A Tibetan woman carrying the crypto mining equipment out of a facility after the Chinese state shut down 20 Bitcoin mines in May
Good thread on Delta. https://twitter.com/WilliamBHoenig/status/1416430672948903937
I make fun of places adding back light-weight NPIs with a history of failing. The reality is that masks won't stop the train to 100% seroconversion, but they do have real costs (bars / clubs / music can't functionally operate with masks; return to office just won't happen). 26/n
In this world, the meaning of endemic Covid is that most of the vaccinated will be infected by SARS-CoV-2 at some point. For most of us that will be a cold. For those who don't seroconvert from the vaccine it could be a worse threat. 19/n
A very familiar story on transforming data inside small companies: https://erikbern.com/2021/07/07/the-data-team-a-short-story.html from @email@example.com
How does perception of objects arise? Objects undergo huge changes in appearance due to deformation, perspective change, & dynamic occlusion. We prove from first principles that it’s possible, without learning, to perceive invariant objects despite this. http://arxiv.org/abs/2107.02036
Gulf of Quantum Advantage...
tl;dr: it's about as good as having someone extremely new to programming simultaneously mashing on your keyboard and misunderstanding what you want to do while you're trying to work
but it knows some monty python jokes, so cool
10 factorial (10!) seconds is exactly 6 weeks
Absolutely nuts paper by researchers from U Chicago analyzing the productivity of 10,000 workers before and after the pandemic.
Conclusions: WFH led to 2 more hrs of work per day, more meetings, less focus time, and *less productivity* https://bfi.uchicago.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/BFI_WP_2021-56.pdf
The scientific consensus has shifted to admitting the possibility COVID-19 is a lab leak. Here’s the most important substack post I’ve written. It's on how deep hidden incentives in science encourage dangerous gain of function research: