONG.
The Movitz, a 75-foot ferry that can carry 100 passengers, is undergoing a retrofit to electric power. When the battery-powered Movitz sets sail for Stockholm’s Green City Ferries in August, its 335-horsepower diesel engine will have been replaced by two 125 kilowatt electric motors mounted outside the hull—one on each side, for ease of maneuverability.

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"It seems LinkedIn has decided that its optimal strategy is to punish registered users."

The absurdity of LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a pretty dirtbag company. #shady

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"If you were giving advice to graduate students in economics today I think “data hustle,” entrepreneurial, creative gathering of new data, or getting access to data that people haven’t looked at before, is a huge part of success in the profession right now."

The economist who revealed how media bias works - Quartz

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THE CANDIDATE (by David Karlak)

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"Thick Data: ethnographic approaches that uncover the meaning behind Big Data visualization and analysis."

Big Data Needs Thick Data | Ethnography Matters

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"To really understand people, we must also understand the aspects of our experience — what anthropologists refer to as thick data. Thick data captures not just facts but the context of facts. Eighty-six percent of households in America drink more than six quarts of milk per week, for example, but why do they drink milk? And what is it like? A piece of fabric with stars and stripes in three colors is thin data. An American Flag blowing proudly in the wind is thick data."

Your Big Data Is Worthless if You Don’t Bring It Into the Real World | Opinion | WIRED

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So random. So cool. Time capsule:

2:30am at a 7-11 near Disney World - 1987 (by Chris Iller)

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Good enough is the new perfect

  • Self-efficacy, like grit, can be learned, she said. Like a muscle, like willpower, it can be exercised and made strong. And she is devoting her life to teaching the four ways that famed psychologist Albert Bandura said people could learn it. She calls them “Jedi Mind Tricks”:
  • 1. Have “mastery experiences.” The more you do some things well, the more you’ll build confidence to do other things well.
  • 2. Find role models and seek out mentors and sponsors.
  • 3. Listen to and believe, rather than dismiss, the positive and encouraging words people have for you.
  • 4. Get a grip. Recognize that perceptions are what shape experience.
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"What gets measured, gets distorted."

— "The Yin and Yang of Benchmarking and Statistics", Omagom