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people recognize when labels exceed some theshold of reality and so signal becomes noise and the term is ignored
10/18/17
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The way to think of pricing cryptocurrency is as speculation above some floor determined by the growth of the network according to Metcalfe's law. There are also various other metrics that probably correspond to price like the number of transactions, the number of wallets, and the hash power wielded by the network.
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Tom Lee, the cofounder of FundStrat Global Advisors, is bullish on bitcoin and has a unique way of valuing the cryptocurrency. He says his short-term valuation model, built on Metcalfe's law, can explain the majority of bitcoin's volatility.
01/17/18
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This would undermine the digital dollars’ ability to act as a value-measuring tool. Maintaining the scarcity of digital dollars requires a central authority. Keeping a useful record of value transfers digitally used to require trusting a bank.
12/02/17
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we dont know how consciousness works
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The hard problem of consciousness is the problem of explaining how and why we have qualia or phenomenal experiences—how sensations acquire characteristics, such as colors and tastes.
09/16/17
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/americas highest priority problems.
09/11/17
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this has to be done for all descendant which is expensive relative to miners doing pow on the 'honest' block at the top of the longest chain
10/13/17
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the case for prediction markets
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Cowgill and Zitzewitz report on a number of different types of prediction markets run by Google, Ford and Firm X and although they find evidence for some biases they also find that corporate prediction markets also work better than alternative forecasting methods.
10/27/17
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If humans were immortals, they would go extinct from an accident, or from a gradual buildup of misfitness. But shorter shelf life for humans allows genetic changes to accompany the variability in the environment.
09/10/17
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this means that unless one is sure that government action has a high return, when faced with a problem it is often better to do nothing
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taleb talks about the costs of medicine incurred because the body is often better at self-healing than imperfectly informed doctors
09/24/17
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The grass-fed cows had more omega-3’s and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). Just 80 days of grain feeding was enough to destroy the omega-3 content of the beef. CLA content plummeted in the same amount of time. The longer the animals were fed grains, the lower the quality of the meat.
09/10/17
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this allows people to complain about fake and legitimate racism instead of lobbying against the drug war.
09/13/17
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there is evidence of emoluments clause violations. #fact
06/20/17
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!todo
08/03/17