Axis of Ordinary

Alexander Kruel
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Created 07 Aug 2021
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  • Links for 2021-10-18
    18 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    In what ways has the world gone mad? “Let me count the ways.” Bari Weiss schools her CNN interlocutor Brian Stelter youtu.be/m0Pb5ISohvk 56% of young people believe humanity is doomed because of clima...
  • Links for 2021-10-17
    17 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    China tests new space capability with hypersonic missile: “China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August that circled the globe before speeding towards its target, demonstrating an advan...
  • Links for 2021-10-16
    16 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    In 2011, some random musician appeared on a radio show claiming that top military officials talked to him about UFOs in clandestine meetings. Pretty delusional, huh? Turns out he told the truth. High-...
  • Links for 2021-10-15
    15 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    Removing a key protein from the worm Caenorhabditis elegans near the end of its life can double the worm’s lifespan, demonstrating that life-extending interventions can be made at any age. https://eli...
  • Links for 2021-10-14
    14 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    The most influential living person you have never heard about: Wang Huning — “And the fingerprints of China’s Grey Eminence on the Common Prosperity campaign are unmistakable. While it’s hard to be ce...
  • Links for 2021-10-13
    13 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    Led by France, 10 EU countries call on Brussels to label nuclear energy as green source https://www.euronews.com/2021/10/11/led-by-france-10-eu-countries-call-on-brussels-to-label-nuclear-energy-as-gr...
  • Links for 2021-10-12
    12 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    NVIDIA and Microsoft releases 530B parameter transformer model providing further evidence for the scaling hypothesis (~ larger neural nets are smarter) https://www.lesswrong.com/posts/bGuMrzhJdENCo8Bx...
  • Links for 2021-10-11
    11 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    We are failing to see how much better off humanity could be — “An heart-felt attempt to help you envision future potential.” — Robin Hanson youtube.com/watch?v=aAQR-_GKaR8 Antioxidant drug reverses pr...
  • Links for 2021-10-10
    10 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Is this the simplest (and most surprising) sorting algorithm ever? — “We present an extremely simple sorting algorithm. It may look like it is obviously wrong, but we prove that it is in fact correct....
  • Links for 2021-10-09
    09 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    “This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics went to Manabe, Hasselmann (climate) and Parisi. Media will focus on the climate stuff, because it is easy to explain. But what did Parisi do? And why does it matte...
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