Quotes & Links #73

1) vox.com: This chart shows the awe-inspiring amount of work that went into adapting Game of Thrones
Original post.

2) qz.com: Richard Thaler on misbehavior, tipping, and economists as failed mathematicians

So, that’s 1936. That was kind of the end of people in economics. And it wasn’t intentional that that happened. The people like Paul Samuelson who started the mathematical revolution in economics didn’t mean to leave people out. But the easiest models to write down are models of rational choice.

3) vox.com: Scientists dismissed “hot streaks” in sports for decades. They were wrong.

4) medium.com/@thisisgorman: The Art of Intimacy

Grand loneliness disguised as togetherness. The long con of community.

A little bit too much poetry and vagueness to hide weakness, but food for thought nonetheless.

5) nytimes.com: What Silicon Valley Can Learn From Seoul

While Silicon Valley is the largest and most enduring locus of tech innovation, a number of cities around the planet are nipping at its heels: Tel Aviv, Berlin, Bangalore. But Seoul, the capital of South Korea, is in a sense the Valley’s closest rival.

Heh. I always call Seoul the Silicon Valley of esports. Funnily, they are still forced to use Internet Explorer for most bank activities and so on!

6) bloombergview.com: Philanthropy and Power
Mood affiliation, mood affiliation EVERYWHERE.

7) grantland.com: Outsider Artist – Understanding the Beauty of Steph Curry’s Jumper
I been Steph Curry with the shot/Been cookin’ with the sauce, chef, curry with the pot, boy

8) ourworldindata.org: Land Use in Agriculture

9) washingtonpost.com/wonkblog: What to say — and what not to say — on a first date, according to science

Taken together, these two findings suggest an uneven relationship between men and women: that whether a couple “clicks” is mostly determined by whether the woman is interested in the man, and not vice versa.

Some interesting (but not surprising) results.


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