Posts Tagged ‘x57s’

Big Tech Is Testing You | The New Yorker

September 13, 2020

Finally, read this. Interesting points about generalizability & overfitting. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/03/02/big-tech-is-testing-you

Amazon Drivers Are Hanging Smartphones in Trees to Get More Work – Bloomberg

September 12, 2020

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-09-01/amazon-drivers-are-hanging-smartphones-in-trees-to-get-more-work

Taking Virtual Reality for a Test Drive | The New Yorker

September 6, 2020

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/12/09/taking-virtual-reality-for-a-test-drive

QT:{{
In order to get a feel for the future, Jak Wilmot, the
twenty-two-year-old co-founder of a V.R. content studio called Disrupt, lived inside a headset for a week in February—and, of course, live-streamed every second. Cocooned in his five-hundred-square-foot apartment in Atlanta, the windows blacked out so that his circadian clock would not be affected by natural light, he slept, ate, exercised, socialized, and worked in virtual reality. He did not take his headset off even to shower, keeping the electronics dry under a homemade rig that looked like a plastic-wrapped stool perched on top of his head. What he missed most, he told me, was “not seeing day or night cycles,” adding that “to counteract this I ended up loading in simulations that would match the real-world time—a sunrise field in the morning, nighttime sky at night.” At the end of hour one hundred and sixty-eight, you can watch Wilmot ceremoniously lift his headset off his head, squint, and break into a smile. The smile gives way to laughter as he goes outside and looks up at the sky. “Oh, my gosh, the graphics,” he says. “They’re so good.”
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Sex Bias in Graduate Admissions: Data from Berkeley | Science

August 23, 2020

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/187/4175/398

Sex Bias in Graduate Admissions: Data from Berkeley

P. J. Bickel1, E. A. Hammel1, J. W. O’Connell1

Science 07 Feb 1975:
Vol. 187, Issue 4175, pp. 398-404
DOI: 10.1126/science.187.4175.398

A type of Simpson’s paradox

The NASA Twins Study: A multidimensional analysis of a year-long human spaceflight | Science

August 21, 2020

https://science.sciencemag.org/content/364/6436/eaau8650

CDC Says Coronavirus Does Not Spread Easily on Surfaces – The New York Times

May 26, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/22/health/cdc-coronavirus-touching-surfaces.html

Interesting use of the Wayback Machine in news reporting to see how messaging has evolved, viz:
https://web.archive.org/web/*/https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/how-covid-spreads.html

Where New Yorkers Moved to Escape Coronavirus – The New York Times

May 17, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/05/16/nyregion/nyc-coronavirus-moving-leaving.html

A Pandemic Benefit: The Expansion of Telemedicine – The New York Times

May 16, 2020

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/11/well/live/coronavirus-telemedicine-telehealth.html

Locally noisy autonomous agents improve global human coordination in network experiments | Nature

May 4, 2020

https://www.nature.com/articles/nature22332

Letter | Published: 17 May 2017

Locally noisy autonomous agents improve global human coordination in network experiments

Hirokazu Shirado & Nicholas A. Christakis

Nature volume 545, pages370–374 (18 May 2017)

In the Age of A.I., Is Seeing Still Believing?

April 30, 2020

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/11/12/in-the-age-of-ai-is-seeing-still-believing