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Color: From Hexcodes to Eyeballs

Why do we perceive background-color: #9B51E0 as this particular purple?This is one of those questions where I thought I’d known the answer for a long …

MacBook Pro

Consolidating The Breakout

Last Tuesday, we updated our commentary on the <i>"jailbreak"</i> which occurred last week with the move above resistance and the previous closing high …

Investing

Why not to use two axes, and what to use instead

<b>Tl;dr: We believe that charts with two different y-axes make it hard for most people to intuitively make right statements about two data series. We</b> …

Data Visualization

We're Doing It Wrong: 25 Ideas in Education That Just Don't Work-And How to Fix Them

Overview<p>We're Doing It Wrong: 25 Ideas in Education That Just Don't Work - And How to Fix Them by David Michael Slater<p><b>An unapologetic critique of</b> …

Education

Bill Gates Says Every Manager Should Read This Book

The Bill Gates book club has a new addition.<p>The co-founder of Microsoft and co-chair of the Gates Foundation has written a testimonial for John …

Bill Gates

Bond Yields at 3.5% to Spur Stock Exit, Credit Suisse Says

With the yield on U.S. 10-year Treasuries surging to their highest level in nearly seven years, investors are starting to wonder what will be the …

Stock Markets

9 podcasts to listen to if you love 'Black Mirror'

We are in an audio-drama renaissance, and some of the best stories are science-fiction.<p>We're not being spooked by <i>War of the Worlds</i> as we gather …

Science Fiction

The real-world potential and limitations of artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence has the potential to create trillions of dollars of value across the economy—if business leaders work to understand what AI …

Machine Learning

The Nerds Were Right. Math Makes Life Beautiful.

<i>Math has long been the language of science, engineering, and finance, but can math help you feel calm on a turbulent flight? Get a date? Make better</i> …

Mathematics

The first principles of programming

It’s often said that there are two ways the human mind views growth: either the fixed mentality or the growth mentality. In the fixed mentality, human growth is a function of destiny: no matter how hard you try, you can never grow beyond what innate factors have prescribed for you. The growth …

Stack Overflow

Do you know when it’s time to cut your losses?

<b>Eleven years later, I don’t remember much about calculus or how we turned that penny gold in chemistry class. But there’s one lesson I learned in</b> …

Personal Finance

How to explain a complex topic in simple terms

Often leaders need to explain intricate or weighty subjects in a clear, understandable way. In those moments, strong writing skills are paramount. …

Health Care

How to Get Yourself Invited to Important Meetings

In a work culture with too many meetings, we often look for tactics to get <i>out</i> of meetings. But sometimes you need to get <i>into</i> a meeting, perhaps because the decisions made there will have implications for you or your team, or maybe because you feel you’ve been left out of important discussions. …

Management

He Fled a Prison in Iceland. Now It’s Good to Be Back.

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — It has been more than four months since thieves pulled off the biggest heist in the history of Iceland, and the police here still have no idea where the booty — roughly $2 million worth of Bitcoin-mining computers — is stashed.<p>A breakthrough in the case seemed imminent in early …

Crime

Write to learn, not just to communicate

Write through your own confusion. Write through your misconceptions. Write towards clarity.<p><b>Frequent low stakes writing to learn leads to higher</b> …

Writing

Bitcoin's Daily Trading Range Falls From $4,700 to $124

Volatility might be off the floor in equity markets, but in the crypto world it’s heading down to levels not seen since last fall. The spread between …

Cryptocurrency

What Exactly Is Artificial Intelligence, Anyway?

Everybody’s talking about AI these days. Here’s what all the fuss is about. And the fears.<p>Once the stuff of sci-fi fantasies, artificial intelligence is taking over the world.<p>It completes half-written words in your texts. It answers questions through your smartphone or smart speaker. It plots the …

Artificial Intelligence

Breaking out of the jailhouse drama genre

“IF YOU could give your life a title, what would it be and why?” It is a seemingly innocuous question, one a person might ask to break the ice with a …

Amber Rudd

Machine Learning’s ‘Amazing’ Ability to Predict Chaos

In new computer experiments, artificial-intelligence algorithms can tell the future of chaotic systems.<p>Half a century ago, the pioneers of chaos …

Machine Learning

Algorithmic Accountability: A Primer

<b>Big decisions about people’s lives are increasingly made by software systems and algorithms</b>. Sorting résumés for job applications, allocating social …

Algorithms

Finally comfy in the cloud? Get ready for another jolt: serverless computing

Just when you thought you had finally wrapped your brain around cloud computing, another revolutionary concept is on the way. “Serverless computing,” …

Cloud Computing

Lessons from My First Two Years of AI Research

<b>Tom Silver</b> | About Me | Favorite Papers | Blog<p>By Tom Silver<p>A friend of mine who is about to start a career in artificial intelligence research …

MIT

The top 12 cryptocurrencies and what they are—and aren’t—good for - MIT Technology Review

Bitcoin (BTC)<p>Launched: 2009 Market value: $163 billion<p>The strengths: The original crypto­currency, Bitcoin is the largest and most popular blockchain …

Cryptocurrency

Investors face a ‘do or die’ moment last seen on the brink of the dot-com collapse

There have been times lately when those swift and painful selloffs across the major U.S. stock indexes have certainly felt like corrections, or at …

Stock Markets

Should you insure that trip or TV? Here's what an economist would do

You can buy insurance for practically anything these days.<p>Planning a vacation to France? Your airline, travel agent or even hotel will likely offer …

Personal Finance

The Myth of 'Learning Styles'

A popular theory that some people learn better visually or aurally keeps getting debunked.<p>In the early ‘90s, a New Zealand man named Neil Fleming decided to sort through something that had puzzled him during his time monitoring classrooms as a school inspector. In the course of watching 9,000 …

Pedagogy

How Technology Can Address Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs

<b>How Thoughtful Technology Integration Can Address Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs</b><p>by <b>Jackie Gerstein</b><p><i>For specific training and professional development</i> …

Education Technology

If we weren’t the first industrial civilization on Earth, would we ever know? - MIT Technology Review

The Silurians are a species of lizard-like creature that appeared in the cult science fiction TV show <i>Dr. Who</i>. They achieved industrial expertise …

Climate Change

Entrepreneurial You: Monetize Your Expertise, Create Multiple Income Streams, and Thrive

Description<p>Publication Date: <b>October 03, 2017</b><p>What does it take to create the career you want? It's no secret that the world of work has changed, and we're shifting toward an ever more entrepreneurial, self-reliant, work-from-wherever-you-are economy. That can be a liberating force, and many …

Market on Collision Course, Says Longtime Stock Bull | Investopedia

One of the most consistently bullish advocates of investing in stocks has been Jeremy Siegel, a longtime professor of finance at The Wharton School …