An Artificial Universe, Cosmic Rays, and a Rainbow Unicorn: Lux Recommends #20
By Sam Arbesman
Welcome to Lux Recommends #20, the newest edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (and want to receive this by email? Sign up here).
Inside the Artificial Universe That Creates Itself: On the procedurally generated game No Man’s Sky. — Sam
How To Kill A Supercomputer: Dirty Power, Cosmic Rays, and Bad Solder: Cosmic rays and other small details that add up to become very big problems for supercomputers. — Sam
A Rainbow Unicorn Wants to Transform Biology Publishing: Interesting questions on what should peer-review look like in a web-connected scientific community with access to self-publishing tools. Why must peer review only be left to 2–5 reviewers instead of a wider community. — Bilal
A 19-year-old made a free robot lawyer that has appealed $3 million in parking tickets: “But with the help of a robot made by British programmer Joshua Browder, 19, it costs nothing. Browder’s bot handles questions about parking-ticket appeals in the UK. Since launching in late 2015, it has successfully appealed $3 million worth of tickets.” — Sam
The Most Powerful Lesson I’ve Ever Learned In Business: Important decisions at the founder/CEO and Board level shouldn’t be an argument over personal opinions. They can and should be analyzed from first principles: what are the core objectives and what best helps achieve those objectives. — Bilal
5 Steps To Re-create Xerox PARC’s Design Magic (From The Guy Who Helped Make It): Some ingredients for building a successful tech research lab. — Sam
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