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Could the Cummings nerd army fix broken Britain? - UnHerd
The 'bad Nash equilibrium' is a good guide to sorting terrible government
politics  economics  jobs  dominiccummings  rationality  superforecasters 
17 hours ago
'Eugenics is possible' is not the same as 'eugenics is good' - UnHerd
But I think the decoupling thing makes me understand a bit more why Dawkins’s tweet got people so angry. Sometimes the ritual fails, and the spirits break through the warding circle.
internet  rationality  genetics  eugenics  twitter  socialjustice  socialnetworks  arguments  politics  dominiccummings 
19 hours ago
The Nerd as the Norm – Everything Studies
“Team sports allows people with limited individuality to engage in parallel play,” says Welkowitz. “Football allows somebody whose identity is bound up in relationships to stay within that social world but carve out a distinct role for themselves.” That’s something wambs crave, he says, whether or not they can articulate it. Even the greatest social butterfly occasionally needs to withdraw and cultivate their individuality.
geekdom  autism  socialinteraction  sports  psychology  evolution  culture  emotions 
23 hours ago
pschanely/CrossHair: A static analysis tool for Python that blurs the line between testing and type systems.
A static analysis tool for Python that blurs the line between testing and type systems. - pschanely/CrossHair
computers  programming  tools  staticanalysis  python  formalmethods  theoremprovers 
3 days ago
Mathematicians Are Studying Planet-Sized Quantum Computers With God-Like Powers - VICE
The Halting Problem can be efficiently verified interactively using two entangled quantum computers
maths  quantum  computers  cs  physics  science  algorithms 
4 days ago
Elliptic curve NIST P-384 | ECC
The NSA recommends P-384 for elliptic curve cryptography, both ECDH and ECDSA. This post looks at P-384 in some detail.
maths  computers  algorithms  crypto  nsa  security  infosec 
6 days ago
Segment.io and Ruby
Use Segment.io's Ruby library to track usage patterns within a Rails application.
computers  programming  ruby  observability  rails  devops 
7 days ago
AWS Step Functions — The Power of Simplicity - WeAreServian - Medium
Since its introduction to the AWS ecosystem in late 2016 at AWS re:Invent conference, Step Functions have changed the way organisations execute a wide variety of tasks. I am going to claim in…
computers  programming  devops  cloudcomputing  amazon  aws 
7 days ago
Testing and Environment Variables
Learn how to test code using data in environment variables with Climate Control.
computers  programming  testing  ruby  devops  rails 
8 days ago
Rails Don't Know Testing
Articles by thoughtbot about product design, web development, mobile development, and growth.
computers  programming  testing  ruby  rails  databases 
8 days ago
Non-Test Code is Trivial
Articles by thoughtbot about product design, web development, mobile development, and growth.
computers  programming  testing 
8 days ago
Four-Phase Test
Setup, exercise, verify, and teardown.
testing  computers  programming 
8 days ago
How We Test Rails Applications
We use RSpec feature and specs heavily,
controller and view specs more judiciously,
FactoryGirl for test data,
JavaScript integration specs with Poltergeist or Capybara Webkit,
like test doubles and test spies but not test mocks,
and we stub external requests with Webmock.
computers  programming  testing  ruby  rails 
9 days ago
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