Sunday, March 12, 2023

Life is a series of sagas and liquid lunches

  “Life is just a series of peaks and troughs. And you don’t know whether you’re in a trough until you’re climbing out, or on a peak until you’re coming down. And that’s it you know, you never know what’s round the corner. But it’s all good.” 

 Ricky Gervais

Prague - Praha Art Experience

There's countless ways to identify a city, whether it be famous landmarks, geography, streetscapes or architectural style. But can you identify a city as seen from space?

Ross on magic, AI, and related topics (NYT): “…what we’re doing resembles a complex incantation, a calling of spirits from Shakespeare’s “vasty deep.””

Does more money correlate with greater happiness? (press release) NewsWise

Does the moon deserve its own time zone? (NYT)  They fail to ask whether the moon also should have Daylight Savings Time

 More on multimodal models

Lina Khan, Atlas Shrugged villain

How good are superforecasters?

A classic Thomas Sargent slide

 The Covid-19 Stringency Index

Derek Thompson on schools and teen mental health problems (Atlantic)