Monday assorted links


But are all the reviews excellent? And if so, does practice really make perfect when reviewing the same book repeatedly?

And the burning question - can any review actually be self-recommending, as compared to the actual subject of the review?

The final game of Caruana vs Carlsen is drawn! So the classical chess (i.e. long game time format) world championship will be decided in a blitz/rapid game on Wednesday, what an irony.

LOL. Chess is not immune to the stupidity of deciding the outcome by penalty kicks?

When a Chinese gymnast peaks at 13, then you must start early. You have your whole life to learn and grow as a generalist.

#1. A lot of links to "life advice" that Tyler provides focus on jobs/careers. Now, you don't want to end up at a job you hate, but I find it exceedingly depressing that a post entitled "What Should You Do with Your Life? Directions and Advice" says nothing about friends, family, morality, finding a hobby, etc. When the only meaning you get in life is from your job, you are doing life wrong.


Climb a couple smaller, simpler, literal mountains along the way.

+1. The section "ages 10-20" was extremely depressing. So children who want to "solve problems" in their teens should be encouraged to develop themselves with that goal in mind during their formative years? I have a lot of respect for Vitalik Buterin, but he is like 0.01% of young people, and is in the rare 0.0001% of young people whose skills, interests, and drive are in complete alignment at a high level. A lot of high-potential young kids are driven at things they aren't good at or interested in (all the "high-achiever" kids in my high school and college who had built their life around getting into an elite medical school), skilled at things they have no interest in, or extraordinarily talented with a sub-ordinary drive.

Maybe we should give life advice like "talk to people and make friends, it will help you figure yourself out more so that you don't burn out at 24 trying to be the next Buterin."

Don't worry, be happy.

Author here.


>says nothing about friends


>Make friends over the internet with people who are great at things you’re interested in. The internet is one of the biggest advantages you have over prior generations. Leverage it.

(although yeah, this is a post mostly about career advice)

JFA here. Yeah, sorry I missed that one tiny mention of friend (though Collison's advice makes it seem that he views friendship as instrumental, i.e. not real friendship). How about "make friends, regardless of whether they are good at things your interested in." Sounds like Collison is really just suggesting to find a mentor, not a friend (maybe he didn't read a lot (the subsequent bullet) about friendship).

But I guess not being a smart-ass was not on the list.

That last bit was rude. I do apologize. Statements like that cut off any meaningful discussion that could have been had.

1. That was not how to live it was how to start a sucessful career.

Career advice from a youth whose only career experience is working for the Russian state.

#4 At Fintech+ last month there were several demonstrations of new AI products for double-checking computations that need to take place in parallel with current trends in HFT. These have been around for some time but the new ones work similarly to the concepts described in this piece for literary review, i.e. compartmental prioritization.

90% of most everything, in my opinion, is how you reached your conclusion. If that 90% is based on fairly well established rules (of mathematics, publishing, and dissertation etc.), especially those that have stood the test of time (and human peer review) it can be automated successfully.

2. and 3. The U.S. outsourced the saving function to China, and the wealthy in the U.S. went along for the ride because it reduced costs facilitated tax avoidance. All this soothsaying about what the future will bring is, well, soothsaying. Even if the U.S. hadn't outsourced the saving function and saved and invested 50% of GDP, could the planet survive all that economic growth and prosperity? I appreciate Cowen's book, but he has vastly more confidence in markets than I do. No, markets, unlike mothers, don't always know what's best.

to find out;
go to the beacon theatre in new York on broadway dec 3rd, 2018
if ai is so smart
why kant online bridge programs
bid better than a 6th grader?

buen punto!
if a.i. were to bid 4 clubs with 3 high card points and only 2 clubs at
the grange they would drag a.i. outside and jab a.i. in the nads

or maybe check out Beacon toniteSetlist
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los problemas empiezan a las 8 p.m.

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Why on earth are we expected to credit, with all life's wisdom, boys who launch ad hominem attacks on GDP calculators laced with lines like " I neither ever worked on GDP estimation, nor ever worked near a government agency that did it. " When he turns 23 or 24, he may realise he is being an idiot.

More to the point, if Peter Thiel is serious about changing the world, why does he only patronise psychologically unusual people, people with half the social genes missing?

1. Never take advice from someone who chooses to write in bullet points

One of the bullet points clicked. "Always produce." But then the quote is from someome else.

2. "Tyler being Tyler, he is generally vague and gives himself many outs to avoid criticism."


Economists have a long, horrible track record of predicting national economic events -- why pay any attention whatsoever to their predictions of national political events?

Lincoln was the absolute worst US President -- he destroyed the US Federal Republic & Constitution ... and killed a million+ Americans.

#3. "Also, I have to wonder how much Tyler cares, as in the 20 years I’ve known him I’ve often worked on distant future issues, and he’s shown almost no interest in such things."

Oooooh SNAP!

#1: I like the positive framing to the issue, but weaknesses are very important too.

He sees the situation: "I ask a lot of people about their life plans. At least half of them tell me that they have no idea where to move and are just coasting along, not sure what to do next." However, Mr. Guzye is oblivious to the risk in this situation.

The risk is unscrupulous individuals or organizations taking advantage of young people looking for some meaningful work. If changing the world implies 80+ hours per week without quantitative present rewards, it fails the smell test. Stock options are for recession times, with easy cash in the last ~5 years, why not simply cash?

Of course there's good people out there. The issue is that the honest and the dishonest give the same advice and directions as Mr. Guzye. There thousands of stories of capable and successful people who were not self-aware enough to read the conditions of the contract. The money is there, but the contract says it does not belong to the one who made it =(

#2b. Robin made a cheap shot comment that Tyler hasn't been interested in so-called "futuristic" collaborations/projects with Robin even though one of Tyler's main claims in the book is to think more about future generations. You don't have to write about nonsense things like "em" or science fiction stuff to be concerned about how certain policies might affect people in 50 or 100 years.

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