Geeknotes: Monday 13 October

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Other geekery:

  • Blowing Up” – An interesting article from Malcolm Gladwell (Blink, The Tipping Point) about the counter-intuitive investment strategies of Nassim Taleb (The Black Swan, Fooled By Randomness). The article is from six years ago; rather relevant right now.  (Via Megan McArdle
  • Scott Hanselman talks about his experiences with telepresence tools (videoconferencing, screen sharing) after a year of remote working.
  • The eyeballing game.  How accurately can you judge angles and distances?

T-shirt of the week: “Biscuit Science

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The cartoon is from a panel in episode 20 of Dresden Codak’s strange and beautiful “Hob” comic. The phrase “I will do science to it” has buried itself in my head, and is not coming out.